IU Center for Art and Design-Columbus to present work of new faculty members
Get to know Kelly Wilson and Kevin Lair, the newly appointed faculty with Indiana University's Center for Art and Design-Columbus, at "Selected Works," an exhibition of their work. The exhibit opens today, Feb. 3, with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. inside the newly dedicated facility in downtown Columbus
The Center for Art and Design-Columbus gallery is free and open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, or by appointment. For more information or directions to the center, call 812-375-7584 or visit the center online.
Wilson's work reflects his engagement with design and visual invention through drawing and painting from perceptual observation to architectural representation. Lair's site-specific installation includes built form with two-dimensional work.
Wilson and Lair share a belief in the value of multiple approaches to inform and redefine the practice and application of design. As representatives of the new center, Wilson and Lair are working on initiatives to address a new, international, educational model for design and visual thinking and to expand the role of design within the cultural and economic communities of Columbus by working with local organizations, businesses, schools and individuals. IU's Center for Art and Design-Columbus is a platform to investigate new directions, applications and definitions for art and design, formed through a unique partnership between Columbus and IU.
Wilson and Lair are both faculty members with the Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design department within the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. Both taught in architecture and design programs before arriving this year to work with the Center for Art and Design-Columbus. They also have maintained professional practices in art, architecture and design.