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May 28, 2007

Jonathan Lasker


Jonathan Lasker in his studio, Emily Snyder on the left. (clwc)

For the first 21 days group event we visited Jonathan Lasker in his studio. (May 22 10:00 a.m.) He was extremely generous with his time and answered all of our questions. He also gave each of us a signed hard copy book of an exhibition of his work.

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http://www.brooklynrail.org/2007/4/art/lasker-april profile/works/cv/reviews/press releases/ essays

Sonja Peterson found it! (clwc)
Students waiting to meet with Lasker. (clwc)
Jonathan Lasker in his studio. (clwc)
Lasker again with a current painting. (clwc)
from sperone westwater gallery. this is an excellent place to start:
article about abstract painting from last issue of Art news:

Printed Matter

Sam Hoolihan and Tim Roby at Printed Matter (clwc)

We met Max Schumannat Printed Matter in Chelsea for a talk and tour on Thursday, May 31st at 1pm.
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Max Schumann, Drew Peterson, Sam Hoolihan and
Emily Snyder (clwc)
Max Schollett (clwc)
Sam Hoolihan and Tim Roby (clwc)
Emily Snyder and Lora Stoyanova (clwc)

Materials for the Arts

Entire class at Materials for the Arts. (clwc)

http://www.mfta.org/ We met on May 23 1:30 pm at Materials for the Arts.
33-00 Northern Boulevard, 3rd Floor Long Island City, NY 11101
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Harriet Taub, Director Materials for the Arts. (clwc)
Tim Roby and Travis Freeman. (clwc)
Drew Peterson and Kasey Miklik at MFTA. (clwc)
Gail Heidel finds a bag. (clwc)
Drew Peterson, Josie Lewis, Sonja Peterson,
Lora Stoyanova, Elizabeth Jeffries left to right.
Sam Hoolihan and Tim Roby at MFTA. (clwc)
Professor Andréa Stanislav at MFTA. (clwc)
Instructor MFTA. (clwc)
Sonja Peterson and Travis Freeman creating with material.
Max Schollett. (clwc)
Emily Snyder. (clwc)
Sam Hoolihan and Katie Hart. (clwc)
Sonja and Travis again. (clwc)
Travis and cones of silence. (clwc)

Since 1978, Materials for the Arts has provided thousands of New York City's arts and cultural organizations, public schools and community arts programs with the supplies they need to run and expand their programs. Materials are gathered from companies and individuals that no longer need them and redistributed to the artists and educators that do. In the process, hundreds of tons are removed from the waste stream every year and kept out of landfills, helping to sustain our environment and promote reuse and waste reduction. MFTA helps artists realize their visions, provides students with a richer educational experience and furnishes businesses and individuals with a simple and efficient way to enhance the cultural life of their city.
The success of MFTA and its programming would not be possible without the participation of material donors throughout the metropolitan area. If you are interested in donating your unwanted reusable items to MFTA please visit our Donor page or call 718.729.3001 ext. 207.

Artists Space

Andréa Stanislav, Dean Lozow and Mauricio Arango. (clwc)

Met with artist Mauricio Arango, who is part of the Whitney Independent Study Program 2007, to discuss the exhibition he is part of at Artists Space. 38 Greene Street 3rd floor. http://www.artistsspace.org/
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Katie Hart at Artists Space. (clwc)
Sam Hoolihan and Emily Snyder. (clwc)
Andréa Stanislav, Dean Lozow and Mauricio Arango. (clwc)
Tim Roby, Elizabeth Jeffries, Sam Hoolihan,
and Injoo Whang. (clwc)
Artists, Injoo Whang and Anne Jin Soo Preston. (clwc)
Max Schollett. (clwc)
Josie Lewis and Travis Freeman. (clwc)
Lora Stoyanova and Mauricio Arango. (clwc)

One of the first alternative spaces in New York, Artists Space
was founded in 1972 to support contemporary artists working
in the visual arts, including video, electronic media, performance,
architecture and design. The mission of Artists Space is to
encourage experimentation, diversity and dialogue in contemporary
arts practice, provide an exhibition space for new art and artists,
and foster an appreciation for the vital role that artists play in our

Exit Art

Sarah Ryhanen, Sam Hoolihan and Justin Stewart (clwc)

