Rod Strickland

Hide these lights under a bushel

Can even the ugliest object generate aesthetic pleasure or interest?

Students in a class taught by visual arts professors Rod Strickland and Zeke Moores are finding out. A course assignment for the students in Studio Practice and Ideas: Space involves the creation of an “ugly” lamp.

The exhibition of their works is currently on display in the LeBel Building’s SoVA Projects gallery.

Do-it-yourself dwelling design topic of discussion

Windsor based artist and School of Visual Arts professor Rod Strickland will offer examples and basic instruction on how to build a radically sustainable building from recycled materials in a public presentation entitled “Talking About Earthships” on Tuesday, June 26, in downtown Windsor.

His lecture will draw on Strickland’s experiences working with the Earthship Biotecture of architect Michael Reynolds and begins at 7 p.m. in the Community Innovation through Vital Interaction and Collaboration (CIVIC) Space, at 411 Pelissier Street.