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The following events are a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series 2016-2017 Season 

April 28, Ted Adler Wood Firing Demo

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present a Wood Firing Demo by visiting artist Ted Adler at 10:00 am on Friday, April 28, to be held in room 028 Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. He will be participating in the firing of K-State’s off-campus wood kiln from April 27-29. Admission is free and open to the public.

Ted Adler is Associate Professor of Ceramics Media at Wichita State University. Prior to moving to Wichita, he served Northern Arizona University's School of Art as an Instructor and Ceramics Studio Coordinator in Flagstaff, AZ. He received his BA from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR in 1993 and his MFA from Ohio University in Athens, OH in 2002. Adler has studied with the internationally respected artist Toshiko Takaezu, with whom he apprenticed for more than a year in her Quakertown, NJ studio. He also spent two years as artist-in-residence at the Archie Bray Foundation, the internationally celebrated center for the ceramic arts in Helena, MT. Adler has exhibited work, conducted workshops, and served as visiting artist at numerous ceramic centers and universities in this country and internationally.

This lecture is presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee.

Work by visiting artist Ted Adler

Work by visiting artist Ted Adler

 


 

April 27, Bryan R. Just Lecture

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “Exploring Maya Ceramic Arts” by visiting historian Bryan R. Just at 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 27 in 202B Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Bryan R. Just is the Peter Jay Sharp, Class of 1952, Curator and Lecturer of the Art of the Ancient Americas at the Princeton University Art Museum. Just received a B.A. in archaeological studies and the history of art from Yale University (1995) and an M.A. (1999) in art history and a Ph.D. (2006) in art history and linguistics, both from Tulane University. A specialist in ancient Maya art history, his recent publications include Dancing into Dreams: Maya Vases of the Ik’ Kingdom (2012); “Printed Pictures of Maya Sculpture” (in Past Presented: Archaeological Illustration in the Americas, 2012); “Mysteries of the Maize God” (Record of the Princeton University Art Museum, 2009); “Modifications of Ancient Maya Sculpture” (in Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics, 2005); and “In Extenso Almanacs in the Madrid Codex” (in The Madrid Codex: New Approaches to Understanding an Ancient Maya Manuscript, 2004). He also contributed to the Princeton University Art Museum’s Handbook of the Collections (2007) and is currently involved in its revision (to be published 2012). Just’s teaching at Princeton has included seminars on Maya, Olmec, and American Southwest art as well as introductory lecture courses on the art of Mesoamerica.

Website: http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/about/staff-directory/234

This lecture is presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee. 

Late Classic Period Maya

Late Classic Period Maya attributed to the Master of the Pink Glyphs B
Motul de San José or vicinity, Maya area, Petén, Guatemala
Ceramic with polychrome slip
h. 19.3 cm., diam. 14.3 cm. (7 5/8 x 5 5/8 in.)
Princeton University Museum purchase, gift of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Burke, with matching funds from IBM Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, and the Prudential Foundation

 


 April 20, Tamie Beldue Lecture

Nationally recognized artist Tamie Beldue to present the lecture "Survey of Contemporary Drawing" on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 9:30 pm at the Willard Hall 202B, Kansas State University.

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture "Survey of Contemporary Drawing" by visiting artist Tamie Beldue at 9:30 am on Thursday, April 20, to be held at Willard Hall 202B, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

As the Director of the Annual International Drawing Discourse exhibition at the University of North Carolina Asheville, Beldue will discuss the broad implications that defines drawing today and its foothold in contemporary art.

Born in upstate New York, Tamie Beldue is a contemporary American artist focused in mixed media drawings. Beldue received a BFA from the Columbus College of Art & Design and earned her MFA at the University of Cincinnati. Beldue has exhibited extensively in the US in group and solo exhibitions, including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art Realism Biennial, Southern Ohio Museum, North Carolina Museum of Art, Mobile Museum of Art, the Arnot Art Museum's Re-Presenting Representation and the Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery. Her works are in the permanent collections of the Arnot Museum of Art, The DeYoung Museum, Howard & Judy Tullman Collection, James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings and the Sandy & Diane Besser Collection.Currently she is represented by Blue Spiral Galleries in Asheville, NC and is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina Asheville.

