September 2012 Archives

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September 28 - November 6, 2012
Main Gallery

Friday, October 5, 6-8 p.m.

Jerome Artists' Panel Discussion:
Wednesday, October 10, 6:30 p.m.
Moderated by Bartholomew Ryan, assistant curator, Walker Arts Center

Minneapolis, MN-- The Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the Jerome Foundation are pleased to present an exhibition of new work by recipients of the 2011/12 MCAD-Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists: Richard Barlow, Gregory Euclide, Lauren Herzak-Bauman, Alison Hiltner, and Jehra Patrick.

The exhibition opens in MCAD Gallery on Friday, September 28 and closes Tuesday, November 6. The artist reception will be Friday, October 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. On Wednesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. Bartholomew Ryan, assistant curator at the Walker Art center and essayist for the catalog that accompanies the exhibition, will moderate a roundtable discussion with the artists.


Richard Barlow
(MFA '05) is interested in how the natural world has long been imbued with meaning in visual culture--as a repository of emotion, emblem of nation, and expression of spirituality. Barlow's work drains the cultural meanings out of images and flattens their differences as a way to address their constructed nature. For this exhibition Barlow is installing a pixellated sequin mural based on Henry Fox Talbot's nineteenth-century calotype titled Reflected Trees, as well as several framed rust drawings that reference the landscape imagery in SUV advertisements.

Gregory Euclide
incessantly asks questions about the natural world and our relationship to it. The artist draws figuratively and literally from the found landscape by marrying his fluid drawing and painting style to materials discovered while walking in nature--such as plant material, styrofoam and cigarette butts--and to other constructions such as store-bought miniature plastic houses and cut paper geometric forms. The exhibition will feature several of Euclide's recent large-scale sculptural assemblages.

Lauren Herzak-Bauman
(MFA '09) uses the material and metaphoric properties of porcelain (its whiteness, fragility, strength) to create objects and site-specific installations that embody her own shifting states of emotional being. The utilitarian beauty of porcelain shards will be paired with the utilitarian beauty of simple lights soaring up to the ceiling and cascading down to the floor in her MCAD Gallery installation: an evocation of endless possibilities and profound loss.

Alison Hiltner (MFA '02), a self-declared "science fiction archeologist," appropriates and stitches together visual cues from diverse sources to create her artifacts and environments, which have ranged from ocean and rainforest floors to the interiors of the human body and nebulous bodies of stardust. In her newest installation, two juxtaposed bodies of work explore the possibilities of artificial life. One hangs from the ceiling, the other on walls, both composed of banal materials that seem alien at first but slowly resolve into the strangely familiar. Each piece is a vignette of research in process, artifacts tenuously balanced between what is fact and fiction.

Jehra Patrick sees herself as an "administrator of images" who mines museum spaces and archives for visual resources that document museum operations and histories. She selects compositions informed by her working knowledge of art history and contemporary art and then produces paintings that incorporate diachronic allusions to art movements and artists. Patrick also creates photographic prints that abstractly re-present historical documents from oblique angles. These paintings and photographic prints form an expanding personal index that plays off of institutional narratives, replying with new "museal" objects.

Anna Dikareva (BFA '10 from the Department of Art, University of Minnesota) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to the Slovak Republic in Painting and Printmaking, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

Dikareva is one of over 1,700 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2012-2013 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 310,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy, education, and athletics. Forty-three Fulbright alumni from 11 countries have been awarded the Nobel Prize, and 81 alumni have received Pulitzer Prizes. Prominent Fulbright alumni include: Muhammad Yunus, Founder, Grameen Bank, and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient; John Atta Mills, President of Ghana; Lee Evans, Olympic Gold Medalist; Rita Dove, Poet; Riccardo Giacconi, Physicist and 2002 Nobel Laureate; Amar Gopal Bose, Chairman and Founder, Bose Corporation; Renee Fleming, soprano; Jonathan Franzen, Writer; and Daniel Libeskind, Architect.

Fulbright recipients are among over 40,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. For more than sixty-five years, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has funded and supported programs that seek to promote mutual understanding and respect between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered by the Institute of International Education.

For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, please visit the website, contact James A. Lawrence, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, telephone 202-632-3241 or e-mail

WAM Student Guide Program

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The Weisman Art Museum (WAM) student guide program is an opportunity for University of Minnesota students to lead thematic tours of the museum for the University, community and the public. Interested students complete an application, interview for the program, and participate in a comprehensive training.

