Showing posts with label photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label photography. Show all posts

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dear World

Photographer Robert X. Fogarty starting a community photography project titled Dear World  in 2009 in the aftermath of the devastation in New Orleans. He invited survivors to be photographed with their 'love letter' to the city.

Robert claims "We aren't changing the world, we are taking pictures of people who are." Through the years Dear World has become a 'social experiment, an art project, and a business.'

The team has photographed cancer survivors, citizens from Joplin, MO who are picking up the pieces after tornado wreckage, New York after hurricane Sandy, celebrities with positive world messages, and other high powered humanitarians. But what I want to highlight is Dear World: Boston Marathon Survivors + First Responders.
 
A little over a year ago I was in my office with a live stream of the marathon minimized on my computer screen and all cued up to receive text message updates. Why? My brother-in-law, a former professional marathon runner, was coaching a friend of his in preparation for the race. At the last minute Ben decided to run with Adam as a pacer. Ben was convinced that Adam would come away with his best PR and qualify (again) for the Olympic marathon trials. My sister and niece and Adam's pregnant wife were all in attendance in the grandstand.

Our department had an end of the year meeting and just out of habit I brought my phone with me. Though on silent, I could see out of the corner of my eye my phone crazy lighting up. All I could think was WOW these guys are really kicking it. You receive these text updates at check points along the course. They must have been flying. The next time I glanced down I had a text from my cousin. We aren't super close so it was a strange message to get. She said something to the affect of ... 'I just saw what happened, I know Jen and Ben are there... are they OK?

PANIC!

I tried calling my sister, Jen. Then my mom, my dad. Then my other sister. Then instead of live updates from a happy healthy event I was getting live updates from tragedy and terror.

Thankfully, Adam DID run his best PR that day and qualified and Ben wasn't too far behind him. They were safe. So was my sister, niece, and friend.

Seeing these survivor images from Dear World really hit home for me. Those people could be my family and friends. They could be my brother and sister. These powerful images of strength, resilience, and love overcome the fear and terror that was forced upon this peaceful event.

As a society we see violence on TV, in movies, on the news even. We get jaded and numbed to humanity. When you see images. LOOK. Stop just seeing: Look. Who are these people. What is their story, struggles, pain, happiness, love, peace....







Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Study Photography Abroad: London & Dublin Meeting


I will be leading a photography course abroad through CCSA next winter term for two weeks to London, England and Dublin, Ireland. The topic will be landscape/cityscape photography and culminate in the production of a self-published photo book through Blurb.com. (Here's an example of my book from a previous trip.)


Click here to see students on our last trip at on the Lodon Eye, riding the tube, at the Globe Theatre, Stonehenge, Bath (England), St. Patrick's Cathedral, Glendalough (Ireland), and more.

While there we will make photographs on the city streets of London and Dublin, visit major museums, tour landmarks and historic sites, travel in the region, and perhaps take in a show or two. There will be plenty of opportunity to shop and enjoy local cuisine, as well as celebrating the new year on the Thames with Big Ben if you like.

The trip flies out December 26 and returns returns January 8. Coursework (in terms of editing photos, online discussion, and production of the book) will continue into the beginning of the spring semester.

Application deadline is September 26. Course costs are $4295 (including airfare) or $3295 (excluding airfare).

There will be a brief informational meeting on Tuesday, April 15 at 5:00 PM in the Wilson Art Building, room 104. Come and find out more if you may be interested, and bring a friend!

See you then,
Prof. Darrell Kincer

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

OXFORD, UK / On Display


On View Now:
14 New Photographic Works
Gallery 108 (beside the Cochenour Gallery)
LRC, Georgetown College

I had the opportunity to travel to Regent’s Park College at Oxford University during the first week of December, 2013 to make photographs of the college, our visiting students, and the city itself. The trip was two-fold: to create promotional materials for Georgetown College’s Oxford Programs and to produce some new personal work.

While there I resided in the Wheeler Robinson flat, a space dedicated to Georgetown faculty for times of research at the university, often while on sabbatical. Staying on campus allowed me to survey Regent's Park and mingle with both faculty and students, including coffee and biscuits in the Senior Commons Room and formal meals in Helwys Hall.

