Internationally recognized artist’s work to be featured at MU Visual Arts Center starting this month


Anila AghaAn exhibition by internationally recognized artist Anila Quayyum Agha will open this month at the Visual Arts Center Gallery.

Selected mixed-media works from the Lahore, Pakistan, native’s award-winning creations will be exhibited weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning Monday, Aug. 24, at the gallery at 927 Third Ave. The show will be displayed until Friday, Oct. 30. An artist reception is set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, in the gallery, and Agha will provide an artist’s lecture at 5:30 p.m. in Room 209.

Last year, Agha became the first person in ArtPrize history to take home both the $200,000 Public Vote Grand Prize and the $100,000 Juried Grand Prize.

AQA RenewalAgha said her work routinely explores politics worldwide, cultural multiplicity, mass media, and social and gender roles in our current cultural and global scenario.

Currently an associate professor of drawing at Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, Agha visits Marshall as a Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professor in the Arts. The distinguished professor program is an endowment established in 1992 in an effort to enhance learning opportunities for students, staff, faculty and the community.

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Photos: (Above) Anila Quayyum Agha, the Visual Arts Center’s fall featured artist. (Below) Renewal 2, 2012, Mixed media on paper, 22” x 22”, by Anila Agha.