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New hands-on art class available for non-art majors

Posted on October 22, 2014

Students and advisors,
There is a new hands-on art class for non-art majors spring semester 2015!
Art 311 Pottery fulfills humanities LASC goal #6.
This course will cover hand building techniques and using the potters wheel.

BA & BFA Exhibition no. 1 Thursday

Posted on October 15, 2014

The School of Visual Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead invites the public to the reception for the Fall Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition no. 1 on Thursday, October 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for Arts Gallery (CA 155). Read the rest of this entry →

Internships and Impressions

Posted on October 09, 2014

Student involvement leads to jobs post-graduation
By Danielle Rebel | Marketing Intern

Many graduates and students agree classroom learning can only take you so far. In order to get the job of your dreams after graduation, it takes more than dedication to your studies. It takes the motivation to seek real-world experience through internships and campus involvement.

“There’s only so much you can learn in the classroom, and the skills employers really want you to have you learn in jobs and real-world opportunities,” said Theresa Boyle,  a 2014 graphic design and music industry graduate. “The sooner you get involved and start doing these things, the sooner you know what you are interested in.”

Boyle knows firsthand the importance of getting involved early. She recently accepted a position as director of creative and marketing with Bass/Schuler Entertainment, a college-booking agency in Chicago. Read the rest of this entry →

Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show opens Oct. 9 at Plains Art Museum

Posted on October 03, 2014

Plains Art Museum spotlights the 24 full-time studio art instructors at Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and North Dakota State University in Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show. Each artist is displaying a group of works, and the show covers an array of styles and media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, mixed-media, photography, and installation art.

Art Boom recognizes the contributions of these higher ed institutions in establishing the foundation for the visual arts in Fargo-Moorhead and acknowledges the current faculty’s continued influence on the arts community,” said Becky Dunham, the Museum’s curator. Read the rest of this entry →

Sheets receives design award

Posted on October 01, 2014

Allen Sheets, Graphic Design, received an American Graphic Design Award for The Spirit Room catalog titled: In the Spirit of Crow: A Gathering of Art Poetry from the Great Winter Crow Shots, 2004-2012. Certificates of Excellence were awarded to 15% of 8,000 entries. The competition was sponsored by Graphic Design USA. The catalog was edited by Thom Tammaro, English.

Art historian James Elkins presents a lecture on using your eyes Oct. 6

Posted on September 29, 2014

Artist, critic and art historian James Elkins presents a lecture titled, “How to Use Your Eyes and How Some Animals Use Them” Monday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. in King Hall Auditorium on the MSUM campus. Elkins’ lecture is part of The School of Visual Arts colloquium lecture series.

Elkins teaches in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After obtaining his graduate degree in painting, Elkins completed his PhD in Art History in 1989 at the University of Chicago. His writing focuses on the history and theory of images in art, science, and nature. Some of his books are exclusively on fine art (What Painting Is, Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles?). Read the rest of this entry →

Arnar organized panel and delivered paper at SHARP conference in Belgium

Posted on September 29, 2014

Anna Sigrídur Arnar, School of Visual Art, organized a conference panel and delivered a paper for SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) held in Antwerp, Belgium, September 17-21. The title of the panel was “A Modern Secular Cult: Artists’ Books and Explorations of the Self, Nationhood, and Civic Rites.” Arnar delivered a paper titled “The Public and Private Dimensions of the Secular Book: The Library as Work of Art in the Work of Christine Hill and Shooshie Sulaiman,” based on her summer research for a new book project called Social Spaces of the Book, “Reading” Books at Documenta and the Venice Biennale.

Zhimin Guan, School of Visual Art, opens exhibit at U of M Crookston Sept. 24

Posted on September 16, 2014

A solo exhibit  of paintings by Zhimin Guan, School of Visual Art, opens Sept. 24 and runs until Oct. 2  at the University of Minnesota Crookston campus. The show is organized by the  Confucius Institute at University of Minnesota. The exhibit is titled “Mountain Spirits & Water Images.”  Zhimin Guan will also conduct a Chinese painting workshop at 4:30 p.m. in Owens Hall 118, followed by a free buffet supper and slide lecture and a question and answer session(6:20-7:30pm) in the Bede Ballroom. Read the rest of this entry →

Alumni exhibition reception this afternoon

Posted on September 04, 2014

Thursday, September 4 | 4–6 p.m. | Center for the Arts 155

The School of Visual Arts invites the public to the reception for the MSUM Alumni Exhibition: New Works on Thursday, September 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for Arts Gallery (CA 155).

The exhibition features works by local and regional MSUM alumni, including J. David Berdahl, Katelyn Bladel, Christopher Boedigheimer, Ellen Jean Diedercich, Kaylyn Gerenz, Amanda Heidt, Warren Kessler, Chelsea Lee, Nancy J. Leier, Sam Norman, Chelsea Odden, Jerica Olson, Kristen R. Perala, Keri Pickett, Lydia Rusch, Naomi RaMona Schliesman, Sarah Regan Snavely, and Brooke Stewart. Read the rest of this entry →

Basic Drawing Now Open to Non-Majors

Posted on August 21, 2014

Interested in learning how to draw? Good news! Non-majors are now able to sign up for basic drawing. The course that is available for non-art majors is:

Course: ART 101 (000049) – Basic Drawing 1
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 11:00AM-1:50PM
Instructor: Sherry Short

If you have any question about the course or registration, please contact Sherry Short at shortsh@mnstate.edu, or 218-477-2310.

