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Fine Arts Lecturer Discusses How Travel Informs His Painting

Fine Arts Lecturer Discusses How Travel Informs His Painting

Posted: October 3, 2016

Bruce Adams, lecturer of fine arts, will present the talk “Fuel for the Restless Mind: Russia, China, Italy, Paris, and Mexico” on October 6 at 12:15 p.m. in Upton Hall 230. This is the first in this semester’s series, Artists on the Road: Travel As Source of Inspiration. It is free and open to the public.

Adams is best known as a conceptually based figurative painter who references historical painting styles. “It’s often the odd little experiences that have the greatest impact,” he said. “Traveling enriches your understanding of the world in many tangible and intangible ways.” He will discuss how his travels have informed his art and led to a deeper appreciation of people throughout the world.

Adams was director/curator of peopleart bflo, a storefront gallery in Buffalo, and a longtime board member and board president of Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center. Adams’ work experience includes stints as a painter, installation and performance artist, public school art teacher, college professor, and more recently, critical and creative writer.

His art has been exhibited extensively and is included in numerous private and museum collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Castellani Museum, UB Anderson Gallery, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

The college’s Design Department and the Office of International and Exchange Programs co-sponsor the Artists on the Road series. For more information, contact Carol Townsend at (716) 878-4986 or

Photo caption: Bruce Adams dressed as Ded Maroz (the Russian Santa Claus) with a Russian woman dressed as the Snow Queen in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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