Visiting Artist Lectures

The following events are a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series 2014-2015 Season 

 

October 28, 2014 Dusty Herbig lecture

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present a talk internationally known printmaker Dusty Herbig, October 28, 4:00 pm in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, first floor Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Dusty Herbig is an Associate Professor of Art, and Director of Lake Effect Editions at Syracuse University, where he teaches all levels of printmaking. Herbig earned an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002, and his BFA from Fort Hays State University, in Hays, Kansas in 1996.

Much of Herbig’s current research seeks to draw contradictions about the dichotomy of power - energy. Whether questioning origins of power, (sun - fossil fuels) the lengths humans go to in order to obtain power, (surveillance – war) or the ramifications for the prospecting for power, (famine – global warming) the work seeks to open dialogue about what exactly power can mean to divergent populations around the globe.

Dusty Herbig exhibits nationally, participating in juried exhibitions from LA to New York City, and internationally, including shows in Taiwan, Brazil, Germany, South Korea, Pakistan, and Japan. His socially provocative work is in the permanent collections of many institutions.

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2014-2015 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

"Tangle Hash" by visiting artist Dusty Herbig      "Ear Puller" selfie by visiting artist Dusty Herbig

Image information:

1. Tangle Hash, Serigraphy, 30" x 40", 2014, Photo by Dave Broda

2. Ear Puller Bio Pic, Selfie

 


 

October 23, 2014 Kat Griefen lecture

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present a talk by art dealer and historian Kat Griefen, October 23, 6:00 pm at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

NYC-based art dealer and art historian Kat Griefen will discuss the trajectory of own career directing both not-for-profit and for profit art galleries while addressing strategies for artists and art professionals navigating the changing art world.

This lecture is presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee. For more information, contact Nancy Morrow, Department of Art, nmorrow@ksu.edu.

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2014-2015 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Visiting speaker Kat Griefen

 


 

October 22, 2014 Jaune Quick-to-See Smith lecture

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present a talk by internationally recognized artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, October 22, 4:00 pm in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, first floor of Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Born on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Indian Reservation in Montana, Ms. Quick-to-See Smith is an internationally renowned artist and activist with more than 100 solo exhibitions to her credit. Her workspeaks to issues of tribal politics, human rights, the environment, and racial and gender stereotyping through a rich and complex layering of image and text. She is an enrolled Flathead Salish member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Nation, Montana.

This lecture is presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee and support from the College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Lecture Series. For more information, contact Nancy Morrow, Department of Art, nmorrow@ksu.edu.

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2014-2015 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Visiting artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

 


 

October 14, 2014 Dennis DeHart lecture

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present a talk by nationally recognized photographer Dennis DeHart, October 14, 4:00 pm in 114 on the first floor of Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Dennis DeHart’s fine art photographs and interdisciplinary projects are informed by the connections, conflicts, and intersections of the natural and cultural worlds. His work has been exhibited in diversity of venues including solo exhibitions in Los Angeles and China. He recently lectured on his works in France and participated as an artist in resident in Finland. DeHart has received grants and awards from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and a Fellowship from The Idaho Arts CommissionHis photographs are included in private and public collections including the The City of Phoenix and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. DeHart received his MFA in photography from the University of New Mexico in 2002. 

www.dennisdehart.com

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2014-2015 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Work by visiting artist Dennis DeHart

 


 

September 29–October 10, 2014, "Kansas City Urban Potters" exhibition, September 29 Gallery Talk

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the exhibition “Kansas City Urban Potters” from September 29–October 10 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus. In addition, there will be a Gallery Talk at 3:00 pm on Monday, September 29 at 3:00 pm in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery and the exhibition’s Gallery Reception will be that day from 6–8 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2014-2015 Season.

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.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Kansas City Urban Potters exhibition image

 



September 18, 2014 Dr. Carolyn Tate lecture

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the talk “How Art Helped Forge America’s First Civilization: The Olmec” by art historian Dr. Carolyn Tate, September 18, 2:30 pm in 202B on the second floor of Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Dr. Tate is a Professor of Art History at Texas Tech University.  Her latest book, Re-Considering Olmec Visual Culture: The Unborn, Women, and Creation (University of Texas Press, 2012), addresses the development of visual culture in Mesoamerica and its roles in defining belief systems, creating ritual centers, and in the evolution of phonetic and pictorial writing.   

A former Associate Curator of Pre-Columbian Art at the Dallas Museum of Art., Tate curated Chocolate Pots and Tomb Guardians, an exhibition of Mesoamerican works from collections in Dallas-Fort Worth and collaborated on several exhibitions, including the blockbuster Images of Mexico (twentieth century art) and Gold of Three Continents. With Kent Reilly and David Grove, she organized the first major exhibitions of Olmec art to be shown in the US, The Olmec World: Ritual and Rulership, (Art Museum, Princeton University and Houston Museum of Fine Arts), and Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico, (National Gallery of Art).

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2014-2015 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Image for visiting speaker Dr. Carolyn Tate

Image information:
Maskette, serpentine, Olmec, Mexico 1000-500 BCE (Princeton University Art Museum)

 



September 15–26, 2014 Julia Hitchcock "Drawing Dystopia" exhibition, September 15 Artist Talk

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University Department of Art will present the exhibition “Drawing Dystopia” by artist Julia Hitchcock in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus. In addition, Hitchcock will give an artist talk at 4:00 pm on Monday, September 15 at the Beach Museum of Art on Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Julia Hitchcock grew up in Southern California and currently resides in Waco, Texas where she is an Associate Professor of Art at Baylor University. Hitchcock teaches beginning through advanced coursework in painting and drawing as well as medical humanities. Hitchcock competed her MFA and BFA at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Hitchcock exhibits her painting and drawings in France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, South Korea and the United States. Recent presentations include, “The Hagar Project: Control Group A and B”, The Arch of Arts in Health International Conference, Israel Institute of Technology and The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel, “Arts and Health: A Global View”, International Society for the Arts and Healthcare Conference, Detroit, Michigan.

“Resisting visual gloss, I continue to make art with materials like paint, charcoal and chalk pastels, the usual stuff of “old art”. For my own artistic and expressive purposes objects, images and events are modified, re-codified and forced into unusual juxtapositions. The drawing’s conceptually based arrangements emphasize the consequences of social engineering and it’s unfashionable, often grotesque aspect of human frailty. The physiological and psychological effects of negotiating life’s most basic needs make their appeal for human empathy and provides the crucial platform in which to access these drawn events.” ­– Julia Hitchcock

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2014-2015 Season.