Each day afforded new opportunities to explore Oxford, from the bustling city centre to quiet farmland and pastures on the edge of town. Having travelled before to London, I was quickly reminded of the sense of tradition and history that is palpable as I walked the streets. It is a feeling I rarely encounter here in the states, and one that draws my attention as an artist.

The photographs presented here are only a small snippet of the larger body of work I created while in Oxford, but they are a few of my favorites – recounting moments of awe, discovery, appreciation, and perhaps a little humor.

Omnia probate quod bonum tenete,
Professor Darrell Kincer

Footnotes:
A special thank you to Dr. Brad Hadaway and Jason Snider for helping me organize and plan my first solo trip abroad. After all my worrying, it could not have gone any smoother.

Thank you to Georgetown College and my wife, Kristin, for granting me the time and opportunity to pursue this project. I could not have done it without your support.

Thank you to the viewers, for your interest in my work. If you think you would enjoy traveling to the UK to make photographs, I will be leading a CCSA trip to London and Dublin next winter. I’d love for you to join me!

And for further reading, you might check out Jennifer Moses' recent article in the New York Times about visiting Oxford.

Photo: Overlooking the Radcliffe Camera, 2013



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

R.C. May Photo Lecture at UK Friday, 4 PM


EUGENE RICHARDS
Exhibition: March 14 - April 27, 2014
Lecture: March 14, 4 pm in the UK Student Center's Worsham Theater



A conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, Eugene Richards joined VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) in 1968 and found himself working in a community service organization in eastern Arkansas. Running afoul of the Ku Klux Klan earned him a serious beating and numerous threats, but he left Arkansas with a series of haunting photographs of rural poverty that launched his career. For seventeen years, he traveled the world as a photojournalist for the agency Magnum and now focuses on his own projects. Intensely personal and deeply felt, his work also reflects a lifelong commitment to social activism, whether he is photographing the ravages of cocaine addiction, his first wife’s struggle with breast cancer, or the emotional aftermath of 9/11.

Image credit: EUGENE RICHARDS, After the Birth, 2008 gelatin silver print photograph ©Eugene Richards, All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Michael Kenna Lecture and Reception Tonight


Michael Kenna Lecture and Reception
Wednesday March 5, 2014 7:00pm
Fath Auditorium, Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Lecture

Free and Open to the Public
No Reservation Required, but early arrival is recommended.
Reception
A reception will immediately follow the lecture in the Great Hall.
Parking is free for Cincinnati Art Museum members, $4 for non-members.

About the Artist
Michael Kenna’s landscapes are unpopulated, simple, serene, and subtle.

Often using very long exposures at night or dawn to soften the hard edge of reality, his minimalist images demand quiet attention from the viewer. Described as elegant, pure, and ephemeral, his work speaks eloquently to the strength of simple beauty.
Kenna’s small, quiet, black-and-white photographs have been published in over forty books and exhibited extensively, both internationally and throughout the United States. His work can be found in public collections such as the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan; and the Cincinnati Art Museum. Born and educated in England, Kenna now makes his home in Seattle, Washington.

For more information about Michael Kenna, visit:
 www.michaelkenna.net

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Currency, Artist's Reception, Friday, 5–7 PM


Currency
Photographic Works by Darrell Kincer
Artist's reception Friday, February 28, 5–7 PM
Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery in the Kentucky Employees Credit Union
100 More Drive, Frankfort, 

The snow has melted at last!  And just in time:  this week marks the final few days of our exhibition "Currency" by photograper and Georgetown College art professor Darrell Kincer, capped off with a closing reception for the artist this Friday, February 28, from 5:00 until 7:00pm.  So, if you haven't made it in to see this show yet there is still time; and if you have, now's your chance the meet the artist and mingle with art-loving friends.  (And for the many photograpers among you, this is a chance to find out how Darrell works his amazing darkroom magic to create these images.)

As the exhibition title suggests, "Currency" features silver gelatin prints of imagery and iconography from U.S. dollar bills.  Not only does this show highlight the artistry of engraving in these familiar objects (well, at least I'm familiar with the lower denominations), but by calling attention to whom and what we choose to honor on our money, these pictures raise questions about our national history and mythology.  (For instance, one viewer has already called attention to the lack of women in these images.  Time that Lady Liberty had some company!)  In short, it does what art is supposed to do, both delighting and provoking.
 

