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Brown baggin’ it

Artist and Artblog favorite Jennie Shanker emailed to remind us of our favorite summertime lecture series: the UArts Brown Bag Lunch Series, called “Food for Thought.” Over the years, the program has brought in memorable artists like Jose Bedia and Dario Robleto and others for wonderful slide talks in the cool confines of the college’s CBS auditorium.

This week Wednesday, July 6, at noon, Alan McCollum will be talking and showing slides, like I said, in CBS Auditorium, Broad and Pine Sts. I’m a big admirer of McCollum’s playful conceptual work. Here’s a post I wrote about a craps table piece he made in collaboration with Matt Mullican. And here’s a post on his piece in the ICA’s Big Nothing show. See his website for more. (image is a shot of McCollum’s piece in the ICA exhibit.)

The brown bag lectures are all free and open to the public — and actually just in case you were wondering, I’ve never seen anybody with a brown bag — or actually eating — at the lectures.

Here’s the rest of the series:

July 13 Elaine Reichek Conceptual Artist
July 20 Lizbeth Stewart Ceramics
July 27 Dona Nelson Painter
Aug 3 Bonnie Collura Sculptor/Installations

And for more summertime fun on the Avenue of the Arts, June 18 at 5pm is the opening of the UArts MFA summer program alumni show, juried by Elaine Reichek and Robert Storr, the show will be installed both at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery and at Hamilton Gallery. Don’t know who’s in the show but when we find out we’ll let you know.

And by the way we hear one of our favorite writers, Gerard Brown, is back in town from his new home in Los Angeles and is participating as faculty in the summer MFA program. Hi, Gerard!