Tag: Art

Emmons part of Kohler Arts Center ‘Industry’ show

Art Prof. Carol Emmons (Art and Design) has a sculpture in the “Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation” exhibition at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan. This first-ever retrospective celebrates 40 years of the groundbreaking program that places artists in the Kohler factory. The exhibit explores the program’s effects on artists’ practices, its critical impact in the broader art world, and its influence on factory culture. Emmons, an alumna of the 2012 Pottery residency, is also included in a major catalog currently in press. In addition, along with other program alumni, she took part in three days of activities at the Arts Center and Kohler Company factory. The exhibition runs through August 2014. More information:

Student graffiti artist shows stuff with new GAC Lab mural

We’ve told you here before about UW-Green Bay Art major Beau Thomas, a graffiti artist whose work in the University’s 407 Gallery, at a local elementary school and elsewhere has wowed observers during his time at the University. Now Thomas has a new mural on campus, near the GAC Lab in the Instructional Services Building. Check it out for yourself or click the link for a pic. More of Thomas’ work can be viewed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tracksidedesign.

UW-Green Bay to host first-of-its kind international art symposium

UW-Green Bay will host a first-of-its-kind event June 2-4, when Lawton Gallery Curator Stephen Perkins and a colleague from France present “The Territories of Artists’ Periodicals,” an international symposium, on campus. The event seeks to provide a venue for dialogue between researchers, artists, publishers, archivists, librarians and others interested in artists’ periodicals and the issues and themes that make up their contents. Artists’ periodicals differ from traditional art periodicals in that the periodical itself becomes the artistic medium, rather than being merely the site for the reproduction of artworks, Perkins said. Perkins’ co-organizer for the event is Marie Boivent of the Universite of Rennes, France, and attendees and presenters hail from Italy, the United Kingdom and across the U.S. The cost for the three-day symposium, the first of its kind devoted to artists’ periodicals in the U.S., is just $25. Our news release has more.

UW-Green Bay to host international symposium on artists’ periodicals

artists periodicals international symposiumThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host an international event dedicated to a unique artistic medium June 2-4 on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

“The Territories of Artists’ Periodicals,” an international symposium, seeks to provide a venue for dialogue between researchers, artists, publishers, archivists, librarians and others interested in artists’ periodicals in order to bring into focus the many issues and themes that make up the contents of these publications.

The event is the first symposium of its kind devoted to artists’ periodicals in the U.S., said Stephen Perkins, conference co-organizer and curator of UW-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery.

“Artists’ periodicals are part of a larger movement in which experimental artists began seeking new venues to show their experimental and conceptual artworks, and these periodicals provided an alternative printed matter space in which to showcase these works,” Perkins said. “They can be distinguished from traditional art periodicals because rather than being sites for the reproduction of artworks, artists’ periodicals function as the primary sites for the realization and production of artworks. The periodical format itself becomes the artistic medium.”

artists periodicals international symposiumPerkins is co-organizing the symposium with Marie Boivent, a faculty member at the Universite of Rennes, France. Presenters and attendees include individuals from Italy, the United Kingdom and across the United States, and the conference will include a Skype interview with artist Felipe Ehrenberg, who lives and works in Brazil.

Registration for the 3-day conference costs just $25, Perkins notes, making it an affordable option for members of the campus and greater Green Bay communities who wish to learn more about the medium.

“We hope to explore the characteristics of these periodicals and begin to sketch out a topology and history of these fascinating publications,” Perkins said. “Participants to the symposium will also have access to a substantial archive of artists’ periodicals, which will also provide a locus for discussion.”

artists periodicals international symposiumThe idea for the symposium arose last summer, the result of correspondence and collaboration between Perkins and Boivent, both of whom wrote their Ph.D. dissertations on the subject of artists’ periodicals. The event was international in scope from the beginning, Perkins said, and individuals from a number of different countries submitted proposals for consideration. The symposium will include presentations and panel discussions on myriad aspects of artists’ periodicals.

