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Jewelry & Metalsmithing Summer Workshops

June 1 - August 20

Jewelers and metalsmiths of all levels are invited to expand their skills with the exciting and challenging summer workshops. Investigate a variety of techniques and processes and learn new ways to solve problems while exploring your creative potential. For a…

2021 Sum Total: Department of Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

September 8 - September 22

An unmissable, biennial exhibition by Art & Design faculty & staff, Sum Total 2021 brings diverse and delightful, multimedia and Milwaukee-made works of art to the KSE Gallery.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Monica Trinidad

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Monica Trinidad is a queer, Latinx artist and organizer born and raised on the southeast side of Chicago.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Rain Harris

September 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Rain Harris is a sculptor and installation artist who was born in Oakland, CA and currently lives in Kansas City, MO. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from The Ohio State University.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Panel Discussion – Nirmal Raja with Portia Cobb, David Niec, Heidi Parkes, Valaria Tatera, & Della Wells

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Nirmal Raja examines global movement, the cultural and material legacies of colonialism, and the lingering traces of memory from the perspective of one who has lived in several places before calling Milwaukee home.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: David Antonio Cruz

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

David Antonio Cruz is a multidisciplinary artist and a Professor of the Practice in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Jessica Thornton

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Jessica Thornton is an artist, illustrator, printmaker and community organizer based in Palmer, Alaska. She was born in Åbo, Finland and raised in Huizen, the Netherlands.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Lara Shipley

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lara Shipley is an American photographer. Her work has appeared in notable exhibitions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, GuatePhoto International Photography Festival in Guatemala, the Benaki Museum in Greece and a recent solo exhibition at the international photography festival Cortona on the Move, in Italy.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Shannon Molter

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Shannon Molter holds a BFA from the Peck School of the Arts in both Fiber Art and Art Education, with an Honors College certificate in Philosophy.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: David Clemons

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

David Clemons was born in El Paso, Texas and spent much of his life in Austin, Texas. Initially he began his undergraduate career attending Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, pursuing a degree program for Biology Art.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Valaria Tatera

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Valaria Tatera is a visual artist whose work investigates the intersection of ethnicity, gender, commerce, and the environment. A member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Tatera explores self- identity and contemporary Indigenous issues such as the environment, sovereignty, and the co-opting of imagery.

Contemporary Craft Exhibition and Sale

November 19 - November 21

This event will feature handmade student work from across many disciplines within the Peck School of the Arts, including jewelry and metalsmithing, print and narrative forms, ceramics, photography and imaging, fibers, sculpture, digital fabrication and design, and design and visual communications.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Ck Ledesma

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ck Ledesma is a transdisciplinary artist from San Juan, Puerto Rico, living in the diaspora in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Besides art practices, they are passionate about serving their community and the liberation of all BIPOC people.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Lorena Molina

February 2, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lorena Molina is a Salvadoran multidisciplinary artist and educator. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Cincinnati. Through the use of photography, video, performance, installation art, she explores identity, intimacy, pain, and how we witness the suffering of others.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Carlos Barberena

February 9, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Carlos Barberena is a Nicaraguan self-taught Artist / Printmaker based in Chicago, where he runs the printmaking projects: Bandolero Press & La Calaca Press. He is also a member of the Instituto Grafico de Chicago.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kynita Stringer-Stanback

February 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Kynita Stringer-Stanback is an Information Activist / Sociology Librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she provides engaging liaison services in collaboration with the BlackStudies/Sociology departments and to students in support of developing their awareness of the complex scholarly information environment.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Angie Phiel

February 23, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Angela Piehl is a cross-disciplinary artist whose work addresses luxury, accumulation, and alienation from Nature. Piehl has exhibited widely, in national, international, juried and invitational exhibitions.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Mary Flanagan

March 9, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Mary Flanagan has exhibited internationally at venues such as The Guggenheim New York, Tate Britain, Museu de Arte, Arquitectura e Tecnologia Lisbon, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, NeMe Arts Center, Cyprus, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Spain, Museum of Fine Arts Cologne, and the 2002 Whitney Biennial of American Art.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Arijit Sen

March 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Arijit Sen is an architect and vernacular architecture historian who writes, teaches and studies urban cultural landscapes. His research includes studies of South Asian immigrant landscapes in North America.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Melanie Ariens

March 30, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Melanie Ariens is multi disciplinary artist, environmental advocate and volunteer community coordinator with a diverse knowledge-base and creative skills set that allows her to design and manage projects in organized, creative and upbeat manner.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Hiroko Yamada

April 6, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Hiroko Yamada is a Japanese born studio artist and owner of the HYART Gallery in Madison, Wisconsin. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied art metal and jewelry and currently serves as an honorary fellow.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: HC Dunaway Smith

April 13, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

H. C. Dunaway Smith is a mixed reality artist that blends storytelling, illustration, animation, sound design, and the physical world into immersive art experiences. Her paintings combine with lyrical branching narratives to create otherworldly interactive experiences that blur the line between art and audience.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Antonius-Tín Bui

April 20, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Antonius-Tín Bui (they/them/theirs pronouns) is a spontaneous shapeshifter and poly-disciplinary artist with roots all over the country. They play in the realms of hand-cut paper, community engagement, performance, and soft sculpture to visualize hybrid identities and histories that confront the unsettling present.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Ricardo Levins Morales

April 27, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ricardo Levins Morales (he/him pronouns) is an artist and organizer based in Minneapolis. He uses his art as a form of political medicine to support individual and collective healing from the injuries and ongoing reality of oppression.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Cobi Moules

May 4, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cobi Moules is a painter whose work focuses on personal narrative relating to his queer and transgender identity. Reflecting on art historical representation of both portraiture and 19th century American landscape painting, his work often disrupts the historical narratives while seeking inclusion and creating a space for personal significance and a queer presence.

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