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." 

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,


Brian Fleetwood, Doel Reed Center Smelser Vallion Visiting Artist, will be giving an Artist Talk at the OSU Museum of Art. Located at 720 S. Husband. The talk will be Thursday, November 14, 2019 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

On Friday, November 15 Brian will conduct a Free Visiting Artist Workshop from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Prairie Art Center, 1001 S. Duck St.

Gabrielle Tesfaye was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. An interdisciplinary artist, her creative practice includes painting, animation, film, puppetry, and interactive installations.Thematically, Tesfaye’s work references narratives focused on the African diaspora, Afro-futurism, global puppetry traditions, and cultural storytelling. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, and continued her studies at the Mahidol University International College in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2018, she earned a BFA from the Peck School of the Arts at University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Tesfaye’s work has exhibited at The Crypt Gallery (London), GalleryX (Dublin), Thapae East—Venue for Creative Arts (Thailand), Stony Island Arts Bank (Chicago), and Aaron Davis Hall at the City College of New York.

This artist visit is in conjuction with the Little Nemo's Progress Exhibition, and has been made possible through the Fae Rawdon Norris Endowment for the Humanities.

Gabrielle will be visiting the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art and the Department of Art, Graphic Design, & Art History on November 12th and 13th.
She will be giving a lecture and doing workshops with several art classes. 

The lecture will be at 5pm Wednesday Nov 13th in BC 109.

Visit Gabrielle's website here.

Clay Turner will be conducting a lunch and learn session and a portfolio review on Sept 27 at 12pm in BC 304. All students and faculty are invited to attend.

Clay received his BFA in Art in 1980 from OSU and is now the Executive Vice President/Creative Director of the Colorado Springs office of Ackerman McQueen, an advertising and communications agency with offices in Oklahoma City, Dallas and Washington, D.C.

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

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