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Newsletter - 1/16
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Artworks by MFA Candidate Taylor Benoit, as part of graduate final reviews from December 2020.
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.
Environmental Health and Safety
will be presenting training on
Friday, 1/24, 9-12, in SAB room 110 as scheduled below:
Art Safety 9-10:15
Fire Safety 10:15-11
Laser Cutter 11-12
Laser Cutter training is mandatory for everyone that intends to use the laser cutter (and includes attendance at the immediately preceding Fire Safety session). Those unable to attend this session will need to arrange their own training through the EH&S website. Both trainings (Laser Cutter and Fire Safety) must be completed before the laser cutter can be used.
All studio holders are required to attend classroom Art Safety and Fire Safety training when first assigned a studio and every 5th year thereafter.
The training session on 1/24/20 is the only time these sessions will be available in the department until September 2020.
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
Palimpsest: Dialogue with a Collection Exhibition
This exhibition is something of a departure from UMCA’s series “Dialogue with a Collection”. Over the years, artists have been invited to integrate their own works with pieces they select from the museum's works-on-paper collection, which includes over 3000 contemporary prints, drawings, and photographs. This year Procheta Mukherjee Olson has opted to select one single artwork from UMCA’s collection by Yun-fei Ji, which she finds pivotal and meaningful to her own art practice.
In this Dialogue with a Collection, Procheta Mukherjee Olson explores the multiple ways in which her work parallels the formal and conceptual concerns of Yun Fei Ji’s “Three Gorges Dam Migration” (2002). A magnificent 32-feet-long hand scroll made with over 500-hand-carved woodblocks, this print from the University Museum’s permanent collection maps the massive social and psychological disruptions caused by the construction of the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtse River in China.
Read more here about Olson's work.
February 7 - April 26
Opening Reception for the Artist: Thursday, February 6, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Artist's Talk: Wednesday, February 26, 5:30 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
The Arts and Humanities Internship Fair will feature local internship opportunities in the arts, arts management, and cultural nonprofit fields. Internship providers will include museums, galleries, publishers, social justice organizations & more!
For a full listing of arts and culture internships and jobs, visit the Arts Extension Service website.
Thursday, February 6, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Atrium
The Graduate School invites UMass graduate students to participate in the campus-wide 2020 Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT).
Popular throughout the U.S. and across the globe, 3MT competitions challenge graduate students to communicate the significance of their research to a general audience in three minutes or less. Our event is open to full-time UMass Amherst graduate students from any discipline.
Register here for the 2020 3MT—spots are limited, so don’t miss your chance to participate! Registration will close by February 1 or earlier, if we reach capacity.
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