BLAKE BECKHAM is a choreographer, producer, educator and movement artist in Atlanta, where she has worked for the last 15 years. She is the co-founder and director of The Lucky Penny, an award-winning nonprofit that serves as a production outlet for Beckham's choreography and a community platform to support the development of new experimental dance.
Dodd Dialogues is a speaker series that is being launched to help current students explore their academic pathways and career options leading up to and following graduation. By connecting students early on with alumni in their careers, students are better able to picture and establish their own personal goals, forging ahead in their own career paths.
Mild Climate, a 4-person artist and curatorial group based in Tennessee and New York City, present a collaborative lecture on March 30, 2017 in room S150 in Lamar Dodd School of Art. At the 6:00 pm lecture, the group will discuss their curatorial efforts, the space they have run for the past five years, and their own studio practices.
Lecture: A New Reconstruction and Interpretation of the Riace Bronzes
Through her interdisciplinary practice, Cathy McLaurin develops extended relationships with personal and institutional entities in order to understand and challenge the systems that bind her to complex social issues. Interweaving fact, fictions, and personal narrative, her recent research makes connections between kinship, legacy, philanthropy, and national identity, while questioning the value of art. What value? Whose values?
Artist Kat Cole will visit the Dodd in March 2017 including a public lecture on Tuesday, March 21. Cole is a studio artist in Dallas who received her MFA at East Carolina University and BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and has been a Visiting Professor in Metals/Jewelry at Western Michigan University. She was a presenter at Yuma Symposium and Craft Boston, teaches workshops nationally and has exhibited internationally, including Schmuck 2014 and 2015 in Munich, Germany.