Saturday, December 31, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
|Tree at Rockefeller Center in NYC|
Monday, December 19, 2011
John Kieltyka was part of the duo that taught my first class in college and had a huge life changing influence on me. If it were not for him and Monika Lidman I would be who knows where. But more importantly he is part of a band called The Swedish Legal System and they would like to wish you a merry Christmas with their version of Silent Night. Enjoy!
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
As it turns out, they have been working on their own redesign over the past year and posted the results of their hard work and innovation on their blog yesterday. It's a great study of fantastic design that you can read HERE. Check it out!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
|Of Liberty, copyright 2011 Marjorie Guyon|
Opening Reception, 5:00-8:00 PM with
Artist Talk at 5:30 PM with Special Guests, The Glendover Nation:
children from the YMCA of Central Kentucky's after-school program
Part of Georgetown's Antiques & ArtWalk
The ten panels printed on canvas in this exhibition echo the original works on view at the University of Kentucky's William T. Young Library through May 2012. Guyon's mixed-media work features life-sized figures and provocative text. Across the top of each panel the phrase "Have Mercy on Us" appears in the actual handwriting of our country's global citizens. Intended to move people to consider how "we, the people" can create a more perfect union, Nation of Nations poses a powerful question for our time.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Just the other day our Art Department Faculty had a great discussion about the intention and audience of the GCVA blog. Who should be writing? who should and is listening? Is it is being used to the best of its capabilities? And a whole host of other questions. One question was brought up that I thought needed to be posted. This is what do you think? You as the viewer and our audience should let us know what you think. What changes if any do you want to see on the blog?
Saturday, December 10, 2011
The International Education Committee (IEC) at WKU is pleased to formally request submissions from undergraduate and graduate students from any post-secondary institution in Kentucky for presentation at the WKU Statewide Study Abroad Symposium in the Media/Art categories.
Deadline for submission in the Media/Art categories is Friday, February 3rd, 2012.
In order to submit, the student must be enrolled during the 2010 - 2011 academic year, and studied abroad during any semester from the 2009 Fall Semester through the 2011 Summer Term.
1. Photo Essay
4. Creative Interpretation
More details can be found at WKU's Statewide Study Abroad Symposium website: http://www.wku.edu/studyabroad/students/symposium.php
Again, we are working on some wonderful awards/scholarships for participants at the event!
The Student Media Art Submission Form is attached for your convenience.
Western Kentucky University
Adjunct Faculty and Doctoral Student of Educational Leadership
Dept of Geography and Geology
1906 College Heights #31066
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1066
Friday, December 9, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Students in the Modern Art course have been giving presentations on art movements and sub-movements, approaches, and media of the past half century. Topics this week have included assemblage, photography, architecture, pop art, minimalism, feminism, and earthworks. Despite the cold and, yes, snow flurries! students left the art building, under Katie's direction, and went across the street to create an earthwork first hand. The task: to engage and make work with the earth or the living environment.
As readers of the blog may know, my personal and professional interest in public art extends to land art as well. While there are multiple definitions of this movement (and, as Katie pointed out today, Stokstad only gives us two paragraphs of information about this movement), I see earthworks and land art as one of the defining shifts in modern art. The premise of this sub field (pun intended) is straightforward and two-fold. Land art and earth art/earthworks, a movement and classification of public art that emerged in the 1960s and continues today, makes the earth both a canvas and the pedestal for works. Such artworks are intended primarily as permanent, large-scale forms in wide-open spaces and in particularized natural environments, such as along a river, within a lake, amidst a field, or in an urban setting. Examples include Claes Oldenburg's Placid Civic Monument (1967), Michael Heizer's Double Negative (1969-1970), Walter de Maria's The Lightning Field (1974-1977), James Turrell's Roden Crater (1977-present), Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Valley Curtain (1970-72), and Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels (1973-76).
Our next project is the Modern Art Game Day. Join us on Monday, December 12 in the Wilson Gallery around 12:30 (giving us time to set up the games at noon). All are welcome to join us!
PS to TJ: Thanks for taking our photos.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
DEADLINE TO ENTER: Sunday December 20, 2011 at midnight
ON VIEW: January 6 - February 12, 2012Inspired by the fantastic website, Dear Photograph, we’re asking you to photograph a picture from the past in the present.
Submit the digital file below and we’ll print and frame our favorite 24 entries. At the opening reception we’ll let everyone vote for their favorite and we’ll give some sort of prize.
Make sure the resolution is high enough to print an 8×10″ print.
File type must be .jpg.
Feel free to submit more than one too.
Click HERE to submit your entries or find out more.
