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Artist Talk: Ben Brockman

Brockman Flyer 

Ben Brockman, Minneapolis based Artist and OSU Graduate, is the 2017 Juror for our Annual Student Show and graduating Studio BA/BFA Assessor.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
6:30-7:30 PM
Bartlett Center, Rm 304


The Moon-Landing Was Fake


The Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History is pleased to have Professor Andrea Herstowski, chair of Department of Design at University of Kansas, to speak about The Moon-Landing Was Fake And Some Other Graphic Stories.

Thurday, April 13, 2017
5-6 PM
Gardiner Gallery of Art

Thursday, April 13, 2017
6-7:30 PM
Bartlett Center, Rm 109


Project Naptural: Using Design Research to Celebrate the Beauty of Black Natural Hair

Terresa Hardaway email print

Project Naptural is a lecture and discussion by Terresa Hardaway that is free and open to all. Professor Hardaway is a design researcher who uses design thinking to solve real world problems and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Lecture with Follow-Up Questions
Wednesday, Febuary 8th, 2017
6:00 pm
Bartlett Center Rm 109

Lunch and Informal Discussion
Thursday, Febuary 9th, 2017
12:30-1:30 pm
Bartlett Center Rm 104


Bonnie Stahlecker: 20 years of Text, Image and Object


Above: Detail image of Stahlecker's Paths to the Underground Gods

Indiana-based artist Bonnie Stahlecker will present a lecture on her work from the past twenty years, showcasing her artist books and sculptures. She combines paper, leather and wood with intaglio, letterpress and painting to create objects ranging in size from three inches to nine feet. Her work was exhibited recently in the Gardiner Art Gallery in 2011.

Free and open to the public. 

Artist Talk 
Friday, October 10th 
Bartlett Center Room 109


Bob Snead: Collaborative Exhibition, Workshop, Reception, & Talk


Family Dollar General Tree: Quality Control is on display in the Student Union Gallery from Friday, October 31 through Friday, November 21, 2014. New Orleans based artist Bob Snead will come to Stillwater this October 27-31 to develop a collaborative project with students and Stillwater community members as part of his ongoing Family Dollar General Tree series. In this body of work, Snead utilizes the cardboard waste from corporate dollar stores to recreate different moments in consumer culture. From work on an assembly line to a life-sized store, these projects create intriguing mirror reflections of the waste within capitalistic systems.

For his visit to Oklahoma State University, Snead will host several workshops where community members and students will work collaboratively to recreate aspects of an assembly line, culminating in a store installation in the OSU Student Union building. Utilizing found materials from local dollar stores, workshop attendees will help to develop aspects of both factory and retail work environments. Workshops will take place at the Stillwater Multi-Arts Center, welcoming anyone to participate in the production and “join the line” in the manufacturing process of cardboard products. At the end of this week of production workshops, attendees will help to install the work and “stock the shelves” in the OSU Student Union building and Snead will present a formal lecture on his extensive studio practice.

To visit Bob Snead’s website, click here. 

Artist Reception 
Thursday, October 30 
Gardiner Gallery

Artist Talk 
Thursday, October 30 
Bartlett Center Room 109

Monday, October 27, 12:30-5pm 
Tuesday, October 28, 10am- 2pm 
Wednesday, October 29, 12:30-5pm 
Stillwater Multi-Arts Center

Gallery Reception 
Friday, October 31