The Permanent Art Collection recently received the Leroy Lamis sculpture I Found Lost River as a gift from Charles S. Mayer.
Lamis taught in the art department and was known around the world for his innovative use of plastic in his work. I Found Lost River is on loan to the Swope Museum of Art for an exhibit about Lamis and his educational legacy to be on display April 1st – June 4th.
Attendees of the opening reception Friday, April 1st, 6-9 pm will also be able to see some of his experimentation in digital computer arts from 1983, some of the earliest digital animation fine art in the world and shown only a few select times, to the public, ever.
There will also be a panel discussion where former students of Leroy Lamis will discuss the impact his teaching had on their art careers to be held .
— Jason Krueger, Permanent Art Collection Curator