» Art Lecture Series & Event Calendar

The Department of Art hosts many events throughout the spring and fall semesters, including The Visual Thinker Lecture Series, The Bensussen Distinguished Lecture in the Arts Series, The Margo Pawell Design Symposium, The Art History Symposium and art exhibitions in the Guggenheim Gallery. Below is a look at what’s coming up and some of the wonderful events we have held in the past.

About the Visual Thinker Lecture Series


In keeping with the Chapman Art Department's mission to further its students' understanding of visual culture, the Visual Thinker Lecture Series was designed as a series of lectures featuring distinguished artists, graphic designers and art historians. This unique series aims to intellectually stimulate undergraduate students to think innovatively about the interdisciplinarity of creativity, inspiration and the practice of art, thus perfectly satisfying the university's emphasis on research and teaching.

Invited at the suggestion of both faculty and students, all speakers are active practitioners and scholars who are deeply committed to advancing the role of the arts in today's society. The Visual Thinker Lecture Series encourages students to explore visual culture outside of their chosen medium, thus opening their eyes and minds to ideas and professional opportunities they would have otherwise not considered.

About the Bensussen Distinguished Lecture in the Arts


The Bensussen Lecture Series brings artists and scholars to Chapman to help students make a connection to the passion and purpose behind an artist’s creation.

Gale and Jane Bensussen

Gale and Jane Bensussen Gale and Jane BensussenHistory and art are two of our passions. The combination of these interests has made a major difference in our understanding of the civilizations of the world. Who can study Flemish tapestries without wondering what happened in Flanders? Our world maps are still changing today, but nothing like the constantly changing boundaries of the previous centuries. One of the most fascinating ways to study history is to experience an artist’s depiction of the events that shaped our world. Literature takes on a whole new meaning when one has seen the architecture of the era.

On a trip to Italy, it occurred to us that most Americans do not have access to the rich experiences that foreign travel offers. Exposure to the works of art in the Uffizi, the Accademia, or magnificent churches opens the imagination. The cultural competency of other countries becomes apparent when talking with travelers. As Americans, we are bombarded with pop culture, often at the expense of a broader cultural experience.

The visiting artists series will help students make a connection to the passion and purpose behind an artist’s creation. If we can captivate students’ interest during their college years, we can inspire them to continue to build their appreciation of art forms throughout their lives.


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April 12, 2019

Chapman University Undergraduate Art History Symposium 2019

This non-thematic symposium offers a forum in which undergraduate art history students may present and share their papers. Students from other disciplines who are interested in presenting research focused on visual material are also welcome to submit their papers. The symposium is designed to offer students an opportunity to experience the professional format of conferences in our discipline to better prepare them for graduate school.  

Keynote speaker: Professor Lamia Balafrej, UCLA

Symposium Flyer

Symposium Video

9TH ANNUAL UNDERGRADUATE ART HISTORY SYMPOSIUM, PT 1 of 4

9th ANNUAL UNDERGRADUATE ART HISTORY SYMPOSIUM PT 2 of 4

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April 6, 2018

Chapman University Undergraduate Art History Symposium April 6, 2018

This non-thematic symposium offers a forum in which undergraduate art history students may present and share their papers. Students from other disciplines who are interested in presenting research focused on visual material are also welcome to submit their papers. The symposium is designed to offer students an opportunity to experience the professional format of conferences in our discipline to better prepare them for graduate school.  

Keynote speaker: Dr. Bridget R. Cooks, Associate Professor of Art History, UC Irvine

Symposium poster
Symposium booklet
Symposium video


April 7, 2017

Chapman University Undergraduate Art History Symposium April 7, 2017

This non-thematic symposium offers a forum in which undergraduate art history students may present and share their papers. Students from other disciplines who are interested in presenting research focused on visual material are also welcome to submit their papers. The symposium is designed to offer students an opportunity to experience the professional format of conferences in our discipline to better prepare them for graduate school.  

Keynote speaker: Dr. Heather A. Badamo, University of Cal. Santa Barbara
Icons at War: Warrior Saints and Interfaith Combat in the Eastern Mediterranean

Symposium poster
Symposium video
Symposium blog posting

 

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April 15, 2016

Aglaya Glebova Ph.D., University of California, Irvine. Aglaya Glebova, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the departments of Art History and Film & Media Studies, as well as the Ph.D. program in Visual Studies at UCI. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently at work on her first book, Photography’s Undoing: Aleksandr Rodchenko and the White Sea-Baltic Canal, which examines Soviet propaganda photographs of one of the first Gulags by the avant-garde photographer, Aleksandr Rodchenko.

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April 10, 2015

Dr. Catha Paquette from Cal. State Long Beach, Latin American Art Specialist

Connect with other students passionate about art history and chat with Chapman’s art history faculty. Come and hear art history students from across the United States 
and Canada present their research on topics from pre-Columbian sculpture to Surrealist painting, Renaissance gardens to the architecture of Rem Koolhaas.

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April 25, 2014

Dr. Jessica Keating from USC, "Transcultural Metamorphosis: The Case of the Diana Automaton"

In case you missed it:

Here is the symposium flyer and below are the links to watch the speakers' presentation.

