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Broward College Announces 2015-2016 Visiting Artist Series

 
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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (August 20, 2015) – Broward College recently announced its 2015-2016 Visiting Artist series, “Visual Scholars,” scheduled to launch in September at the College’s North Campus. For the first time, this year’s series will feature artists that incorporate the educational disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) into their artistic process. Both the lectures and workshops are free and open to the public.

“This year we wanted to expand the series by implementing the concept that art extends across several disciplines,” said Lisa Rockford, assistant professor of fine arts and creator of the Visiting Artists Series. “Each academic field will be an essential component in the artists’ bodies of work and will certainly transcend traditional ideas of what it means to be an artist in the 21st century.

The 2015 – 2016 Visiting Artist series includes the following events: 

 

Visiting Artist Lecture: Marissa Lee Benedict
Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Omni Auditorium

Sculptor and scientific researcher Marissa Lee Benedict will discuss her multidisciplinary and environmentally based work as a sculptor, researcher, writer and teacher. Benedict’s sculptures utilize and explore everything from algae to geological core samples.

 

Visiting Artist Workshop: Marissa Lee Benedict
Friday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Ceramics Studio Building 50, Room 125

Join us for in intimate workshop with Marissa Lee Benedict as she shares her techniques and processes through a hands on activity integrating art and nature. Supplies will be provided.

 

Visiting Artist Lecture: Christopher Baker
Thursday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Omni Auditorium

Christopher Backer, professor of art and technology at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, discusses his transition from scientist to artist and how his interactive installations reflect the complex relationship between society and its technologies.

 

Visiting Artist Workshop: Christopher Baker
Friday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Ceramics Studio Building 50, Room 125

Join us for in intimate workshop with Christopher Baker as he shares his techniques and processes through an interactive demonstration with new technology. Supplies will be provided.

 

Visiting Artist Lecture: Brian Dettmer
Thursday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Omni Auditorium

Sculptor Brian Dettmer discusses his innovative and ornate sculptures created from cutting, carving and forming repurposed books and antiquated media. His work has been exhibited and published internationally and featured in The New York Times, Wired and Esquire.

 

Visiting Artist Workshop: Brian Dettmer
Friday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Ceramics Studio Building 50, Room 125

Join us for in intimate workshop with sculptor Brian Dettmer as he shares his techniques and processes through a hands on carving demonstration. Supplies will be provided.

 

Visiting Artist Lecture: Marissa Schlesinger
Thursday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Omni Auditorium

Marissa Schlesinger, art historian, Egyptologist and director of academic affairs at Kinsborough Community College, shares examples of how science, technology, engineering and mathematics were used in ancient Egypt. Schlesinger is a frequent lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

Visiting Artist Lecture: John Edmark
Thursday, March 17, 7 p.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Omni Auditorium

John Edmark, professor of design at Stanford University, discusses his mathematically precise inventions and kinetic zoetrope sculptures, creating objects that transform with movement and using the Fibonacci sequence as a basis for creation.

 

Visiting Artist Workshop: John Edmark
Friday, March 18, 11 a.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Ceramics Studio Building 50, Room 125

Join us for in intimate workshop with John Edmark as he shares his techniques and processes through a hands on demonstration in kinetic art. Supplies will be provided.

 

Visiting Artist Lecture: Adonna Khare
Thursday, April 21, 7 p.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Omni Auditorium

California-based artist and illustrator Adonna Khare discusses her large scale graphite drawings of the natural world, which are whimsical, illustrative celebrations of the animal kingdom. Khare’s intricate works have been featured in the Huffington Post, Juxtapoz Magazine and NPR.

 

Visiting Artist Workshop: Adonna Khare
Friday, April 22, 11 a.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Ceramics Studio Building 50, Room 125

Join us for in intimate workshop with Adonna Khare as she shares her techniques and processes through an interactive drawing activity. Supplies will be provided.

 

For more information, contact Angela Nicoletti at 954-201-7939 or anicolet@broward.edu.

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