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So after Thanksgiving? REVIEWS!

Andy Warhol said that everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame. Next week you will have 15 minutes to share your semester work with a group of faculty— and while you may not be famous for it in the end, you certainly will have the limelight.

All reviews will be held in Cohen Studios. Please show up 15 minutes early to set up your portfolio in the area you are assigned. Take time setting up to present your work in the best possible way. This may mean that you must fix, retouch or cleanup artworks.

Reviews are are important, required of all students, and will not be rescheduled. See other post for your assigned time. Below is listed what faculty would like you to bring from their class.

Faculty: Kathy, Kat
Your best search line drawing, your best smoke drawing (using the side of charcoal to bring up values), your scratchboard and night drawing, and your final 4 drawings.
Faculty: Barbara, Kevin, John
Chicken Wire/Photoshop project
360 Drawing/Painting project

For A Block, please also bring digital files for Image Fractals project and

Architectural Painting

STUDIO research (the line)
Faculty: Brett, Michelle
Bring your final project or documentation of it. Documentation should be one image to a 81/2 x 11 sheet of photo paper and show close ups and the work in context. Please bring a laptop computer to share  your blog.
Faculty: Angie, Jason
Students may bring actual projects or good documentation.
A group:
Project #3:  Closed Structure
Project #5: Hybrid Form
B group:
Project #1: Found material transformation (choose the best of 2)
Project #2: Paper transformation

This week for STUDIO Visits at Alfred, we welcome Iranian-Canadian artist Rah Eleh! Join us on Wednesday November 11th from 9-11 in Holmes to learn more about her and in the meantime check out her website!


This Week… Ben Kinsley will be here for STUDIO Visits!

janks-last-billboardThis week we will introduce you to artist Ben Kinsley during your 9am Wednesday class in Nevins Theater.  Ben’s projects have ranged from choreographing a neighborhood intervention into Google Street View, directing surprise theatrical performances inside the homes of strangers, organizing a paranormal concert series, staging a royal protest, investigating feline utopia, collecting put-down jokes from around the world, and planting a buried treasure in the streets of Mexico City (yet to be found).

Learn more about Ben and his work by checking out his website at

Or take a listen to this lecture by Brian Eno

Ben sent the following…a lecture by Brian Eno …. that gives a peak at how he thinks about art and its role in the world.

Listen here:

MP3 download:


Ben Kinsley’s work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as: Cleveland Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland; Bureau for Open Culture; Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh; Flux Space, Philadelphia; Katonah Museum of Art, NY; Green on Red Gallery, Dublin; Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Florence; La Galería de Comercio, Mexico City; Catalyst Arts, Belfast; and ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe. He has participated in numerous artist residency programs including: the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts; Skaftfell Art Center, Iceland; Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Ireland; and The Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis, MO.

Wednesday ADVISING!

2013-03-01-Sage-adviceThis Wednesday you will be meeting with either Michelle, Angie or Kat for spring course advising.  We will be meeting you in the Harder Hall Studio. 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