Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Announcing the MWLUG 2015 Guest OGS Speaker

Each year at the annual MWLUG conference we focus on a theme. This year the theme is "Transforming Collaboration Through Innovation." Design creates innovation by forcing changes on how we perceive and think. Design controls how effective we communicate to users. IBM have been focused on bringing design innovations to products like IBM Verse.

We are so fortunate this year to have Phil Gilbert from IBM Design speak about the importance of design for software followed by Kramer Reeves discussing innovations that IBM have been focused on with IBM Verse. For the seventh annual MWLUG conference Phil and Kramer will be lead by one of the most dynamic speakers that our MWLUG committee has ever known about image and design.

We are happy to announce that the MWLUG 2015 OGS Guest Speaker is artist and educator Katherine Rhodes Fields.


Katherine Rhodes Fields

Katherine is an internationally recognized graphic arts educator and contemporary artist whose print work was recently displayed as a solo exhibition at the famous Grafički Kolektiv Gallery in Belgrade Serbia. In August of 2014, she was the invited graphic artist from the United States for the Fine Arts International Assembly, in Visegrad, Republic Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovinia. In the late summer of 2015 she will return to Serbia to participate as a representative artist from the United States for the Tourism Organization of Kraljevo’s 40th Art Colony at Studenica. Her work can be found in printed publications as well as many private and public art collections, including the Mississippi Museum of Art. Katherine has also created broadsheets for the famed authors Ace Atkins, Jeffrey Eugenides and the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction winner Adam Johnson.

Katherine currently resides in Houston, Texas as Professor of Fine Arts and Head of Printmaking at HCC Central and teaches printmaking at The University of Houston Clear Lake including the UHCL International Arts Consortium where she has conducted printing workshops and critiquing sessions at the Universidad de Veracruzana, Facultad de Artes Plasticas, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, the University of Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Serbia and at the University of Arts, Faculty of Applied Arts, Belgrade, Serbia. In September of 2015, Katherine will begin her tenure as President of Print Matters, a non-profit artist organization in Houston, Texas and as Executive Director of Print Houston, a city wide and summer-long celebration of original prints in related exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and special events at museums, galleries, non-profit organizations, and alternative spaces throughout the Houston area.

 

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