Sunday, April 29, 2007

this is matt, i dont think anyone reads this, but there is a gallery opening this friday at the chase gallery. the artist is Joseph Piccillo, hes a really interesting mixed media artist.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Portfolio PHASE III: Artist statement DUE today

Independent Studio Project

Objective: The independent project builds on project development and creative analysis from the last two assignments to generate a unique topic for each student. It may be an expansion of current work or a new idea.

Project: Medium , Method, Materials determined by you.

-DUE M April 23: Draft Artist Statement (2 pages) Post on Blog
-Project Work

April 26
Class: -WORK IN PROGRESS viewed with process sketches etc.
*** This critique is just as important as the final critique.**

-Revision to Artist Statement
-Studio Work

May 3
Final Projects Due (supporting work)
Artist Statement (1 page, minimum 1 Paragrapgh)

Blog will be checked as part of your final grade.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Class this week.

This week:
-Post Progress this week on your Blog with photos. (1-3)
-No Class this week due to Faculty/Staff day

Next week:
-Final Critique for this phase of your projects.
-New Project Introduced

I am around this week for individual meetings.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Open Studio Class Canceled

Class is canceled for this week.
Open studio to work on projects.

Please consult eachother for feedback on current work.
Talk to at least one person and exchange ideas. Nothing written is required.

Final Crit. for this project will be TH April 5.

Sunday, March 4, 2007


Hi, Ashley here- if anyone is going to their studio space in 203(?) over spring break can you PLEASE FEED WINSTON. I completly forgot about him being left alone for near 2 weeks. His food is next to his tank- 2 pinches of flakes would be sufficent. Do not make a special trip but if your there anyway I'd be grateful. If you are going there you can email me at to let know or just sprinkle him some food and I'll see you all after break. Thanks, Ashley.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Artist Talk/Exhibit

Brant Gallery Schedule

Exhibit February 19-March 2
Power of Image- MassArt Student Poster exhibit created in conjunction with a Race Relations Conference at Northeastern. Conference Mission: "Promote institution-wide dialogue and learning on race, diversity and cultural sensitivity"

Spike Lee's -"When the Levees Broke" about the devastation on New Orleans, will be playing in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibit.

Artist In Residence March 12-15
Master Sand Mandala Artist, the venerable Lama Tenzin Yigyen will construct a mandala sand painting, a powerful tool for Tibetan Buddhist meditation, from millions of grains of colorful sand. It is then dismantled as a teaching on the development of Great Compassion and the Nature of Impermanence.

Tenzin Yignyen and Geshe Kunkhen will be our honored guests constructing the Sand Mandala for 4 days. Students are allowed to take photographs and video during the construction. We will announce a time and date for a talk during their visit.

Saturday, February 24, 2007


“Curiosity is what makes me question, know, act, ask again, recognize.”
-Paulo Freire

Objective: The Purpose of this project is to choose an issue that touches on either one or more topics: Global, Political, Social, and Cultural. Respond to this topic in your own personal creative approach.

Method for Investigation:

1.Questions: 10 Questions about the topic
2.Research: Where did you find some answers?
(List Sources books, periodicals, internet sources)
3.Problem Solving: How do I Respond to my Topic?
Materials, Methods, Approaches

Each week you should “MAKE” something related to your topic. Draw, Photograph, Watch, Write, use Materials you are unfamiliar with, Question. Draw, Photograph, Watch. Write, use materials you are unfamiliar with, watch write, draw, photograph, use materials you know differently, write and draw, play with the topic, question the outcome, open your thinking, why are you questioning……write, draw, photograph, use materials, observe watch, question……

Weekly Requirements:
Writing: Notebook 2 pages a day

Post response to work, research, questions, progress 1x week (minimum)
Post images relating to progress (photos, drawings, research) 1x week (mimimum)


March 1 Open Seminar to Introduce Topic/Open Studio/MAKE
March 8 Spring Break RESEARCH/MAKE
March 15 Open Studio/Field Trip RESEARCH/MAKE
March 22 Process Critique RESEARCH/MAKE
March 29 Final Critique

**Email me if you have questions about your specific projects related to this next phase.**