Richard Beckman Birthday Party
7 - 9pm
Please join us for a birthday celebration commemorating the life of Richard Beckman as an artist, professor, mentor, and friend within the USF and Tampa Bay community. There will be a Curator Tour from 7:15 - 8:00pm for those who are interested in learning about the exhibition.
Richard Beckman (1957-2004) was an object-based sculptor whose national recognition included exhibitions in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions were reviewed in Art in America, Artpapers, Sculpture, Visions, Artspace, and the LA. Times. His work was included in over one hundred group exhibitions and he was the recipient of three research awards and three teaching awards at the University of South Florida during his tenure from 1991 to 2004. Beckman received a National Endowment for the Arts/Southern Arts Federation Artist's Fellowship in 1995 and two State of Florida Individual Artist's Fellowships 1995, 2000).