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Barry Art Museum Offers Virtual Fall Lecture Series and Events

By Sherry DiBari

Karen LaMonte, a contemporary artist known for creating life-sized glass dresses, will discuss her journey in creating sculptures in marble, iron, bronze and glass on Oct. 1 as part of the Barry Art Museum's free virtual lecture series this semester.

Her presentation is scheduled for 2 p.m. LaMonte's recent work centers on clouds, weather and climate change.

The series continues at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 with Luke Jerram's "Exploring the Edges of Perception." Jerram, a United Kingdom-based artist, is known for his sculpture, installations and live art projects. One of his pieces, "Play Me, I'm Yours," is an installation of 2,000 street pianos spanning 65 cities worldwide.

The final lecture will feature Devin Troy Strother, a California-based eclectic artist whose comments on "race issues, kitsch and the exuberance of 'high art" often poke fun at race-related stereotypes. Strother's lecture will be 6 p.m. Dec. 3.

The series is produced in partnership with the ODU Office of Community Engagement and is open to the public. Visit the website for more details and registration information.

The series kicked off in September with New England artist Anne Neely's "Tending the Gardens of the Planet in the Time of Climate Change."

In addition to the lecture series, the museum has launched free online programs, including family art days on Saturdays and a monthly community slide-share in which participants have two minutes to share their work.

Art-Inspired Yoga, one of the most popular events this fall, offers a 30-minute, self-paced yoga class that is filmed at the Museum.


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