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Lee & Jackson Flee the Night

Lee & Jackson Flee the Night Artist s tAtement Ben Hamburger is a painter, community artist, and educator born and raised outside of Washington, DC. Working within the convergence of visual art and social engagement, Hamburger creates artwork, facili- tates workshops, and collaborates with diverse communities around the world. His work is driven by his belief in the universality of art and its potential to find meaning in complex situations. Hamburger holds a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida and a master of ne fi arts degree in com- munity arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. During his under- graduate career, he studied art history and oil painting at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy. In 2011, Hamburger moved to Asia where he pursued painting and taught in diverse settings in Thailand as well as underrepresented tribal regions in northern India. After returning to the United States, Hamburger resettled in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was immediately inspired by the vibrancy of the city. While in New Orleans, he taught in an array of schools, art centers, and cultural insti- tutions. He is currently represented by several galleries in the city, and his artwork was selected and purchased http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Southern Literary Journal University of North Carolina Press

Lee & Jackson Flee the Night

The Southern Literary Journal , Volume 50 (1) – Aug 24, 2018

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © 2008 the Southern Literary Journal and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of English.
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Abstract

Artist s tAtement Ben Hamburger is a painter, community artist, and educator born and raised outside of Washington, DC. Working within the convergence of visual art and social engagement, Hamburger creates artwork, facili- tates workshops, and collaborates with diverse communities around the world. His work is driven by his belief in the universality of art and its potential to find meaning in complex situations. Hamburger holds a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida and a master of ne fi arts degree in com- munity arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. During his under- graduate career, he studied art history and oil painting at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy. In 2011, Hamburger moved to Asia where he pursued painting and taught in diverse settings in Thailand as well as underrepresented tribal regions in northern India. After returning to the United States, Hamburger resettled in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was immediately inspired by the vibrancy of the city. While in New Orleans, he taught in an array of schools, art centers, and cultural insti- tutions. He is currently represented by several galleries in the city, and his artwork was selected and purchased

Journal

The Southern Literary JournalUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Aug 24, 2018

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