Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Go students Go!

see their work at the Science Museum of MN
Opening is Dec. 4th 2009  (6-8pm)
Show goes from Nov. 20 - Dec. 11th,   2009 

what shows of yours can we start promoting???????

send me the news you minute you get it.

never hold back, never wait for anyone's approval - because you have mine

go get 'em. - get showing and be great - and you know you'll have me to shout the loudest for you!!!!!

go get 'em guys!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Images of work we saw at the Walker from our tour

Kazuo Shiraga
oil on canvas
  Image taken from the Walker Web Site:
Chuck Close
oil on canvas

Third Eye Vision
Chris Ofili
acrylic, collage, glitter, resin, map pins, elephant dung on canvas

Here are just a few images from our tour.  I thought I might save you guys some time and see if I can pull a few for you so you can just think about the writing.

 Delfo (Delphi)
Giulio Paolini
photographic screenprint on canvas

Fountain (after Marcel Duchamp: A.P.)
Sherrie Levine

set elements for Walkaround Time
Jasper Johns
plastic, paint  

Shoestring Potatoes Spilling from a Bag
Claes Oldenburg
canvas, kapok, glue, acrylic

Buste de Diego (Bust of Diego)
Alberto Giacometti
circa 1954

Black Curve
Ellsworth Kelly
oil on canvas


Suaire de Mondo Cane (Mondo Cane Shroud)
Yves Klein
pigment, synthetic resin on gauze

BLOG:  Art and the range of perspectives:  (last uber blog entry)

1 • Find a piece that has strong FORMAL qualities:  Line, color, shape, texture etc.  Choose one of these qualities that this work screams out and tell me (in a few sentences) why this work’s formal qualities are its greatest strength.  Give me your reaction – positive or negative (and be persuasive). Does its form carry over the piece?  Is beauty enough?

2 • Find a piece that’s content is its strongest quality – perhaps stronger than the actual physical piece itself. Tell me about a paragraph about the work and then give me your reaction – positive or negative (and be persuasive).  Does its content carry over the piece?  Is thought enough?

3• Find a piece that lacks both formal and content qualities to you and why.  Why is this work just such a let down to you?

4• Find a piece that carries both the formal and content qualities that you desire in a work and tell me why.

5.  FINALLY - -Chose a Piece that by seeing this work – perhaps changed your view of what art is.  It changed your perspective, taught you something new, or made you re-think what art can be.  Even better – a piece of art that made you so itchy to make work - you couldn’t hold still.  Something that inspired you to do something new.

Red Yellow Blue III
Ellsworth Kelly
oil on canvas

Isamu Noguchi

Tre ragazze alla balconata (Three Girls on a Balcony)
Michelangelo Pistoletto
oil, graphite on tissue paper mounted to mirror-polished stainless steel

Hippopotamus from Technological Reliquaries
Paul Thek
beeswax, plexiglass, metal, rubbe

Concetto Spaziale - Attesa (Spatial Concept - Expectation)
Lucio Fontana
tempera on canvas, lacquered wood

Sunday, October 4, 2009

This week - A tour of the Walker Art Center

Hello Everyone.

Don't forget this week is your wonderful tour of the Walker Art Center - which I know you're going to love.
I will see you there (*in the lobby upstairs by the gift shop) no later than 3:45.  That's when our tour leaves, so don't be a second late!

here's their web site:

tons of stuff there so go check it out, eat it up and love it all!

Things to apply to - a sketch book competition

The Sketchbook Project: Library

posted: 9/15/09

Image taken from:

Art House Co-op Gallery building world's first permanent library of sketchbooks
Atlanta, GA, Sept 2009- Atlanta's Art House Co-op has opened a call for entries for the Sketchbook Project, Library edition. Participants are asked to donate their finished sketchbooks to the project, which will be exhibited in galleries and then reside in a permanent collection where library patrons can browse by theme, media, or location. Confirmed exhibition dates include Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and St. Louis.
Each sketchbook will be barcoded and cataloged, enabling visitors to the exhibitions to receive a library card with which they can check out books to browse and peruse while at the shows.
Participants will receive a 5.25 in. x 8.25 in. Moleskine(R) sketchbook to fill in and return to the gallery, where it will become part of a collective exhibition along with thousands of other artists. The Sketchbook Project is open to anyone and you can sign up at Art House Co-op's website,, where artists can create profiles, share portfolio images, and interact with each other, essentially forming a social networking site, as well as a collective of artists from various nationalities, ideologies, styles, and artistic backgrounds.
To participate:
For more info on Art House Co-op, please visit:

Saturday, October 3, 2009

More shows for you to to go to if you like

 Soo Visual Arts Center for two new exhibitions:

New works by Greg Gossel
October 9 - November 29, 2009
 Opening Reception Friday, October 9th, 6-9PM

Don’t Worry, I Have a Map
New Works by Amy Rice
October 9 - November 29, 2009
Opening Reception Friday, October 9th, 6-9PM

Soo Visual Arts Center is located at 2640 Lyndale Avenue South in Minneapolis, on the corner of Lyndale Avenue South and 27th Street. Gallery hours are: Tues 10-6, Wed. 10-6, Thurs. 12-8, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4 & Sun. 12-4 Gallery admission is free for all visitors during all hours of operation, with a suggested donation of $2. For more information visit

801 Art Gallery Opening
   Saturday October 10th, 2009
   6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Please join us for an evening of art and music.

We’ve selected three wonderful visual artists with unique styles and work:
1st Floor – Vance Gellert, Photographer
2nd Floor  – Scott Neff, Painter/Collage/ Assemblage
3rd Floor – John Alspach, Painter

All of the art is for sale and the money goes directly to the artist.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Jeremy Bue at 612-636-7187.  Jeremy is the key resident contact for this and future Aesthetics Committee events.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday October 10th, 2009!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

a kool mapping site for research

Hey guys -  a global look at where the news is coming from
sort of a different way of finding things
FYI for a future heads up for your mapping project

TimeSpace: World

TimeSpace is an interactive map that allows you to navigate articles, photos, video and commentary from around the globe. Discover news hot-spots where coverage is clustered. Use the timeline to illustrate peaks in coverage, and customize your news searches to a particular day or specific hour. (Many Washington Post stories appear at midnight; others are published throughout the day as news happens). Click the ? In the upper right for help.