Artist Jun Kaneko to Speak at Glenn Convocation Center

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 22, 2010 – The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum is sponsoring a lecture by artist Jun Kaneko on Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center on the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus.

The event is scheduled to from 6 to 8 p.m. and is open to the public.

At the lecture, Kaneko, a prolific artist, will discuss the pieces which represent his work over the past two decades and the processes he has gone through, to come to the point he has currently reached in his work.

The self titled exhibition “Jun Kaneko” is on display in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum. The installation is an extensive representation of Kaneko’s work with many mediums including glass, textile, bronze, paper and canvas. Kaneko, a resident of Omaha, Neb., and mainly identified as a sculptor, is known for his technical and innovative work, and the exhibition is a compilation of his work with ceramic, sculpture, drawings and paintings.

The extensive exhibit will be on display through Dec. 5.

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum is the sponsor of this exhibition. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

The museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at the River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain Street in Cape Girardeau. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends.

For more information contact the museum at museum@semo.edu or (573) 651-2260.