As an Art History student at the University of Washington, I have been provided access to a bevy of talented and renowned professors, researchers and graduate students. Those like Marek Wieczorek and Estelle Lingo are leaders in their respective fields, and are known far beyond the university’s reach.
Kolya Rice is another such figure that has taken a prominent role in the arts community in Seattle. While I may be just a face in the crowd to him, I learned an incalculable amount in regards to romanticism, realism, abstraction, modernism, and post-modernism. His understanding, and possibly more importantly, his ability to express and teach these concepts is truly captivating. He places these sometimes obscure theories on the plane of contemporary understanding–fusing everyday life with critical analysis.
While you may not be a student at the UW, on Thursday May 29, one and all have the opportunity to experience this Ph.D. candidate. From 7-8 Pm, Kolya Rice will be lecturing on Susan Robb and The Trajectory of an Aesthetic. The Frye describes the lecture as an investigations of “the salient aspects of Susan Robb’s aesthetic, its development, its relation to other artists’ work and philosophical positions.”
Free tickets may be picked up from The Frye’s Information Desk, one hour prior to the start of the program.