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Writer, scholar, artist to give talk at art school

The Lamar Dodd School of Art will present a lecture by artist George Scheer Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Room S151 of the art school. Open free to the public, the lecture is part of the Visiting Artist/Scholar Lecture Series.

Scheer is a writer, scholar and artist who establishes and nurtures communal art spaces where social change and aesthetics combine.

Scheer’s artistic and critical curiosity has led to his creation of multiple curatorial and collaborative public projects including Elsewhere and South Elm Projects in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Kulturpark in the Treptower Park forest in eastern Berlin. In both Greensboro and Berlin, Scheer repurposed existing spaces into forums where art and community could overlap and exchange. Elsewhere, once a three-story thrift store, exists as an ever-evolving museum in which artists, through residencies, can engage and contribute to the collection inside.

Scheer’s talk will discuss the works of art generated through these projects as well his experience with the social and organizational infrastructures necessary to sustain these spaces.

Scheer holds a master’s degree in critical theory and visual culture from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in political communications from the University of Pennsylvania.