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Coral Lambert to deliver Howorth Lecture at Millsaps College

Coral Lambert
Coral Lambert

Coral Lambert, professor of Sculpture at Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, has been invited to serve as the 2020 Howorth Speaker at Millsaps College, in Jackson, MS, where previous Howorth speakers have included artists Michael Ray Charles and Linda Weintraub.


Coral Lambert, professor of Sculpture at Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, has been invited to serve as the 2020 Howorth Speaker at Millsaps College, in Jackson, MS, where previous Howorth speakers have included artists Michael Ray Charles and Linda Weintraub.

Lambert’s lecture, to be delivered March 18, will focus on current ideas culminating from her work in foundry processes, specifically in cast iron. Lambert’s work celebrates wonderment and majesty inspired by forces of nature at the same time it addresses complex, darker issues associated with our relationship to the earth and its resources.

Lambert’s background as a formal steel sculptor blends with her passion for casting metal often in response to location and context, and she often produces process-based, site-specific and art and sculpture in the public realm.

Along with her lecture, she will exhibit artifacts and video documentation from Starry Starry Night, a molten iron performance that took place at dawn in the landscape of Salem Art Works in the upstate town of Salem, NY. The exhibition will be installed March 16-10 in the Hall Gallery of the Windgate Visual Arts Center at Millsap College.

During her weeklong visit, Lambert also will work with Millsap art students to run the the Mississippi’s state flower, the Magnolia.

Millsap College’s Howorth lecture series is funded by the Howorth Endowment.