Artists and alumni Chris Irick and Cathy McClure will participate as speakers at the 2015 Texas Metals Symposium taking place on October 17th, 2015 on the Texas Tech campus.
Chris Irick (BFA from TTU; MFA from UMASS Dartmouth) is currently a Professor of Metal Arts and the head of the jewelry program at Pratt MWP while residing in Utica, New York. Having taught jewelry for many years in both college and adult education programs, Irick’s work has been featured in numerous publications including Metalsmith and American Craft magazines. Irick’s work has also been exhibited nationally and is included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Cathy McClure (BFA from TTU; MFA from University of Washington) is currently represented by Edelman Arts and Moss in New York, New York and is based in Seattle, Washington. McClure is a multi-media artist with a strong background in metal design and predominantly works with sterling silver, bronze, and steel. With a preoccupation with mechanical toys and engineering, McClure’s artwork often consists of multimedia components as well as humor and charm.
This event is being organized by Professor Robly Glover and the additional speakers will include Randy Long (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana) and Charles Lewton-Brain (Alberta College of Art & Design).
Check www.landmarkarts.org for additional information as the date nears.