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Vigia Gallery Guide
Vigia Gallery Guide

This conference was held November 11 - 13, 2012
University of Missouri | Columbia, Missouri

This unique conference will focus on Ediciones Vigía, a collective of book artists located in Matanzas (Cuba) that publishes handcrafted art-object books in a number of genres bringing together multiple aesthetics. We will concentrate on Ediciones Vigía's innovative and experimental aesthetics, graphic design, and book creation, as well as its entrepreneurial efforts and creative use of new and mixed media.

Keynote Speaker

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  • Ruth Behar, MacArthur Fellow and Cuban American author published by Ediciones Vigía, Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan

Featured Presenters

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  • Rolando Estévez Jordán, principal designer and artist of Ediciones Vigía, Winner of Cuba's National Prize of Book Design
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  • Nancy Morejón, prolific Afro-Cuban poet published frequently by Ediciones Vigía, Poet Laureate and winner of Cuba's National Prize for Literature
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  • Ivo Zander, professor of entrepreneurship at the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden with research interest in art entrepreneurship

Highlights include

  • First screening of a documentary film on Ediciones Vigía by Juanamaría Cordones-Cook
  • Exhibitions of Ediciones Vigía's books at the University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology and at Ellis Library (some one of a kind)
  • Exhibition of Works on Paper by Rolando Estévez Jordán, at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery
  • Performance: unveiling of a one-of-a-kind book, I Love My Master, by Estévez, and reading by Nancy Morejón
  • Exhibition of Missouri artist books, We’re in this Together, at Perlow-Stevens Gallery

Preconference Events

Saturday, November 10th
Whitmore Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building
Dr. Carlos Perez-Mesa Memorial Concert
Hilaro Durán and Jane Bunnett with Candido Camero
Presented by the "We Always Swing"® Jazz Series

Wednesday, November 14th
105 Strickland
Poetry Reading by Nancy Morejón and Salgado Maranhao

Sponsored by

Mizzou Advantage Museum of Art and Archaeology MU Libraries MU Art Department Organization resource Group McQuinn Center Afro-Romance Institute MU Arts & Humanities Small Grants Program Chancellor's Diversity Initiative Chancellor's Distinguished Visitors Program

Day 1

Saturday, November 10

    • Time
    • Event
    • Location
    • Preconference Event
      Dr. Carlos Perez-Mesa Memorial Concert
      Hilaro Durán and Jane Bunnett with Candido Camero
      Presented by the "We Always Swing"® Jazz Series
      tickets $24/ $29
    • Whitmore Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building

Day 2

Sunday, November 11

    • Time
    • Event
    • Location
    • 3:00pm-5:00pm
    • Works on Paper by Rolando Estévez Jordán
      Special Gallery Preview
    • George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Fine Arts Building
    • 5:00pm-6:00pm
    • Welcome
      Alex Barker and Mary Pixley, Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri

      Screening of Un libro único de Estévez (A One-of-a-Kind Book by Estévez) by Juanamaría Cordones-Cook
      Documentary chronicling the conception and creation of Rolando Estévez Jordán’s sculptural book based on Nancy Morejón’s poem, “I Love My Master.”

      Unveiling of I Love My Master by Estévez; reading of “I Love My Master” by Nancy Morejón; translation by David Frye

    • Museum of Art and Archeology, Pickard Hall
    • 6:00pm-7:00pm
    • Exhibition Opening and Reception
    • 7:00pm-8:00pm
    • Screening of Ediciones Vigía: Poéticas visuales (Ediciones Vigía: Visual Poetics) by Juanamaría Cordones-Cook
      Documentary of the evolution of the press and the production of Vigía books. Includes interviews with Vigía craftspeople and prominent Cuban intellectuals involved with the press from its inception.

