Campus Meet & Greet Reception with Student Innovation Center Artist Catherine Widgery
The Student Innovation Center Public Art Committee will host a meet-and-greet reception with Catherine Widgery, the commissioned artist for the SIC’s Art in State Buildings project. This is an opportunity to engage with the artist and share the excitement over the new SIC project. Light refreshments will be served.
Widgery has built her career around creating public art inspired by the richness of new places and meeting the people who will interact with the artwork. She believes giving her viewers something unexpected or intriguing helps awaken them to their surroundings. She and her team have created more than 40 site-specific public art projects across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to numerous solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums, her award-winning projects have been featured on the covers of Sculpture, Landscape Architecture, Espace and World Sculpture News magazines. Her most recent awards include the Collaboration of Design + Art Best Projects of 2015 for both healthcare and transportation, first prize for “Tidal Song” in the TGK 2012 International Competition and the 2011 Public Art Network/Americans for the Arts selection of “Cloudbreak” as outstanding artwork.