The training requires a time commitment similar to that of an academic course and includes exploration of the museum's collection, discussions on the methodology of museum tours, and facilitating a tour for your peers. Trainings are held at the museum on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4:30 p.m. from September 18 through October 25. After completing the training program, students will give museum tours and participate in weekly meetings throughout the year.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to integrate art into their experience at the University and to become part of the WAM community. The program is open to all University of Minnesota undergraduate and graduate students. Students in all majors are encouraged to apply.

*Note: You must be able to attend all training sessions and commit to at least one full academic year of service.

Applications will be accepted through September 17 and interviews will be held September 18 and 19 to. Applications can be found at:


Requisition Number 178817

TITLE: Assistant Professor, (non-tenure track)

APPOINTMENT: 100%, spring semester appointment to begin January 10, 2013 through May 26, 2013 (semester system). Possibility of renewal for the 2013-14 academic year.

SALARY: Competitive

DEADLINE: October 12, 2012

Search #103 Term position PRINTS 2013-1.pdf

Please apply at the University of Minnesota's Employment site.

9/10 Suzy Greenberg Memorial

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Pay hommage to a great mentor and friend of the Art Department on Monday, September 10, 4pm - 10pm at Soo VAC and CC Club. We miss you Suzy!

Donate to the Soo VAC Suzy Greenberg Memorial Fund

September 13 - December 14, 2012

In Conversation: Swiss Bliss curator Chris Larson and Yesomi Umolu, Walker Curatorial Fellow Thursday, September 13 at 6pm Eastlund Room, CLC building, 2nd floor

Reception in the Olson Gallery following the talk.

A group exhibition featuring six artists from Switzerland. These artists - working in photography, sculpture, drawing and installation - resist, subdue, deconstruct, explore, escape, celebrate and critique the overly breathtaking but sometimes threatening landscape that surrounds them.

Artists include: Tobias Brunner, Werner Casty, Christian Herter, Mara Muller, Martin Walch, and Herbert Weber

Exhibition Essay by Yesomi Umolu

Bethel Galleries

Chris Larson was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he still lives and works as an artist and Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. In 1990, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Bethel University, St. Paul, MN, and in 1992, a Master of Fine Arts at the Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT. His sculptural work has been shown nationally and internationally at magnus muller Gallery in Berlin, The Walker Art Center, The Rochester Art Center, Burnet Art Gallery at Chambers at the Luxury Art Hotel in Minneapolis, MN, among other. Chris Larson is represented by magnus muller, Berlin

The Art Department at the College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University has some exciting news.

Environmental artist Patrick Dougherty will be at CSB/SJU from September 3-21, building a large-scale outdoor sculpture with saplings harvested sustainably from the Saint John's Arboretum.

Dougherty weaves tree saplings into enormous, whirling, animated shapes that resemble tumbleweeds or gusts of wind. His work invites people to interact directly with the environment in unexpected ways. Visitors will see the sculpture under construction throughout the month of September alongside the main entry road to SJU. Volunteers are always welcome, and because of the sheer scale of Dougherty's work many of them will be needed!

There will be two public events linked with the creation of the work that UMN students are welcome to attend. Patrick will give a public presentation on his work and his philosophy of environmental art at the CSB Gorecki Family Theater on Thursday, Sept 13th at 7:00PM. There will be a closing celebration in honor of the completion of the sculpture at the Arboretum site along the entry road to SJU on Friday, Sept 21st from 5:00 ­to 7:00PM.

If you would like to learn about the project and/or get involved in any way, you are encourage you to do one of two things:

1. Reply to with an indication of your interest to be involved in some way, and our volunteer coordinator, Sienna Kuhn, will contact you.

2. Visit our blog at for links to Patrick's website, images of other projects and a daily update on the project once it begins in earnest on September 3rd.

Questions can be directed to the project's coordinators, Rachel Melis and Br. David Paul Lange

CSB/SJU Fine Arts Programming
CSB/SJU Faculty Development and Research Committee
Central Minnesota Arts Board
Saint John's Arboretum
Saint John's Abbey
CSB/SJU Environmental Studies Department
Saint John's Pottery Studio

This activity is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, through a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.