We will be meeting in the Harder Lobby again at 9. Please have your completed sculpted and painted objects ready to view.
Hand-thrown bowls, home-made foods! Tomorrow from 12-4 in the Knight Club, Powell Campus Center.
Organized by former Foundations badass, Takumi Morozumi! Eat food, get a bowl!
Asians in America and the Institute for Culture Unity (ICU) will present the “Cultural Bowl,” a community-based charity event that aims to raise funds for local shelters: New Hope Animal Shelter and Alfred Housing Committee, on Friday, February 24th from 12-4p.m. located in Powell Campus Center’s Knight Club.
The Cultural Bowl will combine handmade ceramic bowls from artists directed by Alfred University Junior, Takumi Morozumi, along with donated family-style meals from local community members, students, and faculty alike. Bowls will have a suggested price of $10, which will include food donated by community members.
Have holes in your sweaters? Threadbare jeans? Buttons falling off? Shirts coming apart at the seams? Don’t toss it – learn how to fix it!
Join Charlie Best (AU School of Art & Design) for an introductory lesson in clothing repair. No prior experience necessary. If you have articles of clothing that need fixing, bring them with you! Otherwise, scrap fabric will be provided to practice on.
The textile industry is one of the biggest sources of waste and pollution. A great way to reduce your environmental impact is to make your clothes last a long time or buy them secondhand, purchasing new textiles as little as possible.
This event will take place in the BookEnd Lounge at Herrick Library.
Sponsored by Green Alfred
To follow up on Shannon’s great gallery talk today – check out more of her work on her website here
As careful observers of the world we see details and have insights into a rich and sometimes surreal world. As visual thinkers we use our imagination to describe the invisible and emotional. Artists have the ability to put as much energy and excitement into drawing a complex figure as they do a paper cup.
For this project we will take our inspiration cues from the exhibition Real Reel.
Step One: Pull out the objects from your pockets and/or bag
I.e. Gum wrapper, cough drop, pencil, coins, lighter, dental floss
Step Two: Choose 4-5 objects
Step Three: Using air dry clay sculpt these objects.Pay close attention to how you render these objects.
Remember just like in observational drawing you must begin with the general and move to the specific. Work the whole object and bring it into focus.
This should be done as a 1:1 scaleStep Four: Allow your finished objects to air dry
Step Five: Use paint to complete the details
Step Six: Bring original objects and render objects to class next Wednesday
above image from artist Rose Eken, ceramic sculptures
we will be introducing a project and have Real Reel curator Chase Folsom and artist Shannon Goff to talk about the show with you all. See you tomorrow!!
Come see many of your artist books from the first week project, along with other Alfred student and faculty books. Opening is from 6-8 in the Scholes Library. Bring your friends! There will be light refreshments.
2 shows opening tonight:
Upstairs is Junior, Charlie Best’s, show Tin Can Telephone, an exhibition featuring video, fiber, 2D, 3D works and live performances.
Downstairs is the neon sculpture show from our very own Sarah Blood’s neon students.
These neon cacti from Junior, Noah Heyman
Openings are 7-9 with live performances beginning at 8.
Come see the wonderful dance and choreography work from the students and dance faculty. So many School of Art and Design Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, AND our very own Carly and Ryan will be performing! Please come and see all the hard work they have been doing this year. Tonight thru Saturday.
we are going to have tomorrow be a studio work day. We will NOT be meeting for our regular Wednesday class, BUT we do expect you to use this time as a space to work on your projects for your studio classes.
I (Kat) still need to meet with 5-6 of you re: ritual projects. I will be in the studios from 10-11 to speak with you. You know who you are so please come and speak with me.
Sara is holding office hours from 2-4:30 at the Jet.
A reminder that Sara and I are holding office hours at the Jet next week. Please come talk to us – especially if you are having attendance concerns. We can use this time to figure out ways to help. Coffee/Tea on us. Cheers!
Kat: Monday the 13th from 11:15-1:30
Sara: Wednesday the 15th from 2-4:30
(from Jim Jarmusch’s film Coffee and Cigarettes)
7-9 Holmes auditorium tonight! Am handing out extra credit to my CoLab section (with Kat) for those who show up.
9:00 AM be there or be square. Remember to bring in your responses of looking at art in context. We will be collecting these and having a discussion.
Glass visiting artist Anna Mlasowsky will give a talk on her work today at 4:30 in Binns-Merrill room C. Mlasowsky works with glass as installation and performance- below is an image of one of her videos currently on view at the Corning Museum of Art.
Also today at noon in in the Nevins Theater is a talk from Seattle-based Curator, Miranda Metcalf, on effective strategies for gallery submissions. How do you approach a gallery? What images do you need? What can you do to be prepared? This will be a good conversation about preparedness, professionalism and learning how to get your work out in the world.
Hope you can make both or either of these events!
Artist Sondra Perry has been awarded the Seattle Art Museum’s Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Prize for an emerging black artist. This prize comes with a solo show at the Seattle Art Museum and $10,000. Read more about it here.
Perry just had a widely-reviewed and acclaimed show at the Kitchen, in NYC , titled Resident Evil:
In 1971, Sun Ra said “Black people need a mythocracy, not a democracy because they’ll never make it in history.…Truth is not permissible for me to use because I’m not righteous and holy, I’m evil, that’s because I’m black and I’m not subscribed to any types of righteousness.” Sondra Perry‘s new video installation examines this active disinterest in the respectability that blackness has been perpetually asked to earn by white culture, providing a site in which her work, as well its viewers, can begin to reimagine standing value systems and moral structures. Through the lens of the Alien movie franchise— one which has been providing allegories of colonialism and mutability for decades—Perry’s work asks: how do agents of power behave when their subjects become absolutely unpredictable, fluidly inhabiting societal norms in order to destroy them? How can these defiantly multiplicitous subjects be watched? And how is veracity redefined by this surveillance?
Sondra Perry received her BFA from Alfred in 2012 and just finished her MFA at Columbia University. Visit Sondra’s website.
For homework for next week, please go to one of the shows on campus (or elsewhere if you get out of town!) and look at the work while being hyper aware of the context in which you are looking and experiencing the art. Please write 2-3 paragraphs speaking to this consciousness of looking, in ways Berger pointed out and that we spoke about in class. Please have these to turn in on Wednesday.