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Visual Arts

2009 - 2010

Friday, October 15th, 2010
A public Lecture and Workshop with: Dan Hurlin

Public Lecture:
"The Invention of Puppetry"

Dance Studio; 601 Memorial Hall
4:00 PM
Workshop: "Storytelling Through Performance and Objects"
Dance Studio; 601 Memorial Hall

In the United States, we tend to think of puppets as being either hand puppets, like the Muppets, or marionettes like Howdy Doody. But there are hundreds of other forms around the world. In this workshop, students will experience the process of finding inspiration for narrative from objects, (either manufactured or found). We'll culminate with a small hands-on survey of methods and styles for performing objects from American "Object Theater" to Japanese Bunraku.

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
"The Artworld and Me"
An Artist's Lecture by: Taj Forer
Beam Classroom
Visual Arts Center
4:15 PM

Taj Forer is a Photography-based artist, editor, gallery director and teacher based in North Carolina. In this talk, Forer will discuss his career path as a working artist and offer an overview of his life and work as an artist and arts professional. The aim of this lecture is to offer students insight into the professional, creative and financial realities of a working artist at this moment in history. It's not easy making artwork and paying bills, but it is possible to do both! Forer's work can be found in permanent, private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe including those of: The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, The Sir Elton John Collection, London, UK, The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC.

Thursday, September 23rd - October 7th, 2010
"Inside and Underground"
Lauren Gesswein
"Inside and Underground"
will open this Thursday, September 23rd, from 5:30-7:00 PM, in the Fishbowl Gallery of the VAC. Lauren Gesswein spent her summer living with friends in Brooklyn NY, where frequent subway trips to and from the city generated an unforeseen exhibit now comprised of iphone images of subway life, "Inside and Underground".

Friday, May 14th, 2010

open studio
The Art Department is pleased to anounce our annual end of semester Open Studio and Senior Exhibitions.
From painting and drawing I, to senior studio and independant study; students will be exhibiting new works from this semester as well as year long projects.
All the shows will be on view from 5-8 PM unless otherwise stated.
Here is a list of locations:

Visual Arts Center
VART380-Photo Seminar - Kresge Gallery
VART160-Painting I - 3rd Floor
Independant Study - Margot Miller & Eleanor West- Fishbowl Gallery
VART262-Portraiture - 3rd Floor, room 310
VART180-Photography I - 3rd Floor - Hallway
Fort Andross
VART395-Senior Studio - Ground Level - Farmers Market Space
VART285-Sculpture II - Ground Level - Farmers Market Space
VART190-Architectural Design I - Courtyard Studio - Below Frontier
Vart170-Printmaking I - Burnett House Printmaking shop- Special Time 5-6pm

Dominique NahasThursday, April 22nd, 2010
Visiting Artist Lecture: Dominique Nahas "The Cult of Monuments"
Dominique Nahas, an independent curator and critic based in Manhattan, has written for many art periodicals including Art in America, ARTNews, FlashArt, Art On Paper, Review, Trans, Paris Photo, dART International, Asia-ArtPacific, Handmade Papermaking, among others. His curated show "COMMUNE" opened in Chelsea's Black and White Gallery in June 2009. A former museum curator and director Nahas is an visiting associate professor at Pratt Institute where he teaches critical studies. He is a critique faculty member of the New York Studio Program and is the 2010-11 Critic-in-Residence at the Hoffberger Graduate School at Maryland Institute College of Art. An essayist, reviewer and historian his monograph on artist Hunt Slonem entitled "The Worlds of Hunt Slonem" published by Vendome Press will appear in Fall 2010.

Visual Arts Center
Beam Classroom
4:15 PM

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Visiting Artist Lecture: Mark Creegan, "Maybe I'm Wrong" Mark Will discuss his disparate art practice that involves installation, sound and perfprmance. He currently is a Visiting Artist at the University of North Florida and adjunct professor at Florida State College of Jacksonvile, as well as co-director of Nullspace Gallery. The Lecture is free and open to the public

4:15 PM- Beam Classroom
Visual Arts Center

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
2010 Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Leigh Tarentino
Leigh Tarentino is a contemporary artist who uses digital processes, in conjunction with painting, printmaking, and photography, to explore the built environment. She has received numerous awards for her work, including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2008 and a Gottleib Foundation Grant in 2007. Her work is currently on exhibition at the Harnett Gallery at the University of Rochester. She is represented by Black and White Gallery in New York City. She is an Assistant Professor of Visual Art at Brown University.

The talk is free and open to the public.

4:15 PM - Beam Classroom
Visual Arts Center

Leigh Tarentino - Bowdoin College
Encryption, watercolor on paper, 47" x 60", 2008

Monday, February 22nd, 2010
Lecture- 30 Years in the Art World
George Adams is a current art dealer in New York and the owner of the George Adams Gallery in Chelsea, NYC.
Mr. Adams has worked in the Educational Department at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art and the
curatorial department at the Whitney Museum of American art.

