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Visiting Artist Program Calendar of Events

Cathy & Jessie Marion Art Gallery
Cathy & Jesse Marion Art Gallery

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

Fall 2019

AUGUST

August 29, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
Welcome to Visiting Artist Program (VAP)

SEPTEMBER

September 19, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
Lecture by Ari Melenciano, Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist and designer
http://www.ariciano.com

OCTOBER

October 18, Cathy & Jesse Marion Art Gallery, 7–9 pm
Exhibition Reception, Martha Colburn: Imagined Histories 

October 24, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
Lecture by Julia Yezbick, Filmmaker, artist, and cultural anthropologist
http://juliayezbick.com/

NOVEMBER

November 14, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
Lecture by Dylan Miner,  Artist, activist, art historian, and educator who focuses on indigenous and anti-colonial issues, M├ętis descent
http://dylanminer.com

DECEMBER 

December 5, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
Lecture by Rainy Lehrman, Brooklyn-based artist and instructor at William Paterson University, In Sight / On Site sculptor (Stockpiles)
http://www.i-park.org/special-programs/lehrman-2013ea

December 6, Cathy & Jesse Marion Art Gallery, 7–9 pm
Exhibition Reception, Senior Show

December 12, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
VANM Student Awards Ceremony 


Spring 2020

JANUARY

January 30, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
Lecture by Kwok Pong “Bobby” Tso, Ceramic sculptor and assistant professor at Washburn University, Topeka, KS, born and raised in Hong Kong
https://www.bobbytso.com 

January 31, Cathy & Jesse Marion Art Gallery, 7–9 pm
Exhibition Reception, Contrasts in Clay

FEBRUARY

February 6, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
Lecture by Tommy Hartung, Animator and sculptor, NYC and Fredonia
https://art21.org/artist/tommy-hartung

MARCH

March 5, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
Lecture by Alyssa Mesavage, Head of Collections, LACMA and Fredonia alumna 

March 27, Cathy & Jesse Marion Art Gallery, 7–9 pm
Exhibition Reception, Emily Mae Smith

APRIL

April 2, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
Lecture byYuko Shimizu, Illustrator and instructor at School of Visual Arts, NYC
http://yukoart.com

April 16, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
Lecture by Vincent Valdez, Painter known for his monumental portrayal of the contemporary figure, lives and works in Houston
https://vincentvaldezstudio.com

April 17, Cathy & Jesse Marion Art Gallery, 7–9 pm
Exhibition Reception, Senior Show I 

MAY

May 1, Cathy & Jesse Marion Art Gallery, 7–9 pm
Exhibition Reception, Senior Show II

May 7, McEwen 209, 8:30-10 pm
VANM Student Awards Ceremony 

 

Past VAP Speakers have included:

Christo
Installation Artist

Anthony Bannon
George Eastman House

Keith Carter
Photographer

Josh Greene
Conceptual Artist

The Guerilla Girls

James Gurney
Illustrator 

Jess Hamlin - Historian
PBS Series, Art: 21

Robert Hirsch
Photographer, Author, Critic

Nina Hole
Sculptor

Keith Howard
Printmaker 

Eduardo Kac
Interactive Artist

Chaz Maviyane-Davies
Designer

Julian Montague
Designer

Arnold Newman
Photographer

Faith Ringgold
Painter

Tim Rollins + K.O.S.
Painters

Rocky Schenck
Photographer

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis
Animators

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