Visiting Artists & Designers
Students have the opportunity to enhance their education by taking part in the Department of Visual Arts Visiting Artist Program. Throughout the year, many prominent and emerging artists visit the department to present their work and lead discussions with students. All presentations are free and open to the public. Past artists include James Duesing, Laure Drogoul, Billie Grace Lynn and Jeanne Dunning.
Visiting Artist lectures and other important arts events at UMBC are announced at the UMBC Arts & Cultural Events Calendar
Spring 2013 Visiting Artists & Designers Lecture Series
Multi-Media Artist, Composer and Scholar
Tuesday, April 2, 12 Noon - 1pm
AOK Library 7th Floor
Randall Packer is an artist, composer and author of
MultiMedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality edited with colleague Ken Jordan. Since the 1980s, Packer has worked at the intersection of interactive media and live performance. He has received international success for his social and politically infused works, and has performed and exhibited at museums, theaters and festivals worldwide. Post-911 he created the US Department of Art and Technology as a faux virtual government agency and premiered a more recent work
A Season in Hell for ZERO1/San Jose Biennial and
The Post Reality Show: Talk Media! as part of the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington DC. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the California Institue of Arts, where he is developing
The Open Source Studio. Randall will share his scholarship and artistic acheivements.
For more information see: http://www.randallpacker.com
Robert R. Hieronimus, Ph.D
Muralist/painter, Media Research Analyst
With an introduction by Rebecca Hoffberger, AVAM
American Visionary Art Museum
Weds April 10, noon -1pm
ITE Lecture Hall 8
Dr. Bob has been a pioneer in the
New Paradigm movement since his artcar was documented at Woodstock in 1969 and distributed worldwide. His occult and symbolic artcars, murals and paintings are inspired by his friend Ziggy Marley and include a 2,700 square foot prophetic
Apocalypse at the Johns Hopkins University. Rebecca Hoffberger, Founding Director of the American Visionary Art Museum, remembers Hieronimus as
a brilliant young muralist impassioned by the vision of the Founding Fathers. He will discuss several projects including a series of paintings entitled
Red States, Inc. that have been animated by Amy Ford into a billboard style collage. His 25 year retrospective was recently exhibited at the Windup Space in Baltimore City.
For more information see: Hieronimus & Co., Inc.
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