2008-03-20 / News

URI artist to create mixed-media installation

Mixed media artist Albert Chong will be the Italo Scanga visiting artist at the University of Rhode Island this spring. He will give a presentation titled "The Flight Trilogy" Monday, March 31, at 4 p.m. in the Cherry Auditorium, Kirk Engineering Building, 90 Upper College Rd., Kingston. It is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

During his week in residence, Chong will create a viewer-activated installation that will finish his trilogy series titled "Winged Evocations: A Meditation on Flight & Divinity." The first part, titled "Winged Evocations" has traveled around the United States and Cuba. The new installation will be on view to the general public at the end of his residency in the art lobby of URI's Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston. Chong will work with URI students to create this piece.

Chong has received various prestigious awards including a National Endowment of the Arts grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Pollack Krasner grant. Chong received a master of fine arts degree from the University of California at San Diego. He is a professor of art at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

For more information, contact the URI Department of Art at 874- 5821. To receive e-mails about future presentations at the URI Art Department, e-mail artdept@etal.uri.edu.

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