Jessica Keating

Molly Claire Gillett

Alissa Frese

Camilo Montoya Guevara

Desiree Annis

Yelena Liepelt

Phillip Karjeker

 

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April 26, 2013

Dr. Meredith Cohen from UCLA, “Saint Louis and the Cult of Kingship at the Sainte-Chapelle of Paris”

About Dr. Cohen: Meredith Cohen obtained her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2004 and joins UCLA after having spent a decade conducting research and teaching at universities in England and France. She specializes in the art, architecture, and urban development of high medieval Europe (c. 1000 – c. 1450). Her research and teaching focus on issues concerning the social and ideological functions of art and architecture, production and reception, as well as historiography. In 2010, she curated (with Xavier Dectot) an exhibition on medieval Paris at the Musée national du Moyen-Âge—Thermes de Cluny, titled Paris, ville rayonnante (“Paris, Rayonnant City”) (ed. RMN, 2010). She has published articles on the Sainte-Chapelle in Speculum and Res. Other articles and book reviews have dealt with medieval Paris, the “Court Style,” and French royal history. Meredith Cohen is completing a monograph on the Sainte-Chapelle and royal architecture in thirteenth-century Paris.


April 27, 2012

Keynote Speaker

Liz Kotz, UC Riverside
"Video Projection: The Space between Screens"

Speakers

Patricia E. Kim, UC Berkley
"It's a Woman's World: The Case of the South Italian Squat Lekythos from the Hearst Museum."

Kristina Borrman, UC Berkley
"The David Plates: Romantic Love and Divine Blessing"

Cmeron C. McKee, UC Berkley
"The Fin-de-Siecle Marian Fetish: Woman and French Society within the Work of Maurice Denis."

Sheida Koufigar, CSULB
"How Persian Art Taught Gauguin to be Modern."

Katelyn Rispoli, CSULB
"The Calavera: A Journey from Symbol to Social Satire, and Back."

Lauren Cooley, Occidental
"Asco and Gender: The Limits of an Activist Artistic Practice."

Ayanna Dozier, Chapman
"The Empire Strikes Back: A Look at the Sequential and Graphic Narrative in the Rosta Windows."


April 29, 2011

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Karen Kleinfelder, CSULB
Professor of Art History

Speakers

Kelly C. Tang, UCLA
Macro Microcosms and Engagements with Tradition: Zhan Wang's Jiashanshi

Nadia L. Castro, CSULB
Perceptions of the Abstract Gesture: Approaches to Gestural Abstraction in the Ceramics of Shoji Hamada

Benjamin Halpern, Standford
What is AMO?
Ren Koolhaas and the Architecture of Sociology

Charlie Martensen, USC
Mirror Mirror: Empathy, Mirror Neurons, and the Art of Alan Sonfist

 


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Jason De Leon & Michael Wells

Jason De León is Professor of Anthropology and Chicana/o Studies at UCLA and Executive Director of the Undocumented Migration Project, for which he won a Macarthur Fellowship in 2017. He is the author of the award-winning book The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail (California). Michael Wells has served as primary photographer for the Undocumented Migration Project since its inception in 2009.

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Maria Elena Buszek

Maria Elena Buszek is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Colorado Denver, where she teaches courses on modern and contemporary art. Her recent publications include the books Pin-Up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture and Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art, and contributions to the anthology Punkademics: The Basement Show in the Ivory Tower and exhibition catalogs In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States, and Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia. Her current book project explores the history of feminist art/music hybrids since 1977.

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2018 Speaker

Claire Dederer
Wednesday, March 7
Beckman Hall 404
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2017 Speaker

Dava Sobel
Monday, April 3
Argyros Forum
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2016 Speaker

Dr. Kip Thorne
Thursday, May 12
Musco Center
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On May 12, 2016 world renowned theoretical physicist Kip Thorne presented a guest lecture at Chapman University as part of the Bensussen Visiting Artist Lecture Series. His lecture was riveting to both the art connoisseur and the unaffiliated observer. Instead of discussing his usual topic of Einstein’s relativity, Thorne focused mainly on the fluid synthesis of science and art in the film Interstellar, for which he was the executive producer and key science advisor.


2015 Speaker

Nancy Buchanan  Feminist and Artist
Wednesday, February 25
Argyros Forum 209 A&B

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Nancy Buchanan has been a vital member of the Southern California art community for many years. Politically outspoken against nuclear war and American international policies, she began performing in the 1970s during the first wave of Los Angeles performers. Many of her performances, installations, videos and static image/text works use an element of “serious play” to focus on social issues. Buchanan played a central role in the feminist art movement in Los Angeles in the 1970s, and was a founding member of the feminist art collective Double X.


2014 Speaker

David Gillam Urbanist
Tuesday, March 18
Argyros Forum 209A

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2013 Speakers

Chris Czikensentmihalyi Art & Science
Wednesday, February 20
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For 16 years, Chris Czikensentmihalyi has been combining his knowledge in the arts, media, and new technologies. Two of his greatest projects include the Afghan Explorer, a robot designed to bypass the Pentagon and Taliban press censorship, as well as txtMob, a mobile phone based activist system that enabled highly effective protests at the 2004 RNC and DNC.  Because of his technical advancements, Csikszentmihalyi’s projects have been nominated for the Best Artistic Software award at Berlin’s Transmediale festival. Csikszentmihalyi is currently a professor of Media Design Matters at the Art Center College of Design, as well as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art and Design Research at Parsons the New School for Design.


