• August 30, 2018, 2:15–3:45 p.m.

Teaching Sculpture Now: A Panel Discussion

Oakton Community College, Des Plaines Campus, Room 1604

1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

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Richard Hunt (standing 3rd from left) with his fellow students at Egon Weiner’s sculpture class, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1957. Photo courtesy of Richard Hunt.


Presented in conjunction with the Koehnline Museum of Art’s exhibition, Sculpting a Chicago Artist: Richard Hunt and his Teachers Nelli Bar and Egon Weiner, this panel discussion explores the state of teaching sculpture at the university level today. The participants share how their teachers impacted their careers as sculptors, their teaching methodologies, and how they envision the future of the field. 

Panelists include: artist Barbara Goldsmith, former student of Nelli Bar and figure sculpture teacher at the Evanston Art Center; Joan Giroux, artist, activist, and Columbia College Chicago Associate Professor of Art and Art History; artist Louis Pierozzi, Chair of the Art and Design Department at Oakton Community College; and Eric Stevenson, artist, educator, and studio assistant to Richard Hunt.

The panel is moderated by Nathan Harpaz, Ph.D., instructor of art history and museum studies at Oakton Community College and Manager and Curator of the Koehnline Museum of Art.

This event is free and registration is not required. For more information call 847-635-2633.