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.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

"concede" (detail) by visiting artist Julia Hitchcock

Image information: “concede” (detail). 36 x 48 inches, charcoal on paper.

 



September 5, 2013 Jillian Moore "New Resin Surface Techniques" workshop and Artist Talk

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present an artist talk by internationally recognized artist Jillian Moore, Friday, September 5, 4:30 pm in 122 on the first floor of Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. In addition she will present the workshop “New Resin Surface Techniques” in room 318 Willard Hall, Friday, September 5, from 9 am–4 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

Our natural tendency to seek out patterns results in a sensitivity to the congruities in biological forms. Deliberate exploitation of these phenomena results in objects that are both ambiguous and evocative. Some are organs removed from the body in which they once belonged, revealing structures with unknown functions. Others are complete specimens tagged with labels. I choose materials and techniques that are transformative, resulting in objects that do not readily reveal the processes of their making. By working with materials that are not precious, and which have allowed further creative freedom, I've gained an efficiency that I lacked with more lengthy, traditional processes. Selecting new materials for their potential to generate forms, for their stability, and for their accessibility, I have gravitated toward foam and composite resin, clear epoxy resin, polymer clay, and paint. The resin pieces are light in weight, built on their core of carved foam and water-based composite resin, or polymer clay. Next they are coated repeatedly with a clear epoxy resin. Painted details are sandwiched between layers and built up successively. Its slick gloss further mimicking biology. This is very appealing to me. It has a gooey, active, living quality that is both attractive and repellant.”  –Jillian Moore

www.jillianmoore.net

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2014-2015 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

"Porosus" by visiting artist Jillian Moore

Image information:
Porosus (neckpiece), foam, composite and epoxy resin, polymer clay, rubber, paint. 13 x 13 x 2”

 



September 1-12, 2014 Ryan Lamfers "Disjointed Convergence" exhibition; September 3 Gallery Talk

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University Department of Art will present the exhibition “Disjointed Convergence” by artist Ryan Lamfers in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus. In addition, Lamfers will give a gallery talk at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, September 3 in the Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Ryan Lamfers was born and raised in the Midwest. He earned BFA in sculpture and painting at Kansas State University and his MFA in sculpture at Arizona State University. His inspiration is drawn from a variety of outdoor adventures which afford him the time to reflect on the changing relationship of a mechanized society and its impact on nature.  Ironically the work employs metal fabrication and foundry techniques coupled with woodworking to create large-scale sculpture addressing such environmental issues as water, air, noise and visual pollution.  Ryan exhibits his work nationally and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of West Georgia. 

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2014-2015 Season.

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.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Work by visiting artist Ryan Lamfers

Image information: Work by Ryan Lamfers



May 7, 2014 Michael Lorsung Lecture and Kiln Build

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture artist Michael Lorsung, Wednesday, May 7th at 5:30 pm in room 25 in Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. In addition he will be working on a Soda Kiln Build from May 5–8 from 9 am–noon and 2 pm–5 pm at the Willard Hall Outdoor Kiln Pad. Admission is free and open to the public.

Michael Lorsung is currently the School of Art Technician and Design shop assistant at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. He attended Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, where he earned his B.F.A. in Glass and Ceramics. This fall Michael will attend Ohio University in Athens, Ohio as a graduate student in Ceramics. Michael has repaired, fired, built, and rebuilt kilns of all sorts and sizes and will be on campus leading a soda kiln build of his own design.

www.justanassembler.com

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2013-2014 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Visiting Artist Michael Lorsung's design for Soda Kiln Build

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Visiting Artist Michael Lorsung's design for Soda Kiln Build


March 26, 2014 Shani Peters Lecture

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “Video Art as Public Art: Art as an Impetus for Self-determination” by internationally recognized artist Shani Peters, Wednesday, March 26, 12:00 pm in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Shani Peters is a New York based artist from Lansing, MI working in video, collage, printmaking, and social engagement projects. Her work reflects interests in community building, collective action, activism histories, reinterpreted models of record keeping, and popular media subversion. Peters completed her B.A. at Michigan State University and her M.F.A. at The City College of New York. She has exhibited and/or screened internationally, including group shows at the Bronx Museum of Art, The Contact Theatre (UK), Rush Arts Gallery, The Savannah College of Art & Design, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and the Schomburg Center for Black Culture and Research. She has completed multiple residencies including programs hosted by MoCADetroit, The Laundromat Project, Project Row Houses and the Visual Arts Network, apexart to Seoul, S. Korea, the Lower East Side Printshop The Center for Book Arts, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Counsel, as well as the Bronx Museum of Art's Artist in the Marketplace program. Peters has taught extensively throughout her Harlem community as an educator and program designer working in New York Public Schools, Harlem Textile Works, Casita Maria Arts Education Inc., The Laundromat Project, and as a social justice arts education adjunct lecturer at The City College of New York.

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2013-2014 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Shani Peters, The Laundromat Project, New York, New York, 2013

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Shani Peters, The Laundromat Project, New York, New York, 2013

 


March 24, 2014 Dan Estabrook Lecture

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present an Artist Talkby nationally recognized photographer Dan Estabrook, Monday, March 24 at 5:30 pm in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Dan Estabrook is a New York based artist who uses photography as his medium. He was born in Boston, MA in 1969 and attended Harvard University. He received an MFA from the University of Illinois. Dan Estabrook has been using nineteenth-century photographic techniques to make contemporary art. In the last few years he has focused on working with hand-altered calotypes and salt prints. He has exhibited widely and has received several awards, including an Artist’s Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts in 1994. His work is represented by Edelman Gallery in New York and Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta, GA, amongst others.

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2013-2014 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Visiting Artist Dan Estabrook, "Fever", 2004, Salt Print

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“Fever,” 2004, Salt Print

 


 

February 6, 2014 Richard Kegler lecture and film screening

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “A brief history of P22 - (or almost everything you wanted to know about running a type foundry but were afraid to ask)” by nationally recognized designer Richard Kegler, Thursday, February 6, at 10:00 am in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. Also on February 6 at 3:00 pm will be a screening of the film “Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century A film by Richard Kegler” in the Chapman Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public.

