An installation artist who works in clay - great stuff.
To quote Marc Curra "Why does someone laboriously construct a sculpture with the full expectation that it will be walked all over and destroyed? Not only that, but have it destroyed in a gallery which usually shows objects which are highly crafted and treasured for their physical beauty?" and find a company to sponsor such an expensive and transient statement.
by Kimberly Kersey Asbury
Mixed Media 2010 Photos by Sara Burns 3D Wall Slidehow
Sarah Burns' photos of Mixed Media Exhibition, Spring 2010 Original Album is here:
More images (with captions) of the Mixed Media Class are here:
Use the arrows on the bottom right to expand the gallery to full screen
Our 1st Sketchbook Workshop will be this coming Tuesday at 3:30-5:30pm, starting in the Comiskey Gallery.
Megan Bogonovich, ceramics professor, will be doing a Screenprinting Demonstration for us. She'll bring a variety of designs for you to chose from for one of your sketchbook pages. From there we'll talk about how to incorporate prints, images and other found patterns into your sketchbook and how to incorporate your theme.
There will be a variety of materials available with which to work. A 2nd Workshop is planned for the following week and will be discussed on Tuesday.
Feel free to bring drinks and snacks to share -we'll have a table out in the gallery for this purpose.
Questions? contact: Kimberly Kersey Asbury, email@example.com
Videos, Books and Tutorials
1st Sketchbook Project Workshop - SCREENPRINTING DEMO
First workshop was a great success! See Pictures Here.
Sketchbook Exhibition on Reading Day, December 10
Still have your SKETCHBOOK?
MUST BE POSTMARKED BY NEXT TUESDAY, JANUARY 18TH!!*
**DEADLINE EXTENDED due to snow storms and natural disasters.
**Biocard deadline extened to February 1st, see all NEW details here:
Send your sketchbook to:
Art House Co-op
c/o Sketchbook Project
201 Richards St #16
Brooklyn, NY 11231
More details here.
Thank you for participating! Stay tuned for fieldtrip info to one of the national Sketchbook Project Exhibitions - either in Maine or Brooklyn!
Examples from Ceramics I's first firings.
Snapshots of exhibition. Up for one more week!
Closing October 2nd, 2010
James McMullan. Line By Line begins with installments on line, perspective, proportion and structure, and continues from there, using examples from art history to illuminate specific issues. Pencil and paper recommended.
This is just too amazing for words! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Just-a-Rumor-at-UMass/149485618407873#!/album.php?aid=24999&id=149485618407873
This the mural that Will Suglia worked on during his summer internship:
The Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Marvin Sweet
took place at the Essex Art Center in Massachusetts on July 3, 2010.
The Department of Fine Arts is planning a gathering in his honor in Comiskey this fall. Please watch for the announcement.
It is with a very heavy heart that I post this obituary. I realize for some this will be news.
Marvin Sweet, Ceramics Professor in Fine Arts, died suddenly from an aneurism this summer. As many of you know, he had been battling heart trouble and, most recently, cancer. He had been recovering quite miraculously from both of these ailments, and it was therefore a great shock to learn that we'd lost him in the end.
Prof. Sweet was known for his acerbic humor, his passion for teaching, implacable standards - both for himself and for his students, his artistic talent, and, not least, his kindness and empathy for others. We owe a great debt to him here at the college for what he contributed to our ceramics program.
We are transformed in Comiskey by his absence. His presence and role in the department are irreplaceable.
Colleague, mentor and dear friend, Marvin, we will miss you much. Thank you for all you gave and for your time with us!
- Prof. Kimberly Kersey Asbury on behalf the Fine Arts Studio Faculty at Saint Anselm College
His ceramic work has received many prizes and awards including the Artists Foundation Fellowship Award and the Massachusetts Cultural Council Professional Development Grant.
His creative spirit, love of learning and teaching, will be sorely missed by his loving wife of 27 years, Catherine Jason; his mother, Mildred Sweet; sister, Barbara Sweet; proud niece and nephew, Deborah and Daniel Ben-David; and his dear friends, colleagues and students. HIs father, Harold Sweet, predeceased him.
A "Celebration of Life" will be held Saturday, July 3, 2010 from 1 to 3 P.M.at Essex Art Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence, MA 01840 and donations in his memory may be made to Essex Art Center. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers & Sons Family Funeral Home, 36 W. Main St., MERRIMAC"
More about Marvin and his work:
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Saint Anselm is Doing a Sketchbook
- Saint Anselm is participating in the Sketchbook Project from Arthouse as a college community, spear-headed by Fine Arts & Lucubrations.
- We received a discount as a group to both purchase & digitize the sketchbooks.
- We'll hold our own mini-exhibition at the end of the fall semester to share what our sketchbook/journal entries have produced.
- You fill up your sketchbook by January 15 and we ship them off to join a whirlwind tour of 6 exhibitions. One of the 1st stops is Portland, Maine and then NYC, then off to western states.
- When the sketchbooks come back, they become part of a permanent collection housed at the Brooklyn Art Museum in NY.
- Writing, Prose, Collage, Painting, Stitching, Drawing, Doodling, Photography are all valid approaches to tackling these themed sketchbooks which, for many Fine Arts courses this fall, will augment the usual sketchbook/journal requirements and provide students with ready subject matter with which to experiment and respond.
- We'll post ongoing lists of tips and mini-assignments for filling up your sketchbook on Lucubrations and host a couple of Sketchbook parties in Comiskey with art supplies and fun and easy techniques. Questions? email: Prof. Asbury - firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Sketchbook is here! Below you will find some terrific videos to help you jump in and get started! Focus on text, photos, or start adding found images, drawings, paint:
Beautiful & Simple How-To Books
Now are available (for Reference only) in Room 7, Comiskey Art Building.
Subjects including: MIXED MEDIA, INKJET PRINT-OUT TRANSFERS, ALTERED BOOKS & the BOOK AS ART.
Some interesting takes on Sketchbooks: