ARTIFACTS FALL 2007 Howdy from the Knight campus of the CCRI Art Department. I’m Associate Professor Nick Sevigney in charge of the fall semester edition of ARTiFACTS the CCRI Art Department’s publication to keep you up to date with what is happening in the department. I’m also teaching the Art Seminar course at the Knight campus. If you’re thinking of claiming the AFA or Associates of Fine Arts degree as your major you need to take Art Seminar. It is a one credit course offered at both the Flanagan (Professor Thomas Morrissey teaches at the Flanagan campus) and Knight campuses every semester and helps you organize a portfolio, look at transfer, and see what your options may be when you graduate. If you are curious the course syllabus is attached at the back of this publication. Feel free to drop by or come to see one of the three college representatives that will be visiting this semester. Hope you’re having a great semester! NATIONAL PORTFOLIO DAY Saturday, November 3 Hartford Art School West Hartford, Connecticut University of Hartford 200 Bloomfield Avenue West Hartford, CT 06117 860-768-4393 The Association consists of representatives from regionally accredited colleges and universities, which are members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The NPDA is the only organization of its kind, and its membership represents the highest standard of visual arts education available in the United States and Canada. Information at http://www.portfolioday.net FACULTY STATS MAKE SURE TO WELCOME ASSISTANT PROFESSOR MARK ZELLERS AT THE FLANAGAN CAMPUS CERAMICS ROOM!!!!!!!! Mark was hired full time this summer and will be roaming the clay studio on a permanent basis!! He graduated in 2001 from UMass Dartmouth with a Masters of Fine Arts and got his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. In case you’re wondering he’s the guy with the wily hair and beard and the red t-shirt. Welcome aboard Mark!!! Professor Rebecca Clark is exhibiting five cyanotype prints in the "Sun Pictures to Mega Pixels" show at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn NY through Nov 4. The exhibit features artists working in antique photographic processes and digital imaging and explores the synthesis of the two. To find more information on the exhibit visit http://www.wahcenter.net. Associate Professor of Art History, Natalie Coletta, as part of her sabbatical leave, traveled to Cambodia to study and film temples and sculpture. Her films reflect observations made of stillness and movement in Cambodia and she created Cambodia in Motion: Film Shorts to reflect that. Her work was in part inspired by her new course offered at the Community College, “Topics in Art History,” which examines cultures of the non-western world. This 3 credit transfer course includes study of Cambodia, Nigeria, Native America and Papua New Guinea. Cambodia is a culture steeped in Buddhist tradition. And its people, despite suffering great hardship, exist in a grace echoed in its classical carvings. Look for Professor Coletta’s two documentary shorts, which will be screened this fall at CCRI! Professor Nancy Wyllie’s video titled FORCED MIGRATION was included in the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival in July. The same video was selected for the "Action on Film Festival" held at the Long Beach Convention Center. "Action on Film" honored the achievements of veteran actors Bill Duke and David Carradine. Festival jurors chose work that makes unique use of motion in film. The footage was shot primarily on location at a Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse Auction at Cornell University. This past summer Professor Maureen Kelman taught workshops on shibori, Japanese resist dyeing, at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine; and at Snow Farm in Williamsburg, Ma. As well, Kelman was invited to exhibit one of her textile sculptures in the show, Pojagi & Beyond, currently on view at the Korea Craft Museum in conjunction with the 2007 Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Cheongju-city, South Korea. This sculpture employs an adaptation of a traditional Korean textile technique, pojagi, which Kelman uses to create structural segments within her three-dimensional textile surfaces. Catalogs for the Cheongju Craft Biennale exhibitions are currently on-line at http://www.okcj.org. Prof. Tom Morrissey has been awarded a one-person exhibition at the Providence Art Club to be held in February, 2008. He is working in his Woonsocket studio on a new series of pieces in a variety of media including paintings, digital work, mixed media on paper and some 3D works in steel and other media. Look for invitations to be floating around in January or go to the Providence Art Club’s web site for more information at http://www.providenceartclub.org/ Adjunct