UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC, will Present a Lecture by Jason Watson, as Part of Arts Fest – Apr. 8 and 9, 2015

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Jason Watson, a mixed-media artist and UNC Asheville alumnus, will discuss his work at 12:45pm, Wednesday, Apr. 8, and again at 5:30pm, on Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015, in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. His lectures are free and open to the public, and are part of UNC Asheville’s Arts Fest, three days of music and theatrical performances, exhibits, creative workshops and more.

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Watson’s work combines interests in the figure, found objects, and text as visual material. His work has been shown at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, the Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art in Greensboro, NC, and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC. Watson currently serves as a studio art instructor at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. A 1997 graduate of UNC Asheville, Watson also holds a Master of Fine Arts from Purchase College, State University of New York.

During his visit to campus, Watson also will give critiques to upper level students, lead a collaborative drawing with students and serve as a juror for the “48th Annual Juried Student’s Exhibition”.

Watson’s lectures are sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Department of Art and Art History and Art Front, UNC Asheville’s student art organization.

For more information, visit (art.unca.edu) or call 828/251-6559. For more information about Arts Fest, visit
(arts.unca.edu/arts-fest).

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