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Summer 2017 Courses and Workshops!

Learn about the exciting Summer School (for-credit) courses being offered this summer in the School of Art and Design. We are offering a selection of both on-campus and on-line classes! 

Join us for one or more of our hands-on Summer Workshops. For the first time ever we are offering workshops in Ceramics, Digital, and Glass! Come see what everyone is talking about this summer in the School of Art and Design! 

http://art.alfred.edu/summer-school/



Alchemy Juice

April 15th 2017, 7-9pm

Robert C. Turner Gallery

Cost: Free 

Alex Zablocki's MFA Thesis Exhibition, Alchemy Juice, consists of ceramic works that seem to suggest something out of an early 1990’s MTV music video. An over the top mashup of electric and psychedelic paired with monochromatic, speckled and soft pastel colors, jumpstart objects that are charged with tension, noisy with anticipation and yet remain cool and confident in temperament.

 

A Gallery talk will held on April 17th from 5:15-6pm.



IEA Visiting Artist: Tammy McGovern

June 26-30, 2017

The Institute for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design of the New York State College of Ceramics

Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts and the Division of Expanded Media

          The IEA welcomes Tammy McGovern of Buffalo, NY, as our artist in residence over the week of June 26th. Tammy, who holds a BA in media study from SUNY Buffalo, has shown her film, video, installation, and interactive works in venues at Hallwalls, Visual Studies Workshop, and the Malaysian Institute of Art, among others. Her interactive works are viewer driven experiences that combine aspects of static collage and cinematic stimulation. Pulling from sources varying from poetic texts to manipulated samples from game shows, Tammy’s work becomes an interactive experiment exploring the grey areas among a viewer’s desires, creations, and readings.

Throughout her time at the IEA, Tammy plans to pursue experiments with collage and language, reconfigured by the viewer through keyboard, mouse, or webcam interaction. Tammy also intends to investigate working with other technologies to expand her options for presentation, distribution, and interfaces, such as Arduino interfaces to extend her work into real space and object based interfaces. This all centers around the question of how does a cinematic experience change when the viewer connects the multimedia experience directly with their body.

The Institute for Electronic Art’s Visiting Artist Program is sponsored in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 



Gallery Talk for Mimi Bai: a chair that…

April 18, 2017, 4:30pm

Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Cost: Free

Gallery talk for Mimi Bai’s MFA Thesis Exhibition a chair that....



2017 Art Walk

April 14 , 4-7pm

Village of Alfred  Cost: FREE

Sponsored by: 2017 Senior Class 

Artwork from undergrad, graduate, and professors will be on display pop-up style in various houses throughout Alfred. 


Armchair Explorers by Ryan Rennie

April 15, 2017, 7pm

Fosdick Nelson Gallery 

Cost:Free

Sponsored by:SOAD

         Armchair Explores navigates moments in contemporary North American culture that provide us with a collapse of both time and place. This arises through a variety of practices, motifs, or regional styles that stem from global flows, appropriations, and hybrids. I am inspired by the ability to access imagery cross-culturally and how this intertwines with a pursuit for authenticity that arises in the form of new Americana. From opening a history book, wandering on google street view, or meandering through a local emporium, one can easily experience a flattening of both time and place in reference and imagery. In these moments anthropology becomes suspended between the real and imagined and it is here that I aim to give shape to a new exoticism, one that perceives itself in real time and anticipates both its problems and poetics. It is not my goal, however, to revisit a type of twenty-first century primitivism, but to acknowledge how the archaic enters our contemporary language with little reference to origin though still in search for the authentic: simultaneously truth and lie. This removal of provenance is typical in contemporary pop culture and the consumer market. I aim to appropriate the appropriated as a means of reflecting on the first removal and any absurdity that may arise in its initial theft.



IEA Visiting Artist: Heejin Jang

April 10-14, 2017

 The Institute for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design of the New York State College of Ceramics

Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts and the Division of Expanded Media

  New York City artist Heejin Jang will be joining us for an artist residency over the week of April 10th. Receiving an MFA in painting at Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea in 2011 and an MFA in New Genres at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2013, Heejin’s work manifests itself in the forms of experimental video art and live performance. Distorting ambient field recordings and found footage from the Internet, Heekin creates reverberating forces that gets one lost in the echoes of invisible itineraries to the outer world.  

During her time at the IEA, Heejin will be working on a multi-channel video installation consisting of experimental video, 3D animation, and sound. She will produce 3-5 short looping videos and sound pieces inspired by Richard Siken’s poem Scheherazade, reinterpreting and visualizing certain phrases in the poem to present an imaginative audiovisual story-telling. To go along with the installation piece, Heejin will also be working on a live video and sound performance piece.

