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Professor Darryl Lauster to Speak at Focus on Faculty

Central Library: As part of the Focus on Faculty series, UT Arlington Libraries will present Darryl Lauster on Oct. 23 at noon on the Sixth Floor of Central Library.

In a speech titled “A 520-year conversation,” Mr. Lauster will speak about his sculpture, Reach, which was UT Arlington's first commissioned public outdoor sculpture. Located on the Janet and Michael Greene Research Quadrangle in front of the Engineering Research Building, Lauster based the 20-foot-tall sculpture on Helical Aerial Screw, Leonardo da Vinci's 15th-century sketch for a gyroscopic flying machine. He developed the concept to celebrate the significant growth and change that has occurred at UT Arlington.

“Da Vinci was the ultimate Renaissance man,” Lauster said. “In a single individual we have all the connotations of knowledge, the pursuit of not only engineering, but art, mechanics, flight, and biology.”

Lauster is an Assistant Professor of Intermedia/Sculpture at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has exhibited nationally in many museums and galleries. He is the recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and founder of the Samuel Gray Society, an institute dedicated to 18th-century American history. His work is based in the research of American history and mythology and utilizes digital media, printmaking, sculpture and installation.

For more information or if you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Evelyn Barker at 817-272-6064 or Please allow sufficient time for the accommodation.