November 2012 Archives

Professional Development Talk

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Noah Keesecker, Program Director from Springboard for the Arts, Tom Debiaso, Director of the MFA graduate program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and Scott Stulen, Project Director for mn.artists.org at the Walker Art Center will be speaking on Wednesday, December 5th from 12:15-1:15pm at Regis East in the Influx room about the next steps after undergraduate graduation. Please come and join us for the professional development talk and come with questions.

CLA-OIT is looking for a student(s) to assist with illustrating a video they are producing.
A $100 gift card to the UMN Bookstore is available as compensation!

In regards to the project, they are creating a video in the RSA animate style.
Examples: http://comment.rsablogs.org.uk/videos/

The student will receive a storyboard and be asked to use their unique style to finalize an illustration. He/She will also be involved in a video shoot, drawing it out on a whiteboard live in front of a camera.

CLA-OIT anticipates more of these videos in the future

Contact David for more information:
David Lindeman | 林大卫
University of Minnesota
IT Video Producer
david@umn.edu
612-625-1019

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: DEPARTMENT OF ART, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

SEARCH #103 - PRINTMAKING

TITLE: Assistant Professor, (non-tenure track)

APPOINTMENT: 100%, 3 semester appointment to begin January 10, 2013 through May 26, 2014 (semester system). Possibility of renewal for the 2014-15 academic year.

SALARY: Competitive

DEADLINE: November 16, 2012

Search #103 Term position PRINTS 2013 REVISED.docx

Broc Blegen will be giving an artist talk at the MIA and his solo exhibition opening reception is this week at the Rochester Art Center.

Thursday, November 15 from 7-9pm: Broc will be presenting an artist talk about his exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Coming Out Party: Selections from the Collection of Broc Blegen. The exhibition is one of two that are currently installed as part of the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program - Binod Shrestha, the other artist exhibiting alongside him, will also be speaking about the exhibition.


Friday, November 16 from 7-9pm: Join Broc for the opening reception of his exhibition at the Rochester Art Center, AMERICANANANA: Selections from the Collection of Broc Blegen. If you haven't made it down to the Rochester Art Center recently, now would be a great opportunity - there are several other exhibitions and artists that you can also check out while you're there.

AMERICANANANA_Rochester Art Center gallery guide_essay by Kris Douglas.pdf

MN Original: Kate Casanova

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Are you a student graduating this fall who is unsure of where you are going next? Work study scholarships for 2013 spring concentration at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina are due November 30. For more information about spring classes and how to apply for work study, check out the following links:

http://penland.org/classes/spring/spring_scholarships.html

http://penland.org/classes/classes_by_session.html

Quick links for more information:

Penland Website
Penland Blog
Classes
Support for Penland
Facebook
YouTube

Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Penland offers workshops, artist residencies, a gallery, and community collaboration programs. Penland School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution that receives support for its programs from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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You won't want to miss the College Art Association's 101st Annual Conference in New York. Register now and experience the world's largest international forum for professionals in the visual arts. Six thousand artists, art historians, curators, educators, and students will convene February 13-16, 2013 at the Hilton New York.

Your membership must be up to date to receive the conference member rate. Renew your membership now.

Visit the Annual Conference website for more details on where to stay and how to get there.

Be sure to book your travel accommodations today!

Global Operations Initiative

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Are you conducting research abroad?
Do you employ staff overseas?
Are you struggling with international tax, legal, or other issues?

Global Operations can help!

Global Operations is a new University initiative that aims to increase access to information for University faculty and staff undertaking research or other projects abroad. The initiative brings together experts in the areas of tax, purchasing, legal, human resources, and compliance to assess issues, provide advice, and reduce internal infrastructure barriers.

Why should I consult with Global Operations?

Considerable planning and organization are required to set up and maintain operations and projects around the world. This often involves unfamiliar laws, regulations, taxes, and more. For activities ranging from large degree-granting programs to small activities with in-country hiring, purchasing, or other operational requirements, there are many considerations in order to ensure a successful program.

