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 1st, 2014, 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 24th & 25th from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. If these times are not workable, special arrangements can be made to drop off the work at an earlier time. Works will not be accepted after due date!

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


Husband and Wife Professors Share Insights on Male Counterpart, Artist in Residence Steve Prince

An interview with Artist in Residence Steve Prince was published in Issue 78 of Image Magazine. The interview accompanied an article by Beth McCoy of SUNY Geneseo titled “Second Line and the Art of Witness: Steve Prince’s Katrina Suite.”

Professor Prince’s wife, Associate Professor of English Valerie Sweeney Prince, also wrote an article on Steve’s work for the International Review of African American Art. The article is titled “Portrait of a Marriage: Steve A. Prince’s Old Testament as Viewed by His Wife.”

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Art Professor Travels to Share Work at Mix Symposium

Richard A. Schindler, Associate Professor of Art, presented the paper, “Dutiful Daughters? Phoebe Gloeckner’s A Child’s Life and Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home,” in a session on Issues in Contemporary Comics at the second annual Mix Symposium at Columbus College of Art and Design on September 27-28, 2013.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Art Department seeks two new professors.

The Art Department is reluctantly saying farewell to Professors Sue Buck and George Roland, for whom Spring 2014 will be the last semester of teaching.   As a consequence of their retirement, the department is searching for two new professors of studio art.

Assistant Professor of Digital Art and Painting

Assistant Professor of Drawing and Printmaking.

These full job descriptions on the Human Resources website will provide the details of the application process.

GATOR DAY October 29th, 1:30 pm: Animation Demonstration with Alex Kropinak ’07

Tuesday, October 29th.  1:30 pm

Animation Demonstration with Alex Kropinak ’07

Location: Doane Hall of Art A104
Presenter: Alex Kropinak ’07

Animator and Director, Alex Kropinak ’07, combines photography, frame-by-frame drawing, and digital animation techniques to create short films for Marvel Comics and other clients. During the event, Kropinak will lead participants through his process, demonstrating techniques, and providing opportunities for some to give it a try. Any community member or resident of the region is welcome to attend, especially any student considering a career in film/video, television, and animation.

Update:  For the results of the workshop see uploaded videos #GatorStopMo

Junior Seminar Inspires Multidisciplinary Research

In June 2013, Max Lindquist ’14 attended the Association of Environmental Studies & Sciences Annual Conference where he presented a paper he co-authored with Assistant Professor of Global Health and Development and Environmental Studies Liz Olson, Associate Professor of Communication Arts Michael Mehler, Professor of Environmental Science Eric Pallant, Visiting Artist Tanja Beer, Theater Designer Leslie Fairman, Shannon Wade ’13, and Samantha Hoderlein ’15. The title of the paper is “Constructing Theater Scenery That Is Waste Free, Good for the Environment, and Good for People,” which was based on the spring 2013 Junior Seminar course taught by Professor Olson.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Artist-in-Residence Steve Prince featured in interview

We’re delighted to welcome  Artist-in-Residence Steve Prince to the Art Department this year.  If you’d like to get to know him, check out this recent interview in Image magazine, issue 78.

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Or better yet, drop by his studio on the first floor of the Art Department, a new space sectioned off of the galleries and accessible from the corridor.  He gladly welcomes visitors.    

Steve Prince is teaching drawing this fall semester, but creates in various media, including printmaking and sculpture, and has worked with art students of all ages.

Steve would like to take his message to the streets. He explains:  ”That’s where my visual ministry is focused.  That’s where my church is.  My art becomes a traveling evangelism show for our contemporary culture, providing answers for today’s troubled world.  But it also becomes a celebration; a celebration of that very broken yet extremely beautiful world. The art becomes a bridge to help people find their way from that brokenness to the beauty that I so clearly see.”   


Valerie Gilman’s, “The Cup” on Exhibit

The exhibit “The Cup,” created by Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Valerie Gilman, is on view at the Erie Art Museum’s Holstein Gallery. While most of the show comprises discrete sculptural objects, part of the show is a collaboration with local dancer, slate roofer and Allegheny alumnus Doug Lodge. A reception for the two will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 1 after they create a second site-specific sculpture in the context of an all-day (9-5) performance event. The public is encouraged to drop by during the day to see the work in progress as well as talk to the artists at the opening.

Photos of the exhibit are available here: Valerie Gilman The Cup 2013

Kleeman Fund Fall 2013

The Art Department is pleased to announce 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 from department faculty or in the Art Department office. PROPOSALS ARE DUE BY 12:00 p.m. ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 FOR FUNDING DURING THE FALL SEMESTER. Completed applications should be submitted to Rhonda, 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 20, 2013.



George Roland, On Display


George Roland. Quadpainter. still from computational art. dimensions variable. copyright George Roland, 2013.

Professor of Art George Roland had a work of computational art accepted for exhibition in the 102nd Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual Exhibition, April 21–June 23, held in the Heinz Galleries of the Carnegie Museum of Art. This year’s exhibition was selected by David Norr, chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland.

Roland’s work was constructed through a computer program he developed using the Processing language. The program creates the images in real time, not by video or recording. As the program runs, the images appear as a rigid grid, vibrate, and then become a looser, more fluid structure.

Inspiration for the piece came from Roland’s desire to take static structures and give them the ability to perform flowing and organic movements.

“It is a singular honor to have my work represented at the Carnegie Museum of Art,” Roland says.