Richard Kegler is the founder and lead designer at P22 type foundry. Before his involvement in type design, Mr. Kegler was a bookbinder, designer, postgraduate (Masters degree in Media Study), artist seeking a respectable self-sustaining life as a hand-craftsman. Mr. Kegler has started a non-profit Book Arts Center in Buffalo NY and has returned to an active involvement in hand setting and printing metal and wood type as a concurrent career with digital font research at P22.

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2013-2014 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Visiting Designer Richard Kegler

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Jim Rimmer and Richard Kegler discuss finer points of type casting during shooting of the Making Faces film 



January 20–31, 2014 "Shirts and Skins" exhibition; January 24 Gallery Talk

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the exhibition “Shirts and Skins” exhibition featuring the work of Sterling Allen, Trevor Bennett, Dave Flynn, Andrew Hadle, Oliver Herlitschek, and Jason Lips, January 20–31, and Gallery Talk, January 24 at 7 pm in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall, Kansas State University during the exhibition’s Gallery Reception from 6–8 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

Shirts and Skins brings together the work of six male artists working within, but not limited by, ideas of contemporary masculinity, the hero, and self­portraiture, via two- and three­dimensional works. 

Sterling Allen received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003. In 2006, together with eight other Austin artists he founded and currently co-directs Okay Mountain. As a solo artist and in collaboration with Okay Mountain, he has exhibited and created numerous projects at venues throughout the United States and received several residencies including the Artpace International Artist-In-Residence Program in San Antonio, Texas. He is currently pursuing a MFA in Sculpture at the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College.
sterlingallen.com

Trevor Bennett was born in the United States in 1984.  He received a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Ceramics 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.
trevorbennett.net

Dave Flynn is a painter, sculptor, woodworker and designer living in upstate New York. During his undergraduate studies at Alfred University, his work was featured in a number of group and solo exhibitions. His undergraduate thesis work was also featured in the 2012 Alfred University Profile Show at the Museum of Art & Design in New York City. Dave has worked as a Display Artist for Urban Outfitters and has been an assistant to the Queens native street artist Ad Deville while living in Brooklyn. Currently, he is studying at the Rochester Institute of Technology to earn his MFA in furniture design.
cargocollective.com/daveflynn

Andrew Hadle currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He received his MFA in Sculpture from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona in 2012 and his BFA in Sculpture from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas in 2006.
andrewhadle.com

Oliver Herlitschek is an illustrator and graphic designer who lives in Denmark. Oliver is currently a sophomore at Copenhagen Technical College, studying graphic design.
herlitschek.dk

Jason Lips received his BFA in Ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri in 2002 and his MFA in Ceramics from Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2006. He currently works as a freelance designer, illustrator, animator, and is an Art Educator at The Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, Missouri.
jason-lips.com

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2013-2014 Season.

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.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Shirts and Skins image 1      Shirts and Skins image 2      Shirts and Skins image 3



November 15, 2013 Clare Twomey Lecture

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present a lecture by internationally recognized artist Clare Twomey, Friday, November 15, 3:30 pm at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Clare Twomey is a British artist and a research fellow at the University of Westminster who works with clay in large-scale installations, Sculpture and site-specific works. Over the past 10 years she has exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate, Crafts Council, Museum of Modern Art Kyoto Japan, the Eden Project and the Royal Academy of Arts.
      Within these works Twomey has maintained her concerns with materials, craft practice and historic and social context.
      Clare Twomey’s installations have the social and historical context in which the installation is created as their point of departure. Often they only exist within these frameworks. A number of her installations disappear or perish in the course of the exhibition period as part of the work. Often the onlooker’s mode of behaviour is conceptually included in Twomey’s works. This, for example, applied to the artwork Conscience/Consciousness (2003), in which Twomey had covered the floor of the gallery with very thin ceramic tiles which broke when trodden on.
      Clare Twomey is actively involved in critical research in the area of the applied arts, including writing, curating and making. She has developed work, which expands the fields’ knowledge of larger scale installation works.

www.claretwomey.com

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2013-2014 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Work by visiting artist Clare Twomey

 


 

November 7, 2013 Richard Koenig lecture, “Contemporary Views Along the First Transcontinental Railroad”

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “Contemporary Views Along the First Transcontinental Railroad” by nationally recognized photographer Richard Koenig, Thursday, November 7, 5:30 pm in 114 Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Born in 1960, Richard Koenig received his BFA from Pratt Institute. In 1998 he received his MFA from Indiana University and began teaching art and photography courses at Kalamazoo College, Michigan. His work, Photographic Prevarications, has been shown in six one-person exhibits over the years—most recently at the Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College, during the spring of 2012. In the summer of 2010 he began working on a long-term documentary project called Contemporary Views Along the First Transcontinental Railroad (exhibited at the Chapman Gallery during Fall 2013).

http://cc.kzoo.edu/~rkoenig

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2013-2014 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

"Just West of Dale Creek, Looking Against the Direction of Travel" by visiting artist Richard Koenig

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Just West of Dale Creek, Looking Against The Direction Of Travel

 


 

October 17, 2013 Bill Gardner Lecture

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present a lecture by internationally recognized designer Bill Gardner, Thursday, October 17, 1:00 pm in the Little Theatre in the Student Union, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Bill Gardner is the owner and president of Gardner Design, a corporate/brand identity firm that has produced effective and award winning results for clients ranging from single-store boutiques to Fortune 500 companies for more than 20 years.
      The founder of LogoLounge.com – the international, searchable compendium of logos submitted by the industry's leading designers from more than 100 countries – Bill authored the affiliated best selling LogoLounge Volumes 1-8 and Master Library Volumes 1-4 book series for Rockport Publishers.
      Summer 2013 marked the release of the highly anticipated Logo Creed, Bill’s first foundation textbook for students, educators and professionals alike.
      Bill also is the author of the annual LogoLounge Logo Trend Report , which identifies patterns and trajectories within the design industry and is published each May by a mix of international publications.

www.gardnerdesign.com

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2013-2014 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Various Logos by visiting artist Bill Gardner

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Various Logos by Gardner Design

 


  

October 15, 2013 Shelley Thorstensen lecture, "Color Into Print"

