May 28 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to welcome renowned Midwest sculptor Richard Hunt for a conversation with equally venerable Oregon sculptor Lee Kelly Thursday, May 28 at 6:30pm in the Shipley/Collins Mediatheque Theater at PNCA’s Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design at 511 NW Broadway. Hunt will also be receiving an honorary degree at PNCA’s commencement ceremony. Both Hunt and Kelly interacted with architect, Pietro Belluschi, and this public conversation between these two revered artists will be moderated by PNCA Board Member Tony Belluschi and his wife Marti.
The Smithsonian says of the much-honored Chicago-based Hunt, “For more than three decades Richard Hunt’s status as the foremost African-American abstract sculptor and artist of public sculpture has remained unchallenged. Executed in welded and cast steel, aluminum, copper, and bronze, Hunt’s abstract creations make frequent references to plant, human, and animal forms.”
Lee Kelly is among PNCA’s most prolific and honored alumni who attended the college when it was known as the Museum Art School. Known for his monumental public art works (his “Memory ‘99” is sited at the front entrance of PNCA’s new campus flagship) Kelly has work in numerous public collections, universities, and private sites and collections throughout the West.