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Students Schley and Langer take top awards for Senior Show creations

The faculty of the UW-Green Bay Art Program is proud to announce the two student artists recognized as Outstanding Senior Show students for this year:
• Laura Schley, Two-Dimensional Work
• Brandon Langer, Three-Dimensional Work

Students were assessed by each member of the Art faculty using a numerical scale in seven standardized categories. Criteria included creativity, content and quality of the written artist’s statement. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

UWGB senior artwork now on display at Lawton Gallery

top-senior-showIt’s that time of year again — we’re getting ready to bid farewell to another group of graduating seniors, and many of those students are showing their tremendous talent before they leave us next month. In that vein, the Lawton Gallery in Theatre Hall is featuring the works of five graduating Art and Graphic Design majors through April 23. They are Holly Free: installation with ceramics and sand, Brandon Langer: light installation titled “Live Nude GIFs”, Laura Schley: oil painting portraits, Gena Selby: prints, and Phil Putzer: metal work. It is the first of two senior exhibitions, the second scheduled from May 3 to 14. We’ve captured some of the work in this photo gallery, but encourage you to stop by the Lawton in person. All Lawton Gallery events are free and open to the public. The Gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Photos by Sam Zingsheim, photo intern, Marketing and University Communication

Film Society, Perkins host documentary on Armenian genocide

The Green Bay Film Society is scheduled to show the powerful documentary about the Armenian Genocide, Aghet (2010), at 7 p.m. Wednesday (April 15) at the Neville Public Museum. The International Film Series film will be introduced by UW-Green Bay Curator of Art Stephen Perkins. During the discussion period he will be joined by Levon and Ani Saryan, who will provide an Armenian perspective. The screening of Aghet, by the German filmmaker Eric Friedler, takes place during the same month in 1915, 100 years ago, in which historians say the then-Turkish government initiated the genocide that would claim the lives of 1.5 million Armenians from 1915-1923. The documentary counters genocide-deniers by referencing German and U.S. diplomatic dispatches and eyewitness accounts, as well as footage that has never been seen before. The April 15 session is free and open to the public.

Action-packed Phoenix Friday

Good Times Programming presents Savannah Smith, a quirky, ukulele playing, singer-songwriter in the Common Grounds Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. on Friday, and later, After Hours will be rocking the Union from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Phoenix Bookstore is offering a 20 percent discount on all Jansport items. The Green Bay softball team hosts Wright State in games Friday at 3 p.m. Saturday at Noon, and Sunday at 2 p.m. The Green Bay Symphony Orchestra performs a Tribute to Youth Concert on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Cofrin Family Hall of the Weidner Center. On Sunday, the Weidner welcomes the University of Wisconsin Varsity Band for a 2 p.m. performance. The Lawton Gallery Senior Show 1, featuring the artwork of graduating art seniors in a variety of media, will open on Sunday, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Cheapseats will feature “American Sniper” all weekend in the Christie Theatre.

‘Best of Green Bay’?  How about a write-in for Lawton Gallery?

A Log reader who happens to be the chairperson of UW-Green Bay’s academic program in Art noticed our newsletter item the other day encouraging friends of the University to vote early and often in the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s annual “Best of the Bay” poll… presumably for the UWGB entries in categories from “best college” to “best bookstore” to “best golf course.” Well, this reader made an excellent point in noting that the voting page allows for write-ins…  so that a prized campus resource such as the Lawton Gallery… even though there’s no “best art gallery” category, per se… could receive votes in another category. The best fit is probably “Best Museum” under the Entertainment/Leisure category. The Lawton Gallery is not one of the pull-down options, but you can type it in, starting at http://www.wisinfo.biz/bestofthebay/.
 

‘The Bed Show’ makes itself comfortable at Lawton Gallery

“The Bed Show” — an original exhibition related to the place of the bed in art, culture and daily life — opens at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery this Thursday (March 5).

The opening reception takes place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the gallery located in Room 230 of Theatre Hall. The exhibit’s curator, Stephen Perkins, will offer remarks about the show at 5 p.m.

“We are born in beds and most of us will die in beds, and, of course, there’s a lot that happens in between,” says Perkins, a Ph.D. and art educator who serves as UW-Green Bay’s curator of art. “Each of us will spend at least a third of our lives in bed, and it’s rare that we seriously think about this place where we spend so much time.”

Lawton Gallery exhibit, The Bed ShowThe exhibit runs through April 2. (The gallery will be closed during UW-Green Bay’s spring break week, March 16-21.) The Lawton Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday during fall and spring semesters. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

Perkins says “The Bed Show” will pay particular attention to how artists have used the image of the bed in their work. Made up of a series of different components, the exhibit will include work by members of the local art community and art students at UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College as well as Seymour High School. Also displayed will be 70 pieces of mail art (postcards and similar small-scale work), sent in by artists in 18 different countries who responded to a call for submissions addressing the theme.

Perkins says the show will offer interactive elements, as well, with visitors invited to use a do-it-yourself collage studio to create their own artwork around the theme. It’s even possible, he suggests, that a one-night “sleepover” might break out during the show’s run.

The exhibit is book-ended by references to two historically important works that included beds, both of which provoked controversy when first exhibited. Edouard Manet’s painting Olympia (1863) outraged the Parisian audience for many reasons, one of them the presence of a model that viewers read as being a prostitute. The second artwork is a much more recent work by the English artist Tracey Emin and is simply titled My Bed (1998). Emin exhibited her bed, accompanied with all the assorted items that had gathered around it after an extended stay. Critics questioned the installation’s value as art, especially after it received serious consideration for a major prize.

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

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Perkins to lecture on ‘art of the fold’ at SNC

Stephen Perkins, the Lawton Gallery curator of art, will be giving a public lecture about accordion publications titled, “The Art of the Fold: Accordion Publications, Printed Matter and Other Life Saving Devices,” in St. Norbert College’s Bush Art Center lecture room (Rm. 130) at 5 p.m. this Thursday (Feb. 19). The lecture is free and open to the public. For a glimpse at some of the publications he’ll be talking about check out his accordion blog.

Photo: Lawton Gallery’s satellite exhibit celebrates Black History

An exhibit calling attention to Black History Month has been installed in the display case in the concourse-level corridor linking the Cofrin Library and the IS Building. The display, courtesy of the Office of the Curator of Art, features examples of African and African-American art along with poster art celebrating the contributions of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks. http://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/news/02/02/black-history-month-exhibit/
 

Art display notes Black History Month

Black History Month exhibit

A small exhibit celebrating Black History Month has been installed in the display case in the concourse-level corridor linking the Cofrin Library’s Garden Café area and the Instructional Services Building. The display case, courtesy of the Office of the Curator of Art, features examples of African and African-American art along with poster art celebrating the contributions of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.