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “Color Into Print” by internationally recognized artist Shelley Thorstensen, Tuesday, October 15, 5:30 pm in the Little Theatre of the Student Union, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Shelley Thorstensen was born in Oklahoma, and as a young child of military parents, lived in Austria and Germany, finally settling in New Jersey. Her home and studio are now in rural Oxford, PA, on the edge of Amish country.
      Recent solo shows include Part and Parcel (Second State Press, Philadelphia PA 2013), Since the River Spoke (Rose Lehrman Gallery, Harrisburg PA 2013), This is the Smoke from when the Horses Left (Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia PA 2011), Counterpoint – The Leap from Vision to Print (Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill PA 2010), The Preponderance of Evidence (The Print Center, Philadelphia PA 2009).
      Her work has been described by Edward Sozanski of the Philadelphia Inquirer as “romantic abstraction” and that her prints are “for the most part palpably emotional effusions”. She writes, “I see my work as a direct expression of consciousness, as in a feedback loop where the bilateral symmetry of the plate to print directly reflects my body, my imprint. I see it as a method to look at myself in a mirror, a psychological means to literally face myself while making work”
      Shelley has an undergraduate degree in Experimental Studies from Syracuse University, School of Visual & Performing Arts, Syracuse NY, and a graduate degree in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art / Temple University in Philadelphia PA. She has exhibited worldwide; her work can be seen at Dolan/Maxwell (dolanmaxwell.com) in Philadelphia PA, and at printmakersopenforum.org. She teaches printmaking at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She is currently the president of the Society of American Graphic Artists, New York NY.

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2013-2014 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Je ne Sais Quoi, Etching, Relief, Mezzotint, 12x9 ", 2012 by visiting artist Shelley Thorstensen

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Je ne Sais Quoi, Etching, Relief, Mezzotint, 12x9”, 2012

 


 

October 9, 2013 Elizabeth Kronfield Gallery Talk / October 7–18 exhibition, "Impulsion"

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the exhibition “Impulsion” from October 7–18 by artist Elizabeth Kronfield in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus. In addition, Kronfield will give a Gallery Talk at 9:00 am on Wednesday, October 9 in the Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Elizabeth Kronfield is an artist and an educator.  She received her BFA from Bowling Green State University and her MFA from University of Georgia.  She has been invited to teach, demonstrate, and lecture internationally. Her work is created primarily out of cast iron mixed with natural materials such as carved stone or horsehair and varies in scale from small pedestal pieces to installations to large outdoor commissions.  Kronfield has exhibited her work nationally with recent exhibitions at The Metals Museum in Memphis, Tennessee,  Good Citizen Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri,  The Nebraska Museum of Art, and Gallery r in Rochester, New York.  She currently is an Associate Professor of Sculpture and the Fine Arts Studio Program and Graduate Director in the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

http://cias.dwaiter.com/faculty-staff/99

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2013-2014 Season.

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.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

“Hide” Cast Iron, Steel, Leather by visiting artist Elizabeth Kronfield

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“Hide” Cast Iron, Steel, Leather

 


 

September 26, 2013 Chris Ramsay lecture, "Hey...Look What I Found" / September 27 workshop, “Familiar and Alternative Material Manipulation and Application” 

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “Hey…Look What I Found” by internationally recognized designer Chris Ramsay, Thursday, September 26, 4:00 pm in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery on the first floor of Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. In addition he will present the workshop “Familiar and Alternative Material Manipulation and Application” in room 318 Willard Hall, Friday, September 27, from 9 am–4 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

Professor Ramsay has taught metalsmithing at Oklahoma State University since 1990 and served as the Head of the OSU Art Department from 2008-2012. Ramsay has been awarded artist-in-residencies at the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts and Acadia National Park and last summer was recipient of a Haystack Open Studio Residency.  His artwork is in several personal collections and the permanent collections of the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK., Children’s Hospitals of Cleveland, OH., and botanical gardens of Southern Living Magazine, Birmingham, AL.

      “As an artist I am concerned with the subtle, yet, dramatic relationship between all components of our environment.  To fulfill the requirements of this idea, my artwork utilizes a variety of media, form, and scale.  I integrate collected objects into my work as a metaphor for the cycle of change that all materials and objects are affected by, including myself.  This process provides a vehicle for me to consider my place on earth and my part in nature.  I begin with objects that I have collected in flea markets or found while on walks.  The materials can be both manmade and natural and are often aged or eroded in some way evidencing change.  I fabricate structures that have a form relative to the theme of the piece to insert these objects or I sometimes literally work into larger objects that I find such as globes and large stones.”
–Chris Ramsay

www.ramsayart.com

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2013-2014 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

"Endangered", mixed media, 15x13x12", by visiting artist Chris Ramsay      "Offering", mixed media, 28x30", by visiting artist Chris Ramsay

Image information:
1. Endangered, Sculpture, steel, brass, bronze, resin, 1950’s paper globe, stamps and images of endangered plants, animals, insects and other living things, found objects.  15” x 13” x 12”.
2. Offering, Detail, Wall Piece, wood, found objects, copper, photograph, internal poem, titled "Peace is a Circle of Love".  30" wide x 28" tall.  

 



September 24, 2013 Ray DiCapua lecture, "Tiger on the Wall" / September 23–October 4 exhibition, "Looking At/Looking As"

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the exhibition “Looking At/Looking As” from September 23–October 4 by artist Ray DiCapua in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus. In addition, DiCapua will give the lecture “Tiger on the Wall” at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, September 24 in room 114 Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

A two-time McDowell Colony resident, Ray DiCapua’s work has been further supported by awards, grants and fellowships. Presently his work is being exhibited at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. His work has been recently exhibited at the Richmond Center for the Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI., and at University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA. Among other venues that have exhibited his work are: The Sculpture Center; New York, NY; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA; Spaces, Cleveland, OH; Mobious Gallery, Boston, MA; New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA; University of Massachusetts; College of Visual and Performing Arts, North Dartmouth, MA; Benton Museum, Storrs, CT. Ray DiCapua is a member of the studio faculty of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Connecticut.

      “Making specific features of our socially constructed world visible expands opportunities for choice. I am interested in how images can inform and inspire self-reflective awareness and dialog about personal and cultural narratives, identities and worldviews. I make work in an effort to understand context, and the unfolding possibilities of our shared humanity.”
–Ray DiCapua

www.RayDiCapua.com

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2013-2014 Season.