This lecture is presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee.

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2016-2017 Season.

tamiebeldue


 

April 19, Nate Larson Lecture

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “Mapping the Nation: from Geotags to Symbolic Centers” by visiting artist Nate Larson at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 19, to be held in room 114 Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Nate Larson is a Baltimore-based photographer. His projects have been widely shown across the US and internationally and gave been featured in numerous publications and media outlets, including Wired, The Guardian, The Picture Show from NPR, Slate, CNN, Hyperallergic, Vice Magazine, the New York Times, the British Journal of Photography, The Washington Post, and Art Papers. His artwork is included in the collections of the High Museum Atlanta, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Orlando Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago. 

For the last ten years, he has collaborated extensively with Marni Shindelman. Their major project, Geolocation, tracks GPS coordinates associated with Twitter tweets and pairs the text with a photograph of the originating site to mark the virtual information in the real world. Larson Shindelman recently created site-specific public artworks for the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Public Art Commission, the Indianapolis International Airport, and the DUMBO Business Improvement District. Geolocation was featured in the “State of the Art” survey exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Flash Powder Projects recently published a monograph of the project.

Nate Larson is faculty in the photography department at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, NY. During his 2015 sabbatical, he was the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Artist Fellow at Duke University and a Rubys Artist Project Grant Recipient from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. 

www.natelarson.com

www.larson-shindelman.com

This lecture is presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee.

Work by visiting artist Nate Larson

Work by visiting artist Nate Larson

 



March 15, Shin-hee Chin Lecture

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “Mother tongue, Motherhood, and Transculturation” by visiting artist Shin-hee Chin at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, March 15, to be held at the Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Shin-hee Chin received her BFA and MFA from Hong-Ik University. Shortly after, she immigrated to the United States with her husband and raised two kids while earning her MA in Fiber Arts from California State University at Long Beach. As an educator for 15 years, Chin has taught drawing, painting, color theory, and mixed media at Tabor College in Kansas. She was elected as Distinguished Faculty at Tabor College in 2008. 

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Textile Museum at Washington DC, Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, the Palais des Nations (United Nations’ headquarters building), Geneva, Switzerland, and Uijeongbu Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea.

Shin-hee Chin’s work was featured as the cover of the Surface DesignAssociation Journal (summer 2014). She was also featured in the PBS series Artworks This Week (interviewed by Nate Howard, Maryland) in May 2002 and in KAKE’s Hatteberg’s People (channel 10, Kansas) program entitled “Woman’s Work: A Fiber Artist Whose Work Gives Voice to Women” in December 2013. She has won numerous awards including: Carolyn Lee Thrasher Vehslage Award, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania(2016); Catherine Hastedt Award, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, New York(2015); The Miriam Machel Award, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California (2014); Kirtz/Van Nortwick Award, The Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, Ohio (2014); Publisher’s Award, Quilt Nihon, Tokyo, Japan (2014 & 2010); Most Innovative Use of the Medium Award, Quilt National, Athens, Ohio (2013); Award of Excellence, The Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, Indiana(2011); and Best of Show, Art St. Louis Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri (2007). 

This lecture is presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee.

"Mother Tongue and Foreign Language" by visiting artist Shin-hee Chin

"Mother Tongue and Foreign Language", handmade Korean Jeogori, quilted, stitched, stenciled, 25: x 78" each

 


 

Wednesday, March 8, Ashley Jonas Lecture at the Beach

Ashley Jonas

 


 

March 6, Dan Kirchhefer Lecture

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend, inside of a dog it is too dark to read. G.M.” and workshop by visiting artist Dan Kirchhefer at 5:45 pm on Monday, March 6, to be held in 320 Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Dan Kirchhefer has been making etchings and drawings for 40 years and books with etchings for 9. Kirchhefer is a full time artist who has been teaching for 40 years. His work is in numerous galleries and museum collections throughout the United States and Europe.

This lecture is presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee.

