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Speakers: November 21, 2014

CAROL SAUVION - Creator and Executive Producer, Craft in America
Carol Sauvion is the Creator, Executive Producer and Director of Craft in America, the documentary series celebrating American craft and the artists who bring it to life. Sauvion is the Executive Director of the non-profit organization Craft in America, which has a mission is to promote and advance original handcrafted work through educational programs in all media. Projects include a 300 page book, Craft in America: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects, a vortex website and the Craft in America Center, located in Los Angeles and open to the public. In 2010 Craft in America partnered with the Smithsonian American Art Museum to present Crafting a Nation, a symposium organized to consider the state of contemporary craft.

JANICE ARNOLD - Artist & Designer- Janice Arnold has made it her life to know and understand Felt. She has researched and worked with nomadic tribes of Central Asia and Mongolia and studied the high tech world of industrial felt. Arnold approaches her art and projects with intellectual sensibility and an open minded design sense. These skills combine to offer an unparalleled perspective. JA is equally comfortable as a collaborator or solo artist and is driven by quality, design, refinement and challenge. She balances function, and practices design as a cohesive combination of intention, working with people and elements to create harmony. Exhibitions, installations and commissions include; Chroma Passage-Grand Rapids Art Museum, Palace Yurt-Fashioning Felt-Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and Site specific permanent installations: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Corporate Headquarters Reception Area Furniture, Chroma Voyage - Seattle Center Key Arena, Seattle Center and The Bar at the Edge of the Earth-Cirque du Soleil.

Exhibiting Artists & Speakers: November 21, 2014

Ted Hallman, ACC Fellow and longtime Fiber artist, retired professor. Recent work or show-Suspended Harmonies, Michener Art Museum, 2012-13, Secret Garden, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Ritsuko Harai, RISD MFA, Artist & Textile designer, Japan & San Fransisco, CA

Mark Hark, Professor at University of Wisconsin in Madison. She is a paper maker who also works in Ghana. Fullbright fellow.

Moon Jung Jang, RISD MFA, who teaches at the University of Georgia in Graphic Design, RISD/Brown University/Sheridan Teaching and Learning Award recipient

Amy Putansu, artist, Professor weaving and textiles at Haywood Community College in the Professional Crafts Program

Jeffrey Clancy, Artist, Metals professor University of Wisconsin, Madison, KU alum, Recent work or show- 40 under 40: Craft Futures, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Renwick Gallery.

Theo Uliano, KU Alum, Tyler School of Art MFA, Senior Studio Technician Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Dorothy Akpene Amenuke, Sculptor and Fibers artist, Batik, Kumasi, Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KUNST), Exhibition only.

Barbara Tetenbaum, Artist, Professor and Department Head of Book Arts, Oregon College of Art and Crafts. Honors include a 2012 Koopman, Distinguished Chair at the Hartford Art School, a 2010 Sally Bishop Fellowship at the Center for the Book in NYC.

Art Education Speakers: November 21, 2014

Bob Reeker is a K-5 Visual Arts and Integrated Technology Specialist in Lincoln, Nebraska. A 25-year veteran of the elementary art room, Reeker served on the National Art Education Association (NAEA) board as elementary division director and is past co-president for Nebraska Art Teachers Association. He was named the NAEA National Elementary Art Educator of the Year in 2013. Reeker serves as a board trustee for the National Art Education Foundation and is the elementary representative for the NAEA Professional Learning through Research Working Group. He will be the convention coordinator for the 2016 NAEA National Convention in Chicago, IL. Reeker is an adjunct instructor at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln teaching elementary art methods.

Angela La Porte is an Associate Professor of Art Education at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She has presented numerous papers at state, national, and international conferences and has published on intergenerational, social, and multicultural issues in art education. Angela edited and contributed writings to a book published by the National Art Education Association (NAEA), Community Connections: Intergenerational Links in Art Education. She recently co-authored an article for Studies in Art Education, "Beyond Traditional Art Education: Transformative Lifelong Learning in Community-Based Settings with Older Adults" and authored a chapter in "Building Community in Harlem," a 2nd edition of the NAEA publication, Art Culture and Ethnicity.

Stories”, 2013, Glazed ceramic, steel base, 71.75 x 20 x 18 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NYC. Photo by Alan Wiener.

Artist Lecture on Thursday, April 17th, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Sharadin Room 120


Arlene Shechet is the subject of much critical acclaim including a 2012 Art in America cover story by Faye Hirsch. Roberta Smith calls the work “an example for all,” and Peter Schjeldahl writes that Shechet is “an artist with energy and second-nature mastery to burn.” She has recently been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters as well as the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation and Anonymous Was a Woman. Her work is represented in important public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, and the Walker Art Center. In 2013, Shechet had a solo exhibition at Sikkema Jenkins & Co, NY. Shechet’s solo exhibition “Meissen Recast” on view through July 6, 2014, at the RISD Museum, Providence, RI, focuses on the 2012/13 sculptures she made at the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory in Meissen, Germany. Upcoming solo exhibitions include the Phillips Collections, DC, and the Jewish Museum, NYC. Shechet lives and works in NYC and upstate NY.



Monday, October 1, 2012
1:30 – 3:00 PM
MSU Alumni Auditorium 183
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