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Head-Face, 2012, Acrylic on Canvas, 96 x 72 inches


Eric's Trip, curated by Cynthia Daignault and Mark Loiacono.
June 28 - August 1, 2014

Lisa Cooley
107 Norfolk Street
New York, New York 10002

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UMN Major: Studies in Cinema & Media Culture, Minors: Art and Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature
Graduation Year: Spring 2013

MFA in Filmmaking, New York University

See her work here.

Vanished Landscapes
European Life, Landscapes, and Architecture before the First World War

Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at Andersen Library
Reception: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Remarks by Christopher Cardozo at 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition on view June 9 - September 17, 2014

Join us to celebrate a stunning collection of photochroms donated by world-renowned expert Christopher Cardozo.

Photochroms-a photographic form of chromolithography that produces colorized images from black-and-white negatives-were immensely popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Millions of prints were produced depicting thousands of scenes from around the world.

Christopher Cardozo, a world-renowned expert, exhibitor, and donor of thousands of photochroms to the University Libraries shares his expertise in this display of images from a lost world.

This exhibit is co-curated by Christopher Cardozo and Tim Johnson, Curator, Special Collections & Rare Books / E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections.

Exhibit design by Darren Terpstra, Archives and Special Collections.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Learn more about Vanished Landscapes and RSVP.

You may already know that Prof. Jan Estep is a multi-talented artist, but did you also know that she received her Ph.D. in Philosophy before getting her MFA?

Check out an interview with Jan in which she discusses her early days in philosophy, her artistic transition and how she has continued to incorporate her two passions in her current work.

Click here to read the interview!

Figure Ground
Eleanor Harwood Gallery
1295 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

January 10th - February 8th

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Curatorial Statement

A figure/ground relationship is the interaction between the figure (the foreground) and the ground (the background). Whether it's being used to describe text (the figure) on a piece of paper (the ground), or the person reading (the figure) and their environment (the ground), art needs both a subject and a context in order to have meaning.

Ranging from large acrylic paintings on canvas, to small graphite drawings on printer paper, these four distinct artists create whimsical narratives using bright colors and playful mark making. The paintings embrace their abnormalities and imperfections to explore the figure, humor, and the distortion and manipulation of the world their pictures live in.

ON the ToWn with Chris Larson

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Opening Reception: Prima Materia and BA commencement exhibition
Come and celebrate our BFA's and BA students!
Commencement Exhibition
Quarter Gallery
BFA's Candice Hafalia-Yackel, Mark Kuntz, Casey Pearson, Katie Petri

Friday, December 6, 2013
Public Program 5:30 PM in InFlux
Reception 6:00 PM in Quarter Gallery and Regis


Opening at SooVac

Untitled exhibition (featuring Miranda Brandon, Edie Overturf and Jon Mahnke)

Opening reception 6-9pm
http://www.soovac.org


Opening reception: Power Lines
Thomas Barry Fine Arts Gallery
Friday December 6th, 6-8:30pm
Power Lines is an exhibition that looks back to a generation of artists who individually and collectively pursued a
style of art making that featured series of lines and other forms of geometry to create illusions, optic responses,
systems and networks. The common interests among these artists from the United States and Europe were the
concepts and manifestos that launched historic movements such as Op Art and related geometric abstraction.
http://www.thomasbarry.com/news-events-upcoming.php

Upcoming, mark your calendars....
Midway Contemporary Art
Julia Rometti and Victor Costales
Opening Reception: Friday, December 13 from 6-8pm
http://www.midwayart.org/index.php

Call for entries! The Third Annual Edina Film Festival, November 7th - 9th, 2013 at Landmark's Edina Cinema, is holding a poster contest for Minnesota artists to join in creatively celebrating the event. The winning entry will be awarded a $250 prize and will be featured in Festival publicity, promotional materials and program guide.

Renowned book author and illustrator Nancy Carlson, an Edina resident, will judge the contest.

All entries must project a cinema theme and include Festival dates and location. Entries, limit one per artist, must be accompanied by a registration form and $10 fee. Submissions are due at the Edina Art Center, 4701 W. 64th St., Edina 55435, by 7 pm August 5th, 2013. For entry forms, guidelines and contest details, please visit www.edinafilmfestival.com

The winning entry will be announced August 19th.

The Edina Film Festival benefits the Edina Art Center.

