Department of Art & Design hosts Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series


The Department of Art & Design at Murray State University is pleased to host David
Wischer as the Patricia L. Summerville Artist in Printmaking on April 12-14. Wischer
will also present an artist’s talk on Wednesday, April 13 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 631
of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building on the Murray State campus.

Printmaker David Wischer will visit campus on April 12-14

MURRAY, Ky. — The Department of Art & Design at Murray State University is pleased to host David
Wischer as the Patricia L. Summerville Artist in Printmaking on April 12-14. Wischer
will also present an artist’s talk on Wednesday, April 13 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 631
of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building on the Murray State campus.

While at Murray State, Wischer will also create an edition of his work with the advanced
printmaking class. The workshop will be held at the Fine Arts Building in Room 1006,
the screenprinting room, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 12, 13 and 14. All events
are free and open to the public.

David Wischer was born in Henderson, Kentucky. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts
in Graphic Design from Northern Kentucky University and his Master of Fine Arts in
Fine Art from Purdue University. Wischer is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital
and Print Media at the University of Kentucky. His work has been exhibited at the
Center for Book Arts in New York, the Four Rivers Print Biennial at Southern Illinois
University and International Print Center New York.

Wischer said his work is heavily influenced by his personal daily observations of
the absurd, and social media, the internet, television, current events, digital communication
and technology are constant sources of inspiration for him.

“As humans, we deal with money problems, noisy neighbors, unruly pets and all of the
other things that make up our hectic and unpredictable daily lives,” said Wischer.
“I use the senselessness of daily life as a foundation for a humorous dialogue with
the viewer. Through my use of printmaking, animation, installation, collage and digital
art, I meld topical humor, social commentary, nostalgia, and parody in my work, which
functions as an inside joke for a generation of adults who grew up absorbing their
knowledge through television and the internet.” 

The Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series is made possible through an endowment to
the Department of Art and Design from Patricia Summerville, who graduated from Murray
State University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Education after attending the
university 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 Healthcare 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 twenty years, and practicing law for five
years before retiring in 2003. She passed away in February 2022.

For more information about the Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series or the Department
of Art & Design, visit murraystate.edu/art. For more about Wischer’s art, exhibitions and work, please visit davidwischer.com.





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