Coming up: ‘Fight for Your Rights’ presentation

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.

UW-Green Bay alumnus has art exhibition on display

UW-Green Bay alumnus Cristian Andersson ’13 (Studio Arts, Design Arts) has an exhibition entitled “Social Amnesia” that will be running at the Aylward Gallery at the UW-Oshkosh, Fox Valley Campus until Friday, Mar. 8, 2019. The exhibition includes new paintings, sculptural items and the Scriptorium – a 9′ x 36.5′ installation piece. The performance piece “EARTH||AIR” had its debut and the familial sculptures still stand in the gallery. Learn more.

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Mary Hood, artist presentation and workshop, Thursday, Nov. 8 – Saturday, Nov. 10

Mary Hood, a professor of printmaking at Arizona State University, will be giving a presentation on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in UW-Green Bay’s Studio Arts 411. Workshops will be offered on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 and Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. to Noon and/or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., also in Studio Arts 411. Attendees can opt to do a half-day workshop, a full-day workshop or take part in a two-day workshop. In the workshop, participants can make a variety of book structures and creatively explore the book form, and leave with a new/renewed understanding of artist books. All materials will be provided. The workshop is free to current UW-Green Bay students and will cost $50 to community members. To sign up for a workshop session, please contact Prof. Christine Style (Art and Design) at stylec@uwgb.edu.

That’s a lot of air: Studio Arts gets new air-handling unit

When it is complete, the new air-handling unit lifted by crane on top of UW-Green Bay’s Studio Arts building will blow 5,900 cubic feet per minute, heat up to 221,000 btu’s and cool up to 177,000 btu’s. The unit itself weighs more than 5,200 pounds, says UWGB facilities Planner Jeff Schulz. Miron Construction is the general contractor and crane provider, Hurckman Mechanical is the HVAC subcontractor and is installing the unit. The entire project entails “gutting” the band and vocal labs and installing new acoustics, lighting and interior finishes, while providing a new sound recording lab on the second floor.

 

Chalk Artist brings fun to University Union

As people traverse the hallways of the UW-Green Bay, they have probably noticed the beautiful chalk drawings that line the walls of University Union, bringing an artistic flare to our everyday lives. They might highlight the latest Coffeehouse brew, or draw attention to the next holiday event.

Who is the creator behind this unique and enjoyable art form? It’s UWGB student Kimmy Schwarzenbart, who has been an artist, of sorts, since her early days of crafts and coloring books.

Schwarzenbart is receiving plenty of praise for her work — most noticeable outside the Phoenix Club and the Common Grounds Coffeehouse, on campus. And just recently, she received a prestigious award for her work — taking home “Best of Show” honors at the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Region V for drawings.

Schwarzenbart even gets paid for her talents, hired as a student graphic designer for the University Union.

“I saw a flier stating that the Union was hiring graphic designers and decided to apply even though I had no experience with graphic design programs at the time…A summer position opened up and I brought some sketchbooks and other art samples to the interview…I was obviously not ready for a graphic design position yet but, to my surprise, was hired to do the chalk drawings instead.”

Schwarzenbart is a Business Administration major with minors in Studio Art and Design Arts. She was inspired to declare her art minors by her teachers and supporters who would see her overwhelming amount of notebook sketches and encouraged her to keep drawing.

Her artistic talents came naturally to her at a young age but her mother is a large creative influence in her life. “I grew up watching her do crafts with sewing, photography, paint, and pastels. There was always a large amount of art supplies in the house to play with.”

Finding a way to preserve her medium is a future goal.

“Chalk is not the most permanent medium to work with…In the future I would like to find a way to preserve some chalk drawings, which may involve framing or other techniques.”

Schwarzenbart showcased her work in a public display in the Studio Arts building at UWGB in October. She plans to launch an art-specific web page in the future. She hopes to continue using her talent both as a hobby, and in a professional field.

“I hope to use my creativity in marketing and advertising to help design and sell products. In my free time I would still be able to make and sell art as a hobby.”

Also receiving honors at the Region V ACUI:
Logan Sprangers — First place in the Multipage Publication Design Category for the Spring 2014 Good Time Programming Booklet and second place in the Poster Category for his promotion of the speaker and presenter Anita Sarkeesian
Ranita Haanen — Second place in Brochure Design for the Great Beginnings (GB) Week foldable brochure
Kimmy Schwarzenbart — First place in the Large Media design Category and “Best of Show” for the entire Graphics Contest for Region V.

New in pictures: Studio Arts becomes three-floor gallery

We told you here last week that Studio Arts has been temporarily transformed from mere building to three-floor art gallery — and now we’ve got the photos to show it. The pieces from student artists are on display now through Wednesday (Nov. 20), and available for free public viewing. On the first floor (C-wing and cafeteria) you’ll find sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry/metals and design methods. On third floor, check out graphic design, environmental design and photography. And up top, on fourth floor, you’ll find painting, drawing textiles and 2-D design. Check out our photo gallery.

Hallways of Studio Arts Building become three-floor art gallery

Studio Arts, student art displayFantastic works by student artists and designers are on display in the Studio Arts Building now through Wednesday (Nov. 20). It ties in with the Art and Design programs preparing for an accreditation visit from the National Schools of Art and Design. So, not only is the work of top student artists on display in the Lawton Gallery, the hallways of Studio Arts are alive with art in selected locations, free for public viewing.

Here’s a quick directory:
SA 1st floor (C–wing and cafeteria) – sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry/metals and design methods
SA 3rd floor – graphic design, environmental design and photography
SA 4th floor – painting, drawing, textiles, and 2-D design

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— Photos by Eric Miller, photographer, Office of Marketing and University Communication

In the news: Campus graffiti

We told you last week that University Police are investigating a string of graffiti incidents in Studio Arts and Theatre Hall. NBC 26 news picked up the story for a recent broadcast, noting the damage has cost thousands of dollars. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Green Bay Area Crime Stoppers at (920) 432-STOP (7867) or University Police at (920) 465-2300, ext. 2.

Links to the broadcast and more information from University Communication:
NBC 26 news | UW-Green Bay