eliza lindaAngela Ellsworth’s works “Linda” and “Eliza,” made of tea towels with black yarn, hang in an exhibit. Ellsworth will speak and show her work at the next Western New Mexico University Edwina and Charles Milner Women in the Arts lecture. Image courtesy of Angela Ellsworth.

Drawer, Sculptor and Performer Angela Ellsworth Continues Edwina and Charles Milner Women in the Arts Lecture Series Next Week

Silver City, NM – Multidisciplinary artist Angela Ellsworth will speak and have her work on display at Western New Mexico University on Feb. 8, 2018.

Members of the public are invited to enjoy the free lecture, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in Parotti Hall, and then view the “Between Them” exhibit in McCray Gallery, which opens at 7:30 p.m.

Ellsworth navigates the disciplines of drawing, sculpture, installation, video and performance, exploring subjects like illness, physical fitness, endurance, religious tradition and social ritual. Her interest is in merging art with daily life.

“I saw Angela’s ‘Seer Bonnets-a Continuing Offense’ exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe and was struck by her fearless interpretation of controversial social topics,” organizer Faye McCalmont said. “She explores women’s lives throughout history in amazingly creative and provocative ways. I wanted to bring the ‘Bonnets’ exhibit to the McCray Gallery, but it turns out that each one is extremely heavy and difficult to transport, so the cost was prohibitive. Fortunately, she is multi-talented and diverse in her work, and we were able to bring a different and very engaging exhibit to Silver City.”

With a Master’s in Fine Art from Rutgers University in painting and performance and a bachelor’s from Hampshire College in photography, Ellsworth founded the Museum of Walking in Phoenix, which she calls “one of the least walkable cities in the U.S.” and which is her home base. The Museum of Walking’s 120 square feet of space are committed to a conversation of land, action, and site within the context of art.

Cosponsored by the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning, the Edwina and Charles Milner
Women in the Arts Lecture Series is organized by the Western New Mexico University Office of Cultural Affairs. More info about the Edwina and Charles Milner Women in the Arts Lecture Series and other events on campus is available at wnmu.edu/culture.

For 125 years, Western New Mexico University has served the people in its region as a comprehensive, rural, public body. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution and the state’s only public Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences university, WNMU is committed to developing cross-cultural opportunities that encourage people to explore new experiences. WNMU’s student body represents every segment of southwest New Mexico’s diverse population.

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