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German Village Garten Tour 2014
Marcia Smilack's Paintings by Camera on Display
Home of Jeffrey Wolfe
Pretour:  June 28, from 5 pm - 7 pm
Tour: June 29, from 9 am - 6 pm

Conversation with the Artist
June 21, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Hammond Harkins Gallery
2264 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43209

Paintings by Camera of Marcia Smilack: An Exhibition
June 21 - July 12, 2014
Hammond Harkins Gallery
2264 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209
(614) 238-3000

Depends Where You're Standing
Artist Reception and Discussion
Sunday, October 14, 2012
3 pm
at the
Jewish Community Center
1125 College Avenue
Columbus, Ohio

Exhibition Dates:
September 28 - November 29, 2012

Museum of Modern Art / Kiev
International Art Project AYT 2011
April 7 to May 7, 2011

Opening Reception April 7, 2010

Project Curators:
Dr. Koan Jeff Baysa, MD, New York, USA
Artist and Curator, Tetyana Gershuni, MFA, Kiev, Ukraine

Two Lectures by Marcia Smilack at the Museum of Modern Art/Kiev
Saturday, April 9, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 10, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Fonts and Other Voices: Personification in Synesthesia
Vanderbilt University
Department of Psychology
8th Annual National Conference
American Synesthesia Association
Nashville, Tennessee
October 1–3, 2010

McMaster Museum of Art

Exhibition September 18 - December 20, 2008
Synesthesia: Art and the Mind
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Reception: Saturday, Sept 27, 6-8 pm

This exhibition examines the impact of Synesthesia on visual art. It
features the art of  the known synesthetes, David Hockney, Joan Mitchell,
Marcia Smilack, and Carol Steen
and works by artists thought to be synesthetic,
including Charles Burchfield, Tom Thomson, Wassily Kandinsky, and Vincent Van Gogh.

Lecture at McMaster Museum:

What Does A Metaphor Look Like?

McMaster University
Professor Daphne Maurer, Host
Department of Psychology, Neuroscience And Behavior
7th Annual National Conference
American Synesthesia Association
Hamilton, Ontario
September 26-28, 2008

Wellesley College
Vision and Art Class
Professor Bevil Conway, Host
April 8, 2008

Radio Interview
Blog Talk Radio
February 2, 2008

Television Interview
Vineyard View with Ann Bassett
January 2008

Weekend America
Public Radio
"A Different Sense of Things"
Produced By  Kara Oehler and Ann Hepperman
Saturday May 26, 2007


The Language of Synesthesia

University of South Florida
St. Petersburg, Florida
6th Annual National Conference
American Synesthesia Association, Inc.
January 26-28, 2007

"Mirai No Hosoku" (translation: "Uncharted Future")

Documentary Film For Japanese Television
Produced By The East Company
Tokyo, Japan
December 31, 2006

Synesthesia and Perception

The School for Visual Arts
Artists Talk About Art Series
New York City, NY
December 8, 2006

Using Synesthesia To Create Paintings By Camera

Department of Clinical Psychiatry And Psychotherapy
Hanover Medical School
Hanover, Germany
2nd International Conference on Synesthesia
December 1 - 3, 2006

When A Window Is Also A Mirror

University of Texas
Houston Medical School
Houston, Texas
Fifth Annual National Conference
American Synesthesia Association
October 28-30, 2005

Synesthetic Sonar Between Artist and Archetype: Photographic Proof That The Universe Is Dreaming

The College Art Association
Atlanta, Georgia
February 16-19, 2005

The Singing Arches

Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences
University of California
Berkeley, California
Fourth Annual National Meeting, American Synesthesia Association
November 5-7, 2004

(See Review of Conference in Leonardo by Amy Ione)

Weekends are Taller than Weekdays

The Rockefeller Institute
Neurogenetics Laboratory
New York City, New York
Third Annual National Meeting
American Synesthesia Association
May 2-4, 2003

Synesthesia Evening

Synergy Design Center
Vineyard Haven, MA
Art Presentation by Marcia Smilack with Special Readings by
Author Patricia Lynn Duffy from her book Blue Cats and Chartreuse Kittens
And A Poetry Reading by Rose Styron
July 22, 2003

How I Used Synesthesia To Teach Myself Photography

Yale University
The Pierce Laboratory
 Dr. Lawrence Marks, Host
New Haven, Connecticut

Dreams, Synesthesia and Photography

Feather Stone Meeting House For The Arts
Oak Bluffs, MA

How Synesthetes Color Their World

Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Authors Series:
Vineyard Haven, MA
Reading By Author Patricia Duffy from her book,
Blue Cats and Chartreuse Kittens

How I Write . . . by Marcia Smilack

Feather Stone Meeting House For the Arts
Oak Bluffs, MA

Synesthesia: What Is It?

Doctors Meeting
Martha’s Vineyard Hospital
Oak Bluffs, MA

How I See In Reflection

Harvard University
Graduate School of Landscape Design
Cambridge, MA