Artist and Educator Nick Tobier to Lecture at Bennington

Mar 22, 2010

Artist and educator Nick Tobier will speak about his recent and upcoming work on Tuesday, March 23, at 7:30 pm in the College's Tishman Lecture Hall. The event, part of this term's Visual Arts Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.

As a native New Yorker, Tobier is a lifelong participant-observer of street life and the social life of public places. These inherently layered scenarios are at the core of his work, which reflects a belief in the power of social dynamism and the fundamental role of artist as catalyst and conduit in this relationship.

In his current research and teaching, Tobier focuses on the integration of art and society, and actively challenges artists to expand their self-definitions and scope. These efforts have included partnerships with artists and farmers; critical and celebratory involvements between artists, students and broad communities; lectures as performances and vice-versa; and a growing commitment to lasting partnerships working with creative individuals and communities from Detroit to Copenhagen.

For more on Tobier and his work, click here.