Geneva, NY- “Popular Images of Black Men,” the fifth in a series of six discussions hosted this semester by Hobart and William Smith Colleges through the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men, will feature Michael Ray Charles, and will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on Pulteney St., on the HWS campus. A morning seminar discussion will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 2, in Room 212, Demarest Hall.
Michael Ray Charles, an artist and professor at the University of Texas at Austin, will speak and show slides of his own artwork to illustrate his points. His work deals with depictions of African-Americans in American popular culture.
Charles received his M.F.A. from the University of Houston. He served as a juror for the City of Austin Arts in Public Places program, which selected proposals to exhibit at the new Austin airport. He has had successful one-person exhibitions in New York City, as well as exhibitions in Paris, Cologne, Miami, and Santa Fe.