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Archive of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artist Series for the 2014–2015 Season

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April 28, 2015 Kit Hinrichs Lecture

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture "The Storyteller's Art" by internationally recognized designer Kit Hinrichs, Tuesday, April 28, at 1:30 pm in the Little Theatre at the K-State Student Union, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Internationally renowned narrative designer, Kit Hinrichs will give a presentation on the power of visual storytelling. His examples are richly illustrated and include such broad subjects as branding, environmental design, editorial design, packaging and promotions.

Kit Hinrichs studied at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, California. He served as principal in several design offices in New York and San Francisco before spending 23 years (1986-2009) as a partner of Pentagram, the international consultancy. In 2009 Hinrichs opened an independent design firm in San Francisco called Studio Hinrichs. Hinrichs’s design experience incorporates a wide range of projects, including identity design, corporate communications, promotion, packaging, editorial and exhibition design.

Hinrichs is a recipient of the prestigious AIGA medal in recognition of his exceptional achievements in the field of graphic design and visual communication, and his work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Library of Congress. He is co-author of five books, including Typewise, Long May She Wave and The Pentagram Papers.

Artist website: www.studio-hinrichs.com​

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

Portrait of visiting artist Kit Hinrichs

 

April 14, 2015 Carol Prusa Artist Lecture

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present a talk by internationally recognized artist Carol Prusa on April 14 at 5:30 pm in room 114 Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Represented by galleries on both coasts, Canada and Taiwan, Carol Prusa exhibits widely in museums and curated exhibitions. Her work has been supported by fellowships including the Howard Foundation and South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowships. Her work is in numerous museum collections including the Perez Museum of Art, Spencer Museum of Art, Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale, Hunter Museum of American Art and Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. Recently, Prusa completed a four-month funded Artist in Industry residency at Kohler Company and produced a large installation of sculptural work involving fiber optics and silverpoint drawing on ceramic and fiberglass. She is currently exhibiting work in the American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational in New York City.

Charmed by how physicists think, her current work speaks to multiple universes and possibility, attempting to come to terms with singularities, unboundedness, liminal states and location. Known for her large silverpoint drawings on curved surfaces Prusa has recently worked in ceramic and fiberglass with current explorations in 3D printing and CNC routing. Prusa states, “Like scientists and mathematicians who model emergent behavior, I too yearn to create a radical vision, one that takes into account the chaotic interactions that are central to formation of the universe.”

Artist website address: www.carolprusa.com

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

"Potent" by visiting artist Carol Prusa

Image Information:
Potent  (double wormhole), silverpoint, graphite, titanium white pigment with acrylic binder on acrylic hemisphere with fiber optics, 26” x 26” x 12”, 2014

 

March 27, 2015 Susan Ewing Artist Lecture

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present a talk by internationally recognized metalsmith and sculptor Susan Ewing, March 27, 1:30 pm in room 122 Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Susan Ewing lives in Oxford, Ohio, USA, where she is the Associate Dean and University Distinguished Professor in the College Arts at Miami University. She was born in Lawrenceville, Illinois, and earned her MFA with Distinction from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Bachelor or Arts from Indiana University, and Associate of Arts from Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri. She headed the undergraduate and graduate Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing studio program at Miami University from 1981–2013.

From 1997-99, Susan Ewing was a J.W. Fulbright Senior Lecturing Scholar, teaching metalsmithing at the Academy of Art, Architecture, and Design in Prague, Czech Republic, and in 1999, she also taught at the Royal College of Art, London, England as a special Masterclass Professor.

Ewing's collaborations with Czech sculptor Vratislav K. Novák resulted in two major public art commissions, includingKonvergence a temporary mirrored kinetic installation for the Aronoff Center for the Arts, and the 26 meter high steel, titanium, and mica Crystalline Tower for the Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park, both in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Other public works include Ewing’s StarLine, for the Veterans Memorial Plaza, Voice of America Centre in West Chester, Ohio and StarSphere, for Franklin Hall, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.

Artist website: http://studiosusanewing.com/public_art/

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

StarSphere Transparent by visiting artist Susan Ewing, 2011, Acrylic, 15" x 15" x 14"      StarSphere 2010 by visiting artist Susan Ewing, Detail of text of the 1st Amendment that encircles the sculpture

Image information:

Both images relate to StarSphere, Stainless Steel, 12' tall, Kent State University, Franklin Hall.

Image 1: StarSphere Transparent, 2011, Acrylic, 15" x 15" x 14"
Image 2: StarSphere 2010, Detail of text of the 1st Amendment that encircles the sculpture

 

February 10, 2015 Michael Barnes Artist lecture

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present a talk by internationally recognized printmaker Michael Barnes, February 10, 4:30 pm in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery on the first floor of Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Michael Barnes is an artist residing near Chicago, and a professor of printmaking at Northern Illinois University. He received his MFA from the University of Iowa. His work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally, including recent exhibitions in Belgrade, Serbia and Rochechuart, France. He is represented by the Davidson Galleries in Seattle, Washington. Additionally, his work has been exhibited in over 100 competitive group exhibitions, including exhibitions in Wales, Poland, Taiwan, Estonia, Japan, Romania, Finland, and the Republic of Macedonia.

Michael has spent the past six months working at international residencies in Serbia, France, and New Zealand. He has received numerous awards, including an Illinois Arts Council Grant and an honorable mention for the Carmen Arozena International print award in Spain. His work is included in many collections, including the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, The Royal Museum of Art, Antwerp, Belgium, the City of Vaasa, Finland, The Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota, and many university and private collections. He has also participated in a number of residencies - at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium, The Bemis Center of Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska, and the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota, and Anchor Graphics in Chicago.

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 Michael Barnes

 

November 7, 2014 A. Mary Kay and Frank Shaw exhibition and gallery talk

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University Department of Art will present the exhibition “Wonder: Not Precisely Knowing and Not Precisely Knowing Not” by artists A. Mary Kay and Frank Shaw in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus. In addition, the artists will give gallery talks at 4:00 pm on Friday, November 7 in the Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus. Kay’s talk is titled “Reflections of Place” and Shaw’s talk is titled “What Does This Mean?” A gallery reception for the artists will follow the artist talks. 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.

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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 Frank Shaw      Work by visiting artist A. Mary Kay

Image information:

1. Frank Shaw, The River is Moving, 2013, mixed media, 21x4.5"

2. A. Mary Kay, from the series Turn and Return, 2013, acrylic on paper, 30x43"

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, 2014 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.

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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.

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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