Maria Elena Gonzalez - Art
Wednesday, October 23

María Elena González  (born 1957 in Havana, Cuba ) is a Cuban-American artist best known for her sculptural installations that are architecturally as well as personally informed. In 1999, González received widespread acclaim for her site-specific outdoor sculpture, Magic Carpet/Home. Commissioned by the Public Art Fund, it was originally installed in Brooklyn, New York, [1]  and subsequently in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Los Angeles, California. In the summer of 2005, González was a resident faculty member at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 2005 and 2008, she was also a Visiting Artist faculty member at the Cooper Union School of Art. Her homes and studios are in Brooklyn and at Basel in Switzerland.

 

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2012 Speakers

DONALD PREZIOSI ART HISTORIAN
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Professor of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles, Donald Preziosi has written many notable books concerning intellectual history, critical theory, and museology. In August 2007 he became the MacGeorge Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He is a past president of the Semiotic Society of America (1985). His 1998 book The Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology is considered ‘the most widely used English-language introduction to art history’. At UCLA, Professor Preziosi developed the art history critical theory program and the UCLA museum studies program. At Oxford, he held the Slade Professorship of Fine Arts in 2001, where he delivered a series of lectures entitled Seeing Through Art History. His talk will deal with issues being discussed in his forthcoming book on art and religion.

 VICTORIA VENSA
"Art|Science Collaborations: Being in Between"
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Victoria Vesna is a media artist, Professor at the Department of Design | Media Arts at the UCLA School of the Arts and director of the UCLA Art Sci center. Currently she is Visiting Professor at Art, Media and Technology, Parsons the New School for Design in New York. Her work can be defined as experimental creative research that resides between disciplines and technologies. She explores how communication technologies affect collective behavior and how perceptions of identity shift in relation to scientific innovation. Her most recent experiential installations -- Blue Morph, Mood Swings and Water Bowls, all aim to raise consciousness around the issues of our relationship to natural systems. Other notable works are Bodies INCorporated, Datamining Bodies, n0time and Cellular Trans_Actions. She has long-term collaborations with a nanoscientist, a neuroscientist and Buddhist monks.


2011 Speakers

CHARLES GAINES
Wednesday May 4, 2011

Charles Gaines received his BA from Jersey City State University and his MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has had over 60 one-person shows and several hundred group exhibitions in the US and Europe. He was included in the Venice Biennale (2007), the Triennale der Photographie, Hamburg (1999), Esslingen (2004), and the Whitney Biennial (1975). His work is in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art in New York and many other museums. A monograph about his work published by Charta, ed., Horace Brockington, will be released in 2011. He has published “Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism” (Univ of Cal, Irvine, (1993) along with various other works. He will discuss his latest work, Manifestos, and the relationship between Metonymy and political discourse.

 JASON FELCH LOS ANGELES TIMES REPORTER
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

As an award winning investigative reporter, who graduated from the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Felch’s stories have shed light on corruption in the art world, the misuse of DNA evidence in courts, fraud in the wake of disasters and other topics. Felch will give a presentation about his non-fiction book, Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museum (chasingaphrodite.com), which details how the J. Paul Getty Museum became the epicenter of an unprecedented scandal over the acquisition of looted Greek and Roman antiquities by American museums.


2010 Speaker

JUDITH HALBERSTAM
February 25, 2010

The Queer Art of Failure. Judith Halberstam is a well known gender theorist, specializing in cultural studies, queer theory and visual culture. Her work on female masculinity refutes the notion that butch lesbians are just imitations of “real men” and instead locates gender variance within the dramatic staging of hybrid and minority genders. Halberstam has also written a book on Gothic monstrosity in literature and film and more recently she published In A Queer Time and Place, a study of queer temporality or queer uses of time and space that are developed in opposition to the institutions of family, heterosexuality, and reproduction.


2009 Speakers

MARGARET WERTHEIM
“Mathematics As Poetic Enchantment”
Wednesday, March 4 2009

Margaret Wertheim is an internationally noted science writer, commentator and curator whose work focuses on the relations between science and the wider cultural landscape. Wertheim is the author of Pythagoras’ Trousers, a history of the relationship between physics and religion; and The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet. A native Australian, she has a B.S. majoring in pure and applied physics and a B.A. in mathematics and computer science. She is a contributor to the New York Times Science Section and an Op-Ed contributor for the Los Angeles Times. From 2000-2005 Wertheim wrote the “Quark Soup” science column for the LA Weekly and is a contributing editor on science issues for Cabinet, the internationally renowned arts and culture quarterly. Her articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Sciences, New Scientist, Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, Salon, and Wired Magazine. Wertheim’s writing has been included in Best American Science Writing (2003), edited by Oliver Sacks. In 2006 she won the excellence in journalism award from the American Institute of Biological Sciences and in 2004 she was the National Science Foundation’s visiting journalist to Antarctica. Her television series Catalyst (about science and technology, aimed at teenage girls), won numerous prizes around the world. In 2006 she was Australia’s official spokeswoman for Science Week and in 2007 was a panelist at the Sundance Film Festival’s science round-table. Wertheim has written and produced a dozen television science programs and interactive video programs, including the PBS documentary special Faith and Reason. In 2003, Wertheim founded the Institute For Figuring, an innovative Los Angeles-based organization devoted to enhancing public engagement with the aesthetic and poetic dimensions of science and mathematics. The IFF hosts lectures, curates exhibitions, publishes books and maintains an extensive website. Lecture topics have included hyperbolic space, the mathematics of knots, logic crystallography, the physics of snowflakes, the science of insect flight, and the history of computer memory devices. In 2007 the IFF’s “Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef” was shown at the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburg) as a centerpiece of the exhibition Artists Respond to Global Warming.

