Each University in the Nashville area is working hard to bring in one or more visiting artists to their university to work with their students, give public lectures, and be involved in live printing events!
Michael Krueger will be the visiting artist at Vanderbilt University this year! Krueger is an artist, a father, and a husband, a Love Librarian (Lawrence Kansas Chapter), and an Honorary Resident Dropper. Grounded firmly in drawing, Michael works in a variety of media including, painting, drawing, printmaking, animation, and ceramics. His ideas dictate the media and he floats freely between them. Michael's artwork reflects a deep interest in American history, contemporary American culture, art history, the human experience, and personal memoir. The psychic potential of drawing and the permeating ways in which the quality of a line or a smudge can affect and reflect the human psyche are at the forefront of his creative practice. His work explores a collective need to get higher, get lost, and be transformed.
His artwork has been included in over 300 exhibitions, and recent solo exhibitions include prestigious venues such as: Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA, Sunday L.E.S., New York, NY, Blackburn 20/20, New York, NY and the Dolphin Gallery, KCMO. Important group exhibitions include, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, KRETS Gallery, Malmo, Sweden, The Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO, Ambacher Contemporary, Munich, Germany, Glasgow Print Studio, Scotland, UK, Adam Baumgold, New York, NY, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA and the Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA.
1. Drifter's Escape, lithograph, 36" x 46", 2012
2. Changing of the Guards, lithograph, 36" x 46", 2012
3. Most Likely You Go Your Way (I'll Go Mine), lithograph, 36" x 46", 2012
4. New Pony, lithograph, 36" x 46", 2012
Middle Tennessee State University is doing it up big (as always!) and bringing in 3 visiting artists this year, including the amazing multimedia artist Heather Freeman!
Heather Freeman is an Associate Professor of Digital Media at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She is a graphic designer, printmaker, illustrator, drawer, and animator. Her work investigates science, human history, and popular culture. She conducts these investigations through the lens of motherhood, examining all the self-doubt, flailing, and absurdity contrasted with a sense of deep assurance. To read more visit: http://epicant.com/home.html
During Heather Freeman's visit to MTSU, Students will learn to use Google Sketchup Make and Blender to create simple 3D models and unwrap them into a flat plane. Students will then transfer this unwrapped image onto fabric for screen printing, sew, and then stuff the forms into soft pillow-like versions of their 3D models. Creating large paper sculptures is also an option!
Orange Barrel Industries: Blake Sanders and Hannah March Sanders
Blake and Hannah helped to start the print revival last year when they lived in nearby Murray, Kentucky. They've since relocated to Ohio, but they still wanted to be involved!
Hannah codes and hosts this site as a way to continue to help out with the project, and both Hannah & Blake will be visiting artists at Middle Tennessee State University during the Revival, as well.
They will focus their visit on talking about working collaboratively in the studio and demonstrating the combination of various print processes with fiber arts to create print installations.
Blake is an instructor in Printmaking at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Hannah is a letterpress printer and technician at Les Cheneaux Design Type, and she teaches printmaking and other art workshops at art-a-site! gallery and studio in downtown Bowling Green.
IMAGES: Tributary Tug-o-War, Mixed Media Full Gallery Installation, 2012
More Coming Soon!
We're currently working on finalizing details on more artists for this year... you can also check out last year's visiting artists here: Visiting Artists February 2013