Artwork & Soul: The Visible Arts – Penny Stamps Speaker Sequence Shares Material In a different way Throughout Pandemic

This 7 days, “Art and Soul” is about the visual arts.  Lisa Barry, together with state and nearby arts leader Omari Hurry, converse with Chrisstina Hamilton, director of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series at the College of Michigan.


Considering that no in-individual activities are occurring because of to the pandemic, the Penny Stamps Speaker Sequence has developed in a amount of distinct means.  Chrisstina Hamilton says they are occupied generating new content material but are sharing it online or with their public television content material associate, Detroit Community Television set.  

Just about every Friday, a new function is shared and can be viewed when it really is most convenient for people fascinated.  Hamilton says she misses the in-person electricity and connection from pre-pandemic speaker events but says this new way of sharing the collection has its benefits as properly, including sharing some formerly recorded gatherings that were being in no way shared ahead of and convincing artists she’s been inquiring to participate for years to ultimately agree to do so. 



The Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series provides revered leaders and innovators from a broad spectrum of inventive fields direct to your monitor of alternative with the guidance of our partners, Detroit Public Television and PBS Guides.

All speaker series activities will be webcast on Fridays at 8 pm EST in this article and at  You can also look at the talks and be a part of the discussion on the Penny Stamps Series Facebook web page.

Impending Speaker Sequence occasions include:



  • “Candy Chang: Transforming Our Metropolitan areas” (Friday, February 12): Through the activation of community areas all around the world, Taiwanese-American artist Candy Chang creates function that examines the dynamics in between modern society and the psyche, the threshold concerning isolation and community, and the techniques shared places can cultivate reflection, perspective, and kinship.


  • “Jaume Plensa: Can You Listen to Me?” (Friday, February 19): “Can You Hear Me?” is a documentary film that follows internationally celebrated Spanish artist Jaume Plensa for a year and a 50 percent, offering audiences an unfiltered look into his inventive process.


  • “Sophia Brueckner: Sci-Fi Prototyping and Important Optimism” (Friday, February 26): Inseparable from desktops because the age of two, Sophia Brueckner thinks she is a cyborg.  As a software package engineer at Google, she designed and created merchandise made use of by tens of hundreds of thousands.  At the Rhode Island University of Design and the MIT Media Lab, she investigated the concurrently empowering and managing factors of engineering with a emphasis on tangible and social interfaces. 


**Particular thanks to Paul Keller for delivering the Artwork & Soul concept audio.**

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