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Visiting Artist/Lecture Series

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art, Student, Student Success, Exhibition, visiting, lecture, artist

An invaluable resource for University students and the public alike, the mission of the Visiting Artists program is to educate and foster a greater appreciation for contemporary art and culture through a wide range of programming. BFSDoArt organizes formal lectures, gallery talks, studio critiques, and panel discussions that highlight each artist and/or scholar. These programs provide the community with direct access to many nationally and internationally renowned artists and scholars working in various disciplines. The BFSDoArt Visiting Artists Program is supported by the Betty Foy Sanders Visiting Artist Endowment, Campus Life Enrichment Committee (CLEC), Student Activities Funds, and other sources.

RECENT YEARS Over the years, the BFSDoArt has hosted many Visiting Artists/Lectures such as Daniel Dejan of Sappi Fine Paper, Michael Velliquette and Luke William Achterberg just to name a few.



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Upcoming Visiting Artist/Lectures

2017 – 2018

 

Speaker/Artist Details
Jim Jinkins, Animator

VISITING ARTIST

Jim Jinkins is the animator and creator of the popular ’90s animated television series “Doug.”
LECTURE
Thursday, Sept. 15 RESCHEUDLED DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA
5 -6 p.m.
Arts Building, 2071
Position: Animator
Expertise: Animation 
Esteban Del Valle, Interdisciplinary Artist/Muralist

VISITING ARTIST

Interdisciplinary artist Esteban Del Valle is well known for his large-scale work, which combines painting, sculpture, drawing, video and street art to highlight social issues. His work has been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions around the United States and he has been awarded multiple visual art residencies and fellowships including at the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
LECTURE
Friday, Sept. 15 RESCHEDULED DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA

Thursday, Oct. 5
4-5 p.m.
Arts Building, 2071

Position: Interdisciplinary Visual Artist, Muralist
Expertise: 
MuralsView Website
Kevin Turner, Ceramic Artist

VISITING ARTIST

Kevin Turner’s current work focuses on the Southern Landscape using high-quality translucent porcelain and fine china processes, he has exhibited in numerous competitions and exhibitions both nationally and internationally including the San Diego Art Museum, the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York and The International New Art Forms Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. He also exhibited and received awards for his work at the Kerameikon International Competition in Verazdin, Croatia, the 16th San Angelo National Ceramics Competition; San Angelo, Texas and the 3rd World Ceramic Biennale at the World Ceramic Center in Icheon, South Korea.

Funded by Campus Life Enrichment Committee (CLEC) & the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art.

LECTURE
Tuesday, Oct. 3
5-6 p.m.
Arts Building, 2071
Position: Professor of Ceramics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Expertise: 
low-fire porcelain
Ben Tollefson, Painter/Curator

VISITING ARTIST

LECTURE
Thursday, Nov. 2
5-6 p.m.
Arts Building, 2071
Position: Painter/Assistant Curator of SCAD Exhibitions, SCAD Museum in Savannah
Expertise: 
Art MuseumView Website

 

Last updated: 10/11/2017

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