ECU’S ANNUAL LOCKMILLER LECTURE TO FEATURE GUERILLA GIRL

A masked avenger will deliver an interactive lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Ataloa Theatre of East Central University’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

As a founding member of the Guerilla Girls, who goes by the name of “Frida Kahlo,” she is a famous artist, but no one will know who she is because she’ll be wearing a gorilla mask. She will discuss sexism, racism and corruption in politics, art, film and pop culture through facts, humor and outrageous visuals, according to the Guerilla Girls’ website.

This Lockmiller Lecture, presented annually at ECU, is free and open to the public. Additional sponsorship is being provided by the ECU Foundation, Inc., ECU Cultural Activities Committee and the Oklahoma Humanities Council.

The Guerilla Girls claim to reveal the understory, subtext, overlooked and the downright unfair. Their work has been passed around the world by tireless supporters. In the last several years, they have appeared at over 90 universities and museums and in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post and The New Yorker. They have also appeared on radio programs on NPR, BBC and CBC as well as in many arts and feminist texts.

The Guerilla Girls are part of Amnesty International’s Stop Violence Against Women Campaign in the UK and have brainstormed with Greenpeace. They have unveiled anti-film industry billboards in Hollywood, just in time for the Oscars, and created a large-scale installation for the Venice Biennale and street projects for Krakow, Istanbul, Mexico City and Montreal.

This lecture was established, through an endowment, in honor of David Lockmiller and his interest in art history. Lockmiller is the father of former ECU professor Dr. Carlotta Lockmiller.

Contact Taryn Chubb to reserve blocks of seats for groups of 10 or more at tchubb@ecok.edu .

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