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.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

"Bowl" Vine charcoal on paper, 2011/12, 108" x 84" by visiting artist Ray DiCapua

Image information:
Bowl, Vine Charcoal on paper, 2011/12, 108” x 84”

 



September 20, 2013 Zach Tate Gallery Talk, September 21 all-day, all-night Wood Firing

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the exhibition “Americana” by artists Zach Tate and Justin Rothshank from September 9–20 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus. In addition, Zach Tate will give a gallery talk at 6:30 pm on Friday, September 20, during the exhibition’s closing reception. On Saturday, September 21, Tate will lead an all day, all night Wood Firing at K.A.B.S.U., 3171 Tuttle Creek Boulevard, Manhattan. Admission is free and open to the public.

Zach Tate is an artist who utilizes clay as his primary medium of expression. Zach is originally from West Plains, Missouri but now resides in Goshen, Indiana. He received his B.F.A. from Missouri State University, his M.F.A. from Texas Tech University, and now adjunct teaches at Indiana University in South Bend. His utilization in ceramic material is not grounded in function or sculpture, but in a synthesis of both. He finds as much importance in a well-crafted cup as he does in a piece of sculpture that is meant to dictate a story to the audience. For him, each serves a very specific purpose in our material world, which is why he has gravitated to this material. Tate has shown his work regionally, nationally, and internationally in over 35 exhibitions since 2008. He has been a resident artist in several countries, been an organizer for international symposiums on wood-firing, and has authored over a dozen articles about his work and experiences as an artist.

http://www.zachtateclayworks.com

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2013-2014 Season.

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.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Zach Tate and Justin Rothshank, "Presidential Canopic Jars", 2013 

Image information: 
Presidential Canopic Jars, 2013.

 




April 4, 2013 Daniel Dallmann lecture, "Representing Representation"

Artist Daniel Dallmann to present “Representing Representation” April 4 in 114 Willard Hall, Kansas State University

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “Representing Representation” by nationally recognized artist Daniel Dallmann, Thursday, April 4, 5:45 pm in room 114 Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus. 

Admission is free and open to the public.

“I grew up with art in the house: my father was a sculptor and my mother trained as a painter. I owe a great deal to the ambiance of that household, but also to the books. There were so many books in that house: all kinds of books, encyclopedias and dictionaries, books on nature, music, literary classics and art. When I started studying art I already knew the works of Rodin, Velasquez and Giotto, although I couldn't properly pronounce any of their names.
    Since then I have earned several degrees and I've taught in a major art school for 43 years. I discovered Caravaggio while living in Rome and I have had the good fortune to know, and learn from, many of my peers and all of my students. Yet when I was asked to write a short biographical sketch, I could not resist writing about the house in which I grew up, and all those books.”
—Daniel Dallmann 

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2012-2013 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee 

Teapot/Percorso, watercolor on paper, 2012 by visiting artist Daniel Dallmann 

Image information:
Teapot/Percorso, watercolor on paper, 2012, courtesy of the artist.

 




March 28, 2013 Fred Wilson lecture, Artist Fred Wilson: museum therapist

Artist Fred Wilson to present “Artist Fred Wilson: museum therapist” March 28 in room 114 Willard Hall, Kansas State University

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present “Artist Fred Wilson: museum therapist” by internationally recognized artist Fred Wilson, March 28, 7:00 pm in 114 Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Fred Wilson is a conceptual artist whose artistic practice includes painting, sculpture and photography. He is known for his sculptures in glass and for his site-specific installations in collaboration with museums and cultural institutions throughout North America, Europe, the Africa, and Asia. He received his B.F.A. from the State University of New York, Purchase in 1976, and was awarded Honorary Doctorates from Northwestern University, IL (2007) and Skidmore College, New York (2009). Wilson’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions and retrospectives worldwide, including, amongst others, the critically acclaimed Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson sponsored by the Contemporary Museum in collaboration with The Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore (1992–1993) and Fred Wilson, Objects and Installations 1979–2000 which traveled to eight different venues nationally from 2001-2004. In 2003, Wilson represented the United States at the 50th Venice Biennale with the solo exhibition, Fred Wilson: Speak of Me as I Am. In 2008, Wilson was named to the Board of Trustees of the Whitney Museum of Art, New York as well as to the Board of Trustees of the American Academy in Rome. His many accolades include the prestigious MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant (1999), amongst others. Wilson’s work can be found in numerous public collections worldwide, including The Art Institute of Chicago; the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; Denver Art Museum; The High Museum of Art, Atlanta; The Hood Museum, New Hampshire; The Tate Modern, London: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Institute of Jamaica, Kingston; The Jewish Museum, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Seattle Art Museum; and The Whitney Museum of American Art. Fred Wilson lives and works in New York City, where he is represented by The Pace Gallery.

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2012-2013 Season. Presented in collaboration with the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and K-State Libraries in support of the Museum of Wonder exhibition.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Portrait of visiting artist Fred Wilson

Image information:
Portrait of Fred Wilson  /  February 2005  /  Photo by: Kerry Ryan McFate  /  Courtesy The Pace Gallery

 



March 28, 2013 Chip Kidd lecture, "Failing Better."

Graphic Designer Chip Kidd to present "Failing Better.", Thursday, March 28, 2013 at The Little Theatre in the Student Union, Kansas State University

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “Failing Better.” by internationally recognized designer Chip Kidd, Thursday, March 28, 1:30 pm in The Little Theatre in the Student Union on Kansas State University campus.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Chip Kidd is a graphic designer and writer in New York City who has worked non-stop for over 26 years. He is the recipient of the National Design Award for Communications, has designed over 1500 book covers, and is the author of the forth-coming book to teach graphic design to children: “Go! A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design.” He has met both Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams, and has proof of it on his Facebook page.

www.chipkidd.com

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2012-2013 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

"Go! A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design" cover by visiting artist Chip Kidd      “Type Directors Club Annual 34, 2014" by visiting artist Chip Kidd

Image information:
1. “Go! A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design” to be published by Workman, Fall 2013
2. “Type Directors Club Annual 34, 2014”

 


 

March 29, 2013 Sarah Perkins lecture, "Personal Work" and Enameling Workshop

Metalsmith and Enamelist Sarah Perkins to present "Personal Work", Friday, March 29 in room 122 Willard Hall, Kansas State University

