Dr. Mohamed Ghazala, will be an upcoming visiting artist from April 14th – 18th at Missouri Western State University. Mohamed Ghazala is an artist of animated films, the founder and the director of the first chapter of the International Animated Film Association “ASIFA” in Africa and in the Arab world based in Egypt, and the member of the board of ASIFA. Dr. Ghazala is an Assistant Professor in the Animation Department at Minia University in Egypt. He has served on a number of international animation festival juries including Stuttgart (Germany), Castelli Animati (Italy), Animanima (Serbia), AnimaAfrik (Ghana), ReAnimania (Armenia), Animae Caribe (Trinidad & Tobago), AnimaBasauri (Spain), CICDAF (China) and Chilemonos (Chile).
For more information on Dr. Mohamed Ghazala see http://www.ghazala.4t.com/index2.html
Professor Geo Sipp will exhibit large-scale drawings in a show entitled Before Algeria at Weinberger Fine Art, located at 1800 Baltimore in the Kansas City Crossroads Fine Arts District. The opening is Friday, April 5th, from 5:30 – 8:30. The exhibition runs through the end of the month.
The first of two exhibits for graduating seniors from the art department at Missouri Western State University features animation, graphic design and studio art work by Tabitha Berry, Linda Church, Jakob Ehlert, Sydney Everall, Sarah Gordon, Shelby Hughes, Robbie Johnson, Dalton Liu, Hadley Munger, Kate Pantle, Matthew Robertson, Joe Snapp, Kelli Stratton, Jeremy Todd, Sawyer Vertin, and Amber Wilcox. The exhibit’s curator is Kansas City art writer Blair Schulman.
The exhibit will run from April 3-11, 2012 in the Potter Gallery, located inside Potter Hall on the Missouri Western State University campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public, with gallery hours from 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.
An opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3rd, from 4-7pm.
For more information contact: Rebecca Foley, Assistant Professor of Art, Missouri Western State University, 816-271-4549, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelby Hughes, senior graphic design student from Rosendale, Mo., and Emily Stojevich-Swenson, senior graphic design student from St. Joseph, recently had their work accepted into the Ninth Annual National Student Show and Conference in Dallas from April 11-13. This was a highly selective competition with over 1,200 entries from colleges and universities from across the nation. The conference, sponsored by the Dallas Society of Visual Communications, is the only national creative competition and design conference just for students.
Hughes’ work, a series of five Trails West! posters, was one of only nine posters accepted for the national show. Stojevich-Swenson’s packaging project for Kettles and Cups Tea Company was one of only eleven selected from the packaging category.
The conference features nationally known keynote speakers, breakout design sessions, workshops, panel discussions and studio tours. The students will have the chance to have their portfolios reviewed by some of the industry’s leading design and advertising professionals.
The first Senior Art Exhibit will run from April 3-12, 2013 in the Potter Gallery, located inside Potter Hall on the Missouri Western State University campus. An opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3rd, from 4-7pm.
The second Senior Art Exhibit will run from April 17-26, 2013 in the Potter Gallery, located inside Potter Hall on the Missouri Western State University campus. An opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17th, from 4-7pm.
Each exhibit is free and open to the public, with gallery hours from 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.
For more Information Please Contact: Rebecca Foley, Assistant Professor of Art, Missouri Western State University, 816-271-4549, email@example.com
Phil Shafer is a graphic artist living and working in Kansas City. Originally from Brooklyn NY, Shafer moved to KC as a youth and attended the Kansas City Art Institute to study photography and video. After graduating in 2000, Shafer has worked as a graphic designer for a research lab at the KU Med Center as well as designing for his own free lance creative company, Sike Style Industries. Shafer is involved in the KC hip-hop and art scene, curating shows for Urban Culture Project and the Kultured Chameleon Gallery and Dj-ing on the weekends.
Shafer is an artist, thinker and a hustler of culture.
He will be giving a lecture Monday, April 1st on the Missouri Western State University campus in Popplewell 205. Shafer will share his insights on making public art and self promotion you don’t have to be ashamed of.
Geo Sipp has recently joined Weinberger Fine Art in Kansas City. Professor Sipp also exhibits at The Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York.
Kansas City Artists Coalition
Life influences his paintings. He wants to bring something personal to the viewer. Humphrey has over ten years of experience in the design and art field. Starting in print and then to web development, his first love is illustration.
“Painting is an emotional experience for me, so much so that it’s hard to put into words the way I work. Sometimes I have a conversation with myself and shape a feeling. Other times I just let go and let my subconscious take over where color and brush are the medium I use to communicate.”
He is currently employed as a multi-media flash developer where he works with a team to design web enabled instructions.
Kwanza is a graduate of Missouri Western State University Department of Art
Jeremy Todd, MWSU senior graphic design major, was recently awarded a silver Addy at the 2013 Kansas City American Advertising Federation’s Addy Awards Ceremony. The Addys are
recognized as the highest honors in advertising and the Kansas City regional area is considered one of the largest regional Addy competitions in the country.
Jeremy’s award winning design was a multi-piece branding and packaging project entitled “Duffle”. The project included logo creation, business and identity system, packaging items, and printed collateral.
Jeremy explains his concept; “the packaging for this brand takes on the idea of travel by packing all of the necessities inside of a compact duffle bag. Along with the tins of loose-leaf tea, the duffle bag also comes packed with a uniquely designed tea bag and packing instructions. In just a few short steps you are able to pick our destination, pack your bags, and escape with the tastes of Duffle Tea. “
Other universities and colleges receiving awards included the University of Kansas, Stephens College and Avila University. Jurors for the student competition were Dustin Schirier from Barkley, Adam Seitz from DEG and Jessi Hamilton and Dave Gilbertson from MMGY.
Chris Ware, will be an upcoming visiting artist in spring of 2014 at Missouri Western. Chris Ware is a recipient of the American Book Award, has been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial and has had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and the New Yorker magazine. Below is the link to the New York Times review of his most recent (and astonishing) book project, Building Stories. He is represented by the Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York.
See this article from the NY Times on Chris. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/books/review/building-stories-by-chris-ware.html
More details to come.