Date: Saturday, November 1st
Time: Noon -
Location: The National Casting Center, Sugar hill road, Alfred, NY
Cost to Attend Event: Free
The Sculpture and Dimensional Studies Department are pleased to support the 8th Annual Meltdown Cast Iron art invitational to be hosted at the National Casting Center at Alfred University on Saturday November 1st.
The event will be open to the public from Noon onwards and will feature a number of visiting artists and Universities, all of whom will be having work cast in iron. We will be running 2 furnaces throughout the course of the day and plan on pouring several thousand pounds of iron.
In addition to the main event there will also be a silent art auction supported by the Alfred Foundry Guild, proceeds from which will be going to support various charitable organizations.
Visiting Artist Lecture: Kira O’ Reilly
Date: 6 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014
Location: Room 106 C, Binns-Merrill Hall
Kira O’Reilly is a UK-based artist. Her practice is both willfully interdisciplinary and entirely undisciplined, and stems from a visual art background. In her work she employs performance, biotechnical practices and writing to consider speculative reconfigurations around the body.
Since graduating from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff in 1998, her work has been exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe, Australia, China and Mexico. She has presented at conferences and symposia on live art and science, as well as art and technology interfaces.
Cosponsored by: The Division of Sculpture/Glass Area, SOAD, College of Ceramics, and Interdisciplinary Art, CLAS with support from the Dance Program in Performing Arts, CLAS, Alfred University and Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn.
This Wednesday you will be meeting with either Michelle, Angie or Kat for spring course advising. We will be meeting you in Nevins. Please bring a typed or neatly handwritten schedule that shows what courses you will have completed by the end of this semester and your proposed schedule for next semester.
Please note the schedule below:
9:00 – 9:30 Students in A Group with last names A – J
9:30 – 10:00 Students in A Group with last names K – Z
10:00 – 10:30 Students in B Group with last names A – K
10:30 – 11:00 Students in B Group with last names L – Z
Michelle, Angie and Kat
Study Abroad Fair
Date: Friday, October 24
Place: Knight Club
Learn about short-term, semester, and full-year study abroad opportunities, vote for your favorite photo in the study abroad photo contest, meet students who have been abroad, meet students from our partner universities abroad, find out about post-graduate opportunities, and win a door prize!
Hope you all had a nice mid-semester break. Following are some questions and answers to get things going in the right direction as we jump into B Block!
What materials will I need for my B Block art classes?
Replenish your art kits. Especially charcoal, erasers, scissors, x-acto knife/ utility knife + extra blades, glue gun and hot glue sticks A 2-3 inch utility paint brush and several plastic containers the size of a large quart container or a gallon bucket.
Replenish your art kits. Please add 2 glue sticks to the kit (the kind for gluing paper NOT the hot glue sticks for glue guns) Make sure you have your x-acto knife/ utility knife + extra blades and a pair of scissors. For your STUDIO The Line class (meets Monday) please bring to class: a camera (basic point+shoot digital or camera w/ phone) and your laptop computer (if you have one). You will also need to bring from home your extra-warm coat, sturdy shoes or boots.
Where should I be on Wednesday? You should be in Nevins for your Wednesday morning seminar… which starts at 9am.
Where should I be on Thursday and Friday? You should report to your new B Block classes. For Foundations that means that Group A and Group B simply switch classes. See below:
A Group M+ T DRAWO (Vadja/Gill/Deutsch) Harder TH+F STUDIOmake (To/Woo) Harder
B Group M+ T, STUDIO Research (Illuminato/Hunter) Cohen Bottom Floor TH+F DRAWX (Lemeland/Riesing) Cohen Top Floor
Safe Travel back to Campus! Michelle, Kat, and Angie.
Still thinking about the one minute sculptures you did yesterday? Take a moment to learn more about Austrian artist Willi Dorner. He squeezes human bodies into nooks and crannies for his Bodies in Urban Spaces project.
revisiting 10 points for success.