Department of Art + Design Presents

Mike Salisbury: Artist Talk

Apr 25, 2022 05:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

Registration for this Zoom webinar is required.

MSU Art + Design and Sculpture Walk Springfield (SWS) are proud to host SWS’s first international artist, Mike Salisbury from Ontario, Canada. Salisbury will be in Springfield, April 18-25th installing a site-specific sculpture for the SWS 2022-23 collection. During his time in Springfield, Salisbury will host a workshop for MSU students and give an artist talk that is free and open to the public to attend.

Salisbury’s work combines politics, pop‐art and street art with sculpture installations that engage his audience in the social issues of our time using abandoned payphones as a metaphor for connection and disconnection. His phone box street sculptures invite interaction with the public and other street artists, something Salisbury refers to as "anonymous collaboration". In Springfield, Salisbury will be creating a site-specific sculpture in Jubilee Park North that juxtaposes a living tree within a full‐size metal and glass street corner payphone.

Prior to earning his BLA at the University of Guelph and achieving full OALA licensure, Mike studied at the Toronto School of Art in the late 80’s and founded the Toronto Student Art Gallery located in the Annex neighborhood of Toronto. Following the pandemic, Mike transitioned to full time visual artist. Salisbury has been invited to exhibit at group shows, solo exhibitions, as well as several juried art exhibitions. His sculptures and two‐dimensional artworks are held in private collections. Mike gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts for their generous support.

Adam Whitney: Raising, Chasing and Repousse

Wednesday, February 16 th, 2022 4-5 p.m. Central Time (US and Canada)

Zoom access to join this artist talk:

Join Zoom Meeting.

Meeting ID: 996 3472 6459

Leticia Bajuyo: Matter Matters

Friday, February 18 th, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. Central Time (US and Canada)

Zoom access to this artist talk, register here:

Zoom registration is required.

February 18th - 19th, visiting artist Leticia Bajuyo will be in Springfield, Missouri and on campus at Missouri State University to install a solo exhibition of sculptures, drawings, and visual poems in the Carolla Arts Exhibition Center.

Bajuyo lives, works, and teaches in Corpus Christi, Texas where she is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi.

Join us Friday the 18th at 11:30am for a lecture titled Matter Matters as she describes how a range of “matter" such as cast iron, styrofoam, and CDs, informs her studio practice and her teaching as she communicates about the concepts that “matter” to her. 

Learn more about Bajuyo here: https://www.leticiabajuyo.com

Kerry Phillips: Embracing Chance and Other Forgotten Stories

Tuesday, February 22 th, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Central Time (US and Canada)

Zoom access to this artist talk, register here:

Zoom registration is required.

Kerry Phillips creates sculptures and installations using familiar objects, often overlooked, in unexpected ways – ranging from things scavenged and found to collected experiences and retold stories. She works intuitively in response to place, objects found, and time, often enlisting the community’s participation in the gathering of materials or through performative interactions.

In her talk Phillips will consider happenstance, resistance & the shared story of things as it relates to the seemingly accidental nature of the materials she finds, how she uses them, and her dogged refusal/inability to look at things in ordinary ways. Though she may also talk about anything but that and digress often in her easy-going personal storytelling-style way of sharing.

Learn more about Phillips here: https://www.kerryphillipsart.com

To view previously recorded webinars, visit the University Galleries Virtual Programming.