Véronique Plesch organized and chaired the session “Word and Image in the Studio Practice” at the 108th College Art Association Annual Conference that took place in Chicago, February 12-15. The session was sponsored by the International Association of Word and Image Studies and Plesch also presented a response to the three papers in the panel, one of which by John Tyson, Colby class of 2004, who is currently Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at UMass Boston.