(Norman, Okla.) Aug. 18, 2011 — The University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History and the College of Architecture present the Presidential Dream Course Revitalization: Knitting Society Together a lecture series beginning with architect Kelly Kolar, at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the Joe and Jane Buskuhl Gallery.

 

Kolar, the principal of Kolar Design in Cincinnati, will present a lecture titled SMART UNIVERS-CITY: Redefining the role of the Universities & Cities play in designing a regional sense of place.

 

The lecture series also brings the following professionals in Art and Architecture to the OU campus: 

Warren T. Byrd, of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects with offices in both Virginia and New York, presents Revitalized & Regenerated Landscapes at 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, in the Joe and Jane Buskuhl Gallery.

 

Philip Durham, of Studio | Durham in St Louis, presents Urban Transformation in St. Louis: L/S at 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, in the Joe and Jane Buskuhl Gallery.

 

North Carolina based visual artist Mel Chin presents Among Others at 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28, in the Fred Jones Jr.Museum of Art, 555 Elm Ave, on the Norman Campus.

 

Bennett Peji, principal of Bennett Peji Design in San Diego, present Civic Branding: Form Follows Culture at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Joe and Jane Buskuhl Gallery.

 

Closing the lecture series is Kianga Ford, a design-based installation artist from New York, presenting a lecture regarding Public Art at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, in the Joe and Jane Buskuhl Gallery.

 

The lectures in the Presidential Dream Course Revitalization: Knitting Society Together lecture series are free and open to the public. All lectures, unless otherwise noted, are held in the Joe and Jane Buskuhl Gallery located inside the College of Architecture, at 830 Van Vleet Oval, on the Norman campus.

 

For accommodations on the basis of disability, please call the School of Art and Art History at (405) 325-2691. For more information, please visit, http://art.ou.edu/.

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Holly Jones
Public Relations Coordinator
Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts
University of Oklahoma
(405) 325-6673
hollyjones@ou.edu