Category Archives: Fall 2010


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 last week 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

So what should I bring for my review?

Final Review Work List


John and Kathy’s class

-       Collage Ink

-       Value Drawing of Box Still Life

-       Final Collage

-       Line Search

-       Night Drawing

Angie and Andrew’s Class

-          Sol Lewitt Score (Best One) or John Cage Ryongi Rock Drawing

-       Final Body Extension Drawing


Brett and Michelle’s Class

-       Blog

-       Documentation of Final Project (Please bring in good quality photo documentation)

Jason and Nick’s Class

-       Book

-       Body Extension

-       Paper sculpture

-       Ramp or Inflatable Project

Final review schedule.

Attached is the Final Review Schedule for Foundations and the review work list —these have also been posted in both the Harder Hall studio and the Cohen Studio.  The Reviews will be held on Monday Nov. 29, Tuesday Nov. 30th, Thursday Dec. 2nd, and Friday Dec. 3rd from 8:15 am – 11:00 am.  Each of you has been scheduled for a 15 minute review.  All reviews will be held in the Cohen Studio.

As you check the schedule please make sure to note the DAY, TIME and PLACE your review will be held.  This review is essentially your final exam for the Art 101 class  – therefore arriving late or missing your review will result in a reduction to your final semester grade.  Make every effort to bring in all of the work that has been requested.  IF you are missing one or two pieces you do not need to re-do them for the final review.

The week of final review we will not be holding classes as usual, however, we will be holding a final clean up of the Harder Hall Drawing spaces on Monday Nov. 29th from 9 – 11 am.  This is a mandatory clean up (students who are being reviewed during that time are exempted) students must report to the Harder Hall studio at 9 am that morning to help with clean up.  I will provide all clean up materials — you will all need to dress appropriately.  Otherwise for the rest of the week you are only responsible for showing up to your individual reviews.


STUDIO Visits welcomes Katy Asher this week! Katy Asher investigates how audiences create shared meaning around ideas of place through her work in groups and facilitation of participatory events. She recently co-founded Portland Stock, a monthly public dinner event and presentation series which funds small to medium-sized artist projects in Portland, Oregon. Past collaborations include work with art groups Red76, The M.O.S.T. and The Committee.

Katy holds a MFA from the Art and Social Practice program at Portland State University and a BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She has exhibited work and organized events at apexart in New York City, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art Time-Based Art Festival in Portland, OR, and the Melbourne International Arts Festival in Melbourne, Australia, as well as at the Melbourne Contemporary Art Fair and Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, Pomona College Museum of Art in Los Angeles, CA, the Portland Art Museum in Portland, OR, Reed College in Portland, OR, and Igloo Gallery, in Portland, OR.

Tuesday, Artist Kelly Spivey!

Poor White Trash Girl: Class Consciousness, 16mm, 6m, 2003

Tuesday, November 2 • 5:30pm • Nevins Theatre in PCC.  Kelly Spivey is an experimental filmmaker and animator whose work has shown internationally at festivals including Women in the Directors Chair, San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Ladyfest Seattle, and at Ocularis, Hallwalls as well as on ReelNY, PBS.

For more info:

Art Ed Advising?

If you are planning on studying ART EDUCATION, you should discuss the NEW program requirements with Prof. Corrie Burdick. Her office is located on the 3rd Floor of Myers Hall. She can answer your questions and advise you on registration. The sign-up sheet for a meeting is attached to her door, #345!

Lenka Clayton @ STUDIO Visits!

This week we welcome back to Alfred School of Art and Design, Lenka Clayton! In 2008 Lenka was the Theodore Randall International Chair for Foundations and she worked with students to create A New Museum for Alfred as well as a wonderful exhibition of her own work. (We are still finding numbers rocks around town!). Since then she’s created a number of new works including Mysterious Letters in collaboration with Michael Crowe, that received lots of attention in the Pittsburgh and the National Press. (Check it out here

Her film Qaeda, quality, question, quickly, quickly, quiet (an alphabetical rearrangement of President Bush’s “Axis of Evil” speech) has traveled worldwide and the soundtrack has been published as a limited edition vinyl by Accidental Records. A recent TV documentary series she co-directed; People in Order has been shown on television and in festivals across Europe and America. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA. Check out her recent news at

Patricia Bellan-Gillen @ STUDIO Visits!

This week we welcome Patricia Bellan-Gillen to STUDIO Visits! Writer, Paul Krainak describes Bellan-Gillen’s work as, “Formalist canon meets zoological illustration, penetrated by medieval spiritualism and glossed with personal dream imagery.”

Her most recent body of work continues to build on the use of imagery that honors and questions our stories, suggests a narrative and attempts to engage the viewer’s associative responses: imagery that is at once forgotten but familiar.  The work also celebrates a return to drawing—the sheer love of the fundamental act of working with the most basic of materials.

Bellan-Gillen’s paintings, prints and drawings have been the focus of over 35 solo exhibitions across the U. S., including venues in Washington DC, Chautauqua, NY, Las Cruces, NM, Albany, NY, Bloomington, IL and Portland, OR. Her work has been included in numerous group shows including: Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, Chelsea Museum of Art, New York, NY, Frans Masreel Centrum, Belgium, and the Tacoma Museum of Art, Tacoma, WA.