Drew Peterson (UMN BFA '08, SAIC MFA '13)
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The U of M MFA Students are throwing a garage sale/open studio extravaganza on May 24th. Original artwork and supplies will be up for grabs for cheap cheap cheap. This is a great opportunity to see what the MFA students have been up to and see where the magic happens. Everything from printmaking to ceramics will be on view. Stop on by!
The studios will be open from 6 to 9pm on Friday, May 24, 2013; they are located in the Regis Center for Art on the West Bank campus (full address below).
Recent student achievements include:
Laura Bigger, Printmaking - Lone Collaborative Research Grant, 2013.
Kate Casanova, Sculpture - "City Pages Artist of the Year," The Beijing Film Academy Biennial, 2013.
Daniel Dean, Experimental Media Arts- The Minnesota Biennial, Soap Factory, The Beijing Film Academy Biennial, 2013.
Maggie Finlayson, Ceramics -Armory Art Center Residency, 9/2013-5/2014.
Jess Hirsch, Sculpture - The Minnesota Biennial, Soap Factory, 2013.
Terez Lacovino, Printmaking -Visiting Guest Lecturer, Houghton College, NY, Lone Collaborative Research Grant, 2013.
Ben Moren, Experimental Media Arts- The Minnesota Biennial, Soap Factory, The Beijing Film Academy Biennial, Blast Theory Residency, London. 2013.
Stefanie Motta, Photography - The Minnesota Biennial, Soap Factory, 2013.
University of Minnesota
Regis Art Center
405 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Bryn Gleason's recent photo intaglio work was accepted to the New York Society of Etchers, 3rd National Exhibition of Intaglio Prints. The exhibition will run May 20 - June 7th in New York City. Bryn's work is currently on view in the Nash Gallery as part of the Kaleidoscope BFA exhibition through May 18th.
The reception is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30 - 8:30 PM.
The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
The Faculty Scholarship Review Committee is pleased to announce the
Undergraduate Art Scholarship recipients for 2013-14.
Congratulations to the following Art students!
Zelda and Max Berman Scholarship:
- Mary Jane Mansfield
Gay M. Grossman Scholarship:
- Treeya Brooks
- Jennifer Peterson
Brown-MacKenzie Arts Scholarship:
- Blake Leigh
- Erin Sandsmark
- Charlie Sisson
Brown Mackenzie Arts Scholarship and Joel and Aja Ceramics Award:
- Kayla McDaniels
- Michael Nguyen
Sally Spencer Scholarship:
- Mackenzie Flom
- Emily Styles
Carter Prize in Oil Painting and Department of Art Scholarship:
- Jonathan Dedecker
Marjorie M. Finch Scholarship:
- Allison Ruby
Department of Art Scholarship:
- Kieran Abbott
- Austin Applequist
- Colleen Baillie
- Alissa Boehm
- Kristy Childress
- Karlee McCarron
- Megan O'Connell
- Matthew Sadler
- Laichee Yang
Exhibition of scholarship recipients' work will be up next fall, September 17 -28, in the Quarter Gallery.
Again, congratulations to the scholarship recipients for your hard work and dedication.
The Arts Board is looking for volunteers to review grant applications and advise the Arts Board on funding recommendations for FY 2014 for Arts Learning, Folk and Traditional Arts, and Minnesota Festival Support programs.
Individuals with experience as an artist, arts educator, arts administrator, teaching artist, folk and traditional artist, or arts festival organizer are highly encouraged to participate.
To find out more information on review panel dates, follow the link to the website.
To discuss these volunteer opportunities, contact Jan Nelson, advisory panel coordinator, at (651) 215-1608 and (800) 866-2787, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bell Museum Resident Artist Research Project offers artists an exclusive opportunity to engage with University researchers and scientific collections while exploring the application of art as a medium for interpreting science in the public realm.
Sonja Peterson employs motifs of common agricultural plants and animals, underground roots, spider webs, and vine-like growths to examine the global matrix of agricultural, financial, and environmental systems. Using traditional paper cutting, collage, and stencils, Peterson creates elaborate large-scale hanging papercuts that illustrate how the structural integrity of global systems lies in their interconnectivity: if elements disconnect, the entire system comes under threat of collapse.
Inspired by the writings of Michael Pollan, Richard Holmes, and many others, Peterson is currently interested in how the collection and trade of natural commodities like precious metals, plant-based dyes, spices, fruits, and animal furs have linked nature to the global banking system and interwoven cultures, economies, and ecological systems around the world. Visit Sonja Peterson online.
As you may know, the student group Freedom By Design is still looking for art donations for its annual Art Auction. This event works towards the collecting of art in order to raise money for the student group. The event is going to be held on April 16th and any donation will help. Their mission as a student group is:
Freedom By Design is a non-profit community service program that utilizes the talents of architecture students to radically impact the lives of people in their community through modest design and construction solutions. Vital modifications are made to enhance the homes of low-income and disabled individuals by addressing their struggles with everyday tasks such as bathing, ascending stairs and opening doors. Our priority is improving the safety, comfort, and dignity of the home's occupants. Freedom By Design (FBD) teaches students how to resolve accessibility issues while simultaneously providing them with the real world experience of working with a client, mentorship from a constructor, and an understanding of the practical impact of architecture and design.
Freedom By Design is looking for anybody willing to donate art (ceramics, painting, drawings, etc.) for the art auction this year. All the money made from donated art will go to AIAS and Freedom by Design and no profit will be made by the donors.
If you are interested in donating art for the cause, please bring your work to the Advising Office E223 in the Regis Art Building, DEADLINE APRIL 10. If you want more information about the event, want to know where to collect unsold art, or have questions about any other matters pertaining to the event, please contact Shane Cory at email@example.com.
Presented as part of Puppet Lab, a series of 4 new puppet performances.
I Have Filthy Habits follows two siblings and an explorer who cross paths inside a terrarium. Weather patterns and behavior trends emerge, as three performers follow their habits into unknown and unstable territories.
March 8, 8pm
March 9, 8pm
March 10, 3pm
Professor Clarence Morgan will open his solo exhibition at University of North Carolina, Asheville with a lecture and reception on Friday, February 8. Images of Wonder will be on view through March 4.
Great coverage of his show can be found here:
For more information, visit art.unca.edu or call 828.251.6559.
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts is looking for arts supporters, both students and art enthusiasts, to attend Arts Advocacy Day on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the State Capital. Minnesota's Arts Advocacy Day is a fun, free event where you get together with other arts advocates from across the state to speak with legislators about the importance of the arts in your district.
MCA is a statewide advocacy organization that works to ensure all people have access to and opportunity in the arts.
This session, the state Legislature is facing a $1 billion budget deficit. The next two years of arts funding is on the line. Your legislators need to hear from you that grants are being well spent and benefiting your campus, your community, and our state. Your best opportunity to do this is at Arts Advocacy Day 2013 on March 7.
More information about Arts Advocacy Day can be found here: http://www.mncitizensforthearts.org/events/advocacyday/
You can help by:
- attending Arts Advocacy Day. RSVP at: http://www.facebook.com/l/kAQEhXFkBAQHN0zil9_vPZdcxAnAjx0MHB1J9-sP6iuwp0A/www.mncitizensforthearts.org/events/advocacyday/
- posting informational flyers
- spreading the word to everyone!
- sharing info about Advocacy Day on your Facebook page and Twitter feed or any other social network site
Please direct questions to Aubre Suttle, Campus Arts Advocate, at 651-251-0686 or firstname.lastname@example.org