Foundations: Masking Tape Footwear

The first project of the semester for my 3D Foundations students.  It catches them off guard at first, but the pieces usually wind up looking pretty sweet.

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“Hush: An Interview with America”

“Hush: An Interview with America” comes to Wallman Hall Theatre, March 2 – 4

An Interview with America

(By director Fran Kirk): Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers present Hush: An Interview with America, a play for young audiences, by James Still in the Wallman Hall Theatre, March 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and March 4 at 2:00 p.m.

In this humorous and touching play, the tiny town of Hush, Kansas, becomes the center of national attention when a news reporter, desperate for a story, reports that 12-year old Maggie Parks, played by Morgan Davis, sees an angel in her backyard.

As people flock to Hush to see what Maggie sees, her father Frank, played by Jay Lindsay, struggles to understand just how to protect his imaginative daughter from the media circus that ensues. Frank’s efforts are complicated by his relationship with Jana Roberts, the reporter who broke the story, played by Lakyn Arrick.

As Maggie’s imagination runs wild, she meets a kindred spirit in a lion who has escaped from the zoo, played by Curtis Dennison. Various other magical characters, as well as voices that represent how technology connects people around the world, are played by a chorus of actors that includes Beth Mills, Sara Greenfield, Tyler Johnson, Kaici Lore, Bruce McGlumphy and Madison Whiting.

This play will appeal to both children and adults.  The public performances of Hush: An Interview with America will be followed by performances for school groups on March 5, 6 and 7. Educators who are interested in bringing groups to the school-day performances can contact the box office for additional information.

The cast and crew of Hush: An Interview with America will also be touring the show to schools in the Ohio Valley during spring break.

For tickets or additional information, contact the box office at 304-367-4240.

WVU Printmaking sale

WVU Printmaking sale

WVU art students are raising money to go to the 2012 Southern Graphics Council International Conference in NEW ORLEANS!!!

Help us get there by joining us at 123 Pleasant Street on Friday, March 2 at 6:30 pm – 2am!!!!!

– buy handmade prints from local students *Selling Prints as low as $1!!!*
– enjoy live music
– have a drink
Some Artists who will be showing/selling:

Summer Karge, Christopher Tingley, Trista, Kelsie Lilly, Monica Edwards, Hayli, Brittany Ferguson, and Aaron Willums.
Must be 18 an older. No cover charge before 10pm. $5 cover after 10pm.

 

“Punching Cattle on a Jackrabbit.”

On March 1, from 7 to 9 p.m., Brooks Gallery will host the opening reception for Véronique Côté’s new exhibition, “Punching Cattle on a Jackrabbit.” There will be a talk by the artist.  The reception is free and open to the public.

Côté, who is an adjunct in the Department of Art, turns her critical and aesthetic eye toward the peculiarities of American culture.  The artist is French-Canadian and steeped in current theory and studio practice and is well-placed to comment on American art and culture.

She says of the work in her exhibition, “To the foreign eye, the mixture of traditionalism, corporate dominion, religious indoctrination and pop culture that shape American heritage is a truly surreal experience. “Punching Cattle on a Jackrabbit” looks at the way in which America, and to some extent the Western World, builds and catechizes culture through the creations of multiple vagaries: mixtures of cultural artifacts, traditions, stereotypes and bizarre humor. The association of objects and images such as Disney’s Snow White characters, Mexican wrestlers, granny squares, and toy soldiers, along with a panoply of woodland creatures brings a comical tone to a capricious appraisal of our contemporary culture of war, violence, capitalism and popular kitsch.”

Côté’s exhibition will be on display through March 31.  Regular gallery hours are Mondays – Fridays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Special arrangements may be made by calling or e-mailing Curator Marian J Hollinger: (304) 367-4300; mhollinger@fairmontstate.edu

Fairmont State University Faculty show

Running through March 23, 2012 is a faculty show at Zen Clay in Morgantown.  Stop by if you get a chance, attached are some images from the work that’s up, including my latest piece, “401”.  Artists included: Jennifer Boggess, Evan Boggess, Jeff Greenham, Jeff Hindal, Charles leJeune, Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune, and myself.