Visiting Artist Stephen Cefalo to Teach Winter Term Class and Exhibit
Fine Arts

The Franklin College Department of Art welcomes artist-in-residence Stephen Cefalo to campus beginning January 2018.

Cefalo will teach a Winter Term class titled, “Drawing Figures from the Heart and Brain,” which will focus on the architecture of the human form. At the completion of this course, he and his students will exhibit their works together from Monday, January 29 through Tuesday, February 13, 2018. To conclude the exhibit, Cefalo will present the lecture, “Human: The Divine Template,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in the Henderson Conference Room on the second floor of the Johnson Center for Fine Arts. There will be a closing reception to follow the lecture.

Stephen Cefalo is an American artist in the traditions of Symbolism and the Baroque. He received his BFA in 1999 in illustration at School of Visual Arts in New York City under his mentor, Steven Assael, and received his MFA in painting in 2004 at Indiana University. He worked in New York, as assistant to artist Jeff Koons and artist for “Rugrats” at Nickelodeon. His collectors include the Carl Karcher estate (Hardee’s founder), P. Allen Smith, SCAD Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, Historic Arkansas Museum and many others. Formerly an instructor at the Arts Academy of Cincinnati and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Stephen paints full-time in Raleigh, N.C., and is a frequent contributor to The Artist’s Magazine.

Cefalo is the third visiting artist on Franklin College’s campus, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Allen W. Clowes Foundation to establish the Clowes Visiting Artist Endowment Fund. The visiting artist program is a biennial program. Artur Silva, a Brazil native, visited Franklin College during the 2013-14 Winter Term and Sayaka Ganz visited campus during the 2015-16 Winter Term.

Contact the Franklin College Office of Communications for more information at 317.738.8185.

(Posted Dec. 8, 2017)

POSTED Dec 8, 2017