"Bing" Davis '59 Shares Art and Expertise with Eastern Kentucky University
September 7, 2006
September 7, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "Internationally renowned artist, art educator and curator Willis 'Bing' Davis will bring his expertise to Eastern Kentucky University with a two-day artist residency and a public lecture, timed to coincide with an on-campus exhibition of his work,:" notes an announcement from EKU. "Bing Davis: Seer of Art and Experience" will be on display at Eastern Kentucky September 27 through October 20. Davis is a 1959 graduate of DePauw University.
"Bing brings a great interdisciplinary program along with a wealth of knowledge about Africa's social and aesthetic traditions," says Herb Goodman, chairman of the department of art & design at EKU. "He has mastered the traditional areas of ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, and jewelry; however, his presentations embrace African, American and European traditions which will certainly be of interest to all."
The announcement notes, "Art pieces created by Davis are among the private collections of Harry Belafonte, Bill and Camille Cosby, Sen. Hillary Clinton, President and Mrs. George W. Bush and Nelson Mandela ... (Davis) was the chair of the Department of Art at Central State University and was the director at the Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center from 1978 to 1998. A graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., Davis attended the School of the Dayton Art Institute and received a master's degree in education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio." (at right: Davis' Thrown and Altered Form)Back