SHAWN BRIXEY
“From Simulation to Emulation...”
Wednesday, April 15 2009

Shawn Brixey (b. 1961) is Director of the University of Washington’s recently established research center and Ph.D. program in Digital Arts and Experimental Media. Previously, he was founder of the Digital Media Program at the University of California Berkeley, and Director of their Center for Digital Art and New Media Research. A graduate of MIT’s CAVS/Media Lab, Brixey has exhibited art and technology works internationally, including Documenta, the Deutscher Kunstlerbund, Karlsruhe, The Cranbrook Art Museum, The MIT Museum, The Contemporary Art Center of Cincinnati, The Chicago Art Institute, The 1998 Winter Olympics, The first American Design and Architecture Triennial at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, AME at Arizona State University, The Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, and the Berkeley Art Museum. He has received numerous major grants and awards to support his research including: Apple Computer, AVID Incorporated, The Boxlight Corporation, The Intel Corporation, Silicon Graphics, Newport/Klinger Research Corporation, IBM GmbH, The National Institute of Health, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Leica and Hughes Aircraft. In 2003 he was honored with a prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship for New Media, of which past fellows include Bill Viola and Gary Hill. In 2006 Brixey was inducted as a lifetime fellow of the World Technology Network. He lectures widely in the U.S. and Europe on new and emerging media art forms. Critical writing and reviews of his work have been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, The Cincinnati Inquirer, The Stranger, The Guardian, Wired Magazine, Surface Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Art News, WolkenKratzer Magazine (Germany), Smithsonian World Television, and KQED/MSNBC Radio. Significant review of his work is included in From Technological to Virtual Art, by Frank Popper, MIT Press, 2007.

 


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2019

Brand New: Designing a Brand in the Social Era

Speakers:

Stefan Mumaw
Von Glitschka
Meena Kothandaraman
Tug McTighe

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2018

Design for Emotion

Speakers:

Stefan Mumaw
Karen Faith
Jim Krause
David Turner


2017

From Story to Reality: Exhibition Design

2017 Speakers:

Douglas Young
Steve Riches
Scott Savage
Anthony Zorrilla
Dave Fisher

 

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2016

Quantity and Quality: The Challenge of Choosing Type Today

Speakers:

Stephen Coles
Michael Stinson
Greg Lindy

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2014

Design Symposium: Innovation and Design Thinking
The 2014 symposium focused on Design Thinking and Innovation. We explored and showcased those who create new solutions using the tools and mindsets of design practitioners who address a wide variety of personal, social, and business challenges in creative new ways. 

Download an electronic version of the journal. 
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2013

Design Symposium: The Branding Issue

The first annual Design Symposium focused on The Branding Issue: “Are we being consumed by brands?”

The Panel:

Armin Vit: Co-Founder of UnderConsideration and editor and writer for Brand New.

Ron Leland: Brand Architect and Thought Leadership Consultant at Real Life Brand Architecture

Greg Nugent: Ex-Director of Brand, Marketing and Culture, LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games), ex-volunteer on the Obama 2012 Campaign, Co-Founder of Inc., Incorporated London Limited.

Niklas Myhr: Assistant Professor of Marketing, Chapman University

The moderator for the event was Yasmine Say, Visiting Graphic Design Professor from London.

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Fall 2019 Speaker

Visual Thinker Lecture Series
Kenote Speaker: Susan A. Phillips
October 21, 2019
Argyros Forum 209A&B
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Visual Thinker Lecture Series
Keynote Speaker: Narsiso Martinez
Argyros Forum 209B&C
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Spring 2019 Speakers

Visual Thinker Lecture Series
Keynote Speaker: April Bey
February 12, 2019
Argyros Forum 201, 7 p.m.

Margo Pawell 2019 Design Symposium
March 26, 2019
Beckman Hall 404, 7 p.m.
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Art History Symposium 2019
Keynote speaker: Professor Lamia Balafrej, UCLA

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9TH ANNUAL UNDERGRADUATE ART HISTORY SYMPOSIUM, PT 1 of 4

9th ANNUAL UNDERGRADUATE ART HISTORY SYMPOSIUM PT 2 of 4

9th ANNUAL UNDERGRADUATE ART HISTORY SYMPOSIUM PT 3 of 4

9TH ANNUAL UNDERGRADUATE ART HISTORY SYMPOSIUM pt 4 of 4


2018 Speakers

Visual Thinker Lecture Series
Keynote speaker: Yukiei Matsumoto
November 14, 2018
Argyros Forum 209A

Visual Thinker Lecture Series
Keynote speaker: Mark Steger
October 2, 2018
Argyros Forum 209A, 7 p.m.
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Margo Pawell 2018 Design Symposium
Design for Emotion
March 27, 2018
Beckman Hall 404, 7 p.m.
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8th Annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium
Keynote speaker: Dr. Bridget R. Cooks
April 6, 2018
Moulton Hall 213, 12 - 5 p.m.
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Fine Arts Visual Thinker Lecture Series
Keynote speaker: Nancy Baker Cahill
April 25, 2018
Argyros Forum 201, 7 p.m.
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2017 Speakers

Dr. Nizan Shaked, Professor & Author
October 17, 2017
Argyros Forum 209 A&B at 7 p.m.
(No video)

Angela Mancuso. Former President of Universal Cable Studios
November 2, 2017
Argyros Forum 209 A&B at 7 p.m.
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Ken Gonzales-Day
December 4, 2017
Sandhu Conference Center at 7 p.m.
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Rachel Mason
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Argyros Forum 209C at 7 p.m.

