Visiting Artists, Scholars and Designers

  • Visiting Artist Kristen Cliffel

    Visiting Artist Kristen Cliffel 

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

2022-2023 Schedule 

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Nayda Collazo-Llorens
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Ish Klein, Austin Rounds, Jonathan Wijnberg
Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo presents: Neurodiversity and Mental Health in the Arts
Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
room 2008 at 6:00 p.m.
Join the Arts Council for complimentary food and drinks in the RCVA Galleries at 5pm prior to the discussion.

Thursday, October 6, 2022
Karen Bondarchuk
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Ryan Flathau
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Paul Catanese
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 8, 2022
Keith Pitts
Visiting Artist Lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

  

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