John Stass to visit Department of Art as Sculptor in Residence

Maine sculptor John Stass will be the University of Maine Department of Art guest as a Sculptor in Residence on Jan. 29 and 30.

Stass will give a sculpture demonstration on creating mid-century minimalist works in wood, and a lecture about minimalism in the arts titled “Minimalism…Enough is Enough.”

He will attempt to link the core tenets of minimalism to its effects on contemporary life by exploring its roots through painting, sculpture, photography and more.

People are invited to the demonstration from noon to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 in the Sculpture Studio on Flagstaff Road, and to the lecture from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 in Room 200 of Lord Hall. Both are free and open to the public. More information about Strass is on his website, johnstass.com.

His visit is part of the Littlefield Gallery Visiting Artist Series, an ongoing Department of Art initiative, and is made possible through the generous support of the Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor and the University of Maine Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series.