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.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

This week we will meet at the Midway Art museum

Hey guys.  See you at the Midway Art museum for this weeks class (and office hours)
I'll be checking your blogs tomorrow - so make sure you're all updated.  :)

Here is their home web site For the Midway Art Museum

Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm
Library hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm
School groups: If you are interested in visiting Midway with a school group, please see our education page for more details.
Midway Contemporary Art
527 Second Avenue SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Phone 612-605-4504
Facsimile 612-605-4538
Contact Us
Free off-street parking is available. Midway is fully ADA-accessible. We are also close to several major bus routes; please visit metrotransit for bus routes and schedules.
Open Google Maps for directions.

Monday, September 14, 2009

see you at the MIA tomorrow

Hey guys,
just want to remind you all that we'll be at the MIA ( tomorrow

Class starts at 3:45 tomorrow and my office hours will be held there as well.  (for directions see the link below:

sending an e-mail now and working all the links this evening as well.
no rest for the weary

Just like this little guy:

Monday, September 7, 2009

Welcome to Orientation to Art and Design's (section B)'s blogspot

hello everyone.

Who didn't sigh a huge sigh of relief when i said "never mind" about the worksheet questions.  Hopefully today's lecture makes sense of everything and we can begin to get the experience and even - maybe  - just a little pleasure out of learning to critique work - both our own, our peers and even 'famous artists' work.

I'd hope that you get some use out of this semi-public forum as well.

A few things to remember:
1) Spelling and Grammar still count (*I know... booo).
I usually like to write things out in a word doc. and then cut and past them over into the blog.
Because I can't spell, and grammar  - it is beyond me - BUT  - you are required to do it well.  How will I know then if you are miss-spelling anything?  Simple my dears....  cut and paste right back into word and there you go.  Can't hide from it, just do it. 

2)  Site and source EVERYTHING!  It's very important and for legal reasons even.  Also, it can be a great resource for someone else who is researching a similar artist to keep clicking their way into the infinite source of possibilities found on the web.  Get link happy - highlight the words you want to link to the original site, then hit the blue button above that says LINK, and then paste in the original web site. 
So let's say I was suppose to write about an art I made this summer (good times).
I would paste my image to the screen via that little button up above that has a picture of a mountain
Abbi A. Allan
"Mr. Crumple's Last Day".
Pen on paper. 2009
8.5" x 12"
Image taken from her Blog "Abbi Allan's Latest Work" 
3)  Make sure you link to this blog and all your classmates' blogs as you go along.
What will those addresses be?
after the
so basically, cut and paste the whole thing, and where you see the italic red, take out "yourlastname" and put your own last name there.

send that name to me, and I'll make sure it gets sent out to everyone else.

by next week should you not only have your first posting and review, but be linked to everyone.

Ready to go???
As I say when I review a really hot all-star filled band "hipsters, commence blogging"