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Current Perspectives – Michael Strand
March 2 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Michael Strand is a Professor of Art and Head of Visual Arts at North Dakota State University. His artistic practice investigates the potential of craft as a catalyst for social change. Strand is a 2014-2016 Bush Foundation Fellowship recipient, a 2013 Alumni Achievement Award recipient at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was named 2015 Ceramic Artist of the Year by Ceramics Monthly. Michael also serves on the board of trustees of the American Craft Council and was recently elected into the International Academy of Ceramics a UNESCO affiliated organization based in Switzerland. Michael lectures and leads workshops internationally with recent engagements at Tainan University in Taiwan, Universidade San Joao del Rei in Brazil, The Renwick Gallery of American Art at the Smithsonian, New York College of Ceramics at Alfred and the Estonian Academy of Art in Talinn, Estonia.