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Kiki Smith

Kiki Smith

Sometimes in life, something BIG happens that makes an indelible impression on your life. Well, something big is happening this March, and you have an opportunity to be part of it.

Internationally recognized artist Kiki Smith is coming to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater March 6-10 as the first resident artist sponsored by the Annette and Dale Schuh Visiting Artist Endowment. She will be presenting a lecture about printmaking on Monday, March 6, 2017, at 7 pm in Young Auditorium and YOU NEED TO BE THERE! This has the potential to be something you reflect on and say — “Wow, I was so lucky to have had a brush with greatness!”

You may not know a lot about Kiki Smith, so do yourself a favor — click on this.  Learn about her in advance, come to the lecture, ask an insightful question at the end of her talk and observe the interaction in the Crossman Gallery all week as she works alongside students to create three new prints. Dan Welden,  the inventor of the solar print and master printer, will assist Smith in creating solar prints. Also working alongside Kiki and Dan will be Professor of printmaking, Max White and several UW-Whitewater students who will also be creating solar prints. This residency will be the first in an ongoing series of iconic art experiences made possible by the Schuh Endowment.

Here is what alumna Annette Schuh said about similar experiences in her college career: “As a 1971 graduate of UW-Whitewater I am very appreciative of my experiences as an art major. One thing that stands out in my memory is the program of visiting artists that existed at that time. Among others, Roy Lichtenstein, Wayne Thiebaud, and William T. Wiley visited campus. My professors and these special guests left their imprint, which remains to this day, on my life and work. With the establishment of the Annette and Dale Schuh Visiting Artist Endowment, it is our intent to continue that legacy.

We believe that the Arts are an essential part of a quality life. A civilization is represented and known by its art. Our desire is to inspire, enlighten, broaden and encourage students in the visual arts. We are humbled and grateful we are able to make a contribution of this kind and look forward to seeing the impact it generates.”