USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland

Visiting Artist Lecture - Shawn O'Connor

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Burnham Lounge, Robie Andrews Hall, Gorham
Contact Name: 
Carolyn Eyler
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Shawn O'ConnorShawn O’Connor, ‘05 USM Art Department alumnus, is a ceramic artist known for his specialty in wood firing. O’Connor is currently a resident artist and adjunct faculty member in the Ceramics Department of the University of North Dakota. His work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally.

While visiting USM, O’Connor will construct a paper kiln, a slightly modernized version of ancient ceramic firing processes, which is built for one-time use. Following his lecture, O'Connor will invite attendees to view the paper kiln.

The slide lecture is free and open to the public.  

About the USM Visiting Artist Program