MURRAY, Ky. — Matt Matt Hopson-Walker will be the third Patricia Summerville Lecture Series Artist at Murray State University. Printmaker Hopson-Walker will edition his work and present a public lecture March 7 at 5 p.m. in room 631 of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building.
While at Murray State, Hopson-Walker will be editioning a relief and screenprint with the help of Professor Nicole Hand’s advanced printmaking class. The workshop will be March 5–8 in rooms 1004 and 1006 of Old Fine Arts.
Hopson-Walker received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute. He is currently an assistant professor of art, foundations coordinator and interim graduate coordinator at the University of South Alabama, where he has taught since 2015. In 2006, Hopson-Walker was the recipient of the prestigious James D. Phelan Award in Printmaking given by the San Francisco Foundation and administered by the Kala Institute. He has been included in 222 juried or group exhibitions and 14 solo shows since 2006. His work is included in the collections of the Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the University of North Dakota Art Collections in Grand Forks, North Dakota; the Amity Art Foundation in Woodbridge, Connecticut; the Stonehouse Residency for the Contemporary Arts in Miramonte, California; the Drawing and Print Collection at the University of Iowa Museum of Art; and the Tama Art University Museum in Tokyo, Japan. You can learn more about Hopson-Walker and his work at matthewhopsonwalker.com.
The Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series is a new endowment to the department of art and design. Patricia L. Summerville graduated from Murray State in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Education after attending for only three years. She then earned three additional degrees, including a Master of Science in Education with a major in supervision in 1976 from the University of Akron; a Master of Health Administration with a major in hospital administration in 1982 from Xavier University; and the Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University in 1994. She was admitted to the bar the following year. Summerville’s career included teaching art for six years, serving as an administrator for hospitals and healthcare facilities for 20 years and practicing law for five years before retiring in 2003.