Professor Geo Sipp will deliver a lecture and workshop at Dartmouth College on Saturday, March 1st, entitled: Wolves in the City: The Algerian War & Colonialism in Comics, as part of the International Illustration, Comics and Animation Conference. This lecture was also selected for inclusion at the International Comics Symposium at Michigan State University and the International Comics Arts Conference at WonderCon in Anaheim, California.
The Missouri Western State University Department of Art, The Potter Gallery and the MWSU Clay Guild welcome the inaugural Twin Cups: National Ceramics Exhibition 2014 to the Potter Gallery, February 28th – March 28th, 2014. The opening reception is February 28th, 2014, from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. in the gallery. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
MWSU Sculpture majors Mark Bush, Grace Harris, and Hugh MacFaden have created an interactive installation in Potter Hall Gallery. It will be on view from 5:00 today until 3:00 Friday, January 31st.
For the optimal viewing experience please arrive no later than 5:15. There will be a performative element followed by a discussion with the artists. Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!
Congratulations go out to Danny Janovec, Justin Rhodes, Matt White and Truman Vasco for being awarded an achievement award in computer animation for their animation work on the opera Magic Flute. Digital Animation students created backdrop illustrations and animations that were projected on a 40-foot wide screen at the back of the stage for the opera. In some cases, the animation came to life – the dragon, for example, begins its entrance on screen before emerging as a puppet on stage. It was shown in the Potter Hall Theater on Nov. 1 and 2 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 3 2013.
The students were awarded this achievement award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater (KCACTF) which is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States. The KCACTF has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theater departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF respondents.
Gary Panter is a three-time Emmy Award winner for his Art Direction and Set Design on Pee Wee’s Playhouse. He is well-known for his illustrations and his paintings. He was born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas. He studied painting at the East Texas State University and moved to Los Angeles in 1977. In L.A. he worked on multiple fronts, including painting, design, comics, and commercial imagery, establishing a pattern of creating across traditional boundaries, and in multiple media, that endures to this day.
In the late 1970s he exhibited his first major suite of paintings and drew posters and fliers for the likes of The Germs and The Screamers. He also began a long association with the various incarnations of Pee-wee Herman, as well as creating the early adventures of his punk/nuclear/hillbilly alter ego, Jimbo. In 1980 Gary published “The Rozz-Tox Manifesto”, a highly influential document that directed his generation to infiltrate the mainstream with underground ideas and culture.
Gary’s paintings occupy a large portion of a very prolific 1980s, during which he also designed the sets and puppets for Pee-wee’s Playhouse, completed record covers for the likes of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and maintained an active comics output through his own mini-comics and his contributions to Raw magazine and other anthologies.
Returning to comics in the early 1990s, Gary drew seven issues of a Jimbo comic book. He then began delving into light shows, staging elaborate psychedelic performances in his studio space. More recently, he has collaborated with Joshua White, and the duo has mounted lightshows at the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. and at New York’s Anthology Film Archives.
In 2006-2007, Gary was a featured artist in the touring exhibition, Masters of American Comics. His paintings and drawings have recently been exhibited at Dunn and Brown, Dallas and Clementine Gallery, New York. In 2008, Gary was the subject of a one-man show at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.
His books include a comprehensive monograph, Gary Panter (PictureBox), and four graphic novels: Jimbo in Purgatory (Fantagraphics); Jimbo’s Inferno (Fantagraphics); Cola Madnes (Funny Garbage); Jimbo: Adventures in Paradise (Pantheon). Gary has won numerous awards, including three Emmy Awards for his production design on Pee-wee’s Playhouse, as well as the 2000 Chrysler Award for Design Excellence.
Gary Panter lives and works in Brooklyn.
Kansas City based art critic Blair Schulman will be speaking about the role of criticism and writing for art, tomorrow (Thursday) at 2:00 in Potter Hall room 107. Blair has contributed criticism to the Kansas City Star, The Pitch, the Huffington Post and Juxtapoz Magazine, as well as writing his own blog on fine arts, Cupcakes in Regalia. He also hosts a monthly radio show entitled Art Speak Radio.
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Contact Police/Parking Security to let you in at 271-4438.
Please stop by the department office during one of these times to get a pass.
After Noon Tuesday
After 2:00 Wednesday
After 11:30 Thursday
Friday morning 8-11:30 or Noon to 4:30.
Chris Waner will present a lecture on his work in digital animation and on freelancing.
Where: Potter Hall 204
Chris Waner has an award-winning track record of concepting and directing high-end visual effects and has experience with many of the most challenging production tasks such as concept development, creative direction, design, pre-visualization, 3d production, visual effects (including fluids, liquids, cloth, destruction, creature and character creation, environments and set extensions), and 2D and 3D compositing–including tracking, keying, roto, stabilization, and color correction.