Elizabeth Petcu
Friday, March 31, 2017
Moulton Hall 213 at 5 p.m.

Saskia Beranek
Monday, April 3, 2017
Moulton Hall 213 at 4 p.m.

Margo Pawell Design Symposium
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Beckman Hall 404 at 7 p.m.

Art History Symposium
Friday, April 7, 2017
Argyros Forum 209A at 12 p.m.


Fall 2016 Speakers

Mike Mignola, Graphic Designer
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Argyros Forum 209 B+C at 7 p.m.
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Pilar Tompkins Rivas, Director of the Vincent Price Art Museum
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Argyros Forum 209A at 7 p.m.
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Curtis Talwst Santiago, Artist
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Argyros Forum 201 at 7 p.m.
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Margo Pawell Design Symposium | Quantity and Quality: The Challenge of Choosing Type Today
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Beckman Hall 404 at 7 p.m.
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A.L. Steiner - Multimedia Artist
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Argyros Forum 209 A+B at 7 p.m.
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2014 Speakers

Marc Horowitz and Petra Cortright - Studio Artists
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Beckman 401 at 7 p.m.
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Ty Mattson - Graphic Designer
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Argyros Forum 209A at 7:00 p.m.
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James Luna - Performance & Installation Artis
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Argyros Forum 209A & B at 7:00 p.m.
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2014 Design Symposium
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Argyros Forum, 209 B/C at 7 p.m.
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Andrea Bowers - Artist & Activist
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 
Argyros Forum, 209C at 7 p.m.
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Jeanette Favrot Peterson
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Argyros Forum 209C at 7 p.m.
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2015 Speakers

Jason Adam - Graphic Designer
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Argyros Forum, 209 C at 7 p.m.
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Randol Schoenberg - Art Historian
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Wallace All Faiths Chaple, Fish Interfaith Center at 3 p.m.

Monique van Genderen - Abstract Painter
Wednesday, November 28, 2015
Argyros Forum 209 A+B at 7 p.m.
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Glen A. Schofield - Game Director of Sledgehammer Games
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Argyros Forum 209 B+C at 7 p.m.
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2009 Speakers

Todd Gray, MFA Multimedia Artist
September 9, 2009

Fernando Del Rosario Graphic Design
September 23, 2009

John Garton Art Historian
October 6, 2009

Michelle Grabner Fine Artist
October 20, 2009

Parker Jacobs Graphic Design
November 4, 2009

Justin St. Paul Walsh Art Historian
December 2, 2009


2010 Speakers

Angela Glenn, Graphic Designer
September 16, 2010

Bryan Fisher Graphic Designer
September 29, 2010

Marc Horowitz Interdisciplinary Artist
October 14, 2010

Kirsten Everberg Artist
October 28, 2010

Matthew Coolidge  Bensussen Speaker
November 3, 2010

Lyle Massey Art History
November 10, 2010

Muchelle Dizon & Camilo Ontiveros Artists
December 1, 2010

Jason Weems Art History 
December 8, 2010


2011 Speakers

Kristen Morhin Sculptor
February 16, 2011

Ron Leland Graphic Designer
March 16, 2011

Nicole Camerlenghi Art Historian
April 6, 2011

Graphic Design Career Panel
April 27, 2011

Charles Gaines Bensussen Speaker
May 4, 2011

ADDITIONAL ART HISTORIAN LECTURES
Dr. Laura Whatney March 21, 2011
Dr. Alison Perchuk March 28, 2011
Dr Justin Walsh April 4, 2011
Dr. Mariah Procter-Tiffany April 11, 2011

Harold Gregor Artist
interviewed by Damon Willick Art Historian

In 1966, Harold Gregor, the then-chair of the Chapman College Department of Art mounted an exhibition in the college’s Purcell Gallery entitled Everyman’s Infinite Art. The gallery was closed for the duration of the show, because, in Gregor’s words, “The works need not be viewed; they can be described in words.” In November 2011, Everyman’s Infinite Art will be reprised at Chapman University’s Guggenheim Gallery. Damon Willick, Professor of Art History at Loyola Marymount, will be interviewing Mr. Gregor about his exhibition and the work he has made since leaving Chapman.

Melissa Simonian Graphic Designer
Wednesday, September 28
MC 213 at 7 p.m.
In 2007, Melissa graduated with a B.F.A in graphic design from Chapman University. She currently works for FILTER magazine as a member of the Creative Group team. Since joining FILTER, she has worked with clients such as Denny’s, Macys, Dickies, Toyota, Landmark Theaters, Hyundai, and Sony Playstation. Melissa worked with Orange County design firm, BXC for clients such as Kelly Slaters Kommunity Project, Felt Bicycles, and Hasbro, Inc. She is currently in charge of fully branding FILTER’S music festival collateral each year. Besides working for these clients, Melissa has also designed the last eight issues of the magazine and FILTER Good Music Guide, adapting a new and improved horizontal layout.

