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Heather Watkins | Artist Talk Cooley Gallery and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Mon, 05/01/2023
Heather Watkins, working on Score (2014), the large-scale sculptural wall drawing installed in the north atrium of Lincoln Performance Hall, and related scroll drawings from her series Transcripts and Readings (2013).

Heather Watkins will have artist talks at the Cooley Gallery on occasion of her exhibition Dark Moves, as well as at Portland State University in conjunction with Blindspots and Throughlines in the Broadway Gallery at Portland State University.


Dark Moves Artists Fabiola Menchelli +Heather Watkins in conversation
Saturday, May 6, 11:30 am, Reed chapel

The Cooley opens at 10:30 am before the event
Join Menchelli and Watkins with curator Stephanie Snyder as they discuss their individual and collective practices. Reed chapel, Eliot hall
Refreshments served!


Heather Watkins: Blindspots and Throughlines Artist Talk
THURSDAY, MAY 11 | 6:00 PM


Since the beginning of Fall 2022, Heather Watkins has participated in a year-long residency at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at PSU, working with faculty and students in two Freshman Inquiry learning communities. Through workshops, guest lectures, studio visits, and other creative pedagogies, Watkins collaborated with students to create new avenues for understanding and experiencing Watkins’ two public artworks, located on the PSU campus: Score (2014), Lincoln Performance Hall; and Soundings: Opening, Fathoming, Grounding, Searching, Returning (2020), Vanport Building. In this artist talk, Watkins will deliver an overview of this initiative in community-engaged learning that has allowed her to reanimate previous artworks with special attention to artistic process and modes of interpretation. She will also talk about her role in the inaugural curricular exhibition Beautiful Questions, which is currently on view in the Broadway Gallery in Lincoln Hall. Finally, Watkins will discuss the development of a publication (which she received a RACC Arts3C grant to produce) that will encapsulate and archive this exciting and multifaceted project.

Lecture will be held in Lincoln Hall, RM 225. This program is free and open to the public. ASL interpreting will be provided.*