CCAD’s Spring Visiting Artists Series Announced

January 23rd, 2013 by Katlin McNally
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Trenton Doyle Hancock, photo courtesy Bill Surface

CCAD’s Visiting Artists & Scholars Series will bring in speakers ranging from poets and music critics to sculptors and painters for its spring season.

“Our Visiting Artist & Scholars series has continued to grow,” said Kevin Conlon, CCAD’s vice president for academic affairs. “Having well-known speakers come to our campus and speak on their career and/or in conjunction with exhibitions allows us to engage the community with our programming and events and also with the Columbus arts scene.”

The first artist talk will come from John B. Carls, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. Carls is an award-winning film producer whose credits include the Oscar winning Rango, which won for best animated feature film and Where the Wild Things Are, which was nominated for a Golden Globe. Carls was the executive producer on The Little Bear Movie and Open Season, which he also co-wrote.

Following Carls’ talk will be Trenton Doyle Hancock, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Hancock will be showing his work in CCAD’s project space, Room. Hancock is internationally known for his narrative of the battle between good and evil—executed across a wide variety of media that includes painting, collage, sculpture, print, and the performing arts.

Shortly following Hancock, CCAD will host poet Sharon Olds, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Olds is the author of eight volumes of poetry. Her most recent collection, Stag’s Leap, was published this fall and earned her the T.S. Eliot Prize. She is the first American woman to be awarded, and her work is described by judges as “a tremendous book of grace and gallantry, which crowns the career of a world-class poet.”

Greil Marcus, photo courtesy Thierry Arditti

Following Olds, on March 14 at 6:30 p.m., is sculptor Nari Ward. Ward creates dramatic sculptural installations from material found in his urban neighborhood in New York. His work is included in the exhibition WALL, which will be in the Canzani Center Gallery, Feb. 21–April 4.

Painter Fred Tomaselli will speak on April 4 at 6:30 p.m. Tomaselli first became known for highly decorative, intensively worked paintings that evoked escapism through both their imagery and their materials.

Tomaselli’s exhibition New York Times can be seen in Room, March 18–April 8, and his artist talk will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to view his work.

Sharon Olds, photo courtesy Brett Hall Jones

Greil Marcus will join CCAD April 11. Marcus has been America’s foremost expert on pop music for more than three decades. He is an iconic columnist and the author of classic books such as Mystery Train and Lipstick Traces.

The season will wrap up May 2 and 3 with an exciting duo, the internationally renowned retail design and branding expert Marc Gobé and his daughter, Gwenaelle Gobé. Their visit is part of the CCAD MindMarket’s ThoughtLab and presented with support from the Easton Foundation. More information coming soon.

Presentations are held in the Canzani Center Auditorium and most are free unless otherwise noted.

CCAD’s Visiting Artist & Scholars Series is sponsored by the Skestos Endowment Fund for Visiting Artists & Lectures, Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Check out CCAD’s Visiting Artists & Scholars web calendar for full event details.

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One Response to “CCAD’s Spring Visiting Artists Series Announced”

  1. kate Rhoades says:

    We just had Greil Marcus here at Mills. He was pretty cool.