      Panel Discussion on the documentary withRolando Estévez Jordán, Nancy Morejón, Juanamaría Cordones-Cook, and Maria Rodriguez-Alcala

Day 3

Monday, November 12

    • Time
    • Event
    • Location
    • 7:45am-8:30am
    • Registration

    • Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union
    • 8:30am-9:00am
    • Welcome
      Juanamaría Cordones-Cook, Romance Language and Literatures, University of Missouri
      Michael Middleton, Deputy Chancellor, University of Missouri

    • 9:00am-10:00am
    • “For the Love of Beautiful Books: An Ode to Ediciones Vigía
      Ruth Behar, Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan

    • 10:00am-10:15am
    • Break

    • 10:15am-11:45am
    • Breakout Sessions I

      Breakout 1:
      Images of Modernity in Latin American Literary Magazines

      • Chair: Berkley Hudson (Magazine Journalism, University of Missouri)
      • Ana Moraña (Modern Languages, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania)
        “The Feast of Modernity in Images. The Argentinean Magazine Caras y Caretas (1898-1910)”
      • Olga Vilella (English and Foreign Languages, Saint Xavier University)
        “Navigating Between Two Waters: La Revista Blanca of Puerto Rico and the Turn of the Twentieth Century”
      • Robert Lesman (Modern Languages, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania)
        “Intersemiotic Dialogue in Orígenes: Lezama and Mariano”
    • Strickland Room S203, Memorial Union
    • Breakout 2:
      The Art and History of Estévez’s Ediciones Vigía

      • Chair: Rachel Weiss, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
      • Bill Fisher (Independent Researcher and Book Collector)
        “Viaje a las semillas: The Origins and Early Years of Ediciones Vigía
      • Kim Nochi (Independent Scholar)
        Vigía Iconography and the Construction of a Cuban Identity”
      • Kristin Schwain (Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri)
        “’Vigía es Ellegua’: The Santería Aesthetics of Rolando Estévez Jordán and Ediciones Vigía
    • Walt Disney Room N206, Memorial Union
    • 11:45am-1:00pm
    • Break for Lunch

    • 1:00pm-2:30pm
    • Breakout Sessions II

      Breakout 3:
      The Intersection of Image and Text: Using Vigía Books as Tools for Transmediation and Building Visual Literacy

      • Chair: Kathy Unrath (Art Education, University of Missouri)
      • Panelists from the University of Missouri: Lyria Bartlett (Architectural Studies), Cathy Callaway (Museum of Art and Archaeology), Mary Franco (Art Education), Kristin Schwain (Art History and Archaeology), Jo Stealey (Art), and Sharyn Hyatt Wade (Art Education)
    • Walt Disney Room N206, Memorial Union
    • Breakout 4:
      Entrepreneurship in the Visual and Culinary Arts

      • Chair: Peter Klein (Applied Social Sciences and McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, University of Missouri)
      • Wanderley Reis (Hispanic Languages & Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles)
        “The Art of Bookmaking and Entrepreneurship in Monteiro Lobato”
      • Lola Aponte-Ramos (University of Puerto Rico)
        “Unpleasant Questions: Reconstructing the Word in the Bookmaking in Puerto Rico”
      • Sharon Alvarez (Management & Human Resources, The Ohio State University)
        “Entrepreneurship in the Cuban Restaurant Industry”
    • Strickland Room S203, Memorial Union
    • Breakout 5:
      Estévez’s Interpretation of Gender in Ediciones Vigía

      • Chair: Anne Rudloff Stanton (Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri)
      • Aimee Koon and Niki Eaton (Sociology and Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri)
        Ediciones Vigía: Queering Books, Boundaries, and Boundedness”
      • Mabel Cuesta (Hispanic Studies, University of Houston)
        “Women Authors in Vigía, a New Era Is Born”
      • María Inés Lagos (Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, University of Virginia)
        “Versions of a Life: Ana Mendieta, A Poem by Nancy Morejón in Ediciones Vigía
    • Eyler Room S110, Memorial Union
    • 2:45pm–3:45pm
    • Creativity and Innovation across Domains

      • Chair: Peter Klein (Applied Social Sciences and McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, University of Missouri)
      • Panelists: Ivo Zander (Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden); Sharon Alvarez (Management & Human Resources, The Ohio State University); and Sanda Erdelez (Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri)
    • Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union
    • 3:45pm-4:00pm
    • Break