“Unsinkable Stories,” an Exhibition by MSUM Art Faculty Lauren Kinney, Kelli Sinner and Patrick Vincent at the Nemeth Art Center, Reception Saturday, May 10

Posted on May 06, 2014

“Unsinkable Stories” features new works by Gallery Director Lauren Kinney, Ceramics Professor Kelli Sinner, and Printmaking Professor Patrick Vincent. In this collection of work the artists tell stories through paper, print, ceramic and book forms. In her series Clouds & Consequences Kelli Sinner creates subtle layered narratives by combining handmade paper and ceramic forms. Patrick Vincent explores social and ecological issues through animal mythology in print and drawing. Lauren Kinney creates tapestry like woodcuts of imaginary worlds as well as collaborative books and prints. Read the rest of this entry →

Exhibition Reception today from 4 – 6 p.m.

Posted on May 01, 2014

The Department of Art & Design invites the public to the reception for:

“Malevolent Madames” a solo exhibition by Bertha Vásquez
April 28 – May 16
Reception: Thursday, May 1st from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for Arts Gallery (CA 155). Read the rest of this entry →

Public art history thesis presentations May 8

Posted on April 29, 2014

May 8 at 5 p.m. in CA 165, two public art history thesis presentations will take place. The presentations are open to the public and will be followed by a small reception. The two speakers and their topics include:
Gisselle Tipp on “The Blueprint of a Stripped Society: Reconstruction of Russian Culture through the Constructivist Gaze”

Linnea Fitterer on “Contemporary Curating as an Artistic Practice”.

Biannual Print and Ceramics Sale on April 28th and 29th

Posted on April 28, 2014

The Works On Paper Guild and The Ceramics Guild are holding their Biannual Print and Ceramics Sale on April 28th and 29th. The sale will be open from 9 am to 4pm. The Sale will feature art work from MSUM students. It will be held in front of the MSUM Gallery (149 Lobby) in the Roland Dille Center For The Arts. Please come support ceramicists and printmakers! Read the rest of this entry →

Richard Gompf passed away, “Richard Gompf Endowed Art Scholarship” formed

Posted on April 25, 2014

Richard Gompf generously donated $25,000 to MSUM to establish the “Richard Gompf Endowed Art Scholarship” to be awarded to an Art & Design student with an emphasis in Sculpture or Ceramics.  Richard treasured his time at MSUM and went on to impact many students as a high school art teacher.  Richard landed his dream job pioneering an arts program teaching pottery, jewelry and art  from 1960-1989 at Miramonte High School in Orinda, California.   Additional contributions to this scholarship are welcome. Read the rest of this entry →

Anna S. Arnar delivered Gale Memorial Lecture at University of New Mexico

Posted on April 24, 2014

Anna S. Arnar, Department of Art & Design, delivered the Gale Memorial Lecture at the University of New Mexico sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History. The title of her lecture was “The Culture of Print and the Social Lives of Books: Case Studies of Contemporary Book Works at Documenta 13.” The lecture is based on her new book project to be carried out during her sabbatical.

http://art.unm.edu/gale-memorial-lecture-series/

“TRASHED: An Excavation of the Art-making Process” reception today

Posted on April 17, 2014

A mini art exhibition titled, TRASHED: An Excavation of the Art-making Process, will have an opening reception Thursday, April 17th from 5-6 p.m. in the Art Lounge in the Center for the Arts. This exhibition will run until Tuesday, May 6th.

Spring BFA Exhibition #2

Posted on April 15, 2014

The Department of Art & Design invites the public to the reception for the Spring Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition #2 on Thursday, April 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for Arts Gallery (CA 155). Artwork created by senior BFA candidates Rachel Collier, Sierra Fosness, Takara Geck, Meghann Hlibichuk, Jamie Hohnadel, Jennifer Junker, Morgan Leapaldt, Michelle Mork, Amanda Olson, Kristen R. Perala, Jonathan Reich, Kaitlyn Rewitzer, Lydia Rusch, Brooke Stewart, and Fan Yin will be on display from Monday, April 14 to Thursday, April 24. Students are working towards fulfillment of requirements for the BFA in Art and Design. Read the rest of this entry →

Student Juried Exhibition

Posted on April 01, 2014

The Department of Art & Design invites the public to the reception for the Student Juried Exhibition on Thursday, April 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery (CA 155). Student awards will be announced during the reception at 5 p.m.

Artwork created by students during the 2013-14 academic year, and selected by visiting juror Hilary Wilder will be on display from Monday, March 31 to Thursday, April 10. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Photography has a photo blog

Posted on March 28, 2014

Check out the blog. Last semester the Photography Department began showcasing student work and now you are invited to enjoy the photographs collected over the past few months. Posts include work from individual students excelling on particular assignments to submissions from entire classes ranging from Intro to Photography courses to senior level studios. Be sure to revisit the blog as new work is added every week.

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