September 13, 8:00am - 9:30am CDT. Hosted at Holland Performing Arts Center
part of a series on Muse
About the speaker
When asked which Artists inspired his work in Art School, Bart Vargas frustrated his professors by not having an answer. Instead he said he couldn’t single any out, because he drew inspiration from the entire World, not just the Art World.
Vargas’ prolific practice includes sculpture, painting, ceramics, printmaking and photography. He draws inspiration from the people, objects, images and events around him, stating that ultimately the early 21st century is his Muse. He will share with us how that Muse, through Art and Education, has transformed his life, and taken him across the country, and ultimately around the World!
Bart Vargas is a multi-disciplinary Artist and Educator from Bellevue, Nebraska. He earned his BFA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and his MFA at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He creates playful, and thought-provoking objects and images that strive to act as artifacts and evidence of the early 21st century. Vargas has exhibited nationally and internationally, and his work can be found in many collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. His works have also been featured in many publications including Sculpture magazine, New American Paintings, and HGTV Magazine.
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The Art Center includes the three anchor Hot Shops, 50 art studios, four art galleries, and many exhibition spaces.
The studio spaces, which occupy the entire building, are available for artists of all disciplines. A place where artists can work and interact establishes an atmosphere for creative art discourse. This will not only be an energizing influence on development of art, it will ultimately create relationships with other artists fostering a sense of community.