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1/13:
The William Feick Arts Center at Green Mountain College will kick off the new year with an exhibit of three local photographers. Digital Regional will feature Ian Creitz of Cambridge, N.Y., Les Jorgensen of Manchester, Vt., and MaryJane Sarvis of Shaftsbury, Vt., from January 15 through February 8. There will be a public reception on Friday January 18, from 5-7 p.m. more...

12/3/12:
Prof. Jessica Cuni
(fine arts) has been chosen to be featured in the inaugural exhibit of a new gallery in Cos Cob, Conn. Cuni traveled to the Drawing Room Gallery for the opening reception on December 1 where twelve of her pieces are on display. The gallery is open to the public and the work will be on view through the end of January.

11/12/12:
Thank you to all who participated in the Open Studio Night at Surdam art building. It was a busy and fun evening of pizza, painting, ceramics, collage and photography. Those of you who made any of the 54 black and white photograms hanging in the Surdam Gallery, please feel free to come over and take with you the photograms you made.

We look forward to another Open Studio night soon in the spring semester!

The Art Department

9/24/12:
Prof. Kevin Bubriski
(visual arts, photography) completed photography for the piece “Mauritania’s Conservation Coast” in Saudi Aramco World for its July/August issue this summer, which, along with his photography, is featured on the cover. The article and Bubrinski’s photos concern the conservation efforts by the National Park of the Banc d’Arguin and can be viewed here.

9/12:
Join artist-in-residence Erika Lawlor Schmidt tomorrow evening from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Waldron Athletic Center (Eagle Dome) and make art! There will be another creative session with the artist on Thursday, September 13 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in Surdam Hall.

These two sessions lead up to a collaborative performance Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in Ackley Theatre.

9/12:
The William Feick Arts Center is pleased to announce the arrival of Artist-in-Residence Erika Lawlor Schmidt. Erika will be in residence from September 10 to September 28 working in collaboration with students and other GMC community volunteers. Her gallery exhibit will be on view now through October 2, and the Feick invites the public to attend the opening reception for Rock, Paper, Scissors on Friday, September 7 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Eastern philosophy is an immense influence in Schmidt’s creative approach. She balances color with pattern, object with emptiness, heavy tones with stillness and movement. She combines people, places and events together realizing the fresh power in alliance. Her pieces are the past speaking to the future, some might say. All elements of her work combines to stoke the fire of your imagination. Erika Lawlor Schmidt has said, “You have to love what you’re doing like your pants are on fire.” The velocity of her work proves she believes this wholly: one feels the motion, the seeming unpredictability, and then the sudden swell of symbolism becomes enraptured with discovery and change.

The exhibition and all events are free and open to the public. General gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 1 - 5 p.m. or by appointment. Please contact Kerrilee Knights, Gallery Coordinator, for more information at 802.287.8398 or feick@greenmtn.edu.

4/30/12:
Angela Carbone, a 2005 graduate of GMC, recently won one of 17 Merit Awards presented at the San Angelo National Ceramic Competition held in San Angelo, Tex. The competition featured works by 87 artists from across the U.S. and Canada.

4/16/12:
Prof. Karen Swyler
(ceramics) recently lectured and gave visiting artist workshops at California State University, Northridge and Mount San Antonio Community College. She demonstrated a variety of ceramic techniques including throwing, altering and cutting, and discussed influences on her work and the evolution of her work in terms of process and content.

4/16/12:
A photo by student Ian Barnum'13 was featured in the New York Times quarterly "Education Life" supplement. His photo was one of nine pictures selected for a feature titled "My College Experience." "As an art major studying environmental design, I enjoy finding scenes while walking outdoors, where it's less crowded. This scene reminded me of my learning experience in this small community, where it's very peaceful and quiet," Ian comments.

4/10/12:
A few weeks ago, Prof. Kevin Bubriski’s digital photography class committed itself to an ambitious project: to capture the vitality of a typical day at GMC. Thursday, March 29 was the "Day in the Life of Green Mountain College" photography project--students in the class (and other student photographers) took pictures the entire day and evening, covering different aspects of College life.

