As part of the Norris series on Migrations, Dr. Kency Cornejo (UNM) will be on campus at the end of this month. She is speaking in BC109, on Thurs, Jan 30, at 5pm. Her talk is titled "Sonic Healing: Art and Migration in Central America." 

Leigh Merrill, Artist’s Talk

109 Bartlett Center, OSU

Thursday April 16, 2020

5:00 – 6:00pm

2019-2020 Studio Art BA/BFA Assessor/Juror


Leigh Merrill is an American Artist born in 1978. Working primarily with photography, Merrill creates digitally collaged photographic and video works that explore our contemporary landscapes and the impact of desire, simulation,  and perception on the built environment. Leigh Merrill received her BFA from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM and her MFA from Mills College in Oakland, CA.

Sherrill Roland, April 15, 2020, 7pm, Student Union Theater

Artist Sherrill Roland spent nearly one year in a D.C. prison for a crime he did not commit before being exonerated of all charges in 2015. He returned to art school and developed The Jumpsuit Project in response to his experience. His performances challenge those who encounter the orange jumpsuit by encouraging them to address their own prejudices towards those incarcerated. During the day on April 15, Roland will engage in a one-hour public performance of The Jumpsuit Project ( This will involve walking through campus in the orange jumpsuit with a group of students and volunteer participants. During the walk he will facilitate a dialogue about perceptions of identity and socio-cultural biases. That evening, Roland will formally present his work in a public lecture at the Student Union. Roland’s visit is the culmination of a series of events examining the history and current state of incarceration in the US, including a Critical Conversations series discussion and a panel discussion with OSU faculty and representatives from the Tulsa-based organization Poetic Justice — more details about those events forthcoming.

For more information: Carmen Neely,

Jolene Nenibah Yazzie, January 29, 2020, 7:15pm, BC 109

Jolene Nenibah Yazzie, photographer, will visit campus to speak about her current photography project, “Dilbaa Nahleeh," on other women-identifying queer people in the Navajo community, both in and outside the Navajo Nation. Yazzie received her BA from the Institute for American Indian Arts, in Design and Visual Communication. Her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Harwood Museum of Art, and elsewhere. Currently a photographer and photojournalist for High Country News, Yazzie’s work addresses contemporary life in the Navajo Nation. Sponsored by American Studies at OSU, Yazzie’s talk is part of a series addressing Native American history and culture. More information on that series will be available at

For more information: Louise Siddons,