The Institute for Electronic Art’s Visiting Artist Program is sponsored in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 



Core Sample: Additional Findings

April 6, 4:30– 7pm

April 6 – July 17, 2017

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Cost: variable

Core Sample: Additional Findings is the second in a series of exhibitions that explore the permanent collection of The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. That collection features the art of renowned Alfred University ceramic art faculty, as well as other major 20th and 21st century American and international ceramic artists. In addition, the exhibition will include ceramic works of individuals whom the Museum calls “Ancestors” – ceramic artists of the ancient Americas, as well as Japan, China, Korea, Africa, and American Indian communities. Finally, the Museum’s collection includes works from its Master of Fine Arts collection, representing the astonishing creativity and intellectual rigor of artists who have received MFA degrees in ceramic art from Alfred University.

Admission is free every Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free for Museum members, Alfred State and Alfred University faculty, staff and students and children under 18. Admission during regular hours is $7 for general public; $5 for senior citizens, and $3 for local residents for non-Alfred students, AAA or military service.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.



IEA Visiting Artist: Blake Carrington

May 22-26, 2017

The Institute for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design of the New York State College of Ceramics

Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts and the Division of Expanded Media

    Blake Carrington will be joining the IEA for an artist residency over the week of May 22nd. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Blake holds an MFA from Syracuse University and works across a wide range of media including digital printmaking, audiovisual compositions, live visuals to accompany performances, and video installation user self produced custom software – all falling a heading he calls “Speculative Forensics”. Focusing on the question “can information be lost?” Blake often translates his creations from one medium to another, asking the question of how accurately it could possibly return its original form.

Blake is looking forward to exploring the IEA’s sound studio facilities to focus on a couple of full-length albums that are currently in progress. He plans to experiment with the IEA’s equipment, including our modular synthesizers, through openness and play while exploring new means of making. Local and student musicians are invited to jam sessions and collaborate on albums and tracks in progress.

The Institute for Electronic Art’s Visiting Artist Program is sponsored in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 



Design Disruptors Film Screening

Tuesday April 25, 2017, 4:30pm

Holmes Auditorium 

Cost: Free 

Sponsored by: Jason Green

THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS IS BEING WRITTEN BY COMPANIES AND PRODUCTS THAT—INTENTIONALLY OR NOT— SHAKE BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRIES. IN DESIGN DISRUPTORS, ENTER THE WORLD OF 15+ INDUSTRY-TOPPLING COMPANIES—VALUED AT MORE THAN $1 TRILLION DOLLARS COMBINED—WITH ONE UNIFYING SECRET ADVANTAGE: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF DESIGN.

DESIGN DISRUPTORS REVEALS A NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PERSPECTIVE ON THE DESIGN APPROACHES OF THESE COMPANIES AND HOW THEY ARE OVERTAKING BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRIES THROUGH DESIGN

Film Trailers are available @  https://www.designdisruptors.com/



Well Worn

Opening Reception is on Tuesday April 18,6-8 pm

Scholes Library Pop-up Gallery

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Foundations, Scholes Library

An exhibition of wearable works and textile pieces. Works by: Charlie Best, Ffion Collinsworth, Lydia Galarneau, Kellin Jansen, Makenzie Morrow, Emma Oliver, Allison Piedmonte and Gilbert Travers. Curated by Katarina Riesing. 



2017 BFA Thesis Exhibition

May 6, 2017, 4-7pm

Alfred University Campus and Alfred Village

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: The School of Art and Design

Please join us for the opening of the annual BFA Thesis Exhibtions, which showcase work by candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Art and Design at the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University (AU). The exhibition will open at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 6th.

Each graduating senior will open their exhibition in sites throughout campus: the McGee Pavilion, Harder Hall, Binns-Merrill Hall and the Cohen Studios (located at 55 N. Main St., Alfred). Maps showing the location of the exhibitions will be available in Harder Hall.

The BFA Thesis Exhibtions, a requirement for graduation from the School of Art and Design, have become a major attraction for art lovers, who are drawn to Alfred for the opportunity to see and purchase work by some of the country’s most promising young artists. Work on display represents a diverse number of mediums and genres, including ceramics, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, video, sonic arts, interactive media, graphic design, and drawing.

The opening reception continues through 7 p.m. on Saturday. Work will remain on display through Saturday, May 13th at 3 p.m.