The result is now online at http://adayatgreenmtn.wordpress.com. It’s a unique and candid inside look—through the camera lens—at GMC during a 24-hour period.

“Teaching photography is like teaching a language where the basic rules, idioms, and pieces of vocabulary nurture the beginnings of photographic communication skills in a student,” says prof. Bubriski, who has published several collections of his own photos. “My goal is to encourage students to see photographically and to cultivate a sense of discovery of the visual world.”

2/6/12:
Vermont-based installation artist Bill Ramage gives his artist’s lecture at GMC. Ramage recently published an autobiographical anthology of his work Seeing, and in it he explains his motives for making art

11/14/11:
Artist Jake Beckman, a sculptor with exhibitions in Rhode Island, Boston, and New York to name a few, is the 2011 artist-in-residence at GMC. A 2005 graduate of Swarthmore College in Penn. with a BA in Art, and a MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in sculpture, Beckman brings an awareness of the intimate push and pull of flesh to his architectural alterations and interventions. His pieces are displayed in The Feick Arts Center. Beckman is also looking for students to collaborate with him on a piece that will be displayed on campus. Students interested in being a part of this collaborative piece may sign up in Surdam or Griswold Library.

9/11:
Prof. Kevin Bubriski
recently received a commendation from Congressman John Garamendi for his contribution to the Peace Corps Writers 50th Anniversary Celebration held September 22 in Washington D.C. Bubriski's book "Portrait of Nepal" was based on his return in 1984 to the country he had served as a Peace Corps volunteer years earlier. Portrait of Nepal was chosen to be part of a special Library of Congress Peace Corps collection of 284 books published between 1964 and 2011. More

9/12/11:
In the weeks following September 11, 2001, assistant Prof. Kevin Bubriski (visual arts) made four pilgrimages to the World Trade Center site to witness and record the impact of the tragedy. Bubriski was driven to visit Ground Zero in an attempt to come to terms with the horrifying scenes reported on television and in the papers. At the barricades surrounding the site, Bubriski found people experiencing not only a remarkable sense of community, but also the deepest kind of personal reflection on loss and mortality. The result of his project was the book Pilgrimage: Looking at Ground Zero.

“[Bubriski’s] photographs are among the most shattering to come out of the event, and the quietest. By keeping his focus on the stunned faces of individuals within a crowd, he has captured a series of private moments within a mass demonstration of surging, national grief,” one reviewer notes. more...

4/18/11:
Prof. Karen Swyler
’s ceramic work will be included in the exhibition “Ceramics: Post-Digital Design” at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, Ca. from April 23 – June 25. The museum’s website describes the exhibition, “This modish and very chic exhibition places the work of world-famous designer, Eva Zeisel (born in 1906), side by side with contemporary ceramic designers such as David Pier, Heather Mae Erickson, Peter Saenger, Shawn Spangler, Hiroe Hanazono, Mia Mulvey, Karen Swyler, Marek Cecula, Klein Reid, and many others who favor a minimalist aesthetic, producing clean, simplistic forms, organic curves, and orderly compositions that reference nature by design."

4/18/11:
Prof. Kevin Bubriski
recently gave an illustrated lecture at Middlebury College about the small Himalayan nation of Nepal and its rapid and massive social, cultural and political change. His lecture illuminated the multifaceted processes of modernization encapsulated in a few short decades.

4/11/11:
Prof. Kevin Bubriski
came to Nepal at the age of 20 as a Peace Corps volunteer and stayed for five years, working in remote regions of the country. The experience left an indelible impression. "I love Nepali food, going to Swayambhu, walking through the old cities of Kathmandu,” he said. “My most-formative years were spent there, so it’s very much a part of who I am.” more...

4/4/11:
Vermont Artist Kate Gridley will be visiting GMC on Wednesday, April 6 at 6:15 p.m. in the Dickgiesser Room to give a presentation of her work and share some of her personal experiences as a professional artist running the gamut between corporate portrait commissions and paintings she creates for personal expression.

