Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Noteworthy Artists and Designers Share Their Stories with Students and the Public

Art 104’s Artists and Designers in Real Time series brings working professionals to campus to inform and inspire

Noteworthy Artists and Designers Share Their Stories with Students and the Public

By Mara Parker

February 11, 2019

A new, impressive lineup of successful artists and designers will share their inspiration and expertise with students and members of the public this spring as part of the Artists and Designers in Real Time (ADRT) lecture series.

ADRT, also known as ART 104, is a class offered each semester at the SDSU School of Art + Design. Taught by lecturer, David Fobes, this spring’s lineup will showcase nearly a dozen locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally-known working artists and designers. Presenters provide direct and frank information, and advice about being an arts professional. According to Fobes, students tend to have a very vague idea of what it takes to be an arts professional. Speakers are encouraged to tell personal stories about their struggles and achievements.

Fobes strives to bring a very diverse group of speakers to Art 104, ranging in experience from emerging and mid-career, to those well established in their field, as well as a broad mix of artists who are ethnically and culturally diverse. Architects, photographers, painters, new media, critics, sculptors, public artists , and curators are all represented. “I am committed to bringing in speakers who reflect the diversity of the student body at SDSU,” said Fobes.

In addition, Fobes likes to include one speaker every semester that has graduated within the last five years from the undergraduate program at the SDSU, and who

has become a leader in their field and working in their industry. “When students listen to someone very close to their own age talk about their success, it is very empowering” said Fobes.

This semester’s lineup includes: Ted Meyer, Alanna Airitam, Kasi Munoz, Emily Hermant, Dana Springs, James, Watts, Joe Mousey, Bells and Whistles, Kerianne Quick, and Hector Perez.

Art 104 is open to all majors, campus wide, and there are no prerequisites. Presentations are held in Hardy Hall, 221, with seating priority given to enrolled students. However, members of the public are welcome to attend, space permitting. According to Fobes, there are typically several dozen available seats for visitors each class. See flyer schedule for times and locations.9

The content within this article has been edited by Lizbeth Persons.

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