GALLERY DIRECTIONS:  There’s a map of our location on our gallery web site at JaneChancellorMooreGallery.com.  We're located in the lobby of Kentucky Employees Credit Union, just off the East-West Connector (Hwy 676) at Glenns Creek Road.  Coming from the west end, take the E-W Connector from US127 and turn right at the first stoplight after you cross the river; from the east end, take the E-W Connector from US60 and turn left at the second stoplight.  Coming from elsewhere in Frankfort, turn onto Martin Luther King Blvd from East Main and cross through the intersection with the E-W Connector.  Any way you come, the entrance to the credit union (Moore Drive) will be ahead on your left.

For more information (or better directions!) call Broadstone at (502) 223-4415 or KECU at (502) 564-5597.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

What's Happening this Week

There are couple of fun things happening in the Cochenour Gallery this week.

On Thursday from 4-7pm the Georgetown Main Street Group is hosting Love Your Downtown. In an effort to work more with the college, this community development group have invited students, faculty and staff, the ENTIRE police force, and even the Mayor to come together and chat about Downtown Georgetown.

Don't miss this event! There will be cookies, Nexus credit, and an opportunity to voice your opinion on what YOU would like to see happen Downtown!

THEN


On Friday from 12-2pm, again in the Cochenour Gallery, photographer Tim McCoy's exhibit Sanctuary will open. Mr. McCoy's photographs involves a radical re-framing of reality. Meaning is often determined as much as by what is "cut" from the framing of the images as it is by those elements that are revealed in detail. He has largely excluded human figures, although humanity is alluded to through the cultural icons and remnants shown. Thus, the focus is on what people leave behind rather than the evanescence of contemporary culture. Hope you can make it! Also a Nexus event and... cookies!


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Currency Reception in Frankfort, 2/28/14


I have a small show of new work in Frankfort, KY titled Currency. It is an extension of work I had done in the past, using U.S. currency to produce cliché verre prints in the darkroom and process them using mordançage. This was one of the last projects I completed while on sabbatical last semester.

If you have opportunity, I'd love to see you at the closing reception. And yes, the gallery is in a bank!

Currency
Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery in the Kentucky Employees Credit Union
100 Moore Drive, Frankfort, KY
December 18, 2013–March 1, 2014

Artist's Reception
Friday, February 28, 5–7 PM

Darrell


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

R.C. May Lecture at UK: Catherine Opie

Exhibition: February 7 - March 9, 2014
Lecture: February 7, 4:00 PM in the UK Student Center's Worsham Theater



In Catherine Opie’s mid-career retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2008, the sheer range of her subject matter and corresponding stylistic approaches was dizzying. Her earliest work examines concepts of masculinity and feminity in lush color portraits of transgender individuals, cross-dressers, and pierced practitioners of sadomasochism in the subcultures of Los Angeles’s gay and lesbian community. She has also made encompassing seascapes that feel like color field paintings, both meditative and visually stunning. Always informed by art historical traditions, her seemingly unrelated series are united by her ability to embrace and document her subjects in a way that is both personal and true.

Image credit:
Catherine Opie, Sunset #1, 2009, C-print. Courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles,
© Catherine Opie


Content from The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky website: http://www.uky.edu/ArtMuseum/may_opie.html



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Internships at A Bryan Photo (photography/graphic design/business)

I've known Bryan a long time, all the way back to when he first started making photographs in college with a Holga. Since then he's become one of the best photographers in the southeast. I'm hoping to get him in a Skype chat with our ART 370 analog/film photography course. Film is Bryan's forté and method of choice for making the most exquisite portraits and wedding/event/fashion photographs. Check out his site for yourself HERE, or check out the opportunity to be an intern at his studio in Birmingham. See details below…


We are pleased to announce again the A Bryan Photo Internships for this fall & early next year!
The program allows us to teach the intricacies of our craft, while imparting the principles needed to run a successful small business. We think you will enjoy working with your hands while learning the analog medium.

