Production Designer Merideth Boswell to Present Lecture on Oct. 4 in Vol Walker Hall

The Fairfield Hotel is shown on the set of "The Homesman," directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones. Merideth Boswell, production designer for the movie, will speak Oct. 4 in Vol Walker Hall at a conference hosted by the Fay Jones School of Architecture.
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The Fairfield Hotel is shown on the set of "The Homesman," directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones. Merideth Boswell, production designer for the movie, will speak Oct. 4 in Vol Walker Hall at a conference hosted by the Fay Jones School of Architecture.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Merideth Boswell, an Oscar-nominated production designer, will present a lecture at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, in Ken and Linda Sue Shollmier Hall, Room 250 of Vol Walker Hall, on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville. She is the keynote speaker for the Interior Design Educators Council’s Southwest Regional Conference, which is being hosted by the Fay Jones School of Architecture. The conference theme is “Character of Place – Place as Character.”

Boswell is an Arkansas native and a production designer who has been nominated twice for an Academy Award. Among her best-known movies are How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Natural Born Killers, Apollo 13 and Bandits. She has two Academy Award nominations for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration for How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Apollo 13 (shared with Michael Corenblith). She and Michael Corenblith also were nominated for a Film Award for Best Production Design from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

She recently has worked primarily with Tommy Lee Jones, director for The Homesman, a film that opens Nov. 13 in theaters in the United States. She also has worked with Jones on the films The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada and The Sunset Limited, the latter for HBO. Boswell currently is in Louisiana designing I Saw The Light, which stars Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams and is directed by Marc Abraham. In addition to film work, she has designed interiors in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Arkansas.

Boswell’s lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For more information, contact 479-575-4704 or architecture.uark.edu.

Contacts

Bailey Kestner, communications intern
Fay Jones School of Architecture
479-575-4704, bkestner@email.uark.edu

Michelle Parks, director of communications
Fay Jones School of Architecture
479-575-4704, mparks17@uark.edu

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