Assistant professor to speak about landscapes in artists’ books

The Huntington Area Art Society will host a lecture by Marshall University Assistant Professor Sarah McDermott, who will speak on “Geographic Narratives within Artist’s Books” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, at Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave. in downtown Huntington.

McDermott is a new assistant professor of printmaking in Marshall’s School of Art and Design.

She will discuss how landscape features function within artist’s books to tell stories, convey information, explore ideas or attempt to represent the human experience of the environment. McDermott will present her own artist’s book, Channel and Flow, and additional examples on this theme.

It is the 25th presentation in the Huntington Area Art Society series that began in Spring 2015. Participants are invited to arrive early to choose a seat and enjoy conversation with the presenters and other attendees. A $10 donation is requested, which may be made at the event. Proceeds support programming in the School of Art and Design.

The Huntington Area Art Society is an initiative of the School of Art and Design and College of Arts and Media.

The event is free with a current Marshall ID. Art Society talks are also scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Mondays, April 2 and April 30, in Room 209 of the Visual Arts Center. For more information about the Huntington Area Art Society presentation series, e-mail or call 304-696-6760.