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Nov
17
Thu
Geography Awareness Week: Movie Screening @ Wells Hall B115
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm
Geography Awareness Week: Movie Screening @ Wells Hall B115 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Geography Awareness Week is holding a free movie screening and Q&A with the filmmakers Reuben Aaronson and Steve Lerner. The movie is “When the Well Runs Dry,” and is about the water situation in Kansas. Event is free and open to the public.

Aug
28
Mon
FLUX MFA All Media Exhibition @ Gallery 101 & 114, Kresge Art Center
Aug 28 – Sep 22 all-day
Oct
24
Tue
Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Sam Landers @ 108 Bessey Hall
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Sam Landers @ 108 Bessey Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Alumnus Sam Landers is a Publisher & Editor for Trope Reader and the CEO of Blast Radius, a global digital marketing and advertising agency working with clients such as Starbucks, Nike, Microsoft, Bacardi, Nokia, and BMW. Landers is also the former President of Wunderman Global Brand Experience and was the Founder, President, and CEO of Designkitchen.

Nov
20
Mon
Mehrdad Sedaghat, MFA 2nd Year Exhibition @ Gallery 101, Kresge Art Center
Nov 20 – Dec 8 all-day
Dec
1
Fri
Day of Design @ Kresge Art Center
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Day of Design @ Kresge Art Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Graphic Design Area in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design would like to invite you in joining them for the Third Annual Day of Design. The Day of Design takes over the entire ground floor of the Kresge Art Center and gives our Graphic Design Students an opportunity to share everything they have been up to in their design courses.

 

Jan
19
Fri
WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right Exhibition Reception @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WATER Puerto Rico......Flint a Human Right Exhibition Reception @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right Exhibition Reception

A solo exhibition featuring Karen Hampton, MSU Designer-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies.

JANUARY 19 – MARCH 23, 2018
RECEPTION JANUARY 19, 5-7PM, REMARKS AT 6:15PM

Join us Friday, January 19, 2018 from 5-7PM for the opening reception for WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right a solo exhibition featuring the work of Karen Hampton at the MSU Union Art Gallery. Opening Remarks will be offered at 6:15PM.

Artist Statement:
I am a conceptual mixed media artist, addressing issues of colorism and race in my works. I seek to break stereotypes and address issues related to my life. My artwork is steeped in oral history and expresses the narrative of those whose stories have not yet been fully told. As a storyteller, I impart conceptualized stories about the “other” in society. I view myself as a vehicle for ancestral stories to transcend history and remain part of the historical record. The canvas of my artwork is fabric, which I age and imbue with conceptualized images of a forgotten part of the American story. Using images and text, I embed the cloth with the hopes and visions of my ancestors, particularly those whose stories that have remained invisible. Whether woven or stitched, every time my weft crosses the warp or my needle pierces the cloth, I reach through another layer of scorched earth that slavery has left behind and work to reframe critical issues of race.

Karen Hampton is a Michigan State University, Designer-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. Hampton joins us from Los Angeles, CA for the 2017-2018 academic year. Her exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design along with the generous support of others including the College of Arts & Letters, Creating Excellence Funding Program from the Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives, Office of the Provost, and the MSU Federal Credit Union. Additionally she will be offering a public lecture about her work on January 30 at 6PM in 107 S. Kedzie Hall.

Jan
20
Sat
IN THE ABSENCE OF SIGHT Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace
Jan 20 – Mar 10 all-day
IN THE ABSENCE OF SIGHT Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
IN THE ABSENCE OF SIGHT
A Solo Exhibition featuring the work of Alejandro T. Acierto, MSU Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies
January 19 – March 10, 2018
RECEPTION January 19, 6-8PM, REMARKS 7PM

Join us Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6-8PM for the opening reception for In the absence of sight, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Alejandro T. Acierto at (SCENE) Metrospace. Opening Remarks will be offerd at 7PM.

Artist Statement:
In the absence of sight is a new body of work that draws on the erasures of Pilipinx people by American occupiers during the era of US colonialism in the early 1900s. Through an investigation of American archival photographs, postcards, and images housed in various collections in Michigan and Washington DC, this work reimagines erasure as an opening to speculate other forms of presence. While early depictions and characterizations of the Philippines projected a “savage” people “unfit for self-government”, US colonial officers, journalists, and writers used images of Indigenous Pilipinx people as a mechanism of persuasion to justify their sustained occupation to the American public. Though visual abjection often manifested in images of Pilipinx people either dead or in captivity persisting over three decades, this intervention draws on Pilipinx mythology of the Aswang, a shape shifting ghost-like spirit that wreaks havoc on its targets and their communities. In positioning Indigenous and mestizx resistance to US occupation as a metaphorical permutation of the Aswang, this work foregrounds Pilipinx sovereignty as a way to begin to challenge the formations of representation by the American colonial political agenda.

Alejandro T. Acierto is a Michigan State University, Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. Acierto joins us from Chicago, IL for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. His exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design along with the generous support of others including the College of Arts & Letters, Creating Excellence Funding Program from the Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives, Office of the Provost, and the MSU Federal Credit Union. Additionally he will be offering a public lecture about his work on February 13 at 6PM in 107 S. Kedzie Hall.
Apr
16
Mon
BFA Graphic Design Exhibition @ Gallery 101 & 114, Kresge Art Center
Apr 16 – Apr 27 all-day
Dec
8
Sat
MSU Comic Art and Graphic Novel Class In-Store Signing @ Hollow Mountain Comics
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
MSU Comic Art and Graphic Novel Class In-Store Signing @ Hollow Mountain Comics | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Fundamentals of Comic Art and Graphic Novel students from this semester will have their work featured at Hollow Mountain Comics and Games in East Lansing, MI. This in-store signing on Saturday, December 8th begins at 12pm and ends at 2pm. Stop-in to purchase a copy of their comic books and get it signed by the artist.

Dec
12
Wed
MSU Advanced Comic Art and graphic Novel Class In-Store Signing Tour @ Hollow Mountain Comics
Dec 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The MSU Advanced Comic Art and Graphic Novel students will conduct 4 separate signings across the great state of Michigan as they embark on the largest signing tour ever attempted by an MSU Comics cohort. Stop-by any of the locations to buy a comic book and get is signed by the artist.