We practice a Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) which promotes a more relaxing, enjoyable, and strangely more productive atmosphere. You won’t be asked to fill a certain amount of hours or perform mindless tasks. Your role will be integral to our daily workflow and will help us in the presentation and styling of our imagery.

The A Bryan Photo Internship has proven to be mutually beneficial for both parties and we are honored to consider you for the position.

Details:
Fall Submission Deadline : August 26th
Fall Internship Duration : September 9th – December 20th
Spring Submission Deadline : January 18th
Spring Internship Duration : February 3rd – May 16th
Summer Submission Deadline : May 23rd
Summer Internship Duration : June 2nd – August 22nd

Read the PDF attached below and contact us at info@abryanphoto.com if interested.
Click to view or right click to save the Informational PDF.

Please Keep in Mind:
This is not specifically a photography internship. One may learn about our craft through working with our team but should not expect to be taught or practice photography.

Original posting/content found HERE.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sneak Peek



I've been back in my darkroom working on new photographs for an upcoming solo show in Frankfort, KY. I'll be showing in the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery through January and February. The space is in a bank, so it's only fitting to exhibit this work. In fact it was my previous Currency portfolio that landed me the invitation.

I believe this will be the last time I'll be in the darkroom during my sabbatical so I made the most of it, creating 38 new prints. Although each photographs is unique, I have run into a bit of an issue because I have a limited number of different source images. For example, I have four Grants, six Jacksons, three Hamiltons, etc. I'll have to do some major editing to find uniquely singular prints.

As with my Botanical Studies, I continued to explored the mordançage process, and again faced new challenges and revelations with my results. All in all I'm very happy with what turned out and I'm excited to have an opportunity to put them on display.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Little Things

Each semester I take students on a field trip to shoot photos at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington. As you can imagine I've been there quite a few times. As a result it can become difficult to find inspiration, feeling like I've seen it all before. However, one thing I often find interesting about a "landscape" is the residue of human activity left on a place. Last spring I noticed something that was interesting and fun – a little bit of a game. I've seen this before with chairs that have been placed or left in conspicuous places. But this time it was the cups.






Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Variations on a Theme


This week's post is a follow up to last week's. Since then I've been able to finish off this current set of prints, press and flatten them, and scan them on my antique flatbed scanner setup (as evidenced on my Instagram blog). In the end I produced multiples of 12 different photograms with a final total of 39 unique prints. The results have been quite nice in a number of the pieces. I've mentioned before that the mordançage process can be a bit unpredictable (although with more and more practice I'm developing a better feel on how to create certain results). As evidence I wanted show you four variations stemming from the same original photogram. With specific timings, manipulation, and chemistry combinations, a wide range of final prints can be achieved.

In the coming months I will be continuing to work in the darkroom to extend on a series of mordançage photographs in anticipation for a show at the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery in Frankfort, KY in December.





Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Back to the Darkroom

New prints hanging to dry in the darkroom.

In the middle of October I will be participating in my first art fair of sorts. It will be in Louisville at Sojourn Community Church as part of their Affordable Art Show. Daniel Graham and I will be sharing a booth. With this deadline in mind I'm producing more new work along the lines of what I did for the Lexington Art League CSA project.

A wet print in which the veils were not popped. Too bad it didn't look this interesting once it dried.

I have been back in the darkroom experimenting with more botanical mordançage prints. I've learned a number of things since I made the Silver Dollars print. For starters, my enlarger was totally set up wrong, from the condenser lenses to the lamp height. It's a wonder the print even worked. After some quick adjustments and tests, those issues were worked out.

Some very unusual results in the background, although I'm not too crazy abut the final image.

The other part of the workflow that I've been able to explore more is the mordançage process itself. After making so many prints in a row (and now experimenting with a whole new batch of photograms) I've been able to find ways of controlling the tones and finished image. That said, there are still many results that seem unexplainable and random. But sometimes that bit of surprise is a boost that encourages me to keep exploring and finding something new.

This one turned out a little more predictable/traditional.

For the Affordable Art Show I am planning again to finish my prints with 11"x14" mat boards. In addition I'll be making digital reproductions, probably 5"x7" and/or 8"x10" prints on watercolor paper, to sell at a much lower price.