Gridley has painted portraits for well-known Vermont figures, including former Green Mountain College President Thomas Benson, former Middlebury College President Timothy Light, and the recent official Vermont State House portrait of former Governor Jim Douglas.

She is currently working on a series of large-scale portraits of a select group of young adults ranging in ages from 17 to 22, illuminating a contemporary generation and their significant transition into adulthood.

3/21/11:
"Promises Kept," a multimedia exhibition by Brandon Artist Liza Myers, is now on display at Green Mountain College's Feick Fine Arts Center. A reception for the artist will be held at the Feick on Friday, March 25 from 5-7 p.m.

Myers refers to herself as a citizen of the western hemisphere, having lived, studied and traveled on both continents and beyond. "Visionary realism" is the term she uses to describe her paintings, using information from acute examination of the natural world to create a personal reality.

"Promises Kept" features lushly colorful acrylic paintings and ceramic sculpture.

Feick hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and Tuesday and Thursday from 12-6 p.m. The Feick is open to the public and there is no admission charge. "Promises Kept" will be on display from March 18-April 15. more...

3/13/11:
Students in Jessica Cuni's Gallery Curating and Management class installed a juried art show in Pollock Hall before spring break, highlighting GMC student artwork for campus visitors.

The class also put together an exhibit of artwork in various media created by students at Poultney Elementary and Poultney High Schools at The William Feick Fine Arts Center called "A Tale of Two Schools." A reception honoring the young artists was held Thursday, March 3 from 5-7 p.m. at the Feick.

"These projects not only boost the profile of public art on campus but provide hands-on labs for our students to learn what goes into curating shows," said Cuni of her class. Students managed all aspects of the Pollock exhibition, from the open call for entries to hanging the show. The Gallery Curating and Management class will also take leadership of the upcoming Liza Myers exhibit at the Feick.

In addition to the experiential learning on campus, the class will travel to New York City in March to hear from various gallery directors about the world of curating and gallery management.

1/11:
Prof. Kevin Bubriski

(photography) attended the College Art Association conference last week in NYC. He co-presented with electrical engineering professor Palma Catravas of Union College in the forum “Into Focus: Art & Science in the University Classroom.” Bubriski presented a powerpoint slide lecture on the aesthetic side of photography and microscopy illustrated with master landscape images of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Emmet Gowin, students’ SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) images as well as SEM imagery of a honey bee, and black and white images from the Deane preserve.

1/11:
What does the movie The Goonies have to do with academic writing? More than meets the eye says GMC Prof. Jen Baker (visual arts) in an essay that aired on WAMC Northeast Public Radio January 3. The piece is part of new WAMC series called the Academic Minute which highlights perspectives by college faculty from a broad array of disciplines. Listen to the story here.

10/25/10:
Photography professor, Kevin Bubriski, was one of two guest speakers at the 2010 Mountain Hero Awards held in Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 21. The 2010 awards honored the late Mingma Norbu Sherpa for his contributions to environmental conservation in the Himalayas and The U.N. World Food Programme-Nepal. Bubriski gave an eight-minute overview of the region and the changes that have taken place over the past 34 years based on his perspective as a Peace Corps volunteer (1976-79) and his continued work in the region. His talk was titled "The Karnali Zone: Nepal's Hungry Northwest 1976-2010.”

5/10/10:
Adjunct instructor Romy Scheroder has two pieces in the Silvermine Guild Arts Center’s "Art of the Northeast" group show and will be a featured artist at Rutland’s Chaffee Art Center in June.

4/26/10:
Prof. Karen Swyler
(art) is featured in the April 2010 issue of Ceramics Monthly in an article titled “Relative Permanence: The Vessels of Karen Swyler” by Molly Hatch. The article explores how Swyler uses “the intimacy of subtle, elegant, understated pots to talk about and encourage intimate, contemplative interactions between people."

