The Department of Art will host a public lecture Thursday, Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Arts and Sciences Room 2-72 featuring Visiting Artist Michael McFalls. McFalls is an associate professor of sculpture at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. He works with steel, bronze, wood, plaster, resin and other sculptural materials. His new body of work explores the idea of beauty as it pertains to the changing contemporary landscape. This exploration began with an interest in consumer aesthetics and examining how it manipulates the perceptions of our everyday surroundings. More information on McFalls is available here.
Last spring, he completed a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Gothenburg, HDK Steneby in Sweden. McFalls is the Director of Pasaquan (a visionary art site) in Buena Vista, Georgia (http://pasaquan.blogspot.com/), and he has served as co-director for the USG European Council, Waterford Ireland Program with Dr. Howard Keeley from Georgia Southern University and was the director of the CSU’s Art in Japan Program.
McFalls received his B.F.A. in fine arts from The Columbus College of Art and Design in 1998 and a M.F.A. in sculpture from The University of California at Davis. Prior to joining Columbus State University, he served as the art program coordinator and assistant professor of art at The University of Maine at Farmington. He has received numerous scholarships and awards, including the Pitzerker Foundation Endowed Fellowship, the College of the Arts Teaching Award, College of the Arts Faculty Research Award, as well as being nominated for the University Regents’ Excellence in Teaching Award.