Martha Colburn, a filmmaker and multi-media artist, who frequently comments on popular culture, consumerism and politics, will present a visiting artist lecture at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center, Wednesday, Oct. 26.

The presentation begins at 5 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A) and is free and open to the public.

Colburn is best known for her animation films, created through puppetry, collage and paint-on-glass techniques. She had made more than 40 films since 1994. She is also a musician and has made sculptural/video installation works, as well as experimented with integrating music and film.

Of her recent work, she said, “I am making films that work with ideas of the loss of faith, obsession with spectacle, self-destructiveness, and compulsion for violence. Inhibition and fear characterize my work, as uninhibited and fearless as they may appear.”

She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

For more information about the lecture, contact the WVU College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4359 or see Colburn’s website at:


CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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