2017 Opening Ceremonies and Reception

Opening Ceremonies and Reception

Thursday, June 1

Welcome, Awards, Lifetime Achievement Lecture, Keynote Address: Norfolk Waterside Marriott at 2 pm

Reception: U.S.S. Wisconsin at 5:30 pm

The Opening Ceremonies will welcome GAS attendees to the 2017 conference and will pay tribute to GAS Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Joyce J. Scott and GAS Lifetime Membership honoree Wayne Strattman. Following the Keynote Lecture, board the historic U.S.S. Wisconsin for a lively reception with scrumptious appetizers, a cash bar, and friendly company.



Keynote Address: Mark Dion, Adventures in the Culture of Nature

Renowned artist Mark Dion will provide a global tour of his site-specific installations, projects, and public artwork. Dion’s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. For over two decades, Dion has worked in the public realm in a wide range of scales, from architecture projects to print projects in newspapers. Dion received a BFA and honorary doctorate from the University of Hartford’s School of Art, and also attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program. He has received numerous awards, including the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Lucelia Artist Award, and has had major exhibitions in the United States and internationally. He is the co-director of Mildred’s Lane, an innovative visual art education and residency program in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania.


Photo: Mark Dion, Marine Invertebrates, 2013, courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. 

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