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Author of The Painter’s Handbook to give demonstration

Mark Gottsegen, an expert on oil paints, traditional painting materials and the chemistry behind modern paints, works as Administrator of the Artists Materials Information and Education Network, is Material Research Director at the Intermuseum Conservation Association and author of The Painter’s Handbook.  He will be in Oberlin on Thursday, May 6th at 4:30.  He will give a lecture and demonstration in Classroom I.  His demonstration will include how to grind oil paint starting with raw pigment, a valuable process to understand when squeezing your paint out of a tube.

This lecture was organized by Heather Galloway, painting conservator at the Intermuseum Conservation Association in Cleveland.

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Posted by on May 4, 2010 in Visiting Speaker


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Richard Tuttle at Kent State

Richard Tuttle, world-renowned artist of inventive abstract works, lectures as part of the Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series on the main campus of Kent State on Thursday, March 18 at 7:30 pm in the KIVA Auditorium, located in the Student Center. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 330-672-2192 or visit the website of the Kent State University School of Art.

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Posted by on March 17, 2010 in Uncategorized


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Miya Masaoka comes to Oberlin

The experimental musician Miya Masaoka is coming to Oberlin as a part of the Luce Margin Release lecture series.  Masaoka is an American artist who often performs on the Japanese 17-string koto zither.  Her work blends electronic innovations (such as using additional laser beams ‘strings’ above the koto zither ) and concept-based, often improvisational performance.  A member of the Bay Area Improv Scene, Masaoka is noted for her performance “What’s the Difference Between Stripping and Playing the Violin?”  on Market Street which combined dozens of musicians, male and female exotic dancers and taped interviews with sex workers. 

During her visit to Oberlin, Miya Masaoka will give a lunchtime lecture at the Cat and the Cream coffeehouse on Thursday November 19th at noon (pizza will be served).  Then, the following Saturday (the 21st) at 4pm two Oberlin student groups, WAM! and OINC, will perform Masaoka’s work, including “For Birds, Planes and Musicians” and “Jagged Pyramid”.  The concert will be directed by Julia Christiansen and Per Bloland.  Masaoka will play with students during the performance after intensive rehearsals.  The show will be at the ‘Sco in Wilder and is free of charge.

To find out more about Miya Masaoka, click here.  Here for more information about the Margin Release series.

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Posted by on November 16, 2009 in Visiting Artist, Visiting Speaker


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Josh Neufeld in Oberlin

Oberlin alum Josh Neufeld (’89) will be in Oberlin this weekend to discuss his recently published book;  A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge . His book was reviewed in the New York Times, you can see a related post about it here.   The book grew out of his experiences while volunteering for the Red Cross after Hurricane Katrina.  He will give a talk about the book as well as his career and previous projects as an alternative cartoonist.  His talk will be followed by a discussion between Josh Neufeld and Kwame Webster, a current senior at Oberlin who is a character in the book.   Their discussion will be moderated by Caroline Jackson Smith, Associate Professor of Theater and Dance and also African American Studies.   This event will be in Hallock Auditorium (in the Environmental Studies building) at 3pm this Saturday, Nov. 7th.

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Posted by on November 4, 2009 in Obie Sighting, Visiting Speaker


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Visiting Professor of Systemic Theology Alejandro Garcia-Rivera

Alejandro Garcia-Rivera will be on campus for an exciting two days on March 5th and 6th. He is Professor of Systematic Theology at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley and a brilliant scholar who writes extensively on the relationship of art and spirituality. He will be giving a lecture on the evening of March 5th and a round-table discussion on Art and Spirituality at noon on March 6th. Please join us for these thought-provoking events:

His lecture, entitled: “The Sense of Beauty and the Talk of God: Theology and the Arts,” will be presented on March 5th at 7:30 p.m. in Hallock Auditorium, followed by a reception in the Atrium of the Environmental Studies Building. Please join us for what will assuredly be an engaging and inpirational lecture on the historic relationship of these two subjects.

Round-table discussion on Spirituality and Art, lead by Professor Alejandro Garcia-Rivera at 12:00p.m. in Classroom 1, in the Clarence Ward Wing of the Department of Art. Discussants will include: Lynn Powell, Mary Hammond, Caroline Jackson-Smith, Steve Plank, Erik Inglis, and visiting artist Inigo Manglano-Ovalles and more!

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Posted by on March 3, 2008 in Uncategorized



Visiting Artist: Carroll Dunham

Carroll Dunham, a painter whose work revolves around human sexuality, will be speaking about his work on Tuesday February 26 at 5:00 pm in Classroom I of the Art Building. His work can be quite explicit in its imagery. Stylistically his non-realistic images extrapolate the direct essence of intimate human interactions that have come to focus very explicitly on genitalia. The work is very direct and expressionist in its manner of execution and the drawing style reflected seems to be intentionally cartoon-like. His work appears to relate more to the world of underground comic books than to the work of the Abstract Expressionist Willem DeKooning. There is a childlike freshness to the work that contradicts the mature content His paintings tend to be very large and they are both visually and conceptually challenging.

This lecture is sponsored by the Ellen Johnson Fund and accompanies a show of Dunham’s prints that runs in the Allen Memorial Art Museum from February 5 to March 23.

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Posted by on February 21, 2008 in Uncategorized


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Michael Trigilio of Neighborhood Public Radio visits Oberlin


As part of the Margin Release new media lecture series at Oberlin this spring, Michael Trigilio of Neighborhood Public Radio will be speaking at the Cat in the Cream on Monday, February 25 at 12 noon. NPR is an activist/artist group based out of Oakland and San Fransisco that presents shows created by and intended for the people in the place it happens to be broadcasting from. Check out their website:

In conjunction with the talk, the studio art class “Margin Release” and TIMARA class “Digital Art and Public Performance” will be presenting FMemory Sunday, February 24 at 2 PM in the art building. Anyone is welcome to come or just tune in. Bring your portable radio player (boombox, walkman, etc), if you have one.

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Posted by on February 18, 2008 in Uncategorized