Artist Lecture Series 2015-16

The Artist Lecture Series is presented in partnership with the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL) and the WNMU Expressive Arts Department. This program provides an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of America’s finest artists. Held at Parotti Hall on the WNMU campus, participants have the opportunity to learn about an artist’s motivations, techniques and history while being generally entertained.

Parotti Hall is located to the north of the Fine Arts Center Theatre. Each lecture will be held on a Thursday and will begin at 6:30 pm (except where noted) with an exhibit opening immediately following at the McCray Gallery. Click for printable map.

Series Artists:  
Rose B. Simpson  |  Jennifer Douglass and Brian Myers  |  Karen Lauseng  | Cannon Hersey

Rose B. Simpson

part of The Edwina and Charles Milner Women in the Arts Lecture Series
Artist Website  |  Artist Bio

Simpson_collectionThursday, October 8 5:30-6:30pm,opening reception
Light Hall Patio
6:45pm-7:45 with 15 min Q&A
 Light Hall Theatre  (#22 on map)

Somewhere In Between – The Work Of Ella Sala Myers
Jennifer Douglass and Brian Myers

November 12 – Parotti Hall, 6:30pm
Thursday, Nov 12, 2015

6:30 p.m. LECTURE @ Parotti, Jennifer Douglass and Brian Myers
7:30 p.m. EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION WNMU Francis McCray Gallery of Contemporary Art

— Free and open to the public!
Ella Myers
The Work of Ella Sala Myers is envisioned as a journey, a story which unfolds by moving through the gallery into different spaces.
The show will also include Ella’s words and videos.

Ella Myers was one of three students tragically killed in a small plane crash after flying over the Silver Fire burn scar in Southern New Mexico. The three students were the eco-monitors for Aldo Leopold Charter School in Silver City and were studying the effects of the fire on their study area. More information at

Playful Intent –

Karen Lauseng

Jewelry show

January 14 – Parotti Hall, 6:30pm
artist website

Cannon Hersey


Part of the Pop Up New Media Festival

February 18 – Parotti Hall, 6:30pm
artist website