Visiting Artist Program 2013 - 2014 | School of Art and Design | SIU

Southern Illinois University

Visiting Artist Program 2013 - 2014 | School of Art and Design | SIU



College of Liberal Arts

Visiting Artist Program 2013 - 2014

Presented by Southern Illinois University Carbondale - School of Art & Design. All Events Listed Are Funded By the Fine Arts Activity Fee. All Events Are Free and Open to the Public.


Thursday, February 20, 2014


Guyon Auditorium

(Morris Library)

Peter London (Art Education)

Peter London is an award-winning educator who has written five books on art and education. London is a Professor Emeritus from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and continues to lecture and give workshops across North America. His most recent book is entitled, Drawing Closer to Nature: Making Art in Dialogue with the Natural World.

London’s work brings art, the environment and the community together. He is known for his workshops and is a seasoned keynote speaker. He will appeal to students interested in art education, community-based art and environmental art.

Monday, February 24, 2014


University Museum Auditorium


Yingxue Zuo (Painting and Drawing)

Yingxue Zuo received his BA in painting and drawing from China Northeast Normal University and MFA in painting from SIUC. He is currently serving as an Art Department Chairperson and Professor at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. As an active international exhibitor, Professor Zuo has shown in more than 60 exhibitions both in the USA and China and has had a solo exhibition at the Kouros Art Gallery in New York City.

Professor Zou not only exhibits masterly painting and drawing techniques in landscape and the human figure, but also with a wide range of media. His style and output may appeal to both studio art majors and other art majors, especially those with an interest in direct observational painting, drawing, narrative-based work, and illustration.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

7 pm

University Museum Auditorium

Workshop:  Friday and Saturday, March 21-22, 9-4, Pulliam Industrial Wing, Metals Studio Room 104

Tom Muir (Metalsmithing)

Tom Muir is a Distinguished Research Professor at Bowling Green State University, where he is head of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing area in the School of Art. He received his MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington and his BFA degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. His work has been published and exhibited extensively in art, craft and design exhibitions. Collections include the Art Institute of Chicago, Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, and the White House Collection of American Crafts, National Museum of Art.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Demonstrations: 9 am

Pulliam Hall Industrial Wing, Room 102

Lecture:  6 pm

University Museum Auditorium

Kristen Keiffer and Kathy King (Ceramics)

Kristen Keiffer
American studio potter Kristen Keiffer makes wheel-thrown, altered and soda-fired sculptural vessels inspired by Elizabethan culture to couture clothing, 18th century American silver, and Islamic patterning and metal-working. She uses slip-trailing, stamping and sprigging to give surface textures to her Flower Vessels, Service Pieces, Lidded Forms, and Cups and Bowls. While functional, the surfaces and forms of her pottery connote intimacy, sensuousness and an air of bygone sophistication.

Kristen received her MFA in Ceramics from Ohio University in 2001 and BFA in Ceramics from Alfred University. She is a frequent ceramics instructor at the Worcester Center for Crafts and a workshop instructor at craft centers and universities around the country.

Kathy King
Kathy King is an active studio artist in the Boston area and runs KathyKingArt Studio. She holds the position of Assistant to the Acting Director and Instructor at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard.

King’s vessels, tiled furniture and printmaking present narratives from a feminist point of view. Her imagery, reminiscent of an underground comic book style, uses satirical humor, irony and sarcasm to map her journey from pubescence to menopause.

Her ultimate objective is to translate her own experience, specifically as a contemporary woman, in relation to social culture dealing with such issues as sexual orientation, reproduction and issues of the body and gender.

Her work has been featured in Controversial Ceramics by Judith Schwartz and Sex Pots by Paul Mathieu and can be found in numerous periodicals including Ceramics: Art and Perception, Clay Times and Ceramics Monthly.

Exhibition:  March 31-April 4
Vergette Gallery

Lecture: Tuesday, April 1, 2014


University Museum Auditorium

Mark Cowardin (Sculpture)

Mark Cowardin is the head of the sculpture department at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. He received his MFA from the University of Arizona, Tuscon in 2001 and BFA from the University of Kansas.

Cowardin is a nationally renowned contemporary artist who has been working with issues relating to our environment and the current state of the Earth. His sculptural work, which conceptually explores the intersection of the human and natural world, has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and is included in numerous public and private collections including the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Mississippi State University, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

Deisgn Days

Friday, April 11, 2014


Guyon Auditorium

(Morris Library)

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Design Barracks


The School of Art & Design gratefully acknowledges this funding.

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