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Bead and Sequin Artist Exhibition and Workshop Planned at SWOSU

March 28, 2013

Bead and Sequin Art Exhibition
Several works by bead and sequin artist Future Akins of Lubbock (TX) will be featured in an exhibition April 2-30 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Bead and Sequin Art Exhibition

Bead and sequin artist Future Akins of Lubbock (TX) will be featured in an exhibition April 2-30 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Akins’ visit is part of the SWOSU Visiting Artist Program.

The exhibit will be on display in the Art Building Gallery from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. On April 30, Akins will give a lecture from 1:30-2:45 p.m. and from 3-4 p.m. will provide a hands-on workshop on bead and sequin work. A reception will follow from 4-6 p.m.

The public is invited to all the events that will take place in the SWOSU Art Building.

Akins is currently the coordinator of the Master of Art Education program at Texas Tech University. She has taken part in many national and international exhibitions over the years, including the "Human Rights Art Exhibition" and "Over the Line,” both in 2008. She has also curated exhibitions such as "Women of the West" in 2007 and “Six Who Teach” in 2006.

“My research both verbally and visually uses autobiographical storytelling as a means to share the transformative ability of art,” Akins said.

Akins’ visit to SWOSU is made possible by funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council and SWOSU.  For more information about the events, please contact the Art Department at 580.774.3756 or ek.jeong@swosu.edu.

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