Artist, Peter Shire Speaks January 30 at 5:00 p.m. College of Art + Design Distinguished lecture

The LSU College of Art + Design Distinguished Lecture Series presents Peter Shire, Wednesday January 30, at 5:00 p.m. in the first floor lecture hall (RM.103) of the Art + Design Building.

Peter Shire graduated from the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. His work crosses over the boundaries between sculpture, ceramics, furniture and interior design. In addition to numerous group shows, his works are in many public collections and museums in the U.S. and abroad. One of the original members of the Milan-based Memphis group, Shire’s work is defined by an unexpected visual dialogue between forms and surfaces and between technology and aesthetics.

Black & White Peter Shire Headshot

Shire was born in Echo Park district of Los Angeles, where he currently lives and works.

Shire’s work will be featured in the LSU Museum of Art on January 31-April 14, 2013 and in the LSU School of Art, Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. Exhibition Gallery from January 31- March 24, 2013, an opening reception will be held on January 31 from 6:00p.m.-8:00 p.m. His work will also be on exhibit at the LSU Union Art Gallery on February 3-February 24, 2013, an opening reception will be held on February 3, from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

For more information, visit: LSU Museum of Art, LSU School of Art Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. Exhibition Gallery and the LSU Union Art Gallery.

Additional information on Shire is available on the web at http://petershirestudio.com/ .

This presentation of the LSU Art + Design Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by a generous endowment by the Nadine Carter Russell Chair and the LSU Department of Interior Design. The lecture is free, open to the public and will be held in the first floor lecture hall (RM103) of the LSU Art & Design Building. Professional AIA/ASLA continuing education credit is available for this lecture.

If you are unable to attend a recording of the lecture can be viewed at http://coadmediasite.lsu.edu/mediasite/Catalog/catalogs/default.aspx