Andrea Bowers, the Marva and John Warnock Visiting Artist in Residency, will be giving a free, public lecture tonight (Wednesday, January 25) at 7:00 p.m. in the Dumke Auditorium at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA).

Bowers combines her passions for art and activism through a variety of media, including two pieces acquired by UMFA and described in a recent press release: a drawing, “Tim DeChristopher (I Am The Carbon Tax)” (2010) graphite on paper, and a video, “The United States v. Tim DeChristopher” (2010), single channel HD video.

“Reasons Andrea was so attractive to us as a candidate for the residency are the caliber of her work and her existing ties to Utah,” explained Kim Martinez, Chair of the Warnock Committee and Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah.

Martinez went on to explain that Bowers brings a unique perspective to the university. As part of the residency Bowers is teaching a masters class that will broaden students exposure to a diverse range of art. The community can get a taste of that at her upcoming lecture. And will be able to read more about the artist in an upcoming edition of 15 Bytes.