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Tom Hebért exhibition extended until January 19, 2014!

Tom Hebert artwork

Tom Hebért’s artwork is being shown at the John Slade Ely House in New Haven, Connecticut. The exhibition is titled, Digital Ground. It runs from November 17- December 22, 2013 with an opening reception on Sunday, November 17, 2-5pm.

Digital Ground is an exhibition that explores the potential of combining digitally produced material in conjunction with traditional art practices such as drawing, painting, and photography. Use of recycled or repurposed materials as well as first hand production are included in the artists creative processes.

John Slade Ely House
51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT
elyhouse.org

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday-Friday, 11am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm

Tom Hebért is an Adjunct Professor of Art teaching painting and drawing.
[image credit: Whatiya-Whatiya, Paper collage, inlay to linoleum tile, 2012}

 

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“Ink’d” Student Exhibition

Inked Exhibition

The students of Professor Gail Gelburd’s Museums Studies Class have curated Ink’d: From Scarification to Personal Tatoos. This exhibition will be on view in the Student Center, room 223 from December 10th–17th, 2013. It opens on December 10 from 4-6 pm with a reception and series of educational and exciting events. The exhibition space will be open December 11th–13th from 12-2 pm and 5-7 pm, December 14th–17th from 12-2 pm.

Visitors will learn about sanitary means of tattooing and can get a henna tattoo drawn by one of the art majors. The exhibition focuses on the history and cultural variations of tattoos from African scarification to today’s proliferation of tattoos. The images are accompanied by didactic materials about each culture.

The students in the course devised the theme, conducted the research. They were divided into museum departments and curated the works, condition reported, catalogued and labeled the images, prepared accompanying educational programming, promoted the exhibition, managed the budget, and then designed the exhibition, the flyers, didactics, and labels. They  worked as a team to carefully install the exhibition and open it up for public viewing.

Gail Gelburd is Professor of Art History.

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“Pulp to Paper” Student Exhibition

Pulp to Paper ExhibitionStudents in the Visual Arts Department will be exhibiting Pulp to Paper: Expressions with Handmade Paper. Under the guidance of Professor Imna Arroyo, the students have transformed handmade papers (they have made themselves) into wonderful sculptures and installation artworks. Please come to their reception and critique on Monday, December 9th, 2013 from 7–9:45 pm. Their exhibition is opening the Visual Arts Departments new Student Art Gallery Shafer Hall 211.

Artists included in this exhibition are: Charlette Anderson, Morgan Battye, David Bieniarz, Bridget Cook, Jennifer Desrosiers, Rob Grimm, Hannah Lewis, Ethan McCain, Richard Schaaf, and Julie Vega.

Imna Arroyo is Professor of Printmaking.

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Visual Arts Club Group Project for Spring 2014

Little Red Visual Arts Club

For spring 2014, the Visual Arts Club will be creating a 2-dimensional group artwork investigating how individual and group identity might co-exist. The intention of the piece is to use the grid as the underlying structure containing individual artworks from members of the club. Each artwork will be 8 x 8 inches. When the artworks are hung together, using the grid, they will create a larger scaled artwork representing the clubs creativity, individuality and group persona.

For this group artwork, the overall theme is “Fantasy.” Individual pieces will be based on any sub theme such as sci-fi, romance, horror, steampunk, etc. Under those subthemes, Visual Arts Club member will have a lot of freedom to come up with a “scene” or idea. An investigation of media will be discussed, so to encourage the learning of new techniques in the visual arts.

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

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

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“Unto Us a Gift Is Given” at the Clare Gallery in Hartford

Joy Floyd image

“Park City” 2013, collage by Joy Floyd

The Clare Gallery’s exhibition is free and open to the public and extends from October 31–December 29, 2013.
 A reception will be held on First Thursday, November 7th from 5:30–7:30 p.m. At the reception, artist Joy Floyd will discuss how her search for materials is ongoing and her process of creating collage art is continuous.

Floyd considers herself a painter utilizing the medium of ‘stuff’ rather than paint. She employs a table instead of an easel and her found materials inspire her art-making process. She does not have any pre-conceived ideas, but allows the energy of the materials and her prayerful process to guide her. Floyd pays attention to the random, discarded bits of the world—anything that has had a life and then is thrown away—and creatively sees another life for the materials in her work.

Please enjoy the fantastic article on Joy Floyd’s work in the Hartford Advocate here.

The Clare Gallery is housed in the Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry at 285 Church Street. The Center is part of St. Patrick – St. Anthony Church, a vibrant and active downtown faith community. Free parking is available directly across from the church, and the facility is handicapped accessible. More information may be found at spsact.org, click “Community Life” and then “Clare Gallery”.

Professor Nancy Wynn curated this exhibition for the Clare Gallery in Hartford, Connecticut. She is also Assistant Professor of Digital Art and Design.

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Art in the Environment

Robert L. Greene Artwork

Professor Robert L. Greene is exhibiting work at the Deedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, Massachusetts. The exhibition is from October 16th–November 30, 2013.

This exhibition is designed to bring Art to the environment and provide visitors with opportunities to experience nature and art in new ways. Whether in the open landscape or along the newly developed sculpture path in the woods, to the artist, it offers challenging opportunities to experiment, to explore their art on expanded scale and create sculpture for an environment.

Professor Greene’s work has to do with the fragmented figure and creating order from chaos. His pieces are intended to weather with time and will eventually turn grey and blend with the environment. For more information please visit the gallery site.

Professor Robert Greene is Assistant Professor of Sculpture.

 

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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

Image by Silar
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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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