Richard Fleischner, one of the leading artists creating large-scale works for specific spaces, will present a slide lecture Wednesday, November 20, at 8 p.m. in Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium in the Pearce Science Center at the corner of Coalter and Frederick streets, Staunton. The event is free and open to the public.
Fleischner’s work can be found from coast to coast in settings that include museums, universities, corporations, residences, and civic spaces. Since the 1970s, his drawings, paintings, furniture, sculpture, and installations have found their way into both public and private collections throughout the country.
Born in New York City, Fleischner has an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Fleischner has received many awards, including the Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a grant from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
The lecture is part of a week-long visit to Mary Baldwin as the 2002-03 Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges Visiting Artist/Scholar. The Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges Visiting Artist/Scholar program was the vision of the late Mary Baldwin alumna and trustee Liddy Kirkpatrick Doenges and honors her memory. Each year the program brings to campus a distinguished artist or scholar for an extended visit.
As this year’s Doenges Scholar, Fleischner will be on Mary Baldwin University’s campus in Staunton November 18-22, 2002, and will return to teach a May Term class April 23 – May 14.