Susan Snodgrass (co-sponsored with YSU Department of Art Lecture Series)
Snodgrass is a Chicago-based critic, editor, and educator. She is a corresponding editor for Art in America andon the editorial board of the online forum Artmargins. Her criticism has also appeared in Art Papers, C Magazine, Dialogue, New Art Examiner, Sculpture, and World Art, and she has produced and edited a number of books and catalogues. Snodgrass has taught art history and criticism at DePaul University, Columbia College Chicago, and SAIC, where she is currently a graduate advisor in sculpture and an instructor in the New Arts Journalism program.
Barry Anderson (co-sponsored with Student Art Association)
Anderson's artistic work spans video, video animation, multi-channel (surround sound) audio and installation art. He is greatly influenced by global pop culture of the mid-20th century. His has been featured in recent solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, Oakland, St. Louis and Kansas City. Two of his video works will be included in "The Big Reveal," and exhibition of recent collection acquisitions at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art starting in September 2011. His work also appears in the collections of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and the Everson Museum of Art, as well as numerous corporate and private collections. A monograph of his work, Contact Sheet, was produced by Light Work in September 2009.
Martin is a visual artist and musician making animal-human hybrid videos, performances, drawings, photographs, as well as a variety of songs and soundbased works. Under the title Power Animal Systems, he engages species-queer paganistic animism. Exploring power structures, species and gender hybridity, witchcraft, conflict, rock music, pre-history, and analog electronics. The videos, photographs, and performances are rituals, conjuring mysterious energies, removing anthropomorphism from its harmless, cartoon usage and connecting it to less safe, more real, quasi-mythical archetypes with Jungian undertones and erotic juxtapositions.
Momeni is a builder, composer and performer interested in the poetics of gesture, affect and timing. His work makes use all manners of technology to explore the social lives of objects and their embedded performative qualities. His creative output ranges from kinetic sculptures and sound installations, to urban interventions and music theater performance. Momeni is an Assistant Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University School of Art in Sculpture Installation Site-Work.
Savery is a co-operative business development practitioner. She loves to explore how organizations can be both effective and empowering for all involved, through drawing from an array of established techniques, practices and principles, including co-operative business models, sustainability theories, anti-oppression, non-violent communication, anarchism (direct democracy), consensus, and more, in a holistic, integrated way designed to best serve the needs and mission of each distinct group.
Morrison is the creator of Fleeting Pages, a four-week-long "pop-up" bookstore that stocked works by local writers and books from small, independent publishers across the country. The project was featured in both local and national newspapers and blogs, including Pittsburgh Tribune, City Paper and the Make Magazine blog.