4:15 PM - Beam Classroom
Visual Arts Center

Thursday, February 18th, 2010
The Nobodies by Dylan Crawford
A photography exhibiton
Opening:  5-8 PM
Fishbowl Gallery, VAC (Visual Arts Center)
Open Through Feb. 26th

Friday, December 11th, 2009
Junction by Morgan MacLeod
An exhibit and book project containing photographs and photo-collages of Pond and Ram islands in Harpswell, Maine
Opening:  5-8 PM
Fishbowl Gallery, VAC (Visual Arts Center)

Friday, December 11th, 2009
Digital Color Photography (vart 281) presents:
Dec 11 - Jan 25
A photo exhibition of final projects in Kresge Gallery
Opening:  5-8 PM
Kresge Gallery, VAC (Visual Arts Center)

Thursday, December 10th, 2009
Annual Print Sale
The Visual Arts Department will be hosting the Annual Print Sale Next Thursday, Dec. 10th from 4-6 PM in the Fishbowl Gallery, VAC (Visual Arts Center). Prints will range from color photography to black and white, Woodcuts to linoleum, and other print mediums. Anything from printmaking and photo 1 to senior seminar will be seen at the Sale.

Thursday, November 12, 2009
Lecture - Making Sense of Chaos
Michaël J. Amy is an art historian, critic, lecturer and curator. He is an Associate Professor of Art History in the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Michaël Amy, the leading authority on Michelangelo's commission for Apostle statues for the Cathedral of Florence, is an expert on 15th and 16th century Renaissance art and architecture, as well as 20th and 21st century art. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Burlington Magazine, Art in America, Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

4:15 PM - Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom
Sponsored by Visual Arts & the Lectures and Concerts Committee - Open to the Public

Thursday, October 29, 2009
Gregory Witt -  Artist's Talk
Combining elements of high and low tech as well as old and new tech, Witt’s pieces are droll twists on familiar systems and frames of reference, with a playful but illuminating sense of the absurd. Employing processes and materials from carpentry, robotics, and video, his aim is to reinvent everyday things--from clouds to elevators to roller coasters--so that they can function for themselves.

Gregory Witt Artist's TalkAfter receiving his MFA degree from Carnegie Mellon University in May, 2009, Witt attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Drawing this past summer. He lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

To get a preview of Gregory Witt’s work, go to: http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/gwitt/Projects.html

4:15pm - 5:30pm
Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center

Wednesday October 21, 2009Jessica Gandol
Jessica Gandolf
"Breaking the Surface" an Artist’s talk about her work.
Beam Classroom of the Visual Art Center.
4:15 PM.
This presentation is free and open to the public.

Ms. Gandolf is an NEA Regional Visual Arts fellowship recipient. She has been awarded residencies at The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire and The Cummington Community for the Arts in Massachusetts. Her work has been exhibited across the country as well as internationally and in Maine at The Portland Museum of Art and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. She is represented by Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York and in Maine by Aucocisco Gallery.

Jessica Gandolf
Jessica Gandolf "Breaking the Surface"

Tuesday October 20, 2009
Visiting Artist Lecture: Eric Baudelaire - Anabases
Eric Baudelaire was born in the United States and after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, returned to Paris, France in 2003 where he currently lives. Since 2006, Baudelaire’s work has been exhibited throughout Europe and North America and upcoming exhibitions include Anabases I, his second solo show at Elizabeth Dee, New York, which will run simultaneously with its counterpart Anabases II at Galerie Greta Meert, Bruxelles.
Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center
7:00 PM

Visiting Artist Lecture: Eric Baudelaire - Anabases

Thursday October 15, 2009
Artist Talk, McKee Photography Grant recipients.
Rachel Goldman '10 and John Lehman '10 will discuss their summer photographic work.
Searles 315

John Lehman '10   Rachel Goldman '10

Friday, September 25, 2009
Robert Storr, Critic, Artist, Curator, and Dean of the Yale School of ArtRobert Storr
Common Hour Talk "Arts Self Sufficiency in a Boom/Bust Artworld"
Robert Robert Storr is a painter, art historian and critic, and prodigious writer about the theory and practice of art. He earned a B.A. at Swarthmore College in 1972 and an M.F.A. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1978. He was named dean of the Yale School of Art for a five-year period beginning July 2006 and was the director of the Venice Biennial in 2007, the first American invited to assume that position. From 1990 to 2002 Storr was curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). He also organized a number of reinstallations of MoMA's permanent collection, covering such topics as abstraction and the modern grotesque. He has been described as a "vital link between the museum world and academia" and a gifted writer. His regular column, "View from the Bridge," appears in frieze magazine.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Monday September 21, 2009
Michelle Oosterbaan, Places on a Map
Artist's Talk - Beam Classroom at the VAC (Visual Arts Center) at 4:15 pm.Michelle Oosterbaan
She works primarily with drawing and installation, and has work shown at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, MO, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Museum in Philadelphia, as well as The Drawing Center in New York City. She has also been awarded numerous fellowships and residencies in The Netherlands, France and Iceland, as well as The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Contemporary Artists Center in North Adams, MA. Her talk is entitled “Places on a Map” and is free and open to the public.

Michelle Oosterbaan
Detail of Drop Off Dark Star, Amber Babes and Bedrock,
Colored Pencil and Graphite, 2008

September 5 - October 3, 2009
Professor Mark Wethli Exhibition at Icon Contemporary Art
19 Mason Street, Brunswick, Maine
Weekdays 1-5 PM / Saturdays 1-4 PM
Opening reception Saturday, September 5, 4-6 PM

Mark Wethli Exhibition at Icon Contemporary Art