So far so good. Next thing on my list is to find a 10'x10' white tent.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New Photography Course this Spring

Gelatin silver print by Hannah Davis from ART 370 Alternative Photographic Processes

Since I have been at Georgetown there has only been one photography course, ART 120 Photography. Over the years I have changed and tweaked the course content, primarily due to the medium's sea change to digital. So when I first started (6+ years ago), everything was analog, film-based, and nearly all accomplished in the darkroom. In recent semesters, we've barely ventured into the darkroom at all, which is a shame considering the history and broad array of photographic methods available.

To overcome this gap I have almost always offered an ART 370 Special Topics course designed to expand on ART 120. In my first year we offered Digital Photography. Another semester was Alternative Photographic Processes. Most recently was a digital course on Portraiture and Lighting. In addition I regularly have students doing Independent Studies to further develop their knowledge and experience of photography, often based on shooting film. So beginning this spring I will attempt to broaden the photo curriculum by adding a regularly occurring course to compliment ART 120.

Toned cyanotype by Jessie Pennington from ART 370 Alternative Photographic Processes

Currently ART 120 is a sampling of both analog and digital methods. My plan is to separate and expand each into its own course with Photography: Digital Methods in the fall and Photography: Analog Methods in the spring. There will be no prerequisites for the courses, so students may take either, or both if photography might be an area of interest/emphasis. Digital Methods will utilize the digital lab, Lightroom, and digital printing perhaps exclusively. Analog methods will allow students to shoot film with 35mm and medium format cameras, process film, and print in the darkroom. I am also considering some alternative processes such as cyanotypes and salt prints. Inevitably there will be some film scanning and Photoshop work as well.

For the spring I will be offering both courses: ART 120 Photography with a digital emphasis and ART 370 Photography: Analog Methods. (Next year the analog course will have its own course number.)

If you have time, let me know what you think by posting a comment as I consider how to broaden the photo curriculum.

Thanks,
DK

Friday, September 6, 2013

It's been a hot minute


I have been absent from posting Buzzfeeds and Tumblrs to the blog for far too long. Let's catch up shall we?

Why Art Saves Lives

"During the summer of 2013, LAMP Community, a homeless shelter in Los Angeles, hosted a photography class and gave its members a little something called, “hope.”" (via Buzzfeed)

Holy cow. These people are amazing. I think this is just the coolest. You can check out the artist bios at the Buzzfeed link above. Click here to view photos, purchase prints and support these amazing artists!


I love all that picture in picture stuff. I'm terrible at taking quality pictures -unless it's of my dog I'm really good at those- so when I see these I'm amazed. 



10 Flawlessly Nerdy Photo-In-Photo Shots (via Buzzfeed...again)




You can view more of the artist's work here. On a side note, I'm so excited for season 3 of Sherlock to come out I can hardly stand it. 

Dear Photograph
The tag is "take a picture of a picture from the past in the present". Sometimes I can't get past how precise these are. Especially when the settings have hardly changed at all and the old photo blends in perfectly like here:
Look at the railing!? It's almost dead-on. Shew.


I just thought this one was pretty. I wonder if that barn is still there...

It would be super cool to find old pictures from GC do this as a mini-show. You can visit the Tumblr and submit your own photo here.


On an end note, I went to Art Club yesterday. And it was awesome. There was candy. And toys. So tell your friends because it needs to continue. I hear there's going to be a trip coming up. 


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fresh Batch of Photos

 I've returned to shooting medium format film for the past few years. I rediscovered a Twin Lens Reflex camera I had and I also bought an old Hasselblad. It's quite the antithesis to the shooting I do with my iPod. What I appreciate is the process of slowing down, making manual selections in terms of exposure and camera settings, and realizing I have a limited number of shots so important to be accurate and purposeful in what I do. One downside is the time it takes to process and edit the work. Although there may be a silver lining in that it gives you some down time from what you've shot that allows you to come back to the work with fresh eyes and greater perspective, sometimes.

 Since the spring I had accumulated 15 rolls of film. I finally got around to developing them a couple weeks ago. Many were shot on a recent trip to Savannah, some at home with my family, and (embarrassingly) a couple of them were from back 2010. I made contact sheets and have begun the slow process of making selections, scanning the negatives, and editing individual photographs.