    • 4:00pm-5:30pm
    • Breakout session III

      Breakout 6:
      Bookmaking and Recycling as Social and Cultural Agents

      • Chair: Flore Zephir (Romance Language and Literatures, University of Missouri)
      • Jerónimo Duarte Riascos (Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University)
        “Recycling the Text: How Getting Your Hands Dirty Might Turn You into an Avid Reader, an Admired Artist, and an Active Citizen”
      • Damaris Punales-Alpizar (Modern Languages and Literatures, Case Western Reserve University), Kathryn Witkowski and Siqi Li (Case Western Reserve University Students)
        Ediciones Vigía as an Educational Institution: An American Student’s Perspective”
      • Mia Leonin (Creative Writing, University of Miami) and Carol Todaro (Visual Arts, New World School of the Arts and University of Miami)
        Ediciones Vigía in Miami: Pedagogical Tool and Community Builder”
    • Eyler Room S110, Memorial Union
    • Breakout 7:
      A Transnational Tale of Four Artisan Presses in Argentina, Chile, Cuba, and Mexico: Eloísa Cartonera, Ediciones Ergo Sum, Ediciones Vigía and Taller Leñateros

      • Chair: Pat Okker (English, University of Missouri)
      • Resha Cardone (World Languages and Literatures, Southern Connecticut State University)
        “The Hands that Make the Books, Make the Nation: Book-objects and the Making of Chile’s Feminist Democracy”
      • Jane Griffin (Modern Languages, Bentley University)
        Las Cartoneras: How One Argentine Press Sparked an International Book-Object Publishing Phenomenon”
      • Erin Finzer (International and Second Language Studies, University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
        “A Little Magazine and So Much More:The Handcrafted Journals of Cuba’s Ediciones Vigía and Mexico’s Taller Leñateros
    • Strickland Room S203, Memorial Union
    • Breakout 8:
      Convergence of Culture, Religion, and Literature in Ediciones Vigía

      • Chair: William Luis, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Vanderbilt University
      • Lisa Rathje (Folklife Programs, Company of Folk)
        “The Exceptional and the Everyday: A Closer Look at Ediciones Vigía
      • Sarah Becker (Hispanic Studies, University of Houston)
        “Africa, Intensified: Afro-Cuban Religious Traditions as Represented by Ediciones Vigía”
      • Gwendolyn Díaz (English Language and Literature, St. Mary’s University)
        Cántico de la huella: Nancy Morejón Traces the Track of Time in Natural Love”
    • Walt Disney Room N206, Memorial Union
    • 5:30pm-7:30pm
    • Reception, Works on Paper by Rolando Estévez Jordán at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery
      Remarks by Estévez at 6:00; Translation by David Frye

    • George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Fine Arts Building
    • 8:00pm
    • Cuban Themed Dinner (Tickets: $25.00)

    • Bleu Restaurant and Wine Bar

Day 4

Tuesday, November 13

    • Time
    • Event
    • Location
    • 7:30am-8:45am
    • Breakfast hosted by McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
    • Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union
    • 7:30am-8:45am
    • Breakfast hosted by McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
    • 9:00am-10:00am
    • “Estévez, Always Walking on the Grass”
      Nancy Morejón, Cuban Poet Laureate
      Screening of La Habana expuesta, un diseño de Estévez (Havana on Display, a Design by Estévez), a documentaryby Juanamaría Cordones-Cook that highlights the process by which Estévez and the craftspeople of Ediciones Vigía produced an anthology of poetry by Nancy Morejón

      Panel Discussion on the documentary withRolando Estévez Jordán, Nancy Morejón, Juanamaría Cordones-Cook, and Maria Rodriguez-Alcala

    • 10:00am-10:15am
    • Break
    • 10:15am-11:15am
    • “Art and Entrepreneurship: Together and Apart”
      Ivo Zander, Uppsala University, Sweden
    • 11:15am-11:30am
    • Break
    • 11:30am-12:30pm
    • “Reflections, Refractions: Word and Image”
      Rolando Estévez Jordán, principal designer and artist of Ediciones Vigía

      Translator: Maria Rodriguez-Alcalá

    • 12:30pm-2:00pm
    • Break for Lunch
    • 2:00-3:00pm
    • “Why Collect Ediciones Vigía Books?”

