Visiting Artists and Scholars


  • Feb 12, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Woodworking, Teaching, and Making a Seat at the Table by Laura Mays

Laura Mays is a woodworker, designer and educator. She is the Director of the Fine Woodworking Program at The Krenov School, Mendocino College in Fort Bragg, CA (formerly the College of the Redwoods). Her work is represented in the National Museum of Ireland, and in private and public collections in the US and Ireland. She has written for Fine Woodworking and Furniture and Cabinetmaking magazines. She is profiled in Good Clean Fun, the recent book by Nick Offerman about woodworking, with a chapter about her work and her role as a teacher. She is the founding president of The Krenov Foundation, a nonprofit organization which supports the craft of woodworking.

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  • Feb 18, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Rows, Collections and Private Spaces: New Work by Chris Gregson

Chris Gregson lives and works between Fredericksburg and Heathsville, VA. His work is informed by art history, personal and collected memories, sensory experience, and studio practice.

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  • Feb 22, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Imprints of the Human Imprint by sTo Len

sTo works across a variety of media. The cross-disciplinary nature of Len’s work includes transforming public spaces such as a river into an art studio, recycling waste into art materials, and hosting water ritual performances at superfund sites. sTo Len is based in Queens, NY with familial roots in Vietnam and Virginia, and his work incorporates these bonds by connecting issues of their history, environment, traditions and politics.

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Meeting ID: 890 4136 9389
Passcode: 832027


  • Feb 25, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The Artistic Journey: Strategy, Fear and Navigation with visiting Artist Ransome

Ransome graduated from Pratt Institute and was a tenured professor in the School of Visual Performing Arts at Syracuse University before retiring to pursue his dreams of being a studio artist. He works predominantly in paint and collage and received his MFA in Studio Arts from Lesley University.

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Passcode: 292054


  • March 2, 2021 09:25AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Alumna Nicole Stribling Museums Lecture

Nicole Nolker Stribling is a 2004 graduate of UMW Art History. She is currently the Exhibition Project Manager at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Previously she was the Curator of Permanent Collections at the National Sporting Library & Museum (2012-18) and Curatorial Assistant in the Department of American and British Paintings at the National Gallery of Art (2005-12). Immediately after graduation Nicole was the Collection manager here at UMWG for a year. She holds a master’s in museum studies from Johns Hopkins University.

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 812 0401 1681
Passcode: 872877


  • (NEW DATE) March 5, 2021 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Origin, Celebrating UMW Studio Art Alumna by Tenee’ Hart

Tenee’ Hart (11′) is an ‘unconventional’ fiber artist who investigates feminist themes through her large-scale sculptures, rich in materiality and aesthetic. Hart is the current Department of Art Graduate Advisor + Coordinator at Florida State University where she has been teaching since 2014.

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  • March 9, 2021 05:00PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 In conversation: Material and Method by Emil Lukas

Emil Lukas experiments with new approaches to painting—one highly controlled, the other almost totally determined by chance. In his “Thread” paintings, Lukas creates images that appear to glow, stretching fine, colored threads over the edges of canvases until a form takes shape in the negative space at the center. In his “Larvae” paintings, larvae are dipped in ink, placed on a canvas, and encouraged to roam around, leaving squiggly lines in their wake.

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Passcode: 079422


  • March 11, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

What Does Art Mean to the North Korean People? by B.G. Muhn

B.G. Muhn, Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art History, Georgetown University, will deliver a public lecture on North Korean art. In his talk, he will explore the culture and art of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) with a focus on the distinctive meaning of art to the people of North Korea, particularly as it contrasts to Western concepts of art.

Zoom Link:

Webinar ID: 876 5405 6317
Passcode: 890779


  • March 15, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

George Ferrandi

George Ferrandi will discuss her collaborative projects and social practice as artistic expression.

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  • March 23, 2021 9:25AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Museum Professional’s Talk: James Stewart ‘17 (Art History)

James Stewart ‘17 (Art History), Visitor Guide at U.S. Capitol Building and Emerging Museum Professional working at the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, will deliver a talk in Professor Marjorie Och’s class.
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  • March 23, 2021 3:45PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Museum Professional’s Talk: Alyssa Hughes ‘15 (Art History)

Alyssa Hughes ‘15 (Art History), Collections Manager of UMW Galleries, will deliver a talk in Professor Marjorie Och’s class. Please contact Professor Marjorie Och at to request the zoom link.


  • March 30, 2021 09:25AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Museum Professional’s Talk: Dery Martinez Bonilla ‘17 (Art History)

Dery Martinez Bonilla ‘17 (Art History), Assistant Registrar for Acquisitions and Loans,

Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will deliver a talk in Professor Marjorie Och’s class.

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  • April 5, 2021 10:00AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Carolynn Henne

Carolynn Henne will discuss STAR: Sculpture, Marine Ecology and Commercial Fishing Collide

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  • April 8, 2021 05:00PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

ASAE Juror’s Talk: Jim Toia

Jim Toia, Director of Community-based Teaching, Department of Art, Lafayette College, is a sculptor whose work has appeared in more than 85 solo exhibitions and group shows around the world, Toia has taught a variety of studio art courses at the College. He played a key role in developing the Community-Based Teaching program—in which Lafayette faculty, honors students in art, and visiting professional artists work with area high school and adult art students—and has served as its director since its founding in 2001. He is also the founding coordinator of the Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship program (CaPA).

Zoom link:

Passcode: 469476