Learn more at: global.umn.edu/operations/

Global Operations is a University-wide effort led by the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, in partnership with Academic Affairs and Provost's Office, General Counsel, Human Resources, Information Technology, Institutional Compliance, Internal Audit, Investments and Banking, Risk Management, Vice President for Research, Purchasing Services/Travel Services, Sponsored Projects Administration, and Tax Management.

Let the Global Operations team focus on your cross-border compliance requirements, so you can focus on your academic activities.

For more information, contact:
Stacey Tsantir, GPS Alliance
stsantir@umn.edu
612-625-5107

Student group, Bohemian Press is going to be selling their wares at Cache at the Casket Arts Building this weekend. Come by and buy one of a kind prints, t-shirts, buttons and a killer 2013 calendar beautifully hand-printed by some talented bohemians!

http://www.casketartscache.com/

The Department of Visual Arts at Western University is pleased to announce the interdisciplinary graduate conference (Re)Activating Objects: Social Theory and Material Culture in London, Ontario.

(Re)Activating Objects is a 3 day interdisciplinary conference that investigates the ways material culture provides a lens to examine socio-cultural-economic worlds. Graduate students at the M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. levels are invited to submit abstracts for presentations of twenty minutes. We encourage papers from a variety of disciplines and approaches, addressing the fundamental and theoretical questions about social constructions, social politics, and social ethics.

(Re)Activating Objects will investigate the ways material culture provide a lens to examine the systemic structure of our socio-cultural-economic worlds. (Re)Activating Objects pulls from a variety of disciplines and approaches that address the fundamental and theoretical questions about social constructions, social politics, and social ethics.

Here is a link to the Call for Papers. Pass this information along to any graduate students and any other interested parties.

The due date for abstract submissions is: December 5th, 2012.

Check out the conference website for more information at reactivatingobjects.wordpress.com.
Also, please contact reactivating.objects@gmail.com with any inquiries.

The School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a Chair of the Foundations Curriculum. This full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor begins on August 16, 2013.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will place foundational studies at the center of their pedagogy and research. The position requires a terminal degree in a related field, a personal commitment to foundational studies, administrative experience, and a demonstrated expertise and interest in crossing philosophic and media boundaries. Candidates should possess a demonstrated record of professional accomplishments and be in dialogue with contemporary art and design discourse, particularly as it relates to practice or pedagogy.

Responsibilities:
In addition to teaching two to three courses per year in programs across the School, the Chair of Foundations coordinates staffing and curriculum planning for a first-year program that serves several distinct majors within Studio Art, Design, Art History, and Art Education. Responsibilities also include supervision of academic advising and major selection processes for first-year students, as well as participation in Faculty governance at the School, College, and University levels.

The Foundations Curriculum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to providing first-year students with the broadest possible base of theoretical information and practical experience to build a visual and verbal language applicable to all disciplines within the School of Art + Design. We seek an experienced applicant who is prepared to lead faculty from multiple areas in the ongoing process of developing and maintaining a design and drawing curriculum that best serves the School's mission as a comprehensive unit.

About the University of Illinois:
The School of Art and Design is a part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois, an internationally recognized and historic research and educational institution. The University supports faculty as actively working researchers in the humanities, arts, sciences, and engineering through opportunities for funding and vital cross-disciplinary exchange in the campus' many institutes, centers, and initiatives. These include the Campus Research Board, the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, the Center for Advanced Study, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and numerous other more specialized hubs.

The arts also play a vital and recognized role in the University's service mission as a State University, as evidenced by the historic examples of the Krannert Art Museum and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, each an international hub for innovative scholarship and public engagement.

The University actively pursues a commitment to diversity through growing support for its numerous area and ethnic studies programs. Faculty and students in the Arts routinely collaborate with these areas in their research and programming; such efforts enjoy support for activities on campus and around the world.

Supported by the nation's third largest research library and abundant technological resources, Illinois provides a rich environment for both traditional and experimental ventures. Champaign-Urbana is located in East Central Illinois, within a short driving distance to Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. For more information, please visit www.illinois.edu for the University, www.faa.illinois.edu for the college, and www.art.illinois.edu for the School.

