Feb 25 2022

SETH SUTTON // In The Round: A Six-Part Speaker Series of Native Creatives

Time: Feb 25 5:30 PM

Attendance: MANDATORY for BGSU GD/MDes Students

SETH SUTTON // In The Round: A Six-Part Speaker Series of Native Creatives

Event Details

Time: Feb 25, 2022 5:30 PM

Attendance: MANDATORY for BGSU GD/MDes Students
Parking: Available in Parking Lot N :: metered lot through Parking App

Lecture: Open To The Public

SETH SUTTON // In The Round: A Six-Part Speaker Series of Native Creatives

Seth Sutton.
Artist. Activist. Filmmaker. Historian. Professor.
Public Lecture // Friday, February 25, 2022 at 5:30 pm
BGSU Olscamp 101

In the Round: a six-part speaker series featuring Native American Creatives seeks to render visible—to the BGSU and local communities—the artistry, activism, and presence of contemporary Native American artists.  This series is an extension of the recently-developed BGSU Land Acknowledgment, which provides the foundation upon which the university can build purposeful and sustained practices that seek to decolonize our institution.

In the Round features Native American creatives who work in the areas of the arts here at BGSU: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Music, Creative Writing, Film, and Theatre. The series offers opportunities to enrich the learning, experiences, and perspectives of all members of our campus and local communities. By engaging contemporary Indigenous and Native American Artists, this series challenges erroneous and harmful stereotypes that continue to permeate American society today. Exposure to the artists’ works and techniques through which they share their experiences, worldviews, and reactions to the cultural and historical moment in which we all find ourselves facilitates growth and dynamic learning opportunities for students, staff, and faculty.

Our first speaker in the series is Seth Sutton, chair and professor in the Arts & Humanities Department at Montcalm Community College. He lectures on cultural criticism, postcolonialism, critical race theory, Tribal sovereignty, Indigenous art & activism, visual arts, art history, anthropology, sociology, visual rhetoric, and more. He is also the author of The Deconstruction of Chief Blackhawk. A Critical Analysis of Mascots & The Visual Rhetoric of the Indian.

In The Round :: A Six-part Speaker Series of Native Creatives was made possible by Glanz Family Research Award for Interdisciplinary Faculty Innovation and Collaboration, Jane Labino Black Fund, BGSU President’s Office, Division of Diversity & Belonging, Division of Research and Economic Engagement, University Libraries, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Music, School of Art, School of Cultural and Critical Studies, Institute for the Study of Culture and Society, Department of English, Department of Theater & Film, Division of Graphic Design, Arts Village, ECAP, Wood County Public Library, and the Mazza Museum. 

To individuals with disabilities, please indicate if you need special services, assistance, or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services at access@bgsu.edu or 419-372-8495. Please notify us prior to the event.