Visiting Artists, Scholars and Designers

  • Visiting Artist Kristen Cliffel

    Visiting Artist Kristen Cliffel 

spring 2024 SCHEDULE 

Thursday, February 1, 2024
Debora & Jason Bernagozzi
Performance + Q&A
Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Elaine Lopez
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Lynn Kim
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 14, 2024
John Maggie
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
LB Buchan
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 4, 2024
Angela Lorenz
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center & WMU Special Collections Library
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

 

FALL 2023 SCHEDULE 

Thursday, September 14, 2023
Nichole Maury
Professor of Printmedia
Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Linda Rzoska
Ninth Wave Studio, Curator of Photosynthesis II
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 28, 2023
Benjamin Rosenthal
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 12, 2023
Photosynthesis II Artist Panel
Lorrie Grainger Abdo, Vicki VanAmeyden, Nichole Riley, Linda Rzoska
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 2, 2023
Erica Rasmussen
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center & WMU Special Collections Library
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 9, 2023
Photosynthesis II Artist Panel
Anna Z. ILL, Honore Lee, Linda Rzoska
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 16, 2023
Photosynthesis II Poetry Reading
Elizabeth Kerlikowske & Lynn Pattison
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
Monroe-Brown Gallery at 5:30 p.m.

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. 

All lectures and discussions are free and open to the public.  Visit the exhibitions website for more information: http://wmich.edu/art/exhibitions

Visiting Artist Archive