School of Art Brings Multiple Artists and Distinguished Scholars to U of A in February

School of Art Brings Multiple Artists and Distinguished Scholars to U of A in February
Osamu James Nakagawa

The School of Art at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences will showcase multiple visiting artists and distinguished scholars on campus every Thursday this February as part of the 2018 School of Art Lecture Series.

All events are free and open to the public, and will be at 5:30 p.m. in Hillside Auditorium, room 206.

The month-long series of events include:

  • Thursday, Feb. 1 – Artist, writer and curator Mike Calaway-Fagen
    Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Calaway-Fagen is the curator of exhibitions at Stove Works, a soon-to-be 75,000-square-foot art center. Calaway-Fagen received a B.F.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and an M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego.

  • Thursday, Feb. 8 – Artist Yoonmi Nam
    Nam received a B.F.A. in printmaking from Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to the U.S. to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received an M.F.A. in painting and printmaking.

  • Thursday, Feb 15 – Scholar and professor Bernard Young
    Young will present a review of several generations of African American Artists in a single group study, demonstrating issues of how prioritizing multiculturalism in art and design curriculum can be established in art education. He is a professor of art education in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.

  • Thursday, Feb. 22 – Artist and professor Osamu James Nakagawa
    Nakagawa was named 2015 Sagamihara Photographer of the Year and 2010 Higashikawa New Photographer of the Year. He is a distinguished professor at Indiana University, where he directs the Center for Integrative Photographic Studies.

The robust School of Art Lecture Series is a 30-year-old tradition made possible by the Joy Pratt Markham Visiting Artist Fund. The fund supports the School of Art by bringing renowned artists, designers and scholars to the University of Arkansas to speak to both students and the community.

Guest speakers inspire critical thinking, provide introductions to experts and spark a range of discussion in both group and one on one settings. The series brings in top professionals within all art mediums, providing inclusive art education.

Find out more about the series by visiting the Fine Arts Center Gallery online.



Kayla Crenshaw, director of communications
School of Art


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