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Artist and professor Jolene Powell lectures at MSU April 6

Jolene Powell FlyerJolene Powell, McCoy Professor of Art and director of Gallery 310 at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, will be visiting Morehead State University's Department of Art and Design on Wednesday and Thursday, April 6 and 7. Powell's visit is sponsored by the Buckner and Sally S. Hinkle Endowment for the Humanities and the Department of Art and Design.   

During Powell's visit, she will be giving a public lecture titled "Experience and Play" to share her insights on being a working artist and arts professional. Her lecture will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in Room 111 of the Claypool-Young Art Building. It is free and open to the public.   

Powell is a painter, arts educator and curator. Although she lives in the Midwest, she has spent several summers painting the coast of Maine and completed her fall 2016 sabbatical at Nes International Artist Residency in Iceland. Powell received Marietta College's Innovative Teaching Award in 2021, the Edward G. Harness Outstanding Educator Award in 2018 and Marietta College's highest honor, the McCoy Teaching Excellence Professorship, in 2007.  

Powell earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from Boston University and has exhibited her work in museums and galleries across New England, the East Coast and the Midwest. She has a solo exhibition, "Peaks and Pinnacles," on display at Brandt-Roberts Galleries in Columbus, Ohio.  

"Professor Powell's lecture and interactions with MSU students, faculty and staff will provide insight on her experiences as a working artist, arts educator, and gallerist that students and community members alike will find valuable as they, too, navigate their own paths as creative professionals and/or arts advocates," said Robyn Moore, associate professor of photography at MSU.  

Learn more about Jolene Powell by visiting or on Instagram @jolenepowellart.  

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