Visiting Artist Michel Droge – Noctures – UMF Art Gallery

MFA Visual Art program visiting artist and guest critter Michel Droge’s work is at UMF Gallery September 8-October 9 2016.

UMF Art Gallery is located at 246 Main Street in Farmington, Maine behind the Admissions Office: open Tuesday through Sunday noon to 4pm and by appointment.

More of Michel’s incredible work can be found here.

Alumni News: Artist Yukiyo Kawano Collaborates with Portland Artists

Yukiyo Kawano graduated from Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Visual Art low-residency program in August 2012. Recently Kawano and her collaborators, Meshi Chavez and Allison Cobb, discussed their project “A Moment in Time,” with hatchthefuture.org. The performance brings together Kawano’s sculptural objects “Fat Man” and “Little Boy,” replicas of the atomic bombs dropped on her home town of Hiroshima in 1945, Chavez’s Butoh dance practice, and Cobb’s sound poetry. Each of these artists share a geographical link to the age of nuclear bombs and energy (Chavez and Cobb both grew up in New Mexico where nuclear testing occurred), and within this shared legacy, their collaborative practice lays bare a multitude of questions about what it means to live under the invisible threat of nuclear warfare and environmental disaster.

Follow this link to learn more and listen to the interview.

 

 

Summer 2016 Grads

Patrick DeGuira

Patrick DeGuira

Ruth Moon

Ruth Moon

Katie Richardson

Katie Richardson

David Kutz

David Kutz

Andrea Beck

Andrea Beck

Judith Brisson

Judith Brisson

Lana Taliaferro

Lana Taliaferro

Karen Louise Spears

Karen Louise Spears

Nikki Juen

Nikki Juen

Veronica Cross

Veronica Cross

 

 

Visual Art Alumna Rachel Reynolds Z Gallery Convo at SIMONE DESOUSA GALLERY

Corrie Baldauf – Rachel Reynolds Z – Robert Zahorsky

GALLERY CONVERSATION

SUNDAY August 7 2-4 pm

Join artists Rachel Reynolds Z, Robert Zahorsky, and Corrie Baldauf (RaRoCo) on Sunday, August 7, 2-4 pm, for an informal gallery conversation and exhibition tour.

Conversation starts at 2 pm!

You are invited to celebrate with us and participate in this exhibition. Toss a beanbag. Swing on the glider. View the potatoes. Stand under a glowing circle. Look closely at a photograph or drawing. Walk behind the giant Comic Foreground. [Read more and view images]

RaRoCo is on view through August 21.

 

RACHEL REYNOLDS Z received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the College for Creative Studies in 2000 and graduated with a MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier in 2007.  When Reynolds Z isn’t working creatively in her Hamtramck studio, she shares her knowledge of art with students at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, adult learners at the Flint Institute of Arts, painters meeting weekly in Grosse Pointe, youth in Farmington Hills organized by the Farmington Hills’ Cultural Arts Division and private lessons to high school home-schoolers. Reynolds Z has served as a Visiting Artist and lectured about her work at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio, Madonna University in Livonia, Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Cranbrook Kingswood in Bloomfield Hills, the Farmington Public Library by invitation from the Farmington Art Foundation and the Grosse Pointe War Memorial by invitation from the Ibex Art Club.  She exhibits her work regularly in both group and solo shows at local galleries.  In between creating art and working as an educator, Rachel loves to travel, eat, listen to live music, garden, hike, scuba dive, watch basketball and in between all of that, relax.

SIMONE DESOUSA GALLERY, 444 W. Willis St., Units 111 and 112, At the Willys Overland Lofts, Detroit, MI 48201

Faculty Member Faith Wilding Retrospective

If you are in the Houston area check out VCFA faculty member, Faith Wilding’s, retrospective “Fearful Symmetries” at University of Houston Clear Lake Art Gallery.

Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 1, 6-8 p.m.

Exhibition On View: Sept. 2 – Dec. 8, 2016

The first retrospective for this highly influential feminist artist features a selection of works from Wilding’s studio practice spanning the past forty years. The nationally touring exhibition highlights a range of works on paper – drawings, watercolors, collage and paintings – exhibited together for the first time.