Application:
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 25, 2012. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the following:
1. Detailed letter of application
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Research statement
4. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience (along with sample syllabi)
5. Names and complete contact information for three references
6. Portfolio of professional/research work (up to 20 total images and/or written publications)
7. Portfolio of your students' work (up to 20 total images)

Please submit items 1-5 combined into a single multi-page (letter size) PDF. Use the naming convention of "lastname_firstname_docs.pdf". Portfolios should each be submitted as single multi-page (letter size) PDFs. Use the naming convention of "lastname_firstname_pw.pdf" for professional/research work and "lastname_firstname_sw.pdf" for student work.

Please direct any inquiries to:
Alan Mette, Professor and Executive Associate Director
School of Art + Design
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
408 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820 USA
amette@illinois.edu

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

Do you know a promising undergraduate student with web development skills? The Office of Academic Administration is looking to hire a Web Production Assistant for 15-20 hours per week.

This position is part of a small strategic communications team in the U of M System Office for Academic Administration (OAA), which provides academic and administrative leadership for coordinate campuses and for system-wide programs advancing the University's mission across the state, nation, and world.

The Web Production Assistant position is for current U of MN student enrolled for at least 6 undergraduate credits, and student must be availability to work year round. The responsibilities include: creating and maintaining websites for a variety of University offices, projects, academic programs, and student affairs efforts; working with program staff to keep sites current and to adapt content for a web audience; developing sites involving mix of HTML, PHP, CSS and JavaScript coding, including opportunities to work with the Drupal content management system, Dreamweaver page template application, and other tools as appropriate; assisting with graphic design, writing, editing, and project management (depending on individual strengths and skills).

Here's the link to the full posting: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=106041

Do you know a promising undergraduate student with web development skills? The Office of Academic Administration is looking to hire a Web Production Assistant for 15-20 hours per week.

This position is part of a small strategic communications team in the U of M System Office for Academic Administration (OAA), which provides academic and administrative leadership for coordinate campuses and for system-wide programs advancing the University's mission across the state, nation, and world.

The Web Production Assistant position is for current U of MN student enrolled for at least 6 undergraduate credits, and student must be availability to work year round. The responsibilities include: creating and maintaining websites for a variety of University offices, projects, academic programs, and student affairs efforts; working with program staff to keep sites current and to adapt content for a web audience; developing sites involving mix of HTML, PHP, CSS and JavaScript coding, including opportunities to work with the Drupal content management system, Dreamweaver page template application, and other tools as appropriate; assisting with graphic design, writing, editing, and project management (depending on individual strengths and skills).

Here's the link to the full posting: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=106041

Tune in on Saturday, December 1 between 12:00-1:30pm on radio station KFAI to listen to the Department of Art's new faculty member, Chris Larson, and University of Minnesota alumnus Herman Milligan be interviewed about the Nash Gallery exhibition Minnesota Funk and the related An Evening of Jazz curated by Milligan at the Regis Center.

For more information on the Minnesota Funk and An Evening of Jazz press releases, check out the links below:
https://events.umn.edu/023422
https://events.umn.edu/An-Evening-of-Jazz-023867.htm

Graduate student, KATE CASANOVA, will be on MN Original the beginning of this month! Part of the filming was done at Regis Center and the Nash Gallery exhibition, Landscape of the Mind (which included work by Kate).

Kate's story and the full episode will also be posted on the MN Original website: (www.mnoriginal.org.)

The story in which Kate Casanova's segment appears is scheduled:

Date Time Channel
11/4/2012 10:00 PM 2
11/4/2012 6:00 PM 2
11/5/2012 4:00 AM 2
11/5/2012 1:00 AM SW MN
11/5/2012 7:00 AM SW MN
11/5/2012 1:00 PM SW MN
11/5/2012 7:00 PM SW MN
11/8/2012 9:30 PM Life
11/9/2012 3:30 AM Life

Tell your friends and family and CHECK IT OUT!

Each week, the MN Original reaches out to a number of artists and organizations to promote their show. They would love your help as they increase their audience's attendance and gain more exposure for artists such as Kate. Please tell your friends and family about MN Original!