Work by visiting artist Dan Kirchhefer

Diamond Dog Sutra, Artist book, etchings, chine colle, on various Japanese papers (the cover of a 3 page book), 2015/2017

 


 

March 3, Ezra Satok-Wolman Lecture, Workshop

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present a lecture by visiting artist Ezra Satok-Wolman at 9:30 am on Friday, March 3 and a workshop the same day from 1-4 pm. Both events will be held in 318 Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Ezra Satok-Wolman, born in Toronto Canada, studied jewelry, art and design in college before moving to Italy in 2004 to focus on technical goldsmithing and developing his artistic direction. After completing a two year program at Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School in Florence he went on to study with Giovanni Corvaja for three years in the Umbrian countryside. Satok-Wolman has since participated in numerous international exhibitions, competitions, conferences and symposiums, including Enjoia’t, The Friedrich Becker Prize, Milan Design Week, Beijing Design Week, Shanghai Design Week, Triple Parade and SOFA Chicago.  In 2016 Satok-Wolman presented his first solo exhibition at Klimt02 Gallery in Barcelona, titled “Jewelry for Astronauts and Space Travelers.” Beyond his studio work, Satok-Wolman is an active voice in the field of contemporary jewelry, lecturing, writing and serving on the Board of Directors for the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

Creating jewellery is a process of discovery for me that involves research and experimentation, in both concept and material.  I use geometry as a language to generate visual representations of my ideas and philosophies about the Universe and our place within it. The constants that are present in my work are Universal and are used to draw parallels between the microcosm and macrocosm.”

Artist website: www.atelierhg.com

This lecture is presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee.

"Galaxy" brooch, 2016, by visiting artist Ezra Satok-Wolman

“Galaxy” - brooch 2016, carbon fiber, 500 palladium, 900 platinum, 19k yellow gold, natural coloured diamonds 5.9 x 5.9 x 0.75 cm / 2.32 x 2.32 x 0.29 inches

 


 

KSU & KU Graduate Ceramics Exhibition, Talks, and Reception @ the Kemper

We have a joint exhibition up through this week at the William T. Kemper Gallery in the Union. Thursday, February 23rd, KU grads will be here to give short artist talks at 5:30pm in Willard 114. Friday, February 24th, they will be having a closing reception at the Kemper from 5-7pm.

See the William T. Kemper site for more information.

 


 

February 21-22, 2017, Hiromi Iyoda Demos & Talk

On Tuesday, February 21st,Demos are set to happen in Willard 028 at 11am-1pm and 2-4pm. An artist talk will take place in Willard 114 at 5:30pm. On Wednesday, February 22nd,Demos will continue in Willard 028 at 9am-12pm and 1-5pm.

 


 

January 30 - Feb. 3, Tad Carpenter Exhibition, Gallery Talk

MANHATTAN —The Kansas State University Department of Art will present the exhibition “Carpenter Collective So Far…” by visiting designer Tad Carpenter from January 30–February 3 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. Carpenter will also present a Gallery Talk at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 2 in the Chapman Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public.

Tad and Jessica Carpenter are the founders of Carpenter Collective, a design and branding studio which brings powerful messages to life through branding, packaging and illustrative based design. Clients range from Target, Macy’s, and Coca-Cola, to Rayban, Nick Jr, Boulevard Brewery, MTV and Adobe. The collective’s work has appeared in numerous publications devoted to design and illustration, and Tad has written/illustrated nearly twenty children’s books on the market today.

Website: www.carpentercollective.com

These events are presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee.

The Mark A. Chapman Gallery on the first floor of Willard Hall opened in 2005. Cheryl Mellenthin and Mark Chapman funded a complete renovation of the former Willard Hall Gallery, increasing the exhibition space to over 1,400 square feet along with 400 square feet dedicated to exhibition preparation and kitchen facilities. The Department of Art hosts BFA and MFA student exhibitions in the gallery as part of graduation requirements each semester. The technology friendly gallery serves not only exhibition purposes, but also provides a location for an active Visiting Artist lecture program.

