Tarleton to present Brown Bag lecture by artist Christopher Blay

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Artist Christopher Blay

STEPHENVILLE (March 17, 2015) — Tarleton State University’s program for Digital Media Studies will host a presentation by Christopher Blay, a north Texas artist and photographer, at noon on Thursday, March 19.

The talk, which is free and open to the public who may bring their own lunch, will be held in the Workshop Theater in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center.

The Liberian-born Blay received a bachelor’s of fine arts in photography from Texas Christian University. He founded the Group f8 photography collective in Fort Worth and works primarily as an installation artist, with an eye toward institutional critique. His work incorporates video, sculpture and performance.

Notable works include the National Endowment for the Arts-funded “The Ark on Noah Street” and “Machine Time” at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary. He also recently received a Fort Worth Public Art commission for the Rosedale / Evans Avenue neighborhood, to be completed in 2015. Another recent project includes Dear House, The Artists Commission at Gray Matters Gallery story projects in Haltom City, Keller and Southlake.

Blay has received multiple awards including the 2013 Moss/Chumley Award from Southern Methodist University and the 2015 Masterminds Award from the Dallas Observer.

To learn more about Digital Media Studies at Tarleton, visit www.tarleton.edu/COLFAWEB/dms.

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