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2010 - 2011

Amze Emmons

Refugee Architecture and Other Systems of Daily Experience
Monday, April 4th, 2011
Searles 315

Amze Emmons is an artist, illustrator, and curator, living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Born in rural upstate New York, he received a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University and his MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. His work is exhibited internationally, including in his most recent solo exhibitions, Refugee Reading Room, at Space 1026 in Philadelphia, PA and Field Office, at OHT Gallery in Boston, MA and numerous print exhibitions and art fairs around the world, including Bertrand Delacroix Gallery (New York, NY), Gallery Ami & Kanoko (Osaka, Japan), IFPDA Print Fair (New York, NY), and INK MIAMI (Miami, FL).  He has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder, and the recipient of the prestigious Independence Foundation Grant. www.amzeemmons.com

Amze is also Co-founder and Contributing Editor of Printeresting.org.  Printeresting is a blog investigating the intersection of contemporary print, design, and technology within a visual culture context.  Self-described as “a thinking person’s favorite source of online printmaking miscellany,” Printersting has an average readership of over 13,000 distinct viewers per month and a regular translation into over 70 languages. www.printeresting.org

The Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project at Bowdoin College is made possible by a generous gift from the Marvin Bileck and Emily Nelligan Trust. The Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project brings a visiting artist and master printmaker together to collaborate for one week with Bowdoin printmaking students.  Amze Emmons will be working side by side with master printer, David Wolfe, and students to create a new edition of prints.

Accra Shepp

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Landscape and the Cunstructed Image
Wenesday March 9, 2011
Beam Classroom
Bowdoin College
7:30 PM

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Dave Fogler '90

PRINT SALE Thursday, Dec. 9th, 2010

Thursday, Dec. 9th, 2010
4-6 pm
Fishbowl Gallery - VAC (Visual Arts Center)

From Photo I to Advanced Senior Studio, students will be selling a variety of original works ranging from, black and white photography, color photography, etching, collagraph, monoprints, and woodcuts.

Visual Art Majors Present Their Work
Wednesday, December 8 and  Thursday, December 9, 2010

Curious what the next generation of Bowdoin artists are up to?

Please join us for a Pecha Kucha* by students enrolled this fall in Art 390, Senior Seminar (Visual Art Senior majors).

Each student will present a brief (6-1/2 minute) talk about the development of their studio work (in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and other media), in preparation for their Senior Studio course and Senior Exhibition this spring.

The class will make their presentations in two sessions, the first on Wednesday, December 8th, from 4-5:30 pm, and the second on Thursday, December 9th, also from 4-5:30 pm—both in Beam Classroom, VAC.

The talks are scheduled as follows. If you’re only able to stop in for selected presentations, the times are fairly accurate, but approximate, and the schedule subject to change (in case of any technical difficulties).

4:05-4:12 Ouda Baxter
4:15-4:22 Shoshana Cohn
4:25-4:32 Rori Cremer
4:35-4:42 Tu Anh Dinh
4:45-4:52 Katy Dissinger
4:55-5:02 Lauren Gesswein
5:05-5:12 Piper Grosswendt
5:15-5:22 Maina Handmaker
5:25-5:32 Molly Kringdon

4:05-4:12 Evan Farley
4:15-4:22 Will Hatleberg
4:25-4:32 Seth Kelley
4:35-4:42 Laura Magee
4:45-4:52 Cole Merrick
4:55-5:02 Loretta Park
5:05-5:12 Emily Tong
5:15-5:22 Allie Wilkinson
5:25-5:32 Deja Williams

Hope to see you there!

*A Pecha Kucha is a brief, highly structured presentation in which each speaker shows 20 images for 20 seconds each—or a little over 6-1/2 minutes per person.

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 1 (detail), Graphite and Sharpie on Vellum

Friday, November 19th, 2010
A series of Drawings by Allie Wilkinson
7-9 PM Fishbowl Gallery
Visual Arts Center

Phil Whitman '99Monday November 15, 2010
Artist's Talk
4:15pm in Beam classroom of the VAC
Phil Whitman '99
After graduating from Bowdoin College in 1999 with a double major in History and Visual Arts, Phil went on to receive an MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004. His work, which includes paintings, drawings, and small-scale figures and dioramas, has been shown in New York and New England. His most recent body of work involves collecting and interpreting photographs of toursits posing in Devil's Den at the Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield. He has been awarded several residencies, including The Millay Colony, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Lisa Dahl at Bowdoin CollegeTuesday November 2, 2010
Artist's Talk
315 Searles 7:00 pm
LISA DAHL is a mixed-media artist who works in painting, photography, installation and video. Born in Minneapolis, Dahl has lived in half a dozen different states, and currently lives and works in New York City. She received her BA from Bowdoin College, and MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, art fairs and video festivals both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Coleman Burke Gallery (Portland, ME) and the Hunterdon Art Museum (Clinton, NJ); and two-person or group shows at Kenise Barnes Fine Art (Larchmont, NY), Blank Space (NYC), and the Jersey City Museum (NJ).

Awards include a residency at The MacDowell Colony, participation in the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum, a Project Space studio at PS122, and inclusion in the publication New American Paintings. Her work has received print and online reviews in The New York Times, The Star-Ledger, New York Magazine, Artinfo, and Metro, among others.


Tuesday Oct 26, 2010
Cassie Jones '01
Artists Talk
315 Searles 7:00 pm

Tuesday Oct 25, 2010 Cassie Jones '01 Artists Talk 315 Searles 7:00 pm

Tuesday Oct 19, 2010
2010 McKee Photography Grant Public Presentations
315 Searles 7:00 pm

Please join Piper Grosswendt and Evan Graff, 2010 recipients of the McKee Photography Grant, as they speak about their summer photography projects on view this month in the Fishbowl Gallery in the VAC.

Piper Grosswendt's project, titled "Bitmapping Brunswick" and currently on view, combines photography and printmaking to examine the built environment of our town.

Evan Graff's project, titled "Tides and Fog" to be on view next week, chronicles the life and work of researchers this summer at the Bowdoin Scientific Station on Kent Island

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
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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".