November 19, 2007

Paul Churchill lecture

Industrial Light and Magic effects artist
Paul Churchill will present a lecture
at 1:00PM on November 29th.

The Twin Cities Chapter of ACM's SIGGRAPH
and The Arts Institutes International Minnesota
are proud to present ILM effects artist
Paul Churchill as he discusses visual effects
shots from recent ILM feature film projects.

The talk will take place from 1:00PM-3:00PM
in Room 201 of Opus Hall on the Downtown
Minneapolis Campus of the University of
St. Thomas at 1000 LaSalle Avenue.
The lecture is free and open to all.

Paul is a pioneer in Minnesota computer animation,
having worked at Bajus Jones, and Lamb & Company, in
the 80's and the 90's. Since 1998 he has been an
artist for ILM, creating effects for several
feature films, including Transformers, Pirates of the
Caribbean, Harry Potter, and Star Wars.

Directions and parking information can be found at

November 17, 2007

Rosalux Gallery Show

John Diebel & James Wrayge
New Work

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1011 Washington Avenue S
(Open Book)
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Gallery Hours:
wednesday-thursday : 12-8pm
friday-sunday : noon-5pm

November 12, 2007

Franklin ArtWorks Opening

Franklin Artworks:
Opening Reception: Saturday November 17, 6-8pm

Nicola López: Constriction Zone
The New York-based artist Nicola López will premiere a site-specific installation and monumental drawing that continue her fascination with how technological growth and sprawl are shaping our contemporary landscape.

g. bradley rhodes: as if you know me
The Brooklyn-based artist will present a series of three paintings, composed of cut-out, painted and drawn collaged figures and environments on panel, that explore the emotional complications of the contemporary world.

Qiu Anxiong: Minguo Landscape
The Shanghai-based Qiu Anxiong will present his acclaimed trio of animated videos which examine 20th century Chinese history and comment on the ills of present day culture to jarringly poetic effects.

Qiu's animations are derived by filming and later manipulating a series of black and white oil paintings, which appear identical to traditional ink wash drawings. The videos, Fly South (2005), Jiangnan Poem (2006) and Minguo Landscape (2006) feature panoramic landscapes dotted with ancient and modern structures that are peopled with rural figures, armies, animals and insects. A devout Buddhist and student of Confucian classics, Qiu's works are "the paradigm of quietude and detachment." (Chang Tsong-Zung)

Richard Smykowski lecture


When: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1 p.m.
Where: MCAD, Auditorium 150

Richard Smykowski (BFA '00) is an art director for Nickelodeon, where he heads a creative team working on projects ranging from Web design and illustration to television and film. His clients include Comedy Central, Spike TV, T-Shirt Hell, Nicktoons, Sci Fi Channel, Paramount Pictures, VH1, Camp Beverly Hills, Food Network and USA Network.

November 1, 2007

Joe Sacco Lecture

Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 pm

"Joe Sacco combines the techniques of eyewitness reportage with graphic storytelling to explore complex, emotionally weighted situations in some of the most volatile regions of the globe. His series Palestine set new standards for the use of the comic book as a documentary medium, and his 240-page exploration of a Muslim enclave in Serbia titled Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992–1995 received widespread critical acclaim. Sacco is praised for the depth of his research and his sensitive handling of delicate political topics as well as his dynamic layouts and sophisticated narratives. Join him for a visual tour of his celebrated approach to comics journalism. Copresented by Rain Taxi Review of Books."

An interview with Joe Sacco:

October 23, 2007

Walid Raad - Walker Lecture

Walker Art Center Lecture,
Thursday, October 25, 7pm

"Join artist Walid Raad for a performative lecture on his writing and visual art, which grapples with the representation of traumatic events of collective historical dimensions and the ways that film, video, and photography function as documents of physical and psychological violence. His recent work includes The Atlas Group (1989–2004), a project composed of audio, visual, and literary elements dealing with the contemporary history of Lebanon, particularly the Lebanese wars from 1975 to 1991. Raad teaches at Cooper Union in New York, and his pieces have been shown at documenta 11 in Kassel, Germany, the Venice Biennale, and the Whitney Biennial, among many others. Copresented by Mizna."

Polly Becker Lecture

Friday, Oct. 26, 1pm

October 17, 2007



Check it out, I'm going with my roommate if anyone else would like to join us. If you haven't gone to an event like this, I recommend doing so. Talking to artists about their work and just chatting in general is a great time!

October 16, 2007

KIOSK (XX): Modes of Multiplication

Midway Contemporary Art


exhibition design by Mitchell Dose and Brian Jorgenson
September 8th – October 27th
Preview Reception: September 8th, 7-9PM

"KIOSK: Modes of Multiplication is a nomadic exhibition of artist books, catalogs, periodicals, video and audio projects that has been continually growing as it has traveled over the past seven years. It currently comprises approximately 6,000 titles from roughly 400 independent publishers from around the world. The project provides a rich overview of activities within the rapidly expanding field of independent publishing activities from the past ten years. Consequently, it offers a broad perspective on the various models of dissemination and distribution of artistic ways of working in printed media and an idea of the diverse strategies, motivations and programs of the participating publishers’ projects."

September 21, 2007

Brave New Worlds at the Walker


Reworking the title of Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel (if you haven't read this, it is a GREAT book), this groundbreaking exhibition offers bold and creative approaches to questions of the artist's responsibility to the world. The show features politically conscious works by 24 artists from 17 countries. It opens on Thursday OCT. 4 at the Walker Art Center. There will be a panel discussion-->"Brave New Art: Artists and Political Consciousness"

"Join the international artists of Brave New World for a lively panel discussion on the responsibility of artists in times of political fallout, globalization, and instoppable technological process. Panelists include Sean Snyder, Dan Perjovschi, Runa Islam, and Haegue Yang. Curators Doryun Chong and Yasmil Raymond will moderate the discussion about what constitutes a brave new world, and making art as an act of courage."

Going to the show or the panel discussion could be used for your event write-up. Both the exhibit and the lecture are FREE and I would highly recommend going!

September 7, 2007

Graphic Design Lecture - Thursday, Sept 13

Thursday, Sept. 13, 6:30 pm MCAD Auditorium 150

Gordon Salchow, professor at the University of Cincinnati's School of Design.
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