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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.
WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Jan 20 – Mar 23 all-day
WATER Puerto Rico......Flint a Human Right Exhibition @ 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 Artist-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, Artist-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
29
Mon
STA 391 Mixed-Media Portraits @ Gallery 101, Kresge Art Center
Jan 29 – Feb 9 all-day
Feb
5
Mon
Digital Scholarship Lab Grand Opening @ MSU Library
Feb 5 – Feb 8 all-day
Digital Scholarship Lab Grand Opening @ MSU Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Please join us for a week of digital scholarship events and programming, designed for users from beginner to advanced. Come see what the lab has to offer, meet potential collaborators, and enter for a chance to win a 3D-printed Sparty!

OPENING WEEK EVENTS:

MONDAY, 2/5

10 am: Tour

12 noon: 360 visualization demo

1 pm: VR demo

4-6pm: Opening Reception (with 360 visualization demo starting at 5 pm)

6pm: Tour and 360 visualization demo

TUESDAY, 2/6

8:30-10am: CAL reception (including 360 visualization demo and tour)

12 noon: 360 visualization demo

1pm: VR demo

3-4pm: Presentation: Accessibility in the Lab and Beyond

6-8pm: Tableau Workshop

WEDNESDAY, 2/7

 

THURSDAY, 2/8

 

FRIDAY, 2/9

 

Feb
7
Wed
Digital Scholarship Lab Grand Opening @ MSU Main Library
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Digital Scholarship Lab Grand Opening @ MSU Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
 

ESL Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
ESL Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.

Spanish Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Feb 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:20 pm
Spanish Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.

Create media-rich speaking assignments using H5P @ B125 Wells Hall
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Create media-rich speaking assignments using H5P @ B125 Wells Hall

Presenter: Dr. Shannon Spasova

In this session, participants will learn how to create a speaking assignment or assessment using H5P. H5P allows the combination of several activity types to create prompts that include audio, image, video, or text. Students then record within the page, download their responses, and upload them to a D2L dropbox. Advantages of this approach over other alternatives are that it does not use Flash and does not require that students register an account with a third-party website. Additionally, students can record themselves using other means if desired.

This workshop meets in the CeLTA Lab B125 Wells Hall.

Introduction to Audio Analysis @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Introduction to Audio Analysis @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Michael Laney (MSU Libraries Vincent Voice Library) will offer an introduction to Audio Analysis examining current trends in scholarship and looking towards ways audio analysis can be integrated into digital humanities projects. The workshop will begin with a brief survey of available audio analysis tools before examining the ways that waveforms and spectrographs can be used to recognize patterns and similarities in audio data on the micro and macro level. Finally, the workshop will examine how these elements can be integrated into digital humanities projects. Part of the MSU Digital Humanities Workshop series, this introductory workshop is open to anyone – students, faculty, staff, the public – from any disciplinary background.

Register here

French Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Feb 7 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
French Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.