Kristoffer Neville Art Historian
Wednesday, October 12
MC 213 at 7 p.m.
Dr. Neville, a graduate of Princeton University, currently teaches at University of California Riverside. His research focuses on the international aspects of the arts in the early modern period. In this lecture, Dr. Neville will discuss the relationship between Germany, France, and Italy. The arts produced in the German world in the eighteenth century drew heavily and often overtly on traditions elsewhere – especially Rome and Paris. This has often been viewed as a symptom of creative weakness, even though some of the most revered figures of the time worked this way. An eclectic mode of thought was seen as a progressive path to rich, new ideas by academics, architectural theorists, and architects. This approach underlay many major achievements, but was rejected by artists and thinkers around 1800.

John Espinosa Artist
Wednesday, November 9
MC 213 at 7 p.m.
Born in Bogota, Colombia, John Espinosa received his MFA from Yale and now lives and works in Los Angeles. His
work has been featured in several notable group exhibitions and museum collections such as the Whitney Museum of
Contemporary Art. From the mid 90’s, John Espinosa’s artworks have engaged themes of distortion and circulation
utilizing a materially diverse practice. John Espinosa will discuss the biographical and cultural influences that shaped his
art making process beginning with his early performance based photography to his most recent sculptural project based on a cluster of found wall drawings he unintentionally discovered hidden behind a crumbling wall in his studio.

Cecilia Gorman Creative Recruiter
Wednesday, November 30
MC 213 at 7 p.m.
As VP, Director of Creative Services, Cecilia is the creative recruiter at Y&R/Wunderman in Irvine. Her recruitments
have gone on to create award-winning advertising, design and digital work for brands such as Land Rover, Mattel, Jenny
Craig, Callaway Golf and Toshiba Laptops. Cecilia’s true passion is helping students and young professionals discover their
creative potential. Cecilia owns Creative Career Management, a career development firm, and she authors “Confessions of
a Creative Recruiter,” a junior-focused advice blog.

Kristin Noreen Art Historian
Wednesday, December 7
MC 213 at 7 p.m.
Often believed to have miraculous origins, icons of Christ and the Virgin Mary had an important ritual, spiritual, and political role in the city of Rome in the Middle Ages. These images participated in elaborate processions initiated to protect the city from invaders, ward off pestilence or celebrate religious feasts. Dr. Noreen’s talk will focus on specific topics from her book, Holy Images, Ritual, and the Cityscape of Medieval Rome, and discuss the appearance and function of various
holy icons in Rome to explore the significant role that these representations played in the daily lives of medieval citizens.


2012 Speakers

Rich Roat Graphic Designer
Wednesday, February 6
Argyros Forum 209 at 7 p.m.
After picking up a degree in communication from the University of Delaware, Rich held jobs as a communications associate for United Way of Delaware and manager of a service bureau/prepress house. While serving a brief stint as a production designer at a small Wilmington design firm, Rich met Andy and allowed his new friend to talk him into a series of ill-advised but fortunate career moves that led to the formation of Brand Design Co., Inc. An avid swimmer, cyclist, volunteer firefighter and EMT, Rich lives in the bustling suburban metropolis of Hockessin, Delaware.

Donald Preziosi  Art Historian
Thursday, February 23
BK 404 at 7 p.m.
Professor Preziosi will discuss issues in his forthcoming book on art and religion. The nature of the relationships between what we conventionally distinguish as art and religion has been debated for millennia, and has been documented for as long as we have records. The question is as old as Plato’s call for banishing the arts in ancient Greece or the iconoclastic controversies in early Christianity, and it is as recent as the controversy over representing the prophet Mohammed, or picturing and segregating women in fundamentalist Jewish communities in Israel and elsewhere today. But exactly what kind of threat has art been seen as posing to religion? Or religion to art? This talk considers some of what lies behind why art has been seen as simultaneously threatening and empowering in many societies, both ancient and modern.

Jeff Campbell and Scott Avery Print Professionals
Wednesday, March 7
MC 213 at 7 p.m.
Jeff Campbell has worked for 25 years at Anderson Lithograph as a production coordinator and sales executive, Jeff has produced many award winning print pieces for companies including Exxon Mobil, Hewlett-Packard, HJ Heinz, Pfizer, PepsiCo, General Motors, Nissan/Infiniti, Amgen, Fraser Papers, Univision, Chevron, UPS, Fedex, California Water Service, Disney, and Chivas Regal. He currently sells high-end printing for Lithographix.

Scott Avery worked as a Proofer/Platemaker before becoming an apprentice 4 color film stripper, working on electronic stripping devices such as Gerber, Sytex and Macintosh computers. He has over 20 years of experience in pre-press and is responsible for managing projects through the entire manufacturing process.

Sarah Strauss Architect
Monday, March 12
MC 213 at 7 p.m.
Sarah Strauss received her Master of Architecture from Yale School of Architecture in 2002, and her B.A. in Studio Art, Art History and Chemistry from Duke University. Sarah co-founded Bigprototype in 2004 to pursue interests in architecture, product, and furniture design. Dedicated to an ongoing interest in the history of ornament and pattern in the built world, Sarah teaches at the graduate and undergraduate level at Pratt Institute. Her scholarly work encourages the playful exploration of digital tools with an emphasis on the translation to physical building. In 2010, Strauss teamed up with Lia Halloran to form Collider, an installation art project to continue conversations across disciplines. Collider has become a vehicle for questioning the limits of their respective disciplines and an opportunity for exuberant production. 

