Monday, December 16, 2013

End of Semester

The fall semester wrapped up really well for the printmaking community. During our final critique, there were a lot of good comments in response to 'which piece from this semester do you feel is your strongest and why?' I thought it was a good and revealing dialogue. This was the beginning class, who also printed over 600 impressions for our group project, a 2014 Calendar. I was sorry that it did not get accepted into the student exhibit because I think we were all pretty proud of that collaboration.

From the beginning class, Christina, Ashley, Katie White, and Tre (2) all had prints accepted into the student exhibit. The advanced group of acceptances are Chasson, Rebecca (2), and Alex. Alex also had his work accepted into an exhibition at the Mellwood Art Center in Louisville that will open in January.

Friday night was the opening of the Graduating BFA seniors at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. The exhibit looked great with each of the disciplines in our program represented. Besides the 'printed' impressions on glass, paper, acetate, and contact paper, Alex also presented a performance with a follow-up installation. He started the performance with a sort of grungy attitude and appearance and finished looking like "Clark Kent", as one audience member described him. He received a nice round of applause.

One the last day of the beginning class, Maho created 'Bonbons', with six of them having a strong resemblance to me, or maybe it was my imagination. They were very sweet and she was very sweet for bringing us treats.   

Our 2014 Collaborative Calendar. Eventually printed with a red cover and back page, and black and white month and colophon pages. Almost thirty more have been ordered which will keep Donna, Amelia, Katy, and Alex busy over the holiday break. They are using the calendar to raise funds for travel to the SGCI conference in San Francisco.

Have a wonderful holiday!!

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