Department of Art + Design
Department of Art + Design
NEWS + EVENTS
VISITING ARTIST: Andy Light
April 24th-26th (Greenhill Center of the Arts)
The UW-Whitewater Department of Art & Design welcomes Visiting Artist Andy Light for three days of presentations, demonstrations, workshops, and an iron pour. Andy Light is best known for his large scale public sculptures which are currently on display throughout the American South and Midwest. He earned his BFA at the University of Kentucky and his MFA at Florida State University. Light has taught several workshops on iron casting and mold-making including a large mold workshop at Sloss Furnaces' National Iron Conference in Birmingham, AL. Light has also been a key player in countless iron pour events throughout the country.
Light is one of the founders and a past president of Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum near Bloomington, IN. He spends time there every summer working on his sculptures, helping with workshops, and installing newly acquired sculpture. He has exhibited in various venues in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Schedule of events include: Thursday, April 24-Lecture/Presentation (8AM in CA1036), Discussion with Advanced Sculptors on Grad School and Becoming a Professional Artist (11AM), Demonstration on metal joining (2:15PM); Friday, April 25-Mold-making with bonded sand (8AM-8PM); and Saturday, April 26-Iron Pour (10AM). For more information, contact Teresa Lind at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CROSSMAN GALLERY: BFA Entry/Junior Review Exhibition
The Crossman Gallery is currently showing work from students going through the BFA Entry and BFA Junior Reviews. Reviews with Faculty will be held Wednesday and Thursday mornings, while the exhibition will be open for viewing Wednesday, April 23rd 2-5PM and 6-8PM, and Thursday, April 24th 1-5PM and 6-8PM.
EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Prof. Bill Miller in "TEMPLE"
April 25th -27th (Milwaukee)
Assistant Professor Bill Miller in Graphic Design and MAGD will be a participating artist in the exhibition TEMPLE at the Sensorium in Milwaukee this weekend April 25th through 27th. This project is based on the idea the temples are spaces created and celebrated for a highly valued function. They are "a hallowed place where individuals can converge to access heightened connection and perception. This is a spatial and sensory experiment to bring regional artists and the community together, to facilitate an experience beyond the self." The idea for this show comes from artist Nina Bednarski who is interested in creating spaces that "provide a sense of well-being and connection to ancestry and nature through spatial transformation and contemporary vision." The Sensorium is located on at 326 N. Water St. (2nd Floor) in Milwaukee. Gallery Night Opening is 5-10PM on April 25th, with the gallery open on April 26th, 10AM-4PM, and on April 27th, 10AM-2PM.
UPCOMING EVENTS at CROSSMAN GALLERY
BFA Exhibition, May 5th-9th; Gallery Opening May 5th 6-8PM.
Senior Adjudication, May 12th-17th
The 2014 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, with Exhibit Juror Sara Krajewski of INOVA, UW-Milwaukee, just came down at the beginning of this week, but we want to congratulate our student award winners: Best of Show, Eric Hazeltine; 1st Prize, Willow Becher; 2nd Prize, Ashley Dahlke; 3rd Prize Harrison Halaska; Chancellor Richard and Roni Telfer Award, Sydney Michuda; Pretty Good Ceramics Award, Stephanie Miller; Not the Pretty Good Ceramics Award but still a Pretty Good Ceramics Award, Award, Paul Boland; Ceramics Award, Alec Schweiger; Director's Award, Ethan Eichstedt-Anderson; Excellence in Printmaking Award, Jennifer Pendur; Excellence in Metals Award, Stephanie Miller; Drawing Award, Rebecca Gentil; Friends of Figure Drawing Award; Taylor McDarison; Honorable Mention/Traditional Photography, Becca Jackson; Honorable Mention/Digital Photography, Paul Boland; Honorable Mention for Digital Media, Brandon Korth. The Chancellor’s Purchase Award was presented to Eric Hazeltine. Additional Honorable Mentions, Olevia Watters; Jason Thomas; Hannah Sweet; Adrianna Clift; Ger Xiong; Kristin Bates and Neta Ron. A complete listing of all accepted works, awards and the Jurors Statement may be found on the Crossman Gallery web site: http://blogs.uww.edu/crossman/.
The week of April 7th also marked a major event in the Department of Art + Design. We hosted the on-site visit by the representatives from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The on-site visits were just one step in the process of renewing the national accreditation of the Department of Art + Design. Members of the department have spent a great deal of time and effort preparing documents and submitting examples of student work for this critical event.
Congratulations to Taylor McDarison, recipient of the UWW National Alumni Outstanding Junior Award.
The Crossman Gallery recently hosted the 44th Annual Ceramics Exhibit: Contemporary Artists Mixing Old and New Technologies. The exhibit was curated by Ceramics Professor Jared Janovec with the goal of investigating new technology as it manifests itself in the world of ceramics. Artists included in the exhibit were: Ivan Albreht, Tiffany Bailey, Peter Biddulph, Nicholas Bivins, Chad Curtis, Bryan Czibesz, Teri Frame, Nick Geankoplis, Holly Hanessian, Anna Calluori Holcombe, Jeremy Jernegan, Thomas Schmidt, and Malcolm Mobutu Smith.