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Newsletter - 1/6
Monday, January 6, 2020
Monday, January 6, 2020
Artwork is by MFA candidate Abbey Paccia, as part of final reviews.
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 student's UMass email accounts.
Reminder, EH&S mandatory training will take place Friday, January 24, SAB 240, for new undergrad studio holders. Anyone planning to use the laser cutter in the spring 20 semester, must have laser training. Laser training will take place on the 24th, along with EH&S training. Any questions, contact Sandy Hay at email@example.com.
Angela Ferraiolo, Asha Tamirisa, Jenny Vogel and Elise Giardina Papa
Cummings Arts Center Galleries
Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology
January 21 - February 21, 2020
Gallery talk: February 6, 4:15-5:OOpm
Reception: February 6, 5:00-6:OOpm
Admission is free and open to the public.
Selfportrait Paintings: - Nancy Johnson
Release the Moorings: Christine Texiera
Excogitation: Sloan Tomlinson
Three exhibitions will take place at Hampden Gallery, Including a show featuring the work Christine Texiera, Release the Moorings, who will offer a paint workshop on Sunday, 2/9. Register below.
Show Dates: January 26 - February 28
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 26, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pour and More: A one day workshop led by Christine Texiera:
Sunday, February 9, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Learn Christine’s paint pouring technique, how to prepare a panel, mix paint & mediums, pour and complete a painting. Materials will be provided however participants are encouraged to bring in additional acrylic paints that they may have. Free but space is limited.
Register for Pour and More
Roni Horn, Pi, 1997-98 (detail). Forty-five Iris-printed photographs on Sommerset satin paper, framed. All artwork © Roni Horn Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
University Museum of Contemporary Art
For more than forty years, American artist Roni Horn has developed a richly diverse practice that spans drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, and books. Exploring wide-ranging topics including human identity, ecology, landscape, weather, and language, Horn’s work intermingles material and context, complicating relationships between object, subject, and viewer in the process.
January 31 - April 26
Opening Reception: January 30, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
4:30 - 5:30 pm Roni Horn in Conversation with Raymond S. Bradley (University Distinguished Professor, Geosciences Department; Director of the Climate System Research Center) and Julie Brigham-Grette
Beyond Planet Earth
Anne LaPrade Seuthe
“Whatever lies Beyond Planet Earth
we would be well served to leave behind what doesn’t work, salvage what does work, and accept the varieties of people and species that are stronger and more sustainable for the sum of their differences.”
This provocative statement as well as a highly personalized aesthetic reflect the artist’s breadth of experience.
February 3 - 24
Opening Reception: Monday, February 3, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Augusta Savage Gallery
New work by Department of Art faculty
Mahwish Chishty, Copper Giloth, and Jeff Kasper
On view: February 5 - 26
More details to follow!
Procheta Mukherjee Olson, Everything You Need Is Here, 2016. Oil on Panel, 9 x 3 in.
Procheta Mukherjee Olson
noun: palimpsest; plural noun: palimpsests
a manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain.
"I grew up in Calcutta, a city that used to be the capital of the British Empire in India. Much of the city’s history, most visibly experienced in its architecture, is marked by its relationships with a multitude of cultures that either lived there or passed through it – Afghan, Armenian, Chinese, Dutch, French, Jewish, Mughal, Portuguese, and of course, the British. But obfuscating these remnants are layers of urban debris, the material culture of a haphazard modernization that is simultaneously generic and out-of-place." More about Olson's work »
February 7 - April 26
Opening Reception for the Artist: Thursday, February 6, 5:00 - 7:00 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
Draw The Line
Shona Macdonald, Michele Lauriat & more
The Art Complex Museum
Through January 12, 2020
Two Upcoming Opportunities for Graduate Students
Getting Comfortable with Public Speaking
We can’t avoid public speaking! Everything from one-on-one conversations to presenting on a stage to a large crowd is public speaking. In this interactive session, Dr. Jake Livengood from MIT will share public speaking strategies to help you prepare for presentations, engage audiences, reduce anxiety, and even frame your research for a more general audience.
Pre-registration for this workshop required.
Thursday, January 16, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, OR 2:30 - 3:30 pm
(location provided to participants)
Interactive Workshop: Improving your Communication Skills
Are you looking to develop your communication skills? Would you like strategies for speaking publicly with confidence? Dr. Jake Livengood from MIT will lead this interactive workshop to help participants practice their verbal, vocal, and visual communication. Learn to handle awkward moments in general and in unexpected high-pressure situations like a presentation, working in a team, or in a job interview. Registration for this workshop is by application only.
Ever since beings have first inhabited its terrain, the world has provided us with a plethora of resources, rolling landscapes within all climates, a chance to form relationships with other organisms and much more. However, western ideologies deriving from the industrialization era triggered an environmental downfall for generations to come. Although interest in materialistic products and the mass market system stimulated the great trade of art, we have lost sight of the planet’s natural beauty and often take its generous offerings for granted.
This pop show is a chance for members of our community: local artists, students and anyone who shares a passion for the world we live in, to pay tribute to our Earth. We encourage artists to display the dynamic connection they feel with their ground and express it in any media they desire. Be creative, all are welcome to submit their work!
Deadline to submit: Saturday, January 25
Exhibit Runs: Sunday February 2 - Saturday February 22
Reception: Thursday, February 20, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Student Union Art Gallery
Mass MoCA Internships
Between MASS MoCA's 250,000 square feet of gallery space and our year-round performing arts events, it's always an exciting time to be at MASS MoCA.
Summer 2020 - Internships across all departments available
Dates of internships: Monday, May 18 – Saturday, August 15
Application deadline: March 1
FalCon: Artist's Nest
Call for Art
What: Comic convention-style Artist’s Alley celebrating student and local talent
When: Saturday, March 28, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Where: W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level
How to get involved: contact Lauren Weiss, Marketing and Outreach Assistant at the UMass Amherst Libraries, email@example.com