SPArC Lecture Series hosts visual artist, writer and curator Lauren Fensterstock

Maine-based artist Lauren Fensterstock visits Saint Joseph’s College on October 24 as the second presenter in this fall’s Speakers, Performers, Artists and Culture (SPArC) Lecture Series. Fensterstock’s presentation begins at 6 p.m. in room 128 in Harold Alfond Hall.

Known for her intricate hand-cut paper installations, Fensterstock’s work draws from the history of garden design to explore how culture affects the perception of nature. In her presentation, she will discuss the inspiration and research behind the development of recent work, weaving together a variety of historical references to explain the creation of her constructed landscapes.

Fensterstock’s artwork has been featured in exhibitions at the John Michael Kohler Art Center, The Contemporary Austin, San Francisco’s Museum of Craft and Design and the Portland Museum of Art, among others. She was the recipient of a Maine Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Fellowship in 2010.

The SPArC Lecture Series continues when Mauricio Handler visits the college for a 12 p.m. presentation on November 13. Handler is a marine photojournalist, natural history filmmaker and an expedition leader. For many years, he was a part of National Geographic’s premier underwater photography team. Handler’s presentation will take place in room 224 in Harold Alfond Hall.

Hosted by Saint Joseph’s Art Department, SPArC stimulates artistic discourse in the Lakes Region by creating an interdisciplinary platform that brings creative professionals to campus to share their work and lead discussions. All SPArC events are free and open to the public. For more information on the series, contact Chris Sullivan at

October 11, 2013
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