UA Little Rock will host artist Lisa Geertsen for a lecture on Friday, December 1.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Windgate Center of Art and Design, as part of the artWORKS lecture series. The lecture series is made possible by the Windgate Foundation and seeks to provide an enriching experience for participants to learn about art.
Geertsen has been a blacksmith since 1999 and owns and operates her own blacksmithing studio, Firelight Forge, which she opened in 2007. Geertsen holds an MFA from SIUC, where she also taught at the Pratt Fine Arts Center. She currently works at the University of Washington as a sculpture technician. Geertsen has been a guest instructor at WVU, the University of Washington, Blue Hell Studios, and Penland School of Craft.
During her lecture, Geertsen will discuss her artistic process, which focuses on telling a story and making a meaningful connection, as well as making something beautiful from the ordinary.