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Visiting Artist Talk

Vesna Pavlović, "Fabrics of Socialism," March 3, 6 pm
Corn Center for the Visual Arts, Room 150

Vesna Pavlović is our 2015 Visiting Artist and Scholar in Residence. Vesna obtained her MFA degree in Visual arts from Columbia University. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Vanderbilt University where she teaches photography and digital media. She has exhibited widely, including solo shows at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Museum of History of Yugoslavia in Belgrade, and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Her work is included in major private and public art collections, Phillips Collection and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in Washington DC, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia, among others.

Vesna will talk about her recent project. "Fabrics of Socialism" is a photographic project based on an archive of images of two photography and film archives: Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade, and Filmske Novosti, Serbia. The first archive is the visual record of Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito's career and his travels around former Yugoslavia and the world. It represents a psychological portrait of an era, burdened with photographic representation of socialist propaganda. Second archive, Filmske Novosti, was founded in 1944, following the liberation of Belgrade. The basic activity of Filmske novosti was recording, storing, production and distribution of film and video material pertaining to social, economic, sports and cultural life in Serbia. This project examines the role of spectacle in state ideology through the lens of photographic representation. Personal and individual experience is juxtaposed with the collective representations of the national unity.

February 18. Lecture, Rick Lowe: Public Art, 6:00 pm, W.C. Bradley Co.

Rick Lowe was raised in Russell County, Alabama and attended CSU when it was Columbus College. He also studied visual arts at Texas Southern University in Houston. Rick Lowe is the 2014 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" award. He is currently the Breeden Scholar at Auburn University. Lowe was recently the artist-in-residence at the Nasher Sculpture Center and a Mel King Community Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his work has been exhibited at such national and international venues as Houston's Contemporary Arts Museum and Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, and the Venice Architecture Biennale. His other community building projects have included the Arts Plan for the Seattle Public Library, the Borough Project for the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, and the Delray Beach Cultural Loop in Florida, among others.

Fabric Painting with Rene Shoemaker
February 13, 9:00 – 12 pm, Seaboard Depot Studios

René is a fiber artist who, after spending 17 years as the librarian, gallery director, and curator at the College of Environment & Design at the University of Georgia, discovered that her métier in art is describing a sense of place and conveying a sense of movement through that space. René is working on a project for the Columbus Museum. She will be creating an installation, A Sense of Place, silk paintings that depicts sites of Columbus.

Join fiber artist René Shoemaker in a half-day workshop to learn the fine art of silk painting! Bring inspiration - a photo, sketch, or an item you love. You will learn a method of painting on silk that creates separated areas of color and variety of effects. Each participant will create a painting on a 22" hemmed square silk that can be worn as a scarf or used as a wall hanging. All supplies are provided - all you need to bring is the inspiration!

Lecture: January 24, 7 pm, Laura Amrhein, Procession, Performance, and Ritual at Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, RiverSide Theater

Discussion Panel: Telarian: Bryan Christiansen, Eunkang Koh, Amy Stein, and Rachel Simmons, Curated Exhibition by Marjorie Vecchio, Phd

Lecture: February 5, Number 8 Collective, Anna Terry and Don Hunter, Corn Center, Crit Space, 7:15 pm

Lecture: February 6, Anna Terry, New Zealand Aotearoa - Maori Culture - Artifacts and Contemporary Art Practices, Sara Spencer Event Hall, Main Campus, 6:30 pm

Lecture: February 11, Yeon Jin Kim, 2014 VASRP Resident Artist, Carpenters Hall, 7:15 pm

Lecture: February 25, Hugo Fortes and Sissi Fonseca, Carpenters Hall, 7:15 pm

Lecture: Daniel Bare and Valerie Zimany , April 16, Corn Center Crit Space, 12:15-1:15 PM, a demo for Ceramics I (4:30 PM) and a crit with advanced students.

Lecture: Cannon Ball Press, Martin Mazorra and Mike Houston, April 19, 12 – 1 pm, crit space 1, Corn Center




January 17, Professor Rylan Steele, “Ave Maria: Photographs of One Man's Vision” 4:15 – 6 pm, Crit Space 2, Corn Center w/reception

January 22, Yuichiro Komatsu, Constructed Space, Corn Center, Crit Space, 7:15 pm

February 7, Barbara Johnston, Lecture "Louise of Savoy and the Vie de la Magdalene: The Illuminated Manuscript as Passion Play" - Carpenters Hall, 6:00pm

February 20, Dialogue with Paloma Martinez Cruz , 7 pm, Crit Space 2,

  • Dr. Paloma Martinez-Cruz is the Amos Scholar in Latin American Studies for spring semester 2013. Martinez-Cruz holds a PhD from Columbia University and is interested in the connection between Mesoamerican literature and feminism. She has published two books and has contributed scholarly articles in several academic journals. She has also performed monologues and prose and poetry expressing her ideas. In addition to readings of poetry and prose, Martinez-Cruz has also given a dozen performance art pieces in Chicago, Mexico City, Berkeley, and elsewhere.

April 2, Professor Orion Wertz, Embedded Images, 7 pm, Crit Space 2

  • Professor Wertz will be discussing the recent development in our understanding of the human brain offer new ways of discussing the relevance of imagery.

April 9, Nick Norwood, I Will Sing You One-O: Poet as Singer , Singer as Poet, Corn Center, Crit Space, 7:15 pm

Film Series 

February 20, Art 21, 100 Artists , Corn Center, Crit Space, 4:15 pm

March 27, Sarah Jane Pell, Walking with Water , Corn Center, Crit Space, 4:15 pm

April 17, All the Memory in the World by Michael Olenick, Corn Center, Crit Space, 4:15 pm, Conversations with the director after the screening.


Print Dialogue Day
April 20, 2013
Columbus, GA

PRINTING:GREEN events held in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts, CSU, RiverPark Campus ( 921 Front Ave, Columbus, GA 31901)

Columbus State University is hosting PRINTING:GREEN, an American Print Alliance Print Dialogue Day that reflects current thought, practice, and research in “greening” our print studio and practices. Join us on Saturday, April 20, 2013 for print demonstrations, panel discussion, presentations, and the closing reception of the American Print Alliance and the Cannonball Press Exhibition. The event is free and students are encourage to participate as well as submit work to the student PUSH PIN SHOW. Artists and presenters include Melissa Harshman, Eileen Wallace, and Jon Swindler of the University of Georgia, Athens; Valerie Dibble of Kennesaw State University; Eric Benson and Steve Kostel of Fresh Press and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Andrew Kozlowski of Auburn University; Michael Marling de Cuellar of North Georgia College and State University; Judy Major-Giraardin and Briana Palmer of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; and Martin Mazorra and Mike Houston of Cannonball Press. For more information, contact Elizabeth McFalls at : or

Student PUSH PIN Print Exhibit ,
March 19 - April 20, Bay Gallery

Students from any USG institution or PDD participating institution may submit one hand-pulled print, in any media, for inclusion in the PUSH PIN exhibition. Due Date: 3/1/13.
Mail entry to Elizabeth Roberts McFalls, Columbus State University, Dept. of Art, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907

PRINTING:GREEN events held in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts, CSU, RiverPark Campus ( 921 Front Ave, Columbus, GA 31901)

For Hotel Reservations: Columbus Marriott, $129 per night:



Susan Ellen Lecture - March 22nd, 2011