Media Contact: Kitty O'Dea at kodea.mn@gmail.com or 952-922-1165

The City of Dubuque, Iowa, announces the selection of 10 works of outdoor sculpture for the 2013 Art on the River Exhibition. In its eighth year, the temporary public art exhibit drew 79 entries from 47 artists from 18 states and one foreign country (Vienna, Austria).
The works will be installed in front of the Grand River Center and along the Mississippi Riverwalk at the Port of Dubuque in July 2013, with an opening event set for Thursday, July 11, at 5:00 p.m. at the Grand River Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The following sculptures were chosen for this highly competitive exhibit through a blind judging process:

  • "Conscious of Her Shores," by Jason Lowrey of Williamsburg, Virginia, is a marble, limestone and iron sculpture showing how people interact with one another.
  • "Moving Compass," by Kristin Thielking and Keven Brunett of Stevens Point, Wis., uses iron wheels and glass to show a disrupted journey and finding one's way when life is out of balance.
  • "Interstellar Naught," by Jeff Boshart of Charleston, Ill., is a steel modular structure that will be built on site.
  • "Quarks VI and Quarks VII," by Guy Bellaver of St. Charles, Ill., are colorful sculptures inspired by the proton-antiproton collider at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois.
  • "River Boat Bench," by Don Lawler of Stephensport, Ky., recalls a barge slowing turning in the current of the Mississippi River.
  • "Cone Flower Cluster," by Bounnak Thammavong of Swisher, Iowa, is an abstract representation of cone flowers with solar powered lighting.
  • "Steel Inverted Arch," by Kenneth Thompson of Blissfield, Mich., is sculpted from steel and limestone to illustrate form and how negative space defines it.
  • "Prairie Walker," by James Johnson of Charleston, Ill., evokes the artist's experiences with wide expanses of desert and prairie.
  • "The Human Shadow," by Jessica Teckemeyer of Dubuque, Iowa, is a bronze cast sculpture representing a newborn white tail deer in the shadow of a wolf.

Art on the River is part of the Dubuque City Council's Arts and Culture initiative. Working in conjunction with the arts and cultural affairs advisory commission, the Dubuque Museum of Art and a volunteer committee made up of artists, educators and city staff, the City has identified highly visible locations at the Port of Dubuque to display selected artwork. The Port of Dubuque is a 90-acre riverfront campus which features the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, Grand River Center conference center, Grand Harbor Resort and WaterPark, Diamond Jo Casino, Port of Dubuque Marina, historic Dubuque Star Brewery, and Dubuque Shot Tower.

A panel of three credentialed jurors reviews the artist applications and makes a recommendation to the commission and the city council on the selection of artwork. Jurors for the 2013-2014 exhibit were:

  • Seth Myers, conceptual artist and assistant professor of art and communication at Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Sean O'Harrow, executive director of the University of Iowa Art Museum, Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Laura Primozic, artist and instructional technician at Illinois State University in Normal, Ill.

The 2012-2013 Art on the River Exhibit, consisting of 10 works of sculpture, will be on exhibit through June 30, 2013. All of the sculptures are for sale and can be installed in both indoor and outdoor areas. The exhibit is free, can be viewed sunrise to sunset year-round, and is accessible. To vote for your favorite, go to www.cityofdubuque.org/artontheriver2012. For additional information, please contact Jan Stoffel at janstoff@cityofdubuque.org or call 563-690-6064

Mark Hermanson is looking for an artist to produce a book cover illustration. The book is non-fiction (biographical) and the theme of the cover is the Gemini astrological sign (the title of the book is "A Gemini's Bitter Split"). Mark and the person who is the subject of the book have seen a basic design that could be the basis for the drawing.

Here are some basic details about the project:

-Mark is in Minneapolis until 19 July and would like to have the work finished by then, if possible.

-The size of the finished product should be in small book format (or can be reduced to that size), or A5 paper size (210 mm high x 148 mm wide).

If you are interested, more of the details will be discussed later with you.

For more information or contact information, email Mark at markhermanson@me.com or mark.hermanson@unis.no.
Or call at (267)-207-7895

The University is looking for someone as a new assistant professor in Ceramics for the coming 2012-2014 school year.
The University Employment system has recently posted the Ceramics position, so applicants can start applying.

Interested persons can be directed to https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=110965 for more information on the duties and qualifications, and application for the position.