Lecture by Nadine Carter Russell Chair Peter Shire

The LSU College of Art + Design Paula G. Manship Lecture Series presents Peter Shire, Wednesday, January 30, at 5 p.m. in the auditorium (room 103) of the LSU Design Building. Shire is the 2012-13 LSU College of Art & Design Nadine Carter Russell Chair, a rotating residency shared among the four disciplines within the college.

Shire graduated from the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. His work crosses the boundaries of sculpture, ceramics, furniture, and interior design. In addition to numerous group shows, his works are featured in many public collections and museums in the US 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 the Echo Park district of Los Angeles, where he currently lives and works.

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

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

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Shire’s lecture at the College of Art & Design is sponsored by the generous endowment that established the Nadine Carter Russell Chair and the LSU School of Interior Design. The lecture is free and open to the public. Professional AIA/ASLA continuing education credit is available for this lecture.