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Art & Design Ι Artist Talks

In addition to upholding the tradition of hiring special guest speakers to promote their own disciplines, faculty members of our department have put together their own series of artist talks.  Whether they are promoting a well known artist through an artist talk, or teaching the acquisition of new skills through a workshop, the faculty members from the Department of Art & Design bring pride in illustrating to our students that the skills they are learning in the classroom can transform into lucrative careers beyond their education.  


  • 1/26.2021 @ 1:10 pm Ι Type Design w/ Derek M. Black

    Derek M. Black Work

    Derek M. Black will be giving a talk to the Typography 2 class about the process of designing a font. Derek is a type designer and the former Dean of Academics at SCAD Hong Kong.  He now runs the branding for a jewelry studio in Sri Lanka.  All students, staff, and faculty that are interested in the process of designing a font are welcome to attend.  View the recent work of Derek Matthew Auxier Black.

    Passcode: 081441
    Meeting ID: 990 2496 9853

    Contact: David Pierce 
    Department of Art & Design 

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  • 2/25.2021 @ 12:05 pm Ι For the Love of Making w/ Prof. Jeri Robinson

    Prof Jeri Robinson Lawrence from the Dept of Art & Design"For the Love of Making" is part of a lecture series providing an opportunity for our Millersville University community to gather together and celebrate the accomplishments of our College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences colleagues. 

    Jeri Robinson-Lawrence will speak about her creative and scholarly research. Robinson-Lawrence joined the Millersville University Department of Art & Design in 1992. Having earned her MFA degree from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1988, she has maintained an active and prestigious scholarly record since 1986. As a self-labeled lifelong learner, Jeri actively seeks out new ways of making and is most interested in working with sustainable materials. Due to this interest she can regularly be found working with wool from her own flock of rare breed sheep. Jeri is also Co-Owner, alongside her daughter, of Flying Fibers, a full-service fiber arts shop located in Landisville, PA. Together they designed and manufactured their own line of yarn under the Flying Fibers Yarn Company label, all of which is hand-dyed by Jeri. Their debut yarn, Yorkshire Medley, is a DK weight blend of Wensleydale and Blue Faced Leicester hand dyed wool. 

    So please support the Dept of Art & Design's Prof. Jeri Robinson Lawrence in this talk.  All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

    Register Here


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  • 2/23.2021 @ 12:00 pm Ι Creative Entrepreneurship

    Dani GrantInnovator in Residence, Dani Grant, will be visiting the Department of Art and Design to speak about Creative Entrepreneurship on Tues. Feb. 23 from noon – 1:00 pm.

    Dani Grant is one of those tenaciously hard-working, creative entrepreneurs who has transformed a deep passion for music into her life’s work. Dani owns and manages a legendary and historic music venue located in Northern Colorado, Mishawaka Amphitheatre. This venue has hosted incredible international, national and local acts, and it’s unique vibe and natural beauty attracts concert-goers from around the world.  It is also a mountain destination, full service restaurant that serves tens of thousands of guests annually.

    Meeting ID:  921 1975 4494    

    Contact: Prof. Heidi Leitzke
    Director, Eckert Art Gallery & Assistant Professor of Art
    Department of Art & Design

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