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Eastern’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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Permission of Instructor(s) Professor Gail Gelburd or Elena Varshavskaya
For More Info, Contact: Professor Gail Gelburd email@example.com
“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.
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.
Nancy Wynn has been invited to show her piece I Pledge Allegiance in an exhibition called Hartford DADA at the Pumphouse Gallery in Hartford September 26 – November 1. The opening is Thursday, September 26 from 5:00–9:00 pm. Information on the gallery is at this link.
The piece was created in 2004, and still is, a reaction to war and the nature of security (or lack thereof in reference to gun violence). It questions the concept of allegiance and our system of “Homeland” Security.
Ms. Wynn was invited to be a panelist on the Colin McEnroe Show, Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 on WNPR in Hartford, CT. The discussion was centered on DADA Art. Panelists included: Andrei Codrescu, Jonathon Keats, Jeff Poole, Clinton Deckart, and Nancy Wynn This link will take you to the radio show, at the bottom you can listen to the hour long show.
Nancy Wynn is Assistant Professor of Digital Art and Design.
John O’Donnell’s solo exhibition, Ponzi Structure, at Real Art Ways in Hartford has been extended until September 29. Mr. O’Donnell will be attending RAW’s Creative Cocktail Hour September 19, from 6:00–10:00pm. If you want see the show and hang out, let Mr. O’Donnell know via email or Facebook and he will put your name on the list, so you don’t have to pay entry. Information on the show can be found at link.
Mr. O’Donnell will have performance and installation at a Hartford event called PARK(ing) Day. This event takes place across the globe on September 20, 2013 in urban centers to transform parking spaces into temporary “parks.” Feel free to read more at this link.
Mr. O’Donnell has been invited to show a few drawings of dinosaurs in an exhibition called Hartford DADA at the Pumphouse Gallery in Hartford September 26 – November 1. The opening is Thursday, September 26 from 5:00–9:00 pm. Information on the gallery is at this link.
New Prints 2013/Autumn, at the International Print Center in New York (IPCNY), will run from October 29 – November 30, 2013. The opening is on Thursday, November 7. Mr. O’Donnell exhibited there a few years ago and he is excited to return. More information can be found at this link.
Lastly, a large-scale watercolor of of Mr. O’Donnell’s will be included in an exhibition called Habitat, curated by Susan Classen-Sullivan at Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT. The exhibition runs from October 24 – December 4. The opening reception is Thursday, October 24 at 6:00 pm. This link is to the gallery.
John O’Donnell is an Adjunct Professor of Art teaching painting and drawing. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The new exhibition PULSE: Mixed Media Wall Sculptures by Carole Brookes is from August 29 – October 10, 2013.
Exhibition reception: 9/5/13 4-7p.m.
Gallery Discussion with the Artist: 9/5/13 3-4p.m.
More information on Akus Gallery can be found at this link.
Pulse Surface Urchin, 2013
Sculpting epoxy, cut nails, washers, wood, canvas and acrylic
INK & INK is LQM Gallery’s newest exhibition featuring four Chinese artists taking part in the ICAS (International Contemporary Art Space) International Residency program. Masters of the traditional art form of Chinese Ink Painting, each has their own beautiful and distinctive style. From loose and free flowing strokes to technical and elegant fine line work, the paintings express the interests and passion each of these incredible artists have for their work
Opening Reception is Saturday September 14th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Show runs until September 29th
Gallery is located at 165 State Street, Harris Building Atrium, Suite 106, New London, CT 06320. You can contact the gallery by visiting their contact page of their website.
Professor Qimin Liu is the Artistic Director of LQM Gallery in New London, Connecticut. Mr. Liu is Professor of Art and Painting in the Visual Arts Department.
AIGA Connecticut hosts a lecture by Nikki Villagomez titled “How Culture Affects Typography.” This event is Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6 to 8:30 pm at The Grove, 760 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut. Villogomez is a designer, blogger, and typofile. She looks for how culture affects the decision processes of our every day life. Mixing words and images conveys a message. Villagomez will discuss her own processes, as well as analyze images from Connecticut respondents.
Opening September 20th, 2013, is the exhibition Trashing Skies series 2010–2012 at the Deluca Gallery in Provincetown, MA. This exhibition includes large scale mixed media constructed paintings by Tom Hebért of Connecticut. The reception is scheduled for Friday, September 20th from 5–10 pm at Deluca Gallery 432 Commercial Street in Provincetown, MA. You can find more information on Hebért’s work at this link.
Tom Hebért is an Adjunct Professor of Art teaching painting and drawing.