Lecture by Alumnus Stephen Carcello
Alumnus and artist Stephen Carcello will give a public talk at 7:30 p.m. on March 28 in A+A Room 109.
About the Artist:
Stephen Carcello is an artist living and working as a production manager and designer for a contracting firm in Knoxville, TN. He holds a BFA in Studio Art (2D) from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and an MFA in Visual Communication and Design from The University of Arizona in Tucson. Carcello has exhibited his work locally and regionally, both competitively and through invitation. He taught in the foundations program at the at the University of Arizona while in graduate school, worked as a designer for one of America’s fastest growing handbag brands, has designed and fabricated themed environments for mega churches and festivals, while also staying true to his first love, creating visual narratives.
Carcello considers his art a form of story-telling, drawn from universal human themes. His work explores stories that elicit the greatest emotional responses and the tales that define us, starting from childhood and into our development as adults, which inform our identities as well as our perceptions of the future. With a background in drawing and printmaking, Carcello’s studio practice today involves a range of methods and approaches, including murals, planted arrangements, stamped concrete, and social media posts.
For his presentation, he will talk not only about his art, but ways of maintaining your creative practice while also making a living.
Thursday, March 28 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Art and Architecture Building, 109
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996