SHOCKPRESS VISITING ARTIST TALK: Ashley Nason Traversing Imaginary Landscapes

It’s all at the Ulrich this November

Find out the story behind the art with this ShockPress Visiting Artist Talk

SHOCKPRESS VISITING ARTIST TALK: Ashley Nason Traversing Imaginary Landscapes
Ashley Nason’s current work explores the evolution of our environment and the changes in the existence of the natural world as a result of overconsumption, pollution, and misuse of natural resources. It also explores nostalgia, fear, ambivalence, and resistance to technology in our current age. Notions of romanticism in relation to travel, isolation, and remoteness play out in the narratives. Nason is an artist-in-residence at the Village Arts Center in Eaton, CO and is a printmaking instructor at Metro State University in Denver, CO.

ShockPress Visiting Artist Talks are supported by the WSU Print Media Department and Tornado Alley Press.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11
3:30 P.M.
SHOCKPRESS VISITING ARTIST TALK: Ashley Nason
Traversing Imaginary Landscapes

Image: Ashley Nason, Smoke Signals
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Experience poetry at the Ulrich with accomplished poet Dana Roeser

WRITING NOW/READING NOW: Dana Roeser
WSU’s Visiting Distinguished Poet, Dana Roeser, is the author of three books of poetry. The Theme of Tonight’s Party Has Been Changed, winner of the Juniper Prize, was published by University of Massachusetts Press in March 2014. Her first two books, In the Truth Room (2008) and Beautiful Motion (2004), were both winners of the Samuel French Morse Prize. Roeser’s poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in The Iowa Review, Harvard Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Massachusetts Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Southwest Review, Northwest Review, Pleiades, Blackbird, Antioch Review, Southern Review and other journals. Roeser has received residency fellowships to Yaddo, Ragdale, The Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, among others.

Writing Now/Reading Now is co-sponsored with the WSU Creative Writing Program, WSU Department of English, University Libraries, SGA, and Watermark Books and Cafe.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11
5:30 P.M. RECEPTION | 6 P.M. POETRY READING
WRITING NOW/READING NOW: Dana Roeser
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Learn more about the exhibition POSTDATE and art in India from curator Jodi Throckmorton

CURATOR TALK: Jodi Throckmorton
What is the role of the artist as researcher, collector, activist, and documentarian? Join POSTDATE: Photography and Inherited History in India curator, Jodi Throckmorton, for a talk examining the complex relationship between traditions of representation in India and contemporary practices of image making. Throckmorton is Curator of Contemporary Art for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
5:30 P.M. RECEPTION | 6:00 P.M. PROGRAM
CURATOR TALK: Jodi Throckmorton

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
10:00 A.M. REFRESHMENTS | 10:30 PROGRAM BEGINS
SENIOR WEDNESDAY: Jodi Throckmorton
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Gain first person insight from survivors of the 1947 Partition of India

PANEL DISCUSSION: Voices of Partition
The 1947 Partition is recognized as one of the world’s largest mass refugee events. Nearly 2 million died in the communal violence that accompanied Partition, and up to 20 million were uprooted through the 1950s. Join us as we explore India and its people—before and after the concurrent horrors of the partition—with a distinguished panel of scholars and Partition survivors now living in our community. Panelists include Dr. Emily Rook-Koepsel, Assistant Professor in the Department of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma; Dr. Prem Bajaj, WSU Professor Emeritus; and Dr. Rai Atul, WSU Associate Professor and Larry Jones Faculty Fellow, W. Frank Barton School of Business; and moderated by POSTDATE curator Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
5:30 P.M. RECEPTION | ULRICH MUSEUM
6:30 P.M. PROGRAM | WSU CAC THEATRE
PANEL DISCUSSION: Voices of Partition
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Empty Bowls donates $16,000 to the Kansas Food Bank

Empty Bowls donates $16,000 to the Kansas Food Bank
On Saturday the WSU Ceramics Guild, WSU Hunger Awareness Initiative and the Ulrich Museum of Art presented the Kansas Food Bank with a $16,000 check from the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off. The Chili Cook-off and events leading up to it require great commitments of time and energy from volunteers with the WSU Ceramics Guild, WSU Hunger Awareness Initiative and the Ulrich Museum of Art. The efforts of the volunteers combined with the tremendous support and patronage of Empty Bowls events made this donation to the Kansas Food Bank possible.