Visiting Artists Program
In addition to ongoing interaction with department faculty, art &
art history students learn from visiting professional
artists. This important aspect of the program ranges
from informal studio visits to formal lectures and studio critiques.
During the Spring 2012 semester, Lancaster, Pa., artist Francine Fox visiting for two days of teaching and a presentation of her work. The department also hosts an informal presentation every few months by an accomplished professional artist. Students hear the stories of working artists—how they became artists, and what their
work means to them—while enjoying pizza and snacks. Recent artists include:
The department is home to Artist-in-Residence Daniel Massad, a nationally recognized still life painter whose intricate pastel images are in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. When not teaching in the department, Massad's studio, which is just down the road from LVC, is open to students for visits.