Internationally recognized artist to speak at Visual Arts Center

Internationally recognized multimedia artist Anila Quayyum Agha will lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Room 209 at Marshall University’s Visual Arts Center.

The Lahore, Pakistan, native’s award-winning creations have been the featured fall exhibit at the Visual Arts Center’s Gallery at 927 Third Ave. since August and will be up until Friday, Oct. 30. An artist reception is set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26, in the gallery.

Just last year, Agha captured the imagination of both the public and art experts alike as the first person in ArtPrize history to take home both the $200,000 Public Vote Grand Prize and the $100,000 Juried Grand Prize.

Agha 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 endowment was established in 1992 in an effort to enhance learning opportunities for students, staff, faculty and the community.

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