Join us for the opening of Here We Are! and meet the newest members of the Alfred Art Community. The exhibition is the culmination of the week-long activities in Foundations. Taking inspiration from the questions,
“Where is Home? and Who Am I ?”
students have created a large scale ‘fresco’ in the Harder Hall Studio as well as a collaborative audio piece titled, Hometown Stories and a series of Self-Portrait Zines. Stop by, share a donut and some conversation with the Art freshman on Friday August 29th from 10:00 until 11:00 am. Download and Print out the poster here: Here We Are
Attend the opening Friday September 5 from 7-9 pm of , an exhibition featuring the work of Ron Lambert, Derek Larson and Nikki Painter. It takes place in the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery and runs until Saturday October 11.
The artists will be giving a talk on Monday, September 1 at noon in the gallery…you are invited to join them!
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 11 A.M.-4 P.M.; Saturday-Sunday 1-3 P.M.
Here’s another reminder of the basic zine format we will be working with. Remember: pages 3-6 will be upside down, so when folded they will align with the other pages. We will go over how to cut and fold them tomorrow in class.
The list-making today was a jumping-off point for thinking about ways of telling us about yourself. Think of other ways you might give us some insight into the story of YOU.
Some other ideas: archeological dig of your pockets/purse/dormroom, favorite recipes from home, inventory of your piercings/tattoos/scars – and the stories they tell, maps of all the places you’ve lived or rooms you’ve inhabited, how-to guides, family/pet portraits, mixtapes of your favorite songs – illustrated somehow, your favorite articles of clothing and why they are important to you, an interpretation of your facebook page…
Again – these are just prompts, a place to start – the possibilities of self expression are endless, so please be creative and really tell us a story!
the Brooklyn zine fest website, will link you to the pages of zine artists — note the diversity of content, style, and format.
and one of my favorites:
Kate Bingaman-Burt, who chronicles every purchase she makes. You can see her zines and drawings here:
What to do for tonight? Keep working on the walls, work on your HOMETOWN STORY recording, and bring 3 finished zines to class tomorrow! Here’s a link to the downloadable instructions for the type of one-page zine we are creating! Thanks to the Barnard Zine Library! Check them out here: Barnard Zine Library
Please email your HOMETOWN STORY sound files to email@example.com by Thursday morning BEFORE class.
FOR TONIGHT: cover all the walls and columns in the Harder Hall Studio! Keep in mind WHAT you are trying to convey… HOME/ME. It was suggested for you to use variations of brushes (and line!), to think about the big picture/the overall composition, and not to be timid but to go in and rework some of the drawings. Keep moving, we are looking for an inclusive drawing not one were we see individual areas.
FOR TOMORROW: Please bring brushes, sharpie pens or other black marker-type pens, any visual materials including your maps, glue stick, scissors, x-acto knives… plus your HOMETOWN story, YOUR OBJECT and story, and your MAP!
Check out the Sumi Ink Club here! http://sumiinkclub.com/
All freshman art students meet Monday, Harder Hall Studios at 8 am. Please bring with you your HOMETOWN STORY, Your OBJECT and a story about it, and your map. Wear studio clothes and comfortable shoes (no flip flops) and be ready to go!
Have a great weekend.
Michelle + Kat + Angie