Bob Emser, sculptor and aviation enthusiast will give the Goshen College Art department’s 2015 Eric Yake Kenagy visiting artist lecture.

Emser’s lecture will take place on Sunday, January 25th from 7-8 p.m. in the Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall, and a reception will take place immediately following the lecture. The reception will be in the Hershberger Art Gallery. Both the presentation and the reception are free and open to the public.

Born in 1954, Emser draws his artistic influences from constant house construction of the era and from his father, who was a mechanical engineer. He spent many years of his early life building and playing with machines. Building model airplanes developed from this, and it was a fascination Emser shared with his father.

Emser’s sculpture exhibition will be displayed in the Hershberger Art Gallery from Sunday, January 25th through Sunday, March 1st.

The Eric Yake Kenagy Visiting Artist Program honors the late Eric Yake Kenagy, who was a gifted ceramics student at Goshen College from 1984 until his death in 1986.