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Authority on art criticism presents slide lecture

Jan. 20, 2004

KALAMAZOO--"Interpreting Art" is the topic of a free slide lecture by noted authority Dr. Terry Barrett at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in Room 2302 of Sangren Hall at Western Michigan University.

Nationally recognized as a writer and lecturer on art criticism and aesthetics, Barrett has received 20 different honors and distinctions from the art world. He has been teaching since 1967 and is a professor of art education at Ohio State University.

Webster University's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts recently honored Barrett as an outstanding alumnus. The Midwest Society of Photographic Education recognized him as an honored dducator in 2001, and the National Art Education Association gave him the Studies Invited Lecture award for his contributions to the field in 2000.

Barrett has published book chapters, articles, electronic publications, curriculum, art criticism and book reviews. He has edited numerous books, articles and been on six editorial boards. McGraw-Hill recently published his book, "Interpreting Art: Reflecting, Wondering and Responding," and will release "Art: Form & Meaning" later this year.

Barrett's one-week visit to the WMU campus is sponsored by the School of Art and will include guest lectures in classes for art education and writing about art.

Media contact: Jackie Ruttinger, 269 387-2455, jacquelyn.ruttinger@wmich.edu

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