Spring Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series to be presented online
calendar icon27 Jan 2021
Lincoln, Neb.--Twelve artists are presenting Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar lectures this fall in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design.
The School of Art, Art History & Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students.
Each lecture will be presented via Zoom and is open to the public. Links for each lecture will be available on arts.unl.edu.
The spring schedule includes:
• Feb. 3: Caroline Woolard, sculpture and design, 3 p.m. lecture and 4-5 p.m. conversation with students. Woolard makes sculptures, websites and events to imagine and enact relationships of cooperation and mutual aid. She is assistant professor at the Hartford Art School in Connecticut.
• Feb. 10: Garth Johnson, ceramics, 5:30 p.m. Johnson is Assistant Professor at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. He writes about craft, blogs at ExtremeCraft.com, and he is the author of “1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse.” His DVD, “ReVision: Recycled Crafts for Earth-Friendly Living” was released by Eyekiss Films in 2009. Johnson received his B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and his M.F.A. from Alfred University.
• Feb. 24: Jessie Hemmons, interdisciplinary, 5:30 p.m. Hemmons is a street artist and craftivist in Philadelphia known as Ishknits. Inspired by a book she found on the subject, Hemmons started her yarn bombing career in 2009 by attaching 12-inch crocheted rectangles onto a bike rack. Her work has since evolved into larger installations, which are often colorful and playful.
• March 3: Tarrah Kajnak, photography, 5:30 p.m. Born in Lima, Peru, Kajnak is currently Associate Professor of Art and Director of the Monroe Center for Social Inquiry on Racial Justice at Pitzer College in Claremont, California.
• March 11: Art History panel featuring Sampada Aranke, Assistant Professor of Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Alexis Salas, Assistant Professor of Art History, New Mexico State University; Julia Neal, Lecturer in African American Art History, Georgia State University; and Kieran Jack Wilson, photographer and activist in Lincoln, 5:30 p.m. The panel is titled “Serious Play: Radical Publications and Their Histories.” As paper zines, signage, and print material continue to give form to the current set of global crises, this panel examines the new histories that emerge when we examine distributable print media in terms of crisis and social movements.
• March 24: Deb Schwartzkopf, ceramics, 5:30 p.m. Schwartzkopf is a Seattle-based studio potter making fine porcelain tableware through Rat City Studios. Ceramics Monthly awarded her Ceramic Artist of the Year in 2019.
• March 31: Joel Damon, foundations, 5:30 p.m. Damon is co-founder and co-curator of Project Project, an independent, DIY contemporary arts space in South Omaha, Nebraska.
• April 7: Noel Anderson, printmaking, 5:30 p.m. Anderson is area head of printmaking in New York University’s Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions. He received an M.F.A. from Indiana University in printmaking and an M.F.A. from Yale University in sculpture. Anderson utilizes print-media and arts-based-research to explore philosophical inquiry methodologies.
• April 14: Kristian Bjornard, foundations, 5:30 p.m. Bjornard is a designer, educator and sustainabilitist. He is the director of The Office of Kristian Bjornard, a graphic design practice focusing on books, identities, websites and digital tools.
Underwritten by the Hixson-Lied Endowment with additional support from other sources, the series enriches the culture of the state by providing a way for Nebraskans to interact with luminaries in the fields of art, art history and design.
For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522.