The work of Clinton Ricketts will be displayed in the Potter Hall Gallery at Missouri Western State University Feb. 23 through March 30. The exhibit of prints, titled ”The Sundowners,” is free and open to the public 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Ricketts is teaching printmaking at Western and at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. He recently received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Kansas and is the director of the Wonder Fair Gallery in Lawrence, Kan.
Tula Pink is going to do an artist lecture/workshop, February 27, 2012 at 2:00pm Agenstein Hall 324.
The Griffon Arts Alliance is sponsoring a Student Art Show in Remington Hall at Missouri Western State University.
There will be an opening reception for the show:
TIME: 6-9 p.m.
DATE: Thursday, Feb. 9
PLACE: Remington Hall atrium
The opening is co-sponsored by WAC, the Western Activities Council. Light refreshments and musical entertainment will be provided.
The Missouri Western State University Art Department’s Faculty Biennial Exhibition is currently on view in the Potter Gallery through February 16th. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, January 25th from 4:00 – 6:30 ; the reception is open to the public, and members of the faculty will be present to speak with individuals about their work. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:30.
For those interested in traveling to Rome, Italy from May 23rd to June 9th, 2012, there will be a preliminary meeting on Wednesday January 25th at 3:00 in Potter Hall, room 107. Please plan on attending. This will be a 3-credit course that counts as an Illustration credit.
A graphic design student’s work will be on display around the world, thanks to his design of a poster to promote soundSCAPE, an international festival in Maccagno, Italy. Senior Chad Hammontree’s design was selected from over 50 entries in a contest, netting him the $100 prize.
Dr. Nathanael May, assistant professor of music, is the founder and artistic director of soundSCAPE, a two-week festival that showcases new music of composers, usually students in undergraduate, graduate or post-doctoral music programs. The two-week festival every July features concerts, lectures, master classes and workshops
Dr. May said he usually designs the poster for the festival, now in its eighth year, but the work of graphic design students that was displayed in Potter Hall this fall caught his eye. He contacted Teresa Harris, associate professor of art, and they organized a competition for students in Harris’ Graphic Design II course.
Each of Harris’ students designed more than one poster. Hammontree, from Cameron, Mo., said he designed six different posters, and two were chosen for two of the 10 finalist spots. Festival faculty and former participants selected the winning design.
Hammontree, who said his dream job would be working for a record company designing album covers and promoting bands, said he was pleased to be selected. “I wanted to make it pleasing to the eye, trendy and not too conservative,” he said. “I know what’s out there in music right now.”
Dr. May sends out 1,900 posters to 1,200 music schools all over the world to recruit participants for the festival, including the Juilliard School in New York, the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Sydney Conservatorium in Australia.
If you are interested in going to New York March 29th – April 1st as part of the New York Art & Culture trip, please sign up quickly in the Art Department Office. The spaces fill up fast and this is a first come, first serve enterprise.
Belgian artist and graphic novelist Dominique Goblet will be on the campus of Missouri Western State University from September 16th through October 2nd, 2011. Ms. Goblet is considered one of the premier graphic artists in Europe and is the author/illustrator of several highly-acclaimed graphic novels, including: Souvenir d’une Journée Parfaite, Faire Semblant c’est Mentir, Les Hommes Loups and Chronographie. In 2010, Ms. Goblet was awarded the grand prize from the École Supérieure de l’Image and her work was featured in an exhibition entitled: Histoires Invérifiables at the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée, as part of the International Comics Festival in Angouleme, France.
Each of the books is beautiful; Chronographie is particularly poignant as it documents Ms. Goblet’s and her daughter Nikita Fossul’s 10 years of bi-weekly portraits of each other (Fossoul was seven years old when the project began and Goblet was thirty-one). What comes across to the audience is the inquisitiveness, the patience, the bond between mother and daughter and life being lived and shared.
Ms. Goblet will be speaking about her work and working with students at Missouri Western State University. Additionally, she will speak at Northwest Missouri State University and the Kansas City Art Institute. For further information and specific times for lectures, please contact Geo Sipp, Director of the Potter Gallery at Missouri Western State University. He may be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.