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2023 Deem Distinguished Visiting Artist: Marie T. Cochran, founding curator of the Affrilachian Artist Project

Deem Distinguished Lecture

Thursday, February 16, 2023
5:00 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, Canady Creative Arts Center

Stream Deemed Distinguished Lecture February 16 at 5pm

Visiting Artist: Mikey Burton (Graphic Design)

Mikey Burton headshot

Tuesday, February 28, 2022
5:00 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, Canady Creative Arts Center

A creative life is a meandering one. There are peaks and valleys, highs and lows, times of great inspiration, and days when you can barely pick up a pencil. The more you figure it out, the further it seems to get away from you. This talk is a check-in with someone in the middle of their journey. It might feel like you're trudging uphill, but this talk will (hopefully) help you feel comfortable wherever you are. Mikey will touch on things like finding your voice, being patient, defining your lane, and staying in it.

Stream Mikey Burton Artist Lecture February 28 at 5pm

MFA Exhibitions Reception

Jameson Mulac: Botanical Folktales

Thursday, March 23, 2023
5:00 p.m., Main Lobby, Canady Creative Arts Center

MFA Exhibitions Reception

Molly Davis: Found and Fabricated & Brian Morgenlander: Life Landmarks

Thursday, March 30, 2023
5:00 p.m., Main Lobby, Canady Creative Arts Center

J Bernard Schultz Lecture in Art History: Marie A. Pareja

Marie N. Pareja headshot

Thursday, April 6, 2023
12:30 p.m., Gladys G. Davis Theatre, Canady Creative Arts Center

Bronze Age Aegean wall paintings depicting monkeys from Crete and Thera show the animals in a variety of roles: wild, (possibly) trained, cultic, and/or sacred. While stylistically Aegean, these images are related to Egyptian and Mesopotamian iconography. To better understand the relationships between Aegean, Mesopotamian, and Egyptian monkey imagery, primatologists from around the world were consulted to identify any visible characteristics of particular species. This approach results in a new contributing source for monkey iconography: the broader Indus River Valley. Communication and collaboration with Indus and Mesopotamian specialists also prove critical for this project, which facilitates the tracing of possible Indus-Aegean trade routes via the movement of iconography, raw materials, goods, people (through aDNA and dental calculus analysis), while considering textual documentation and color theory. With an emphasis on the primatological aspect and the growing corpus of Indus goods identified in the Aegean, an image emerges of an even broader economic and socio-religious sphere of interaction.

Archaeology is one of the few fields in which transdisciplinary is strongly encouraged and facilitated via field experience. Such work often necessitates applications for funding, which is in short supply for undergraduates. To remedy this, Doc built a non-profit to serve the needs of undergraduates who are serious about pursuing the prehistoric world. Doc is dedicating the latter portion of her talk to discussing opportunities and strategies for undergraduates to begin excavating and researching overseas, as well as ways to earn grants and scholarships to do so. 

BFA Exhibition Reception

Thursday, April 13, 2023
5:00 p.m., Main Lobby, Canady Creative Arts Center

Dr. Marie Nicole Pareja Cummings

J. Bernard Schultz Endowed Lecture Series in Art History

Thursday, April 6, 2023

2023 Spring Pottery Sale

April 28, 9am – 6pm

April 29, 9am – 4pm
Main Lobby, Canady Creative Arts Center