Kenneth Huff to Present Kershaw Lecture at Mount Union College February 14

February 12, 2008

HuffKA-HeadshotKenneth Huff will present the Kershaw Lecture at Mount Union College on Thursday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall. The lecture will be followed by an artist’s reception in Crandall Art Gallery.

In addition, Huff’s works will be exhibited in the Crandall Gallery from February 6 through March 5. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1-6 p.m.

Kenneth Huff is an interdisciplinary visual artist working in a variety of traditional and new media. Through intricately-detailed abstractions, he explores evolving patterns and forms in nature. His body of organically-inspired work spans more than 10 years and includes prints, sculptures, time-based projects, interactive installations, photographs and videos.  
Huff’s works have been included in over 350 public showings and been recognized with over 120 visual arts awards and grants.

One-person showings have included exhibitions at the Brevard Museum of Art and Science in Melbourne, Florida, the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, the Savannah School of Art and Design and the Atlanta City Gallery at the Chastain Art Center.

Huff’s work has been included in nine Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics Art Galleries, with a total of 26 works shown. The most recent of these was the 2006 exhibition in Boston, Massachusetts for which he also served as a juror.

Currently, a site-specific version of one of his time-based works is showing in Victory Plaza in Dallas, Texas and will be in rotation there for the next few years. Future group exhibitions include showings at Radford University Art Museum (2008) and North Illinois University Art Museum (2008/2009).

Recent books containing Ken’s work include Art of the Digital Age by Bruce Wands, Painting the Digital River by James Faure Walker and CGI: The Art of the 3D Computer-Generated Image by Peter Weishar. Aesthetic Computing, edited by Dr. Paul Fishwick, includes cover artwork created by Huff and a chapter on his Encoding with Prime Factors series.

Huff maintains a studio in Savannah, Georgia and was appointed recently as a professor of visual effects in the School of Film and Digital Media at Savannah College of Art and Design.

The Myrtie Allen Kershaw Lectureship on Poetry and the Fine Arts was established in 1960 by a bequest from Myrtie Allen Kershaw of Kent, Ohio, who indicated in her will that such a fund should go to a college chosen by her friend and executrix of her estate, Elizabeth Clark Bell. Because of Mrs. Bell's personal interest in Mount Union College, where she was a student in 1932-33 and where her uncle, Robert E. Stauffer, was a teacher and librarian for many years, she designated Mount Union to receive the fund. The income is used to bring periodically to the College a person of distinction, for one or more lectures on ancient or modern poetry, the fine arts, or music or for an original performance in one of these fields.

The lecture and reception are free and open to the public. Presser Recital Hall and Crandall Art Gallery are located in Cope Music Hall on the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue on the Mount Union campus. For further information, contact the Office of Alumni and College Activities at (330) 823-2030.

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