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Applause!

You did it! You’ve just finished your first semester of Foundations at Alfred University! It was awesome to see all of your work together at the reviews. You certainly have worked hard and learned much! Have a wonderful break… check back here for information on classes, materials and news about next semester!

—-Michelle, Angie, Kat

Final Reviews!

When you return from Thanksgiving, you will be required to attend a final review of your work with a team of faculty. Below is the list of materials required for final reviews.

Drawing: O
• Night Drawing
• Best Search Line
• One Smoke Drawing                                                                                                                                    • Paper Collage
• Final Project

Drawing: X
• Hybrid Collages
• Stencil Piece

Studio: Make
•  Documentation of your two projects (color photographs/printed full sheet)

Studio: Research
• Blog
• Documentation of Final Project (color photographs/full sheet)

Make a note of the day, time and number location of your final review — all reviews will take place in the Cohen Studio.  Before coming back from break assemble all of the required work and make sure that drawings are finished and clean and that your documentation is done. Remember that we will not be holding classes as usual and that your only responsibility is to show up for your final review during the week of Dec. 1st.  Please arrange to arrive at the studio 15 minutes before your review so that you have time to set up your work and be ready when your review time begins.  Remember, also, that missed reviews will not be rescheduled and that missed reviews will result in a lowering of your final semester grade.

All artwork and materials must be removed  from both the Harder Hall and Cohen Studios by 6pm tomorrow evening.  Anything left over will be discarded. Foundations is officially over for the semester at 11:00  am on Tuesday December 2th. Have a nice Thanksgiving!

What Do Artists Know?

So what do artists know? Here’s the latest visual project What Do Artist Know by Frances Whitehead for CPI’s Site Projects, New Haven Edition of LEF(t) “On Practicing Culture”

CPI facilitates peer discourse and engagement among cultural producers to foster artistic, theoretical, and critical practices. Learn more by visiting their website.
CPI facilitates peer discourse and engagement among cultural producers to foster artistic, theoretical, and critical practices. http://criticalpractices.org/

CPI facilitates peer discourse and engagement among cultural producers to foster artistic, theoretical, and critical practices.
http://criticalpractices.org/

MELTDOWN!

urlDate: 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.

Kira O’Reilly !

SWITZERLAND ARTS ABRAMOVIC (3)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.