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Visual Artist Series


The Visual Artist Series is collaboratively organized and hosted by faculty and students. Funded by the Student Association through the Campus Arts Council, the series brings seven to nine artists to our campus every year. These artists give public lectures, workshops, demos and critiques. Artists from all media are represented in the series. They come from all over the U.S. and Canada and, from time-to-time, other countries.

Fall 2019


Dr. Martin Rosenberg & Dr. J. Susan Isaacs, September 5, 2019

Still from Sigalit Landau's video
Sigalit Landau, Dead Sea, video still, 2005

Dr. Martin Rosenberg and Dr. J. Susan Isaacs, art historians, will be the first presenters of the fall 2019 semester. Rosenberg and Isaacs, Curators of Visions of Place: Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art, an exhibition that explores Israel's history, society , culture through the diverse works of its contemporary artists. This exhibition presents 52 works by 36 Israeli artists, in a variety of media, demonstrating the richness, complexity and diversity of perspectives in contemporary Israeli art.

Visions of Place will be on view in the Burke Gallery and the Slatkin Gallery, 2nd floor of Myers Fine Arts from September 3–December 3. Drs. Rosenberg and Isaacs will give a lecture on their work on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Ward Hall, room 110. For more information, visit http://israelivisionsofplace.net

 

Kristopher Benedict, September 26, 2019

Kristopher Benedict's painting featuring a building on a waterfrontKristopher Benedict, painter, will be the second presenter of the fall 2019 semester. Benedict will give a lecture on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Ward Hall, room 110. For more information about Benedict, visit https://www.kristopherbenedict.com

 

Zemer Peled, October 21, 2019

Zemer Peled's installation of blue platesZemer Peled, ceramic artist, will be the third presenter of the fall 2019 semester. Peled will give a lecture on Monday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Hudson Hall, room 106. Zemer Peled’s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Her sculptural language is formed by her surrounding landscapes and nature, engaging with themes of nature and memories, identity and place. For more information about Peled, visit https://www.zemerpeled.com

 

Aline Smithson, November 14, 2019

Aline Smithson's photo of a young personAline Smithson, photographer, will be the fourth and final presenter of the fall 2019 semester. Smithson will give a lecture on Thursday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Hudson Hall, room 106. Aline Smithson is a visual artist, educator, and editor based in Los Angeles, California. She is best known for her conceptual portraiture and a practice that uses humor and pathos to explore the performative potential of photography. For more information about Smithson, visit http://alinesmithson.com/

 

Spring 2020


Emily Arthur, February 27, 2020

Emily Arthur's print featuring a butterfly, snake and birdEmily Arthur, printmaker, will be our first presenter of the spring 2020 semester and will give a lecture on Thursday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Ward Hall, room 110.

Of her work, Arthur informs: “My fine art practice is informed by a concern for the environment, displacement, exile and the return home from dislocation and separation. I seek the unbroken relationship between modern culture and ancient lands which uses tradition and story to make sense of the enduring quest to understand our changing experience of home." For more information about Emily, visit http://emily-arthur-artist.squarespace.com/

 

Amanda Browder, March 25, 2020

An Amanda Browder installation of a building covered in fabric shapes Amanda Browder, installation artist, will be the second presenter of the spring 2020 semester. Browder will give a lecture on Wednesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Ward Hall, room 110. Browder lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y. producing large-scale fabric installations for building exteriors and other public sites. For more information about Amanda, visit http://www.amandabrowder.com/

 

Barry Blitt, April 9, 2020

Barry Blitt's cartoon of George WashingtonBarry Blitt, cartoonist/illustrator, will be the third presenter of the spring 2020 semester and will give a lecture on Thursday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Ward Hall, room 110. Blitt is a cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his New Yorker covers and as a regular contributor to the op-ed page of The New York Times. For more information about Barry, visit https://www.barryblitt.com/

 

John Brickels, April 29, 2020

Joh Brickels's wall sculpture of an amusement park

John Brickels, ceramic artist, will be the fourth and final presenter of the spring 2020 semester and will give a lecture on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Ward Hall, room 110. Brickels’ ceramic art ranges from architecturally themed sculptures, machines, life-size robots and vintage pedal car bodies retrofitted with ceramic mechanicals. His work is created from slab and extruded stoneware clay. For more information about John, visit https://www.brickels.com/

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