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Feb
21
Fri
GALLERY CLOSED Nuchuu: Portraits of the Northern Ute Exhibition at SCENE Metrospace @ (SCENE) Metrospace
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm
GALLERY CLOSED Nuchuu: Portraits of the Northern Ute Exhibition at SCENE Metrospace @ (SCENE) Metrospace | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

As we collectively continue to monitor the novel coronavirus pandemic, the number of cases across our community and state continues to accelerate. The health and safety of our staff and community is our first priority. In accordance with guidance from the CDC, Governor Witmer, and MSU President Stanley at this time, we will be closing to the public until further notice. We will however continue to celebrate the arts in our community via social media as well as share in-depth details of our latest exhibition. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Keep in touch:

Instagram: scenemetrospace

Facebook: (SCENE) Metrospace

Website: www.art.msu.edu

 

Jacquelynn Sullivan

Director of Galleries

Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Michigan State University

 

 

February 21 – March 27, 2020

Workshop & Reception February 21 5-9pm

Nuchuu: Portraits of the Northern Ute is a solo exhibition featuring the work of Keith Secola, Mino Mashkiki Wish Kang.

Workshop Description

Through this workshop, the audience will take a deep dive through history and lineage by exploring Keith Secola’s work, process of screen printing and his use of family archives. There will be a live demonstration of his process and the opportunity for the audience to pull their own print.

Exhibition Statement

Recently my project has involved the reinsertion of the American Indian image onto collaged and deconstructed book covers of American history. I tear and collage assorted Colonial books to create my surface to print on. My source imagery derives from two archival photo albums from my Grandparents, representing my Ute Indian heritage and our band of Uncompahgre from Colorado.  American Indian stories and history are often erased or forgotten. My use of archival photography and printmaking allows me to create a layer between the past and present to form new narratives that question Native identity by fusing the imagery and the books as one.  In addition, I paint an extra layer on the surface of the wall with graphic murals of Euro-centric depictions of Eastern Coastal Native Americans around first contact. This further pushes the dichotomy of the real and the fantastic savage.

 

Keith Secola, Mino Mashkiki Wish Kang grew up in the Southwest and belongs to the Ute Indian tribe and Anishanabe Nation. He graduated from California College of the Arts MFA in San Francisco, with a focus on silkscreen printing. The earliest influences come from his father, who is a musician, traveling and exposing him to contemporary Native arts at a young age.  These early experiences would influence a life in creative arts. Finding a balance between contemporary life and tradition, Keith blends printmaking, archival photography, illustrations, and murals derived from Native American life to transmit indigenous voices and identity. The artist currently works and lives in Oakland, California.

For more information about the artist please visit his website: www.keithsecolajr.com

This exhibition and workshop was made possible thanks to support from the City of East Lansing, the MSU College of Arts & Letters, and the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.

Mar
17
Tue
MSUFCU Internship Opportunity Award
Mar 17 – Mar 31 all-day
MSUFCU Internship Opportunity Award

If you are an MSU undergraduate participating in an unpaid internship, this program is designed to encourage and support your initiative in finding experiential learning opportunities that help you prepare for your career.  Funded by the generosity of the MSUFCU and individual donors, this program is administered through the MSU Career Services Network.

Stipend awards of up to $1,000 each are available to help cover out-of-pocket expenses related to the internship.  The number of awards and dollar amounts will be based on available program funds and demonstrated student interest and need. (Many awards will be for less than the maximum $1,000 award.)

Summer 2020 internships must occur during a significant period between May – August, 2020.

Application Process:

  • log in to D2L system at D2L.msu.edu and click on “Self Registration” and then select class option “MSUFCU Intern Award”
  • Complete and submit the application survey form
  • Upload your current resume
  • Upload your personal essay (see essay instructions below)
  • Note: You should receive a confirmation email after completing each of the above actions

Application Checklist: 

__ Online application completely filled out. Provide information about the internship you are most likely to secure if you have not already secured (accepted) an internship position.
__ Personal Essay – One page (about 500 words) describing your academic and career goals and how this internship fits into your strategy for achieving your goals. You are encouraged to demonstrate your passion for your internship opportunity as well as make your case for any financial considerations (e.g., out-of-pocket expenses) that are affecting your ability to pursue your internship. If you have not yet secured one, describe the #1 priority internship you are pursuing.
__ Current Resume

Mar
18
Wed
Vehicle Wrap Design Challenge
Mar 18 – Mar 31 all-day
Vehicle Wrap Design Challenge

What Should The Dataspeed Team’s Self-Driving Vehicles Look Like?

