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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

Spring 2016

Title Synopsis
WEB Terminus PortraitMegan Mosholder

ARTIST LECTURE

Professions in Practice Series

Atlanta-based artist Megan Mosholder received her MFA in 2012, and has since shown her work internationally in nearly 30 exhibitions, ranging from traditional galleries to complex, site-specific installations in public spaces. Recently named as one of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Georgia Committee’s Women to Watch, in recent years Megan has received numerous grants and residencies in locales as  widespread as Italy, Australia, and many places in between. Come hearMegan describe her experience as an emerging artist in these first few years out of school, ranging from the good, the bad, the surprising, and more.
LECTURE
Thursday, January 28
5pm
Arts Building, 2071
Position: Exhibiting Artist
Expertise: Gallery and Public Works installations, grants, and international residencies
FYI: meganmosholder.com
WEB Bridget Donahue photoBridget Donahue

VISITING SPEAKER

Professions in Practice Series

Bridget Donahue is an emerging gallerist and curator, originally from Iowa and now based in New York City. A co-founder of the innovative DIY gallery space Cleopatra’s, former gallery director at D’Amelio Terras and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Donahue recently opened her own gallery, which made a number of “Best of 2015” lists from such publications as the New York Times, Art in America magazine, and elsewhere. An exciting new gallerist and curator with expertise that ranges from 2D to 3D and more, Bridget will be here to discuss the state of the contemporary art world, and ways emerging artists can navigate its complexities.
LECTURE
Thursday, March 24
5pm
Arts Building, 2071
Position: Lower East Side NYC Gallerist and Curator
Topic: Emerging artists in the contemporary art world
FYI: bridgetdonahue.nyc icon_sm_twitter
WEB Lima, Manuel - Portrait 2Manuel Lima

VISITING SPEAKER

Professions in Practice Series

Billed “a digital designer and information guru” by New Scientist magazine, and “the man who turns data into art” by WIRED magazine, Manuel Lima is an award-winning designer and author. His books Visual Complexity and The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge explores the many creative ways designers, artists and historians are able to present highly complex information effectively and engagingly to audiences ranging from the everyday to the specialized.
LECTURE
TBA
5pm
Arts Building, 2071
Position: Author and Information Design Specialist
Expertise: Information Design
FYI: mslima.com icon_sm_twitter
WEB Leonie pic 1Leonie Bradbury

VISITING SPEAKER

Professions in Practice Series

Leonie Bradbury is an art historian, curator and critic based in Boston, Massachusetts. Very active and interested in emerging artists in particular, Bradbury gave first (or early shows) to such art world luminaries as Sarah Sze, Franklin Evans and others. She also has written a number of essays and art exhibition catalogs that lay out a compelling vision of today’s gallery scene at levels ranging from the local to the international.
LECTURE
Thursday, April 7
5pm
Arts Building, 2071
Position: Director and Curator of the Galleries at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA
Expertise: Boston-based Curator, Gallerist and Critic
FYI: leoniebradbury.com

 

Last updated: 2/25/2016

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