I wanted to post a few of them to give you some ideas of what I've been shooting with my "serious" cameras.



I had a 10 year reunion with friends/classmates from SCAD in Savannah in May. Our get together included a fantastic group show. Here is Linda, Gray, Ryan, myself, and Nicole at Skidaway Island State Park.
 

During our visit we stayed at Tybee Island, one of our favorite places to shoot. I visited my old photo stomping grounds with similar but new perspective.

 I made this photo on our outing to Keeneland last semester. It was pretty overcast and gloomy, but I like that type of weather for the tone and contrast it provides.


 One of my most common and favorite subjects has been our children and life at home.
Here's Evy posing with her babies.

 And here is Owen in the middle of watching TV. He has to used headphones when we watches
Thomas the Train because the train whistle scares Emmet, our dog.

 And related to last week's post, this showed up on one of the first rolls I developed. The last time I visited my grandparents' house before it was sold, I took this picture of my grandmother's silver dollars where she displayed them over her kitchen sink.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

LAL – CSA (Community Supported Art)


This summer I was invited to participate in a new project for the Lexington Art League. The LAL came across a new idea for raising support based on a concept similar to community supported agriculture, where people have the opportunity to purchase a share of produce from local and regional farmers. This same concept was applied to the idea of artists and art making. (Visit the Lexington Art League's webpage here.)

LAL, along with the Morris Bookshop and CD Central, commissioned nine artists (visual, poets/writers, musicians) to produce an edition of 50 original works exclusively for this CSA. We were provided with funding to help produce the work. And in the end each share, including nine works (one from each artist), was sold for $400.

I was very surprised and excited to be chosen as the sole photographer for this first CSA. And as

Friday, March 15, 2013

Senior Spotlight: Lauren Meister

Lauren Meister (Cincinnati, OH) documented the influence of relationships through the lens of a camera. For her subjects, she's made the most of the interview process to develop a deeper understanding of her sitters. In form, however, the photographs are thereafter somewhat unusual. They are printed on metal, for example, and you can see the traces of preparatory coating techniques she devised to neutralize the reflective surface and achieve the evenness of tone. The image below has re-photographed rather well, don't you think? 

Portraiture is my passion. It is a way for me to express words and emotions that otherwise would go untold. Moments are fleeting but through photography we are given the ability to capture a moment and remember it for years to come. This project was influenced by a quote from author C.S. Lewis, “You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.” My goal is to reach the core of my sitters to interpret their stories. By using a traditional medium and non-traditional materials I am able to unveil multiple relationships. -- Lauren Meister


Lauren Meister, Untitled, Digital Print on Aluminum, 11.5 x 14.5 March 2013

Lauren plans to attend graduate school, majoring in business; and hopes to work in advertising or marketing.


I will continue to detail each of the five candidates in why is this happening? (2013 Senior Thesis, ART455). Please revisit the last week's expos on Daniel and Elizabeth, and look for Kayleigh, and Jen in the coming week. 


why is this happening?
Senior Art Exhibition 2013 

March 22 - April 5, 2013
reception, lecture and screening: Friday, March 22, 5 – 7 PM

For more information please follow Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY http://www.georgetowncollege.edu/galleries/ or https://www.facebook.com/whyisthishappening2013

Jeanette Tesmer, Director of Art Galleries and Curator of Collections
E-mail: jeanette_tesmer@georgetowncollege.edu
Phone: 502-863-8399
Boris Zakic, Professor of Art
E-mail: boris_zakic@georgetowncollege.edu
Phone: 502-863-8107

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Black History Month and other links


The largest art theft in U.S. history occurred in Boston on March 18, 1990, when 12 paintings collectively worth $100 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum by two thieves posing as police officers. (via)


The Huffington Post closed out Black History Month but highlighting 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know 
"As Black History Month comes to a close, we've picked 30 young black artists who are contributing to the ongoing conversation of race and representation in contemporary art. Whether through sculpture, photography, video or performance, each artist illuminates the complexity of the self with a unique and bold vision." (All photos from The Huffington Post article) 





Look at these awesome photographs of kids portraying prominent black figures in honor of Black History Month by Eunique Jones Gibson. You can go to the website here.