Dingledein Winner Lecturing, Moderating Art Critique at River Campus


by News Bureau on Monday, Sep. 19, 2011

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 19, 2011 — The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus along with the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri are proud to host a lecture Sept. 30 and art critique Oct. 1 with special guest Dr. Grant Lund.

Lund, who taught at Southeast Missouri State University for 28 years and was awarded the title of professor emeritus in 1999, will return to Cape Girardeau to give a lecture and moderate an art critique for artists and art educators.

“The Genesis of Art” will be the topic of his lecture Sept. 30 at Southeast’s River Campus. He will discuss how a person develops concepts and creativity.

“Art and life are a paradox,” Lund said. “Creativity is the suture line occurring where chaos and order are joined. Significance in art occurs when a finite vision of the individual creator is compounded with universal principles.”

The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum. The presentation is open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

A drop-in art critique is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 1 in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center at the River Campus. Artists and educators are encouraged to bring their works for critique.

Lund received his master of fine art degree in painting and printmaking at Brigham Young University. He earned a doctorate of art education from Pennsylvania State University. He is a previous recipient of the Otto F. Dingeldein Award, given annually by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri for achievement of excellence in the arts. He is currently active creating, exhibiting, writing and speaking about art. He is known in this area for designing the Jackson mural, the William Faulkner mural in Southeast Missouri State University’s Kent Library and the Stephen Hawking mural for the College of Science.

River Campus is located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Mo. For more information, contact the Crisp Museum at (573) 651-2260 or by email at museum@semo.edu.