words Monthly Archives: October 2013

Visual Arts Club Halloween Party!!

Halloween Cat Pumpkin

Thursday, October 24th at 7 pm

Just a reminder that the Visual Arts Club and Math Club are hosting a Halloween party THIS THURSDAY at 7 pm in Science 117. Wear a costume if you would like, there will be a costume contest as well as other games and activities. Also there will be food, music, wii bowling, pinatas, and various prizes. Feel free to bring your friends because everyone is welcome!

To visit the Visual Arts Club’s Facebook page, click here.

For more information email the President, Emily Chubet, at visualarts@my.easternct.edu

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Two Artworks Chosen by the Connecticut Historical Museum

Nancy Wynn photo

Nancy Wynn’s two fine art photographs, Nighttime at the Fair and Tobacco Row were selected for exhibition in The Connecticut Photo Contest exhibition. This exhibition is a contemporary photographic exhibition being shown in conjunction with the exhibit Through a Different Lens: Three Connecticut Women Photographers at the Connecticut Historical Museum. Both exhibitions are from October 11, 2013 to March 29, 2014.

Judging for The Connecticut Photo Contest exhibition was done by Daniel Mosher Long, Professor of Photography at Manchester Community College; Paulette Mertes, 3-time winner of the CT Professional Photographers Association Photographer of the Year; Jane Shauck, President of the American Society of Media Photographers, CT Chapter; and Chion Wolf, WNPR photographer and on-air personality.

Through a Different Lens: Three Connecticut Women Photographers is an exhibit introducing a new collection of photography donated by the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation as well as a collection by Marie Kendall. The photographs document two generations of women photographers in Connecticut: Harriet V. S. Thorne (1843-1926), Marie Hartig Kendall (1854-1943), and Rosalie Thorne McKenna (1916-2003).

More information can be found at this website on both exhibitions at the Connecticut Historical Museum.

Nancy Wynn is Assistant Professor of Digital Art and Design.

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JUNE BISANTZ @ Japanalia again!

June Bisantz

June Bisantz

June Bisantz is performing again this November at Japanalia Eiko in Hartford, Connecticut. The evening of music is inspired by two iconic performers—Chet Baker and Fred Astaire. The show explores the contrasts and similarities between these two revered artists neither of whom were best known for singing. In spite of dramatically different life-styles, each brought a unique elegance to vocal jazz that has rarely been equaled.

After touring Japan and performing at this year’s Litchfield Jazz Festival, June Bisantz and the Chet Baker Project return to Japanalia in Hartford with material from It’s Always You, Volume 2 of the Chet Baker Project, and songs from their upcoming Astaire-inspired project, “Dancing with Fred.”

Please Save Saturday, November 9  for our show at Japanalia, “It’s Always You … and Sometimes Fred.” More information is at this link.

Professor June Bisantz lives two lives: one is Bisantz is a Professor of Digital Art and Design, the other a “gifted singer with a warm, vibrant voice that can twist and turn on a dime” Newsday.

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Visual Arts Club! for current students and Alumni

 

Visual Arts ClubEastern’s Visual Arts Club engages students throughout the campus in field trips, activities and experiences related to the visual arts. Through visits to museums and galleries (locally and out of state), engagement in cooperative art projects, meeting guest lecturers, and preparing exhibitions the club encourages students to better understand the processes of art-making, the business of art, as well as fosters a more expansive appreciation of art.

The Visual Arts Club is a great way for current students at Eastern and Alumni students to connect and stay connected upon graduation.

To visit the Visual Arts Club’s Facebook page, click here.

For more information email the President, Emily Chubet, at visualarts@my.easternct.edu

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Japan Study Abroad June 2014

Japan Study Abroad

Spring 2014
ART 316: Art & Travel: Japan

June 2nd–16th, 2014
3 Credit Tier II Cultural Perspective

Experience the arts in Japan while traveling to the  old and the new Tokyo,  Kyoto, and Kanazawa. Experience rock gardens, manga culture, castles and a ninja temple, Shinto shrines, contemporary art, a tea ceremony, and traditional theatre.

Approximate Cost: $4,000
This includes airfare, ground  transportation, and housing.

Prerequisite:
Permission of Instructor(s) Professor Gail Gelburd or Elena Varshavskaya
For More Info, Contact: Professor Gail Gelburd gelburdg@easternct.edu

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Two Textile Design Exhibitions Reviewed by Bisantz in Paris

“Science, art and industry come together in Paris,” June Bisantz’s article in Specialty Fabrics Review October 2013, analyzed innovative fabric design. To read this review click here.

Professor June Bisantz is Professor of Digital Art and Design.

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“Frenetic Composure” by Robert L. Greene

Robert Greene Hive

Frenetic Composure is a body of sculpture work representing the control of chaos. Using cut strips of wood of various lengths and width, the constructed forms are both abstract and figurative, like drawings constructed from wood. The wood strips create the line just as a painter or draftsman uses charcoal or paint to make their mark. Each sculpture has a similar language using layers of line in various degrees of density, creating the frenetic activity represented in the work. The inspiration behind the work is brain activity. The sculpture represents the electrical impulses and activity in the human brain. Robert is a recent Master of Fine Arts graduate from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at UMass Dartmouth.

Artist Reception: October 2, 4 – 5 pm in the University Gallery
Artist Talk to precede the reception in O’Leary Library Learning Commons, Room 222. 3 – 4 pm

For questions, please contact Leah Craig, Gallery Coordinator, at Leah_Craig@uml.edu or 978.934.3491.

Professor Robert Greene is Assistant Professor of Sculpture.

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