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 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.
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.
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
In My Lifetime, a documentary film about nuclear weapons, will be be broadcast on select American Public Television stations at 10 pm EST on April 7, 2013, It features photos from Paul Shambroom's project "Face to Face With the Bomb", as well as an interview with Paul. (check link closer to the date for stations and local broadcast times.)
The third year grads are putting together a catalog for their MFA show and are fundraising to cover print costs. They have a super sweet Indiegogo campaign where you can get one of a kind artworks in exchange for funding their project! They have a top notch designer, Michael Aberman, designing the catalog and the wonderful Christina Schmid writing essays to accompany the work. They are hoping to make a great take-a-way piece to commemorate the show. Please help if you can! See the link below:
EJ Shin's documentary, Verita$: Everybody Loves Harvard,
Director: Shin Eun-jung (South Korea), is an 80-minute critical examination of Harvard's monumental but disquieting global power. This independent documentary examines Harvard's ties to US foreign policy and neoliberalism. It uses historical footage and interviews with many leading American intellectuals, including MIT professor Noam Chomsky and many Harvard professors.
Running Time: 80' 30"
Q & A following with George Katsiaficas, Professor, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts.
"The best and brightest" is how Harvard University is described today. People all over the world admire Harvard. But Harvard is not just an Ivory Tower. It is an organ of the American ruling class and has been very influential in U.S. foreign policy.
This documentary critically examines Harvard's historical role and its global impact. The director describes Harvard's traditional character in three key words: rich, white, and male. To demonstrate these points of view, the director followed Harvard's unknown history such as providing students as strikebreakers in the 1912 Bread and Rose strike and 1919 Boston police strike. It also analyzes conservative Harvard scientists' role promoting American Eugenics in the early 20th century which had deep impact on Nazi Germany.
After WW2, the US became the center of the world, and this change made an impact on all American universities. As a training ground for the international elite, Harvard has maintained close ties with the U.S. Government and provided crucial dimensions of state ideology, particularly during the Cold War. The expansion of Area Studies was a good example of universities serving for the government's agenda. From Marshall Plan to the anti-war movement in the 60s, the documentary follows strained moments of modern history connected to its impact on American universities.
However, the anti-war movement challenged Harvard, and it subsequently adapted neoliberal policies more focused on corporate management than defense management. Harvard's continuing global influence is monumental yet disquieting, as exemplified by its central role in the Russian aid scandal of the 1990s. The film also examines Harvard's neoliberal investment policy and its impact on the community as well.
This documentary questions what the real purpose of education should be. The title "VERITAS" means truth in Latin, and it is the motto of Harvard. But in reviewing their own history, the director questions the real meaning of truth and changes S into $ sign emphasizing the fact that Harvard has pursued money and power.
Shin Eun-jung was awarded the prize for best director of a documentary at the 2011 New York International Film Festival.
Monday Feb 18, 2013
In Flux space (E110)
Regis Center for Art
University of Minnesota
405 21st Ave. South
West Bank, Minneapolis
Info Session on Tuesday, February 19th noon to 1:30 in the Administrative Office conference room (E201 Regis).
Meet the instructor, learn what we have planned, and ask any questions you may have about this year's program.