Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Design Sublime Artist Roundtable

IHP Curatorial Lab (a project of FAU libraries) held an artist roundtable at the Design Sublime Gallery, located at 7203 NE 4th Avenue, Suite 101
Miami FL 33138

IHP Curatorial Lab holds roundtable gatherings at artist studios, galleries and museums to facilitate dialog relating to contemporary art practices. By gathering a group of professionals from different disciplines; the conversations act as a visual learning lab and facilitator to understanding current art practices; how curators or museum administrators view artists and work; and more importantly how the public interprets what creatives do.

Our roundtable discussions are meant to promote cross-sector dialogue about the arts; but also how we as artists and cultural curators can contribute to solving societal problems. Each Roundtable focuses on a specific topic or artist. This meeting focused on the solo show by artist Rick Newton
Future Histories
November 18, 2016 – January 14, 2017

Attendees included:

IHP officersDiane ArrietaDana Donaty 

Design Sublime gallery owner Karina Rassmusen, Miami, FL

Andrienne Chadwick, Deputy Director of Education at the Perez Museum of Art

Laura Marsh, Curator of Exhibitions at the Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, FL

Yuneikys Villalonga, Associate Director of Exhibitions & Education at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL.


And of course the artist Rick Newton.

Here are a few shots of the  gallery owner and Dana Donaty before our guests arrived, and Rick Newton checking out a book available at the gallery.



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Camille Seaman: Portraits from the Standing Rock protests


(Borrowed from ideas.ted.com)

In September 2016, photographer Camille Seaman joined protesters at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. Here, she brings us up close with some of the many people who have been drawn there to defend the water and the earth.


















You can see the original article and all the images at Ideas.Ted.Com by clicking here.

You can find out more about Standing Rock by visiting our science blog here.


You can find out more about the artist by going to her website Camilleseaman.com

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Journal of Artistic Research and the sound of trees


The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an inter-national, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal for the identification, publication and dissemination of artistic research and its methodologies, from all arts disciplines.

Here is the link for the current issue here.


Did you know that trees make sounds? This journal issue has an interesting research project that recorded the sound of trees. The project entitle, Trees: Pinus sylvestris. This is an nteresting science/art collaboration. 


The abstract states that "The goal of our research project ‘trees: Rendering Ecophysiological Processes Audible’, funded by the SNSF, was to connect sounds that occur in plants with ecophysiological processes and thus make audible in an artistic manner phenomena and processes that are not normally noticeable". 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Nocturnes VI: The Lost and Found @ The Projects of FAT Village

The Projects @ FAT VIllage
Opening Receptions: Sat, Oct 29, 6- 10pm
Day of the Dead Special Viewing: Nov 2nd, 8 – 10pm
2nd Receptions: Nov 26, 6-10 pm

The Nocturnes series is an annual theme, where each October, FATVillage curators Leah Brown and Peter Symons bring together a group exhibition of contemporary artists in themes touching on the supernatural. Previous themes have included “Hyperstition”, in which artists explored notions of reality of the intangible, “Monstrous Strange”, in which the artists created renditions of the monsters they struggle with, from the personal to the societal and political, and most recently, “The Second Life of Trees”, where the exhibition was imagined as artworks made from the wood of an enchanted forest that had been cut down, resulting in a new kind of forest of powerful and strange, wooden sculptural installations. Now in their sixth year presenting the Nocturnes series, Brown and Symons are returning to one of the enduring original inspirations of traditional autumnal mythologies: Ofrendas. Ofrendas are the Dia de los Muertos tradition of creating temporary altars to honor departed loved ones.   

For Nocturnes VI: The Lost and Found, the artworks do not resemble traditional Ofrendas, but rather push their concepts and media to include performance, video, site specificity and interactivity.

Artists: 
Martin Casuso
Tricia Cooke
Giannina Dwin
Shannon Ellis
John English
Georgeta Fondos
Bonney Goldstein
Donna Haynes
Allison Kotzig
Tina La Porta
Anna Meier
The Glittering Macabre
Julia Oldham
Lisa Rockford
Tyler K. Smith
Chad Stayrook
and Karla Walter

Monday, October 3, 2016

Portrait Mural exhibition














The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project

An outdoor exhibition
curated by Rolando Chang Barrero

The Boynton Beach Art District
404-422 West Industrial Avenue
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

The latest installation of the lauded ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project is called "PORTRAITS"
Famous Men and Women in the Arts presented and juried by ActivistArtistA and The Palm Beach Cultural Council as part of the #ShadesOfCulture See the Arts Through a Different Lens Campaign.

