Renowned filmmaker, artist to visit AC as guest lecturer


    <p>Riley Harmon, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma School of Art who currently works and lives in the Netherlands, will be a guest lecturer at the Washington Street Campus on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 27-28. (Courtesy: Amarillo College){/p}

    An experimental filmmaker and artist whose time-based creations - films, objects, live experiences and installations - distort and question the nature of reality, will share his insights and deliver a public talk at Amarillo College.

    Riley Harmon, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma School of Art who currently works and lives in the Netherlands, will be a guest lecturer at the Washington Street Campus on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 27-28.

    On each day, Harmon will present workshops in AC art classes from 9-11:45 a.m. and from 12:30-3:15 p.m. in Parcells Hall.

    He will conclude his visit to AC with a lecture, which is free and open to the public, on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Russell Hall, Room 131.

    “Riley Harmon is a very interesting artist and thinker,” Stephanie Jung, AC instructor of art, said. “He will also have a lot of practical information to share, ideas that I think will appeal to anyone interested in art, graphic design, animation, photography or filmmaking.

    “He will explain a little bit about how he plans time-based artwork and how he constructs a film and reconfigures things as the project progresses.”

    Harmon, whose postgraduate studies were undertaken at Carnegie Mellon's prestigious School of Arts, has had his projects and collaborations featured in such publications as Rolling Stone, Wired and American Theatre Magazine.

    He has exhibited, performed and screened works internationally, most recently at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, Australia.

    For more information on Harmon's two-day visit to AC, including the free public lecture, contact Jung at sajung@actx.edu.

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