UF Ceramics Professor Linda Arbuckle will be appearing on UF MFA alum Ben Carter’s podcast Tales of Red Clay Rambler. The episode will also feature Doug Casebeer and Alleghany Meadows, and the four speakers will discuss mentorship in the life of an artist.
To find out more about this episode of Carter’s podcast, click here.
Congratulations to UF SA+AH Associate Professor Dr. Victoria Rovine on receiving the 2014 College of Fine Arts Teacher of the Year Award!
UF SA+AH invites you to the Warp Fall 2013 Exhibition,an annual art exhibition by current students in the Workshop for Art Research and Practice. There will be performances throughout the evening.
Friday, December 6th 7-9pm at WARPhaus
534 SW 4th Ave. (at the corner of SW 6th street)
UF SA+AH 4Most Gallery invites you to a one-night special exhibition on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 4Most Gallery in Gainesville, Fla. A Show of Mouths features work by local and national artists surrounding the theme of the mouth. Through works in sculpture, interactive installation, video, 3-D rapid prototype, and photography, the artists cover the tongue, teeth, taste, and the space in-between cover. A special interactive installation by Mario Alberto Mutis Rodriguez with limited slots for participation starts at 8 pm.
Reception, Friday December 6, 2013 7-10 pm
Hye Young Kim
Oliver James Klicker
Cristina Maria Molina
Giang Lien Pham
Mario Alberto Mutis Rodriguez
UF Post Baccalaureate Andrew Avakian will be presenting at an Odyssey Clay Works workshop titled Alternative Surfaces: The Sandblaster in Asheville, North Carolina. Students will learn the basics of safely operating the Odyssey sandblaster. Avakian will cover sandblasting for depth and variation, masking techniques, and how to “fix” undesirable traits of otherwise incredible pieces.
Odyssey ClayWorks Presents
Alternative Surfaces Workshop: The Sandblaster with Andrew Avakian
Sunday, December 8, 1- 4pm
Click here to register
UF MFA Ceramics alum Ben Carter is featured in an instructional studio demonstration video titled Design for the Soft Surface: Throwing Handbuilding and Slip Decorating by Ceramics Arts Daily. In this edition of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Carter shares his methods for integrating surface design with altered wheel-thrown and handbuilt pottery. Referencing pillows, tufted furniture, and quilts, Carter imbues his pots with softness in a variety of ways—from altering freshly thrown pots to create volume, to stretching soft clay into foam slump molds. Using this overfilled aesthetic as a metaphor for the comfort of southern hospitality, he complements the soft forms with slip and underglaze decoration using sgraffito, slip trailing, and painting techniques. Runtime: 3 hours – 2 disc set.
You can buy the video and see a clip of it here.
See additional excerpts of the video on trimming and decorating on YouTube.
In January of 2014, UF art history PhD candidate Meghan Kirkwood will begin a new job as an assistant professor of art (tenure-track) at North Dakota State University (NDSU). Meghan will be responsible for teaching courses in photography, art history, and foundations. She will also be working with the chair to develop a program in arts and social practice. As part of the art and social practice aspect of her new position, Meghan will be developing connections with extension services and partnerships with other departments at NDSU, as well as thinking creatively about how to connect art works and research with the larger ND community.
UF SA+AH Associate Professor Sergio Vega will be showing work in the exhibition Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection premiering at Art Basel in Miami (December 4-8, 2013).
Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales is organized into four sections: “Power Parodied,” “Borders Redefined,” “Occupied Geometries” and “Absence Accumulated.” Vega’s piece Structuralist Study of Poverty (Potato, Onion, Garlic) (2002) will be featured in “Power Parodied.” “Power Parodied” explores how artists call attention to unjust social realities through exaggerations of scale, extreme repetition, ironic references to the status quo and outlandish ideas for escaping social ills. Vega’s piece tops model-size shacks with a potato, onion and garlic (nutritional staples in the Americas) on pedestals of varied heights to evoke economic bar graphs that measure poverty levels.
More about the exhibition
The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), join forces on the exhibition Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, featuring contemporary works by artists from across Latin America. Drawn from the holdings of Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, founder and president of CIFO, the exhibition premieres during Art Basel Miami Beach (December 4-8, 2013) and then travels to the MFA in March of 2014. Incorporating sculpture, painting, photography, video, installation and performance art from 1960 to the present, Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales features 61 artists from Central and South America and the Caribbean.
Read more here.
Stacey Breheny, Backlit, oil. Featured in the Melrose Bay Art Gallery 2013 Holiday Invitational
The Melrose Bay Art Gallery, of which UF MFA painting alum Stacey Breheny is an Associate Member, is having its annual Holiday Invitational with 15 members and 30 invited regional artists, each contributing one piece. The reception is on Friday, December 6 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Harn Museum of Art
William Bartram’s Drawing of a New Species of “Arethusa” (1796): The Portrait of a Life
Lecture: Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History Amy Meyers, Ph.D., Director, Yale Center for British Art
Philadelphia was home to the largest and most active scientific community in colonial and early republican America, and, as such, fostered an influential group of naturalist-artists, including William Bartram. This lecture will examine the ways in which Bartram’s 1796 drawing of his family’s garden on the banks of the Schuylkill River, set against a distant view of Philadelphia, argues for the importance of his own history—and that of his family—to the emergence of the city that had come to serve as the capital of the nation and the center of American culture.
An exhibition of artwork by students in UF in Ireland: Art and Storytelling, Summer 2013
Reception: Friday November 22, 7:00p.m.-9:00 p.m. at WARPhaus Gallery (534 SW 4th Ave.)
Please stop by and see some of the work produced as part of a UF study abroad course taught summer 2013 at the Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland.