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Fischl Lecture Series

Overview

The Eric Fischl Lecture Series was launched in 2005 when internationally acclaimed American painter and sculpture Eric Fischl returned to Phoenix College for the first time since the late 1960's. Fischl, then student, studied at PC under renowned Southwestern landscape artist and faculty member Merrill Mahaffey.

"We are proud to be partnering with the Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum for this prestigious event."

Each spring, Fischl celebrates his connection to the College by returning with an nationally or internationally acclaimed professional artist or collector to present the Eric Fischl Lecture Series. The Series, held at the Phoenix Art Museum as part of the Contemporary Forum Lecture Series, draws hundreds of students, artists, and community members from across the city and state for an engaging discourse about various themes focused on art.

"Phoenix College is proud to be partnering with the Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum for this prestigious event," said Dale Doubleday, Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Phoenix College.

As part of the event, Fischl presents the prestigious Vanguard Award to a Phoenix College student whose artwork receives “Best in Show” in the college’s Student Art Competition.

 Presenting

The 2014 Eric Fischl Lecture Series & Student Art Awards: 
Steve Martin in Conversation with Eric Fischl

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 — 7:00 p.m.
at the Phoenix Art Museum
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Bryan Hunt poster

2013 Lecture
Bryan Hunt

Featuring Sculptor Bryan Hunt in partnership with the Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum.

Special thanks to our program partners: Eric Fischl, Climatec, Phoenix Art Museum, Bentley Gallery and Bentley Projects, Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation.

Gornick

2012 Lecture
April Gornik

Featuring Painter April Gornik in partnership with the Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum.

Special thanks to our program partners: Eric Fischl, John & Lisa Fischl, Climatec, Phoenix Art Museum, monorchid, Bentley Gallery and Bentley Projects, Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation. (Read More)

Serrano

2011 Lecture
Andres Serrano

Featuring Artist Andres Serrano in partnership with the Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum.

Special thanks to our program partners: Eric Fischl, John & Lisa Fischl, Merrill Mahaffey, Climatec, Phoenix Art Museum, Hilton Garden Inn - Phoenix/Midtown, Bentley Gallery and Bentley Projects.

McEnroe

2010 Lecture

We Can Be Serious

John McEnroe is the featured speaker for this Eric Fischl Lecture Series, a Contemporary Forum presentation. Also presenting the Eric Fischl 2010 Vanguard Awards to two top Phoenix College student artists.

Salle

2009 Lecture

An Aptitude for Metamorphosis

Featuring Painter David Salle in partnership with the Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum.

Special thanks to our program partners: Eric Fischl, John & Lisa Fischl, Merrill Mahaffey, City of Phoenix Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, Climatec, D.L. Withers Construction Management, Concert, Phoenix Art Museum, and Bentley Gallery and Bentley Projects.

Fischl

2008 Lecture
What Happened to Art When the Body Dematerialized from Painting? 

Featuring Eric Fischl in partnership with the Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum.

Special thanks to our program partners: Eric Fischl, John & Lisa Fischl, Merrill Mahaffey, and Contemporary Forum.

Fischl

2007 Lecture

The Next Step. 

Eric welcomed Master Photographer Ralph Gibson

Special thanks to our program partners: Eric Fischl, John & Lisa Fischl, Merrill Mahaffey, D. L. Withers Construction Management, Climatec, Hilton Garden Inn, Nick's Frame Shop and Art Gallery.

Fischl

2006 Lecture

Context is Everything or Everything is Context? 

Eric welcomed: Susan Krane, Director of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Marilyn A. Zeitlan, Director and Chief Curator, Arizona State University Art Museum;Jon Haddock, Artist; and Special Guest: Bruce W. Ferguson, Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts and Director of Exhibitions, the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Special thanks to our program partners: Eric Fischl, John & Lisa Fischl, Merrill Mahaffey, Climatic, FEZ, and Concert Architectural Interiors.

Fischl

2005 LectureDestination 2015: From New York to Phoenix, Visions of the Future Art Scene. Eric welcomed: Fatimah Halim, Multimedia Artist; Roman Reyes, Faculty and Chair, Phoenix College Art Department; Brady Roberts, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Phoenix Art Museum; Steven Yazzie, Artist and Painter.

Special thanks to our program partners: Eric Fischl, John & Lisa Fischl, and Merrill Mahaffey.