      • Chair: Alex Barker, Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri
      • Mary Pixley, Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri
      • Jeanne Drewes, Chief of Binding and Collections Care, Preservation Directorate, Library of Congress
      • Bill Fisher, Independent Scholar and Vigía Book Collector
      • Kristin Schwain, Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri
    • Ellis Library Colonnade
    • 3:00pm-3:30pm
    • Reception
    • 3:30pm-4:30pm
    • Welcome
      Jim Cogswell, University of Missouri Libraries

      “Preserving Vigía
      Jeanne Drewes, Chief of Binding and Collections Care, Preservation Directorate, Library of Congress

    • 5:00pm-7:00pm
    • Conference Closing Reception
      The Gallery will be showcasing its exhibition, We’re in this Together, curated by artist Kim Wardenburg (St. Louis, MO). The show was organized in response to artist books made by the Cuban publishing collective, Ediciones Vigía. Expanding on the idea of material improvisation, a defining characteristic of the Vigía projects, We’re in this Together explores eight artists’ books as devices for improvisational performance, navigation, and interaction within an environment extending beyond the books themselves.

    • Perlow-Stevens Gallery, 1025 East Walnut Street

Day 5

Wednesday, November 14

    • Time
    • Event
    • Location
    • 4:00pm
    • Post-Conference Event: Poetry Reading by Nancy Morejón and Salgado Maranhao
      Nancy Morejón, Cuban Poet Laureate
      Salgado Maranhao, Brazilian Poet Laureate
    • 105 Strickland

Mizzou Advantage | Museum of Art and Archaeology | Afro-Romance Institute | Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors Program | MU Libraries | Organization Resource Group | McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership | MU Art Department | MU Arts and Humanities Small Grants Program | Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative | Museum of Art and Archaeology | Council of Students | The Museum Associates | MU Fibers Arts Club | Office of Cultural Affairs | George Caleb Bingham Gallery | Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau

All participants who plan to take part in the majority of the conference mustregister. Please register as soon as possible as space and resources may be limited.  Deadline for registration is November 1. The conference fee is $75.00, which covers conference materials and refreshment breaks.

The conference registration cost is waived for MU faculty, staff and students, as well as the local community, but we ask that they register so that we can prepare adequate materials and provide adequate space. This waiver is made possible by a grant from the University of Missouri Mizzou Advantageprogram. 

Students and members of the public who wish to attend only 1-2 sessions are welcome to sit in without registering or paying the fee.  Note to teachers and others who wish to bring larger groups: You are not required to register for 1-2 sessions. As a courtesy, please contact us with an estimate on the number of attendees you are bringing so that we can make adequate space accommodations.

Conference parking permits are available for those that wish to purchase them for $5.00 for a single day and $9.00 for two days. They can be obtained through the registration system or by  However a shuttle will be available from the conference hotel at the beginning and the end of each day.

Cuban themed dinner will be held Monday evening at Bleu Restaurant and Wine Bar.  Dinner tickets (which include two drinks) are available for $25.00 each for conference participants and guests.  You can purchase a ticket as a participant through the online registration.  If you have already registered and would like to add a dinner ticket or wish to bring a guest, please call (573) 882-4370 or email with your phone number and we will call you about payment.

There are three ways to register:

  • Complete online registration
  • Download and mail in completed form with check or credit card information to
    • Cultural Bricolage
      344 Hearnes 
      Columbia, MO  65211
  • Download and fax completed form to (573) 882-1953

Registration is handled by the MU Conference Office.

Cancellation Policy:
Please let us know if you are unable to attend the conference for any reason. Refunds can be made if the MU Conference Office receives a written request by Monday, November 5th, 2012.  Parking fees will be refunded if the permit is returned without being activated.  

By registering, you give your permission to distribute your name and contact information to conference attendees.  If you prefer not to be included in these distribution lists, provide a written request for your contact information to be omitted. Please email request to

If you require special assistance or services, or have food allergies / dietary restrictions, and have not let us know through registration, please contact the MU Conference Office at

Keynote Speaker

    Ruth Behar

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  • Ruth Behar was born in Havana, Cuba, a place she left with her parents when she was 5 years old. In 1962, she went to live first to Israel and then to New York. Behar received her B.A. in Letters from Wesleyan University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Princeton University. 

