Visual Voices – “Artist, Researcher, Teacher …”

Visual Voices, a professional lecture series sponsored by the School of Art, invites eight nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design. In addition to providing a look inside the studios of these top professionals, the series offers students the opportunity to interact with them during daytime seminars and studio visits.

School of Art welcomes Sharif Bey to the 2017-18 lecture series. Currently, Dr. Sharif Bey is a dual associate professor in art education and teaching and leadership in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Syracuse University’s School of Education. He is additionally a studio artist who maintains an active exhibition record. His interests are in African-American art history, along with the art education of former communist Europe and contemporary crafts. Bey’s research involves identity and political agency of African-American artists. He earned a Ph.D. in art education from the Pennsylvania State University. He holds an M.F.A. in studio art from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a B.F.A. in ceramics from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

To learn more about Sharif Bey and his research click here.  

Lectures are open to the public and take place in Harris Theater on select Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

For more information, please contact, Harold Linton.

Past Speakers have included: Anne Harris, Dean Kessmann, Kevin Wyllie, Alyce Myatt, Barry Nemett, R.G. Brown, Karen Kunc, Lynell Burmark, Lucy Lippard, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Steve Heller, Rusty Smith, W.C. Richardson, William Dunlap, Lori Nix, Robert Whitman, Steve Kurtz, James Elkins, Ellen Lupton, Pyllis Rosenzweig, Terry Barret, Kuiyi Shen, Renee Stout, Sam Gilliam, John Moore, Bill Christenberry, Carrie and Kevin Burke