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Svetlana Bailey

Svetlana Bailey

Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 4:00pm, Orange EF

Graduate Presentations

Svetlana Bailey is a recent MFA graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and spent the summer of 2016 at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia,... read more

Claude Baillargeon

Claude Baillargeon

Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 9:00am, Orange EF

"Nuclear Families: From Trinity to Nagasaki"

Claude Baillargeon, PhD, MFA, is associate professor of art history at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. His most recent curatorial projects include Shadows of the Invisible (2014), Revolutionizing Cultural Identity (2008), and Imaging a Shattering Earth... read more

Clare Benson is an interdisciplinary artist from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Her work, which explores themes of memory, science, and mythology, has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She received her MFA from University of... read more

Jasmine Rayna Clark

Jasmine Rayna Clark

Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 10:00am, Orange EF

"Dissecting the National Imagination"

Jasmine Clark is the daughter of two U.S. Marines and grew up in a military community in Twentynine Palms, California (MCAGCC). Clark received her BFA in Photography from California State University, Long Beach in 2010... read more

William Connally

William Connally

Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 4:00pm, Orange AB

NEW! Imagemaker "Dialogic" Presentations

Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 5:45pm, See description for locations

Imagemaker Dialogic Presentation Networking Sessions

Will Connally's art practice encompasses photography, fiction writing, set design, and installation. He recently conducted a residency at Banff Centre, and was awarded a Fellowship from The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Connally received his... read more

Kelli Connell

Kelli Connell

Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 2:00pm, Orange AB

"Pictures for Charis"

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

Renee Cox

Renee Cox

Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 7:00pm, Orange D

Evening Guest Speaker, Renee Cox

A deliberate force in the landscape of contemporary American art for the last three decades, Renee Cox is a photographer and mixed media artist. Where the body is concerned, particularly the black woman's body, Cox's... read more

Liam Devlin is a writer and lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. His research explores the use of documentary imagery in relation to art practices that explicitly operate in social and political realms and is... read more

Matt Eich

Matt Eich

Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 4:00pm, Orange EF

Graduate Presentations

Matt Eich is a photographic essayist focused on the American Condition. Eich's clients include National Geographic, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Apple, Tiffany & Company, Republic Records and others. He studied photojournalism... read more

Colin Finlay

Colin Finlay

Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 2:00pm, Orlando IV

"Our Environment, Our World"

One of the world's foremost documentary photographers, Colin Finlay has documented the human condition with compassion, empathy and dignity for almost 30 years. He has been awarded the prestigious Picture of the Year International (POYi)... read more

Anthony Francis

Anthony Francis

Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 2:00pm, Orange AB

"Real Lyric: Tension, Power, and Love"

Anthony Francis is an artist and educator living in San Antonio, Texas and teaching at the Southwest School of Art. His personal work deals with humanity, love as subversion, the universality of the human experience,... read more

Andrea Frank

Andrea Frank

Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 9:00am, Orange EF

NEW! Interactive Session with Andrea Frank

Andrea Frank's work spans studio and socially engaged practice. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany, and received her MFA from Parsons in New York City. She also attended the Whitney... read more

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