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Artist Christopher Russell to discuss Ceramic Sculpture

Talk is part of Rose and Rudy S. Ackerman Lecture Series

Bethlehem, Pa., March 6, 2009—Artist Christopher Russell will discuss his unique style of ceramic sculpture when he presents, “Our Nature is Making Things,” at Moravian College on Wednesday, March 11, 7 p.m., in Foy Hall on the Hurd Campus.  Russell’s talk is part of the Rose and Rudy S. Ackerman Lecture Series at Moravian.  The talk is free of charge and the public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 610-861-1491.

Russell's current work is inspired by beehives. "Their extraordinary architecture, social structure and embroidery-like detail all provide great subject matter.  Bees are such artisans! I enjoy the cyclical process of painstakingly making replicas of the busy bees' craft process.” For more information on Russell’s work, visit his website:  www.russellproject.com.
The Rose and Rudy Ackerman Visiting Lecture Series was initiated through an endowment established by the Ackermans to foster the arts. Visiting artists are invited to present lectures at the college by the chair of the Art Department after consultation with the art faculty. Rudy Ackerman is professor emeritus of the Moravian College art department where he taught for 37 years before stepping down in 2000.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.