4/19/10:
Prof. Karen Swyler
(art) and four students recently attended the NCECA ceramics conference in Philadelphia, Penn. NCECA is the largest annual ceramics convention in the country promoting education, discourse and opportunities for advancement in the field of ceramic arts. Swyler and her students visited exhibitions throughout the city featuring historical works and works by contemporary artists pushing the boundaries within the field. In the picture, left to right: Toby Kobayashi, Jason Jansen, Karen Swyler, Sarah Gastler and Nicole Horvath at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens – a folk environment, gallery space and non profit organization that showcases the work of mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar.

3/15/10:
Prof. Karen Swyler
’s (art) work is included in the exhibition “Convergence: Pottery from Studio and Factory” on display at the Philadelphia Art Alliance from Feb 11-May 3. This exhibition, curated by Jody Clowes, features “examples of work by 36 artists/designers from the United States and Europe, including mass-produced and limited edition objects by well-known designers, short-run “boutique” ceramics commissioned for high-end retailers, objects produced on a contract basis by independent designers, and the work of studio potters who embrace industrial techniques and the aesthetic of industrial design."

3/1/10:
Prof. Karen Swyler
(art) discusses her glazing techniques in a story in Ceramic Arts Daily. The piece is an excerpt from an upcoming profile of Karen in Ceramic Arts Monthly. “I love her minimalist aesthetic and I plan to do some experimenting with the less-is-more approach to glazing,” says Jennifer Harnetty, editor of the publication.

1/25/10:
Prof. Karen Swyler
(art) has work on exhibit in a solo show at the Brick Box Gallery in Rutland. The show runs through February 9. The Brick Box is open 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thursday - Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and during Paramount Theater performances. Karen also has work in a show at Bard College at Simon’s Rock titled “Illumination: The Diversity of Contemporary Ceramic Art,” which runs from January 22 – February 14. A panel discussion and reception will be held February 1 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

12/14/09:
Adjunct instructor Romy Scheroder (art) has sculptures in several upcoming juried group shows: The White Show at the Signs of Life Gallery in Lawrence, Kan., the 24th International Juried Show at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey by MOMA curator Susan Kismaric, and the Mills Pond House Gallery by Guggenheim curator Joan Young.


Students at Grand Central Station in New York City.

12/7/09:
Students in the linked courses Fins to Fingers and Natural Science Illustration took a field trip to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City December 1. There, they honed their understanding of vertebrate origins and evolution and continued to visualize their final product for the two classes: a scientific illustration of a species of their choosing and a research paper describing its evolutionary origin and natural history. Goals for linking these two classes were to develop skills in detailed observation of organisms through illustration and to develop scientific understanding of vertebrate evolutionary history. The students will display their illustration skills in Withey Lobby December 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

11/30/09:
Prof. Karen Swyler's
(art) work is featured in a solo exhibition titled "Still" at Dubhe Carreno Gallery from November 20 through December 23. The opening reception will take place December 11 from 5-8 p.m. Works are available for purchase.

11/9/09:
Artist J. Henry Fair will be visiting GMC November 10 - 17. Fair, whose work has received international recognition, works in artistic and commercial genres of photography including documentary, portraiture, fashion, wildlife, and landscape. He has received critical acclaim for his “Industrial Scars” series, which explores our relationship with our environment by using beauty to create compelling images that address disturbing subject matter. Fair will present a lecture to Images of Nature classes November 12 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in Ackley Auditorium. The lecture is open to all GMC community members. Fair’s visit is sponsored by a grant from the Clive Foundation.

9/14/09:
Sculptor and adjunct professor Romy Scheroder participated in a number of group exhibitions over the summer. Recent or upcoming exhibitions include: The Chaffee Art Center in Rutland, Vt.; Vermont representative in the “50 Artists, 50 States, 50 Mediums” exhibition at the Eclipse Gallery in Wisconsin; “Cultural Memory: Transdiasporic Art Practices” at the Woman Made Gallery in Chicago; “Globe Dye Works: Layers” at the Globe Dye Works in Philadelphia; “Preparations: Artists' Sketchbooks and Journals” at The State University of New York Brockport and traveling to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and “Inspired by Stories” at the Sullivan Museum at Norwich University, Vt.

