Artist Michael Thiele, Founder of Hardwood Music Company (Flagstaff, AZ), will be speaker and honoree of the inaugural “Iconconoclasts & Visionaries” series. The event takes place on Wednesday, November 28, with pre-talk open session at 3:30 pm and artist’s talk 4-5 pm, Hale Black Cultural Center, The Ohio State University, 154 W 12th Ave, Columbus, OH. Series co-founders, Dr. Cathy Ryan (Department of English, The STEAM Factory) and Lawrence Williamson (Office of Diversity and Inclusion), saw the opportunity to spark students’ imagination by bringing iconoclasts and visionaries to campus and honoring those who inspire us through their artistic achievements. Michael Thiele will give an informal pre-talk performance and attendees may experiment with select drums, which are hand crafted in a variety of exotic and acoustically fine hardwoods and tuned to any key. Every drum maintains the same “approachability” and “playability” when played by professionals, like Ben Harper, or non-musicians.
There will be light refreshments and Q&A.