Submit your vehicle wrap design for a chance to win a $500 cash prize and be displayed on up to three autonomous vehicle shuttles transporting select attendees during the 2020 North American International Auto Show media days! Your designs could be in the spotlight of news and press stories!

Learn more about Dataspeed, its partners, and the Michigan Mobility Challenge the vehicles are being developed for HERE.

Design submissions must exhibit the following:

  • Dataspeed logo at least 2 feet in length on the left, right, and front of the vehicle
  • AM General, Comet Mobility, Easterseals, and Michigan State University logos at least 12 inches in length each on at least the left and right side of the vehicle
  • The 2020 NAIAS Michigan Mobility Challenge logo at least 12 inches in length on at least the left & right side of the vehicle
  • The text “Automated Vehicle” positioned, at minimum, on the rear of the vehicle. Left and right sides of the vehicle, if possible
Mar
23
Mon
Vote 2020: Student Poster Design Initative
Mar 23 – May 1 all-day
Vote 2020: Student Poster Design Initative

CALL FOR ENTRIES
Design educators have the capability to help students get civically involved, and student designers have the power to inspire the public to register to vote in the 2020 local and general elections. 

This year, the Vote 2020 student poster design initiative helps promote civil engagement by enabling students to design an original, nonpartisan poster for print or social media use. We welcome entries as part of a class assignment or done independently by students outside of class.

Poster will be reviewed by a panel of design educators.

RECOGNITION:

  • UCDA Design Conference Registration—the winning poster designer along with their professor/faculty advisor will receive free registrations to the UCDA Design Conference.
  • Designer Magazine Recognition—the winning poster will be featured in UCDA’s award-winning Designer magazine.
  • Honorable Mention—up to ten honorable mentions may also be awarded and displayed in Designer magazine.

TO ENTER:

  • Poster must include “Vote 2020”
  • Poster should encourage, inspire, or remind the public to register to vote
  • Poster must be nonpartisan and apolitical (without political content or bias)
  • Please provide name and contact information of both the student/designer and the professor/faculty advisor.

FILE FORMAT:

  • 11″ x 17″ 300 dpi PDF (fonts and images embedded)

DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS:

  • Extended to May 1, 2020

WINNERS ANNOUNCED:

  • Extended to June 1, 2020

SUBMIT:
Please email your pdf file to info@ucda.com

CONTACT:
info@ucda.com or 615-459-4559 for more details

Mar
27
Fri
Consular Fellows Program Q&A
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Consular Fellows Program Q&A
Diplomats in Residence Stephen Hubler and will provide information on the Consular Fellows Program Language Test. Listen to his presentation and the ask all of your questions!
To view the Facebook Live, visit his page @DIRseast at 10am on 3/27. The video will be saved on his page if you can’t make it to the live session.
POSTPONED C4I Lecture with Ann Folio-White @ MSU Library--Flex Space at the Digital Scholarship Lab (2nd Floor)
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
POSTPONED C4I Lecture with Ann Folio-White @ MSU Library--Flex Space at the Digital Scholarship Lab (2nd Floor) | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The College of Arts & Letters regrets to announce that this March 27 event has been cancelled.  This event will be rescheduled for Fall 2020.

Center for Interdisciplinarity (C4I) Talk

Acting and its Others: Labor’s Role in Defining Artistic Boundaries

Ann Folino White, Associate Professor of Theatre Studies and Directing, Department of Theatre

In 1913, the founding members of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) drew a clear line between the actors of the legitimate theatre that they sought to organize and other performers, conceived of as non-actors. Since then, theatre and labor relations scholars largely have uncritically viewed AEA as a collective bargaining organization, overlooking how it has continued to determine the very artistic practices that constitute what is and isn’t acting. This presentation discusses immediate and long-term implications for acting (and its others) of AEA’s jurisdictional disputes, rulings, and arbitrations, considering a collection of both little-known cases (e.g. Jumbo, 1935) and infamous ones (e.g. Miss Saigon, 1990) that have fundamentally shaped acting as an artform and occupation.

Talk begins at 12:00 and runs about 1 hour.  Networking with coffee and refreshments immediately after the talk.

