Virtual Thinker Thursdays | Creative Rounds

May 26, 2020

Posted In: Events, Thinker Thursdays


Artists, designers, filmmakers, architects, writers, innovators… if you have ideas, you belong at our Virtual Thinker Thursday!

Creative Rounds

Watch a virtual group 15×15 presentation format, eight participants are invited to cull and present 15 images, then talk about each for 15 seconds. In other words, there are 225 seconds to tell a story, any story, with visuals guiding the way. This presentation will be hosted on the video conferencing platform, Zoom.

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DeAndrea Carr

Chicago based artist, DeAndrea Carr uses her artistic abilities as a social platform. She recently  graduated from The Chicago High School for the Arts. Her  evolution in photography resulted in many exhibition opportunities, including a full-ride scholarship to the wonderful Anderson Ranch. She will continue her artistry while minoring in photography at Clark Atlanta University this Fall.

Cara Despain

Through writing, research and field work, Cara Despain creates film and video, sculpture, photography and installation addressing issues of land use and ownership, climate change, visualizing the Anthropocene and frontierism. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and currently lives in Miami, Florida and works between the two.

Jess Dugan

Jess T. Dugan is an artist whose work explores issues of identity, gender, sexuality, and community through photographic portraiture. Their work is regularly exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of several major museums throughout the United States.

Whitney Johnson

Whitney Johnson is the Director of Visuals at National Geographic. Under her leadership, National Geographic has earned two Ellies and the Angus McDougall Overall Excellence in Editing Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. Previously, she was the director of photography at The New Yorker. 

Christy Mahon

A Colorado native, Christy Mahon moved to Aspen and started pursuing a love of ski mountaineering. She became the first woman to ski all of Colorado’s 54 fourteeners and was among the first to ski all of Colorado’s 100 highest peaks. During the week, Christy is a passionate environmental advocate.

Yoonmi Nam

Yoonmi Nam is an artist whose work considers cross-cultural experiences and a sense of transience through observations of everyday objects and occurrences. Nam earned a BFA from Hong-Ik University in Seoul and an MFA from RISD. Currently, she is a Professor of Art at the University of Kansas.

Accra Shepp

Born and based in New York City, Accra Shepp has exhibited worldwide. His work is in MoMA, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Victoria and Albert, among others. A Fulbright Fellow, he has received various grants including, Art Matters, Artadia, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

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