Brian Bress Video Artist
Wednesday, March 14
MC 213 at 7 p.m.
In the past two years, Bress has exhibited his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art (North Miami, FL); the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia, PA); Arthouse (Austin, TX); the Parrish Art Museum (South Hampton, NY) and at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Utah. His video, “Under Cover” (2007), was included in the landmark exhibition California Video (2008) at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, and the accompanying catalog, California Video: Artists and Histories. His work has been reviewed in such publications as The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. Uncertainty on the part of both viewer and artist is a core element of Bress’s work. It contributes to the pathos—and the humor—driving the questioning of the artwork’s overarching structure, revealing new meanings and new emotions.

Ursula Von Rydingsvard Sculptor
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Born in Germany in 1942, Ursula von Rydingsvard and her family were among the dispossessed that, after the war, were forced to move from one refugee camp for displaced Poles to another, eventually settling in the United States in 1950. Von Rydingsvard is a sculptor who has been working in Brooklyn, New York, for the past 30 years. She is best known for creating large-scale, often monumental sculpture from cedar beams, which she painstakingly cuts, assembles, and laminates, finally rubbing powdered graphite into the work’s textured, faceted surfaces.  Her signature abstract shapes refer to things in the real world—simple vessels, bowls, tools, and other objects—each revealing the mark of the human hand while also summoning natural forms and forces.

Alex Sofroniew Art Historian
Wednesday, April 11
AF 209B at 7 p.m.
Alex Sofroniew will be discussing “The Lansdowne Ancient Marbles and Californian Collectors”. From the time of their discovery in Italy in the mid-18th century onwards; the Greek and Roman marble statues amassed by the British Lord Lansdowne and displayed in his house in London were celebrated as some of the finest artworks produced in antiquity. When they finally went up for auction in 1930, after being in the possession of the Lansdowne family for generations, collectors were hungry to buy. In particular a group of extravagantly wealthy men from California would try to snatch up the best pieces, and bring them West.

Liz Glynn Performance Artist
Wednesday, April 25
MC 213 at 7 p.m.

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Sofia Sanabrais Art Historian
Wednesday, September 5
MC 213 at 7 p.m.

“The Spaniards of Asia”:  Portraying the Japanese in Colonial Mexican Painting
Curiosity about Japan in New Spain peaked during the late-sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. While the modern immigration of the Japanese to the Americas that began in the nineteenth century after the re-opening of Japan to the West has received scholarly attention, considerably less is known about the Japanese colonial diaspora. Through the analysis of 17th century written and visual sources this talk provides insight in to the Japanese presence in colonial Mexico.

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Sean Roberts Art Historian
Wednesday, September 19
MC 213 at 7 p.m.

Material culture in its nearly infinite variety continues to amaze scholars, complicating and sometimes frustrating our impulse to organize and categorize. Yet if we often privilege the supposedly hard reality of things, we also inherit lingering moral suspicions about the material world that encourage the overview, the generalization, the reduction to category. Such oppositions are widespread, pervasive, and have proven tenacious across cultural and temporal distances. Within the study of Renaissance visual culture this stubborn binary has served, too often, to quarantine studies of the meaning of images from rigorous and technical examinations of their making. Sean’s current book project, Secrets, Lies, and the Origins of Renaissance Engraving aims to provide a materially grounded history of fifteenth-century European printmaking by bridging approaches generally separated as connoisseurial and interpretive. Rather than summarize this project, his lecture will focus on the larger question of how closer attention to the materials of Renaissance painting, sculpture, and printmaking can shed new light on familiar images and help us to steer clear of the only apparent Scylla and Charybdis of thoughts and things.

Sean Roberts is assistant professor of art history at the University of Southern California.

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Torrey Sharp & Tim Green Book Designers at Faceout Studios
Wednesday, October 3
MC 213 at 7 p.m.

Torrey Sharp, Principal at Faceout Studio
Having spent the majority of my growing up years living in Brazil, I’m happily settled in the Northwest. Bend, Oregon is the home of Faceout Studio, a market leading design firm that services a broad range of national and international publishing clientele. The studio focuses on brand design, brand identity systems, book packaging, photography, film production and product development. Over the years our work has been recognized by Communication Arts, the AIGA, Print magazine, Eye magazine, STEP magazine, Graphis, CMYK, Graphic Design: USA, the national American Advertising Federation, and we’ve won over a hundred local Ad Federation awards. Our work has also been published in various books, most recently from Rockport, Harper Collins, Springer and Barcelona-based Mao Mao publications. We have been invited to speak at various events hosted by the AIGA, AAUP, and the Shanghai Press and Publication Bureau as well as hosted various design conferences in Chicago, featuring some of the world’s top designers and industry consultants.

Tim Green, Senior Art Director at Faceout Studio
According to Google, Tim Green is an NFL star turned best-selling author. You may have seen the movie about his “Odd Life”, starring Jennifer Garner (as the mom, dill-weed—not Timothy Green). For the purposes of my “lecture” (and to avoid legal action from the aforementioned parties), I would like to address you as the Tim Green of book design fame. I hail from Central Oregon, which is home to many of you Californians. In fact, I married one of your kind, so heed my words. I have over 8 years experience in the professional world of graphics design. That makes me something of an “outlier” if you buy into all that Malcolm Gladwell crap. They say experience is the greatest teacher. Don’t tell your professors that… they might take offense. All this to say, I’ve got some things I’d like to share. Pearls of wisdom from the trenches of the creative arts. More specifically, book cover design. If this interests you, that makes 2 of us. Spread the word so more people show up, or things might get awkward between us when I take to the podium…

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Jen Stark Visual Artist
Wednesday, October 17
MC 213 at 7 p.m.

