Overarching Goals of the Guest Artist Program
Dominican University’s Department of Art, Art History and Design launched its first Guest Artist Fellowship Program. Funded by an internal strategic initiative grant, the program invited a professional artist to be a part of the department's creative community and collaborative learning environment at Dominican. During this three week period, the guest artist received a studio space at Artworks Downtown, and facilitated workshops and projects with students and faculty.
This year, we were delighted to have San Francisco based artist Liz Hickok. Liz interacted with Junior/Senior Studio and Graphic Art Majors, leading critique sessions on their current and future thesis projects, as well as holding one on one sessions with students to help them envision their creative practice and community after graduation. During her final week, Liz gave a public presentation on her artwork-- including methods, overarching concepts, and research, while addressing the many aspects of being a creator in the 21st century.