MY LIFE IN ART: TERRY AND JO HARVEY ALLEN with MARY BEEBE
My Life in Art is an annual series of lectures that focuses on significant artists, collectors, patrons, dealers, critics, or other art world luminaries
Jo Harvey Allen, actress, playwright, poet, and pioneer of women in radio, is best known for her numerous film roles and critically acclaimed one-woman shows; called “A Storyteller in the Best Texas Tradition” by the LA Weekly, “Funny, Amazing, Profound…a knockout performer and writer who vanishes into her luminous material!” by LA Reader and “has elicited comparisons with Flannery O’Connor” according to the New York Times.”
Terry Allen is a visual artist and songwriter who was raised in Lubbock, Texas. He has worked as an artist and musician since 1966. He has been described by critic Dave Hickey in the Los Angeles Times as “a true modern day renaissance man…renowned for his effortless command and outrageous combination of disparate genres and media, according to the task at hand.” The Allens have two sons, three grandsons, and live and work in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Mary L. Beebe, Director of the Stuart Collection, interviews prominent artists Terry and Jo Harvey Allen for this presentation. The Stuart Collection is an ongoing program commissioning outdoor sculpture for the 1200-acre campus at the University of California, San Diego. The Stuart Collection commissioned one of Terry Allen’s first permanent outdoor works in 1986.