Evergreen Art Lecture Series presents a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary art issues by artists, writers, activists and scholars. The emphasis is to introduce the way in which a variety of practices undertake fields of inquiry in the arts. The series provides a lively forum for the exchange of ideas between the speakers, students, faculty and the public. The series will take place in the Recital Hall of the Communications Building at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Most of the talks take place on Wednesdays from 11:30-1:00 pm and are free and open to the public.
This winter the lectures in week 4 and week 6 will be affiliated with the exhibition Prison Obscura in the Evergreen Gallery exhibition.
Week 2, 1/13: Steffani Jemison, New York based video artist. Her video Personal was in the fall exhibition, Sensations that Announce the Future.
Week 4, 1/27: Prison Libraries/Prison Art. Laura Sherbo on libraries and prisons focused on the first amendment and Pat Graney, Seattle based choreographer, on art/performance in prisons and its impact on the incarcerated.
Week 6, 2/10: Steve Davis, Evergreen faculty/staff, photography. Current exhibition, Steve Davis Portraits at Galerie Fotoland, Library First Floor
Week 8, 2/24: Melissa Buzzeo, Brooklyn based poet.
Week 10, 3/9: Julia Heineccius, Evergreen visiting faculty, Seattle based sculpture and fine metals artist.