Taking up key, allegorical imagery in Wilding’s work, Fearful Symmetries focuses on themes of “becoming,” both the transformative event itself and the threshold to transfiguration. Imagery of leaves, chrysalides and hybrid beings fill Wilding’s work. Videos of her two prominent performances, “Waiting,” 1974, and “Wait-With,” 2007,

also explore such liminal circumstances. The tour’s fourth stop marks Wilding’s first solo exhibition in a Texas visual arts space. 

Wilding immigrated to the United States in 1961 from Paraguay. In the early 1970s she was a key figure in the formation of the first Feminist Art Program in Fresno and at the California Institute of the Arts, where she also received her MFA.

Be the first to see the works on view and meet the artist at the opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 1, 6-8 p.m. At 7 p.m., Wilding will join exhibition curator Shannon Stratton to discuss her artistic process. This program is located in the UHCL Art Gallery and free parking will be available in the Visitor Lot or Student Lot D. Complimentary refreshments including craft beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company will be served.

 

Top image: Faith Wilding, Fresno Feminist Art Program, 1971. Image Credit: Isadora Duncan. Collaborative costume image, staging Nancy Youdelman. Photography: Dori Atlantis

Bottom image: Faith Wilding, “Flow,” 2010-15. Chemistry vessels and cheesecloth. Photo credit: E.K. Waller

Faith Wilding: Fearful Symmetries is a traveling exhibition curated by Shannon R. Stratton in collaboration with Faith Wilding. The exhibition originated at Threewalls in Chicago in January 2014 with an archive, reading room and screenings curated by Abigail Satinsky. Assistance in presenting the exhibition at UHCL is provided by Verva Densmore and is funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

The UHCL Art Gallery is Bay Area Houston’s premier venue for visual arts created by living artists. We are located at 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058, approximately 4 miles east from Exit 26 on I-45 the Gulf Freeway. The gallery is on the first level of the Bayou Building. Visitor parking is available on University Drive across from the Bayou Building and in the Student Lot D. Visit http://www.uhcl.edu/parking for campus maps and information on how to purchase a temporary pass from the parking kiosk. Any person needing an accommodation for a disability should contact the Office of Student Life at 281-283-2560.

E.K. Waller Photography

E.K. Waller Photography

Winter 2016 Grads

Caitlin Metz

Caitlin Metz Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Lu Heintz

Lu Heintz, Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

J. Wren Supak

J. Wren Supak, Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Briana Zonas

Briana Zonas, Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Judy Walgren

Judy Walgren, Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Jessica Wagner

Jessica Wagner, Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Mandy Yourick

Mandy Yourick, Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Julie Koenke

Julie Koenke, Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Michael Flint

Michael Flint, Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Performance and Installation 2016

Crits

Visiting Faculty Member Viet Le with artists (from l-r) Lori Victor, Guy Coffin, Susan McClintock, and David Warner Photo credit: Martin Castaneda

Artist Emma Norman Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Faculty Member Michelle Dizon

Faculty Member Michelle Dizon Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Faculty Member Dont Rhine with artists (from r-l) Opal Jones, Ruth Moon, Jennifer Cerutti, Jon Chapman, and Zachary Stephens

Faculty Member Dont Rhine with artists (from r-l) Opal Jones, Ruth Moon, Jennifer Cerutti, Jon Chapman, and Zachary Stephens Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Visiting Artist Michel Droge with artists (from r-l) Christa Marquez Smith, Enma Saiz, Mollie Webster, Angelique Emile, Nick Emery, and Jon Chapman.

Visiting Artist Michel Droge with artists (from r-l) Christa Marquez Smith, Enma Saiz, Mollie Webster, Angelique Emile, Nick Emery, and Jon Chapman. Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Visiting Faculty Member Salome Chasnoff (right) and artist Lillie Grace (left)

Visiting Faculty Member Salome Chasnoff (right) and artist Lillie Grace (left) Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda