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Feb
2
Fri
Speaker: Ted Underwood on “Distant Reading and Perspective” @ Wells Hall, B234
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Speaker: Ted Underwood on “Distant Reading and Perspective” @ Wells Hall, B234 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Join us for a talk by Ted Underwood, Professor of English and Information Science at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign on “Distant Reading and the Problem of Perspective”.

This talk is part of the English Department’s Distant Reading Workshop. All are welcome to attend!

Feb
16
Fri
Speaker: Matthew Wilkens on “Textual Geographies” @ Main Library, Digital Scholarship Lab, 2W
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Speaker: Matthew Wilkens on "Textual Geographies" @ Main Library, Digital Scholarship Lab, 2W | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Join us for a talk by Matthew Wilkens, Associate Professor of English at Notre Dame University on “Textual Geographies: Place, Computation, & Literature at Scale”.

This talk is part of the English Department’s Distant Reading Workshop. All are welcome to attend!

Feb
18
Sun
Open Mic Night @ the AUD @ MSU Auditorium
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ the AUD @ MSU Auditorium | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

In the wake of recent developments on campus, the Department of Theatre invites ALL MSU Students to:

Open Mic, Open Stage, Open Space at the MSU Auditorium on Sunday, February 18: 7:00-10:00PM.

  • We offer a warm place for student gathering.

  • We offer a 3,000+ seat venue for student voice.

  • We offer a stage from which to present your work, opinion, act, song, spoken word, scene, dance, or whatever you want to share.

  • No faculty talking.

  • No administration responses.

  • Just student voice.

  • This is a public forum as identified in the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RVSM) Policy and not subject to mandatory reporting.  Disclosures at such events are not considered notice to the University for the purposes of this Policy unless a complaint is filed with the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE).
  • Sponsored by the MSU Department of Theatre
Aug
3
Fri
THEN NOW Painting and Drawings by Dianne Wolter @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Aug 3 – Oct 5 all-day
THEN NOW Painting and Drawings by Dianne Wolter @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

THEN NOW

Featuring Dianne Wolter’s paintings and sculptures.

August 3- October 5, 2018

Reception September 8, 3-5PM

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Painting provides me a process driven opportunity to experiment, discover, manipulate, play, and sometimes even tell a story. I value mark making and like to see evidence of the history of the process in the finished painting. Narrative has been a component of my art that allows me to ask questions and make observations. I use whimsy as a means to enliven or to soften the content. Recurring themes and images return to new environments. Images that possess a personal iconography are infused with content from experiences and memories that hold power. I begin by creating an active ground plane, and then working out to the surface, sometimes finding rather than imposing imagery. I enjoy working figuratively, layering, searching for ideas and inspiration from the manipulation of the media, and often but not always embracing a narrative.

Adding papier-mâché sculpture to my studio involvement has been a logical and natural extension to my previous singular focus of two-dimensional work.  The process is reductive, starting with foam forms that have been created by gluing construction foam into blocks that can be carved. Papier-mâché mulch and layers of paper finish off the surfaces and ease transitions and contours. The torn paper can communicate a new narrative while holding onto its past. I find myself stacking forms which is another way of layering, bringing elements together in proximity or support, contrasting familiar with fantastic.

BIO

Dianne Wolter graduated from Michigan State University in 1965 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a teaching certificate. Teaching and studio involvement have been the focus of her professional life since then.  She concentrated on fabric collage for the first 14 years of her creative journey, teaching it in public schools throughout southern Michigan sponsored by the Michigan Council for the Arts. In 1979, Wolter began teaching after school art classes in her home studio to area children. Sharing her studio with children was a rewarding and meaningful opportunity. To concentrate more fully on her own art, she retired from teaching in 2002 to focus more on painting. A whim to make a cat riding on a unicycle introduced sculpture as an additional interest. Since then, Wolter has been enjoying both sculpture and painting.

For more information about Dianne’s work please visit her website:

http://www.diannewolter.com/

Nov
2
Fri
2018 Art History and Visual Culture Alumni Symposium @ MSU Library, 4th Floor Green Room
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2018 Art History and Visual Culture Alumni Symposium @ MSU Library, 4th Floor Green Room

Join the Department of Art, Art History, and Design on Friday, November 2 from 2-4pm in the MSU Main Library 4th Floor Green Room for the Biennial Art History and Visual Culture Alumni Symposium. This is an opportunity to hear from MSU Alumni pursuing careers in a variety of arts and culture related fields.

Eric Booker: Education and outreach at the Studio Museum, New York
Sydney Richards: Matthaei Gardens at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Janine Yorimoto Boldt: Curator at American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia
Lisa Wolter: Vice President of ArtsWave Community Campaign, Cincinnati

Jan
23
Wed
MSU Filmetry Festival: An Evening of Cinepoems @ RCAH Theater, Snyder Hall Basement
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Filmetry Festival: An Evening of Cinepoems @ RCAH Theater, Snyder Hall Basement | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This premiere screening of more than a dozen cinepoems celebrates the collaboration of filmmakers and poets from the MSU Film Studies Program, the RCAH Center for Poetry, and other filmmakers and poets from across the region.

http://poetry.rcah.msu.edu/assets/filmetry-flyer-draft.pdf

Oct
15
Tue
Speaker: Jason Masherah “”How Can You Align Your Passion With a Career?” @ MSU Union--Lake Huron Room
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Speaker: Jason Masherah ""How Can You Align Your Passion With a Career?" @ MSU Union--Lake Huron Room

The College of Arts & Letters is pleased to host Jason Masherah, President of Upper Deck Company, who will speak on the Business of Pop Culture.

What does it take to make a career in the sports industry?  

How can you align your passion with a career?

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Jason is an ambitious business development professional with proven track-record of identifying new business opportunities, successfully negotiating contracts and closing deals, managing worldwide relationships with corporate partners, directing global marketing plans and growing revenue.  
 

Jason Masherah is an MSU Alumni 1999 Marketing; Broad Business; MBA from Indiana