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.


Upcoming Visiting Artist/Lectures

2016 – 2017


Speaker/Artist Details
WEB Lima, Manuel - Portrait 2Manuel Lima


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, Lima is an award-winning designer and author. His books Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information and the Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge explore the many creative ways designers, artists and historians are able to present complex information effectivelyengaging audiences ranging from the everyday to the specialized. Lima is considered one of the leading voices on information visualization and has spoken at venues such as TED, Lift, OFFF, Harvard, MIT, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and many others. 
October 13
Arts Building, 2071
Position: Author and Information Design Specialist
Expertise: Information Designicon_sm_twitterView Website 
Yoko Sekino-Bove

Yoko Sekino-Bové


Sekino-Bové is a Japanese artist whose ornate ceramic artwork blends her Japanese upbringing with her experiences living and working in the United States. Her work has been exhibited in both commercial and educational galleries across the U.S. as well as South Korea, Canada, Turkey and the Dominican Republic.

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

Monday, October 17
2:30-5pm; Center for Art & Theatre
The public is invited for tea and conversation with the artist.
Tuesday, October 18
5-7pm; Arts Building, 2071
The public is invited for tea and conversation with the artist.

Position: Ceramic Artist

Expertise: Ceramics

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Medha Bhatt


Medha Bhatt is a textile artist and a naturalist by passion. Since US is celebrating 100 years of its National Park Service, to commemorate the centennial, Bhatt doing a show on “Songbirds of Blue Ridge Mountains” in textile art. It includes a collection of 25-30 textile artworks illustrating birds like the Mockingbird, the Northern Cardinal, the Blue Jay and many more.
Tuesday, October 25
5-6pm; Visual Arts Building, Room 2071

Position: Textile Artist, Designer, Craft Researcher

Textile Art


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Sharon Louden

Sharon Louden


Sharon Louden is an artist, an educator, and editor of the “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life” book series. Louden’s books have been sold in more than 18 countries and her artwork is held in major public and private collections. Louden also has taught at college and universities, educating students in studio and professional practice classes of all levels.
Tuesday, February 21
5-6pm; Art Building, Room 2071
Position: Artist, Educator & Editor
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Kristin Medin


Monday, February 27
5 pm; Art Building, Room 2012

Position: Industrial Designer, Gulfstream

Expertise: Industrial Design

Rebecca Nagy

Dr. Rebecca Nagy


Tuesday, April 4
5-6pm; Visual Arts Building, Room 2071
Position: Director of the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida
Art History


Last updated: 3/30/2017

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