Thursday, April 27, 2017

Student work on display in the library

We have two classes exhibiting student work in the library:

CRN 36293:  Honors Audubon’s Nature
                 Professors: Dr. Jon Moore & Dorothea Lemeh

Here are a few of the great student works on display. Come by to see them all!

Christopher Tepetitlan
Rock Dove foot and Sharp-skinned Hawk Head
Graphite on paper

Daniel Wu
Cardinal Feather
Graphite on paper

Calren Wang
Beautyberry Bush
Colored pencil

Daniel Rico-Madrazo
Zebra Longwing and Mockingbird
Mixed media

Kia Taylor-Riccio
Juvenile Coconit Palm
Craphite and colored pencil

Natalia Centifanti
Copic marker on paper

Sarah Stamos
Queen Angelfish
Watercolor and ink

The second class is ART 122C: Design and Color Phenom
                                Professor: Sibel Kocabasi

Here is a small sampling of the student work.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Product 81 Curatorial Lab with IHP

IHP Curatorial Lab (a project of FAU libraries) held a Curatorial discussion at Product 81/Creative Lab on April 7, 2017 [located at 2930 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33127].

IHP Curatorial Lab holds informal 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 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 artis Birds are Nice. The lead topic was environmental art. Other topics included activist art, Didacticism in this genre of art, as well as the commercialisation of art. 

Attendees included:

Product 81 Arts program coordinator, Karina Hayes Blakeley, Miami, FL

Elisa Medrano, Relationship mangaer with CIC Miami.

Art historian Mary Jo Aagerstoun

Below are a few images from the gathering. As you can see the topic stirred some emotion and as always a sense of fun and community.

[The Birds are Nice exhibition was part of the Wayne Ackers Ford #stART program.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Now Showing at the Palm Beach Cultural Council

Mark My Words

March 31 through May 27
Opening Member Preview: Thursday, March 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | RSVP online »
The use of language has evolved dramatically with the advancement of technology and how it influences our lives. Texting and emails have replaced older methods of communication and our lexicon includes new words and phrases. Utilizing words in art is nothing new: think Ed Ruscha or John Baldessari, the Ancient Egyptians or the art in Medieval Churches across Europe. This exhibition will showcase the work of 15 professional artists in Palm Beach County that feature “words” as their subject matter and muse.

Featured Image: Raymond Neubert, Beauty