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International artists discuss art, architecture and design

Loyola press release - November 6, 2012

Two free lectures hosted by the Department of Art and Design at Loyola University New Orleans will explore sculpture, architecture and graphic design this month. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

David R. Harper, a native of Nova Scotia, will present his lecture Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. in St. Mary’s Hall, Room 201. He is known for refashioning traditional medium into something never seen before. To differentiate his embroidery work, he uses sustainable sources of animal hides as canvases, and his sculptures use ideas surrounding hunting rituals.

After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2006, he completed a Master of Fine Arts in fibers/material studies from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. His work will culminate with an exhibit to launch the newly relocated Antenna Gallery at 3817 St. Claude Ave., Saturday, Nov. 10, 6-9 p.m.

Graphic designer Amir Berbic will focus on Dubai’s urban landscape to examine the correlation between architecture and graphic design in his lecture Thursday, Nov. 8 at 12:30 p.m. in Monroe Library, Multimedia Room 2. Berbic specializes in typography, editorial, book and poster design.

A native of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Berbic has practiced design throughout the world and is an associate professor of design at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. His artwork, which has been featured in academic and professional publications and exhibitions, includes print, digital media, photography and installation.

For more information, contact Jess Brown in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at 504-861-5882 or jlbrown@loyno.edu.