We're off to a good start this semester, no phones ringng in class, except mine, sorry, and everyone seems eager to get started. Beginning Photo gets their cameras on Monday and Advanced Photo goes retro making pinhole cameras.
Dropping off my ten year archive at Wake Forest University. McKenzie starts Dickinson Law, Penn State in a couple of weeks and we are driving a Penske truck, pulling a trailer with his car and stopping to walk the dog at various scenic spots along the way. One more big family move and I think everyone is settled for a while.
At UTSA as a visiting artist for a workshop where we used the darkroom in a very different way and scale. Mural, black and white prints! A community effort and "fun with science and chemistry" - the old fashioned way.
Negative of crazy doll head, skewered on pencils planted in a forest, printed as a mural, finding a new life as inspiration to Libby's amazing, creative students at UTSA. What a fun day!
Thanks for the invitation.
H. Jennings Sheffield showed her thesis work, Tethered, at the Blue Star Gallery in San Antonio. Amazing and smart work that slices the days and demands of one''s life into a linear, layered mosaic. 43" x 28" pigment prints dominate the first gallery. She also has an installation of three videos in the smaller gallery that combine the sounds of an active day to add yet another layer. Compelling work, I hope you get to see it.
Gissette Padilla's thesis work shared the Blue Star and complemented Sheffield's work. Padilla's work, All That I Remember, combined imagery and process to present large paintings, monotypes and woodcuts.
Both women presented work that was highly personal, each searching their own lives to connect with others.
Thank you, Liz Hitchcock, for your article in the Lariat yesterday, we had a big turnout that included many people from across campus and the Waco community. Your articles about the arts at Baylor are a great addition to the Lariat.
Photography students at Baylor University had a big turnout at their Open Portfolio and print sale last night. Students shared their work with classmates and people from the community. I can report that there were many print sales during the evening! Rock bottom prices for excellent work by emerging artists, good refreshments and music made the event lively and fun.
This is an event that the art department hosts on the last day of classes each semester, mark your calendars for December.