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Visiting Artist Series

Spring 2024 Schedule:

Making It! Series
Date: February 8 through April 25, 2024
Time: Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00/8:30 PM

Zoom Link:
On-Campus Location:  132 Marano Campus Center

Christine Tien Wang -
Date: 2/8/24, On Zoom Only 
Christine Wang creates meme paintings exploring how the medium has become part of our society as reality becomes more digital. Wang sees her artworks as modern versions of still life paintings, recording the present day as they articulate viewpoints and experiences while providing commentary on our society.

Miranda Barnes -
Date: 2/22/24, On Zoom Only
Barnes practice borrows from vernacular photography and a fine art tradition of documenting everyday scenes of families and friends, often in communion and celebration. 

Sam Van Aken -
Date: 2/29/24, On-Campus and Zoom
Aken is a contemporary artist who works beyond traditional modes ofart making, crossing artistic genres and disciplines to develop new perspectives on such themes as communication, botany, agriculture, climatology, and the ever-increasing impact of technology.

Alicia Ross -
Date: 3/28/24, On-Campus and Zoom
Ross's work explores faceted aspects of female (feminine) identity using photography, fiber, video, and installation. Most recently noted for her large-scale embroidery, Ross’s work embodies a unique hybridization between handmade and machine-made.

Matt Crane -
Date: 4/4/24, On-Campus and Zoom
Crane collaborates with prominent artists to build and facilitate projects. He has fabricated a variety of custom architectural interior and exterior elements, from stairs and furniture to storefronts and fixtures.

Marion Wilson -
Date: 4/18/24, On-Campus and Zoom 
Wilson’s art investigates ecology and landscape to foster a closer connection to self and place. Through paintings, photographs and installations she interrogates our relations to nature at a time when extreme climate change threatens ecosystems, livelihoods, and communities.

Philomena Williamson -
Date: 4/25/24, On Zoom Only
Williamson paints figures depicting individuals of varying ethnicities inhabiting timeless, invented, dream-like environments where she probes the psychological landscape of adolescence, blurring the lines between race, gender, and class.

Debbie Millman -
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Time: 6-7:30 pm, 201 Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Debbie Millman - is an author, designer, educator, artist, advocate, brand consultant and host of the podcast Design Matters and will bring a wealth of knowledge to our campus and community. She is passionate about using her voice to make a difference. Debbie’s college wide lecture will inform students and the community how to remain fluid and flexible in your work as a designer, writer and advocate and use your skills to make a difference.