2008 NATIONAL MEDAL OF ARTS AWARD WINNER, SCULPTOR JESUS MOROLES TO LECTURE AT ECU
Sculptor Jesus Moroles will be conducting two lectures on the campus of East Central University on October 24, 2011. Moroles, who is best known for his Zen like monumental granite sculptures will be lecturing on the development of his work, personal style and challenges. Moroles was born in Corpus Christi Texas and attended the University of North Texas where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1978 and continued his studies in Pietrasanta, Italy. He has over 2,000 works installed in China, Egypt, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States, he just returned from a major commission in China.
Of his work Peter Marzio, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston said, “The truth of Jesus Moroles’ work is found in the seeming contradiction that exists between his humanistic aspirations, which call for people to mold and manage their environment, and the naturalistic imperatives that demand respect and understanding.”
Moroles’ lecture will be at 1 PM and 5:30 PM in the Faust Hall Auditorium on the campus of East Central University. There is no charge and the public is invited. The lecture is sponsored by the Oliver Trust and the ECU Art Department.
Note: Moroles was one of the first significant Contemporary Latino –America artists to be widely recognized. That challenge will –I’m sure be part of his discussion. B. Jessop
Hope to see you there.
Director of the School of Fine Art and Professor of Art
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