Lecture to explore art collaborations
What happens when an award-winning artist and renowned poet spend a decade collaborating? How do artists working in two very different media even manage to collaborate? Is a picture really worth a thousand words?
Michael Sleadd, a prize-winning visual artist, and Walter Bargen, Missouriís first Poet Laureate, will attempt to answer those questions during a special Writers on the Edge Series lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in Charters Lecture Theatre in the Helis Communication Center. The lecture, "Artist + Poet --- Ten Years of Collaboration," is free and open to the public.
Sleadd, a professor and chair of the art department at Columbia College, has designed numerous book covers for Bargen, who was appointed Missouriís Poet Laureate in 2008. The two will discuss how artists working in different media collaborate and will talk about their work together and as individual artists.
The Writers on the Edge Series brings to campus writers who are on the cutting edge of the industry. The series continues a rich history of visiting writers at Stephens including Toni Morison, John Irving and Margaret Atwood.