6:30-8 p.m., April 19, Meyer Library Auditorium
Randy Bacon will speak about his art and vision, particularly “The Road I Call Home,” currently on exhibit at Brick City Gallery. Parking is available in Bear Park South parking garage and in Lots 19 and 20. Parking permits will not be required in these lots for lecture attendees on the day of the lecture.
The Road I Call Home is a series of simple, direct, casual studio portraits of homeless individuals, emphasizing the beauty, identity and integrity of each person. Accompanying each portrait is a panel outlining the subject’s circumstances in his or her own words. Randy Bacon's goal is to challenge viewers to recognize a common bond, consider intently, and open their minds and hearts. He views each person as a unique individual with a story that matters and considers these stories tools to help make the world a better place. Residing in Springfield, Missouri, Missouri State University alumnus and award-winning artist Randy Bacon has been a professional photographer since 1984. He is in high demand for his portrait, commercial and documentary work.