Visiting Artists Series

Art Department Visiting Artists Fall 2014            

Thursday, September 11, 2:30-5:30, Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento: Legal Workshop for Artists and Designers (132 Marano Center)
Artists and designers need to be aware of legal issues that affect their profession. Sarmiento will present a version of his program "Law School for Artists".  Sergio is the former Associate Director and Director of Education for the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York City. This workshop will cover three key areas of law that impact artists in designers including copyright (including issues of appropriation), contracts (including licensing) and businesses.

Thursday, September 11, 6-7pm, Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento: Artist Talk (105 Lanigan)

Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento is a practicing artist with an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a practicing lawyer with a JD from Cornell Law School. He will present a version of his program "Law School for Artists".  His creative work is equally interesting and is located at the intersection of art and law. Sergio is the former Associate Director and Director of Education for the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York City.

Wednesday October 8, 4-5 pm Joyce Silverstone, Lecture, (1A Hewitt)

Joyce Silverstone is an artist printmaker based in Massachusetts. She is a graduate and a traveling fellow of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Joyce is affiliated with Zea Mays Printmaking, artistic community/studio facility dedicated to teaching and practicing the use of environmentally safe materials, where she is a member of the core faculty.

When I was introduced to printmaking, I felt drawn to monotype's visual language. I enjoyed the surprises that come from the unwilled and accidental that is part of the process of making monotypes. At the same time, I discovered traditional printmaking methods of describing space, using fades, transparency, texture, and linear marks to build, remove, and imply space in a print.
-Joyce Silverstone

Wednesday, October 15th at 7pm Edward V. Kelley Lecture, (103 Lanigan)

Edward Kelley currently works in the sculpture department at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. Prior to joining the Drake community, Edward worked in the fine arts industry as a mold and pattern maker as well as owning and operating a fine arts services company. Edward continues his interest in mold making by organizing and leading a yearly cast metal workshop in the sculpture department. Edward's artwork creates objects that seem to exist somewhere between a narrative and a physical space as a way to subtly tease our serious nature.

Thursday, October 16th, Edward V. Kelley Iron Pour, (Outdoor location & time TBA)

Witness the spectacle of the ancient technique of pouring glowing, molten iron into molds as Edward Kelley works with Oswego students to create cast iron sculpture.

Thurs. Nov. 13th, 4-5pm, Nate Larson Lecture, (106 Lanigan)

Nate Larson is one half of a collaborative artistic duo with Marni Shindelman. Using location coordinates of posts made by users of Twitter, Larson and Shindelman go to the places where each "tweet" originated and make a photograph of what they find there.

We use publicly available embedded GPS information in Twitter updates to track the locations of user posts and make photographs to mark the location in the real world. Each of these photographs is taken on the site of the update and paired with the originating text. Our act of making a photograph anchors and memorializes the ephemeral online data in the real world and also probes the expectations of privacy surrounding social networks.
-Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman

The Art Department's Visiting Artist Series is sponsored by (use logos) ARTSwego, the Art Department and Tyler Art Gallery