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MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “Personal Work” by internationally recognized artist Sarah Perkins, Friday, March 29, 3:30 pm in room 122 Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus. On Friday, March 29 from 9 am–3 pm in room 318 Willard Hall Perkins will be holding an enameling workshop.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Sarah Perkins received her BA at San Diego State University and her MFA at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale and is a Professor at Missouri State University. She is currently serving as a Board Member of the Enamelist Society and on the Collections Committee at the Ornamental Metal Museum. She has shown her work in the USA, India, Canada, Europe and Asia. Her work can be seen in MetalsmithOrnament, American Craft and in the books The Art of Fine Enameling, Contemporary Enameling,The Penland Book of Jewelry and The Art of Enameling, and she was the juror for the Lark Publications book 500 Enameled Objects. She has taught numerous workshops around the United States, including at Arrowmont, Penland, San Diego State University and California College of Art, as well as at Tainan Graduate Institute of Applied Arts in Taiwan and the University of the West of England in Bristol. Sarah has gallery affiliations with Mobilia in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

www.sarahperkinsenamels.com

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2012-2013 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

"Double Lines Container" by visiting artist Sarah Perkins      "Red Moss Container" by visiting artist Sarah Perkins

Image information:
1. Double Lines Container, silver, enamel, pearl, 2012, 5x3x3"
2. Red Moss Container, copper, enamel, silver, 2012, 5x4x4"

 


 

March 12, 2013 Daniel Finch lecture, "Men, Monsters, and Myth: The Work of Daniel M. Finch"

Artist Daniel Finch to present "Men, Monsters, and Myth: The Work of Daniel M. Finch", Tuesday, March 12 at the Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present an Artist’s Lecture by nationally recognized artist Daniel Finch, March 12, 4:00 pm at the Beach Museum of Art on Kansas State University campus.

Admission is free and open to the public. 

Daniel M. Finch was born in Orlando, Florida in 1971. His work has been featured numerous times in the national publication New American Paintings, and he has exhibited extensively across the country, most recently in Alfred, New York and Atlanta, Georgia. Daniel received his Master of Fine Arts degree in the field of painting and drawing from the University of Georgia in Athens. He is currently an Associate Professor of painting and drawing at Messiah College, and resides in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, with his wife Carrie, and their two children, Mira and Dominic.

Finch’s paintings are an active attempt to manually rebuild a mechanical image distorted and degraded through the processes of automation and transmission. Through physical interaction, his greatest hope for both himself and the viewer is a reconnection with the primacy and energy of the initial event portrayed. It is no accident that the majority of his subject matter is taken from archetypal characters and events, whether historic or mythical: King Kong, Evel Knievel, Bruce Lee, etc. They were, for better or worse, powerful symbols for a young boy growing up in the wake of the sexual revolution, in the post-Vietnam 70’s. The paintings are a search for the remnants of masculine identity among the media icons of Finch’s generation.

www.danielfinch.com

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2012-2013 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

10,000 Kicks (Bruce Lee) by visiting artist Daniel Finch 

Image information: 10,000 Kicks (Bruce Lee), 3x6’, oil on panel, 2012

 


 

February 1, 2013 Michael Strand lecture, "The Spaces Between"

Ceramicist Michael Strand to present "The Spaces Between", February 1 in room 025 Willard Hall, Kansas State University

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “The Spaces Between” by nationally recognized artist Michael Strand, February 1, 4:00 pm in room 025 Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Formatively a potter, Michael's work has moved seamlessly into social practice while remaining dedicated to the traditional object as he investigates the potential of craft as a catalyst for social change.
 
Strand¹s work has been published internationally, with articles in Ceramics Technical, Studio Potter, Hemslojen, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Public Art Review. His recent Artstimulus projects were cited in the Yale University Press publication "40 Under 40: Craft Futures" by Renwick Gallery curator Nicholas Bell. In addition Strand recently presented a TEDxtalk titled "The Spaces Between: Art, Craft and Humanity".
 
Recently Strand travelled to Estonia for the Tallinna Rakenduskunsti Triennaal in Tallinn, Estonia featuring the second of ten iterations of his initiative, "The Misfit Cup Liberation Project", launched at The Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND. This project continues at the 2013 NCECA Ceramic Biennial in Houston, TX.  In February, 2013 Strand will launch the project, "To Harvest" at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon for the exhibition "Object Focus: The Bowl". This project examines the ritual of the contemporary family dinner and how it exists throughout the Portland community.

www.michaeljstrand.com


Ex-Con, Misfit Cup Liberation Project: Fargo, by Visiting Artist Michael Strand      Misfit Cup Liberation Project: Fargo by Visiting Artist Michael Strand

Image information:
1. Ex-Con, Misfit Cup Liberation Project: Fargo
2. Misfit Cup Liberation Project: Fargo






November 2–4, 9–11, 2012 Ted Neal workshop, "Wood Kiln Building"

Ceramicist Ted Neal to present a Wood Kiln Building Workshop November 2–4 and 9–11 at 3171 Tuttle Creek Boulevard, Manhattan, Kansas

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present a workshop on Wood Kiln Building by nationally recognized ceramicist Ted Neal, November 2–4 and 9–11, Friday 2–10 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am–10 pm on both weekends. The workshop will take place on location at 3171 Tuttle Creek Boulevard, Manhattan, Kansas.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Born and raised in rural upstate New York, Ted Neal has received degrees from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (MFA 1998), Utah State University (BFA 1995), and Brigham Young University Idaho (AAS 1991). After graduate school Ted taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He moved back to Logan, Utah in 2001 to take the position of technology instructor and studio coordinator for the ceramics area at Utah State University (2001-2006). His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions including: NCECA Clay National Columbus, OH, Mastery in Clay The Clay Studio Philadelphia, PA, Forms and Shapes: The Useful Teapot AKAR Gallery Iowa City, IA, Mineralogy and Metallurgy: The Multi-media Ceramic Vessel University of Louisville, Louisville KY. Ted is currently a studio artist and Assistant Professor of Ceramics and area head in the Art Department of Ball State University in Muncie Indiana.

