Kelli Anderson to Present Mount Union Kershaw Lecture

January 27, 2017

kelli andersonALLIANCE, Ohio – Ms. Kelli Anderson, artist, and designer, will present the Kershaw Lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 9 in Presser Recital Hall of the Cope Music Hall.

The lecture is titled “The Hidden Talents of Everyday Things – Uncovering Lo-fi Magic” and is free and open to the public.

Anderson’s lecture focuses on the idea that our brains are not always working in sync with the other parts of our body to understand reality. She explores the world of lo-fi magic - using our senses to comprehend the world around us – by crafting things out of paper and technology. Her lecture challenges norms that shape reality and the world in which we live, trying to make people think and even change the ways they look at the world around them.

Ms. Anderson is an artist/designer/tinkerer who draws, photographs, cuts, prints, codes, and stop-motion-s. You may have seen her previously with her pop-up book that becomes a pinhole camera (This Book is a Camera), her design and animation for Tinybop’s acclaimed Human Body app, her paper record player wedding invitation, or the counterfeit NY Times action (made as part of activist group, The Yes Men.) She is also known for her work for NPR, The New Yorker, Wired, and MoMA—as well as brand redesigns for Russ & Daughters, Munchery, and Momofuku.

The Myrtie Allen Kershaw Lectureship on Poetry and the Fine Arts was established in 1960 by a bequest from Myrtie Allen Kershaw of Kent, Ohio, who indicated in her will that such a fund should go to a college chosen by her friend and executrix of her estate, Elizabeth Clark Bell. Because of Mrs. Bell's personal interest in Mount Union, where she was a student in 1932-33 and where her uncle, Robert E. Stauffer, was a teacher and librarian for many years, she designated Mount Union to receive the fund. The income is used to bring to the University a person(s) of distinction, for one or more lectures on ancient or modern poetry, the fine arts, or music or for an original performance in one of these fields.

The lecture and reception are free and open to the public. Presser Recital Hall is located in the Cope Music Hall on the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue on Mount Union’s campus.

For more information, contact the Office of Marketing at (330) 823-6063. 

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