"Whale Says Hi!" by visiting designer Tad Carpenter

"Whale Says Hi!" by visiting designer Tad Carpenter


 

 January 23 - 27, Trevor Bennett Exhibition, Gallery Talk

MANHATTAN —The Kansas State University Department of Art will present the exhibition “Cemetery Touch” by nationally recognized artist Trevor Bennett from January 23–27 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. The artist will also present the Gallery Talk at 5:00 pm on Thursday, January 26 in the Chapman Gallery, with a gallery reception to follow. Admission is free and open to the public.

Trevor Bennett was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1984. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He received an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

He has taught in Canada at NSCAD University and in the US at Alfred University and The Maryland Institute College of Art. He is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Kansas State University.

Bennett’s work reflects on the sentimental value assigned to inanimate objects by their owners. The symbolism found within his inert menagerie suggests the perpetuity of the human condition in regards to life, death, addiction and commitment.

“I want my drawings and sculptures to somehow reverse the roles of collector and collected.”

Artist website: www.trevorbennett.net

These events are presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee. 

The Mark A. Chapman Gallery on the first floor of Willard Hall opened in 2005. Cheryl Mellenthin and Mark Chapman funded a complete renovation of the former Willard Hall Gallery, increasing the exhibition space to over 1,400 square feet along with 400 square feet dedicated to exhibition preparation and kitchen facilities. The Department of Art hosts BFA and MFA student exhibitions in the gallery as part of graduation requirements each semester. The technology friendly gallery serves not only exhibition purposes, but also provides a location for an active Visiting Artist lecture program.

"Salt and Pepper", 2015, charcoal on paper by Visiting Assistant Professor Trevor Bennett

"Salt and Pepper", 2015, charcoal on paper.


 

 October 24 - November 4, Jennifer Wroblewski Exhibition, Gallery Talk

MANHATTAN —The Kansas State University Department of Art will present the exhibition “Endogenic Flux Machine” by internationally recognized artist Jennifer Wroblewski from October 24–November 4 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. The artist will also present the gallery talk “Endogenic Flux Machine: On Phenomenological Aesthetics and also Good Basketball” at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, October 25 in the Chapman Gallery, with a gallery reception to follow at 6:30 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Jennifer Wroblewski (born California, 1973) is an artist, professor, and curator with a grounding interest in drawing as object and performance. Fluent in the histories of mark-making, she frames the mark as the relic of the physical act of drawing. Ms. Wroblewski is the recipient of many fellowships and awards, including the NYFA in printmaking/book arts/drawing, and Aldrich Radius fellowship, and the A.I.R. Gallery fellowship. Her work and projects have been discussed in the New York Times, Hartford Courant, Brooklyn Rail, and NJ Star Ledger. Since 2006, Ms. Wroblewski has been on the part-time faculty in the School of Art+Design at Purchase College (SUNY). Exhibitions include Timeless: the art of drawing at the Morris Museum, New Monuments to the AntiConcept at A.I.R. Gallery, and Draw to Perform II in London, UK.

These events are presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee. 

The Mark A. Chapman Gallery on the first floor of Willard Hall opened in 2005. Cheryl Mellenthin and Mark Chapman funded a complete renovation of the former Willard Hall Gallery, increasing the exhibition space to over 1,400 square feet along with 400 square feet dedicated to exhibition preparation and kitchen facilities. The Department of Art hosts BFA and MFA student exhibitions in the gallery as part of graduation requirements each semester. The technology friendly gallery serves not only exhibition purposes, but also provides a location for an active Visiting Artist lecture program.

performance still, Draw to Perform II, London, 2015.

Performance still, Draw to Perform II, London, 2015.


