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Arts Center Lecture Hall | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States

October 2018

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Emory Douglas

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Center Lecture Hall, Arts Center Lecture Hall | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Emory Douglas created the visual identity for the Black Panther Party and his iconic images came to symbolise the struggles of the movement. As the Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the 1980s, Douglas’s work, described as ‘Militant Chic’, featured in most issues of the newspaper The Black Panther.

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November 2018

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: John Hitchcock

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Center Lecture Hall, Arts Center Lecture Hall | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Indigenous printmaker John Hitchcock uses the print medium with its long history of social and political commentary to explore relationships of community, land, and culture.

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Cappy Counard

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Center Lecture Hall, Arts Center Lecture Hall | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Cappy Counard creates jewelry and vessels that honor detail and interconnection. The content of her pieces reflect on memory, observation, potential and realization: what we notice, what persists, the things we hold and the things that hold us.

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Neil Horsky

November 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Center Lecture Hall, Arts Center Lecture Hall | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Neil Horsky is a community artist, educator, musician, and amateur people’s art historian working to cultivate creativity and solidarity among the young and young at heart. He creates clever and biting studio art and public art to protest injustice and to envision a more just world.

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December 2018

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Sky Hopinka

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Center Lecture Hall, Arts Center Lecture Hall | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Sky Hopinka, a 2017 Nohl Fellow in the Emerging category, is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and a descendant of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. His talk will consider the production of these videos and their influences using selections from his work, as well as adjacent writings, responses, and problems around their existence.

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January 2019

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Cleo Barnett from Amplifier

January 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Center Lecture Hall, Arts Center Lecture Hall | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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With ten years experience curating art in public spaces internationally, Cleo Barnett now works as the Program Director of The Amplifier Foundation. As Amplifier’s first employee, Cleo has co-produced and co-curated multiple global public art campaigns including the iconic We The People Campaign, Women’s March on Washington, and March For Our Lives.

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February 2019

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Ecological Aesthetics panel

February 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Center Lecture Hall, Arts Center Lecture Hall | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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The 2018 book, "Ecological Aesthetics: artful tactics for humans, nature, and politics" by Nathaniel Stern, is poetic and scholarly collection of stories about art, artists, and their materials, arguing that ecology, aesthetics, and ethics are inherently entwined, and together act as the cornerstone for all contemporary arts practices.

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Glenn Williams

February 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Center Lecture Hall, Arts Center Lecture Hall | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Glenn Williams explores constructs: political, social, or environmental in nature. He deconstructs, reconstructs, and sometimes simply reflects various accepted norms in an effort to expose and on occasion question their impact on varying social realities.

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kevin Bradley and The Church of Type

February 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Center Lecture Hall, Arts Center Lecture Hall | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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The Church of Type is the new Letterpress Studio of Kevin Bradley, one of America’s most prolific letterpress printmakers.

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March 2019

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Melissa Wagner-Lawler

March 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Center Lecture Hall, Arts Center Lecture Hall | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Melissa Wagner-Lawler's work explores the perception of landscape and place, documenting the moments before change and destruction through artist books and prints.

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Claudia Hart

March 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Center Lecture Hall, Arts Center Lecture Hall | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Claudia Hart's work deals with issues of representation, and the role of the computer in shifting contemporary values about identity and what might be called the natural. Her project is to de-masculinze the culture of corporate technology by inserting the irrational and the personal into the slick, overly-determined Cartesian world of digital design.

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April 2019

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Lucy Derickson

April 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Center Lecture Hall, Arts Center Lecture Hall | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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In the studio, Lucy Derickson transforms found pewter serviceware in order to dissect complex human relationships and the objects tangled in that mess. The environmental benefits of using found material is essential to her current studio practice.

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Tomory Dodge

April 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Center Lecture Hall, Arts Center Lecture Hall | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Tomory Dodge is an internationally recognized contemporary painter, much of this early work depicted scenes of wind blown detritus in desert-like settings, often exhibiting surreal or apocalyptic undertones while maintaining a sense of playfulness.

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Jay Wolke

April 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Center Lecture Hall, Arts Center Lecture Hall | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Jay Wolke lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. He has had solo exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, the St. Louis Art Museum, Harvard University and the California Museum of Photography.

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Zachery Lechtenberg

April 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Center Lecture Hall, Arts Center Lecture Hall | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Zachery Lechtenberg is an artist who "appreciates the shelf ready object," as an avid collector of toys and other items. His highly stylized enamel works take the form of jewelry and narrative plates, with original packaging covered in hand drawn illustrations.

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May 2019

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Mutope Johnson

May 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Center Lecture Hall, Arts Center Lecture Hall | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Mutope Johnson has a rich and diverse background in the visual arts. His practice has led him to consider his role as an artist and how creative thinking can serve as a useful tool to establish points of contact between artists and community.

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