Lori VanMeter

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Press (article titles may be truncated):

Presentations and Publications:

  • Featured Speaker, Art Twistory 101, Louden Nelson Center, Santa Cruz, CA, 2016
  • Guest Speaker, Major Pro Seminar, California State University, Seaside, CA, 2015
  • Featured Speaker, Dia de los Muertos, Michael Angelo Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA, 2015.
  • Featured Speaker, History Happy Hour, Campbell Historical Society, Campbell, CA, 2015.
  • Guest Lecturer, Major Pro Seminar, California State University, Seaside, CA, 2014. 
  • Featured Speaker, Experts and Insights (public lecture series), Sierra College, Truckee, CA, 2010.  
  • Featured Speaker, Westland House Hospice, Monterey, CA, 2009.    
  • Conference Presenter, 12th Annual Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration, & Public Display, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, 2008.  
  • Featured Speaker, The Burning Pub, London, England, 2007.   
  • Conference Presenter, 5th Global Conference, Making Sense Of: Dying and Death.  Oxford University, Oxford, England, 2007.  Paper Published, The Temples at Burning Man

Installations, Exhibitions, and Public Art Projects:

  • Public Art Activity.  "Epitaphs" at 3rd Friday: BODIES, Santa Cruz MAH, Santa Cruz, CA 2016.
  • Featured Designer/Artist.  ”Merry Widows” at Michael Angelo Gallery for Dia de los Muertos, Santa Cruz, CA, 2015
  • Public Art Installation, Event Planning.  “Memory Lane” at MPYRE Strikes Back, Monterey, CA, 2015.
  • Public Art Installation, Event Planning, Outreach, “Pillars of the Community” at IGNITE Capstone Festival, Seaside, CA, 2015.
  • Public Art Workshop.  “Pillars of the Community” at Michael Angelo Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA, 2015.
  • Public Art Activity.  “Pillars of the Community” at Oasis Bay Festival, Seaside, CA, 2015.
  • Public Art Workshop, Event Planning.  “Pillars of the Community” at National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA, 2015.
  • Public Art Activity.  “Pillars of the Community” at SURGE Art Fair, Seaside, CA, 2015.
  • Public Art Workshop, Event Planning.  “Pillars of the Community” at Blank Canvas, Aptos, CA, 2015.
  • Public Art Activity.  “Blue Friends” at 3rd Friday: BLUE, Santa Cruz MAH, Santa Cruz, CA, 2015.
  • Public Art Installation (Invitational).  “Blue Jeans and Blue Collars” at Dia de los Muertos, Evergreen Cemetery (Santa Cruz MAH), Santa Cruz, CA, 2014.
  • Interactive Public Performance.  “Severing Ties” at Site Specific Festival, Seaside, CA, 2014.
  • Commissioned Public Art Installation (Competitive award).  “Eating Light, 3rd Course” at the Otter Express, Seaside, CA, 2014-Present.
  • Group Exhibition (Juried).  “Eating Light, 2nd Course” in Starving Artists, Balfour-Brutzman Gallery, Seaside, CA, 2014.
  • Group Exhibition (Juried).  “Clique Here” in DisConnected, Balfour-Brutzman Gallery, Seaside, CA, 2013.
  • Public Art Installation. “Clique Here” at Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV, 2013.
  • Group Exhibition, (Juried).  “Rose Plate” in What’s your nature, Balfour-Brutzman Gallery, Seaside, CA, 2013.
  • Group Exhibition (Invitational).  “Eating Light, 2nd Course” in ReModified, Hartnell College Gallery, 2012.
  • Group Exhibition (Invitational).  “Eating Light” in Modified, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA, 2011.
  • Featured Workshop (Invitational).  “Sugar Skulls” for Dia de los Muertos, Westland House, Monterey, CA, 2009.
  • Spoken Performance.  “I Was There in the Room” in The Vagina Monologues, CalNeva Resort, Incline Village, NV, 2007.
  • Set and Properties Design.  Various pieces for The Truckee Follies, Truckee, CA, 2007.
  • Public Art Collaboration with Valerie Surjan (Invitational).  “The Monarchy” in Lions on Safari, throughout Sacramento, CA, 2004.