Artist in Residence for October: Lawrence Stueck

Oct 3, 2019

WUGA's 5-year Artists in Residence event series concludes with a salute to the work of Dr. Lawrence Stueck.

We’ll celebrate his creative, wide-ranging portfolio on Saturday, October 26th.

Three of the new bus stops around Athens are Dr. Stueck's collaborative work with Leonard Piha. The two men collaborated on the fun and colorful Gyroscope House at the World of Wonder in Southeast Athens park. Stueck has designed more than 60 playscapes — for example, at Harris Shoals Park in Watkinsville and others in Athens and surrounding counties. The playgrounds are remembered fondly by young adults, but the structures are now at risk for demolition.

Stueck is also a painter and inventor; some of his work is quite serious while other constructions are fanciful and playful. He taught art at Athens Academy for 17 years and is one of the founders of OCAF, an important community institution in Watkinsville. As an adjunct professor, he taught Sculpture and 3D Design at UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art and The Design of Learning Environments in the College of Education.

The public can meet the artist in his home — an old church in Watkinsville that dates to 1909 — at an event that benefits the station on October 26th from 3 to 5. His family lives in the Sunday School classrooms behind the historic sanctuary.

To RSVP and learn the specifics of the address, please contact Cathy Bradberry at the station: wuga@uga.edu or 706-542-9842.

Admission is $15 for Friends of WUGA and $20 for non-members. Cash only, please. Friends memberships are $30 or more annually.

The event will be held rain or shine. Light hors d'oeuvres will be catered by Marti’s at Midday, and Pairings Food and Wine provides wines.