Visiting Artist Program Calendar of Events

Visiting Artist Program

All Visual Arts majors participate in the Visiting Artist Program each semester, which provides an opportunity for exposure to a variety of art and design professionals from around the country. This program features a variety of thought-provoking speakers each year, plus opportunities to attend several gallery openings each semester. The speakers provide information about the many directions, options and possibilities inherent in art and design from professionals who are working regionally, nationally and internationally. 

Printable Current VAP Schedule & Syllabus

Past VAP Speakers have included:

Installation Artist

Anthony Bannon
George Eastman House

Keith Carter

Josh Greene
Conceptual Artist

James Gurney

Jess Hamlin - Historian
PBS Series, Art: 21

Robert Hirsch
Photographer, Author, Critic

Nina Hole

Keith Howard

Eduardo Kac
Interactive Artist

Chaz Maviyane-Davies

Julian Montague

Arnold Newman

Faith Ringgold

Tim Rollins + K.O.S.

Rocky Schenck

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis

Image of Chagoya's piece "Somewhere Yesterday (Here and Now)"
Enrique Chagoya, Somewhere Yesterday (Here and Now)

Fall 2018


August 30, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
Welcome to Visiting Artist Program (VAP)


September 7, Cathy & Jesse Marion Art Gallery, 7–9 pm
Exhibition Reception, Exploring Photography

September 13, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
Lecture by Ei Arakawa, NYC performance artist
Optional workshop September 14, 9:30 am

September 27, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
Lecture by Melanie Walker, Photographer, Exploring exhibit


October 19, Cathy & Jesse Marion Art Gallery, 7–9 pm
Exhibition Reception, Marv Bjurlin: A Potter’s Path

October 25, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
Lecture by Mighty Oak, Hand-made animation & design
Optional workshop October 24


November 8, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
Lecture by Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Ceramic Sculptor
Workshop November 8, 1 - 3 pm

November 30, Cathy & Jesse Marion Art Gallery, 7–9 pm
Exhibition Reception, Senior Show


December 6, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
Lecture by Coral Lambert, Cast iron sculptor, Alfred University

December 13, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
VANM Student Awards Ceremony 

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