Artist Lecture Series

MECA’s Visiting Artist & Guest Lecturer Series invites professional artists, educators, curators, thought leaders, and creative entrepreneurs to present on topics of interest and importance to the MECA community.

All lectures in this series are hosted in Osher Hall and are open to the public at no charge. Seating is limited. Supported in part by the Isabel K. Pease Trust, and friends of the College through the Osher Chair Naming Program. Call 207.699.5010 for more information. View all our upcoming Artist Lectures on our Events page.

Visiting Artist Lectures

Artist Lecture: Katie Hudnall
Thursday, February 6, 6–7pm
MECA, Osher Hall, Second floor
Limited seating

Katie Hudnall received her BFA from the Corcoran College of Art & Design and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Furniture Design/Woodworking. Her work has been included in many publications and exhibitions including Crafting A Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft, Making A Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking, and in American Craft Magazine’s February/March 2017 issue. Hudnall is an Associate Professor in Furniture Design at the Herron School of Art & Design in Indianapolis, IN, where she lives, teaches, and makes tools for problems both real and imagined.

Funded through the generous support of the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

 

Artist Lecture: Henri Paul Broyard
Thursday, March 19, 6–7pm
MECA, Osher Hall, Second floor
Limited seating

Henri Paul Broyard’s engagement with the interior scene as framework for painterly experimentation. Broyard collects photographs from thrift shops, flea markets, and cast-off design magazines, often cropping them or removing figures to generate an initial pictorial situation. Within this structure, Broyard creates zones of abstraction that are alternately improvisatory and deliberate, working until portions of the picture may be unrecognizably distorted or transformed. Henri Paul Broyard received a B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from the California College of the Arts in 2013. He attended the Klasse Peter Doig at the Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf, in 2014. His work has been included in exhibitions at: SOLA Art Gallery, Los Angeles; the School of Painting Hangzhou, China; Tom Dick or Harry, Dusseldorf; 41 Cooper Square Gallery, New York; Haphazard Gallery, Los Angeles; and 119 Essex Street, New York. His work has been featured in Surface and Studio Visit magazines. Broyard lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Supported in part by the Gene R. Cohen Charitable Foundation, the Isabel K. Pease Trust, and friends of the College through the Osher Chair Naming Program.

 

Artist Lecture: Yevgeniya Kaganovich
Thursday, April 16, 6–7pm
MECA, Osher Hall, Second floor
Limited seating

Yevgeniya Kaganovich is a Belarus born, Milwaukee, Wisconsin based artist, whose hybrid practice encompasses Jewelry and Metalsmithing, sculpture and installation. Yevgeniya has received a Masters of Fine Arts from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Metal/Jewelry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Yevgeniya has been an active art practitioner since 1992, exhibiting her work nationally and internationally. Her work has received a number of awards and has been published widely.

Funded through the generous support of the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

Creative Campus Lectures

Artist Lecture: Julia Galloway
Monday, February 3, 6–7pm
MECA, Osher Hall, Second floor
Limited seating

Julia Galloway is a potter with an active studio practice and a professor of ceramics at the University of Montana, Missoula. Julia has exhibited across the United States, Canada, and Asia and her work is included in the collections of the Renwick Gallery – Washington DC, Long Beach Art Museum – Long Beach CA, the Ceramics Research Center at the Arizona State Art Museum, American Museum of Ceramic Art – Pomona, CA, and Alfred Ceramics Art Museum in New York. She was recently awarded a United States Artist Grant and named a Distinguished Scholar at the University of Montana. Julia has served on the board of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, and served as a Director at Large for the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Julia is a dedicated educator and has taught more than two hundred and fifty workshops, demonstrations and lectures at traditional college campuses, crafts schools and arts centers across the United States and abroad. In addition, she developed and maintains five service-based educational websites, which are utilized by thousands of clay artists of all ages and levels: ‘Montana Clay’, “Field Guide for Ceramic Artisans”, ‘Library of Cups – website for critiquing’, ‘Random Acts of Clay’ and ‘Making History”.

Funded through the generous support of the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

 

Photo Credit: Dylan Brennan

Artist Lecture: Liliana Pérez
Monday, February 3, 6–7pm
MECA, Osher Hall, Second floor
Limited seating

Living takes its toll and the body tells a story. Scars, hair, tattoos and blood. Fertility and waste. Self-harm and healing. Liliana Pérez-Brennan is engaged in an ongoing process of documenting stories as told by her own body as a way of taking control of her own narrative and exploring the possibilities and limitations of corporeal expression.

Pérez-Brennan received a degree in Interior Design at CEDIM (Centro de Diseño de Monterrey) and began to specialize in furniture design. She works as an independent design consultant in México City and the United States. She studied black and white analogue photography and darkroom techniques at The Gallery of Photography in Dublin, Ireland. A love for the process of developing images led her to study Printmaking, and Drawing and Visual Investigation at NCAD (National College of Art and Design) in Dublin. Upon returning to Mexico completed a lithography residency at La Ceiba Grafica in Veracruz and later studied mezzotint with Tomiyuki Sakuta. Her photographic work has appeared in Winter Papers, Abridged and The Well.

Header Image: Hrag Vartanian of Hyperallergic, Visiting Artist Lecture 2016, Photo Credit Kyle Dubay ’18