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‘STUDIO Visits:’ series to feature sculpture as public art

"STUDIO Visits," a series of lectures with a talk-show format hosted by M. Michelle Illuminato, assistant professor in the Alfred University School of Art & Design’s Freshman Foundation program, continues at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Nevins Theater at Powell Campus Center. The series is held weekly on from 9-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, and is open to the campus community and the public, free of charge.

This week’s guest will be Malcolm Cochran of Columbus, Ohio, whose topic will be "Sculpture, Public Art."

Cochran is an installation and public artist and professor of art at the Ohio State University, where he teaches in the Sculpture and Foundation programs. He holds bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. and a master of fine arts degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Cochran works primarily in public installation art and sculpture. He has exhibited his work in primary art venues across the United States as well as in the Netherlands, Vienna, and Budapest. In 1999 and 2000, The Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art and the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati together organized the first major retrospective of his work, "Malcom Cochran: A Mid-Career Survey."

Cochran has received several Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council as well as a publishing award, "50 Books/50 Covers," from the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

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