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Community Arts Lecture Series, "And Counting..."

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Nigel Poor installing an exhibit of her work., 2009 Photo © Nigel Poor
Community Arts Lecture Series, "And Counting..."

John F. Kennedy University - Berkeley Campus
2956 San Pablo Avenue, 2nd Floor Arts Annex
Berkeley, CA 94702
April 24th, 2009 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Artist talk
WEBSITE:  
http://www.jfku.edu/locations/Arts-and-C...
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
East Bay
EMAIL:  
dcoyne@jfku.edu
PHONE:  
510.647.2041
OPEN HOURS:  
Monday - Friday noon-5pm, closed Sunday and holidays
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
City of Berkeley Civic Arts Commission has partially funded this lecture
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
John F Kennedy University, University of California Berkeley
TAGS:  
spirituality, Culture, Art, mixed-media, photography, installation, sculpture
COST:  
free, Individuals with disabilities and in need of assistance should call 925.969.3362 asap.

DESCRIPTION

Contemporary artist Nigel Poor will lecture and share images of her work as part of John F Kennedy University, Department of Arts & Consciousness' Community Arts Lecture Series.

Nigel Poor utilizes the written word, photography, sculpture and book arts which incorporate ordinary materials such as lint, hair, fingerprints and dead insects to explore answers to profound questions. And Counting...has evolved over the past ten years. It is an attempt to assert a statement of being and to trace the connection between what things are and what they become---a way of investigating what matters, what counts in life and how we attempt to make a mark.

In the artist's words, "And Counting...is exploring what could be considered a spiritual question about transition. By creating a framework that strives to give an answer to the unanswerable, And  Counting...attempts to make sense of the troubling question of how to document life and what is worthy of preservation."  

Poor's has exhibited locally and nationally. Her work can be found in the collections of SFMOMA, the M.H. deYoung Museum, The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She has received several nationally recognized awards and in 2007 she was the artist in residence at the San Francisco Center for the Book.

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