Visited Exit Art on May 29 at 12:00 and met with Sarah Ryhanen. http://www.exitart.org/site/pub/main/index.html Exit Art / 475 Tenth Ave New York, NY 10018 T. 212 966 7745
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Kasey Miklik and Lora Stoyanova (clwc)
Emily Snyder and Sam Hoolihan (clwc)
Andréa Stanislav, Justin Stewart and Gail Heidel (clwc)
Katie Hart (clwc)
Drew Peterson (clwc)
Max Schollett, Drew Peterson, Sarah
Ryhanen, Sam Hoolihan and Justin
Stewart. (clwc)

Exit Art is an interdisciplinary laboratory for contemporary
culture that explores the rich diversity of voices that continually
shape art and ideas. Since its founding in 1982 by curator
Jeanette Ingberman and artist Papo Colo, Exit Art has presented
the work of over 2,500 artists and has grown from a pioneering
alternative art space, bringing attention to the work of
under-recognized artists, into a model cultural center for the
21st century. With a substantial reputation for curatorial
innovation and depth of programming in diverse media, Exit Art's
exhibitions, performances and programs respond to culturally
resonant themes, empowering artists to redefine their artistic
sensibility. Exit Art is internationally recognized for its unmatched
spirit of inventiveness and consistent ability to anticipate the newest
tendencies in the culture. A place where different disciplines and
audiences converge and cross-pollinate, Exit Art is a key site for
excavating the unwritten histories of contemporary art and culture.

Anthology Film Archive

Jonas Mekas at Anthology. (SP)

May 24 from 1:00-3:00 met with Jonas Mekas Founder and John Mhiripiri Director of Anthology Film Archive.

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John Mhiripiri at Anthology. (SP)
Travis Freeman, Emily Snyder, Sam Hoolihan, Elizabeth Jeffries, Drew Peterson, Gail Heidel, Max Schollett and Tim Roby in the Maya Deren Theater. (SP)

Anthology Film Archives is an international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video with a particular focus on American independent and avant-garde cinema and its precursors found in classic European, Soviet and Japanese film.

In addition to being a public movie theater, Anthology is a film museum, archive, research library, and art gallery. After 35 years in existence, Anthology remains the only non-profit organization of this type in New York.

Plane Space

Exterior detail, interior gallery Plane Space.

Met with Chad MacDermid. 102 Charles Street
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Emily Snyder plus other students. (clwc)
Chad MacDermid speaking to students.
Students with Andréa. (clwc)
Chad MacDermid + students. (clwc)

Plane Space opened on August 28, 2002 in an 1855 firehouse in Manhattan's
Greenwich Village. Founded by Bryson Brodie and Chad MacDermid, the gallery
mission has been to show the most engaging contemporary art being created
today. Designed by the New York-based firm Deborah Berke & Partners
Architects LLP,the 1,300 square foot ground floor gallery has housed 39
exhibitions to date.

The Drawing Center

Sam Hoolihan sends a fax outside the Drawing Center. (clwc)

Met with Nina Katchadourian May 22 at 2pm at The Drawing Center.
http://www.ninakatchadourian.com http://www.drawingcenter.org/
35 Wooster St., New York, NY 10013 nr. Grand St. 212-219-2166
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Left to right, Justin Stewart, Beth Jeffries and Gail Heidel at
the Drawing Center. (clwc)
Nina Katchadourian (clwc)
Nina Katchadourian and Sonja Peterson on right. (clwc)

The Drawing Center has been a unique and dynamic part
of New York City's cultural life since 1977. The only
not-for-profit institution in the country to focus on the
exhibition of drawings, it was established to demonstrate
the significance and diversity of drawings throughout
history, to juxtapose work by master figures with work by
emerging and under-recognized artists, and to stimulate
public dialogue on issues of art and culture.



Steven Rand and Baci. (clwc)

We visited Steven Rand founder of Apexart 10:00 a.m. May 30.
http://www.stevenrand.info/ http://www.apexart.org/
291 Church Street (between Walker and White)
New York, NY 10013 USA tel. +212 431 5270
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Andréa Stanislav, Steven Rand and Lora Stoyanova (clwc)

Founded in 1994, by artist Steven Rand, apexart is a 501(c)(3) not for profit contemporary visual arts organization based in New York City with an exhibition space, an international residency, various ongoing public programs, and a conference series. Known primarily for our compelling exhibition program, we are committed to cultural and intellectual diversity with a focus on contextualizing international contemporary art and culture. apexart’s focus is on ideas, and our programs and printed materials are intended to encourage thought and commentary and to stimulate public dialogue about contemporary art, enriching the cultural landscape of New York City.


