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Mike Avery

Mike Avery

Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 1:20pm, Saint Kate Hotel: Simone Ball Room A

Abbey Hepner & Mike Avery

Mike Avery is a neuroscience researcher and soon to be clinician whose work focuses on developing tools and strategies that allow for more targeted treatments of brain disorders using brain stimulation techniques. Avery has... read more

Michael Banks

Michael Banks

Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 11:00am, Saint Kate Hotel: Simone Ball Room A

Rachael Banks & Michael Banks

Michael Banks (b. Louisville, KY) lives on a farm in Baghdad, KY. He is an avid skateboarder and animal caretaker. Michael enjoys fishing with a bow and spending the day with his two beagles and... read more

Rachael Banks

Rachael Banks

Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 11:00am, Saint Kate Hotel: Simone Ball Room A

Rachael Banks & Michael Banks

Rachael Banks (b. Louisville, KY) is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Northern Kentucky University. She received an MFA in photography from Texas Woman's University.

Rachael's work focuses primarily on family dynamics and... read more

Melissa Borman

Melissa Borman

Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 1:00pm, Saint Kate Hotel: Simone Ball Room B

Artist-Run Gallery Collectives 101: The Nuts and Bolts of one Midwestern Model

Melissa Borman is a Minneapolis-based photographer and installation artist. Her work addresses the interconnected relationship embedded in using landscape elements as metaphors to depict our human stories and how these depictions shape our ideas of... read more

Whitney Bradshaw

Whitney Bradshaw

Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 11:15am, Saint Kate Hotel: Lyrical

Outcry Scream Session Photo Shoot

Whitney Bradshaw is an artist, educator, curator, social worker, and single mother. Bradshaw has been the chair of the visual art conservatory at ChiArts (the Chicago High School for the Arts) since fall of 2012.... read more

Priscilla Briggs

Priscilla Briggs

Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 1:00pm, Saint Kate Hotel: Simone Ball Room B

Artist-Run Gallery Collectives 101: The Nuts and Bolts of one Midwestern Model

Priscilla Briggs is an artist whose work explores the intersection of consumerism, globalization and environmental concerns. Her research has been supported by grants from the McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Her artist... read more

Joe Brusky

Joe Brusky

Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 10:10am, Saint Kate Hotel: Simone Ball Room B

From the Gallery to the Overpass: Negotiating Socially-Engaged Collaborations in Photographic Education

Joe Brusky is an award-winning photographer, fourth grade teacher, and the first ever Social Media Membership Organizer for the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association. He is also a member of the activist art collective, the Art... read more

Shana McCaw & Brent Budsberg

Shana McCaw & Brent Budsberg

Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 10:10am, Saint Kate Hotel: Simone Ball Room A

Shana McCaw & Brent Budsberg

Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg are a collaborative team with an 18-year history working in sculpture, performance, photography and film. Often incorporating elaborate sets and scale models to explore deception and suspension of disbelief, their... read more

Alejandro Cartagena

Alejandro Cartagena

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 7:30pm, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, ACL 120

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Alejandro Cartagena

Alejandro Cartagena lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture to examine social, urban and environmental issues in America. Cartagena's work has been exhibited internationally and is in public and private... read more

Amber Chavez

Amber Chavez

Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 1:00pm, Saint Kate Hotel: Simone Ball Room B

Eastside Volume 1

Amber Chavez is a junior at George Washington High School participating in the International Baccalaureate program. Chavez was salutatorian at George Washington Elementary School and is currently ranked in the top ten high school students... read more

Elizabeth M. Claffey

Elizabeth M. Claffey

Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 9:20am, Saint Kate Hotel: Simone Ball Room A

Elizabeth M. Claffey

Elizabeth M. Claffey is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Indiana University in Bloomington and a 2019-20 Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. She has an MFA in... read more

Kim Cosier

Kim Cosier

Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 10:10am, Saint Kate Hotel: Simone Ball Room B

From the Gallery to the Overpass: Negotiating Socially-Engaged Collaborations in Photographic Education

Kim Cosier is Director of Community Engagement and Professor of Art Education in the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is a... read more

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