William Christenberry’s Visual Arts as Storytelling

Presented by Donald Nobles, associate professor at Auburn University–Montgomery

A natural story teller himself, William Christenberry stands alone for his work in painting, sculpture and photography, three disciplines that rarely intersect. His childhood in Alabama exposed him to the oral tradition of storytelling, reflected now in his work as he uses a number of media to tell stories that are often either too painful or too beautiful for words to relate. This presentation will use some of Christenberry’s work, some of it not yet cataloged, to examine the stories that he tells as he chronicles the life cycle of place. In addition, participants will be invited to study his work to discover what story it tells them directly, to discover what they hear this great artist saying.

Contact Donald Nobles to book this presentation
dnobles@aum.edu
(334) 244-3357