Wednesday, May 29, 2013

This kid is 14.

Just check out this kids flickr page.  Can you believe he is 14?  I can't either.  His whimsical and superimposed images are really quite lovely.  Perhaps he will one day be a GC Tiger!

sail remi stowaway lacuna

It's finally Summer!

Long time, no post. This Summer I've declared the Summer of Street Art. I can't wait for the next Gallery Hop (I think it's sometime in June) which I invite everyone to attend.

I found this post on Buzzfeed and it made me especially excited for street art and has maybe inspired me to try out some of my own.

What kind of art stuffs is everyone else excited for this Summer?!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Field Study: Civil War history, memory, and placemaking

Where is that oh-so-typical hero on the horse? 

For the past two weeks I have been off campus conducting research on Civil War memory and placemaking. This Civil War research is related to my larger project on a Kentucky-born sculptor (see previous post here). Needing to incorporate a much broader geographical area, I found myself in need of a field study. Field studies involve data collection and information gathering outside of the traditional research confines of museum, gallery, research library, or archive. A field study moves outside, into the field figuratively, in that you're moving beyond the four walls of a research lab or space.  And, in my case, I was, literally, wandering through fields, as evidenced above.

My research for these past two weeks contributes to the primary research project that I mentioned above and serves also as preparation for a talk that I will give next month in Louisville as part of the Kentucky Historical Society's week-long symposium "Torn Within, Threatened Without: Kentucky and the Border States in the Civil War." My presentation and the site visit I will lead to Louisville's Confederate Monument will be one of several events for the National Endowment for the Humanities 2013 Landmarks of American History and Culture Teacher Workshops. For more information on my presentation or the NEH program, click here.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Congrats to our seniors!

Congratulations to our spring senior class: Daniel Cantu II, Lauren Meister, Elizabeth Metcalfe, Kayleigh Riddell, & Jen Stephenson.

As a little send-off to the seniors, I thought I'd post a few photos of seniors from three years ago - the spring senior class of 2010. These are the seniors who were graduating when the current senior class had just finished their first year at college. Did you have classes with any of these folks?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Google Doodle Celebrates Saul Bass

Probably the best Google Doodle I have seen!  Take a break from studying for finals and take a look.  Saul Bass was a revolutionary graphic designer that changed the way movie title sequences, posters, and advertising were designed. Enjoy!

Ode to Jonathan, part 2

In the words of Jonathan, "when Art History meets Pop Culture, magic happens."

Monday, May 6, 2013

Art Blog

This weekend I found a new art blog.  I love blogs.  I read anything from technology to travel to running (which I do but I hate).  I read my brother-in-law's running blog (again, not a huge runner) because I dig the blogs.  Blog Blog Blog Blog.  Here is my newest find!

It amazes me that there are SO many creative people in this world and are creating things out of such great everyday material.  Check it out, get inspired, and do something.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Congrats, Darrell!!!

At the Majors Party yesterday, 
we celebrated Darrell's promotion and tenure. 
Yay Darrell! 

The fudge cake was a great way to celebrate...
until Kristin arrived with her famous cookies. Yum!