Stark Museum Hosts Presentation on Forensic Art with Lois Gibson
ORANGE, Texas - The Stark Museum of Art will sponsor forensic artist Lois Gibson for a presentation "The Art of Catching Criminals", on Thursday, August 23, 2012, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Gibson's presentation will take place at Lutcher Theater, located at 707 W. Main Avenue, Orange, Texas. This event is free and open to the public and is followed by a reception and book signing at the Museum, along with an exhibition celebration of Explore Art: Materials and Methods Revealed.
Considered the World's Most Successful Forensic Artist, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, Gibson will provide insights into forensic art and profile some of her most fascinating cases. As a forensic artist at the Houston Police Department since 1982, Gibson has helped solve more than 1,260 crimes. Gibson is the author of Faces of Evil, a true-crime book that details her most gripping cases, and which is currently on sale in the Museum Store. She also wrote the first textbook teaching of her profession titled Forensic Art Essentials. Gibson is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the FBI Academy Forensic Art Course. Currently, she teaches forensic art courses at Northwestern University Center for Public Safety in Evanston, Illinois. In addition, Gibson has been featured on segments of TRU TV's Forensic Files and A & E's The First 48.
Following Gibson's presentation, the Museum will host an exhibition celebration and reception with light refreshments along with a signing of her book Faces of Evil. Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore art making techniques and participate in hands-on activities in the Museum's current exhibition Explore Art, which will be on display through September 22, 2012.
"We are excited to bring to Orange the leading expert in the field of forensic art. I had the pleasure of attending Lois Gibson's keynote presentation at Texas Art Education Association Conference in 2010. She galvanized the audience with stories about her work which often requires her to be among the first people to talk to victims of assault. Listening to her describing her experience made me realize how many other skills, besides proficiency in drawing, a forensic artist must have", commented Elena Ivanova, Chief Educator of Stark Museum of Art.
Admission is free to the presentation at Lutcher Theater and reception at Stark Museum of Art.
Located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas, the Stark Museum of Art is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission is free for all ages. Group tours are available by appointment. For more information call 409.886.ARTS (2787) or visit www.starkmuseum.org.
Lois Gibson will present a lecture on forensic art on August 23, 2012, sponsored by Stark Museum of Art and held at Lutcher Theater.
Faces of Evil, by Lois Gibson, is a true-crime book detailing cases from Gibson's extensive career as a forensic artist.
About the Stark Museum of Art
The Stark Museum of Art focuses on the stunning land, the dramatic people and the diverse wildlife of the American West. Paintings, sculpture and prints interpret the West from nineteenth century frontier artists to the twentieth century artistic colonies in New Mexico. Artists include John James Audubon, Frederic Remington and Charles Marion Russell.
The Museum also features a significant collection of American Indian objects, including baskets, pottery, clothing and weavings. Other permanent collections in the Museum include the complete porcelain American Bird Series by Dorothy Doughty and the only complete series of The United States in Crystal, a collection of crystal urns produced by Steuben Glass to depict the 50 states and the Union.
The Stark Museum of Art is a program of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, a private operating foundation, whose other programs include the Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center and The W.H. Stark House.