Monthly Archives: January 2015

Me+Her (the many faces of cardboard…)

This short video, Me+Her, had me thinking about how the simplest materials can make amazing things.  Think about all the work you made last semester using just cardboard, plastic, tape and glue…

Check out this Sundance Film Festival Official Selection short made entirely with cardboard! It goes to show you that very low-brow material can be elevated to Sundance-approved artistry:


FIRST WEEK: Exploring Identity

We will all gather for a whole-class workshop, led by Randall Chairs Joe and Alex, during your first week back to Alfred. Meet at 8am on Tuesday morning in Nevins Theater and bring with you a photo of yourself (at any time in your life) AND an image of a place or landscape that is important to you, or that you would like to visit. You will also need to bring to the studio: a notebook, your replenished art kits and a cell phone.

To learn more about it, take some time and check out the blog for the project:


We want to welcome back to Alfred international artists Joanna Wright and Alex Ashcroft as our Spring 2015 Foundations Randall Chairs. They will help us kick off the first week by planning a workshop titled Exploring Identity. They also will be working with each of you during your fuseLAB this semester. In the coming weeks you will learn about their work… in the meantime check out their websites: and

As the Air Moves Back From You

AsTheAirF3-indexJanuary 28 – February 22, 2015

Reception with Sculptural Performance: Friday, January 30, 7-9 pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Friday 11am – 4 pm,
Saturday and Sunday 1-3 pm, Closed Monday and Tuesday

The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery is proud to present a performance installation created by D. Chase Angier of Angier Performance Works, in collaboration with Luftwerk, The Tiffany Mills Company, Kristi Spessard, Laurel Jay Carpenter, The Alfred Performers, Andrew Deutsch, John Laprade and Marketa Fantova. Each week is a new experience, intricately interweaving 8,000 pounds of rice, evocative movement and sensuous designs into slowly shifting landscapes.

Over the course of the exhibition, the installation will change and new performances will take place in the gallery each week. See below for performance times and special events accompanying the exhibition. All events are free and open to the public.

Check out all the dates and events here: