This Week Around the Department of Art
THURSDAY – JANUARY 12TH – “Nathan DiPietro: The Space Between Two Points” – Artist lecture 4PM Randall Hall 117, opening reception 5PM, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery
The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host a solo exhibition of recent paintings and a new virtual reality artwork by Nathan DiPietro. DiPietro is a Seattle-based artist and CWU alumni, who received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the Department of Art in 2003. DiPietro creates detailed landscape paintings using traditional egg tempera methods. His work combines pristine nature with references to commercial development and land management, revealing the tensions that exist between natural and man-made environments. The exhibit will also debut an interactive work titled Primary Clear Light that uses biofeedback to encourage stillness in the viewer. Visitors are invited to wear a virtual reality headset and immerse themselves in an imaginary landscape. Nathan DiPietro was a recipient of a 2016 Neddy Artist Award, one the largest monetary awards given to artists in the State of Washington. The Space Between Two Points will remain on display through February 5.
FRIDAY – JANUARY 13TH – The Red Sand Project: 12PM – SURC west entrance
The official beginning of the project, will take place at noon on Friday, January 13 at the west entrance to the SURC (near the Japanese garden entrance). Students from World Languages and Cultures will be joining the Student Art Club to spread red sand in cracks near the SURC as a way to bring awareness of the crisis of human trafficking to the attention of the university community. CWU’s Student Art Club has undertaken a year-long project, known as the Red Sand Project, to bring awareness of human trafficking to our campus and community. The Red Sand Project was begun by an artist in Houston, Texas and has spread nation-wide. Here is a link to the project’s web page:
ATTENTION ART STUDENTS!!!
THIS WEDNESDAY – STUDENT ART CLUB – 6:30PM – GALLERY ONE
SAC will be meeting at Gallery ONE on Wednesday Jan. 11th for a speaking event with Gallery One’s Executive Director Monica Miller and Exhibition & Publicity Coordinator Renee Adams.
Beginning January 19th, SAC will meet on Thursdays this quarter at 6:30PM in the Breezeway.
The Museum of Culture and Environment is accepting submissions to a Design Contest for the 2017 Salmon Run 5K/10K and Earth Day Family Festival. Visit http://www.cwu.edu/museum/ for details. Deadline: January 14, 2017.
Manastash Call for Submissions: January 4th - February 13th Free • Open to CWU Students The English Department is seeking talented writers, poets, photographers and artists to fill the pages of Manastash—CWU’s student-produced literary journal. This entirely student-produced journal is one of Central’s gems.
You can send in submissions online at http://manastash.submittable.com/submit until Monday, Feb. 13. Manastash accepts any kind of writing or art. For more information, contact Xavier Cavazos at firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Rachel Kirk's drawing "Holey Yellow Haze" is currently on display at the Evergreen Association of Fine Arts Juried Abstract Show at the EAFA Gallery in Kirkland, WA. There will be an awards ceremony and reception this Saturday, Jan. 14th from 5-8pm. Kirk's piece will be receiving the Jack Richeson & Co. Award. The show runs through Feb. 26.
Professor Kirk will give a talk entitled "Teaching in the Trenches" as part of a panel presentation at "Beyond the Core", the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) national conference on April 6th in Kansas City. The topic of the presentation is how full-time faculty can provide support for and ensure the success of graduate and part-time faculty.
Sarah Spurgeon Gallery Manager, Heather Horn Johnson had a conference presentation proposal accepted to the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG) conference June 22-25, at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum in Eugene, Oregon. Heather’s presentation is titled “Creative Solutions: Contemporary Exhibits for Small Academic Art Galleries.”
Professor David Bieloh was just notified by Graphis Inc. that 4 of his logo designs won Silver Awards and were selected for publication in the upcoming LogoDesign 9 & Letterhead 8 Hardcover Annual. Founded in Switzerland in 1944, Graphis is an international publisher of books on communication design, and presents and promotes the best submitted work from around the world in graphic design, advertising, photography and art/illustration each year in their annuals. In this year's competition a panel of international judges selected 377 logo designs from thousands of submitted entries. David is honored that 4 of his entries won awards in this highly regarded and extremely competitive international competition. David's winning designs can be viewed here. Just click on the "Americas" link, pick North America, and scroll down to the state of Washington: http://www.graphis.com/competition/logo-design-9/recent-winners/
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