The fascinating Life and Art of Joseph Cornell at Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts is this Saturday with Christian Conrad. There is discussion time from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and is free according to Lubbock in the Loop.

Since Cornell's art is described as creating a sense of mystery and wonderment, it captured my attention. Next thing I knew, I was Googling images of his work. He re-purposed and took junk and made art called 'assemblage pieces' in what looks a lot like shadow boxes.

He was one of the original junk-tique creators in a sense. At least that's my spin on it. Well, except that some of his pieces have sold for millions of dollars and been displayed at major museums like the Smithsonian, but that wasn't until after his death in 1972. While he was alive he struggled to make ends meet with various jobs, according to Wikipedia.

Don't miss this opportunity to get inspired and experience the magic of the work of Cornell this Saturday at LHUCA.

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