USI to welcome IU Associate Professor for artist talk September 28


The University of Southern Indiana will welcome Brian Harper, artist and IU Associate Professor of Fine Arts, to campus Thursday, September 28. He will be speaking on his exhibition on display in the MAC/Pace Galleries, Precarious Change, at 3 p.m. in Kleymeyer Hall, located in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center. The event is open to the public at no charge.

Harper holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University and two master’s degrees from the University of Iowa. His work has been exhibited in over 100 national and international exhibitions, including seven solo exhibitions.

In addition to his studio practice, he is the Founder and Executive Director of Artaxis Organization Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization with over 900 members in over 50 countries worldwide. He was awarded tenure and promotion to Associate Professor at IU Southeast in 2014 and has been the recipient of two IU Trustees Teaching Awards, as well as four summer faculty fellowships to pursue his creative research.

A reception will be held after the speaking event at 4:30 p.m. in the MAC/Pace Galleries. Precarious Change, Jamaal Barber: Where Angels Go, and Multiformity: The Art of Leonard Baskin are on display simultaneously in the MAC/Pace Galleries through October 13.