Artist-in-Residence: Leighton Pierce

Leighton Pierce is an innovative experimental filmmaker as well as photographer, who uses projections and sound composition to create dynamic ethereal space. The observer interacts and comes away with impressions not literal nor linear.

Pierce began as a music major who switched to film, when back in 1979 he took two classes with Professor of Art Linda Bourassa at the University of Iowa. Coming full circle, he uses his unique music compositions with moving photographic images. It is the connection between student and teacher that has brought him to visit and create work while at Hiram. He has an impressive exhibition history with a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art and showings at the Louvre and Modern Tate.

Pierce will speak Tuesday, Oct. 23 at a convocation in the Kennedy Center Ballroom from noon to 1 p.m. and meet the community Thursday, Oct. 25 from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Gelbke Fine Art gallery. Refreshments will be served.

This residency is partially funded through the Hiram Community Trust and College Special Events.

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