Art in General

Travis Freeman, Tim Roby and Mariela the gallery assistant at Art in General. (clwc)

Art in General 5/30/2007 at 5 P.M. http://www.artingeneral.org/
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Drew Peterson, Tim Roby, Justin Stewart
and Travis Freeman. (clwc)
Lora Stoyanova (clwc)
Travis Freeman (clwc)


May 27, 2007

Sonja Peterson

email: sonja@umn.edu
web: http://www.sonjapete.com
"Ozymandias" an installation created on site for the class by Sonja Peterson

detail of Ozymandias

The colossal wreck of Ozymandais

cheryl wilgren clyne


"nearly snow" digital video part of an installation project

artist resume

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As an artist and filmmaker, the complexity of childhood pulls me in for another look. For several years I have investigated the idea of self as it is constructed through language and communication in early childhood. This study continues. In my newest work, I have discovered the distortion that occurs with childhood revisited. Bearing in mind the power of costumes, rituals, and environments, narratives develop around the relationship these have to my subjects. My own experiences are measured throughout these assessments.

Some of my digital video projects also include a wide range of environmental examinations. These focus on the influence of the day-to-day and profound effects of what we take in mostly unaware.

R. Justin Stewart

email: rjustins@gmail.com
web: http://www.rjustin.com




Katie Hart

Max Schollett

Drew Peterson

Elizabeth Jeffries

Tim Roby

Lora Madjar

Josie Lewis

Emily Snyder

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Kasey Miklik

May 26, 2007

Andréa Stanislav

Andréa Stanislav

Travis T Freeman

email: freem278@umn.edu

Sam Hoolihan

Contact: samhoolihan@hotmail.com and hool0005@umn.edu

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Sheet Music For Green-Wood (image Sam Hoolihan)
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groovy inverse (image Sam Hoolihan)

May 25, 2007

Gail Heidel



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2008 M.F.A. Candidate University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Ceramics

1995 B.F.A. University of Connecticut Studio Art
2005 Post-Baccalaureate University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Ceramics


2008 M.F.A. Thesis Show, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota,
Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

2007 Untitled 6, Soo Visual Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (juried)
21 Days, NYCAMS, New York, NY
Beijing Film Academy Exhibition and Exchange, Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China,
(screening/collaborative video with Jennifer Rogers)
Deconstructing DPCI 79/4/782, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities,
Minneapolis, MN (screening/collaborative video with Jennifer Rogers)
Scholarship Show, Quarter Gallery, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, Twin
Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Accidental Nexus, Wilson Library, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

2006 7, Boiler Room, Minneapolis, MN (collaborative installation with Jennifer Rogers) Praxis/Practice, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota,
Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Construct ‘n’ Strut, Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis,
MN (collaborative performance with Target Corporation and Jennifer Rogers)
Fresh Works, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Narrative Beyond Words, Wilson Library, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis,
Scholarship Show, Quarter Gallery, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, Twin
Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Galex 40, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL (juried)

2005 Fresh Works, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Recent Work- UMASSD Post-Baccalaureate Student Show, One Johnny Cake Hill Gallery, New
Bedford, MA
Three Person Show, Experimental Space, Department of Art, University of Massachusetts
Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA

2004 Glass Case Show, Group 6, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA

2003 Gail Heidel, Lynne Lerner, Elizabeth Zawada, 1st Floor Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery,
New York, NY
Made in Clay, Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY (invitational)
GHP Member’s Exhibition, Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY

2002 Made in Clay, Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY (invitational) GHP Member’s Exhibition, Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY
2001 GHP Member’s Exhibition, Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY
2000 GHP Member’s Exhibition, Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY
1999 Staff Art Show, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1998 Celebration of the Arts, Atonement Gallery, Wyomissing, PA
1995 School of Fine Arts Senior Show, Harriet Jorgensen Art Gallery, University of Connecticut,
Storrs, CT
School of Fine Arts Scholarship Show, Atrium Gallery, Department of Art, University of
Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Senior Project, The Pit, Solo Show, Department of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Awards and Publications

2007 Graduate Research Partnership Fellowship with Andrea Stanislav, Department of Art,
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Brown-MacKenzie Arts Scholarship, Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities,
Minneapolis, MN

2006 Grand Award, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL
Brown-MacKenzie Arts Scholarship, Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities,
Minneapolis, MN

2005 Joel & Aja Ceramics Award, Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities,
Minneapolis, MN

2002 Time Out New York, Issue 376/377, December 12-26, photograph

2000 Work Study Grant from the Mary B. Bishop/Francis S. Merrit Scholarship Fund, Haystack
Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Island, ME Madeline Sadin Memorial Scholarship, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY

1995 Liberty Bank Prize, School of Fine Arts, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

1994 New England Scholar, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT


Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL

Current Employment

2006-08 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
Digital Content Library Fellow Research Assistant

2005-08 Teaching Assistant, Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN

Tammy Stone

Max Schollett, Elizabeth Jeffries, Kasey Miklik, and Tammy Stone.

