Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Painter Stephen Niccolls to Visit Chester

Chester College of New England will welcome painter Stephen Niccolls to campus on Tuesday, September 30 as part of its 2008 Visiting Artists Symposium Lecture Series. He will give a free public lecture in the Wadleigh Library conference room at 2:30 p.m.
Niccolls was born in Texas in 1949, to a family of ranchers. He studied and practiced forms of visual art early in life, but began formal training in the 1970s, at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In 1997 he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Since that time he has exhibited his paintings in a variety of settings around the United States. He has taught art courses in Massachusetts, France, Minnesota, and New York. Niccolls currently lives in Kingston, New York and teaches at Marist College in nearby Poughkeepsie. He is represented by the Carl Van Brunt Gallery in Beacon, New York.
The Visiting Artists Symposium Lecture Series features guest speakers throughout the fall semester. Lectures are held at 2:30 on Tuesdays in the Wadleigh Library conference room. After the public session, the artists will be available to the students formally registered in the College's Visiting Artist Symposium (Course #IDS.301). The Fall 2008 series is coordinated by Darrell Matsumoto, Chair of the Department of Photography/Media Arts and Design.

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