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A series of invited authors, film makers, and other expressive artists who lecture on their art and the experiences creating their art.

Denise Low
former Kansas State
Poet Laureate and Publisher

Thursday, October 2

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Free Open to the Public
Saturday, December 6
Buddhist World View

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WILL, the Mimbres Region Arts Council and the WNMU Expressive Arts Department continue with their successful Artist Lecture Series.

Get to know some of America's finest artists - learn about an artist's motivations, techniques and history while being genuinely entertained. The series offers a range of accomplished individuals. Light refreshments will be served.

Location: WNMU Parotti Hall
FREE and Open to the Public [ Get a printable map PDF ]

Romain Begay
Potter and Clay Artist

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:30pm
WNMU Parotti Hall
Romaine Begay is Towering House born into the Zuni clan. He creates Nizhoni Pottery, which is a combination of traditional and contemporary pottery. Nizhoni Is a Navajo word meaning beautiful, fine and good, all in one depending on the accent used.

Within the past two years my glaze designs have been influenced from the Navajo rug weavings, which is practiced in my family and from the traditional stories of the Navajo people. The drawings I depict on some wall plates are representative of the shamans and traditional Native American and contemporary pottery of today.
Paul Hotvedt

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6:30pm
WNMU Parotti Hall
Paul Hotvedt earned a B.F.A. in Painting from Tyler School of Art under the direction of two very different painters: Richard Cramer and Stephen Greene. Richard Cramer taught Paul the importance of process, the science of color, and an understanding of how much obsession can work in one's favor over the long run. From Stephen Greene he learned an appreciation of mystery and mastery.
Victoria Chick

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:30pm
WNMU Parotti Hall
Victoria Chick attended Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas where John Bashor, Chairman of the Art Department introduced her to drawing from the model and gesture drawing. From his teachings, Victoria developed a life-long interest in expressing movement in art. Her paintings at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Art Gallery, located in Lindsborg, are an eye opening experience in color. Victoria received her B.A. in Art from the University of Missouri at Kansas City where muralist Eric Bransby was her most influential studio professor. She was awarded an M.F.A. in Painting from Kent State University in Ohio.

"Denise Low - former Kansas State Poet Laureate and Publisher."
Thursday, October 2, 2014
WNMU Global Resource Center, 12th Street and Kentucky - Free and Open to the Public
Denise will discuss how cultural and structural geology, painters, other poets and her own cultural heritage influenced her to write her recent collections of poetry, Melange Block.

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Buddhist World View

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:00-3:30pm
WNMU Global Resource Center, Room ABC
Free and Open to the Public
The Very Venerable Wangchen Rinpoche, respected teacher and lineage holder of the Shangpa Kagyu of Tibetan Buddhism will be lecturing on "Buddhist World View."

This particular lineage is unique because the doctrine was founded by two enlightened female masters called Niguma and Sukha-Sidhi. Wangchen Rinpoche currently resides in Los Angeles where he teaches and hosts a meditation center. Those interested in philosophy, spirituality, religion and Buddhism should attend this free event.