Monday, April 30, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
(Yes, on a Saturday, we settled into the Wilson Art Building for a day-long meeting, conversation, and refreshment:)
The "edible art" cake was white on white and prepared at Kroger with an image of Boris' recent painting exhibited in the Wilson Gallery in January 2011 (the show was entitled s p a c e Info here).
As we have not had someone of the rank of full professor in our department since the retirement of Emeritus faculty Jim McCormick and Bob Williams, I should point out that this is the highest rank given to teaching faculty at the college. Promotion to full professor demonstrates commitment to the institution and department through service and/or professional activities. Congratulations to Boris for reaching this highest rank, and truly this honor, of serving the faculty of Georgetown College and our department.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
On Monday in the upper division courses, we discussed the extent to which we were critical museum visitors. How was your visit?
In Louisville, Dr. Emerick, Dr. Decker, and Dr. Brill in front of Deborah Butterfield's cast bronze sculptures, Danuta and Burnt Pine.
At Cincy's Pompeii exhibit, Dr. Henkel makes note of the vessels.
Dr. Emerick and Dr. Henkel discussing the subject matter of particular Roman frescos with Dr. Decker and Bess.
Kurtis and Lynsey pose before studying nearby frescos.
If you participated, I hope you enjoyed the visits to both exhibitions. Looking forward to another great field trip in the fall!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Suppose we did our work
like the snow, quietly, quietly,
leaving nothing out.
Wendell Berry, from "Leavings"
This is the end of National Poetry Month and this Thursday is Poem In Your Pocket day. The plan is to carry a favorite poem in your back pocket to share with friends, family, classmates, etc. I am an admirer of Wendell Berry who recently delivered the 2012 Jefferson Lecture in Washington, DC, the highest honor the federal government has for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities.
Image: Wendell Berry, photograph by Guy Mendes
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I am certainly intrigued by the location itself, but what seems to be rising to the surface are the items found within the place and how or why they remain.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
POSITION: Visual Resources Manager Period: Starting July 16, 2012. RESPONSIBILITIES: James Madison University’s School of Art, Design and Art History (SADAH) seeks a Visual Resources Manager (VRM) who will serve the curricular and research needs of the school in the area of analog and digital visual resources. The VRM also serves as the SADAH liaison to university instructional technology for expansion of the capabilities of the Madison Digital Image Database (MDID). Select responsibilities include: directing on-site image production workflow, consulting with faculty concerning image acquisitions and accessions image orders for inclusion in the school’s visual resources collection, assisting with database administration, quality control, and entry of administrative, descriptive, and technical metadata, training and managing student assistants in image production tasks. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Art or Art History preferred; Master’s degree in Library Science and/or Art History preferred. For full position description and application instructions, please visit joblink.jmu.edu and search for posting #0404614. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2012.
|Tom Coates, Bob Ridges, Decoy Duck Maker, oil on canvas, 40" x 48", photo courtesy Darrell Kincer|
Monday, April 16, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
On display is a collection of work from ART370 Topics in Art: The Art of Portrait course. Six students have been working toward developing a better knowledge of the human face. This class has worked from observation of a sitter and from their own imagination.
Members of the class include:
*All heads were created with Roma Plastilina over a styrofoam armature with various added materials.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Job Description: The Archive is currently recruiting for two types of projects:
1. Rolled Drawing Inventory: create an item-level inventory of wide-format rolled drawings using MS Excel to collect the prescribed metadata. The drawings date from the 1850s-1890s and describe real property and infrastructure for the Croton and New Croton waterworks. Project will involve preservation tasks like removing wooden dowels and cutting paper liners for storage tubes. Due to size (many over 4 feet) drawings will not be flattened.
2. Boxed Records Inventories: creating or adding to folder-level inventories of 20th century boxed collections in MS Excel using MPLP processing guidelines. Collections include Commissioner Subject Files, Real Property volumes, Weekly Construction Reports and Engineering and Design Computations.
....more info...contact details below....
Logistics: Internships are unpaid; we are happy to work with interns to meet all school requirements to obtain credit. Schedule is M-F with minimum of two days per week for 10 weeks (starting first week of June). The Archive is located on the east side of midtown Manhattan.
To apply: Please email your resume and cover letter with availability to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I was contacted by Matt Frassica at the Louisville Courier-Journal, in relation to my show at the 930 Art Center, to contribute for a short article called "The First Time." The idea is to ask various artists about something significant that was a first time experience. It was hard to pick something specific, but in the end I chose to comment on how the approach to making photographs by the choice of camera will inherently nuance your vision. This is a concept that I've reconsidered a great deal lately, as well as an approach to photography that we tackle head-on in ART 120 Photography.
You can see the article at the Louisville C-J HERE.
Above: "Self-portrait" with an Ikoflex TLR that I inherited from my wife's grandfather. It's probably over 50 years old and currently my camera of choice.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
More student work from his 3D/ceramics class is also on display, through April 13.
Next week, Professor Boris Zakic's students will showcase their creativity, and during the last week of April, artLAB will feature a project spearheaded by Georgetown College senior Portia Watson.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
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