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2012-2013 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

"Guarded Supply" by visiting artist Ted Neal      "Bottle Set" by visiting artist Ted Neal

Image information:
1. “Guarded Supply”
2. “Bottle Set”





October 18, 2012 Hasan Elahi lecture, “Tracking Transience”

Artist Hasan Elahi to present “Tracking Transience”, October 18 in room 114 Willard Hall, Kansas State University

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “Tracking Transience” by internationally recognized artist Hasan Elahi, October 18, 4:30 pm in room 114 Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Hasan Elahi is currently Associate Professor of Art at University of Maryland where he is Director of Digital Cultures and Creativity in the Honors College. He is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at venues such as SITE Santa Fe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Sundance Film Festival, Kassel Kulturbahnhof, The Hermitage, and at the Venice Biennale. Elahi was recently invited to speak about his work at the Tate Modern, Einstein Forum, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and at TED Global. His awards include grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, Art Matters Foundation, and a Ford Foundation/Phillip Morris National Fellowship. His work is frequently in the media and has been covered by The New York Times, Forbes, Wired, CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, and has appeared on Al Jazeera, Fox News, and on The Colbert Report. In 2010, he was an Alpert/MacDowell Fellow and in 2009, was Resident Faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He currently lives outside of Washington, DC roughly equidistant from the CIA, FBI, and NSA headquarters.
Elahi’s “The Willard Portal” custom video installation was on view in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery earlier this semester.

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2012-2013 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Stills from "The Willard Portal" by visiting artist Hasan Elahi      Installation view of "The Willard Portal" by visiting artist Hasan Elahi

Image information:
1. Stills from “The Willard Portal”, video installation
2. Installation view of “The Willard Portal”

 


 

October 15, 2012 Sara Schneckloth Artist's Lecture

Artist Sara Schneckloth to present Artist’s Lecture, October 15 at the Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present an Artist’s Lecture by internationally recognized artist Sara Schneckloth, October 15, 4:00 pm at the Beach Museum of Art on Kansas State University campus.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Sara Schneckloth works in a variety of media as a way to explore the potential of contemporary drawing practice. Currently residing in South Carolina, Schneckloth holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and has lived and worked in Iowa, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and Cape Town, South Africa.  Her drawings have been shown throughout the US, South Africa and France, and her essays on drawing theory and practice have appeared in the journal of visual culture, Visual Communication Quarterly and the Manifest International Drawing Annual. Drawing on the visual cultures of science, Schneckloth creates images that speak to the physical and emotional processes of remembering. The notion of the gesture factors strongly into her work, figuring as both the mark on the page and as an invitation for viewers to intimately interact with her drawings. Schneckloth is an Assistant Professor of Drawing at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

www.saraschneckloth.com

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2012-2013 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

 

Confluence I, china marker on paper, 96x107” by Visiting Artist Sara Schneckloth      Diagrams, charcoal, chalk and pastel on paper, 2006 by Visiting Artist Sara Schneckloth

Image information:
1. confluence I, china marker on paper, 96x107”
2. diagrams, charcoal, chalk and pastel on paper, 2006

 


 

October 12, 2012 Michael Braley lecture, “Show & Tell” 

Designer Michael Braley to present “Show & Tell”, October 12 in the Town Hall of the Leadership Studies Building, Kansas State University

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “Show & Tell” by internationally recognized designer Michael Braley, October 12, 1:30 pm in the Town Hall of the Leadership Studies Building on Kansas State University campus.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Michael Braley is Creative Director at Shatterbox, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Braley has over 18 years of experience in brand, print, and packaging design. Clients have included Aéropostale, American Express, AIGA, Effen Vodka, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Global Lighting, IBM, and Tanqueray. His work has been recognized internationally and is in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, The Denver Art Museum and the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany. His work has appeared in numerous publications and exhibitions including: British Design and Art Direction, Cannes Design Lions, The Clio Awards, I.D., Graphis, Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, London International Awards, The Art Directors Club of New York, The One Show, The AR100 Show, AIGA Communication Graphics, Step 100, and Print. Prior to moving to Lexington, Braley worked in New York for six years—two years as Design Director at VSA Partners, Inc. He was also a member of Cahan & Associates, San Francisco, for nine years. Braley has taught typography at the California College of the Arts (CCA) and has lectured and led workshops at universities and professional organizations around the nation.

www.braleydesign.com

www.shatterboxstudios.com

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2012-2013 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

 

Business Cards by Visiting Artist Michael Braley     Logos by Visiting Artist Michael Braley

 

Image Information:
1. Colin Corcoran Business Card and Identity
2. Various logos


 

October 4, 2012 Evan Summer lecture, “Evan Summer — Life and Artwork”

Printmaker Evan Summer to present “Evan Summer — Life and Artwork”, October 4 in room 114 Willard Hall, Kansas State University

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “Evan Summer — Life and Artwork” by internationally recognized printmaker Evan Summer, October 4, 5:30 pm in room 114 Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Evan Summer started his college education at the State University of New York at Cortland where he received his BS in Chemistry. He received a BFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo where he concentrated in Printmaking and Painting, and went on to earn an MFA in Printmaking at Yale University. His artwork has been influenced by his background in science -- from the use of uncommon materials in printmaking to mathematical perspective to depicting scientific specimens. For many years he has exhibited his work in major competitions around the world. It has been shown in competitive exhibitions in Krakow, Taipei, Beijing, Tokyo, Guanlan, China, Fredrikstad, Norway and numerous locations in the United States, Russia, Italy and Bulgaria.

Evan Summer has had many solo exhibitions including the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC (1999-2000), the Reading Public Museum (Reading, PA in 2001 and 2005-06), the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice (2007) and the East Area Gallery of the Guanlan International Print Workshop in Guanlan, China in 2010. His work is in numerous public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Brooklyn Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Evan Summer is currently Professor of Art at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where he has taught printmaking since 1984. He received Kutztown University’s two most prestigious awards, the Chambliss Award for scholarship in 2008 and the Wiesenberger Award for teaching in 2011. He is a specialist in etching and collagraph, a form of printmaking that uses a collaged printing plate.

