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FAR & Away Virtual Lecture: Kei Ito and Andrew Keiper

Join us for a FAR & Away virtual lecture with virtual artists in residence Kei Ito and Andrew Keiper. The artists will be discussing their photographic, video and sound based collaboration work as well as a new project created in residence with FAR. A screening of their piece, New Light-Narrowcast, will be on display at FAR, 3216 Session Road, March 7th-11th.

Register for the event via the EventBrite for Zoom link:

About the Artists:

Kei Ito is a visual artist working primarily with experimental photography and installation art who is currently teaching at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in NYC. Ito received his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016. Ito’s work addresses issues of deep intergenerational loss and connections as he explores the materiality and experimental processes of photography, visualizing the invisible: radiation, memory and life/death.

Ito’s work, fundamentally rooted in the trauma and legacy passed down from his late grandfather – a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, meditates on the complexity of his identity and heritage through examining the past and current threats of nuclear disaster and his present status as an US-immigrant. Many of Ito’s artworks transformed both art and non-art spaces into temporal monuments that became platforms for the audience to explore social issues and the memorials dedicated to the losses suffered from the consequences of those issues.

Ito has participated in numerous Artist in Residence programs offered by the Studio at MASS MoCA, the Marva and John Warnock Biennial A-I-R, CPW, the Center for Fine Art Photography, and Creative Alliance. His works are included in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Norton Museum of Art, Candela Collection, the Marva & John Warnock A-I-R Committee, En Foco, and California Institute of Integral Studies. His internationally recognized solo and group shows can be read in reviews and articles published by Washington Post, Hyperallergic, BmoreArt, ArtMaze Magazine, Washington City Paper and BBC Culture/Art.

Andrew Paul Keiper is an artist and educator based in Baltimore, Maryland where he teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art in the Animation and Film & Video programs. Working in sound, image and installation, Andrew’s work dances across the boundaries of sound art, experimental music and sound design.

Field recordings, drones, drumming and sound designed evocations of places remote in time and place commingle in Keiper’s work, inviting the audience to listen in ways they may not be accustomed to listening. Much of Andrew’s work contemplates the legacy of his grandfather’s role in the creation of the atomic bomb, and the ramifications of atomic weaponry past and present. Andrew also maintains a practice as a sound designer for film, and as a musician and audio engineer.

Keiper received his BFA in painting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2002. He has exhibited in nationally, including in Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Washington DC. In 2016 and 2019 he was a Sondheim Prize semi-finalist, and in 2016 won a Rubys Artist Grant along with collaborator Kei Ito to produce a large scale project.

In January of 2018 Keiper and Ito presented their Rubys project, Afterimage Requiem at the Baltimore War Memorial. The exhibition received coverage by the Washington Post Magazine, the BBC, the Baltimore Sun and others. In 2016, they brought this work, along with others to the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where they exhibited their first large-scale art museum exhibition, Archives Aflame.

The Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) Planning Committee warmly invites you to a discussion about the future of NAIS at FSU, February 25, 11:00AM-12:00PM. Focused on what a NAIS Center would look like, what it would cover, and what you consider essential to such a center’s mission, the meeting provides an opportunity for students, staff, faculty, and the wider community to share their thoughts on these important topics. This is a virtual meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Robinson A. Herrera, Chair, NAIS Planning Committee at

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Artwork and statements by American and Russian art therapy professionals that reflect on experiences and creative responses to the pandemic will be on display from Feb. 14 to March 10 at FSU’s William Johnston Building Gallery, as well in the cities of Volgograd and Samara in Russia.

This exhibit is part of a “Learning through COVID-19” international conference.

Community members are invited to participate in the project’s art-making events at the William Johnston Building Gallery on Feb. 19 and March 5th.

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Project Partners:


(b. 1989, based in Brooklyn, New York) creates live performance and multimedia installations that address blackness outside of a codependent, binary structure of existence. Her work investigates the histories, symbols, and images that construct notions of Black identity within black personhood. The materials employed by Thomas function as tools, objects, and structures to compose a visual language that can be read, observed, and repeated within spatial, temporal, and sensorial environments.

