Nina Katchadourian, an American conceptual artist, will visit campus and give a public talk Thursday, April 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Stahr Auditorium at Stager Hall.
Katchadourian employs whimsy and multiple mediums in her work; her subjects include "maps, language, uninvited collaborations with nature, confusing animals, and charts and systems." She lists her teaching and research interests as "contemporary art (sculpture, sound, video, photography, drawing, and public art); contemporary drawings; hybrid visual art and music forms; interdisciplinary practice; collaboration; language and translation; animal studies."
On Wednesday evening, Oct. 3, 2012, winners of the Art and Art History summer study awards for 2012 spoke about their experiences:
Amy Eldredge traveled to China to study Keepers of the Waters projects that combine art and the environment;
Maeve Broadbin took an intensive animation design course at Parson's;
Salina Almanzar took workshops in artistic anatomy and sculpture at the Art Students League of New York;
Alex Valencia attended the Summer Intensive Architecture Program at The Parsons New School of Design in New York.
Honors Awarded to Senior Majors
Three Art and Art History senior majors have been awarded departmental honors:
Dan Deibler, a studio art major, for his honors thesis "Deconstructing the Human Form;
Judith Stapleton, an art history major, for "Breaking the Frame: Art and Life in the Bloomsburg Group's Charleston House";
And art history major Lauren Siegel for "Marguerite Zorach's Tapestry Painting 'The Family Supper'".
Juried All-Student Art Show Awards
F&M's Spring 2012 Juried All-Student Art Exhibition opened Thursday, April 26, 2012. Category winners were announced by Arts Club organizers Salina Almanzar '13 and Deena Gittle '12. Franklin & Marshall President Dan Porterfield presented prizes to:
Marisa Sobel '15, category of best drawing, for "Pliers Study"'
Maeve Broadbin '13, category of best painting, for "City Three"
Erika Herrera '12, category of best photograph, for "White Russian"
Macy Pryor '14, category of best sculpture, for "A Spoonful of You"
Dan Deibler '12, category of best in show, for "Toy Guernica."
Robert M. and Elizabeth Landis Art Award Winners Chosen
The Landis Art Award for 2012 is given to Erika Herrera '12, a studio art major, and Judith Stapleton '12, an art history major. This prize, for senior art and art history majors, is awarded by Art and Art History faculty -- the choice is based on the candidates having met a strict set of criteria that includes excellence in art courses and demonstrated interest in art.
Summer Grant Awards Announced
The Department of Art and Art History recently chose the recipients of its summer travel/study grants:
Amy Eldredge '14, a studio art major, is winner of the Sophomore Summer Foreign Travel Award in Studio or Art History. Amy will use her grant to travel to China to study Keepers of the Waters projects that combine art and the environment. She states, "I want to visit the locations of their projects in China, where they have incorporated the artistic culture of China into the process of cleaning the environment to capture the people’s attention and to educate on the importance of a cleaner environment."
Maeve Broadbin '13, a studio art major, is winner of the Junior Summer Study Award in Studio Art. Maeve plans to take an intensive animation design course at Parson's this summer. She will learn traditional 2-D animation and Flash (the current industry standard), and will use her new knowledge to produce a demo reel that can be sent out to prospective employers and graduate schools.
The Department of Art and Art History plans an evening of dinner and discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m. at the Huegel Alumni House.
Art History major Ellen Kecskemethy '13, this year's winner of the Sophomore Summer Foreign Travel Award in Studio or Art History, will talk about her summer research on the art and architecture of the "clandestine churches" in Northern Europe.
Studio Art major Dan Deibler '12, the 2011 Junior Summer Study Award in Studio Art winner, will describe his summer experience studying video game design at Digipen Institute of Technology.
Art History major Judith Stapleton '12, a Marshall Scholar, will tell the group about her "Byzantine and Bloomsbury" summer project.
Art and Art History majors and minors and other interested students are invited to attend the dinner and presentations.
Claire Giblin, Curator of Exhibitions at the Phillips Museum of Art, is again offering workshops for F&M art students who plan to exhibit their art in the spring student art show.
The "Framed!" workshops are geared to provide basic skills students will need for matting, mounting, framing and wiring their work. Claire will discuss methods of presentation, resources and cost of materials. Instruction and guidance for particular art works is also offered.
The first "Framed!" meeting is scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m.-12:35 p.m. in the Huegel Alumni House first floor seminar room.
The second meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, 11:30 a.m.-12:35 p.m. at the Phillips Museum of Art.
On September 23, Art and Art History alumna Jiayin "Gabby" She '11 assisted at the opening of the art exhibition "Half the Sky" at Drexel University. "Half the Sky" showcases more than 60 pieces of artwork by 22 Chinese women artists. Gabby translated for Fan Di'an, Director of the National Art Museum of China, who made the opening remarks.
On September 23, Art and Art History major Judith Stapleton '12 displayed her research poster at F&M's Autumn Research Fair. Judith's project, titled "Byzantine and Bloomsbury," explores the Bloomsbury Group's interest in Byzantine art which led to an observable influence on the pre-war British art scene.
This is not Judith's first experience delving into Byzantine art. In 2010, she was the winner of Art and Art History's Sophomore Summer Foreign Travel Award and used her funding that summer to travel to Ravenna, Rome and Venice, Italy, to view Byzantine art in situ.