    At the start of her career as an anthropologist, Ruth Behar was granted a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award (1988). A distinguished scholar, she has since been the recipient of many prestigious fellowships for her academic and artistic work, including a John Simon Guggenheim award in 1995, a Creative Artist Grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs in 1998, and, in 1999, she was named one of the 50 Latinas who made history in the twentieth century. Presently, she is the Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan.

    From birth, Ruth Behar has had a strong attachment to the Spanish-speaking world. During the past thirty years she has traveled numerous times to Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and Cuba. Her return visits to the island in search of personal and intellectual connections have inspired a proliferation of artistic work. She has written multiple articles and books about her experience of crossing cultural borders as an essayist, poet, fiction writer, editor, and ethnographer. Her work focuses on women and feminism, as well as her personal life experiences as a Jewish Cuban-American woman.

    Her books include The Presence of the Past in a Spanish Village: Santa María del Monte (Princeton, 1986), Translated Woman: Crossing the Border with Esperanza's Story (Beacon Press, 1993), Bridges to Cuba/Puentes a Cuba(University of Michigan Press, 1995), among others. She has as well explored successfully documentary filmmaking with Adio Kerida / Goodbye Dear Love: A Cuban Sephardic Journey, about the search for identity and memory among Sephardic Cuban Jews living in Cuba, Miami, and New York.

Featured Presenters

    Rolando Estévez Jordán

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  • Born in Matanzas, Cuba, Rolando Estévez Jordán (1953) is a poet and visual artist who works in multiple mediums, such as drawing, painting, installation, performance, stage design, and handmade book design. He teaches basic freestyle design and theatre design in Matanzas, where he is also a leading promoter and organizer of artistic events, competitions, exhibitions and other alternative cultural activities.

    In 1985, Estévez and poet Alfredo Zaldívar founded Ediciones Vigía, a small publishing house specializing in handmade books of works by Cuban and international writers. Since that time, he has served as its principal designer and artist. As such, Estévez has designed the majority of its publications and also trained other Ediciones Vigía designers. His original creative work has come to define Vigia’s style. Estévez has created over 500 handmade artist books, magazines, plaquettes, and catalogs often in small editions. In addition, in the last few years, he has been producing one-of-a-kind books. The MU Museum or Art and Archaeology holds a major collection of these extraordinary books.

    Estévez’s Ediciones Vigía books are also collected privately and in cultural institutions in Europe and the US, such as the British National Library, the Atlantic Art Museum, the New York Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the U.S. Library of Congress, as well as numerous universities in the U.S., Canada and other countries in the Americas.

    With his stage designs, Estévez has participated in major theatre festivals in Cuba and overseas.  Solo exhibitions of his drawings, one-of-a-kind books, and other graphic works have been held in Cuba, the U.S., Canada, Mexico, France, Venezuela, Martinique, and Australia. His work in the plastic arts has earned him multiple recognitions, such as the Roberto Diago Award (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995); the Fayad Jamis Grand Prize (1995); three times the National Graphic Prize (1995, 1997, 1999); the National Theater Design Award (1990, 2000); and, the highest honor, the National Book Design Award by the Instituto Cubano del Libro (2010).

    Nancy Morejón

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  • Born in 1944 in Havana to a militant dock worker and a trade-unionist seamstress, Nancy Morejón is one of the most distinguished poets who emerged after the Cuban Revolution. She was the first Afro-Cuban to graduate from Havana University, where she majored in French, and the first black woman poet to publish widely and be accepted as a professional writer, critic, and translator. A prolific writer, she has published more than thirty-five collections of poems, along with seven collections of essays on Cuban and Caribbean culture and humanities, in addition to countless newspaper articles. Her work has been anthologized and translated into more than a dozen languages, including Greek, and Japanese. In 2003,Wayne State University press published the most complete bilingual anthology of her poetry, Looking Within / Mirar Adentro: Selected Poems. Poemas escogidos. 1954-2000, which became an instant best seller for the press. Furthermore she has collaborated with prominent musicians, playwrights, and actors, andmore recently she has extended her artistic talents into the visual arts. 

