Colleges: The Artist on the Campus

That chap at the faculty tea, the fellow just over there by the sandwiches, the one wearing a T shirt and corduroy pants, is he — yes, he is, it's the artist in residence! More and more, the egocentric, emotional and often nonconformist artist is being enticed into the disciplined serenity of academic life — generally to the jolting benefit of both.

In St. Joseph, Minn., Sculptor Joseph O'Connell ambles out of the surrounding woods twice weekly, leaving his wife and eight children behind, to demonstrate his method of sculpting at the College...

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