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Renowned artist visits Georgia College

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January 11, 2013

James LunaJames LunaGeorgia College welcomes James Luna as the Visiting Artist for the spring 2013 semester.

The renowned performative artist uses monologues and visual examples to bring his works to life.

He draws from his personal experiences and perceptions in his artwork.

Luna and his work are wonderful correctives to historical myths about Native Americans. He brings the misconceptions of cultural identity to his audience, and he explores the tensions created by cultural misinterpretations, all from a Native perspective.

The artist also focuses on problems that affect Indian communities, including socio-economic status, substance abuse and cultural conflict. He then confronts the issues using humor and satire and as both counterbalance and salve, to help take what he calls, “the first step in recovery.”

Luna plans to work with students while on campus and collaborate with both the art and theatre departments.

His art exhibition, entitled “Rock & Roll Photo Coup” will be displayed from Jan. 14-
Feb. 8 at Blackbridge Hall Art Gallery, with a reception opening Jan. 24 at 7:00 p.m.

“Phantasmagoria” his performative lecture will take place Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in Russell Auditorium.

Luna, a Pooyukitchum (Luiseno) Indian, is an enrolled member and lives on the La Jolla Indian Reservation just north of San Diego, Cal.

For more information on James Luna, visit his website http://www.jamesluna.com.

For more information about the art reception or performative lecture, please contact the Department of Art, 478-445-4572.

“Rock & Roll Photo Coup” art exhibition.“Rock & Roll Photo Coup” art exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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For more information, contact University Communications at (478) 445-4477.


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