Members of The Bruce High Quality Foundation, an arts collective in Brooklyn, will speak at Pratt Institute about their influences, artwork, and careers as part of the Spring 2011 Visiting Artists Lecture Series (VALS), from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, January 25, in the Engineering Building, Room 371, on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. The Pratt Visiting Artists Lecture Series is an annual year long series organized by the Department of Fine Arts in the School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute to welcome nationally and internationally recognized fine artists to share their experiences with the Pratt community. Members of The Bruce High Quality Foundation will speak about the methods, craft, and influences behind their art. For more information on this collective, please visit:

The Bruce High Quality Foundation is the only group of artists among the five invitees who will speak as part of the Spring 2011 Visiting Artists Lecture Series. The series continues with Mary Mattingly on February 8, Ursula von Rydingsvard on February 15, David Diao on March 8, and Josephine Meckseper on April 19. VALS is coordinated by graduate students Biljana Djokanovic and Ryan Gilmartin under the supervision of Professor Dominique Nahas in the Department of Fine Arts. Visitors can enter Pratt Institute’s campus on DeKalb Avenue or on Willoughby Avenue between Hall Street and Classon Avenue. The closest subway stop is the Clinton-Washington station on the G line. For directions to campus or parking information, visit

Image Caption: “Le Sacre du Printemps” (Rite of Spring), 2009. Image courtesy of and copyrighted by The Bruce High Quality Foundation.