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 Fall 2014 Exhibitions


 September -January


Exhibition: Work. Respect. Dignity.
Shared Images & Stories of Maryland's Eastern Shore Immigrants: An Exhibition of Photographs by Earl Dotter & the Migrant Clinicians Network
August 27-October 25 • Downtown Campus

Reception: Thursday, September 18, 6 p.m. • Downtown Campus
Panel Discussion: Thursday, September 18,  7 p.m. • Remedy Church

Immigrants power the region's economic engines, yet their ability to engage in communities often hinges on their immigration status. Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) has partnered with renowned photojournalist Earl Dotter to capture the rhythm of their lives and work. Their images and stories offer an opportunity to humanize the greater immigration discussion. The goal of this exhibition and panel discussion is to promote civic engagement in an often-fraught conversation, and to explore the impact of immigration amidst settled communities and the impact of migration on immigrants and their families. The panel discussion includes Dotter, who for decades has documented the lives of immigrants and other laborers through both text and image. Also on the panel is Dr. Louise Detwiler, SU professor of Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies Department; Dr. Tim Dunn, SU professor of sociology, Dr. Casper Bendixsen, a cultural anthropologist from the National Farm Medicine Center; and Noe Parra Manrique, an immigrant, photo subject, longtime Salisbury resident and parent. The panel will be moderated by Amy Liebman, an expert on migrant health.


Exhibition: TXTED
Works by Sol LeWitt, Alex Gingrow, Iviva Olenick, Jayson Musson, Michael Scoggins, Meg Hitchcock, John Salvest, David Rathman, William Powhida, Kim Rugg, Daniel Oglander, and Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman.
September 2-October 25 • University Gallery, Electronic Gallery & Downtown Campus

Lecture With Artist Nate Larson: Thursday, October 2, 5:30 p.m. • Fulton Hall 111
Workshop With Artist Nate Larson: Friday, October 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Location TBA

TXTED, curated by Marisa Sage, explores the ever-evolving conversation between art and language. This group, text-based exhibition contains paintings, photographs, drawings, sculpture and installation, all utilizing text as the agent to illuminate intricate conceptual metaphors, , visual insights and complex narratives. The role humorous and "simple" texts take on echoes their role in "art" currently as a tool that disarms viewers, allowing them to trust the artist before they are hit with concepts and processes that often reveal the harsh realities of current political climates and complex societies.

Exhibition: Kathleen Scott: Nocturne
November 21-January 10 • Downtown Campus

Reception: Friday, November 21, 5-8 p.m. • Downtown Campus
Lecture: Thursday, November 20, 5:30 p.m. • Location TBA
Workshop: Friday, November 21, 10 a.m. • Location TBA

 Scott's work revolves around the intrinsic connection between memory and mortality. Through cut paper, moving images, sound and projections, she unpacks her childhood relationship with animals. Referencing "magic lanterns," a common child's nightlight, and incorporating a musical composition played throughout, she produces a space that not only has the eeriness of a forest at night but also the comfort of a nursery.

 Exhibition: 51st Semi-Annual Senior Exhibition
Graphic Design Show: November 5-18 • Awards Reception Friday, November 14, 6-8 p.m. • University Gallery
Fine Arts Show: Deceber 1-11 • Awards Reception Friday, December 5, 6-8 p.m. • University Gallery

 Fall 2014 Events


Performance: Amadou Kouyate
Thursday, September 4, 7p.m. • Downtown Campus

LORD C presents an evening of music and stories with Amadou Kouyate, the 150th generation of the Kouyate family of Manding Diali (oral historians/musicians of West Africa), performing on the 21-string Kora and more. For more information and to reserve your seat click here.

Visiting Artist: Cheryl Nemazie
Thursday, September 25, 5 p.m. • Fulton Hall 111

After establishing a successful career as an art director and award-winning graphic designer for an international hotel chain, Nemazie left the corporate world to focus on a second career as a documentary and fine art photographer. She has worked with NGOs all over the world, funding her humanitarian photographic efforts with work as a freelance commercial creative. She has worked with organizations that aid women in Nepal with micro-financing, children in Uganda orphaned by AIDS, flood victims in Mexico and villagers in Madagascar struggling to balance traditional ways of life with concerns for endangered wildlife.

Performance: Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeiger
Monday, September 29, 7p.m. • Downtown Campus

LORD C PRESENTS an evening of music and visuals with two duos: headlining are harpist, Mary Lattimore and multi-instrumentalist, Jeff Zeigler. Local audiovisual artists, David and Tara Gladden, will be opening the show. Lattimore and Zeigler visit our Downtown Campus as part of their new record release tour, Slant of Light. For more information and to reserve your seat click here.


Visiting Artist: Nate Larson
Thursday, October 2, 5:30 p.m. • Fulton Hall 111

"Geotagging the Omissions" workshop
Friday, October 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Fulton Hall 145

Nate Larson is a contemporary artist working with photographic media, artist books and digital video. His projects have been widely shown across the US and internationally as well as featured in numerous publications and media outlets, including Wired Raw File, The Picture Show from NPR, Hyperallergic, Gizmodo, Vice Magazine, the New York Times Lens Blog, Utne Reader, Hotshoe Magazine, Flavorwire, the BBC News Viewfinder, Frieze Magazine, the British Journal of Photography, Marketplace Tech Report, The Washington Post, and Art Papers. My artwork is included in the collections of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Orlando Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago. He holds a full-time academic appointment in the photography department at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and chaired the 2014 national conference of the Society for Photographic Education. His recent project GEOLOCATION [on view in the Electronic Gallery and pictured below], in collaboration with Marni Shindelman, tracks GPS coordinates associated with Twitter tweets and pairs the text with a photograph of the originating site to mark the virtual information in the real world.

Visiting Artist: Sebastienne Mundheim
"Moving Objects, Moving Words" workshop

Sunday, October 12, 12-4:30 p.m. • Downtown Campus

This interdisciplinary storytelling workshop invites participants to create stories through writing, object-making, and performance. We will develop our work through short, structured, cumulative exercises. We will write short stories. We will identify essential imagery. We will respond to the imagery through puppet-building or object-making using simple cardboard and paper construction. We will conclude by integrating text and image in three-dimensional storybooks animated through performance. We will pay special attention to the concept of the reveal – punctuated moments of focus


Visiting Graphic Designer: Nikole Grad
Thursday, November 13, 5 p.m. • Fulton Hall 111

An Art Department Alumnus, Grad returns to discuss her career as a professional designer and to judge the Senior Graphic Design Show. Grad was lead designer and brand manager for the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center (DCJCC) before joining the start-up design firm NAV as design director in 2013. Founded by Michael Alea, former art director for the Obama White House, NAV works with major national and international clients, including Target, Google and Southwest Airlines. Grad shares her experiences on the journey from SU art student to successful design professional.

Holiday Sale
November 21-December 13 • Downtown Campus

SU students, faculty and staff sell their wares for the 2014 holiday season! Glass ornaments, ceramic vessels, prints and many more hand-made works are available. Friends of the SU Art Galleries receive a special discount.




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