A Kind of Souvenir

April 8th, 7-9 PM

Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Sculpture/Dimensional Studies

Morgan Rose Free MFA Thesis Exhibition



Mimi Bai: a chair that…

April 15, 2017, 7– 9 pm

Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Cost: Free

a chair that helps me be less self-righteous  a chair where you come clean? a chair that makes me eat slower? a chair that gives me perspective a chair that is comfortable but not boring



IEA Visiting Artist: Zorica Colic

May 8-12

The Institute for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design of the New York State College of Ceramics

Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts and the Division of Expanded Media

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IEA Visiting Artist: Renate Ferro

May 15-19, 2017

The Institute for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design of the New York State College of Ceramics

Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts and the Division of Expanded Media

  The IEA will be hosting Renate Ferro of Ithaca, NY, for an artist residency over the week of May 15th. Renate, who holds multiple masters degrees in art practices, frames herself as a conceptual artist who toggles between the creative skins of old and new technologies. These are actualized through forms such as installation, interactive net-based projects, digital time-based media, drawing, and text. Often engaging with the concepts of memory and disclosure, Renate’s practice conjoins the making of art out of life’s materials and life’s materials out of art, blending the tactile material world with the networked, immaterial world.

For her residency, Renate intends to explore and print from her archive of video work from her Super 8 film and early low-resolution digital video projections. Renate has experimented with image making from these sources on older technology via printing on various substrates with dot matrix printers. With this archive of material Renate would like to experiment with the IEA’s contemporary printing technologies, which are several generations newer than any Renate previously used.

The Institute for Electronic Art’s Visiting Artist Program is sponsored in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 



Cahaba River Watershed Project

March 27-31, 2017, Talk on March 30th at 5pm in Holmes Auditorium 

The Institute for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design of the New York State College of Ceramics. Talk in Holmes Auditorium

Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts and the Division of Expanded Media

 

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Synthesis: Cory Brown MFA Thesis Exhibition

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22, 7-9pm

Gallery Talk: Monday, April 24, 4:30-5:15 pm

Robert C. Turner Gallery

Cost: FREE



Gallery Hop

Saturday, April 15, 5-9pm

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Cohen Gallery, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Holmes Auditorium and Robert C. Turner Student Gallery

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum will be open until 9pm on Saturday, April 15th in support of the opening reception of "William Underhill: Circle and Square" at the Cohen Gallery and the MFA thesis exhibitions opening in the Robert C. Turner Student Gallery, Holmes Auditorium and in the Fosdick- Nelson Gallery.  Mimi Bai: a chair that… will be on view in the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery and in Holmes Auditorium, Ryan Rennie: Armchair Explorers in the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alex Zablocki: Alchemy Juice in the Robert C. Turner Gallery and Yuan Yuan Zhang: Nerve Impulse will be on view in the immersive Space and in the Robert C. Turner Gallery.

Admission to the Museum from 4pm - 9pm that evening is free.



Opening Reception: sweat silhouette

May 5th, 2017, 7-9pm

Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Division of Ceramic Art

William Newman-Wise’s MFA thesis show consists of sculpture, photography, and a book. 

 

Opening Reception: Friday, May 5th, 7 - 9pm

Gallery Talk: Sunday, May 7th @ 1pm

Show Dates: Friday, May 5th - Saturday, May 13th

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 11 - 4pm and Sat-Sun 1 - 3pm

 

Statement:

A is face down, nude, in front of C.

C sits cross-legged on my studio chair. 

BACK is written in pencil on a plywood cutout.

C stretches his arm out to A.

A holds the mirror.

W is in the reflection.

 

“sweat silhouette” explores the artist directing through photography and being directed through sculpture.

 

Slowness pervades my touch and movements through the studio and minutes walking home. Images and objects move fluidly between abstraction and representation. Focus emerges and slips away. The physical and emotional distance between two people echoes a lingering tension in my studio between myself as photographer, myself as sculptor, myself and material, and image and object.



Gallery Talk: sweat silhouette

Sunday, May 7, 1pm

Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Division of Ceramic Art

William Newman-Wise’s MFA thesis show consists of sculpture, photography, and a book. 

Opening Reception: Friday, May 5th, 7 - 9pm

Gallery Talk: Sunday, May 7th @ 1pm

Show Dates: Friday, May 5th - Saturday, May 13th

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 11 - 4pm and Sat-Sun 1 - 3pm

Statement:

A is face down, nude, in front of C.

C sits cross-legged on my studio chair. 

BACK is written in pencil on a plywood cutout.

C stretches his arm out to A.

A holds the mirror.

W is in the reflection.

 

“sweat silhouette” explores the artist directing through photography and being directed through sculpture.

 

Slowness pervades my touch and movements through the studio and minutes walking home. Images and objects move fluidly between abstraction and representation. Focus emerges and slips away. The physical and emotional distance between two people echoes a lingering tension in my studio between myself as photographer, myself assculptor, myself and material, and image and object.