    Morejón has been the recipient of multiple awards including Cuba’s National Prize for Literature (2001), the Golden Crown for the International Festival de Poetry in Struga, Macedonia (2006); the Honoris Causa doctorate from the Universityof Cergy-Pontoise, in Paris, France (2009). Currently, she is President of the Cuban Academy of Language and President of Writers for U.N.E.A.C..

    Nancy Morejón’s work addresses contemporary issues of gender, ethnicity, history, and Cuban identity as part of the greater web of the African Diaspora in the Americas. With lyrical, profound, and complex subtleties, her poetry stands as reflections and refractions of the convergence of Spanish and African cultures in Cuba. She celebrates blackness but refuses to inscribe her identity within the parameters of any single factor. “I am, at once, Nancy Morejón,” she says, “an individual, a unity, who cannot be subdivided into parts as one does when learning math…I am not more of a black person than a woman; I am not more of a woman than a Cuban; I am not more of a black person than a Cuban. I am a brief combustion of those factors.”

    Ivo Zander

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  • Ivo Zander is the Anders Wall Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University. He received his PhD from the Institute of International Business, Stockholm School of Economics, and has been a visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School, SCANCOR at Stanford University, and Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

    Before moving into the field of entrepreneurship, professor Zander conducted research on regional agglomerations and the internationalization of research and development in multinational corporations. His work has appeared in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Management, Journal of Management Studies, Industrial and Corporate Change, and Research Policy. Current research interests include the entrepreneurial dynamics of accelerated internationalization, the evolution of advanced foreign subsidiaries of the multinational corporation, corporate entrepreneurship, and art entrepreneurship.

    Professor Zander was co-founder of Latvian Limousine Services and has served on the board of directors at Kumlins Holding AB, a nation-wide and rapidly expanding firm in painting services. He has served as an expert evaluator for the Swedish Research Council, the Knowledge Foundation, and the European Science Foundation. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and of the prize committee for the Akzo Nobel Science Award Sweden.

Additional Information on the Conference

Conference Site

The Sunday night opening will be held at the Museum of Art and Archeology in Pickard Hall. The remainder of the conference will be held in the Memorial Student Union. A campus map that pinpoints these location and gives driving directions to the University can be found at:


Pre-ordered parking permits will be mailed to you by November 7th. If you ordered a parking permit after November 2, you will need to pick it up at the registration desk prior to the first session and return it to your car. These permits are for use only in theUniversity Avenue Garage. If you decide you need a parking permit after registering, please e-mail: . Parking permits are not necessary on Sunday, November 11. Free parking can be found along the street or in the nearby Hitt Street Garage.

Local Transportation

The conference hotel is walking distance (1 mile; 20 minutes) to the conference locations. However shuttle transportation will run between the hotel and the conference locations.

Sunday, shuttles will depart the hotel at 4:30 and return about 8:00. On Monday, the shuttle will depart the hotel at 7:45 AM. A shuttle schedule will be available at conference check-in.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia (at the University of Missouri), the closest hotel to the University. Visit their online registration for our conference to make reservations or contact them directly.

Hampton Inn Columbia at the University of Missouri
1225 Fellows Place
Columbia, MO 65203
Hotel Front Desk: 1-573-214-2222 /Fax: 1-573-441-2242

Conference participants are responsible for making their own room reservations Please make your reservation by October 10 to guarantee room availability and the conference rate of $105.00. If calling, please ask for the Cultural Bricolage room block for the conference rate.

Columbia offers a number of other lodging options in various price ranges. For more information about lodging and attractions, please visit, or or contact us for some nearby suggestions.

