Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Oliver Ressler

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An Austrian-based artist and filmmaker, Ressler produces installations, public projects, and films on economics, democracy, migration, the climate crisis, forms of resistance and social alternatives. He has exhibited internationally and has completed forty-one films that are screened widely.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Mo Zell

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An award-winning architect, educator and author, Zell’s transformative programs connect art, architecture, and community engagement. With notable research, she fosters design thinking and creativity in both architectural practice and education. She holds degrees from University of Virginia and Yale.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Julie Chen

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An internationally known book artist who has been publishing limited edition artists’ books under the Flying Fish Press imprint for over 20 years, Chen’s work is known for combining three-dimensional and movable book structures with fine letterpress printing and inspired artistic vision.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: kathryn e. martin

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Interested in the potential of the everyday, martin draws from formal characteristics to make instinctive, calculated decisions that dissect, interpret, repeat and re-assemble inspiration into new landscapes and interactions intended to connect with place and audience.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Victoria Roth

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A contemporary New York-based artist, Roth has exhibited paintings and drawings at key galleries and museums, such as Kate Werble Gallery. Her work has been featured in articles for HYPEBEAST and WHITEWALL, as well as the Selected Gallery Guide NYC published by Two Coats of Paint.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Rhea Myers

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An artist, hacker and writer who places technology and culture in mutual interrogation to produce new ways to see the world. Collaborating with blockchain pioneers, Myers has been making blockchain art, writing blockchain art theory, and composing blockchain stories.

Fisher/Lau Project

Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Room 250 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The Fisher/Lau Project (percussion duo of Dr. Abby Fisher and Dr. Matthew Lau) cultivates an international presence through engagements such as the Transplanted Roots Percussion Research Symposium (Brisbane, Australia), Percussive Arts Society International Convention (Indianapolis, USA), and Ensemble Mise-En Curator Series (Brooklyn, USA). F/L Project promotes the contemporary and avant garde aesthetic with clarity and approachability at concerts, engagement at masterclasses, and through their interactive social media presence. With repertoire extending from European master Philippe Manoury to esteemed compositional voices of today including Alex Temple and Jordan Munson, F/L Project works to perform music from a diverse range of composers.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Virgil Ortiz

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Ortiz moves into a new era combining art, décor, fashion, video, and film. One of the most innovative potters of his time, Ortiz’s exquisite works have been exhibited in museum collections around the world including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Evelyn Patricia Terry

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A widely collected and exhibited professional artist, Terry’s figurative and non-objective artwork includes paintings, assemblages, book art, installations, and public art. She has exhibited internationally, authored art articles and won commissions, fellowships, and exhibition awards.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Emily Wiethorn

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A Cincinnati artist and educator, Wiethorn’s work is rooted in familial experiences and how those relationships reflect our identities. They have attended the New York Times Portfolio Review, presented at the Society for Photographic Education Conferences, and had their work published online by Vogue Italia.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Melis Agabigum & Josh Kosker

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Agabigum’s work in jewelry/metals and sculptural textiles examines how emotional weight affects perceived connection to others, bodies, and space. Kosker is a contemporary jeweler and visual artist who explores impermanence and counterintuitive methodologies, while examining craft and materiality.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: AYDO (A young Yu & Nicholas Oh)

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AYDO is a collaborative duo based in New York. They have both exhibited extensively throughout the world, including the Museum of Art and Design, Christie’s Inc, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Time Square Space, the Jewish Museum, and the Smithsonian.

Wind Band Conducting Symposium

Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Bader Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The Wind Band Conducting Symposium will focus on enhancing conducting, score study, and wind band teaching. Conducting participants will conduct the UWM Wind Ensemble or Symphony Band while receiving feedback from conducting faculty. Session topics also include conducting pedagogy, rehearsal techniques, and musicianship. Attendees may participate as either a Conducting Participant or an Observing Auditor. Conducting participants will also have the opportunity to conduct one of the large wind bands in concert at the end of the symposium. 

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: MFA Candidates Eric Skadson & Andrew McConville

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McConville is an artist, designer, and programmer who applies design thinking methodologies to build digital and physical experiences. Skadson is a Navy veteran and educator-turned-artist who uncovered his ancestral Punjabi roots during a backpacking adventure through Nepal and India.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Erica A. Meier

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As a resident designer and frame builder at Waterford Precision Cycles, Meier created internationally renowned and award-winning bicycle frames. A Wisconsin-based artist and educator, she has taught jewelry and metalsmithing at many universities and exhibits her work nationally and internationally.