Feb 14, 2010

Introductions: Ellen Nielsen

This week's MFA Fiber and Material Studies lecture will be presented by Ellen Nielsen. Nielsen came to Chicago after working with the Annex Theatre in Baltimore, MD. As part of a creative collective Nielsen's imaginative costumes, puppets, and sets helped make the Annex Theater's musical adaptation of Harry Nilsson's album The Point! a hit in Baltimore. Nielsen has developed a distinct aesthetic that moves through both her collective and individual work. She celebrates the ornament, the innate, and relishes in labor. Nielsen also strives to create not just art objects but events that are in themselves art like her work with Annex Theater and her 2008 contribution to Baltimore's Artscape.

Ellen Nielsen's lecture is Monday, February 15th at 12:10 in Sharp 903 at 37 S. Wabash St., Chicago, IL. If you miss her lecture be sure to check out her website for more images, videos, and a complete resume.

Next week's lecturer will be Liene Bosque Muller (Friday 2/26).

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