Dr. Erica Moiah James of the University of Miami will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Art History Symposium April 6, 2019.

Decolonizing Time: Caribbean Art & the Critique of Anachronism

Saturday, April 6, 2019
4:00pm in 109 Bartlett Center

Professor James holds a PhD from Duke University. Before arriving in Miami she taught at Yale University and was the founding Director and Chief Curator of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB). 

The keynote lecture by Professor James will follow presentations by our graduating art history majors, Tanna Newberg, Ariel Reimbold, and Katlyn Young, which will begin at 2:00 pm.


Jan R Carson will be the 2018-2019 Studio Art BA/BFA Assessor/Juror.

Jan earned her M.F.A. in fibers at Colorado State University. Since 2005, she has been designing and fabricating commissioned, site-specific artworks for corporations and public spaces. Her aerial sculptures and textile artworks are in the collections of notable clients including Kaiser Permanente, Centura Health, Park Nicollet, and Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital.

As the artist-owner of Moon-Lily Mobiles, Inc. since 1999, Jan built a reputation for her production line of silk leaf mobiles both nationally and globally. In 2013, her site-specific installations, Flowering Almond Tree Mobiles and Tree Mobiles in Four Seasons, were both finalists in the Collaboration of Design + Art
(CoDA) Award worldwide competition. Her textile art earned Creative Innovation and Best of Show awards in Fort Collins and Denver, Colorado juried exhibitions. In 2018, she won the Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge for her innovative pairing of textile art and LED light.

Born in Oklahoma, Jan now lives in Loveland, Colorado. Her education includes a BA in Art and Bachelor of University Studies from Oklahoma State University, and a student printmaking internship with Universal Limited Art Editions in New York.

Artist’s Talk
Thursday April 11, 2019
6:00 – 7:00pm
109 Bartlett Center, OSU

Professor Michael R Gibson, MFA will be the Graphic assessor for 2018-2019. Professor Gibson is the Interaction Design MA Program Coordinator and Professor of Graphic Design at the University of North Texas.

Professor Gibson earned a BFA in Graphic Design at the Kansas City Art Institute and holds an MFA in Graphic Design with a specialization in Design Research from the University of Michigan. He has also lectured widely and has operated a private visual and interaction design consultancy for 30 years. As a design researcher, he has confronted issues involving children’s health and education, the broad facilitation of design education, urban revitalization, and the development of interactive, visual communication systems.