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Published on November 8th, 2022 | by TLV News


Sarahfest Artist in Residence 2022: Valerie George

The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Department of Music announces Valerie George as their second annual Artist in Residence as part of Sarahfest 2022

This year’s residency is focusing on “The Art of Process in Creating.” It will allow students to participate in a unique opportunity to encounter new methods and on modes of production through engaging with visual art, sound, experimentation, and acts of collaboration in a truly integrated way. 

A mixture of six undergraduate and graduate students have been selected to work with Valerie during the residency: Lauren Ladner, If-not-God then Moses, Autumn Payneat, Maggie Muehleman, Kaitlyn Steinroeder, and Izzy Arthurs. After a week with Valerie, these students will present on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at 6 pm.

“We are pleased to welcome Valerie George to our campus and to have her work with this year’s talented cohort of University of Mississippi students,” states Theresa Starkey, acting director of the Sarah Isom Center. “Her broad body of work and ability to conceptualize engaging exhibits is sure to inspire students. George draws upon the art forms of sound, sculpture, video, performance art, and new media to explore the world around her and issues that interest her such as gender and the body.” 

George will conduct a public presentation on November 6, 2022, to kick off her residency. It will be located on the campus of the University of Mississippi at the Band Hall (350 University Avenue, East End near Memory House) the presentation will begin at 6 pm with a reception to follow. 

For more information on Sarahfest and for assistance related to a disability, contact Kevin at (662)915-5916 or email at isomctr@olemiss.edu. 

About Valerie George

VALERIE GEORGE (she/her) is an artist whose work over the past twenty years has reflected holistically on art and life in the form of installation art, site-specific works, video, performance, sound, sculpture, photography, new media, drawing, collaborative projects, and curatorial practices.

George received her MFA from the University of California, Davis, working closely with mentors Lynn Hershman-Leeson and Mary Lucier. She is a Full Professor of Art at the University of West Florida, Arts Editor of Panhandler Magazine: A Journal of Art and Literature, a member of Good Children Gallery, and a Co-Founder of the 309 Punk Project.

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