Perkins blogs about artists’ periodicals at http://artistsperiodicals.blogspot.com/. For more information about the symposium, interested parties can contact him or Boivent at symposium.artistsperiodicals@gmail.com. Registration is available online at https://outreach.uwgb.edu/ei/getdemo.ei?id=37&s=_3JK0IF8TU.


Art alumnus gets New York Times link

“Family Photos of Feral Felines” is the headline over a May 2 post at The New York Times Lens section. The work by photographer Jason Hogue, Class of 2011, documents in words and pictures the growing cat colony outside his country farmhouse near Green Bay. Alison Gates of the Art faculty shares word that Hogue will be teaching as an adjunct for Intro to Photography at UW-Green Bay this fall. Read more.

Art program honors merit scholarship recipients

This past Sunday the UW-Green Bay academic program in Art announced its merit scholarship winners for 2014-2015 at a reception held for the Senior Honors Exhibition at the Lawton Gallery. Because of generous support from private citizens, Art was able to present just over $20,000 in scholarship funds to students currently continuing on with their study in the field of visual art. Scooping up the sweet rewards for hard work and creative excellence in this year’s scholarship jury competition were Beau Thomas, Laura Schley, Ranita Haanen, Brandon Lee Langer, Michael Arendt, Keri Ann Borremans, Olivia MacDonald, Jake Brunette, Holly Free, Ethan Kolb, Kyle Schwingel and Andrew Haugen. If you’ve not seen the Senior Honors Exhibition, it continues on at the Lawton till the end of the semester.

Student graffiti artist shows stuff in SA 407 and at Aldo Leopold

Art major Beau Thomas wowed visitor to the 407 gallery in Studio Arts with his recent “Madness” graffiti-painting installation (see photos) and he also made the local TV news recently with a mural project for his alma mater, Aldo Leopold School in Green Bay. For the WBAY-TV 2 story and a look at Thomas’s graffiti mural for the school gymnasium, click here.


Lawton Gallery to present exhibition of graduating seniors’ works

UW-Green Bay graduating seniors will have the opportunity to showcase their art works Tuesday, April 15 through Thursday, May 8 during the Senior Exhibition at the Lawton Gallery in Theatre Hall.

Six senior Art majors will exhibit their works in a variety of media, including paint, wood, ceramics, jewelry and more. The exhibit will include a reception, during which scholarship awards will be announced, from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 27 in the gallery.

The six exhibiting seniors and their respective media are as follows:

Ryan Bartel: Various metals (copper, enamel, silver) used in jewelry works
Tyler Evans: Ceramics
Billy Wenner: Mixed media, wood carving, painting and glass
Justine Lasley: Sculpture and mixed media
Kristina Dishno: Ceramic with distinctive surface designs created in part by using horsehair in the firing phase
Alyssa Gruenwald: Photographic works

Located in Room 230 of Theatre Hall, the Lawton Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday during fall and spring semesters. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Curator of Art Stephen Perkins at (920) 465-2916, via email at perkinss@uwgb.edu or visit the Lawton Gallery website, www.uwgb.edu/lawton. You can also find “Lawton Gallery” on Facebook.


Faculty note: Emmons exhibit

Carol Emmons, professor of Art and Design, is exhibiting a new site-specific installation at the Wriston Galleries at Lawrence University. The exhibit runs through May 4, a public opening reception and artist talk at 6 p.m. this Friday (April 4). Titled Cosmogony 2.0, the work re-imagines the origins of the cosmos — albeit as the product of a somewhat maladroit tinkerer’s workshop. Incorporating a range of references from creation stories, alchemy, and astronomy, the work proposes models for the origins of the universe via objects like mirrors, doll cribs, ladders, and Christmas tree ornaments. More information.

Faculty note: Minkyu Lee exhibit

Assistant Professor of Art Minkyu Lee is one of eight Korean-born artists currently featured in the exhibit “Korean Vision” at the Patrajdas Contemporary Gallery in Ogden, Utah. The exhibit highlight how contemporary Korean artists are exploring and bringing into play a wide diversity of new materials in time-established and more innovative techniques. Lee is known for sculpture influenced by images of recurrence and repetition in both the natural world and human experience. For an illustrated news release on the art and artists, http://patrajdas.com/0414_newsletter.html.