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AsTheAirF3-indexHave you been enjoying the spectacular As the Air Moves Back From You in the Fosdick-Nelson? If not there is still time to get involved, see a performance or two or three, and take a master class! It is all free and open to you!  Learn more about it here: http://fosdicknelson.alfred.edu/exhibits/1415/air-moves-back/
Also before the performances there is something lovely happening from 11 until the performance.  Music by John Laprade, Costume by Marketa Fantova. Click below to see the schedule and learn more about the classes offered this week.

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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:  http://www.fosdicknelson.alfred.edu/exhibits/1415/air-moves-back/

 

MELTDOWN!

urlDate: Saturday, November 1st
Time: Noon –
Location: The National Casting Center, Sugar hill road, Alfred, NY
Cost to Attend Event: Free

The Sculpture and Dimensional Studies Department are pleased to support the 8th Annual Meltdown Cast Iron art invitational to be hosted at the National Casting Center at Alfred University on Saturday November 1st.

The event will be open to the public from Noon onwards and will feature a number of visiting artists and Universities, all of whom will be having work cast in iron. We will be running 2 furnaces throughout the course of the day and plan on pouring several thousand pounds of iron.

In addition to the main event there will also be a silent art auction supported by the Alfred Foundry Guild, proceeds from which will be going to support various charitable organizations.

Kira O’Reilly !

SWITZERLAND ARTS ABRAMOVIC (3)Visiting Artist Lecture: Kira O’ Reilly
Date: 6 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014
Location: Room 106 C, Binns-Merrill Hall

Kira O’Reilly is a UK-based artist. Her practice is both willfully interdisciplinary and entirely undisciplined, and stems from a visual art background. In her work she employs performance, biotechnical practices and writing to consider speculative reconfigurations around the body.

Since graduating from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff in 1998, her work has been exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe, Australia, China and Mexico. She has presented at conferences and symposia on live art and science, as well as art and technology interfaces.

Cosponsored by: The Division of Sculpture/Glass Area, SOAD, College of Ceramics, and Interdisciplinary Art, CLAS with support from the Dance Program in Performing Arts, CLAS, Alfred University and Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn.

Design Studio Visit!

Design Studio Visit
Wednesday, February 12th at 9:00AM in Nevins Theatre in Powell
Join us as we welcome visiting designers Allister Klingensmith, from PointPath Studios, Brooklyn, NY; Sarah Burns from Stressdesign, Syracuse, NY and current AIGA Upstate New York Chapter President; and Katie Nix, from the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, Rochester, NY. Check out their websites!
These wonderful designers will share their enthusiasm, expertise, anecdotes, and samples of work. We will also make time for a panel Q&A with students.
We invite you to bring your curiosity and questions* for a conversation with our visiting designers following their presentations.
* and a shoe lace or string of equivalent size and length. Thanks!

As we near the end of your first year….

So what will these last weeks look like? Well, you’ll be finishing up your classes next week and then we’ll have three days of reviews followed by a big huge clean up of the studios. Then we will all work together to hang the exhibition. Then… the OPENING. I’ve put it all together with some dates and times below!

April 22-26 FINAL WEEK OF LABS

April 24 WEDNESDAY, Ryonji Drawing with Prof. Andrew  Bring all required materials! Location to be announced.

April 25 (TH) Based in Truth: Alfred Stories 7:00-8:30 Alfred Village Hall, All Invited!

April 29 – May 1 (M-W) REVIEWS    You will have one 15 minute review time with faculty. Please arrive early and put work on the wall under your number. The schedules ARE POSTED in HARDER.

May 2 (TH) REQUIRED CLEAN UP! Attendance will be taken. Anyone not arriving on time and staying until end will not be allowed to show work.

May 3 (F) INSTALLATION  All students required to attend and participate.

May 4 (S) 1-4, 2013 Year End Celebration and Exhibition!

NEXT WEDNESDAY!

russia-georgia-mapProfessor Andrew Deutsch will be working with you to create a Ryonji Drawing following John Cage’s score. And the amazing news is that the works you create will be exhibited at the National Gallery in Tbilisi Georgia!

You’ll need to bring to class:

12 stones, each should be about the size of your palm or smaller.
a BUNCH of “not dusty” drawing materials – NO chalk or dusty stuff. Water colors are okay, Sharpies not so good. The more drawing materials the better.
one or two sheets of 12 in x 12 in paper
6 sided dice (one or two).
a ruler or straight edge

YOUR First International Exhibition! (or at least for most of you!)

CaryBanner_06062012Visiting Designers
Wednesday, March 6th at 9:00AM in Nevins Theatre in Powell

Join us as we welcome visiting designers Sarah Burns from Stress Design, Syracuse and current AIGA Upstate New York Chapter President; Katie Nix, Associate Curator at the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, Rochester; Chris Goldan, Communication Manager, SWBR Architects, Rochester NY; and Allister Klingensmith, Designer, PointPath Studios, Brooklyn, NY and AU SoAD alum. Check out their websites!

These wonderful designers will present samples of design work, share ideas about the design process, as well as tell stories about things they’ve learned since leaving school. In addition, some of our students will share their thoughts about studying design and planning a career in design.

We invite you to bring your curiosity and questions for a conversation with our visiting designers following their presentations.

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