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Pedro Velez

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Pedro Velez

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Pedro Velez's lecture will focus on how he merges his interest in art criticism (including his own writing) and journalism into what he calls “visual essays” that take the form of large sculptural paintings, photographic collages, and limited edition posters and postcards

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Rachel Cox

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Rachel Cox will speak about Shiny Ghost, a series documenting the final years of her Grandmother’s life as she was suffering from a degenerative brain disease.

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Artists Now! Guest Panel: Community Arts

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This week, Artists Now will see a community art panel in conjunction with the Imagining America conference in Milwaukee focusing on Milwaukee-based community art projects that address the intersections of art, urban farming, and racial justice

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Gary Schott

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Intrigued by the term utilitarian, Gary Schott finds himself drawn toward creating objects that balance between aesthetics and function; wearable and non-wearable

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Maria Gaspar

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Redefining the politics of space requires tenderness and sensitivity for a location, its citizens, and its visual, and socio-cultural nuances

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Maggie Sasso

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Through fabricated archives, Maggie Sasso tells personal narratives that function as allegories. She contextualizes objects through installation and documented performance, which serves to collapse the space between prop, artifact, and artwork

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Becky McDonah

November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Becky McDonah’s creations are designed to place importance upon objects and actions that might ordinarily be overlooked

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Jon Horvath

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This Is Bliss is a multidisciplinary project about the vanishing roadside geography and current residents of a small rural Idaho town named Bliss. The project is philosophically rooted in a broad consideration of how deeply entrenched mythologies of place (the American West) and traditional mythologies of happiness collide (and are frequently confounded) in a location that bears a complex narrative of booms and busts and reflects the long evolution of American Idealism

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: John Ford

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Within the hybrid character of artist John Ford's work, he alludes to the disciplines of aesthetics, archaeology, visual anthropology (with its focus on small things), popular culture, and historical narrative in an attempt to evoke a sense of wonder, a response that is rare in our media-saturated culture

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Jenny Odell

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Jenny Odell will talk about projects involving infrastructure (waste, power, manufacturing, etc.) and her ongoing attempts to represent the places that are implicated in our everyday actions

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Roberto Lugo

February 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lugos will juxtapose street graffiti, European decorative patterning, and rich symbolism drawn from his Puerto Rican heritage to show how his work serves as a hybrid of visual art traditions and stimulates new conversations surrounding cultural tolerance

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Joseph Mougel

February 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Joseph Mougel will discuss his photography and video/performance works as methodologies grounded in his service with the U.S. Marine Corps. His playful narratives expose the vulnerability and ephemerality of human-environmental interactions

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Harlan Butt

March 29, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Experiences are personal and particular to each of us through our lens of self, but by trying to break that down and create something beautiful that describes his experience, Harlan W. Butt hopes to encapsulate something universal in these remarkable vessels

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Lisa Park

April 5, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lisa Park has developed series of performances with using EEG (brainwave sensor) as a vehicle for manifesting her inner states and to obtain a real-time feedback of her thoughts and emotional reactions

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Fernando Martí

April 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Martí's etchings, linocuts, screenprints, and constructions explore the clash of the Third World within the heart of Empire, and highlight the tension between inhabiting place and building something transformative

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Jason Lazarus

April 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Department of Art & Design proudly presents Jason Lazarus in its the 10th season of Artists Now!, a Wednesday evening lecture series designed for a broad audience with an interest in contemporary visual art

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Joseph Velasquez

April 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This lecture will cover a highlight of the history of Drive By Press and the impression that it has made

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Robert Grame

May 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This lecture will examine how visual communication design seemingly has the power to inform, to immerse, allow for exchange, embed meaning, to persuade, to inspire, to provoke, to validate, and to entertain people

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