The McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries at the University of Southern Indiana will present two exhibits simultaneously. A Time and A Place: the Photographs of Sonny Brown from the University Archives and Special Collections and Richard Hunt: American Sculptor will both open on Wednesday, September 20 and run through Sunday, October 29.
Everett “Sonny” Brown, photographer with the Evansville Courier newspaper from the 1950s through the 1980s, donated many personal and professional negatives to the USI Rice Library Archives before his death in 2015. This retrospective showcases Brown’s perspective of the Midwest from the 1960s-80s, juxtaposing the historical and political with the culture and lifestyle of the region.
A Time and A Place: the Photographs of Sonny Brown from the University Archives and Special Collections was curated by former USI art faculty member Kristen Wilkins and funded through a USI Faculty Research and Creative Work Award. Wilkins will present a free public lecture on the exhibit, “The Artist in the Archive: A Love Letter to the Photographic Object” at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 21 in Kleymeyer Hall in the Liberal Arts Center. A public reception for the exhibit will follow the presentation in the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries.
Richard Hunt: American Sculptor is a display of Hunt’s prints and handmade paper pieces from the University Art Collection. Hunt, an internationally known sculptor, was commissioned to create the metal sculpture From Our Past Toward Our Future, located on the USI Quad, for USI’s 50th anniversary in 2015. Hunt will return to campus for a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 12 in Carter Hall.
The Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries is located in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center on the USI campus. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and open to the public. Visit USI.edu/liberal-arts/art-center-galleries for more information.
Photo Credit: Sonny Brown, Evansville Press