Lynda Barry: What It Is
Illustrator, writer, syndicated cartoonist and teacher Lynda Barry will dig deep into the idea of image during tonight’s “What It Is,” a lecture that’s part of a running series at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design exploring identity in the 21st century. Moving beyond a notion of image that relates strictly to how we see and present ourselves, Barry will discuss research she’s done with neuroscientists on what goes on in our brains when we create art.
“Instead of talking about personal identity and your identity in terms of your culture or your race or your gender, she’s actually going to identify what an image is and what the arts are and what that means for us as people,” says Gretchen Marie Schaefer, director of the Visiting Artist, Scholar and Designer program at RMCAD. Barry is one of many diverse guests to join the ongoing VASD lecture series, which has also hosted seminal visual artist Judy Chicago and up-and-coming writer, rapper and performance artist Mykki Blanco.
Barry will speak at 7 p.m. in the Mary Harris Auditorium at RMCAD, 1600 Pierce Street in Lakewood. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and an RSVP via rmcad.edu/rsvp/vasd is required. For more information, call 303-753-6046 or visit rmcad.edu
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