One of America's premier jewelry artists, celebrated for his imaginative combinations of materials, Robert Ebendorf’s active curiosity has led to the pioneering inclusion in his work of a wide variety of materials, ranging from Korean newspapers to natural river stones, Formica to discarded con-sumer goods. Ebendorf has also been an influential professor for over forty years.
Funded by the Ann Orr Memorial Fund
Generously sponsored by the the Athens Metal Arts Guild
Dr. Richard Haw is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) in New York. He is the author of The Brooklyn Bridge: A Cultural History (2005) and The Brooklyn Bridge: A Visual History (2008). His next book, Engineering America: The Life and Times of John A. Roebling, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2018.
A reception will follow Dr. Haws' lecture in the Georgia Museum of Art Atrium from 6:30 – 7:30pm
Dianne Harris is Dean of the College of Humanities and professor of history at the University of Utah. She holds a doctorate in architectural history from the University of California, Berkeley and is best known for her scholarly contributions to the study of “race and space” – the relationship between the built environment and construction of racial and class identities.
"Modernism as Mass Spectacle"
Dr. Leja will discuss the reception of European and American modernism at the Armory Show of 1913. Although this is a special meeting of my graduate seminar on “American Modernism” this will be OPEN to all interested students and faculty. Readings of primary source material on art criticism of the Armory Show will be available to those interested.
This hour-long event that features visiting artists, professors and students discussing their current research in 15-minute slide-presentations.
Atlanta-based photographers, Christina Price Washington & Nancy Floyd, will discuss their work in the group exhibition "Continuum: Space & Time in Contemporary Photography." The show, curated by Assistant Professor of Photography, Marni Shindelman, and Beth Lilly, Director of the Atlanta Photography Group, investigates the relationship of photography, its processes, and the ways in which it expands on, transforms, and transcends our fundamental notions of time and space. In addition to Price Washington and Floyd, artists featured include Kelli Couch and Janelle Young.
Guest artist and lecturer, Tanya Aguiñiga is a Los Angeles based designer and artist who was raised in Tijuana, Mexico. She holds an MFA in furniture design from Rhode Island School of Design. She created various collaborative installations with the Border Arts Workshop, an artists' group that engages the languages of activism and community-based public art. She founded the group, Artists Helping Artisans, through which she helps spread knowledge of craft by collaborating with traditional artisans. Her work has been exhibited from Mexico City to Milan.
David Brooks is an incredible international artist from NYC. His work considers the relationship between the individual and the built and natural environment. His work investigates how cultural concerns cannot be divorced from the natural world, while also questioning the terms under which nature is perceived and utilized. Brooks has exhibited at the Miami Art Museum; Dallas Contemporary; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; Bold Tendencies London; Sculpture Center, New York; and MoMA/PS1 where he had a two-year major installation.
Chad Alligood received his BA form Harvard University and his MA with distinction in the field of Art History from the University of Georgia in 2009. He currently serves as curator of modern and contemporary art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. His recent major exhibition project, State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, won the 2015 Excellence in Exhibition honors from the American Alliance of Museums.
Carrie Lambert-Beatty is an art historian who works on art since 1960, with special interests in performance, art and politics, and the aesthetics of deception. She is the author of the book Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s and the essay "Make Believe: Performance and Plausibility," among other writings. A professor at Harvard University, she holds a joint appointment in the department of History of Art and Architecture and the department of Visual and Environmental Studies.
Rachel Hayes was born and raised near Kansas City, MO. Her installation based works have been exhibited extensively at venues including Sculpture Center, Queens, NY; The Nerman Museum, Overland Park, KS and The Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA. Hayes has been commissioned to create public projects in Arlington, VA; Columbus, GA; Kansas City, MO; Lower Manhattan, NY and Brooklyn, NY.
Michael Strand is a Professor of Art and Head of Visual Arts at North Dakota State University. With a background as a functional potter, Michael’s work has moved seamlessly into social and community engagement while remaining dedicated to the traditional object as he investigates the potential of craft as a catalyst for social change.
Anna Betbeze received a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia in 2003 and an M.F.A. in painting/printmaking from Yale in 2006. She has held solo exhibitions at Kate Werble Gallery, New York; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; Lüttenmeijer, Berlin; and François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; MoMA PS1; Galerie Perrotin, Paris; Luxembourg & Dayan, New York; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; and Ramiken Crucible, New York.