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

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

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.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Faculty Serve As Artists in Residence at Research Station in the High Arctic

Assistant Professor of Art Byron Rich, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Heather Brand and Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science John Wenskovitch were selected as artists in residence at the prestigious Ars Bioarctica Residency, part of the University of Helsinki, at their biological research station in the high arctic of Finland. They spent two weeks exploring the ecology of this arctic region and producing work in response to their observations. In addition, Professors Rich, Brand and Wenskovitch presented their research at the 2016 meeting of the International Symposium on Electronic Art in Vancouver, Canada in August of 2015. They spoke about their collaborative work IMMOR(t)AL.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Art Journal Features Professor Rich in Issue Focusing on Influential Emerging International Artists

Assistant Professor of Art Byron Rich was selected as artist in residence at Pilotenkueche at the historic Spinnerei Arts Center in Leipzig, Germany, where he pursued his research between June and August of 2015. He was featured in a 23-page article in the art journal Art Habens for their summer issue focusing on influential emerging international artists. Professor Rich’s work is to be featured as part of Global Renaissance 2.0 in Karlsruhe, Germany at ZKM, New Media Institute between October and February. The work featured is an outgrowth of Protista Imperialis 1.0, which was finished in 2012.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

“8 Hour Projects” at Allegheny College Art Galleries To Explore Themes of Place and Home

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Aug. 24, 2015 — The Art Galleries of Allegheny College will present “8 Hour Projects,” curated by Heather Brand and Darren Lee Miller, on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free for this annual event, which this year features 10 artists making art on site with the public invited to observe–and participate if the artist chooses.

This year’s invited artists will consider themes of place and home for the Year of Meadville, a year of programming created by community and college partners. The artists are Justus Cotterill, Norman Cramer, Nima Dehghani, David Karl Leighty, Caldwell Linker, Alicia Marvan, Darren Lee Miller, Steve Prince, Byron Rich and M. Greg Singer. Each of the artists, who work with a variety of materials, has been assigned a wall or floor space of approximately 12 x 12 feet.

A panel discussion and opening reception for the show will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Art Galleries. Works will remain on display through Sunday, Sept. 20.

The exhibition is supported in part by Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), the regional arts funding partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12:30-5 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-4 p.m. The Art Galleries will be closed Sept. 6 and 7. Visitors are asked to call ahead to verify hours, since programs are subject to change. All events are free and open to the public.

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 © Alicia Marvan

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Steve Prince, Recent Activity:

COMMISSIONS
Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince created a commissioned work of art titled, “Make Me Over: Memory Armor”, 8’ x 16’ x ¾”, Birch Plywood Woodcuts and Paper Relief Sculpture, for Grand Rapids Christian High School, in Grand Rapids, MI, in January 2014.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince had a solo show titled “The Art of Steve Prince”, at Alabama State University, in Montgomery, AL. February through March 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince had a solo show titled “Old Testament: Covenantal Relationships”, at Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion, IN. February through March 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince had a solo show titled “The Art of Steve Prince—A Gospel of Beauty”, at Calvin College Woodlawn Ministry Center, in Grand Rapids, MI. January through April 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince had a solo show titled “Steve Prince: Urban Gospel”, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach, VA. May through August 2014.

GROUP/JURIED EXHIBITIONS
Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince is participating in a group show titled “Ashe to Amen: A Visual Arts Exhibition Exploring the Enduring Spirituality of People of African Descent”, at Ashe Cultural Arts Center, in New Orleans, LA. August through October 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “Wall Paintings—8 Hour Project”, at Space Gallery, in Pittsburgh, PA. July 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “CIVA—Walk-In Show”, at Calvin College Woodlawn Ministry Center, in Grand Rapids, MI. June 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a two-person show with Julio Mejia titled “Spectrum Exhibit”, at Zucot Gallery, in Atlanta, GA. June through August 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “Contemporary Artist’s Respond to the New Orleans Baby Dolls”, at the McKenna Museum, in New Orleans, LA. March through May 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “Looking Both Ways”, at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, in Newport News, VA. January through March 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “I AM American”, at Zhou B Art Center, in Chicago, IL. January through February 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “Emergence 2014: International Artists to Watch”, at Gallerie Myrtis, in Baltimore, MD. September through January 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a two-person show with artist Donald Wilson titled “Diary of Souls”, at The Gallery at The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, in Virginia Beach, VA. October through December 2014.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince and Associate Professor Darren Miller co-curated and participated in a group show titled “Combat Paper: Word Made Flesh”, at Allegheny College Art Gallery, in Meadville, PA. October 2014.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “I AM American”, at Governors State University, in University Park, IL. August through September 2014.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “The Rupture Between”, at Hammonds House Museum, in Atlanta, GA. July 2014.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “Dream Deferred”, at Aplomb Gallery, Chicago, IL. July 2014.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “I AM American”, at White Ripple Gallery, in Hammond, IN. June 2014.

PROFESSIONAL HONORS
Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince received Second Place Prize, Ruminate’s Kalos Art Prize, in Ruminate Magazine, Fort Collins, CO.

RESIDENCIES/FELLOWSHIPS
Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in the Visiting Artist Program (VAP), at “Torpedo Factory Art Center”, in Alexandria, VA. July 2014 and 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated as a Creative Community Fellow, “National Arts Strategies”, Alexandria, VA. June through March 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated as an Artist in Residence, through “MOCA—Museum of Contemporary Art Virginia Beach (Multiplicity Project/exhibition), in Virginia Beach, VA. May 2014.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated as an Artist in Residence, through “VAN (Visual Arts network)”, Printmaking workshop at the Atlanta’s Printmaking Studio, Atlanta, GA. April 2014.

WORKSHOPS
Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Watercolor Portraits”, with USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (Military members with disabilities) at Fort Belvoir, VA. August 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Linoleum Cut Workshop”, at Studio G, in Washington D.C. July 2015

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Artscamp ’14 and ‘15” at the Torpedo Factory/Art League, in Alexandria, VA. July 2014 and 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Arts Experience—Woodcuts”, with Williamsburg Women’s Association, at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, VA. June 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Expressive Figure Drawing” and “Improvisational Tool Making” at The John Scott Art Festival at Xavier University of Louisiana, in New Orleans, LA. June 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Dynamic Figure Drawing”, at the Christians in Visual Arts (CIVA) Conference, at Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, MI. June 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince designed and conducted multiple workshops throughout Meadville titled “The Big Zipper—3’ x 50’ Woodcut”, Community Project with the Meadville Neighborhood Center (MNC), in Meadville, PA. May through September 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince co-conducted a workshop with Professor Amara Geffen titled “Conneaut Lake—Wooly Mammoth T-Shirt Project”, at Newtown Hall, in Conneaut Lake, PA. April 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “The Art of Linoleum Cuts”, at Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion, IN. February 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince co-conducted a workshop titled “Learning Christ Centered Lament—Worship & Reconciliation with Navajo Mark Charles” at Calvin Symposium Worship and the Arts, Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, MI. January 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Iconic Woodcuts: A Message to the Congregation” at Calvin Symposium Worship and the Arts, Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, MI. January 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Woodcut Demonstration” at the Portrait and Figure Festival, The Art League, in Alexandria, VA. October 2014.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Community Puzzles at the Crystal Run Marine Corps Marathon Children’s Festival” with the Crystal City Business Improvement District, in Arlington, VA. October 2014.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Gestalt: Whole to the Part”, In conjunction with the Multiplicity exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) 3’ x 30’ woodcut printed with a steamroller—in Virginia Beach, VA. May 2014.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Monoprints: A Christian Vision for a Contemporary World”, Who is My Neighbor Conference, in Grand Rapids, MI. April 2014.

Kleeman Fund

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 Thursday, August 27, 2015 for funding during the fall semester. Completed applications should be submitted to Sherry Vardaro, Art Department Building Coordinator, Art Gallery, Doane Hall of Art. Funding requests should not exceed $300.00. Awards will be determined by the faculty of the Art Department. Award recipients will be notified by September 4.

Byron Rich, Recent Activity:

ISEA 2014
In collaboration with Ian F. Thomas, and Alex Derwick, Assistant Professor of Art, Byron Rich presented Autonomous Player Simulation at ISEA 2014 in Dubai, UAE.
www.isea2014.org/en/Symposium_program/Exhibition_folder/exhibition_dubai.aspx

ISEA 2015
In collaboration with Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Heather Brand and Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, John Wenskovitch, Byron Rich will be presenting research for their collaborative piece entitled IMMOR(t)AL at ISEA 2015 in Vancouver, Canada.
http://isea2015.org/program/artist-talks-as-demonstrations-posters-and-presentations/Patent Pending

Presentation, Lubbock Texas 2015
Assistant Professor of Art, Byron Rich will be presenting his work entitled Untitled (Addition 3198713) at the Charles Adams Studio Project in Lubbock Texas on July 3rd, 2015.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1025286617489951/

Stimulus-Call-Response
Assistant Professor of Art, Byron Rich in collaboration with Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, John Wenskovitch will present their work Tweet_Shot at the Oakland University Gallery in October of 2015.
www.newmediacaucus.org/stimulusresponseaffect-new-media-art-in-the-greater-lakes-region/

Phantom Vibrations
In collaboration with Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Heather Brand and Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, John Wenskovitch, Byron Rich will be presented their collaborative piece entitled IMMOR(t)AL at The UB Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York in April of 2015.
http://art.buffalo.edu/2015/04/13/phantom-vibrations/

(un)Truth
Assistant Professor of Art Byron Rich, presented his work at a group exhibition at Lycoming college along with Visiting Assistant Professor, Heather Brand and Associate Professor, Darren Miller in March of 2015.
http://www.lycoming.edu/news/stories/2015/02/untruth-dcomm-exhibit-lecture.aspx

Art Habens
Assistant Professor of Art, Byron Rich is receiving a 14-page feature on his recent production in an upcoming issue of Art Habens Art Review in fall of 2015.
http://arthabens.yolasite.com

Ars Bioarctica
Assistant Professor of Art, Byron Rich in collaboration with Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Heather Brand and Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, John Wenskovitch are artists in residence at Ars Bioarctica in Kilpisjarvi, Finland in July of 2015. They will be continuing work on their piece entitled IMMOR(t)AL.
http://www.kilpiscope.net/residency/

Pilotenkueche
Assistant Professor of Art, Byron Rich will be artist in residence at Pilotenkueche in Leipzig Germany between May and August of 2015.
http://pilotenkueche.net/

Electrodome
Assistant Professor of Art, Byron Rich in collaboration with Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, John Wenskovitch presented their work Tweet_Shot at Electrodome in Gothenburg, Sweden in Winter of 2015.
http://electrodome.productions/art/