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2011 SPE Annual ConferenceSpeakers

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Stephen Chalmers

Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 9:00am, Capitol South


Stephen Chalmers's photographic projects deal with issues of loss. He was the NW Regional chair of SPE for two terms and is currently assistant professor f photography at Youngstown State University. His work is in... read more

Kelli Connell's body of work entitled Double Life has been widely received and included in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Los Angeles County... read more

Justine Cooper

Justine Cooper

Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 2:00pm, Capitol South

"Art as Side Effect"

Justine Cooper uses a variety of imaging methods, including MRIs, large format photography, video, animation, and online media to explore the frictions found in the public and private ways the disciplines of science and medicine... read more

Rebecca Cummins

Rebecca Cummins

Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 9:00am, Capitol North

"700 Million Miles an Hour and Other Phenomena"

Rebecca Cummins is an associate professor at the University of Washington, Seattle. Exhibitions include the "2008 Biennale of Seville, Spain;" "The Shenzhen Institute of Fine Art, Shenzhen, China;" "2006 Shanghai Biennale;" "KIASMA Museum of Contemporary... read more

Jeff Curto

Jeff Curto

Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 9:00am, Atlanta 1&2

"Classroom 2.0: Using Social Media"

Photographer Jeff Curto is Professor of Photography at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL, where he has taught since 1984. His BFA (1981) is from Illinois Wesleyan University and his MFA (1983) is from... read more

Bill Davis

Bill Davis

Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 10:00am, Capitol South

"Palimpsests: Muse as Directed"

Native Midwest artist Bill Davis received funding to lecture, work, or exhibit in Korea, (former) East Germany, Spain, Prague, Britain, Italy, Slovenia, Africa, Ukraine, and Australia. As witness and testament to those sovereignties, his work... read more

Karen Garrett de Luna

Karen Garrett de Luna

Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 2:50pm, Atlanta 4&5

"Heavenly Bodies"

Karen Garrett de Luna is an MAA candidate in visual arts at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, BC. Her graduate research focuses on histories of the skin and the sense of... read more

Jason DeMarte

Jason DeMarte

Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 2:00pm, Atlanta 1&2

"Utopic, Our Artificial Relationship with Nature"

Jason DeMarte, an emerging artist teaching at Eastern Michigan University, has exhibited in galleries and museums, and been published in journals, textbooks, and publications nationally and internationally. DeMarte's Utopic series was recently featured in an... read more

Nancy Douthey and Jacinda Russell have worked collaboratively since 2008 developing "3 Weeks, 6 Earthworks, 1 Portable Studio, and ALL that Lies In Between." Douthey earned her MFA in intermedia from the University of Houston... read more

Catherine Dutton, Ph.D., has served as the Second Life project manager at Texas Woman's University since 2007. She has coordinated the virtual Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium and researches educators' uses of virtual worlds. read more

Arthur Fields

Arthur Fields

Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 3:00pm, Atlanta 1&2

"In the Second Life of Avatars and Photographic Education"

Arthur Fields completed an Master of Fine Arts in Photography in May of 2011 at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. With backgrounds in training and development, and graphic design, his academic research concentrates on... read more

Melissa Fleming

Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 4:00pm, Capitol Center

"Science as Muse"

Melissa Fleming is a visual artist who is interested in the interplay of art and science. She has a particular interest in the transient and often unseen aspects of the natural world. Her work has... read more

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