October 24, Abbott Miller Visiting Designer Talk

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present a Visiting Designer Talk by Abbott Miller at 5:30 pm on Monday, October 24 in Town Hall in the Leadership Studies Building, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Abbott Miller was born in Indiana and studied design at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York. In 1989 he founded the multidisciplinary studio Design/Writing/Research where, in collaboration with Ellen Lupton, he pioneered the concept of “designer as author” undertaking projects in which content and form are developed in a symbiotic relationship. He joined Pentagram’s New York office as a partner in 1999. Miller’s projects are often concerned with the cultural role of design and the public life of the written word. At Pentagram he leads a team designing identities, exhibitions, environmental graphics, books, magazines, and web and interactive projects. Miller has received numerous design honors, including medals from the Society for Publication Designers, the Art Directors Club, and the AIGA. In 1994, Abbott Miller—together with Ellen Lupton—was awarded the first annual Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design. He is also the recipient of the Augustus St. Gaudens Award from Cooper Union. He is a visiting critic in the Graduate Design Program at MICA, the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. His work is represented in the collections of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Bibliothèque National de France. His work and critical writing has appeared in Eye, Print, I.D., and other publications, and he is the co-author of four books, including the classic Design/Writing/Research: Writing on Graphic Design.

This lecture is presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee.

 

October 10-21, "Robert Kirschbaum : Black and White Works" exhibition, October 18 Artist Talk

MANHATTAN —The Kansas State University Department of Art will present the exhibition “Robert Kirschbaum : Black and White Works” by internationally recognized artist Robert Kirschbaum from October 10–21 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. The artist will also present a Visiting Artist Talk at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, October 18 in the Chapman Gallery, with a gallery reception to follow at 5:00 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Robert Kirschbaum received his M.F.A. degree from Yale University in 1974, and undergraduate degrees from the University of Rochester and the Boston Museum School. The recipient of numerous grants and awards, including three Fulbright awards and an Artist’s Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, he has exhibited and lectured throughout the United States and abroad. His artwork is in permanent collections, including the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York; New Britain Museum of American Art; William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut; Yale University Art Gallery; the U.S. State Department; and the Pennell Print Collection of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

In his paintings, sculpture and prints, Kirschbaum explores Judaic concepts of sacred space derived from ancient Jewish art and the Kabbalah, and fuses them with forms and colors inspired by South Asian art and craft traditions. Accordingly, he has visited India as a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar, and mounted a solo exhibition of his prints at the Jerusalem Artists’ House in Israel, which was followed by a tour of significant archaeological sites. Kirschbaum’s art is discussed and reproduced in the books, “Jewish Art in America” and “Tradition and Transformation: Three Millenia of Jewish Art and Architecture,” as well as in journals, newspapers and magazines as diverse as Ars Judaica, Tikkun magazine, the New York Times, the Deccan Herald, The Statesman (Calcutta) and SPAN magazine (New Delhi). Writing in Tikkun, critic Matthew Baigell said that Kirschbaum’s images, “might be considered intellectual exercises in exploring the various mystical states of mind evoked by contemplating the Temple in Jerusalem. Kirschbaum suggests that reflecting upon the Temple and entry into it symbolizes transformation, revelation, rebirth, and, not least, hope.”

Kirschbaum has been teaching in universities for more than forty years. He has held full time positions at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and Montclair State University in New Jersey. A native of New York, where he maintains a studio, Kirschbaum is currently Professor of Fine Arts at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. At Trinity, he served as Director of Studio Arts from 1990 to 1998, and as Chair of the Department of Fine Arts from 1992 to 1995.

Artist Website: http://internet2.trincoll.edu/facProfiles/Default.aspx?fid=1000470

These events are presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee.

The Mark A. Chapman Gallery on the first floor of Willard Hall opened in 2005. Cheryl Mellenthin and Mark Chapman funded a complete renovation of the former Willard Hall Gallery, increasing the exhibition space to over 1,400 square feet along with 400 square feet dedicated to exhibition preparation and kitchen facilities. The Department of Art hosts BFA and MFA student exhibitions in the gallery as part of graduation requirements each semester. The technology friendly gallery serves not only exhibition purposes, but also provides a location for an active Visiting Artist lecture program.

Akedah #54 by visiting artist Robert J Kirschbaum

Akedah, #54 - 2009 - Pigmented inkjet print - 36" x 32"

 

September 26, James Rose Printmaking Demo, September 27 Artist Lecture

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present a Printmaking Demonstration by visiting artist James Rose at 2:30 pm on Monday, September 26 and a lecture at 5:30pm on Tuesday, September 27. Both events will be held in 320 Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

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James Rose has taught foundations drawing at Kutztown University since 1992.  He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA (1992).  James Rose completed his undergraduate degree in painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (1990).  He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1996).  His prints and drawings have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions nationally.  Professor Rose has received two Fellowships in the Visual Arts from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.  His work is in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the African-American Historical and Cultural Museum, the Philadelphia Free Library, and the Allentown Museum.

