Thursday, November 18, 2010
Here is the press release for an exhibition I am participating in. The udraw project (check it out and send me a drawing!) will be part of this exhibit.
FRCC students curate art exhibition that includes Webosphere elements
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – When museum/gallery studies students at Front Range Community College open their fourth annual juried art exhibition Friday, Dec. 3, at the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, they also will be staging the exhibition in the Webosphere.
The exhibition, “Object, No Object: Sculpture of Ideas,” aims to explore conversations around the topic of contemporary sculpture. Students in the class are the jurors and curators of the exhibition which, because it is open just one day in a physical place, also could be called an “art happening.”
The one-day on-site exhibition will feature sculptural installations of local artists Rachael Browning , Keith Jentzsch, Martin Mayer, Elizabeth Morisette, Amy Reckley , Frank Stanley and Sarah Vaeth.
But “Object, No Object” also is an online international invitational exhibition that will be broadcast from Dec. 3 to March 3, 2011, via the exhibit’s social media sites on Twitter, Facebook and through an interactive Web site. See http://be-art-smart.blogspot.com/.
“Museum /Gallery Studies students seek to incorporate social networking as a means to involve the audience in an ongoing and open forum about sculpture,” said Kathy Webb, an independent study student who set up the online presence. “By doing so, the students illustrate that the exhibition creates a virtual structure on its own, a ‘Sculpture of Contemporary Culture.’ It is the students’ highest intention that the dialog which is created by both the on-site and online exhibitions will continue beyond the exhibition dates.”
FRCC is the only community college in Colorado to offer a three-semester sequence in museum and gallery studies, said Jennie Kiessling, art instructor. The sequence incorporates strong field-based internships as well as classes in art, history, philosophy, and museum and gallery studies itself.
The Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 201 S. College Ave. “Object, No Object” has an entrance on the plaza level, in the former ArtsCool space.
The hours for the Dec. 3 exhibition are noon to 9 p.m. as the exhibit matches the evening hours for the First Friday gallery walk in downtown Fort Collins.
Admission is free to “Object, No Object: Sculpture of Ideas.” Admission to the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (65 or older), $6 for students (with valid ID), $5 for youth (7-18), and free for museum members and children 6 and under.
For more information, contact Kiessling at (970) 226-2500, ext. 2446, or at email@example.com.
Friday, November 12, 2010
This year, for the MASKS exhibit at the Fort Collins Museum of Art I have made a piece using strips of fabric. The mask, called "Scrappy will be part of the MASK fundraiser in 2011. Masks 2011 information and important dates are below. Hope to see you there!
Members, Artists & Sponsors Only Preview
April 1, 2011, 4-6pm
First Friday Opening Reception
April 1, 2011, 6-9pm
Gala Celebration & Live Auction
April 30, 2011
First Friday Closing Reception
May 6, 2011, 6-9pm
2010 Masks at MOCA
EXHIBITION & SILENT AUCTION
sponsored by Mawson Lumber
April 2 – May 7, 2010
Gala Celebration and Live Auction
May 1, 2010 at FCMOCA
Monday, November 1, 2010
Just in time for Winter, Girl Scout Troop 2258 has finished their Transformer cabinet Mural. Here are some pictures. This project was sponsored by the Fort Collins Arts in Public Places Program. If you want to see them in person, they are located on Olive Street near the intersection of Olive and remington Street.