Spring 2015 Visiting Artists & Scholars and Symposia
Kevin Haas, Juror for Beyond Printmaking 4
"Within and Beyond Printmaking"
February 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM in Art B-01
2015 Texas Sculpture Symposium
January 30, 31, & February 1, 2015
Texas Tech Campus at Lubbock
Judy Pfaff – Keynote Speaker
Ken Little – Keynote Speaker
Texas Atomic Iron Commission
Adela Andea, Installation Artist, Houston, TX
Joe Meiser, Kinetic Art Installation
Carla Manfredi, Assistant Professor of English, Department of English, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Tuesday, February 17th at 6:30 PM in Art B-01
"We Were Too Late": Fanny Stevenson and Charmian London in the Pacific.
This lecture sheds light on the Pacific travel diaries of Fanny Stevenson and Charmian London. Repeatedly
overshadowed by their famous husbands, Robert Louis Stevenson and Jack London, the works of these two
women reveal the ways in which late-19th and early-20th century women travelers encountered and interpreted
the Pacific's flotsam and jetsam in all its surprising manifestations.
Charissa N. Terranova, PhD, Associate Professor of Aesthetic Studies, UT, Dallas
Wednesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM in Art B-01
Art After Drought: The Politics of Representation in the Time of Climate Change
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 4:00-5:30 PM, English Lecture Hall 001
Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion presented in collaboration with Department of English
Will Wilson, Diné photographic artist
Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Salish/Kootenai printmaker and artist
Sherwin Bitsui, Diné poet and painter
Brad Vetter, letterpress artist/printmaker
Artist's Lecture: April 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM in Room TBA
Letterpress Demos: April 3, 2015 from 6:00-9:00 PM, CASP Print Studio
Exhibition at CASP 5&J Gallery from 6:00-9:00 PM, CASP Print Studio
Letterpress Workshops: April 4, 2015 at CASP Print Studio (times TBA; space limited)
Kristel Smentek, PhD, Associate Professor, MIT School of Architecture, Historian of 18th Century
European Visual Culture
April 7, 2015 at 6:30 PM in Art B-01
Chinoiseries for the Qing: Objects and Informal Diplomacy in the Eighteenth Century
In 1766, Jesuits in Beijing presented a set of chinoiserie tapestries to the emperor of China on behalf of the French.
Chinoiserie has conventionally been understood as a frivolous or denigrating European response to China's
material culture; viewed from this perspective, the French choice of gift to the Qianlong emperor would seem
most inappropriate. Yet Qianlong not only accepted the hangings, he had a European-style palace built to house
them. This paper examines the productive challenge the tapestry gift poses both to the interpretative frame of
chinoiserie and to understandings of eighteenth-century Sino-French diplomatic exchange.
Exhibitions and visiting speakers programs at the School of Art are supported by generous grants from the Helen Jones Foundation and The CH Foundation, both of Lubbock. Additional support comes from Cultural Activities Fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.