The Cameron University Department of Art will feature visiting artist Tenaya Sims presenting a visual lecture on Friday, April 8 at 6 p.m. in the Goodyear Room (Room 100) of the Sciences Complex. The presentation is open to the public at no charge and is made possible by a grant from Cameron University Lectures and Concerts.
Prior to the presentation, Sims will present a series of workshops for Cameron art students from April 6 through April 8. The workshops, titled “The Contemporary Portrait,” are planned as an intensive hands-on studio experience for Cameron art students, who will be challenged to develop their skills rendering a contemporary portrait in the water soluble graphite medium. In addition to providing structured lessons focused on the creation of water soluble graphite portraits, Sims will also provide media demonstrations, compositional considerations, and a critique of student works.
An exhibition of portraits created during the workshop sessions will take place in Room 125 of the Art Building on Friday evening following Sims’ visual lecture.
Sims has extensive training as a classical artist and experience as an industry professional. He designed Georgetown Atelier around the strengths of his experience in both territories. Sims devoted five years of full-time education to his traditional studies, working under the mentorship of artists Juliette Aristides and Jeff Watts. As an industry professional, he worked primarily in the video games industry for companies such as Treyarch/Activision and Crystal Dynamics/Eidos. He holds a B.F.A from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been teaching for over 10 years; in addition to Georgetown Atelier, Sims has taught at a variety of institutions, including Gage Academy, Whidby Island Fine Art Studio, Pratt Institute and more.
April 5, 2016