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Special Announcements | Art Department Events | Continuing Notable Events | Educational, Professional, and Internship Opportunities
Welcome back! We hope you had a great summer!
A few reminders:
Classes begin on Tuesday, September 4th.
Add/Drop ends Monday, September 17th.
Studio Arts Building room 225
Jenny Vogel: Fridays from 2-5 pm
Susan Jahoda: Wednesdays from 2-5 pm
Sign in on the clipboard when you arrive. Hours are for walk-ins or by appointment. To make an appointment, call Lisa at 413-545-6937.
EH&S Mandatory Training
SAB Room 240
Friday, Sept. 7, 9 am – 12 pm
Art Safety: 9 - 10:15 am
Fire Safety: 10:15 - 11 am
Laser: 11 am - 12 pm
All studio holders, including faculty are required to attend a classroom Art Safety Safety and Fire Safety training every 5th year with mandatory on-line refresher training in the off-years. Laser training is mandatory for everyone that intends to use the laser cutter.
Please contact Sandy Hay to sign up or for further information. No other Art Safety sessions are scheduled to be conducted until January 2019.
Please be sure to sign in to receive credit for taking the training.
Save the Dates!
- 2018/2019 Visiting Artist and Practitioner Series starting Thursday, 9/20/18
- Drawing Marathon Saturday, 9/29, 12 pm - 12 am
- FAB LAB Milk and Cookies III, Friday,10/5, 2 – 4 pm, SAB 142.
- Fall Arts & Humanities Internship Fair, Tuesday,10/11, 11:30am – 2:30 pm, FAC
- Collaborative Aggregates Scholarship Competition Submission Deadline, Saturday, 10/13
More details will follow in your UMass email.
Art Department Events
The Screen@SAB's Fall 2018 screening program gathers artists from across the globe working in diverse moving image practices. This program offers a glimpse into the varied paths and approaches video, performance, and moving image artists explore. The program has two parts. part 1: BODY and part 2: ABSTRACTION.
9/4 - 9/23, Mon - Fri 9 am - 7:30 pm
2nd floor Commons, Studio Arts Building
WE GROW ACCUSTOMED TO THE DARK
Curated by Omid Shekari, Lecturer
Featuring Department of Art MFA students, other artists and contemporary poets
We Grow Accustomed to the Dark is an exhibition which investigates the role of identity in the current political climate by probing the connection between poetry and visual art. 11 visual artists and 4 poets come together as part of the 6th Annual Amherst Poetry Festival.
The exhibition is curated by Omid Shekari, Lecturer in the Department of Art at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. An Iranian artist based in Amherst, Shekari's work captures stories which speak universally about how force and violence still determine the rhythms and laws of power within the human experience.
The artists in this show are Amanda Boggs, Kathryn Fanelli, Kelsi Giguere, Francis Greenleaf, Althea Keaton, Nikki Maloof, Bibiana Medkova, Kenneth Murphy, Xuan Pham, Kelly Popoff, and Margaret Wilson.Their work encompasses a promising diversity of approaches and mediums, ranging from photography, video, animation, performance, painting, to installation. On September 21st, 2018, the gallery will host a live performance by participating artist, Amanda Boggs, and a poetry reading featuring contemporary poets— Leslie Edwards, Mia Kang, Nathalie Vicencio, and Sarah Sousa.
September 5 - 23
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 5 - 7 pm
Amherst Poetry Festival Reading and Live Performance:
Friday, September 21, 5 - 6:30 pm
Herter Art Gallery, UMass
Gallery hours: M-F 11 am - 4 pm, Sunday 1 - 4 pm
Project Third Opening: Making and Being
Department of Art professor Susan Jahoda, along with Emilio Martinez Poppe, and Caroline Woolard present large-scale printed pages from a single chapter in the visual arts collective BFAMFAPhD’s forthcoming book, Making and Being, which offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists. Their summer writing studio and office, including a shared, year-long calendar, books, and administrative files are visible at one end of the gallery. Visitors are invited to use the markers and pens in the space to add ideas, questions, and comments to the pages on the wall.
