Raine Bedsole - Artist Talk
Visiting artist in sculpture and expanded media, Raine Bedsole will be giving a free artist talk on her artwork and career on Thursday, May 30 at the Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University. The talk is free and open to the public and will take place in room 165 from 6-7 p.m.
Raine Bedsole is a visiting artist for this summer's Kent Blossom Art Intensives in sculpture and expanded media. Visiting artists play a significant roll in these courses, offering unique perspectives and expertise in their field. Each visiting artist gives a public presentation on their work as a part of the Kent Blossom Art Lecture Series.
About the artist: New Orleans-based artist Raine Bedsole earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in art from Auburn University and the San Francisco Art Institute. A prizewinner in the Florence Biennale and the recipient of a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, she has been widely exhibited and critically praised. Her artworks are included in the permanent collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art, South Carolina Museum of Art, Mobile Museum of Art, and prestigious private, corporate, and institutional collections throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. In September, her 27-foot steel sculpture, Justitia, was unveiled at the newly constructed U.S. Federal Courthouse for the southern district of Alabama. She was recently a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome.