For spring 2014, the Visual Arts Club will be creating a 2-dimensional group artwork investigating how individual and group identity might co-exist. The intention of the piece is to use the grid as the underlying structure containing individual artworks from members of the club. Each artwork will be 8 x 8 inches. When the artworks are hung together, using the grid, they will create a larger scaled artwork representing the clubs creativity, individuality and group persona.
For this group artwork, the overall theme is “Fantasy.” Individual pieces will be based on any sub theme such as sci-fi, romance, horror, steampunk, etc. Under those subthemes, Visual Arts Club member will have a lot of freedom to come up with a “scene” or idea. An investigation of media will be discussed, so to encourage the learning of new techniques in the visual arts.
For more information email the President, Emily Chubet, at firstname.lastname@example.org
To visit the Visual Arts Club’s Facebook page, click here.
“Park City” 2013, collage by Joy Floyd
The Clare Gallery’s exhibition is free and open to the public and extends from October 31–December 29, 2013.
A reception will be held on First Thursday, November 7th from 5:30–7:30 p.m. At the reception, artist Joy Floyd will discuss how her search for materials is ongoing and her process of creating collage art is continuous.
Floyd considers herself a painter utilizing the medium of ‘stuff’ rather than paint. She employs a table instead of an easel and her found materials inspire her art-making process. She does not have any pre-conceived ideas, but allows the energy of the materials and her prayerful process to guide her. Floyd pays attention to the random, discarded bits of the world—anything that has had a life and then is thrown away—and creatively sees another life for the materials in her work.
Please enjoy the fantastic article on Joy Floyd’s work in the Hartford Advocate here.
The Clare Gallery is housed in the Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry at 285 Church Street. The Center is part of St. Patrick – St. Anthony Church, a vibrant and active downtown faith community. Free parking is available directly across from the church, and the facility is handicapped accessible. More information may be found at spsact.org, click “Community Life” and then “Clare Gallery”.
Professor Nancy Wynn curated this exhibition for the Clare Gallery in Hartford, Connecticut. She is also Assistant Professor of Digital Art and Design.
Professor Robert L. Greene is exhibiting work at the Deedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, Massachusetts. The exhibition is from October 16th–November 30, 2013.
This exhibition is designed to bring Art to the environment and provide visitors with opportunities to experience nature and art in new ways. Whether in the open landscape or along the newly developed sculpture path in the woods, to the artist, it offers challenging opportunities to experiment, to explore their art on expanded scale and create sculpture for an environment.
Professor Greene’s work has to do with the fragmented figure and creating order from chaos. His pieces are intended to weather with time and will eventually turn grey and blend with the environment. For more information please visit the gallery site.
Professor Robert Greene is Assistant Professor of Sculpture.