Art & Sports Lecture Series with Lee Walton
The purpose of this lecture series is to explore and make evident the intersections of art and sports. The connections between two seemingly different things can be a powerful line to draw as it shows the variety of ways a person can exhibit commitment, drive and adaptability in their work. The artists presented in this series share a dedication to interdisciplinary work that crosses lines and disorients stereotypical understandings of artist and athlete identity. The Art & Sports Lecture Series is cosponsored by the Portland State University Campus Recreation Center, PSU University Housing and Residence Life, PSU Art & Social Practice MFA program, PSU Speaker's Board and the PSU First Year Experience Freshman Inquiry program. It was inspired by graduate student Rozalyn Crews’ current research about art and sports, and the programming was curated by Crews and conceptualized by artist Molly Sherman. The series is part of Harrell Fletcher's artist residency at the PSU Campus Recreation Center.