These events are presented and funded by KSU Pussycat Press Printmaking Society and SGA Diversity Programming. 

"Untitled" by visiting artist James Rose

"Untitled", mixed media print on mylar and bristol board, 2013

 

September 26, Jeremiah Ariaz Lecture, "Fact and Fiction: Imaging the West"

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “Fact and Fiction: Imaging the West”by artist Jeremiah Ariaz at 4:00 pm on Monday, September 26 in 201B Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Jeremiah Ariaz received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. 

Ariaz’s artworks explore the West as both geography and ideology. Notions of place and history, the relationship of idealized landscapes to the lived environments, and romantic myths of the West inform his work.

Recent projects include Staging the WestTucumcariShadow Root: Retracing the Santa Fe TrailFact and Fiction: Imaging the West, and Louisiana Trail Riders. Works have been exhibited in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, FL, Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA, Lawndale Art Center in Houston, TX, Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, LA, Multi-Media Art Museum, Moscow House of Photography in Moscow Russia, with selected solo exhibitions at Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, LA, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, Belhaven University in Jackson, MS, la Esquina in Kansas City, MO, The Volland Store in Alma, KS, B Gallery in Rome, Italy, and Cambridge Galleries in Cambridge Ontario, Canada. His most recent project, Louisiana Trail Riders opens Oct 1 at Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville, TN.

Ariaz is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Louisiana State University.  

This lecture is presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee. 

From "Once Upon A Time In The West" by visiting artist Jeremiah Ariaz

From "Once Upon A Time In The West"

 

August 22-September 29, Tcheu Siong exhibition

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the exhibition “Spirit Works: The Art of Tcheu Siong” by artist Tcheu Siong in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus. In addition, join exhibition curator Geraldine Craig for an informal gallery discussion on the historic role of textiles in Hmong society and to view additional Hmong works from her collection, Wednesday, September 14 at 4 pm in the Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Hmong artist Tcheu Siong cuts into fabric the shapes of spirit figures she sees in dreams, then appliques and embroiders them into textile art works for the wall. Inspired by shamanism and traditional Hmong textiles, her practice communicates the hybridity of contemporary artistic practice. Paj ntaub (translates as flower cloth in Hmong) was principally a garment in Asia and a primary indicator of Hmong ethnic identity independent of geo-political borders. Relative isolation of paj ntaub producers contributed to a shared aesthetic and function that was significantly altered by the Vietnam War. As paj ntaub became part of a transnational flow of goods, Hmong textiles have shifted to new artistic forms, both in Asia and the diasporas. Tcheu Siong is based in Luang Prabang, Laos. Her work has been selected for the 2016 Singapore Biennale.

Curator Geraldine Craig, Professor of Art and Associate Dean in the Graduate School, has published extensively on Hmong textiles and contemporary art. Recently she contributed the chapter “Stitching Hmongness into Cloth: Pliable Identity and Cultural Agency” in the book Claiming Place: On the Agency of Hmong Women, edited by Dr. Chia Youyee Vang, Dr. Faith Nibbs, and Dr. Ma Vang. The book was published in spring 2016 by the University of Minnesota Press, and has been tagged “A field-defining book that illustrates how Hmong scholarship might progress.”

This event is presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee.

The Mark A. Chapman Gallery on the first floor of Willard Hall opened in 2005. Cheryl Mellenthin and Mark Chapman funded a complete renovation of the former Willard Hall Gallery, increasing the exhibition space to over 1,400 square feet along with 400 square feet dedicated to exhibition preparation and kitchen facilities. The Department of Art hosts BFA and MFA student exhibitions in the gallery as part of graduation requirements each semester. The technology friendly gallery serves not only exhibition purposes, but also provides a location for an active Visiting Artist lecture program.

Work by visiting artist Tcheu Siong

Spirit that Controls the Land and Water



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