Travel to Columbia

TO COLUMBIA DIRECTLY: Delta Connection provides non-stop service to and from Columbia Regional Airport (COU). The daily flight schedule includes two flights to Atlanta and one to Memphis; Sunday through Friday. Two Saturday flights are to Atlanta. Ground transportation into Columbia (20 minute drive) is available, but you will need to call in advance to schedule reservations with a taxi firm or reserve a car with Hertz or Enterprise. Airport and services information at:

TO A REGIONAL AIRPORT: Columbia is about a 2-hour drive from the St. Louis airport (STL) and a 2.5-hour drive from the Kansas City airport (MCI). There are two options for getting to Columbia from St. Louis or Kansas City. Either take the reliable MO-X shuttle service or rent a car and drive. MO-X has several regularly scheduled trips to and from both airports to any location in Columbia. For reservations and times, visit MO-X's website or call toll free (877)

DRIVING HERE: Directions to the University of Missouri


  • Juanamaría Cordones-Cook, Romance Languages and Literatures, Project Director
  • Lindsay Akens, MSA/GPC Craft Studio Gallery
  • Lauren Bartsche, German and Russian Studies (Graduate Student)
  • Alla P. Barabtarlo, Ellis Library Special Collections and Rare Books
  • Mary M. Barile, Office of Research
  • Alex W. Barker, Museum of Art and Archaeology
  • Andrew D. Beasley, Journalism (Student)
  • Jean Brueggenjohann, Art
  • Lyria Dickason Bartlett, Architectural Studies and Art Education (Graduate Student)
  • Cathy L. Callaway, Museum of Art and Archaeology
  • Caitlin Carter, Magazine Journalism (Graduate Student)
  • Julie A. Chatman, Architectural Studies and West Junior High School
  • Chris Daniggelis, Art
  • Niki Eaton, Art History and Archaeology (Graduate Student)
  • Mary Franco, Art Education (Graduate Student)
  • Cami Garland, Art History and Archaeology (Graduate Student)
  • Anthony Glise, Music
  • Jana M. Hawley, Textile and Apparel Management
  • Adrienne Hoard, Art Education
  • Deborah L. Huelsbergen, Art
  • Berkley Hudson, Magazine Journalism and Vox Magazine
  • Debbie Jacobs, Hickman High School
  • Peter G. Klein, Applied Social Sciences and the McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Elaine Lawless, English
  • Matt Leutchmann, Gifted Program (EEE), Columbia Public Schools
  • Aimee Leonhard, Daniel Boone Regional Library-Columbia Branch
  • Julie N. Middleton, Organizational Development and Diversity at MU Extension
  • Christine Montgomery, Office of Research
  • Mary Mosley, Spanish, William Woods University
  • Debbie Jacobs, Hickman High School
  • Sarah Jones, Art History and Archaeology (Graduate Student)
  • Aimee Koon, Art History and Archaeology and Sociology (Graduate Student)
  • Ann Mehr, Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School
  • James S. Noble, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Kim Nochi, Art History and Archaeology (Graduate Students)
  • Pat Okker, English
  • Jean Parsons, Textile and Apparel Management
  • Jennifer Perlow, Perlow-Stevens Gallery
  • Mary Pixley, Museum of Art and Archaeology
  • Rhonda Prast, Journalism and Kansas City Star
  • Hannah Reeves, Art andGeorge Caleb Bingham Gallery
  • Steve Rice, Convergence Journalism
  • María Rodriguez-Alcalá, Applied Social Sciences
  • Kristin A. Schwain, Art History and Archaeology
  • Belinda Smith, Art Education
  • Anne R. Stanton, Art History and Archaeology
  • Josephine Stealey, Art
  • Lauren T. Steele, Journalism (Student)
  • Marc Strid, CAFNR
  • Ruth B. (Brent) Tofle, Architectural Studies
  • Abbey Trescott, Rockbridge High School
  • Kathleen Unrath, Art Education
  • Sharyn Hyatt Wade, Art Education and Rock Bridge High School
  • Amber Ward, Art Education (Graduate Student)
  • Kim Wardenburg, Artist and Guest Curator at Perlow-Stevens Gallery
  • Cari Weis, College of Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources (Undergraduate)
  • Jeffrey Wilcox, Museum of Art and Archaeology
  • Barbara J. Wills, MU Conference Center
  • David Wilson, Ragtag Cinema and True/False Film Festival
  • Ric Wilson, Art
  • Alyssa Wolfman, Art History and Archaeology (Graduate Student)
  • So-Yeon Yoon, Architectural Studies
  • Flore Zephir, Romance Languages and Literatures