Aug. 12: 7 p.m., GlasSalon
Photographer and University of Akron instructor Ben Schonberger will discuss his projects “Beautiful Pig” and “Hammer.” Through his analysis of objects that connect us to violence, Schonberger aims to show that an artist can infiltrate and redefine the context of images. His GAPP talk will take place on Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. in the GlasSalon. During his GAPP residency taking place Aug. 8-17, he will be recreating a series of handmade brass knuckles in glass in the Glass Studios.
Oct. 14: 7 p.m., GlasSalon
Rhode Island-based sculptor and performance artist Doreen Garner surveys sexuality, gender and race in her beautifully grotesque work. In her lecture on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. in the GlasSalon, Garner will discuss her work in glass inspired by her research on HeLa cells and Henrietta Lacks. “HeLa cells were taken in the 1950s from a tumor inside the cervix of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman living in Baltimore,” Garner said. “They were used for medical advancement as the first and only immortal cell line without her knowledge.” Garner’s GAPP residency will take place Oct. 12-19.