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Henry Edwards Distinguished Lectureship in Art

3:00pm - 4:30pm
C.J. Davidson Conference Center, Houston Harte University Center
Fort Worth-based artist Jim Woodson will be the featured speaker for ASU’s 2016 Henry Edwards Distinguished Lectureship in Art on Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.

Jim WoodsonJim WoodsonWoodson’s presentation, titled “About Time,” will run from 3-4:30 p.m. in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center and is open free to the public. A reception with refreshments will follow the lecture and is also open free to the public. 

An exhibit of Woodson’s contemporary paintings is currently on display in Gallery 193 inside the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive. It is open for free public viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 30. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Woodson will conduct a free public gallery talk about the exhibit at 3:30 p.m., also in Gallery 193.  

A professor emeritus of art for Texas Christian University, Woodson was named Texas State Artist of the Year in 2013 by the Texas Commission on the Arts. His figure and landscape paintings, which draw inspiration from the high deserts of the southwest, have elements of realism, expressionism, surrealism and even impressionism. His works have been displayed in more than 30 solo exhibitions and more than 50 group exhibitions, from Dallas to New York, Santa Fe, N.M., and Florence, Italy. His works are in a number of private and public permanent collections, including those of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Amarillo Art Center, El Paso Museum of Art, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and San Antonio Museum of Art.  

A native of Waco, Woodson has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from TCU. 

More information on Woodson’s art and career is available at

The Henry Edwards Distinguished Lectureship in Art is an outgrowth of the Edwards Family Trust, established in 1992 by Joseph Henry Edwards and Winona Edwards of San Angelo to provide funding for the art program in ASU’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts. In addition to the lectureship, the Edwards Family Trust supports scholarships for outstanding visual art students and an artist residency program.

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