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2012-2013 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Landscape LV, Collagraph Plate, 36” x 48”, 2012 by Visiting Artist Evan Summer 

Image information:
Landscape LV, Collagraph Plate, 36” x 48”, 2012

 


 

September 27, 2012 Katherine Mickle lecture, “Explorations”

Photographer Katherine Mickle to present “Explorations”, September 27 in room 114 Willard Hall, Kansas State University

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “Explorations” by nationally recognized photographer Katherine Mickle, September 27, 5:30 pm in room 114 Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Katherine Mickle is an Associate Professor of Art at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania where she teaches all levels of Photography. Katherine has presented at conferences and symposia, workshops and guest lectures. She has been a portfolio reviewer and juror of exhibitions. Exhibiting nationally, Katherine creates work that often utilizes appropriated imagery in order to create multi-layered personal and social meaning. She is keenly interested in perception and language. Her current research includes faculty/student collaborations with geologists traveling to the White River Badlands of South Dakota. Katherine graduated from Ohio University with her Master of Fine Arts in Photography. She earned her MA in Photography with a minor in Painting from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

From the artist:
Relationships are an integral part of everyday life. Associations and identity are formed by comparisons. Mine is a world of composites. Seemingly disparate objects converge to form a greater whole. The structure of much of my work comes from identifying parallels, forming associations. Images interact, and language qualifies. Often dualities are explored and certainties questioned. Much of my imagery stems from everyday concerns and experience. Personal then becomes social, multi-layered in meaning.

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2012-2013 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

 

Erosion," pigment print by Visiting Artist Katherine MickleNostalgia," pigment print by Visiting Artist Katherine Mickle

Image information:
1. “Erosion”, pigment print.
2. “Nostalgia”, pigment print.

 


 

September 24, 2012 Dr. Jeffrey Fontana lecture, “From Ancient Heroes to Superheroes: George B. Bridgman and the European Figure Drawing Tradition in the United States”

Art historian Dr. Jeffrey Fontana to present “From Ancient Heroes to Superheroes: George B. Bridgman and the European Figure Drawing Tradition in the United States”, September 24 at the Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “From Ancient Heroes to Superheroes: George B. Bridgman and the European Figure Drawing Tradition in the United States” by internationally recognized art historian Dr. Jeffrey Fontana, September 24, 5:30 pm at the Beach Museum of Art on Kansas State University campus.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Dr. Jeffrey Fontana received his B.A. from Oberlin College, and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in art history at Boston University. He has taught at institutions including Colgate University, Vassar College, Florida State University, and Boston College, and is now Associate Professor and Harry E. Smith Distinguished Teaching Professor in Art History at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. His research reflects interests in the intersection of artistic theory and practice, patronage, and reception. He has focused on the career of Federico Barocci, on whose drawings he is presently preparing articles. He has published articles on Fra Bartolommeo in Master Drawings, and on Barocci in The Burlingon Magazine, in the Festschrift for John Shearman, and in Patronage and Dynasty, a collection of essays on Della Rovere patronage. He is also preparing articles on different aspects of the interpretation of the Italian Renaissance in French and American art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2012-2013 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

 

Studies of the Male Figure from Bridgman’s Life Drawing,” c. 1924, charcoal on paper. Provided by Visiting Lecturer Dr. Jeffrey Fontana

Image information:
“Studies of the Male Figure from Bridgman’s Life Drawing,” c. 1924, charcoal on paper

 


 

September 17-18, 2012 Eric Burris Workshop and Artist Talk

Metalsmith Eric Burris to present the Workshop “Small Scale Mokume Gane” September 18–19 in 318 Willard Hall and Artist talk on September 18 at 10 am in 117 Willard Hall, Kansas State University.

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present a workshop by metalsmith and jeweler Eric Burris, September 18–19, 9 am–5 pm in room 318 Willard Hall, and slide lecture on September 18 at 10 am in 117 Willard on Kansas State University campus.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Eric Burris constructs sculptural jewelry, influenced by nature, architecture, travel, and the materials themselves. He combines wood with Mokume Gane; they complement each other visually, but contrast in terms of natural vs. man-made. Maps are incorporated to offer visual clues and add color.

Mokume Gane, a technique born out of Japanese metalsmithing translates into English as “wood eye metal”. It is a time consuming process where two or more different metals are alternately stacked, clamped and heated to high temperature. The result is the lamination of all layers into a solid mass of metal, or billet. The billet is then prepared for patterning by forging to half its original thickness. The pattern is started by carving through layers and forging the billet even thinner, or by bumping the surface and grinding through the first several layers. In both cases a very organic wood grain pattern develops. The billet is now usable as sheet metal which can be formed, forged, and soldered.

Burris currently lives in Silver Spring, MD with his partner Gretchen and their dogs Lita and Sligo. He has a small but well-equipped studio where he is able to make his own raw materials. He participates in regional and national fine craft shows and festivals. He has also been an educator for several years, teaching at the college level and conducting workshops on the Mokume Gane technique.

http://www.ericburrisjewelry.com/

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2012-2013 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Savage River Brooch”, mokume gane and wood by Visiting Artist Eric BurrisStar Pattern Ring”, sterling silver and copper shibuishi mokume gane by Visiting Artist Eric Burris

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1. “Savage River Brooch”, mokume gane and wood
2. “Star Pattern Ring”, sterling silver and copper shibuishi mokume gane

 


 

September 5, 2012 Meredith Jack

Sculptor Meredith Jack, “Diverse Things” exhibition, September 4–14 and lecture, Wednesday, September 5, 4:00 pm in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall, Kansas State University
 
To view more about Meredith Jack's lecture and exhibition please click here.

 


 

September 4, 2012 Peregrine Honig Artist's Lecture

Painter Peregrine Honig to present Artist’s Lecture September 4 at the Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present an Artist’s Lecture by painter Peregrine Honig on September 4, 4:30 pm at the Beach Museum of Art on Kansas State University campus.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Peregrine Honig is an artist whose work explores issues of pop culture, sexual vulnerability, social hierarchy, luxury and consumption. She has participated in numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, Dwight Hackett Projects in Santa Fe, Geschiedle Gallery in Chicago and Byron Cohen Gallery in Kansas City. Major collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University Art Gallery, The Fogg Art Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art own her work, and Dolphin gallery in Kansas City currently represents her.

Peregrine was a finalist in the first season of Bravo TV’s Work of Art: the Next Great Artist. She wasa recipient of the Avenue of the Arts public arts project grantin Kansas City,and was recently commissioned by the Nelson-Atkins Museum to transform shuttlecarts for use in moving viewers between the museum’s buildings. Her studio practice includes painting, drawing, printmaking, book arts and sculpture.

http://www.peregrinehonig.com/

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2012-2013 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Olson Twins by Visiting Artist Peregrine HonigBed of Roses by Visiting Artist Peregrine Honig

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1. Bed of Roses
2. Olson Twins

 

August 30, 2012 Meredith Host