Stark’s work is instantly recognizable for its breathtaking color spectrums rendered in mind-bending forms cut from paper, wood and other organic materials. She currently has an exhibition at Martha Otero gallery. Stark’s sculptures seemingly reconstruct elements of time, nature and the cosmos on an exponential scale. She draws inspiration for her works from the rhythmic visual qualities of mandalas and other such sacred objects, while they simultaneously behave like the imagery of topographic maps, geometric repetitions and three-dimensional prisms. This aligns directly with her interest in mathematics: ‘to the power of…’ being a statement of exponential growth also infers the definition of ‘power’ as both the possession of physical or mental control and the fortitude to act decisively. Her unique experience working with fibers is displayed in her delicately constructed patterns, which resemble the flowing movements of fabric versus the perceived rigidity her actual core materials. Stark’s unflinching attention to physical detail and a commitment to shaping the object into something far beyond its origins result in a body of work which borders on the unbelievable.

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Zackary Drucker Visual Artist
Wednesday, October 24
MC 213 at 7 p.m.

Interested in obliterating language obstacles, pulverizing identity disorders and revealing dark subconscious layers of outsider agency? Zackary Drucker will discuss recent projects and provide a brief overview of her work, as well as an intellectual and historical context for "reading" it.

Zackary Drucker is a multi-media artist working in performance, film/video, photography, and spoken language. Drucker has exhibited her work at MOMA PS1, Deitch Projects, Leo Koenig Projekte, and Invisible Exports in New York; Hammer Museum, REDCAT, LACE, Steve Turner Contemporary, Human Resources, and Luis De Jesus in Los Angeles; and numerous international venues including the 54th Venice Biennale (Swiss Off-site Pavilion), Moscow International Biennale For Young Art, Les Recontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/ Madrid, and Lucca Museum of Contemporary Art in Italy.

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2013 Speakers

Dr. Nicole L. Woods is a Lecturer of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Department of Art History at the University of California, Irvine. She is currently finishing a book manuscript, entitled: Alison Knowles, Fluxus, and the Enigmatic Work of Postwar Art. A second project is underway that concerns the politics of consumption in post-WWII art and culture.

Weston Naef Photo Historian
Wednesday, March 6
MC 213 at 7 p.m.

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Genevieve Erin O'Brien Art Historian
Monday, March 18
MC 213 at 7 p.m.

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Judie Bamber Painter/Drawer
Wednesday, April 3
MC 213 at 7 p.m.

Judie Bamber received a BFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1983.

She has exhibited in New York and Los Angeles since 1989. Her work has been included in many national group exhibitions, most notable: "Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago's Dinner Party in Feminist Art History," UCLA Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles; "In a Different Light," University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, California; "Paper Trails: The Eidetic Image," Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; "L.A. Hot and Cool," MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is currently represented by Angles Gallery in Los Angeles. In 2013 her work will be included Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing and Art and Queer Culture.

Ms. Bamber was the 2012 Richard Diebenkorn teaching fellow at San Francisco Art Institute. In 2008 she was awarded the City of Los Angeles grant and the California Community Foundation grant. She has taught at San Francisco Art Institute, Harvard University, University of California Los Angeles, University of California Irvine, Cooper Union, and Bard College. From 1998-2003, she served on the faculty at the School of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. She is currently an Associate Adjunct Professor at Otis College of Art and Design.

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Cheryl Savala Graphic Designer
Wednesday, April 17
MC 213 at 7 p.m.

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Matthias Merkel Hess Sculptor
Wednesday, May 1
MC 213 at 7 p.m.

Sculptor, maker, manufacturer and merchandiser, Matthias Merkel Hess uses his work to mess with boundaries, adopt multiple causes and function in the art world as a gentle trickster. His best-known work replicates plastic vessels such as milk crates and trash cans in glazed ceramic, turning mass-produced items into semi-precious objects that resonate with the history of pottery. He also produces a line of artisanal, wheel-thrown pottery called MerkelWare and at the 2012 Venice Beach Biennial, launched a line called MerkelCraft Art & Novelties that pays homage to the 19th century potter George Ohr and the now defunct L.A. ceramics company Treasure Craft. Equally interested in utility and futility, Merkel Hess is the self-styled Second Tupper, Third Palissy and Potter of the Void. For the Visual Arts Thinkers Series, Merkel Hess will present a tribute to The Greatest Artist Talk Ever.
Matthias Merkel Hess (b. 1978) received his MFA in ceramics from UCLA in 2010. He has had solo exhibitions at ACME. and Las Cienegas Projects in Los Angeles. His work has been included in group shows at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas; Salon 94 and Louis B. James, New York; the 2012 Venice Beach Biennial in Venice Beach, Calif.; Jane Deering Gallery, Santa Barbara, Calif.; and in Los Angeles at ACME., Favorite Goods, Iko Iko, Free City, Steve Turner Contemporary and Cerritos College. In June, he will have solo shows at Salon 94 Freemans in New York City and ACME. in Los Angeles. Merkel Hess divides his time between Los Angeles and Cleghorn, Iowa.

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