Bob Emser, a sculptor and aviation enthusiast, is the Goshen College Art Department’s 2015 Eric Yake Kenagy Visiting Artist and will deliver a public lecture on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall, with a reception immediately following in the Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery. The presentation and reception are free and open to the public.
Throughout his childhood, Granados traveled with his family as migrant farm workers throughout the southern United States. As he cultivated the earth, he observed the interdependence and importance of nature. Granados is connected to his background of working with land through his use of clay as his artistic medium, and aims to create work that is organic. Through his ceramics, he tries to express his past and share the message of human sustainability.
Liu’s unusual biography infuses her work with a unique richness; her paintings are steeped in Chinese culture, contemporary and ancient. While she has a foot in both cultures – Chinese and American – her art is born of a traditional Chinese art education. She fuses images from seventh century Tang tomb mural paintings of princes and princesses with Western.
Carter’s creative work began in intaglio printmaking and advanced to mixed media painting and fiber construction in 1984 after she went to Nigeria to study Hausa men’s traditional weaving and embroidery. “The energy and exaggeration of life there made it imperative to me, and subsequently to my work, to respond with like energy. Nigeria was the catalyst for the shift in my art’s direction,” Carter said in the book “Mixed Blessings.” She is currently working in multimedia installation – performance, mixed media and digital imaging and video. Carter is also interested in collaboration across cultures and disciplines in the arts.