Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art
College of Arts and Humanities

Visiting Artist Lecture Series

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Over the years, the BFSDoArt has
hosted many Visiting Artists/Lectures
such as Daniel Dejan of Sappi Fine Paper,
Jim Jinkins, Michael Velliquette
and Luke William Achterberg
just to name a few.


An invaluable resource for University students and the public alike, the mission of the Visiting Artists program is to educate and foster a greater appreciation for contemporary art and culture through a wide range of programming. BFSDoArt organizes formal lectures, gallery talks, studio critiques, and panel discussions that highlight each artist and/or scholar. These programs provide the community with direct access to many nationally and internationally renowned artists and scholars working in various disciplines. The BFSDoArt Visiting Artists Program is supported by the Betty Foy Sanders Visiting Artist Endowment, Campus Life Enrichment Committee (CLEC), Student Activities Funds, and other sources.

Visiting Artists/Lectures

Spring 2019

Speaker/Artist Details
Marie Lorenz


Marie Lorenz works at the intersections of art, science, ecology, anthropology, and more. With Ash Heap / Landfill, Lorenz evokes beaches, creek beds and landfills with a constructed landslide of unfired clay riddled with fired ceramic objects, in order to explore shifting perceptions of scale between the fluid and the particular as objects become removed from their functions.

Lorenz’s visit and exhibition are funded in part by Student Sustainability Fees, Campus Life Enrichment Committee and the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art. 

Armstrong Campus:
Monday, March 11
10:30 a.m. • Fine Arts Hall, 131
Statesboro Campus:
Tuesday, March 12
5 p.m. • Arts Building, Room 2071
Position: Artist/Environmentalist
Expertise: Multimedia/Ceramics/Installation Exhibition: Ash Heap / Landfill will be on view at the Center for Art & Theatre on the Statesboro Campus. A reception at the gallery will follow the lecture on Tuesday, March 12, from 6-7 p.m.
Dr. Stephen Wagner


Works of art created during the Middle Ages did not always reflect the teachings of the Christian Church, especially after the eleventh century. Monasteries provided the setting for learning and prayer, and wealthy patrons commissioned lavish books to display their piety, but their humanness manifested itself in fascinating ways. Column capitals, illuminated medieval manuscripts and carved wood misericords contained compelling, amusing and scandalous images, but they were not usually easy to see. Medieval viewers had to know where to look for the unique and unusual. Dr. Stephen Wagner will discuss art that appeared in the margins, and how it reflected changing trends in late medieval Europe in his lecture, Mayhem in the Margins: Monasteries, Misericords and Manuscripts in Late Medieval Society.
Armstrong Campus
Tuesday, April 9
4:30-5:30 p.m. • Student Union, Ogeechee Theatre
Position: Professor of Art History at Savannah College of Art & Design
Medieval Manuscripts
Kee-Ho Yuen and Tom Stancliffe


Kee-ho Yuen work is an aesthetic investigation as well as a quest to whimsically comment on human emotions and interactions.  His work as an evolving collage of both the philosophy and the sensibility of the East and West. Kee-ho uses contemporary and traditional technologies and materials, ranging from advanced 3-D computer modeling to traditional fabrications and enameling. 

Tom Stancliffe is best known for his large public sculptures of bronze or stainless steel that find expression in both the historical and contemporary contexts of a given site.  He has completed over thirty commissioned works for public art collections nationally.

Statesboro Campus
Thursday, April 11
5 p.m. • Arts Building, 2071
Positions & Expertise: Kee-ho Yuen is a Professor and the Coordinator of the University of Iowa Jewelry and Metal Arts program. He is known for his small sculptures and jewelry work. Tom Stancliffe is a Professor of Art at the University of Northern Iowa where he also directs the Public Art Incubator. Stancliffe specializes in large-scale public sculptures.
Joshua Ariza


Joshua Ariza is an award-winning, multidisciplinary designer and illustrator who has worked with some of the most iconic brands in the world including ESPN, Nike, Red Bull, Under Armour, Star Wars and Taco Bell. He works with his clients to develop creative visual strategies for all types of projects. He provides a full range of services from illustration, graphic design, and apparel design to retail strategy, style guides, storyboards, and art direction. He is also the owner and founder of CHOMP apparel.
Statesboro Campus
Wednesday, April 24
5 p.m. • Arts Building, 2071
Position: Multidisciplinary Designer and Illustrator/Owner of CHOMP
Expertise: Visual Strategies, Graphic Design, Illustration, Apparel Design


Last updated: 3/15/2019

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