Artist and educator Patricia Belli is the founder of Espora, a contemporary school of visual arts in Managua, Nicaragua. She will give a free public lecture on Thursday, January 21, 2010, in Sprowls Hall, Room 118A, at 4:30 p.m. It is presented by the IUP Department of Art.
Patricia Belli is the juror for the upcoming Emerging Artists 2010 exhibition to be presented by the University Museum. The exhibit, featuring works by IUP graduate art students, will open Saturday, February 6, with a reception from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. The University Museum is located on the first floor of Sutton Hall.
Belli will be visiting IUP to select the works to be exhibited, give critiques to our students, and present a public talk about her own work.
Belli is also founder of La Espira, a place for artistic reflection and creation. To date, she has brought hundreds of emerging artists from Latin America, particularly Central America, to Nicaragua for an artist residency, where artists of the region work with international visiting artists. Workshops and other activities of La Espira have expanded the role of art in Nicaragua from traditional painting and sculpture to interventions, performances. and interactive works in the public sphere.
This visit is sponsored by the Graduate Art Association, University Museum, Student Art Association, Kipp Gallery, sculpture and print media areas, the College of Fine Arts, and the Student Cooperative Association.