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Visiting Artists, Designers and Scholars 2019-2020

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, Jerry Saltz, 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, Victoria Finlay and Lev Manovich, among hundreds of others.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Motoko Furuhashi
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Justin Lincoln
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Eric Souther
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Jerry Saltz
Visiting Art Critic Lecture
Knauss Hall
room 3502 at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Cat Crotchett
Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Ladislav Hanka
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Shaun Leonardo
Visiting Artist Lecture
Knauss Hall
room 2452 at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Mary Foyder
Visiting Designer Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Erik Waterkotte
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Laleh Mehran
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Chris Coleman
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Lev Manovich
Visiting Scholar Lecture
Knauss Hall
room 3502 at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Paul Catanese
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Naomi van Niekerk
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.