News Bites: Sculpture and Functional Art Professor Eyes Upcoming Engagements in Michigan and Europe

Posted February 17, 2016 in Sculpture and Functional Art, News Bites, Faculty

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) Sculpture and Functional Art Assistant Professor Natalie Wetzel will be taking several trips this year to lecture on transdisciplinary culture in art, give performances, and participate in international collaborations.

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Wetzel will kick her travels off with two stops in Michigan. The first will be on February 18 at Central Michigan University, where she has also been invited to jury the university’s annual student exhibition. The second comes on April 24, when Wetzel will travel to Ferris State University to lecture and give a performance.

Later in 2016, Wetzel will be traveling abroad in the fifth (and first international) incarnation of her “G’NAT ART TOUR” – the name she’s given to her frequent and far-ranging transdisciplinary collaborations with musicians, artists, and professionals from a number of different fields.

In July, Wetzel will visit the Manchester Academy of Art (MAA) in the United Kingdom where she will be giving a lecture and working collaboratively with artist Bex Ilsley, Tribe Magazine, and MAA students.

In August, Wetzel will be visiting the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she’s been invited to give a lecture and performance/collaboration. This visit marks a continuation of Wetzel’s work with theoretical physicist Dr. Jacob Bourjaily of the Niels Bohr Institute. Bourjaily visited KCAD last spring to collaborate with Wetzel and KCAD students on a presentation that combined performance art with information about quantum field theory.  

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