The University of South Alabama: Artist Lecture

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Date(s) - March 15, 2023
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

USA Marx Library Auditorium & Gallery 181


The University of South Alabama Department of Art and Art History Glass Arts Program is pleased to host a lecture and demonstration by visiting artist Therman Statom on Wednesday, March 15. The lecture will be held 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Marx Library Auditorium and Gallery. The demonstration will be held 4-5 p.m. in the Glass Arts Building. This event is free and open to the public.

Therman Statom – sculptor, glass artist, and painter – is most notably known as a pioneer of the contemporary glass movement for his life-size glass ladders, chairs, tables, constructed box-like paintings, and small scale houses, all created through the technique of gluing glass plates together. Sandblasted surfaces become a canvas for spontaneous vibrant colors and line work, which take nuances from abstract expressionism and concepts of minimalism, while simultaneously incorporating a twist by using blown-glass elements and found objects. 

“I feel that art is a tool for empowerment and education. It’s also a viable tool to investigate positive change and engage a culture through the use of exploration. ”  – Therman Statom