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My Life in Academia

For the majority of my life, I have been a professor of Art and an art administrator in an academic setting. During this time, I continued to produce art and remain active as an exhibiting artist. I produced large-scale welded constructions of steel and a variety of materials. While working in the academy, I managed to participate in several competitive national exhibits and annual competitions. Now that I have retired, I work on a smaller scale producing carved wood and paintings. My Art continues to be informed by much of what I learned while teaching. A focus on craftsmanship and attention to detail are two of the important lessons that teaching has brought to my practice as an artist. Another is the lesson of persistence with the process. Any success that I may have had in the class/studio and as an art administrator mirrors the joy and successes that I have enjoyed in my studio work and artmaking.

Charles Wright making speech at Humanities Building CCU
CCU Gallery dedication speech CCU
Charles showing tools to student
Art Show opening CCU Art Gallery
Galley reception CCU
Teaching woodcarving CCU
Red and white abstract Steel sculpture
"White Knight" sculpture CCU
Charles at Crystal Bridges
Charles Wright with paint brush in hair CCU
CCU teaching
Charles in workshop studio CCU
Teaching stone carving CCU
Black Steel sculpture Story n Clark painted black metal sculpture
"Story & Clark" sculpture display CCU
Crystal Bridges Museum visit - WIU
Artists at reception in NYC Art Gallery.
NYC gallery reception
Charles Wright at World Trade Center memorial site
Lin's Circle by C Wright
"Lin's Circle" sculpture
World Trade Center Memorial visit
Charles leading KCAD Graduation
Officiating at KCAD graduation ceremony
Charles Wright in academic regalia
WIU Graduation Ceremony
Charles Wright in Cuba
International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) International Symposium 2017 in Cuba 
Painting by Charles Wright
"Places Please" painting C. Wright
Charles's Painting





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