About C4I: The Michigan State University Center for Interdisciplinarity (C4I) advances interdisciplinary research and pedagogy at the University while preparing the next generation of citizen leaders to address the most challenging questions of our time. In addition to conducting its own research, C4I serves as a resource for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in the College of Arts & Letters and across campus, as well as for partners in the local community and across the region. It also serves as an advocate for researchers and scholars, consults with teams, provides resources for and about interdisciplinarity, and creates opportunities for training, education, networking, mentorship, visibility, and funding both on and off campus.

Mar
28
Sat
Luis Sahagun Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – May 8 @ 5:00 pm
Luis Sahagun Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

New works by Luis Sahagun, 2019-2020 Artist in Residence in the College of Arts & Letters’ Critical Race Studies Residency program, will be on display at the MSU Union Art Gallery March 28-May 8, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sahagun’s drawings, sculptures, paintings, and performances confront the palpable inescapability of race and transforms art into an act of reclamation. As a previously undocumented immigrant and former laborer who immigrated to the United States with his family from Mexico at the age of 3, Sahagun’s work focuses on the importance of Latinx cultures and contributions in order to combat anti-immigration and anti-Latinx national rhetoric.

Monday-Thursday 12-5pm, Friday 12-7pm, Saturday 10am-2pm

ABOUT THE “OUR OWN STORY, OWN YOUR STORY” PROGRAMS

This spring semester 2020, the arts and culture programming at Michigan State University confronts the urgent questions of racial prejudice, implicit bias, inequality, human and social justice, mass incarceration, and citizenship by bringing together internationally renowned artists, composers, writers, poets, and filmmakers. From April 5 to 10, nine events will boldly take up a broad range of storytelling practices to encourage compassionate thinking, generate awareness of our most pressing social issues, and serve as inspiring catalysts for civic action. All these events are open to the public.

We welcome you to come and listen to award-winning singers, musicians, filmmakers, poets, and artists and hear the stories of our time. We hope that listening to these stories will help you find your own. For more information on other events: http://www.cal.msu.edu/signature-events

CANCELLED SOSLAP: Dinner at AAAL @ CANCELLED
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

Please note that due to the AAAL Conference being cancelled, this event has also been cancelled.

Mar
30
Mon
Clear Confinement: ADX Revealed jackie sumell @ MSU'S W.J Beal Botanical Garden
Mar 30 – Apr 1 all-day
Clear Confinement: ADX Revealed jackie sumell @ MSU'S W.J Beal Botanical Garden | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This public sculpture by jackie sumell, 2019-2020 Artist in Residence in the College of Arts & Letters’ Critical Race Studies Residency program, will be on view at the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden at Michigan State University from March 30 until September. A public celebration is scheduled for Friday, April 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. sumell is a multidisciplinary artist and prison abolitionist whose work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Anchored at the intersection of activism, education, and art, sumell explores social sculpture, mindfulness practices, and prison abolition. Her work has positioned her at the forefront of the public campaign to end solitary confinement in the United States.

ABOUT THE “OUR OWN STORY, OWN YOUR STORY” PROGRAMS

This spring semester 2020, the arts and culture programming at Michigan State University confronts the urgent questions of racial prejudice, implicit bias, inequality, human and social justice, mass incarceration, and citizenship by bringing together internationally renowned artists, composers, writers, poets, and filmmakers. From April 5 to 10, nine events will boldly take up a broad range of storytelling practices to encourage compassionate thinking, generate awareness of our most pressing social issues, and serve as inspiring catalysts for civic action. All these events are open to the public.

We welcome you to come and listen to award-winning singers, musicians, filmmakers, poets, and artists and hear the stories of our time. We hope that listening to these stories will help you find your own. For more information on other events: http://www.cal.msu.edu/signature-events

Undergraduate Research Virtual Peer Advising
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Undergraduate Research Virtual Peer Advising

Undergraduate Research Peer Advising Hours will be held virtually via zoom on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00 – 4:00 PM (EDT) starting Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 17. Students are required to sign up for a 20-minute peer advising session using the following form below:

Sign up for Undergraduate Research Peer Advising: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xqoBwXL8YgY9zdy_lYP-sKo8Y1kCpEupei0x-Jc1_BM/edit#gid=0

Although campus has gone virtual, we understand research still continues. Therefore, we brainstormed some topics students might consider seeking assistance with, such as:

1.       How do you make the most out of this experience?

2.       How to does research-from-home look like?

3.       How do search/apply for summer research opportunities online?

4.       How do you communicate with your research mentor re: plans for next semester?  (virtually/remotely)?

5.       How do you end/negotiate your experience on campus?

6.       How do you reach out to faculty at this moment?

7.       How do you manage time/stay on track?