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Scott Artist Series: Susie Ganch Public Lecture

  • Presented By: CSU Department of Art and Art History
  • Dates: March 19, 2024
  • Location: Iris & Michael Scott Alumni Center
  • 701 W. Pitkin Street
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: FREE
    • This year’s Scott Artist Series visiting artist will be Susie Ganch, a trained metalsmith and jeweler, currently working as a site-specific installation artist who incorporates throwaway materials such as plastic bags and disposable coffee cups lids. Her work offers a pointed commentary on the effects of human culture and consumption on the environment.

      Ganch’s art exemplifies a belief in a circular economy that operates like a natural ecosystem, promoting the use of existing and finite resources sparingly and expanding recycling exponentially. The idea put forth is that if we use less, use things longer, and recycle as much as possible, we can eventually eliminate trash by not creating it.

      Ganch's undergraduate studies in Geology and her subsequent MFA in Metals from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have shaped her interest in issues of waste and cultural consumption habits. In addition to her studio work, Ganch has been commissioned for large-scale installations throughout the country that address these concerns. In that same vein, Ganch is the co-founder and director of the Radical Jewelry Makeover project, a global jewelry mining and recycling initiative that has traveled worldwide.