Visual arts department head to present TEDx talk
Michael Strand, associate professor and department head of visual arts, has been invited to present a TED talk at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Ecce Gallery in Fargo, N.D. His presentation, “The Spaces Between: Art, Craft and Humanity,” is part of the TEDx series of talks, which are organized around the world to present new ideas. Tickets for the event are available online at www.ted.com/tedx/events/3941.
Formatively a potter interested in the potential of functional art in today’s society, Strand’s work has moved seamlessly into community and social engagement. Recent projects have been documented and written about internationally, with a forthcoming feature article in Ceramics Art and Perception this spring.
Strand will present alongside Doug Burgum, Carl Peterson and Susan Mathison.