Campus Life

UWF Rite of Passage lecture series presents Jim Jipson on Feb. 5

The University of West Florida will honor Jim Jipson as part of the UWF Rite of Passage lecture series on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the UWF Art Gallery.

The Rite of Passage lecture series celebrates University faculty recently promoted to full professor. The series gives professors the opportunity to share life lessons outside of the classroom with colleagues, students, friends and community members.

Jipson, professor of art, will present a lecture titled “My Endless Quest for the Chthonic.” Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Jipson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wayne State University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Drawing at Michigan State University. He joined UWF in 1987, where he has served as the Chair of the Art Department and the first Director of Fine and Performing Arts.

His achievements include a Fellowship in Photography with the Southern Arts Federation National Endowment for the Arts in 1993, and a Visual Arts Fellowship at the National Museum of American Art in 2001. Additionally, Jipson received the Polaroid Artists Support Grant in 1986. Most recently, Jipson has invented a projector that projects images of three dimensional objects that move in both a repetitive and non-repetitive way, which coincide with his current work efforts involving chance, the interrelationship between all things, and space and time.

A reception will immediately follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Rite of Passage website.