Tuesday, August 28, 6 - 9 pm
Dekalb Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Labyrinth of Fables
This Summer, Professor Copper Giloth and Jonathan Tanant completed their latest version of their virtual reality version of the Labyrinth of Fables for the HTC Vive. It will be on display on the third floor of DuBois library in the digital media center.
August 30, 3 - 5 pm
Young Min Moon: Lecture "As if it were a Bridge"
Young Min Moon will be giving a talk titled As if it were a Bridge for Francis Alys's exhibition The Logbook of Gibraltar which focuses on conflicts around national borders.
August 30, 4:00 pm
Art Sonje Center, South Korea
UMCA Assistantship: Bibiana Medkova
This summer Bibiana is working as a Graduate Assistant at the University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA), UMass AMherst, with Loretta Yarlow (Director) and Amanda Herman (Education Curator), on public programming for a series of exhibitions in the 2018-19 year related to Art and Math.The museum is organizing a symposium tentatively titled Art + Math =, to be held at UMass in early April 2019.
Additionally, Bibiana is working on a compilation of math rock, serialism and music with unusual time signatures that will play in one of the UMCA’s galleries. For the audio tour guide in conjunction with XTCA: Cross Town Contemporary Art exhibition, Bibiana edited and mastered the interviews and built the infrastructure of the tour guide on CultureSpots.
Daily Drawings: 2012 - 2018
Lynn Peterfreund has been drawing, painting and doing printmaking for decades, working both abstractly and representationally. Observational drawing has been the basis of it all, informing other work done from memory and imagination. Her daily drawings represent an ongoing commitment, begun almost ten years ago, to doing a drawing every day.
September 5 through 29, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 5-7pm
Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass
Cross Town Contemporary Art (XTCA)
The UMCA, along with the Department of Architecture, have partnered with the Town of Amherst to build an art and culture bridge– a series of public sculptures– to activate the North Pleasant Street corridor and connect downtown to campus. The exhibition features work by twelve national and local artists and members of the academic community. The goal of this project is to generate a robust public dialogue about the value of art and culture in future community development.
Artists include: Sarah Braman; Roberley Bell; CLOK (Collective– LOK: William O'Brien Jr., and Michael Kubo); Naomi Darling; Tom Friedman; Josephine Halvorson; Harold Grinspoon; Benjamin Jones; Pamela Matsuda-Dunn; Gary Orlinsky; Rob Swainston; and Erika Zekos
July 1 – November 1
Visit the UMCA website here for more information.
Continuing Notable Events
Shona Macdonald: Overcast
UMass Department of Art Professor Shona Macdonald presents her exhibit Overcast at the College of Southern Nevada's Fine Arts Gallery.
July 13 - September 8
3200 E. Cheyenne Ave, North Las Vegas
Shona Macdonald: Ballinglen Arts Foundation Residency
Shona Macdonald just completed a month-long residency in July at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ireland. While resident, Shona completed a new series of works that will be exhibited this fall in Increments, at the Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL.
Educational, Professional, and Internship Opportunities
2018 CAA Professional Development Fellowships
now open for MFA students
Now accepting applications! CAA's Professional Development Fellowships program supports artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA or PhD programs and graduating in 2019. Fellows are honored with $10,000 unrestricted grants to help them with various aspects of their work.
Application deadline: November 16, 2018
Click here to learn more and apply.
SAVE THE DATE!!
Women in Arts Leadership Symposium
CONNECTING | EMPOWERING | CHANGING THE CULTURE
If you self-identify as an artist, arts manager, arts leader, or ally, please join us! People at all career stages and people of all genders are invited to attend.
Free for UMass and Five College students. $25 for Professionals.
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 19th
Saturday, October 27, 2018
South College, 2nd Floor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
For more information visit http://www.umass.edu/aes/wals or email email@example.com.