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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.

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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.