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Date(s) - February 2, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Stanley G. Wold Resource Center


This semester, we are continuing with our popular Faculty Research Colloquium, which takes place at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters. The spotlight on Thursday, February 2,  features Associate Professor David Riep (Art History) and Associate Professor Sanam Emami (Pottery) who will share process-based insights into their current work connected to the theme of local earth in their work. The Faculty Research Colloquium offers an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in our faculty’s creative work in a lively, welcoming, and conversational setting. The talk will happen in the Wold Resource Center, in the Visual Arts Building and starts at 5pm.

All are welcome!

David Riep will be discussing new avenues for his research on South Sotho art and history which are aimed at addressing the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and exploring new possibilities for international student-driven collaboration. The talk will center on a Spring 2022 partnership between ART492a course (Art History Seminar: Earth and Environment in African Art) and architecture students at the University of the Free State, South Africa, and our development of a collaborative international poster exhibition.

Sanam Emami will be giving a presentation called “ Connecting Practice to Place” and will share background information on her personal work and studio practice and share information about the Faculty Development Award she received last year to find local and utilize local clay sources. Additionally, she will talk about an upcoming collaboration with Future Farmers to take students to a farm in Boulder to dig clay and bring back to the classroom for students to use and for use in an upcoming exhibition curated by the Longmont Museum and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, entitled agriCulture: Art Inspired by the Land.