Photo above: Michael and Owen Winters (via 930's web page)
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
|"The Pig That Therefore I Am" by Miru Kim|
Monday, December 5, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Drawing Exhibition Comes to Georgetown College: Experts’ Theories on Drawings, Methods, and Artist Selection
By: Catherine Shelburne, freshman, intended art major
All that attended Tuesday’s “State of Drawing” found the gallery show to be impressive. The Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery currently holds drawing samples that represent art faculty from almost every college in Kentucky. Many of the artists whose work is shown said they enjoyed the range of pieces, and one artist, Russel Weedman of the University of the Cumberlands, described the show as “beautiful and diverse.” It goes without saying that everyone enjoyed themselves and the artwork, but I found myself enraptured not just by the breathtaking artwork but also by the round table panel discussion. Moderated by our own Professor Boris Zakic, the panel consisted of gallery directors Andrea Fisher of Transylvania University, Ester Randall of Eastern Kentucky University, Kristina Arnold of Western Kentucky University, and Jason Franz director of Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati.
The panel generally agreed upon the resurgence in drawing due to economic and technological changes in the past century, and the shift in the hierarchy of artistic media. They also all generally believed that a drawing needed energy and je ne sais quoi to please them, but what made the discussion so interesting was not the agreement, but the disagreement. The contrasting views gave everybody something to think about. Is that not the best part of academic discussion?
Most exciting were the varied teaching methods. While Fisher declared a more liberating drawing class with mixed media and less attention to technical skill best, Franz found that the rules imposed upon students while learning the foundational skills of drawing encouraged creativity within a structured setting and fostered free expression in more advanced levels of studio classes. Arnold looked for a happy balance because she often starts drawing classes traditionally but grows tired of what seems to her that repetitive teaching style. Abandoning the structure mid semester, she branches out into other media forms. These teachers, all from different schools and backgrounds, have such different ideas about the best methods of instruction. I look forward to the crop of new artists Kentucky will soon have under the tutelage of these fine people.
The panel also discussed the selection of works. Fisher once again wanted to see more popular modern drawing styles such as anime and cartooning. She found this exhibition traditional in its selection, and assumed the cause was the generation of the artists selected to contribute. She suggested a gallery show filled with the drawings of the students instead of the professors. This statement most likely got almost every student artist in the room thinking about what they would like to see or present to the public. Franz disagreed about the generational gap, and Randall found it interesting that the works selected by the artists did possess some traditional thinking. It gave rise to many other unanswered questions about the cause of the traditionalism, the affects of the age gap between professor and student, and how they played a role in the works selected.
So many questions, so many ideas, so much to think about! I could not imagine a better way to spend my Tuesday evening, and if you haven’t seen the show yet you should definitely look, observe, see what I am talking about for yourself. The exhibition “State of Drawing” is on view until December 15th. The works will only make you think about all the wonderful possibilities the art world has in Kentucky.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
|Profs. Darrell Kincer, Sheldon Tapley (Centre) and Daniel Graham|
|Prof. Boris Zakic with Manifest Gallery Director and Prof. Jason Franz|
|Dialogue discussants Boris Zakic, Andrea Fisher (Transy), Esther Randall (EKU), Kristina Arnold (WKU) and Jason Franz.|
Monday, November 28, 2011
|Adara Sanchez Anguiano|
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
|Danielle Cinderella, Ryleyanne Vaughn, Shawn McPeek and Department Chair/Advisor Dr. Juilee Decker|
|Danielle speaking about her process.|
|Dath and visitors enjoying art.|
|Ryleyanne sharing her concept.|
Monday, November 21, 2011
This past week I was took part in a conference event hosted by The OLVDA (Ohio Valley Lumber Dryers Association). It is a unique organization of some of the knowledgeable individuals. This was my second event to be involved with them and it was fantastic. On this trip I was able to tour a wood veneer factory, a custom plywood plant, and an international lumber drying and shipping yard. All three were amazing. It really struck me about how far materials have to be processed before they can be put into our artistic process.
Recently in my artistic practice and process research I have been investing a lot of my time into traditional veneer techniques so the veneer factory was super fantastic to see in action, not just in text form (as I have become familiar with it). The trees are debarked split into "flitches" (half logs), then put back together and soaked in super hot water to soften the lignin. With the molecular structure of the logs softened they can then be sliced into sheets, these are then dried, trimmed and reassembled into full panels through a heat cured gluing process. This is done for the front and back of every piece of plywood you see. The middle core processing is a whole other process altogether. Different logs and species of wood require different types of slicing and assembly.