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Contemporary Art Criticism: Visiting Critics Share their Experiences

Visiting art critics from the Los Angeles Times and Art in America discuss their work in a public event for the Oklahoma Art Writing and Curatorial Fellowship on September 15, 2012 from 1-3 p.m., at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art Noble Theater, 415 Couch Dr, Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) invites the public to the free panel discussion, Visibility & Vitality: Contemporary Art Criticism Now, the final in a series of panels offering a broad view of professional practices within the field of contemporary art.

David Pagel, art critic for the Los Angeles Times and chair of the Art Department at Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles  presents at the September 15 panel along with Gregory Volk, regular contributor to Art in America, and Sylvie Fortin, independent curator, writer and editor. Rochester Art Center director Shannon Fitzgerald serves as moderator.

“Attendees will hear about the work of art critics from those publishing in influential newspapers and magazines,” said Julia Kirt, OVAC Executive Director. “We are honored by the participation of esteemed professionals and know that those interested in journalism or the international art market will find this panel especially stimulating.”

OVAC organizes this program with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and The School of Art & Art History at the University of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Art Writing and Curatorial Fellowship seeks to encourage informed, articulate, and inspired writing that engages audiences in contemporary art.

Sponsors of the Oklahoma Art Writing and Curatorial Fellowship include the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council, Kirkpatrick Foundation and Allied Arts. Founded in 1988, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition provides career resources for artists who live and work in Oklahoma.

For more about the Fellowship and public panel, please visit www.write-curate-art.org or call 405-879-2400.

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