The commitment to an inclusive education is reinforced by a visiting speakers program. Every year the Department of Art and Design brings nationally and internationally known artists, designers and critics to campus for public lectures. Visiting artists frequently conduct small group critiques of student work, practicum workshops, and roundtable discussions during their visits. This diversity allows students to learn from professionals practicing in a variety of media.
L.J. Roberts is an artist and writer whose studio practice incorporates a wide range of traditional and unconventional textile techniques, and recently collaged works on paper and filmmaking. Their work explores the intersections of feminist queer and trans politics, activism, the on-going AIDS epidemic, collective action, community, and protest.
Casey Sheppard is a jewelry artist/metalsmith, mountain biker, freelance writer, adventure seeker and community gatherer. She visits the Department of Art and Design as part of her year long US tour "Case Of The Nomads". The tour started this summer and she is traveling to different cities/towns that are involved in (but not limited to) bikes, art and writing. And, yes, she is making art on her way too!
Past guest speakers, visiting artists, and groups that spent time with the department.
Beehive Design Collective
Joep Van Lieshout
Erin V. Sotak
Barbara Maria Stafford