ART 122 • DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION AND PAGE LAYOUT
Professor Jane Rainwater
“Yard signs are as ubiquitous and familiar to the American political landscape as baby-kissing and stump speeches, combining catchy images and pithy campaign slogans to increase visibility for vying candidates and their parties’ messages. In honor of this election season, we will turn this tradition of political ephemera on its ear with a unique project; we’re putting the message and the creative design for these political yard signs in the hands of artists and then—in true democratic fashion.” The class voted among the entries to determine a selection of five winners whose designs are shown here on the ECSU Campus.
Amber Albe | Monique Allen | Isaac Archambault | Cassandra Banks | Jack Deyo | Shelby Eccleston
Alyssa Koval | Angel Negron | Stefani Olbrias | Justin Ott | Samantha Price | Militia Schwartz | Rachel Vallarie
Nicole Vanagas | Cory Walsh | Patrick Weber | Kathryn Zak | Isabella Zira | Lilly Fair
Photos from COPLAC Conference
Kirsten Read( Student) | Title: An Intergalactic | Mixed Media on Board
Professor Andy Jones | Nicholas Khan | Professor Afarin Rahmanifar | Kirsten Read( Student)
Mass MoCA MA | Nick Cave Exhibit | Kirsten Read visiting Mass MoCA
Dr. Anne Dawson is the guest curator for A Good Summer’s Work: J. Alden Weir, Connecticut Impressionist on view at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum May from May 7 – Sept 11, 2016. Weir is most often associated with his studio at Weir Farm in western Connecticut, yet many of the artist’s best works were created at his little known retreat in Windham, where he painted each summer for nearly four decades. A Good Summer’s Work focuses on paintings created in eastern Connecticut by Weir and others in his circle, including Childe Hassam, Emil Carlsen and John Singer Sargent. Bringing together for the first time more than forty works from museums and private collections across the country, the exhibit considers the unique inspiration that American Impressionists drew from the eastern Connecticut landscape.
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery
Manchester Community College
SBM Charitable Foundation Building
Great Path, Manchester, CT
The exhibition will run from April 7th to May 4th
For more information please contact: Susan Classen-Sullivan 860-512-2693
Tom has had numerous one-person shows in New England, and has exhibited at O.K. Harris Works of Art, and at Exit Art, both in New York City. His work has been included in many group exhibitions in the United States and in Germany. He is the recipient of an Individual Artist Grant in Painting from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (NYC), and of three Fellowship Awards from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. He was also an Artist in Residence at Gesamthochschule Universitat in Kassel, Germany. His work is included in a number of collections including those of the Stefan Stux gallery of New York City, the Vero Beach Museum of Art in Florida, the Mobil Oil Corporation, and the Aetna Insurance Company. Tom lives and works in Willimantic, CT. and is also an adjunct professor of Visual Arts at Eastern Connecticut State University.
1/14/16 through 2/25/16
Opening Reception: 1/21/16, 4-7pm
Artist Talk 1/28/16, 4-5pm
The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University proudly presents In Place, In Time, the opening exhibition at Eastern’s new Fine Arts Instructional Center. This historically relevant exhibition celebrates the timeless parallels between contemporary and historical art-making through the work of Windham photographer T. Harrison Judd, whose images reveal striking visual and philosophical connections to the paintings of legendary Windham artist J. Alden Weir. Shared locations and points of view span generations of time to create this impressive salute to the enduring connections that unite art, love and life, in place – and in time.
In Place, In Time features thirty large-scale original photographs by contemporary Windham artist T. Harrison Judd, that demonstrate a shared aesthetic with famous American Impressionist and Windham resident, J. Alden Weir. Judd’s photographs commemorate settings and themes from today’s perspective that served as inspiration for Weir between 1882 and 1919. The show investigates significant parallels between the two artists, exploring their shared Windham location and experiences. Though from different generations, Judd and Weir both resided in southwestern Connecticut and came to Windham after falling in love – living and working in Windham with their respective soul mates. These similarities, along with strongly aligned personal philosophies reveal themselves in both subtle and dramatic ways throughout the exhibition, which includes, landscape still life and portraits of notable local artists and art-world figures.
Curator Dr. Anne Dawson presents Judd’s work in two categories that clarify its connection to Weir’s: A Shared Aesthetic – Judd’s work before he studied Weir, and A Deliberate Response – photographs composed and shot by Judd in conscious relation to Weir’s work. Explanatory wall text and image pairings of the two artists’ work further highlight these connections.
In Place, In Time will be the inaugural event for Eastern’s new Art Gallery, a stunning exhibition space in the University’s new state of the art Fine Arts Instructional Center. This exhibition will re-identify Windham and its community as a place of rich historical and creative importance with a vibrant legacy of art and place-making that characterizes it to this day.
Dr. Anne Dawson’s forthcoming book, Rare Light: J. Alden Weir in Windham, Connecticut, 1882 – 1919 (Wesleyan University Press, March 2016) has received a grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. In addition to the grant, the HFPG selected the publication to be one of their Driftless Connecticut books for 2016. The Driftless Connecticut Series is a publication award program established in 2010 to recognize excellent books with a Connecticut focus or written by a Connecticut author. To be eligible, the book must have a Connecticut topic or setting or an author must have been born in Connecticut or have been a legal resident of Connecticut for at least three years.
More information about The Driftless Connecticut Series can be found here.