The 2016-2017 Project Installations begin on October 8, 2016 and concludes on 
SUNDAY, October 9, 2016 during Golden 5th Year Anniversary of the Boynton Beach Art District

Selected Artists 2016-2017:
Dana Donaty, Birds Are Nice, Nino Liguori, Sidney Muniz, Dalhia Patrice Perryman, Craig McInnis, Tom Gunz,Eduardo Mendieta, Gregory Dirr and Alejandra Abad.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Art Postcard Collaboration

THE STAND UP! ACTION ART POSTCARD CAMPAIGN 2016

The library participated in a Collaboration with the 

Climate Action Coalition of South Florida and Artists for Climate Action
 

This action art campaign will inform South Florida elected representatives at County, State and Federal levels about the strong constituent support for their action on these key issues that are part of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan. Member organizations are reaching out for signatures, home and email addresses on the cards. After the November general election, CAC representatives will hand deliver the cards to the new representatives.

Here are some images of Aaron and Jeffrey signing our cards from the first installment of two events on campus.


These are the postcards:

This message encourages action on the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan by County and Municipal elected officials, as the 110 SEFLRCAP recommendations are intended to be acted upon locally. Most of these should be inserted in county and municipality comprehensive plans. See:http://tinyurl.com/SEFLRCAP.




Very specific to Palm Beach CountyThe “Ag Reserve” is the fertile region between Florida’s Turnpike and the Everglades west of Delray Beach and Boynton Beach. The area is second to California as the prime supplier of winter vegetables. It was set aside years ago to protect wetlands and encourage small farming. This message encourages Palm Beach County Commissioners to reconsider their recent vote to allow more development in this area. Keeping development out will address food security and clean water needs. See:http://tinyurl.com/SAVEAGRESERVE


Protecting our health as climate related diseases increase with more flooding and heat requiresimproving the level and diversity of our health infrastructure. The Governor and Legislature must acknowledge that climate change is real by taking ACTION in preparation for mounting health problems.Federal representatives’ active support in seeking funding for this purpose is also crucial. This message will go to State and Federal elected representatives.See CAC member group Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton’s pilot project Rising Together encouraging communities at most risk to organize and identify resources:http://tinyurl.com/FLRISINGTOGETHER


Studies and experience clearly demonstrate the danger of fracking chemicals to groundwater. Despite this evidence,the Governor and majority in the legislature continue to ignore these risks, and recently have threatened to remove the ability of county and municipality elected officials to ban fracking in their local areas. This message goes to State Senators and Representatives 

These are the dates we will be out on campus with a table asking people to sign the postcards. Stop by our table.

Make a Difference (MAD) Monday
Event sponsored by SAVI (Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement)
                 Monday, Aug. 29th 11 am – 1 pm
                  Location: Dining Hall (Check-In) and various locations on-campus (Service)

Clubfest 
Event sponsored by COSO (Council of Student Organizations)

                 Thursday, Sept. 8th 4-6 pm
                 Location: Rec Field or Burrow Student Union (rain location)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fordistas Gallery Artist Roundtable

IHP Curatorial Lab (a project of FAU libraries) held an artist roundtable at the Fordistas Gallery/Product 81 space [powered by South Florida Ford] on Friday, August 12th, 2016. The gallery is located at 2930 NW 7TH AVENUE, MIAMI, FL 33127 in the Wynwood Arts District.

IHP Curatorial Lab holds monthly roundtable gatherings at artist studios, galleries and museums to facilitate dialog relating to contemporary art practices. By gathering a group of professionals from different disciplines; the conversations act as a visual learning lab and facilitator to understanding current art practices; how curators or museum administrators view artists and work; and more importantly how the public interprets what creatives do.

Our roundtable discussions are meant to promote cross-sector dialogue about the arts; but also how we as artists and cultural curators can contribute to solving societal problems. Each Roundtable focuses on a specific topic or artist. This meeting focused on the solo show [Reality Check] by artist Dana Donaty at the Fordistas Gallery. It is on view through September 9th, Monday -Thursday 10am-5pm.

Attendees included:


Fordista/Product 81 staff: Karina Hayes Blakeley, Cristina Ramos, Joel Fernandez, Guillermo Arias Ramiraez [Memo Arias], David Turk


Andrienne Chadwick, Deputy Director of Education at the Perez Museum of Art

Carmenza Ortiz, art agent; Clara Vanessa Avalo, Uninhibited Urban Magazine; Heather Davis, Special Events Coordinator [along with her lovely mother]; and Gary James Fitzsimmons, Streamline real estate associate MB.







[All images copyright of Dana Donaty].