Studio visit with artist at NYCAMS with Tammy Stone. http://www.re-title.com/artists/Tammy-Stone.asp
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Tammy Stone projects

Elizabeth Jeffries, Kasey Miklik, Tammy Stone
and Lora Stoyanova

May 18, 2007

Troy Williams

-Troy Williams photographer-
"i want to know what love is (i want you to show
he will visit Friday June 1st at 2pm at NYCAMS-
(we will already be there for Tammy Stone at



Little Cakes

-Little Cakes gallery Friday, June 1st at 5pm
Hanna said it will be a tight fit for all of us
in her small gallery so be prepared to squish,
also- she has a dog and two cats for those
with allergies.



general info for the class

these are note from Dean-

Studio at 44 West 28th Street

Access to the studio is 24 hr with a doorman Monday thru Friday -- no doorman on weekends -- guests must be met at street level on Saturday and Sunday to be let in.

DO NOT let in unfamiliar people on the weekends when receiving your guests.

There will be 24 hour access on June 8th for clean up after the opening.
There are 22 studio spaces, each are 6x8, a full kitchen and the entire space is Wi Fi -- there is also a crit room that is 15x20.

For the purpose of the invitation -- the space is on the 7th floor. John Silva (Director of the NYCAM space) says that the space has a lot of windows and is very nice and that here’s a view of the Empire State building to the northeast.

John also says the space is secure but to use common sense and not leave items in plain view. We might want to reserve judgement on that during the 1st week when Brooklyn College is in the Gallery and sharing a common bathroom.

There is no woodshop access -- due to liability issues -- this was stipulated by UMN and by Bethel College who operate the space.
There is one video projector for our use.
Computer/digital facility access is not included in our rental agreement.

If we work collaboratively, we can easily bring 30+ tools to obviate the need to buy tools we already own. There will be no tools for our use in the studio space.

Check with your airline to see what the weight/and carry on limits are to avoid an upcharge.
Packages can not be received until we take possession of the space on 5/21/07 -- be aware that receipt of packages is much more complicated in NYC than in any other US city -- think of it as a European shipping experience -- and note the rules sent by John Silva regarding the freight elevator.

Be prepared to set aside an entire day to receive your package -- or -- have it held for pickup if the shipper has location nearby and move it by cab.

We have responsibility for trash in the studio space and and need to follow the rules.
John Sivis would like to meet with us on Tuesday the 22nd -- to welcome us to the space -- this should be possible between Tuesday’s appointments as the studio is lo-cated between the a.m. and p.m. appointments.

University of Minnesota MAY 21-JUNE 10 2007
The following rules are to be abided by all students and staff workers at all times, under
any circumstances, according to the CVA building and NYCAMS guidelines. Failure to
do so will result in LIMITED access to the space:
-ALL Items brought into the building must also be removed at the end of the
rental agreement
-ALL art supplies, boxes or other large items larger than a shopping bag
must be brought in/out through the freight elevator entrance at 50 West 28
Street between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
After 5 p.m., items must be brought in up the passenger elevator in regular
sized packages and bags
-ALL trash, except Paper and Cardboard must be deposited in Black bags,
paper and cardboard (colored and white) must be placed in Clear bags.
These can be purchased from 727 Hardware on W24 and 6Av
-ONLY Toilet paper may be thrown into the toilet bowl to prevent any risk
of clogging due to the age and size of the pipes
-Nothing, including string or clip lights may be attached to the fire sprinkler
system or electrical lines
-The walls must remain flat white upon leaving the space (Benjamin Moore
Decorator’s White-Flat) The WOOD floor cannot be drilled into or changed
in any way, as well as any alterations to the wall
-NO ONE may stay overnight in the studio under a ny circumstances
-The Kitchen equipment may only be used for preparing food, not in the
studio in any way
-NO ALCOHOL or TABACCO/DRUGS may be consumed in the space -
The University of Minnesota will be in the STUDIO portion ONLY. YOU
will share the restroom facility with Brooklyn College through May 29
-NO SIGNAGE may be placed down in the lobby even on weekends
If you have any questions please contact John Silvis: 646.642.8291

May 9, 2007