Through movement and matter, Thomas deconstructs, and reconstructs notions of visibility, hyper-visibility, passing, trespassing, eroticized, and marginalized representations of black bodies in relation to disposable labor, domestic service, and notions of thingness. Her performances combine rhapsodic layers of live and recorded voice, reciting her own poetry and slipping between various modes of address, to explore the pleasures and pressures of dependency, care, and support. Thomas underscores the endurance and intimacy that care work demands from those expected to perform it — predominantly black women, black femmes, and people of color. By centering self and communal care in real-time, Thomas’ practice aims to build bridges of understanding, and community, to create safer spaces for black people and people of color.

Q+A Session to follow artist presentation.

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Second in a series of webinars featuring research on civic engagement funded by the Institute of Politics (IOP@FSU).

This webinar features research by Dr. Sara Scott Shields and Dr. Rachel Fendler, who are faculty in the Department of Art Education. The scholars discuss their work with interdisciplinary teams at schools in historically underrepresented and marginalized communities. The researchers will discuss some of key takeaways of this collaborative project and answer questions from attendees.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics at FSU and the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy.

Dial-In Information


Register at this link.

When you register, you will be sent a Zoom link to access the event.



Please join the FSU Department of Art History on Thursday, March 25, at 6:00 pm EST for a public online lecture by artist Allan deSouza. In their lecture, “Perverting the Course of JustArt History,” deSouza will discuss their artistic strategies of quoting and rewriting (art) history; how these speak to issues of representation, equity, and justice; and how such strategies create additional labor for those already doing the work of historicizing art. All are welcome.

You can learn more about deSouza’s work here:

To register for this event click here.

Lindsay Schiller, Career Liaison for the College of Fine Arts, is hosting a virtual career panel for careers in art therapy, art administration, art education, and edu-curation. Three FSU alumni panelists will share their experiences with students interested in attending graduate school. The panelists include:

Leah Guzman: Art Therapist

Perdita Ross: Art Education Background; Independent Business Owner

Anissa Ford: Art Administration Background; Gadsden Arts Center Education Director

Please follow the Zoom link to attend this event.

James Frazier, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and two-time FSU alumnus introduces us to three young alumni considered rising stars in their fields. Hear about their journey to the positions they have today, what opportunities await them in their careers, and how they characterize success.

To register for this event click here. For more information on the panelists visit,

The final installment of FAR & Away Conversations for the season, features performance artists Elliot Reed and Ron Athey in a virtual discussion. In this live-streamed event the collaborators have the platform to talk about topics that they feel are pertinent in the moment and you as the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions via the chat. To register for this event, visit here: FAR & Away Conversations

We invite you to join our Virtual Public Watch Party for A Midsummer Night’s Dream followed by a LIVE Digital Talkback with the artists.

On Thursday, November 12th, join us for this magical 45-minute digital adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on your own device and from the comfort of your home. After experiencing the magic of Midsummer, click into our live digital talkback, hosted on YouTube Live. We’d love to answer your questions, so have them ready to share in the Live Chat during the conversation!

If you would like to see a Sneak Peek of the show prior to November 12th:

  • Tickets are $15 per household, $5 for student households.

How to order tickets step by step:

  • Step 1: Go to and click on the A Midsummer Night’s Dream banner OR click on this direct link:
  • Step 2: Log into your Tessitura Account by clicking the Log-in button on the top left.
    • To log-in, type in your email address. If you don’t remember your password, click on “Reset your Password” and follow the instructions.  Hint:  If you choose to check out as a guest, you will have to fill in a lot of extra information.
  • Step 3: Choose 1 for the number of households you are purchasing.
  • Step 4: In the top right corner, click on the box next to Promo Code, and enter DREAMFREE and hit the Submit button. Your ticket is now free of charge!
  • Step 5: Complete your purchase by clicking on the red Reserve button.

Once you​ have completed the process, you will receive a confirmation via email. We will be sending you specific instructions about how to access the performance and talkback before November 12th.


A few FAQs:

  • What is a Digital Talkback? As a way to be responsive to our schools and community organizations, we have devised a way that a large amount of audience members can come together to ask our cast and creative team questions. Whether at home or in a classroom, this style of talkback allows our audiences to have conversations about the art with each other and with our team. This Digital Talkback will be on YouTube live, and participants are encouraged to ask questions by typing them into the LIVE CHAT box on their screen.


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