CSU Hosting Visiting Artist, Mixed Media Exhibition

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Jason Lanka, who has shown his sculptures, photographs and video in galleries around the country, brings his 'Scratching the Surface' exhibition to Columbus State University Aug. 17-Sept. 31.

Lanka will give a 6:30 p.m. gallery talk as part of a 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception Tuesday, Aug. 17 in the Corn Center’s Illges Gallery, the exhibition site, on CSU’s RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus. Admission is free.

A professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Lanka’s work is known for questioning the boundaries between humans and their natural surroundings. His video installations, for example, explore how society defines its role and place in the natural world.

Born and raised in Wyoming, Lanka earned a graduate degree in fine arts from the University of Connecticut in 2006. He previously taught there, as well as at Hartford Art School, Springfield College and the College of William and Mary. He recently exhibited at the Visual Arts Center of Tidewater in Richmond, Va., the University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Cazenovia (N.Y.) College, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News, Va., and Eastern Kentucky University.

The exhibition at Columbus State is presented by the Department of Art, with support from the Illges Foundation and CSU student activity fees.

Ilges Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; noon-8 p.m. Thursday; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or go to http://art.colstate.edu.