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.**

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Post Research

Please Post Artist Research on Blog For TH class

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Attend Talk OR See Exhibit for Class

Rescheduled for Wed. Feb. 21 1-2pm
Brant Gallery 3rd Floor South
Artist/Curator Talk

Walter Crump-Curator of Made in Poland: Contemporary Pinhole Photography

Boston, MA. ---The Brant Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art is pleased to present Walter Crump, curator of Made in Poland: Contemporary Pinhole Photography. He will speak inconjunction with the Camera Obscuras that are exhibited currently in the Gallery. As photography becomes ever more high tech and digital, photographers around the globe are turning to the pinhole camera - a lensless, deceptively simple yet surprisingly versatile alternative to mainstream technology. He will show work from the artists in this exhibition from Poland, the site of much exciting contemporary pinhole photography. Their pinhole images range in mood from whimsical, witty, poetic, and mysterious to slyly subversive.

Image shown: Danuta Gibka, photographer of top image on left column, pinhole photograph.

Brant Gallery
South Building 3rd Floor Studio Foundation
Contact: Lyssa Paluay, 617.879.7782

Exhibit at AIB:
700 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215
Open Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 pm
For more information, call 617.585.6676