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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/



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 with Exhibiting Artists

Nuclear Lawn Bowling: Sun at Midnight

March 27, 12 noon

Exhibition Dates: March 1 – April 1   

Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Cost: free 

Sponsored by Committee or Division: FNG 

This event is in conjunction with Nuclear Lawn Bowling: Sun at Midnight, the current exhibition at the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, highlighting works by faculty from the Division of Sculpture/Dimensional Studies: Sarah Blood, Diane Cox, Karen Donnellan, Brett Hunter, Coral Lambert, Angus Powers and guest collaborators Paul Higham, John Hogan, Whitney Hubbs, Andrew Oesch, Hiromi Takizawa and “of the land and the sky, big horn mtns”.



Human (adj.)

March 24, 7- 9pm

Robert C. Turner Gallery

Free Event

Sponsored by: Turner Gallery Interns

Mixed medium show with work from Astrid Hunter, Andrew Tran, Koen Vrij, Maddie Knickerbocker and Emma HIlderbrandt.



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.

 



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.

 

A Day’s Work

Closing Reception: April 1, 6-8pm

Cohen Gallery

Free Event

Rebekah Modrak (Class of ‘92) and Nick Tobier present “A Day’s Work” at the Cohen Gallery, March 1-April 1, 2017. The joint show features distinct but related bodies of work that serve to challenge viewers’ social expectations. “A Day’s Work” opens March 1, 6-8pm, with a closing reception on April 1 at 6-8pm.

 

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IEA Visiting Artist: Ray Ferreira

March 13-17

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

Ray Ferreira, of Brooklyn, NY, will be at the Institute for Electronic Arts for an artist residency over the week of March 13th. Ray, who received his MFA from Hunter College in 2016, uses Englishes, Spanishes, and body languages to explore ways, which his body is manifested and manifests worlds, and ways his body aims to create a different ontoepistoethics. He views his texts as modular, pieces coming into and out of existence, stretching across spaces, times, and matters.

During his residency, Ray intends to explore his texts using the IEA’s analog and digital tools to further explore his texts and create new mixes. He will be experimenting with what happens when the spiral goes out of control – as in different systems – exploring what happens when audiovisual textures weave in and out as the text dances around.

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.

 



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.

 



Artist Talk: Rebekah Modrak from

Tues, April 4th, 4:30pm

Binns C (106)

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Cohen Gallery

Rebekah Modrak (Class of ‘92) will speak about her work and the exhibition, “A Day’s Work” at the Cohen Gallery, on Tuesday, April 4th, 4:30pm, in Binns 106. 

Rebekah’s installation at Cohen, Re Made Co., is a multimedia artistic intervention satirizing the brand narrative of Best Made Co., a New York City-based company that sells painted axes and a range of “outdoor” consumer products using calculated and false associations with manual labor. Evolving since its launch in July 2013, Re Made Co. works across genres, including Fluxus art whose distribution channels circumvent and subvert the gallery system; critical design that challenges the values of design practice; and activist art or “culture jamming” that attempts to introduce a critical discourse into passive consumption. 

Re Made Co. at Cohen Gallery will create a storefront space on Main Street in Alfred with both the products and the critique of luxury consumer culture that seeks to appropriate the work of labor.