Category Archives: Fall 2017

Welcome New Students!

Greetings and Welcome to Alfred Foundations,

The Foundations faculty are very excited to meet you in August and have a great deal planned to get the ball rolling for an exceptional year ahead. In preparation for your arrival, we have put together some information that will help you to register for fall classes, gather art materials for Foundations and generally prepare for your new life at college. Please click on the links above for “Welcome” and “Getting Started” these links will get you connected with great, detailed information about the BFA course requirements and suggestions regarding which kinds of courses will be right for you as you plan your fall semester at Alfred.

In addition to the usual activities this fall we will also be host to Visiting Artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda. Check out his website Alejandro Almanza Pereda and this fantastic NY Upclose video about his work Alejandro NY Upclose

If you experience difficulties with registration or have questions please contact Ms. Betsy Kent: kent@alfred.edu who will direct you to the right answer.

 

See you in August!

Professors: Angie To, Katarina Riesing and Sara Ferguson

 

Reviews over! What happens next…

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Congrats! You’ve all finished your reviews!

Now, we clean!

Tomorrow (THURSDAY) at 8:00 am we will meet in Cohen and get the Foundations Studios in tip top shape for our final show: In Plain Sight.

Wear your cleaning clothes and get ready to scrub and paint.  This is mandatory and we will be taking attendance!

On FRIDAY at 8:00 am we will bring in all the selected works for the final exhibition – if your review faculty did not specify what work they wanted you to bring please bring your final large photo portrait and a selection (1-2 other works) that you feel most proud of/best illustrates the progress and work over the past semester.

We will lay all these works out and you will, as a group, be in charge of curating and hanging your show!

FRIDAY eve we will have a “soft opening” for you all, from 5:30-7 where we will eat PIZZA, celebrate your last day of Foundations and hand out awards!

SATURDAY is your final show: In Plain Sight. Bring your family and friends and show off all the amazing work you have all been making this semester! We will have cheese plates and cookies and drinks, so dress up, bring a crew and congratulate yourself on an AWESOME YEAR!!!!!

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This WEEK is packed with AMAZING events…

There are so many incredible artists and speakers presenting this week on campus (including all of you on Saturday!) – don’t miss out!

TODAY:
Monday @ 5:30pm
Artist Talk: Tim Pauszek with Myles Calvert & Kat Riesing
Location: Cohen Gallery

TUESDAY
Susie Silbert
Blue Chip Artists, Glassy Thinkers, and Boro Boys: Navigating Contemporary Glass
Tuesday, April 24, 5:30pm
Location: Binns Merrill, Room C

WEDNESDAY
Armando Milani
Ethics and Emergency
April 25, 5:00pm
Location: Holmes Auditorium

THURSDAY
Karen Donnellan and Suzanne Peck
Blow Harder: Blow Harder: An Exploration of Language, Sexuality, and Gender in the Glassblowing Studio
April 26, 12:10pm
Location of Event: Nevins Theater

Women and Gender Studies and the Riley Sisters Speaker:
Roberta Cordano, President of Gallaudet University
April 26, 5:30pm
Location of Event: Nevins Theater

FRIDAY
FOUNDATIONS AWARDS DINNER
Come celebrate with your cohort the end of foundations with food and some fun awards!
April 27th 5:00pm-6:30pm
Cohen Studio

after:

Outsiders
Sculpture and Dimensional Studies First Year Graduate Students
Date: April 27, 6-9pm
Location: Old Post Office in Hornell (50 Seneca St. Hornell, NY 14843)

SATURDAY
FOUNDATIONS
OPEN STUDIOS: In Plain Sight
Open to ALL, bring your friends and family
April 28th, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Foundation Studios
Food and drink provided!

Posters:

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FINAL REVIEW WORKS

Hi all – Below is a list of all the works you will need to bring for your final review next week. Please look over the schedule and see when you are supposed to come in. Remember to come in before your scheduled time to have work set up.

See Lab:

Angie and Will: Final books

Kathy V: Charcoal Drawing, Empty the Pen, Colored pencil drawing, digital print drawing

Fuse Lab:

Kat: Albers, color match painting, final photograph portrait (option to bring in background painting as well)

Lydia: Albers, color match painting, final photograph, aura portrait

Make Lab:

Chase and Morgan:

Block A: Small Fruit(s) <if they have more than one, Big Fruit (or 3 photos of it: 2 different angles and a close up)

Block B:  Paper Hat,  Thing that came out of the hat (or 3 photos of it: 2 different angles and a close up), Vase based on thing that came out of hat (or drawings of the vase)

John Gill:

Block A: documentation of Portrait (bust), constructed piece, coil pot

Block B: documentation of coil pot, portrait (bust)

CoLab:

Brett and Megan:

1. Curate the best one minute of audio from your coLab experience, and bring a means to listen to it (i.e. speaker, headphones, etc.),  2. A computer with your blog documenting the class.
Sara:
Poster from group segment of the 24 hour takeover
One min recording—-from any sound element made during the course. It can be a clip from a specific project or a compilation from several projects.
(They will need to bring a device to play the sound to the review)

Visiting Artist Traci Molloy!

Artist Traci Molloy will be presenting her work tonight at 7:30 in Holmes Auditorium

 

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ARTIST TRACI MOLLOY GIVES VOICE TO STUDENTS AND ALUMNI IMPACTED BY SEXUAL ASSAULT

Alfred, NY – While most picturesque college campuses display lamppost featuring smiling students and positive affirmations, artist and activist, Traci Molloy, is taking lamppost banners in a different direction. In April, Molloy will install 22 vinyl banners on Alfred University’s campus, her alma mater. The banners will feature a fractured head-shot portrait of an actual current student or alumnus. The imagery will also have handwritten testimonials by the participating women describing their experiences of sexual assault or harassment.

The installation, entitled “Against My Will”, is the result of a yearlong collaboration between Molloy, various University offices, and students involved with peer education around issues of sexual violence. Molloy is a 1992 alumna of Alfred University. Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, she travels the country as an artist and activist, often helping communities address issues of violence, addiction, trauma, and loss. Molloy has partnered with children who lost a parent on 9/11/01, adolescents displaced from their home countries due to genocide or war, sexual assault survivors, and underserved youth in both rural and urban communities.

While visiting Alfred the previous year, Molloy spoke with current students and recognized the similar struggles that still exist between her peers and this current generation regarding sexual harassment and assault. She decided to create an art collaboration that would bridge together the generations of survivors, educate current students, and transform the center of the college campus.

For the banners, Molloy hand-painted portraits of each participant using head-shot photographs for reference. Each portrait has aspects of the facial features omitted. This allows for anonymity and allows the viewer to imagine the victim as themselves, a friend, or family member. The participants also entrusted Molloy with a handwritten account of their assault experience, bravely offering to share their painful memories with the public.

An accompanying presentation on Wednesday, April 18, will talk about the collaboration experience and provide some participants the arena to further share their stories. The event will begin at 7:30 at Holmes Auditorium in Harder Hall. The event will also include a musical performance and spoken word. Due to the sensitive nature of this content, the program will caution viewers that these shared words may provoke strong emotional reactions. The Office of Counseling Services is available to Alfred University students and can be accessed by calling 607-871-2300 or visiting the Wellness Center.

Questions about this program can be directed to Dan Napolitano, Chief Diversity Office of Alfred University, at napolitano@alfred.edu.