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The students of Professor Gail Gelburd’s Museums Studies Class have partnered with Willimantic’s No-Freeze Shelter to curate the exhibition Displaced: Perspectives from Within. The exhibition’s opening reception will be on Friday, December 13th, 2013 from 4–6 pm in the new Student Art Gallery Shafer 114. The exhibition runs until January 30th, 2014.
The exhibition will include art created by our students and some young students from other towns, but the main focus of the exhibition will be the work created by the guests of the No-Freeze shelter in Willimantic. The students in the class met with the homeless men and women at the shelter and gave them cameras and art supplies. This gave the guests an opportunity to share their perceptions of being homeless and their life in Willimantic. The exhibition will be accompanied by information about homelessness in America. The students will also show videos and films about the subject during the opening reception.
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.
Students 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.
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 email@example.comImage by Silar
Groundbreaking Ceremony for
Eastern Connecticut State University’s Fine Arts Instructional Building
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 11 am
Wood Support Services Center Lawn
Eastern Connecticut State University
Further information at (860) 465-5735
Professor June Bisantz will be performing with the Chet Baker Project at the Litchfield Jazz Fest on Sunday, August 11 at 1:45 pm. Bisantz has been performing and writing music for over 20 years. She has co-written and produced jazz albums and has recorded with musicians like Steve Swallow, Lou Soloff, Mike Stern, Will Lee and others. Reviews and articles about her work appear in People, USA Today, DownBeat, and Jazziz.
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.