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.
Plan to come to the Martin Museum of Art on Friday afternoon, April 29, 5 - 7pm for the fourth annual Open Portfolio and Print Sale. All photography students will present their work for exhibition and sale. This is always a lively event, with "treats" for the eye, the mind and the stomach!
Prints start at the remarkable, and never imagined, price of $10. Here's a shot from last year's event:
Friday, April 29, 5 - 7 pm in the Martin Museum and Lounge. Photography students will share their work and sell prints at rock bottom prices, starting at $10. Come for the party and celebration of the last day of classes.
This year there will be alternative process work, taught by Amy Holmes George, along with color digital and black and white silver gelatin prints. Invest early, they may soon be famous!
First stop in Dallas/Ft. Worth to see some shows: Ed Ruscha @ the Ft Worth Modern is wonderful, a full retrospective with the gas stations and many paintings.
Tomorrow flying to Newport News for a lecture and will jury the senior art exhibition. CNU was the first gallery to show What I Keep and I am looking forward to returning to see friends and lots of art.
Baylor BFA students will be hanging their show on Monday in the Martin Museum of Art with the opening on Tuesday evening, 5-7pm - hope you can attend. Five senior photography majors, all doing creative, insightful work. Reviews to come soon!
We are lucky to have this amazing gallery in Waco. Here is another exceptional exhibition:
Come check out the Beehive Design Collective's collection of large format drawings at the Croft Gallery on Saturday, March 26th from 12-6pm only. The Beehive Collective is a group of visually oriented activists from Maine; their images address the pros and cons of developments in renewable energy. An informative presentation will be put on by Beehive members. Details forthcoming! "The Hive's adventures since the year 2000 have helped to confirm that images are an extremely powerful medium for conveying ideas to diverse audiences, across boundaries of language, age, knowledge levels, and learning styles. The overwhelming success of our graphics campaigns testify to the ability of visual tools for conveying ideas in powerful, effective ways unavailable to other forms of communication."
The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will feature the annual Baylor Art Student Exhibition beginning March 24th and running through April 12th.
Sherry Owens, a native Texas artist who lives and works in Dallas, juried the student artwork. and selected works from a pool of more than 200 entries. A reception and awards ceremonywas held on March 24th, from 6:00-8:00pm. Eight awards for excellence were given for outstanding work in different media.
Jean Shin's two days at Baylor were electrifying! She spoke about her work and experience of establishing herself as an artist in NYC, starting with her "day job" to support herself and her work, now receiving commissions from around the world. The beauty of her work and complex, intense approach to her subjects reveals levels of meaning and content for everyone who sees it and considers it.
I hope you'll visit the website and better yet, have an opportunity to see her installations.
The National Biennial, Louisiana Purchase, at LA Tech awarded "What I Keep" the top award! Juror Barbara Bloemink chose all three image submissions and the portrait of Tindall Herndon for Best in Show. The award comes with a nice check and opportunity for a solo show next March (2012).
Bloemink is executive director of the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. She has also served as the curatorial director of the Smithsonian’s National Design Museum and as director and chief curator of five art museums including the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia and the Hudson River Museum.