Kicking off on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Weidner Center, students in Democracy and Justice Studies and Political Science’s American Political Thought will discuss their curation of a two-week exhibition of artwork (April 30-May 7, 2019, 407 Gallery, Studio Arts) “Fight for Your Rights.” The exhibit challenges viewers to consider how minorities and majorities have contested the ideals of American Democracy, historically and today. The talk will discuss the process of collaborating on an exhibit and the challenges for social science students to apply their learning in a new context. Featuring works from artists such as Amos Kennedy Jr., Carlos Cartez and Judi Jourdan Mcdaniel, this exhibit considers from an intersectional perspective how groups such as Hmong Americans, the working class and indigenous people have explored American ideals through art.
Positive Voice, a local non-profit LGBTQ+ outreach and support group, sponsored a student art exhibition in UW-Green Bay’s 407 Gallery, with scholarship money awarded to participants. The exhibition was titled “Love is Love.” Congratulations to Positive Voice scholarship awardees (front row, left to right) Nora Wesner, Emily Hansen, Savannah Mikle and Tommy Mlodzik. Also pictured are Positive Voice board members Lloyd Schaefer Anna Grunseth and Associate Prof. Dan Meinhardt (Biology), back row, left to right.
Photo submitted by Kayla Bauer
After 25 years, the national organization of Pink Week is ending. Pink Week began in 1993 by Gioia Fonda while attending California School of Arts & Crafts now it is celebrated across the country and in Europe. The UW-Green Bay Art program has participated in Pink Week for 15 years:
- 2003: UW-Green Bay Begins celebrating Pink Week
- 2004: Professor Detweiler is named Pink Week Ambassador of Pink
- 2006: UW-Green Bay named the first ever Pink Week Embassy
This year’s activities will include:
- Art Agency Pink Week Exhibition in 407 Gallery: Stop by the 407 Gallery to honor the end of a beloved tradition. The 407 Gallery is located on the 4th floor of the Studio Arts building and is a designated space where UW-Green Bay students may sign up to exhibit group or solo shows throughout the academic year. Join Art Agency (the student Art Club) & participate in the exhibition! Contact Brianna Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sarah Detweiler (email@example.com) for information.
- Public performance/installation by Sarah Detweiler & Kayla Bauer
- Pink Week Retrospective at the Kondos Gallery at the Sacramento City College featuring photographs of Sarah Detweiler.
- Commemorative Pink Week packages will be for sale all proceeds will go to help purchase supplies for the new Art Agency sister org called A2Z (A2 Zine). Prices: Small packages $5 & Large packages $10. If enough money is raised it will also fund an award at the Student Juried show. Supplies are limited, reserve yours today by returning the order form with cash.
For information on the larger movement, see www.pinkweek.org
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.
2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the people’s uprising in East Germany in 1953. While not as well known or remembered as the uprisings in Hungary in 1956 or the Prague Spring of 1968, it was the first popular uprising in the Soviet bloc. To commemorate, the UW-Green Bay academic program in German and the Humanistic Studies program are presenting an exhibit in the Studio Arts Building’s 407 Gallery titled “We Want to be Free Men” which runs through this Wednesday (April 17.) Prof. David Coury explains the exhibit was made possible by the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED-Dictatorship, a mandate funded by today’s German government to assess the history (1949-1990) of the socialist regime in the former German Democratic Republic, commonly known as East Germany.
Art exhibits, a native pow wow, various awards programs, observance of cultural traditions, the inaugural LGBTQ graduation celebration… a busy University campus can be a photographer’s delight. Continue reading “Slideshow: Photos from an eventful spring”
“Who Are We?,” Jean Toche: An Installation is on exhibit through this Friday (March 9) in the 407 Gallery on the fourth floor of the Studio Arts Building. It’s a unique opportunity to see an exhibition of 153 digital prints by this Belgium-born artist. Based in Staten Island, New York, the 79 year-old Toche creates polemical and political works in response to world events. Ranging in size from 4″ x 6″ to 24″ x 10 ft, “Toche takes aim at all our sacred cows! Class visits and gallery tours available by contacting Dr. Stephen Perkins, the curator of the show” at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 465-2916.