Designer Michelle Wilby Friesenhahn to continue 2012-2013 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series at Trinity University

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Mary Anthony
Dec. 11, 2012

Designer Michelle Wilby Friesenhahn to continue 2012-2013 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series at Trinity University

SAN ANTONIO - A designer, a vocalist, and a free-lance creative director are among the guests coming to Trinity University as a continuation of the 2012-2013 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series this spring.  This series brings to campus a distinguished array of outstanding leaders in the fields of art, music, drama, communication, literature, art history, and aesthetics. All events are free and open to the public.  

Michelle Wilby Frisenhahn '77, an award-winning San Antonio designer, will present "Design Re-Defined: Design Is a Good Idea" at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Coates University Center Fiesta Room. She is known for her strong conceptual and project implementation skills in creating and developing corporate brand identities, logos, and catalogs.  Her global design portfolio covers health care, education, publishing, banking, law, media, real estate, technology, and food. Her clients include Dell Computers, H-E-B, USAA, and Shark TV.

Mark Allen, associate professor of art at Pomona College, will discuss "Mark Allen: Machine Project Presents!" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Northrup Hall Room 040. There will also be an opening reception for Allen's exhibition at 7:30 p.m. in the Neidorff Art Gallery of the Dicke Art Building. Allen is the founder and executive director of Machine Project, a non-profit performance and installation space investigating art, technology, natural history, science, music, literature, and food in an informal storefront in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Richard Todd Adams '96, returns to Trinity to present a vocal recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall. After graduating from Trinity and the Julliard School of Music, Adams quickly established himself in the world of musical theater with roles in The Phantom of the Opera and The Pirate Queen, and has received critical acclaim.  He has more than 20 stage productions to his credit, including two on Broadway, and is currently touring with Les Miserables. 

Free-lance creative director and Trinity alumnus Jeff St. Onge '83, will deliver, "Design Re-Defined: Creative Connections for Advertising Clients" at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the Coates University Center Fiesta Room. Onge worked on the creative side of some of the largest advertising agencies in the world including Chiat/Day, Ogilvy & Mather Direct, and Saatchi & Saatchi's Hispanic agency, before starting his own Manhattan agency, Jeff St. Onge & Friends (JSOF). He is now an Austin-based a free-lance creative director.

  The presentation of "Aesthetic Value, Ethics, and Climate Change" is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall. Emily Brady is a reader in aesthetics at the Institute of Geography and an academic associate in philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests begin in philosophical aesthetics and extend to various areas, including environmental aesthetics (nature, art, cultural landscapes, everyday life), environmental ethics, and 18th century philosophy. Her most recent book, The Sublime in Modern Philosophy: Aesthetics, Ethics, and Nature, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.