Monthly Archives: January 2017

Gallery Night in Alfred

So many openings tonight. You should go to all of them. Art! Free food! Schmoozing! Art!


At Fosdick-NelsonReel Real, curated by Chase Folsom,  opening 7-9

Five contemporary artists use trompe l’oeil drawing, painting, and sculpture as a seduction to reel the viewer into questioning perceptions of reality.

At Cohen Art CenterRomancing the Toaster, from our very own Myles Calvert!! opening from 6-8 pm

Calvert’s work explores the relationships that develop between everyday objects and popular culture references. Following the ideals of Romanticism, emphasis is given to an individual experience of emotion. A moment of spontaneity allows for humour and a subtle twist to avoid an overwhelming glorifications of the past through objects of the mundane

At Turner GalleryFiguring our Shit Out and Painting ♥’s Photography exhibitions, open 6-8

The Ceramic Art Museum will be open – check out their exhibition Core Sample

And Painting Professor, Stephanie McMahon, has an opening at Jamestown Community College in Olean, titled Earthworks, featuring new paintings!  Opening from 6-8


Ceramic Arts Lecture today – Anja Bache

Randall Chair visiting artist Anja Bache is giving a lecture today on her work. She is visiting us from Denmark and is teaching in the Ceramics division for the semester. Also she was totally impressed with all the books you guys made in your first week! Please check her website and attend her lecture this afternoon, if you can.

4:30-6 in Binns-Merrill Hall, Room 106 C


Your Faculty’s Sketchbooks, round 7

Today I’m posting images of our two new-to-Alfred Foundations faculty, Sarah Gotowka and Megan Scheffer.

Megan is the gallery director at the Sage Gallery at the University of Rochester. She makes wonderfully delicate and intricate sculptural installations and works on paper, check out her website here.  And below are some pages from Megan’s sketchbook:


Sarah Gotowka (Cash Money) is a fiber goddess and runs the Luna Fiber studio in Trumansburg, NY.  You should all take one of her workshops in her studio (we did!). Check out her website here. And below are some images from her sketchbook: