MURFREESBORO — Organizers of a lecture series welcoming three renowned artists to the MTSU campus this month have announced a location change for the first guest's visit Friday, Feb. 13.
Guy Gilchrist, co-creator of "Muppet Babies" and cartoonist for the classic comic strip "Nancy" since 1995, will discuss using the arts to address social issues during his Feb. 13 lecture in Room 153 of MTSU's College of Education Building.
Gilchrist's free public lecture is set for 12:40 to 1:40 p.m. A searchable campus map of MTSU, complete with parking details, is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking14-15.
Also scheduled to visit to MTSU in February as part of a 40th Anniversary Lecture Series celebrating the accomplishments of creative people with disabilities are:
• Actor/author/teacher Estelle Condra, who will perform a play and discuss creating live performances as an artist with a disability during her Friday, Feb. 20, lecture in the Keathley University Center Theater.
• Drummer Bob Stagner, who will share techniques for helping young people with disabilities or terminal illnesses via percussion during his Friday, Feb. 27, visit to the KUC Theater.
Like Gilchrist's talk, Condra and Stagner's lectures are open to the public and are scheduled for 12:40 to 1:40 p.m.
The trio’s visits are presented by VSA Tennessee, the state organization on arts and disability that was established in 2001 on the MTSU campus.
VSA, an international organization on arts and disabilities, is observing its 40th anniversary in 2014-15. Founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith and formerly known as Very Special Arts, VSA merged with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2011 to expand its services.
You can learn more about the lecturers and VSA at http://ow.ly/2U1CvX.