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Newsletter - 11/1
Friday, November 1, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019
Ceramic pieces above were made by students in Art 480, Intermediate Ceramics, with instructor Cynthia Consentino, and are on display in the SAB Commons.
Art Minor Advising will be held next week
Tuesday, November 5, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, SAB Commons
Stop by and see which classes are open for minors and get an override to be enrolled!
Call for Art: UMass Amherst MFA Alumni
Please read the full description under our Opportunities section.
Department of Art Artist in Residence
Jonanna Tam will have a closing reception, which will also include the work of students in Susan Jahoda's Image Capturing class.
Closing Reception: November 5, 7:00 pm
Lee Edwards Gallery, Studio Arts Building, UMass
This show is organized around the theme of temporality, and how different artists use time as a material in their work. Robin's works combine objects and video in unexpected ways, creating paradoxes that stretch our experience of time. Ephemeral moments seem to last forever, and inanimate objects take on lives of their own.
November 2 - February 23
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 2, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Creation Myth, a new video/animation work by Colleen Keough will be screened as part of Manifest Dismantling.
Manifest Dismantling includes short experimental moving image works by artists living, working, or are from either the United States or Ireland. Though far apart in distance, the citizens of both countries share serious consequences from this “dismantling.” Presented over the course of two evenings, with the first night dedicated to Climate Collapse and second night relating to Borders, these works introduce creative means of engaging with our current states of crisis, introducing novel perspectives as we craft new methods of collective understanding and working together in a time of panic.
October 31 and November 1, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Boston Cyberarts Gallery
141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
Two Group shows featuring work by Shona Macdonald
FREE ASSOCIATION: On March 5, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first truly new medication for major depression in decades. This group show celebrates this medical achievement. A handful of artists were asked to offer pieces for the exhibition. These works were then matched quickly with partner pieces, in the same manner as psychologists use the word association game. On display is the result. Featuring artists Tauba Auerbach, Breyer P-Orridge, Dietmar Busse, Matt Connors, Frank Haines, Elisabeth Kley, Lovid, Shona Macdonald, Lucas Samara
Through November 1, 2019
300 West 72 Street #1D
New York NY 10023
Untitled from the series Spot Pond, 2014, mixed media on paper
Draw the Line: Henri Matisse once said that drawing was “putting a line around an idea.” This exhibition is full of ideas — and the lines around them. While the artists in the show each approach drawing from their own directions, the common thread might be best described by participating artist Tim McDonald who says, “The initiation of a mark is the ground of imagination, a primary point of contact, of clarity, that is before language, before thought — a direct experience of mind operating along a wild edge. Whether representation or abstraction, no matter the media used, be it charcoal, graphite, paint, or ink; paper or fire, or ice, or tape; a photograph, a walk, a lost or found thing - it all comes back to drawing. Drawing, offers me, as poet Gary Snyder has written, ‘an open space to move in with the whole body, the whole mind.’"
Artist in the exhibition include: Shona Macdonald, Shane Savage-Rumbaugh, Leslie Cohen, Sandra Allen, John Roman, Michele Lauriat, Cobi Moules, Stephen Cipullo, and Tim McDonald.
Through January 12, 2020
The Art Complex Museum
189 Alden Street / Box 2814
Duxbury, MA 02331
Leonardo Drew: Exhibition and Performance
Artists on Artists: A tour of the exhibition Leonardo Drew: Cycles, led by artists Rie Hachiyanagi, Professor of Art, Mount Holyoke College, and Amanda Maciuba, Visiting Artist in Printmaking, Mount Holyoke College. Museum open until 8:00 p.m., in collaboration with Amherst Arts Night Plus.
Thursday, November 7, 6 - 7 pm
Metamorphose: Featuring dances by faculty choreographers Thomas Vacanti, Bronwen MacArthur and Aston McCullough in response to the current Leonardo Drew exhibit at the University Museum of Contemporary Art. Plus, Doug Varone's Bessie Award-winning Boats Leaving.
November 7, 8, 9, 7:30 pm
Totman Performance Lab
wherever i may be, the sky is mine
1st and 2nd year MFA graduate students in the Department of Art
Herter Art Gallery presents wherever i may be, the sky is mine, a group exhibition of current 1st and 2nd year graduate students who critically respond to this era of cacophony of voices and noises, where truths are crumbled by repudiation of facts. The exhibition features artworks that grapple with some of the most urgent issues of our time, yet through modest means. Facing our precarious future, the artists offer various modes of observing, caring, reconsidering, remembering, gathering, repairing, healing, and countering the myth of ‘greatness’ of America. The artists in this exhibition are: Taylor Benoit, Chenda Cope, Sally Curcio, Hannah Duggan, Avery Forbes, Cima Khademi, Nima Nikaklagh, Abbey Paccia, Jessica Scott, and Chaehee Yoon.
