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Newsletter - 12/06
Friday, December 6, 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019
BFA Thesis shows, as well as other student shows, are happening now! Read more under the Events tab below.
Studio Application information for spring 2020 has been sent to undergraduate's UMass email. The deadline to apply is 5 pm, Monday, December 9.
Current studio holders need to reapply. Thesis students have priority.
The Fine Arts Center 4th floor will be closed for renovations until fall 2020, so be sure to remove all of your items from the lockers and classrooms, or risk losing them. There are signs posted throughout both the SAB and FAC, as well as emails going out to students UMass email accounts.
Architecture Across the Globe: The Photographs of Walter Denny
This gallery exhibits 24 architectural photographs of Professor Walter Denny that showcases his travels across the world. Twelve structures will be shown, each with a wide-angle and telephoto lens.
Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
GreenBaum Gallery, 302 Elm House in Honors College
A Window Into my World
An installation on self expression and conversation, related to her independent study course. Guests are invited to participate and share their experiences.
December 6 - 8
Reception: Saturday, December 7, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Lee Edwards Gallery
Studio Arts Building
Wrong Answer: Examining Stakeholder Voices in High Stakes Testing
What's race got to do with high stakes testing?
Bibiana Medkova, MFA candidate in the Department of Art, is doing Lighting Design for this play by Darius Taylor. What would you change about standardized testing to make it better for all? Wrong Answer: Examining Stakeholder Voices in High Stakes Testing is an art-based intervention that highlights the challenges with testing in the black and brown communities who all too often fall victim to detrimental outcomes for being at the lower end of the educational achievement gap. Join them in a theater experience that reimagines current testing practices and develops action steps to incite equitable change in society.
Friday, December 6 & Saturday, December 7, 6:30 pm
New Africa House Studio
Tickets are free!
"As If" - BFA Thesis Show
Artist statement: "Based on the photo, the painting depicts the childhood me in a certain reality. However, beyond the reality, I present an optimistic fantasy for the little girl in the picture. My painting is a suppositional way to fulfill and demonstrate a childlike fantasy. The idea is to bring out the possible goodness and joy of the scene. The sculpture is my solution to incomplete memories of my childhood. They are baby-size statues of four hybrid pieces of animal features on the human body. They represent good personalities and qualities I can recall from my youth. The archetype of the chosen animals are based on fables and folk tales I learned
when I was young."
December 9 - 13
Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 11, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Herter Art Gallery
"Reveal" - BFA Thesis Show
Reveal is a BFA Thesis show that explores the relationship I have with comforting and special, yet fragile memories. Consisting of nine images printed on individual sheets of semi-sheer fabric, I use the photographic process of solar printing to bring my memories to light.
December 9 - 13
Reception: Wednesday, December 11, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Herter Art Gallery
December 5 - 8, 12:00 - 6:00 pm: Applying the whimsical number “101” to various facets of the event, this 101-hour project (4.20 days) will feature 101 artworks by artists who have exhibited in some of our past exhibitions as well as works from their own collections. All art is priced at $101 and below! If you’re a collector or simply looking for a gift for someone, this is where you’ll find it.
December 7, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm: Performances by giants in the field will be presented in festival format over the course of 10.1 hours. Avery Sharpe, Evelyn Harris, Jason Robinson, Wayne Smith, Olivia and Thulani Davis, Matt Stamell, Jo Sallins, Arctic Moth and Jamatan Abina. As a bonus local musicians, whether professional or students, can bring their instruments and plan to play music with world renown bassist Avery Sharpe. He’s welcoming all musicians at every level to sit in!
December 8, 12:00 - 6:00 pm: Come buy some art,
get tarot or numerology reading with Brya Lee (12 -3 pm) or a
massage with Gretchen Wetherby, LMT (3-6 pm)
December 5 - 8
156 Main St, Greenfield, MA
December 10 - 17
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 10, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Student Union Art Gallery
Bartlett Hall Rm 310
Features new digital print art, animation, storyboard art, and concept art works by Juniors and Seniors participating in the UMASS Department of Art’s Fall 2020 Jr/Sr Seminar and BFA Thesis Animation course. The screening starts at 6pm sharp, with a reception to follow.
Participating artists: Chloe Bordeau, Kayla Correa, Jazzy Kophengnavong, Vivian Nguyen, Stephen Bennett, Elizabeth Brown, and David Osgood.
December 12, 6:00 pm
Herter Auditorium, Room 231
Reception: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
UMass Amherst: May in Italy
Venice, Florence, Rome
Art and Culture in Italy, Art 792
Earn 6 credits in this spring semester course, with an opportunity to experience
the art and culture of Italy.
Tentative Travel Dates: May 12 - May 26, 2020
For more information, contact Jana Silver: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chaehee Yoon and Xuan Pham
continues in the Commons @ SAB until finished, on Fridays, 12 - 4 pm.
Leonardo Drew: Cycles
From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
through December 8
through Dec 8
Featuring work by Cynthia Consentino
Newport Art Museum
through December 31
Draw The Line
Shona Macdonald, Michele Lauriat & more
The Art Complex Museum
Through January 12, 2020
5C Film and Media Studies: Undergraduate Conference
Call for Submissions
We invite applicants who are interested in presenting scholarly work they have done in and around Film and Media Studies. This material might come from a final paper in a class, an independent study, or a senior thesis—even one that will still be in progress at the time of the conference. We encourage submissions on any form of media (film, television, radio, video games, podcasts, Internet media, etc.) and welcome a variety of approaches (textual analysis, historical studies, explorations of archiving and curating, critical interventions presented in a creative format such as a videographic essay or digital platform, etc.).
Please note, however, that this is not a venue for showing student films
and other forms of media production.
Deadline: December 16
Learn more about the 5C Conference Submission process.
Holly Freedman from Ultimate Exposures is looking for student help between the hours of 10 am - 5 pm on December 16 - 20 while she takes cap and gown portraits! Portraits take place in the Campus Center and helpers are compensated. If interested, please contact Holly at email@example.com
The Annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition
Call for Submissions
The Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee invites artists to submit work that visualizes the ideas, complexities, and cultural significance of iconic Appalachian musician Dolly Parton for Dolly: P/N 35 National Juried Art Exhibition, to be held in Slocumb Galleries from February 18 - March 13.
Deadline for Submission: Friday, December 20
Notification: Monday, January 27