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Guest Artist Noelle Mason to Lecture at CWU on April 23

The Central Washington University Department of Art + Design offers a lecture by visiting visual artist Noelle Mason on April 23 at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall 117 on the CWU campus.

Mason is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work examines the power facilitated by systems of visual and institutional control. She has shown nationally and internationally in a variety of non-traditional spaces, galleries, and institutions including the National Museum of Mexican Art, Orlando Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg.

Mason is also the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist Grant, a Jerome Fellowship, a Santo Foundation Individual Artist Grant, the Florida Prize for Contemporary Art and the Southern Prize. She received her MFA in studio art from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently an associate professor of Art at the University of South Florida.

According to critics, Mason’s work is radical and ground breaking as she reimagines the boundaries in art as well as in social issues. She has firmly established herself as an artist at the leading edge of her discipline who can transform images through a variety of sculptural and craft mediums into a cathartic and illuminating presentation of new ideas about shared cultural trauma.

Mason’s lecture is part of a series of programs engaging interdisciplinary topics within the visual arts and hosted by the CWU Department of Art + Design. Admission to the talk is free. For additional information, please visit:

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