Guest Faculty Lecture: Leeah Joo & Accra Shepp

Jun 8, 2021 7-8PM

Schermer Meeting Hall

Sunday and Tuesday evenings, June through September, the Ranch features a 60-minute presentation by distinguished faculty members and Visiting Artists. These insightful talks dive into inspiration, the creative process and more.

The presentations are free and open to the public, however registration is required for in-person attendance. 

Can’t make it in person? CLICK HERE to watch a livestream link of the program virtually.

In Conversation With

Leeah Joo

Leeah Joo has been teaching for over 20 years at colleges, including the Kansas City Art Institute, Fairfield University and the Maryland Institute College of Art. She studied painting and art history at Indiana University, Bloomington and received her MFA from Yale. Leeah teaches at Southern Connecticut State University and Paier College.

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Accra Shepp

Accra Shepp is a New York–based artist and writer. His images have been exhibited worldwide and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and other institutions. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and the New York Review of Books as well as the artist book Atlas (in the collection of the Whitney Museum and the New York Public Library), and Windbook, an artist-book installation at the National Library of Luxembourg. The installation, which explored ethnicity and national identity, was a year-long project where the book was outside exposed to the elements with only the wind to turn its pages. He is currently working on a photo-based project titled “The Covid Journals.”

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Peter Waanders

President and Chief Executive Officer

Peter owned both independent bookstores and was a partner in David Floria Gallery before working at the Aspen Institute. He is active in the Roaring Fork Valley, having served as president of the Aspen Young Professional Association and the Rotary Club of Aspen. He is on the board of The Buddy Program and is married with two children. Preferred Pronouns: He/Him

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Jun 8, 2021 7-8PM

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