2nd Sketchbook Workshop; Monday 10/18 6:30-8PM

Oct 18 2010 6:30 pm

 

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Monday, Comiskey Center, 6:30-8pm. Will revisit Screenprinting, Inkjet/Laser Print Transfer Methods, Monoprinting, and other Fun Stuff.

 

 

Gelatin prints will be available again with more gelatin plates. Check it out!

check out Artist --> Clare Twomey

 An installation artist who works in clay - great stuff.

Consciousness/Conscience

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.

Fall Images

 Fall Images

by Kimberly Kersey Asbury

Mixed Media 2010 Photos by Sara Burns 3D Wall Slidehow

Mixed Media 2010 Photos by Sara Burns 3D Wall Slidehow

Sarah Burns' photos of Mixed Media Exhibition, Spring 2010 Original Album is here:
http://lucubrations.org/content/mixed-media-snapshots-sarah-burns

More images (with captions) of the Mixed Media Class are here:

http://lucubrations.org/node/599

Use the arrows on the bottom right  to expand the gallery to full screen

1st Sketchbook Project Workshop - SCREENPRINTING DEMO

Oct 5 2010 3:30 pm

Hello, Sketchbookers!

First workshop was a great success! See Pictures Here.

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, kasbury@anselm.edu

Megan Bogonovich

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MEGAN BOGONOVICH'S ceramic vessels with screen printing 

Sketchbook Links

Videos, Books and Tutorials

Introduction

1st Sketchbook Project Workshop - SCREENPRINTING DEMO
First workshop was a great success! See Pictures Here.

 

Upcoming Workshops

2nd Sketchbook Workshop; Monday 10/18 6:30-8PM 3rd Sketchbook Workshop  (Dec. 7)

Sketchbook Exhibition on Reading Day, December 10

 

 
IMPORTANT REMINDER:
 
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

 

www.TheSketchbookProject.com

Thank you for participating! Stay tuned for fieldtrip info to one of the national Sketchbook Project Exhibitions - either in Maine or Brooklyn!

 

Ceramics I with Megan Bogonovich (fall 2010)

 Examples from Ceramics I's first firings.

Rachelle Beaudoin participated in "Factory, Who?"

Sep 26 2010 12:38 pm

 FACTORY, WHO?

 

Saturday, September 18
8 pm til late

Flux Factory invites you to an evening of performance art followed by a raucous dance party, themed on the people of Andy Warhol’s Factory.

Viewing Elsa Voelcker @ Starving Artist

 Snapshots of exhibition. Up for one more week!

Closing October 2nd, 2010

  

 ARTIST STATEMENT -   ELSA VOELCKER
 
    Vulnerability is a major issue in America today. Our mythology of independence, the Daniel Boone mystique, forces people without adequate resources into isolation. But alienation is not true personal freedom. In an effort to maintain an armor around the painful self, many people are resorting to body piercings.
     To some people, body piercing is alarming. I felt that way myself, before I began my photographic study entitled Piercing Portraits, the Body as Canvas. As I photographed people in all age groups and walks of life with body piercings, I began to see the people behind the piercings, trying to find a way to be unique in the world and become part of a supportive tribe. A mutual respect formed as my subjects proudly displayed their piercings . As a college professor, I noticed students acquiring more and more piercings. Piercing becomes legal at age eighteen, and students are away from home for the first time. They are patronizing piercing parlors around colleges, because young people see piercing as a rite of passage. When they find out that they can withstand the pain, they are eager to plan the next piercing. Many of the participants noted an addictive quality; the pain seems to release endorphins, creating a different state of mind.
     These works are taken from a series of black and white portraits photographed using a medium format camera and printed on gelatin silver paper.

Line by Line: New Blog on Drawing from the New York Times

 

 

 

LINE BY LINE

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.

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http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/category/line-by-line/

Bruce McColl exhibit at Chapel Arts 9/16 til 10/30

Sep 16 2010 6:00 pm

Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center

announces the opening exhibition for the season

 

"Celebration of Life" at Essex Art Center for Prof. Sweet (slideshow)

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.

Marvin A. Sweet - In Memoriam

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

 

Celebration of Life Event for Prof. Marvin Sweet

 

 

 
"SWEET, Marvin A. 57, died unexpectedly, June 26, 2010 in Boston.
 
imageReceiving his Master of Fine Arts degree from Boston University, he was an award winning ceramist, author of numerous articles on artistic influences shared between Eastern and Western cultures, and his acclaimed book, The Yixing Effect: Echoes of the Chinese Scholar was presented by President Hu Hintao, People's Republic of China, as a cultural exchange gift to Yale University. Professor Sweet has taught ceramics at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH, University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, Art Institute of Boston and the former Bradford 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:

http://www.marvinsweet.com/

Lotus Lien, formerly of the Meelia Center, featured in Show at McGowan Fine Art

Sep 2 2010 11:36 pm

mcgowanfineart.blogspot.com/2010/08/contemporary-lotus-lien-lynda.html

 


"All For One And One For All"
Smoke and Saggar fired porcelain and stoneware
13 ½ x 5 x 5
 

All For One And One For All


 

 

St. A's is doing the Sketchbook Project

Saint Anselm is Doing a Sketchbook

**The deadline has passed for the Saint Anselm discount, but feel free to order direct from the link above and join us. 

  • 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 - kasbury@anselm.edu