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Visual Artist Series Presents Matt Wilt Nov. 1

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The next presentation in the Visual Artist Series at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh will feature Matt Wilt on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

Wilt earned his MFA from Ohio University at Athens and his undergraduate degree from Penn State University. He taught at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas from 1999 to 2001 and has been a faculty member at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, since 2002.

His work is exhibited nationally and internationally, and he has received numerous awards, including a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship and the Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship for a one year residency at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia in 1996.

Wilt makes narrative sculpture with additions of nails, melted steel, fiberglass and wire. His ceramic arrangements typically incorporate found objects that have been remade and hybridized with other forms in various still life settings.

The Visual Artist Series, which is sponsored by the Campus Arts Council and the Student Association, is free and open to the public.

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