Tradition has a future, say artists at major event
March 10, 2014 — Campus Highlights
An international group of about 375 people, many of them painters, sculptors and writers on art, descended on Ventura, Calif., March 2-5 for TRAC 2014: The Representational Art Conference, a scholarly affair on 21st-century art produced with traditional techniques.
The acclaimed Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum spoke on a panel, and scholars and artists gave speeches and art demonstrations.
To find out what representational art is all about, you can still do as TRAC 2014 attendees did one evening on the CLU campus: see related exhibitions at the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture (through April 12) and the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art (through April 17). The conference, co-founded by CLU art professors Michael Pearce and Michael Lynn Adams ’72, is one of the showpieces of the California Lutheran University Arts Initiative.