Healing Art Workshops with Marguerite Perret & Bruce Scherting
12:1:45 Healing Art Workshop with Marguerite Perret and Bruce Scherting
2-3:45 Healing Art Workshop with Marguerite Perret and Bruce Scherting
Artist Lecture: Marguerite Perret & Bruce Scherting
Values Day! September 16th at 6pm
Hand Art Center Seminar Room
Marguerite Perret, associate professor of art and design at Washburn University in Topeka, is a multi-media installation artist who explores issue-based, interdisciplinary connections between art, science and medicine through institutional and professional collaborations. She has exhibited widely with a number of invitational and solo projects, and has been commissioned to create large-scale, site-specific temporary public artworks.
Bruce Scherting is the Director of Exhibits and Design at the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute’s Natural History Museum where he develops educational displays that document and explore life on earth, past and present. Scherting has worked collaboratively with Marguerite Perret to develop issue based art installations for more than 15 years.
The Waiting Room: Lost and Found is a national dialog that examines women’s health issues, healthcare broadly and access, through aesthetic, scientific, cultural, political, economic and literary lenses. As a conceptual framework for this exploration, the medical waiting room provides a psychologically rich context. This is the place where people wait to interface with the medical system, where patients are processed before testing, diagnosis, consultation or treatment begins.
Artist Talk with Lexa Walsh, Community Artist-in-Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts
November 21, 2013
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Lexa Walsh is an interdisciplinary socially-engaged artist based in Oakland, Calif. Walsh has lived, worked, exhibited and toured internationally. She works as anthropologist, archivist, collaborator, experience maker, explorer, facilitator and participant, engaging in hospitable democracy. The essence of her work is situated in performance and direct engagement. She does interactive public art projects, which bring together members of the public to share in conversation, cheer, song, play, dance and food.
Through these and other social interactions, observations and interpretations (sometimes misinterpretations), she makes site-specific projects that investigate elevating everyday activities into tools for community and relationship building.
While serving as the Community Artist-in-Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, she is creating an alternative “Senior Club,” with a series of activities involving meals, recipes, songs, games, art making and workshops, that lend themselves to storytelling. She will record and present these stories and oral histories, via a community cookbook, audio and visual documentation.
Cultural credit is available for Stetson University students.
Roberta Favis Curators Talk
October 5, 2011
duPont-Ball Library room 25L
Roberta Favis is curator of the Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection of works by Oscar Bluemner. She will be discussing the fall exhibition of newly conserved Oscar Bluemner works on exhibition at the Hand Art Center.