The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Fine Arts Faculty Showcase continues with a highlight of Department of Art faculty member Adam Posnak, who will present "Pottery Does the Things of Vodun (Voodoo)" at 4 p.m. Friday, April 21, in 319 Old Main.
Posnak will discuss his personal ceramic work, collaborations with African-Atlantic religious communities and his current research in West Africa. The event is free and open to the public.
Posnak earned his B.A. at Macalester College and his M.F.A. at Lousiana State University. He has exhibited his work in multiple venues across the United States, including showings in Philadelphia, Kansas City, Chicago and Minneapolis.
Posnak also won an Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship and held a residency at Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan.
His current work explores the making and ritual use of Vodun pottery in western Ghana. He traveled there in summer of 2016 and presented an invited lecture at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.