The School of Visual of Visual Arts has a very active Visiting Artist Program. Typically, seven art professionals representing a wide range of specialties participate in the program each year. The Visiting Artist Program enriches art students’ experiences in a number of ways. Gallery Director and Visiting Artist Committee Chair, Lauren Kinney, discusses the importance of the program: “The Visiting Artist Program facilitates opportunities for students, faculty, and the community to expand their knowledge of the arts by introducing new styles, techniques and ideas. The program brings a variety of artists, art historians, and art professionals to MSUM to present lectures, exhibitions, and demonstrations that enable supplementary learning in the arts.”
Upcoming visiting artists include David Adams and Ellie Richards. In addition to working with students and giving presentations on their work, they will be showing their work in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery, November 24 through December 18. Richards is an artist who primarily works in wood, including installations, sculpture, and furniture. She is currently the Studio Coordinator at the Penland School of Crafts. Adams is a photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. He recently received the prestigious Lens Culture International Exposure Award.
For more information in the Visiting Artist Program, contact Lauren Kinney at firstname.lastname@example.org.