Illustration historian Jaleen Grove will present “Bodycount: A Graphic Reckoning in the Illustration Morgue” at Northern Michigan University. Her talk is scheduled at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in room 165 of the Art and Design Building. It is free and open to the public.
Grove will address how various concepts of “the body” are implicated in the act of illustrating, in the resulting illustrations, and in how viewers interpret them. She will also explore how to account for the picture-morgue of historical illustration that built today's visual culture and that informs illustrators' education today.
An associate editor of History of Illustration and the Journal of Illustration, Grove has been working in and writing on aspects of illustration since 1990. She is the Postdoctoral Fellow in Popular Print in the Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University in St. Louis.
“Grove presents her research on American and Canadian illustration past and present, exhuming illustration's ‘missing persons,' graphic bodies of work, bodies of women in pictures and of female illustrators, artists' and viewers' bodies in neuroscience, and cartoonists' and illustrators' bodies in contemporary practice,” reads the event description.
For more information, call 227-1481.
Northern Michigan University's home base of Marquette is the 2nd safest college town in Michigan and the 19th safest in America, according to ranking released by The SafeWise Report.
SafeWise security experts evaluated the most recent FBI crime statistics from 2015, calculated the total number of crimes committed in each city with at least one accredited institution of higher learning, then weighed those numbers in relation to population and other factors. They coupled that data with their own research on safety-related programs and initiatives, culminating in 2017's “30 Safest College Towns in America.”
The Marquette description on the SafeWise website reads: “The Marquette City Police Department has a youth services bureau that provides educational programs about everything from bicycle safety to youth violence prevention. Working in conjunction with Northern Michigan University's Department of Public Safety and the County Sheriff's Department, crime is held to a minimum in this Upper Peninsula city. Marquette averaged 2.10 violent crimes per 1,000 residents in 2015, and property crime was just 12.81 per 1,000. In addition, the city reported a total of forty-five violent crimes, and there were zero counts of arson and murder.”
SafeWise is a home security and safety resource committed to increasing safety education, awareness, and preparedness in American communities.
Please note the Jan. 15 registration deadline.
The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation titled “Our Wild Watershed” from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.
Emily Whittaker, special projects manager of the Yellow Dog Watershed Project, will share photos, videos and information about the work the organization does to keep wild watershed areas natural.
Attendance is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members. Register before Monday, Jan. 15, by calling 227-2979. Contact Marilyn Proctor by calling 345-8083 for more information.