Global Education Speaker Series Presents “The Visual Arts: from Africa to America” with Eric Bess
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - The Global Education and Peace Network invites community members to learn about “The Visual Arts: from Africa to America,” presented by Eric Bess, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 12 in Room 105 of Wittenberg University’s Joseph C. Shouvlin Center for Lifelong Learning, 737 N. Fountain Ave.
Bess, a 2008 Wittenberg alumnus who began working as an adjunct professor of drawing and design at Clark State Community College at the age of 22, will present on his evolution as an artist, specifically exploring familial and societal influences that gave birth to his vocation.
Currently a graduate student, his thesis explores the history of the African American. He has completed over 20 commissioned artworks in the past two years, including a four-wall memorial mural. He attended the New York Academy of Art, the Academy of Art University and has written articles for the Arts and Culture section of the Epoch Times Newspaper. He has spent extensive time studying and researching traditional drawing and painting.
The Global Education and Peace Network began city-led study circles in October 2001, after the September 11 tragedy. With a goal of building global awareness in Springfield and Clark County, in the past twelve years, the group has created 48,000 Global Education calendars and held 132 monthly programs educating about local and global cultures. Those who attend the presentation will receive a free 2013-2014 Global Education calendar featuring the series and other community events.
For more information, contact Nancy Flinchbaugh at (937) 324-7696.