Roland’s Work of Computational Art Accepted Into Show

Professor Emeritus of Art George Roland had a work of computational art accepted into the 93rd Spring Show at the Erie Art Museum. Juried by artist and educator Virgil Marti, the exhibition runs to July 17.

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Annual Student Art Show Awards and Prizes

Tuesday, April 5th: At the opening reception of the Annual Student Art Show the Art Department faculty were pleased to announce the following awards:

This year’s juror Sean McConnor, Curator of Art and Painting Professor at Thiel College, awarded the Juror’s Prize for Best in Show to Elijah Prince, for his piece “D-PHI”.

Doane Prize for Painting & Drawing: Jonathan Yee and Lesly Mejia-Flores

Doane Prize in Sculpture & Ceramics: Rebecca Anderson
Honorable Mention, Lakiea Simmons

Doane Prize in Graphics: Brianna Layman
Honorable Mention, Kento Hashimoto

Art Department Purchase Prizes went to Rebecca Anderson, Grace Blatchford, Stephanie Catalino, Brianna Layman, Melissa Lunz, Bryce Olson, Eliza Weisman, and Jonathan Yee.

The Exhibition, open to all Allegheny will be on view in the Art Department Bowman, Megahan and Penelec Galleries from April 5 through April 17, 2016. Additional student work can be seen in the adjacent hallways in the “Salon des Refusés.”

Senior Brianna Layman Earns Emerging Artist Scholarship

Brianna Layman ’16 has been awarded a Three Rivers Pittsburgh Arts Festival Emerging Artist Scholarship, an award that includes a booth for her to showcase and sell her artwork at the annual arts festival. Brianna will be exhibiting her work June 3–7.

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Artwork by Ian F. Thomas Reviewed in “Ceramics Monthly”

Ceramics and Sculpture Technician Ian F. Thomas had artwork reviewed in the international magazine Ceramics Monthly by author and critic Dr. Glen Brown. Thomas’s artwork was a finalist in the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics at the Zanesville Art Museum in Ohio. His work was one of fifty artworks that were chosen from more than 900 entries nationwide. He also has artwork in the Society for Contemporary Craft’s exhibition “Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art,” which is slated to travel for the next two years to museums and universities across the country. He also exhibited artwork in “Cup: The Intimate Object XI” at the Charlie Cummings Gallery in Gainesville, Florida. In addition, he had three written art reviews featured on eutopia.us, an online critical art website; presented a lecture on his research at Adrian College; and gave a technical workshop.

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Thomas and Wenskovitch Exhibit Collaborative Research

Ceramics and Sculpture Technician Ian F. Thomas and Visiting Professor of Computer Science John Wenskovitch had an exhibition of their collaborative research titled “Resonance” in Kansas City, Missouri, coinciding with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference.

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Entries Sought for Doane Prizes in Art

Through the generosity of the late Foster B. Doane, a former Allegheny trustee, awards in art are given annually as a result of a competition. The prizes in Painting and Drawing, Graphics, Sculpture or Ceramics, and Juror’s Prize will be presented on April 5, 2016, during the opening reception of the student art exhibition. All winners will receive a cash award and a book inscribed to indicate the nature of the award.

Entries are due on March 28th and 29th from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. No late entries will be accepted.

Additional information is available in the Art Gallery, Doane Hall of Art, or from Art Department faculty.

Exhibition of Senior Projects and Advanced Studio Projects Opens at Allegheny College

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Dec. 1, 2015 – The Department of Art at Allegheny College will open the annual Senior Projects and Advanced Studio Projects Exhibition with a public reception in the galleries on Tuesday, December 8 from 7 to 8 p.m. The show is an opportunity to showcase the work of graduating art majors and minors and upper-level art students.

Exhibiting in the gallery show are Allegheny students Rebecca Anderson, Allyson Bartlett, Elizabeth Blaschak, Andrea Brush, Emily Cancilla, Chelsea Fillippa, Kento Hashimoto, Doranny Jaime Abreu, Tianzhu Li, Jackson Magee, Brooke Osborne, Benjamin Tarcson and Paul Topor.

In addition to the public reception, the exhibit can be viewed through Sunday, December 13. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12:30-4 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-4 p.m. The galleries are closed on Mondays.

The Art Galleries, which are wheelchair accessible, are located in Doane Hall of Art, east of North Main Street between College and John Streets in Meadville.

For more information, phone 814-332-4365 or visit www.allegheny.edu/artgalleries.

Image: Senior Project in Art & Technology by Sachika Yamaguchi ’15

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Spring 2016 Kleeman Fund Applications

The Art Department announces the availability of funds to support significant work in studio art and art history. Monies are available through the Richard Kleeman Research Fund, an endowed fund created in 1992 in recognition of Professor Kleeman’s 39 years of dedicated teaching at Allegheny College. All current Allegheny College students who are interested in applying for money from the Richard Kleeman Research Fund are required to submit a written proposal to the chairperson of the Art Department on the form designed for that purpose. Proposals should describe the nature and scope of the project and must include a budget reflecting how funds will be used. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to: (1) help defray the expenses of art-related travel and study, (2) help with the expenses of significant senior projects, and (3) help students meet studio or art historical research expenses for other ambitious work. Further information and application forms may be obtained on the Art Department website under student resources, from department faculty or in the Art Department office. Proposals are due by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 for funding during the Spring semester. Completed applications should be submitted to Sherry Vardaro, Art Department Building Coordinator, Art Gallery, Doane Hall of Art. Funding requests should not exceed $350.00. Awards will be determined by the faculty of the Art Department. Award recipients will be notified by February 4, 2016.

Fall 2015 Kleeman Award Recipients

This years 2015 Fall Kleeman Award recipients are:
Rachel Simmons, Andrea Brush, Elizabeth Blaschak, Lesly Mejia-Flores and Brianna Layman.

The Richard Kleeman Research Fund, an endowed fund, created in 1992 in recognition of Professor Kleeman’s 39 years of dedicated teaching at Allegheny College is designed to, (1) help defray the expenses of art-related travel and study, (2) help with the expenses of significant senior projects, and (3) help students meet studio or art historical research expenses for other ambitious work.

Award recipients are named in the Spring and Fall of each year by the faculty of the Art Department after proposals are submitted and reviewed on a competitive basis.

Professors Rich and Wenskovitch To Discuss the Commodification of Violence

Assistant Professor of Art Byron Rich and Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science John Wenskovitch will be showing their work at Stimulus/Call/Affect at Oakland University in October 2015. They will also be speaking at the symposium, discussing the commodification of violence and their interventionist work titled TWEET_SHOT 2.0.

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