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7, 5 - 7 pm
November 4 - 22, 2019
Herter Art Gallery
Games of Chance
Shawn Farley & Lois Guarino
Shawn Farley's Constructions are comprised of foundry molds, wood, oil, latex and/or acrylic paint and have been both exhibited and collected extensively. To embark on her her work, she searches flea markets and seeks out junk dealers from all over the country who clean out the closed and abandoned machine foundries of their wood patterns or molds, unique pieces formed by talented craftsmen long ago that are on their way to becoming the trash of history.
Lois Guarino, artist, writer, and teacher is widely exhibited, and collected. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including two fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts. With a focus on the interconnectedness of all living things, she describes the drawings on view in this exhibition as a departure for her, coming from a place beyond consciousness.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 6, 5 - 7 pm
November 6 - 26, 2019
Augusta Savage Gallery
Eastworks Open Studios & Mural Projects
UMass BFA Alumna Kim Carlino's studio at Eastworks will be open on November 2, from 10 am - 5 pm and November 3, from 12 - 5 pm. She will have new work on view as well as work for sale!
This past year, Kim has worked on a few mural projects:
- Art on the Streets, Downtown Colorado Springs
- Celestial Charting of a Wandering Line, Epsilon Spires, Brattleboro
- GeoUtopia, Fresh Paint Mural Festival, Springfield
- Oasis NOHO, Northampton
- Urban Playscape, South Bronx, NYC DOT
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 to May 26, 2020
For more information, contact Jana Silver: email@example.com
Chaehee Yoon and Xuan Pham
continues in the Commons @ SAB until finished, on Fridays, 12 - 4 pm.
October 13 - November 6, 2019
October 13 - November 6, 2019
States of Being
MFA Studio Art Candidates
through November 17
Cycles : Leonardo Drew
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
Open call for work by MFA Grads!
Herter Art Gallery
To celebrate 50 years of its commitment to the Department of Art and it’s teaching mission, the Herter Art Gallery is delighted to announce an Open Call for a Juried Exhibition of Recent Work by Alumni of the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The exhibition will be curated by Laylah Ali, contemporary artist, and Francis Christopher Oakley, Third Century Professor of Art at Williamsburg College, MA; Emma Chubb, the inaugural Charlotte Feng Ford ’83 Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, MA, and Ajay Sinha, Professor and Chair of Art History at Mt. Holyoke College of Art, MA. All selected applicants will be included in a full-color catalog that will accompany the exhibit. The exhibition will be up from March 5 - 26, 2020, and will open with an Artists’ Reception on Thursday, March 5 in conjunction with the Amherst Arts Night Plus, from 5 - 7 pm.
More info about applying for Herter's exhibition
Submissions due: 11:59 pm, November 30, 2019
Selected applicants notified: by December 20, 2019
Ryan R. Gibbs Photography Contest
The New Delta Review Literary Journal is currently accepting entries for its annual Ryan R. Gibbs Photography Contest. The juror of this year’s contest is New York City based artist Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. The winner will be featured in the 2019-2020 edition of the New Delta Review, which is published annually by Louisiana State University Creative Writing graduate students. An honorarium of $400 is awarded to the winner and a runner-up will be selected. There is a $5 fee to enter. For the contest, New Delta Review seeks a series of 5-11 photographs to be featured in Issue 10.1. Together, the photographs should tell a story, or be centered on a unified theme of the artist’s choosing.
More information and how to enter the Ryan Gibbs Photo Contest
Deadline to apply: November 15
Five College Student Film Showcase
Student work may be submitted by any enrolled student in any of the Five College institutions. Films can be up to 10 minutes. Your film should explore or address the idea of "home" in some meaningful way. The showcase welcomes diverse perspectives, representations, and interpretations, as well as a wide array of genres, styles, and/or production values. Work created in any context (with others, inside class, outside of class) during your period of study at any Five College institution is eligible.
How to apply
Deadline to apply: Monday, November 18, 2019 Selections delivered by December 1st, 2019