David Griffith, assistant professor of English at Sweet Briar College, will read from his book, “A Good War is Hard to Find: The Art of Violence in America” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Firehouse Art Gallery in Lynchburg.
Griffith also will lecture on the potential for collaboration between writers and visual artists as part of an ongoing art exhibition, “America?” that is on display at the gallery. His lecture is part of a three-week long art exhibit, lecture and film series on various issues and aspects of American culture.
Debuting at Griffith’s lecture is the video installation “Symphony No. 1: In Memoriam Dresden, 1945,” a collaboration between Griffith and photographer Ashley Florence. The lecture will be followed by an 8 p.m. screening of Andy Warhol’s controversial 1965 film, “Vinyl,” an adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ novel, “A Clockwork Orange.”
The Firehouse Gallery is located at 1210 Rivermont Avenue in Lynchburg. All events in the series are free and open to the public. For a list of event dates and times please visit the gallery’s Web site.