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Visiting Artists, Designers and Scholars 2018-2019

Mission

Throughout their tenure at the Frostic School of Art, students learn that making art is not the sole component of what it means to be an artist in the 21st century. Artists must also develop professional contacts, learn to speak freely about their work, answer challenging questions, contextualize and promote their work.

The mission of Frostic School of Art’s Visiting Artist program is tri-fold: to provide students direct, meaningful contact with working artists, both established and emerging; to elevate the regional, national, and international profile of the Frostic School of Art and Richmond Center for Visual Arts; and to nurture a sense of community among students, faculty and staff within WMU’s College of Fine Arts.

As a program that integrates all disciplines within the Frostic School of Art, our Visiting Artist Program also encourages students to step beyond their given major and explore techniques outside their given practice. As such, the Visiting Artist program provides a broad and solid foundation that seeks to expand each students’ view of professional practice after graduation.

History

Since the 1960s, the rich history of the Frostic School of Art’s Visiting Artist and Scholar Program includes such curators, writers and artists as Richard Hunt, Christo, Julia Christensen, Roger Shimomura, Eleanor Heartney, Lucy R. Lippard, John Cage, Ivan C. Karp, Benny Andrews, Squeak Carnwath, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Chun-Hak Oh, Yoshisuke Funasaka, Brigit Skiold, Maria Gaspar, Tyanna Buie, Ashley Hunt, Patterson Sims, Dr. David Pilgrim and Victoria Finlay, among hundreds of others.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Dr. Yang Liu
Visiting Scholar Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Jennifer Wells
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Robyn O'Neil
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Khalid el-Hakim
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Kika Nikolela
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Angela Davis
Dalton Theater, 6:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo College

 

Friday, September 28, 2018

Art & Activism: On the Inside Out
Panel Discussion: Angela Davis, Maria Gaspar and Tyanna Buie
WMU School of Music
Dalton Center Recital Hall at 2:00 p.m.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Mike Daines
Visiting Designer Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Lauren Tickle-Tietje
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Joseph Shubitowski
Distinguished Alumni
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 1004 at noon

Friday, October 5, 2018

Sherrill Roland
Performance, The Jumpsuit Project
Downtown Kalamazoo
EPIC center lobby, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Sang-Mi Yoo
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Ashley Hunt
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

ART SPEAKS:
Elizabeth Kerlikowske and Mary Hatch

Poetry reading and discussion
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Yuanliang Sun
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Carolyn Case
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Laurie Jo Reynolds
Visiting Artist Lecture
5:30 p.m. RCVA 2008

Thursday, February 7, 2019

After Art School: Kaylon Khorsheed, Audrey Mills,
and Sophie Lane Dennis in Dialogue

PANEL DISCUSSION
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Amos P. Kennedy, Jr.
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Fari Nzinga
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Bill Davis
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Joel Whitaker
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.