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Image at left: “Big Year,” Eleanor Conover; oil, acrylic, bleach and dye on sewn canvas and linen; 2020

Alice C. Cole ’42 Fellowship Lecture

2020-21 Fellow: Eleanor Conover
Mar 16, 2021, 5:30 PM
Free and open to the public

A talk by the Studio Art Program’s 2020-21 Alice C. Cole ’42 fellow, artist Eleanor Conover. Conover’s work engages with painting and drawing as metaphors for the environment and archaeology.

Please register in advance.

Abut Eleanor Conover
Tennessee-based artist Eleanor Conover teaches painting and drawing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Conover has a BA from Harvard College and an MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Her work engages with the physical and material conditions of painting and drawing as metaphors for environmental time and space, implying locations and states of excavation and accumulation.

About the Alice C. Cole ’42 Fellowship
The Alice C. Cole ’42 Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding early-career painter or sculptor, providing funds to support one year of unimpeded time and space to experiment, develop a body of work, and focus on future artistic goals. Cole Fellowships are based on nominations from prominent members of the national arts community. The fellowship is made possible by the generous bequest of Alice C. Cole ’42. Aware of the burdens that face recent graduates of art school, Ms. Cole makes it possible for an artist to have “a limited time free of economic necessity”—an immensely valuable gift.

For more information, please contact:

Samara Pearlstein,

Generously supported by:

the Alice C. Cole '42 Fund

Image Credit:

Eleanor Conover