Visiting Artist Joan Snyder in Hilo

February 27th, 2009  |  by  |  Published in Events

Like a Virgin by Joan Snyder

Like a Virgin by Joan Snyder

UH Hilo’s newest visiting artist, Joan Snyder, paints a unique blend of personal iconography, female imagery, aggressive brushstrokes and accomplished formalism that resists easy categorization.

This March the Big Island community has a first-hand opportunity to hear directly from this accomplished artist about how she sees her own work.

Snyder will be in Hawaiʻi to present several slide lectures, including one at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo as part of the Visiting Artist Program.

She will also be available as artist-in-residence at the Hilo art department print studio March 4 and 6, giving students a personal chance to interact with her.

The Visiting Artist Program was initiated at Hilo in 1982 and has been an important part of the instructional program in art. Students are introduced to contemporary explorations by major practicing artists and given opportunities for one-on-one conversations with the artists.

Joan Snyder slide presentations

  • Mar. 2, 7 p.m. UH Hilo, UCB 127
  • Mar. 3, 7 p.m. Volcano Art Center
  • Mar. 5, 10 a.m. Mauna Kea Astronomy Center

Meet 2007 MacArthur Fellow: Joan Snyder

Snyder was the recipient of a 2007 Fellowship Award from the MacArthur Foundation, sometimes referred to as the “genius grant.”

For more information on Joan Snyder in Hawaiʻi, email Wayne Miyamoto.

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