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.
Born and raised in Kansas, Scott Dooley discovered a love for clay as a senior in college, and has been a potter ever since.
Born in Japan, artist Michiko Itatani lives and works in Chicago as a professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Jewelry has been Cooperman’s primary art focus, though he also makes small sculptures, architectural details, hollowware and tableware. From commissioned rings to one-of-a-kind brooches and neckpieces, all of his work is forged, fabricated and cast in his Seattle studio.
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.
Evans has worked with aerial and ground photography to capture the prairies and plains of North America. More recently, she has explored the steel industry and working steel mills, as well as using photographs of the Greenland ice sheet to examine the scale of climate change.
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.
himomura is an artist whose work addresses socio-political issues of Asian-Americans specifically inspired by personal experience as a child held with his family in a “camp” during World War II and 56 years of diaries kept by his late immigrant grandmother.
Barrett, an art critic in education for the Ohio Arts Council, is the recipient of the Ohio State University Distinguished Teaching Award and is an Honored Educator of the Midwest Society for Photographic Education.