MFA Summer Lecture Series: Garth Johnson

Craft activist Garth Johnson will be speaking Wednesday, July, 23 at noon in the CBS Auditorium.



Paintball Plates by Garth Johnson. From:




Through UArts Libraries’ EBSCO subscription you can read the full text of the Studio Potter issue that Garth Johnson guest edited: Studio Potter 40.2 (2012): 4. Art Source. Web.

and read a review of the exhibition Pursuit of Porcelain, that featured works by Johnson:

Copeland, Colette. “The Pursuit Of Porcelain.” Ceramics: Art & Perception 88 (2012): 42-45. Academic Search Elite. Web.

More materials the topic of craft and DIY in the UArts Libraries:

Biel, Joe. Beyond The Music : How Punks Are Saving The World With DIY Ethics, Skills, & Values. Portland, OR:, 2012. eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost). Web.

Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY Art, Craft and Design. Dir. Faythe Levine. Milwaukee DIY, 2009. DVD. GD1026

Held, Peter. Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft. Santa Barbara : Perpetua Press, 2013. 745.50973 T89c

Relyea, Lane. Your Everyday Art World. MIT, 2013. 709.051 R383y



MFA Summer Lecture Series: Angela Dufresne

Angela Dufresne will speak in CBS Auditorium on July 16, at 12 p.m.

Read the full text of gallery show reviews in LexisNexis and view more of her work in ARTstor.

Smith, Roberta.”Chelsea: Art Chockablock With Encyclopedic RangeNew York Times. 14 Nov:28. Accessed via LexisNexis.


“Margaret Antonioni and Catherine Pearl in Cedar Rapids, MI c.2046” as exhibited at Monya Rowe Gallery, Summer 2005. Accessed via UArts Libraries’ ARTstor subscription.

MFA Summer Lecture Series: David Page

Artist David Page will be speaking at noon on Wednesday, July 9th in Terra Hall’s Connelly Auditorium.

Monstrous Comfort


View a time lapse video of Page’s interactive exhibition at the Hamiltonian Gallery.

See photos on from the opening of The Object Is Dead on April 5, 2014.








Born in Cape Town, South Africa, David Page earned a National Diploma in Fine Arts from the Cape Tecnikon in 1986 and received an MFA from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002. Recent solo shows include God and Lunchmeat at Old dominion University and “Staan Nader, Staan Terug!” (come closer, get away!) at Stevenson University. Group shows include Familiar/Peculiar at Jordan Faye Contemporary in Baltimore; “Simultaneous Presence, Sculpture at Evergreen 6”, Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, Evergreen Museum & Library, Baltimore, MD and “Bad Ideas Dead Ends and Guilty Pleasures” at the Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington DC.

– American University, Sculpture in Residence Bio.



MFA Summer Lecture Series: Dan Walsh

Painter Dan Walsh will be speaking in the CBS Auditorium Wednesday, July 2 at 12PM. Now based in New York, Dan is from Philadelphia, and studied at the Philadelphia College of Art.

Accessed via ARTstor; as exhibited at Paula Cooper Gallery, Fall 1993.

View more images of Dan Walsh’s work through the UArts Libraries’ subscription to ARTstor.

His work is featured in the following monographs in the UArts Libraries’ collection:

Painting abstraction : New elements in abstract painting 759.0652 N532p



USA Today : New American art from the Saatchi Gallery 709.730905 Sa12r

MFA Summer Lecture Series: Lee Walton

MFA Summer Lecture Series

Walton, Lee. "Red Ball" Rhizome. n.d. Web. 13 Jun. 2014

Lee Walton
June 25, 12 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Building 8th floor

Often regarded as an experientialist, Lee Walton’s work takes many forms – from drawings on paper, game/system-based structures, video and web-based performances to public projects, theatrical orchestrations and more. He holds an MFA in visual arts from the California College of the Arts and is an assistant professor of art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

– 20th Annual MFA Summer Lecture Series

Want to learn more about the first speaker in this summer’s lecture series? UArts Libraries’ databases are a great way to access information about contemporary artists. You can access reviews of works of art and exhibits, interviews with artists and curators, and art reproductions.

One of our newer subscriptions,, is an online archive of new media art. Sign up through their website while on campus for full access anywhere.

RED BALL makes use of the internet as a medium for the exchange of ideas in a virtual space which is, at its purest, conceptual. Marking the conflict between what is real — a city, its architecture, its structure and culture — and what is experienced as concept, Lee Walton’s placing of a ball becomes an event of acute understanding. “Red Ball” Rhizome. n.d. Web. 13 Jun. 2014

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