Professor Susan Fossati is currently represented by the Bellini Ruggeri Gallery, 182 Weyland Avenue, Providence, RI. Their ongoing display includes her paintings, pastels and watercolors. Associate Professor Nick Sevigney had a killer summer. My work was accepted to an exhibition at Baltimore Clayworks in Maryland and was a studio technician at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine for two weeks in August. I was lucky enough to work at Haystack with one of my clay heroes Richard Notkin. My time in August went so well they asked me back for a five day work session is September! Now to gear up for my sabbatical that will hopefully take place next year. In September & October 2007, Adjunct Faculty Professor Keith Fox took part in a group exhibition organized by Theresa Girard, Director of Access to Art; under the auspices of the Town of South Kingston, Rhode Island. His two paintings, “Get Well Soon, Variation Number 1” and “Get Well Soon, Variation Number 2,” both of which explore the theme of patient safety, health stimulated thoughtful discussion on the topic of how the role of the patient is defined today by insurers, employers, and medical professionals. For further information on the exhibition, please contact Theresa Girard, Art Director, or Cathy Larlham, Superintendent of the Neighborhood Guild Community Center, at the following telephone number: (401) 789-9301. ALUMNI NEWS Tahreem Altaf writes “I am an Art Ed major at RIC and loving the experience of being able to work in schools as part of my degree. This is my second semester and I like it a lot better now. I’ll keep you posted on my progress in ceramics! Diana Madriaga is still at the Rochester Institute of Technology woodworking program. She decided to start her own business (while she’s in school!) to start getting her work out there before she takes a job to pay off loans. She said “I don’t want to get side tracked from what I set out to do when I graduate. I make hand crafted wood items but am hoping to start building furniture that is more me and I feel comfortable selling.” You can see what she is up to at www.AutumnChaos.com Since transferring to RISD, Josh Vizzacco wrote: “I have been busy in my major of graphic design, last semester I received a scholarship award going out to an outstanding graphic design student, which was decided on by the graphic design faculty. My financial aid package was increased also for this coming year. Lst semester I entered a logo contest for a new RISD cafe' (which is open to the public), and won, my logo can be seen as the signage for the cafe', "Jolly Roger Cafe' ", which is on South Main Street in Providence close by the cable car cinema. For my efforts I won a $500 meal plan through the cafe for this upcoming semester. I’ve been busy making friends in all art/design fields at RISD and can’t wait for potential collaborative design work with them.” Felicia Cinquegrana graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago two years ago and writes: “So I'm going to RISD to get may Masters in Art Education. We started in July, and I'm glad to say so far I'm getting A's! What a geek!” GALLERY SCHEDULES FLANAGAN CAMPUS: We still have an opening for a student assistant to work in the Flanagan Campus Gallery. Students must be eligible for financial aid to qualify. If you are interested and want more information please see Prof. Morrissey or Shai Allen at the Flanagan campus. Gallery hours are posted by the gallery entrance. Anthony Rocha September 10 – October 19 Opening reception September 11, 5:00 – 8:00 PM Jettisoned Crew: Large scale acrylic paintings Anthony Rocha is a CCRI alumnus who attended the Flanagan Campus. As a CCRI art student, he was enrolled in Art Seminar class. Through this class, he was able to make contact with the Chicago Art Institute where he applied and was accepted. He completed his BA in Fine Art at the Institute. He completed his graduate studies in London where he received his MFA. He is currently participating in an artist residency program in Wisconsin. He will be at the Flanagan Campus on October 17 (3:00 PM) to talk with students in the Art Seminar class. All are invited to attend. Alan Bean and Pavlina Gatikova October 29 – December 7 Opening Reception: October 29, 6:00 – 9:00 PM Chromoskedasic Prints The Chromoskedasic process is a manipulation of the traditional wet photographic process in the darkroom. Both Alan and Pavlina are established artists internationally. However, this exhibition at CCRI is the first time this husband and wife team has exhibited together. Please attend the opening reception and learn how this unique process is accomplished. Alan and Pavlina live in Massachusetts. Student Exhibition December 17- December 21 Opening Reception, December 18, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM This exhibition features work in all media completed by Flanagan Campus Art Students during the Fall 2007 semester. All are invited to attend and please bring friends and family to the opening reception. Knight CAMPUS: Art gallery hours are M-F 11am-4pm. (If gallery assistant is not in the gallery during listed hours, please see Shai Allen, Dept. Secretary for access to the exhibits). The department is still in need of another gallery assistant who has or qualifies for Work Study. The Knight Campus Art Gallery offers a quiet place to study with computer and internet access. If you are interested in working in the gallery, please contact Erika Namaka, Gallery Director of the Knight Campus Art Gallery at email@example.com or see Shai Allen in the Art Resource Room, room #4058. Faculty Show September 27-October 25 Painter Jill Cook, CCRI alum, November 8th-December 7th Student Exhibition during December Finals week December 17- December 21 NYC bus trip Friday October 26th The CCRI Art Department will be sending a bus to NYC. This is a bus trip for any student enrolled in an art course and AFA candidates. For $15 you get a round trip to NYC on a bus with a bathroom! The requirement is that you visit the museums or galleries and take in what the big city has to offer. Sign up soon because space is limited. The bus will pick up and drop off at the Flanagan and Knight campuses at the main entrances, Seats for the trip are reserved on a first-come-first-served basis with currently enrolled art students having priority. Other CCRI students and outside guests will be placed on a waiting list. The $15 non-refundable fee must be paid in full to reserve a seat. Students may sign up in the Art Resource Rooms at Knight and Flanagan campuses and with your studio professors at the Liston and Newport County campuses. Leave Flanagan Campus: 6:30 am sharp! Leave Knight Campus: 7:00 am sharp! The bus will make three drop-off stops: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Chelsea gallery district. Leave New York City: 7:00 pm sharp! The bus will leave from the front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Please be aware that most museums charge an entry fee. It is essential that students bring a current student ID to receive discounted student admission fees. Museum entry fees: Metropolitan Museum of Art: pay what you wish, $7 recommended for students Museum of Modern Art: $12 with current student ID, FREE 4-8 pm Friday Museum of Arts and Design (former American Craft Museum): $7 with student ID Guggenheim Museum of Art: $15 with current student ID Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum: $7 with current student ID Whitney Museum of American Art: $9.50 with current student ID, FREE 6-9 pm Friday The Frick: $5 with current student ID The New Museum: $3 students; free for visitors 18 and under Galleries in Chelsea and Uptown (including 57th Street area) are FREE! Digital Art Club Looking for members!!! Looking for potential officers. We have a great opportunity to work together with LASO (The Latin American Student Organization) this semester to make the Day of the Dead event a great success (This event is going to be held on November 2 at the Flanagan Campus). The Digital Art Club also offers students an opportunity to network, organize exhibitions, hold field trips, create service learning opportunities, etc. It also looks good on your resume! Analog Students are also Invited to Join! ART SEMINAR KNIGHT CAMPUS SCHEDULE Prof. Nick Sevigney Phone: 825-2372 Office: 3170 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org WEEK/DATE Agenda 1/ Sept. 10 Introduction, grading, handouts: homework, get student ID, find out what the AFA requirements are, 2/ Sept. 17 Discussion based on responses to questionnaire on your goals: transfer, college selection, art careers, networking etc. 3/ Sept. 24 Library resources session: transfer and art career research 4/ Oct. 1 Richard Whitten from Rhode Island College comes to discuss transfer 5/WED Oct. 10 Preliminary portfolio review. Bring in what you have so far for your portfolio. 6/ Oct. 15 Individual research for presentations in library using resources and skills introduced Sept. 24th 7/ Oct. 22 How to have a constructive critique. 8/ Oct. 29 Discussion on portfolio preparation, resume and interviewing skills. 9/ Nov. 5 Elizabeth Nielsen from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will visit and review portfolios. 10/ Nov. 12 NO CLASS 11/ Nov. 19 Brian Threlkeld from Maine College of Art comes to discuss MECA and transfer. 12/ Nov. 26 Discussion/ demonstration on photographing artwork for a portfolio. 13/ Dec. 3 CCRI Alumni will come to discuss their transfers to Chicago Art Institute and RISD. 14/ Dec. 10 Portfolio creation and how to make yours stand out 15/ Dec. 17 Review portfolios and wrap up discussions.