Dr. Becky Zavada, a professor at Wayne State College, spoke on September 23 at a visual arts gallery in the library to discuss the relationship between visual arts and literature.
Zavada’s main approach for the evening was to make the audience reflect on what the arts and literature have in common. The purpose and meaning of art and compare that with the meaning and purpose of literature and what role the author has played.
At the event, around six to seven people were in attendance. Luke Severson was supposed to be at the event to speak but due to covid decided not to attend the event. In the gallery were all of Luke Severson’s works of art that he created. His artwork is no longer there, but you can find photos of the artwork by contacting Andy Haslit.
This event is just one of the many performances they are going to have. “I thought it was a fun event, it gives opportunities for collaboration between different departments on campus,” Zavada said.
Zavada currently teaches language, literature, philosophy and English at Wayne State College. She loves all types of art and finds the way art intersects with literature interesting. “I would consider myself a generalist, I could talk to anyone about anything,” Zavada said.