Sculptor to offer guest artist lecture and workshop Sept. 20

Sculptor Linda Cordell
Linda Cordell

Youngstown State University’s Department of Art announces a workshop and lecture by sculptor Linda Cordell Wed., Sept. 20. The workshop, in 1062 Bliss Hall, runs 1 - 4 p.m. while the lecture will occur in the McDonough Auditorium at 5:10 p.m.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Cordell, a child of the revisionist era, makes work that reinterprets the figurine, enabling animals to break the chains of cuteness and noble savagery. An appreciation of the ridiculous, a love of beauty and skilled craftsmanship, and the belief that domestic objects are social propaganda all contribute to her work.

Linda Cordell's sculpture Pink Terrain
Linda Cordell's sculpture Pink Terrain

A recipient of an Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in the category of crafts, Cordell's work has been exhibited in the Cheongju International Craft Biennale at the National Cheongju Museum, Korea; the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; among others.

Parking is available in the M30 Wick Avenue parking deck via Walnut Street (GPS address is 100 Wade Street, Youngstown OH 44502) for a nominal fee. Patrons are advised to watch for posted detours as construction progresses on Wick Avenue. More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-941-2307.