5/11/09:
Prof. Karen Swyler
(art) exhibited her work in the show "Made in Clay 2009" at Greenwich House Pottery from April 3 - 30. Her work is included in the Baltimore Clayworks exhibition "Spoon it! Fork it! Cut it up!" which runs from April 25 - May 30. She also recently gave a visiting artist lecture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Over the summer Karen will have work in two shows: The first, titled "Functional Art," is at Celadon Gallery in Water Mill, N.Y. The three person exhibition with Aysha Peltz and Angela Fina runs from June 19 - July 13. The second is a two person show: "Pat Swyler & Karen Swyler: Mother/Daughter" at m.t. Burton Gallery in Surf City, New Jersey from June 27 - July 22 with an opening reception on June 27 from 6-9 p.m. In conjunction with this show Karen will give a demonstration on wheel throwing and altering porcelain vessels on June 27.

4/27/09:
Locally harvested sumac is the focal point of a new art installation outside of the Feick Fine Arts Center. Students in Prof. Jennifer Baker's(arts & sciences) Studio Explorations II class and Prof. Karen Swyler's (art) Environmental Sculpture class worked with visiting artist Elizabeth Billings to create the installation. The sumac was harvested from a few different locations in Poultney and brought to the site where each piece was stripped of half of its bark by participants using utility knives, creating a two-toned effect on each branch. The process of stripping the bark from each piece of sumac was a repetitive and meditative experience that celebrated the idea of artists collaborating through working with their hands.

The piece was completed through the positioning of the sumac branches in maple posts with the stripped sections aligned in one direction. The visual impact of the finished work is altered by the direction from which the viewer approaches the piece. From the north, the branches appear mostly white, while from the south they appear dark.

4/20/09:
Ceramics students Shea Hansen, Gill Whiting, Zachary Behney and Matt Busko, along with Prof. Karen Swyler (art), attended the NCECA conference in Phoenix, Ariz. from April 8-11. The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is a not-for-profit educational organization providing resources and support for individuals, schools and organizations with an abiding interest in the ceramic arts. Its annual conference is the largest of its kind dedicated to the field of ceramics. During the conference the students attended lectures, demonstrations, and exhibitions and connected with peers and professors from a number of academic institutions.

Karen’s work was featured in two exhibitions at the conference: "Veneration" a group show curated by Matt Burton and Bryan Hopkins, and "La Mesa", Santa Fe Clay's annual NCECA exhibition of tableware.


Visiting Artist Elizabeth Billings scouts locations for a new art installation on the GMC campus.

Natural 4/14/09:
Work on a new art installation between Griswold Library and the Feick Fine Arts Center begins April 14 when visiting artist Elizabeth Billings arrives on campus. With funding assistance from the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation, Billings will collaborate with students and community members on a work of natural materials. On April 16, she hosts a visiting artist lecture at 7 p.m. in Griswold Library Room 2.

Trained by a master weaver in Vermont, Billings went on to study Ikat weaving in Japan. She holds a BA from Earlham College and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Billings' work is on display in Vermont at the Caledonia County Courthouse and the Burlington Airport. Most recently she installed a new work in the Philadelphia airport.

Billings has been on campus several times to scout locations and material sources, and to meet with Prof. Karen Swyler (art) and Prof. Jennifer Baker (arts and sciences) whose classes will be helping with the project.

3/2/09:
Prof. Karen Swyler
(fine arts) has her work featured in an exhibit titled "Abstraction" at Santa Fe Clay in Santa Fe, N.M. The show runs from February 27 - March 28.

2/9/09:
Adjunct Prof. Romy Scheroder recently exhibited her sculpture in two group shows in the Philadelphia area: The Asian Arts Initiative's "Transplants" exhibition and F.U.E.L. Collection's "Grand Small Works" show. In keeping with her process of utilizing local and natural materials, her materials included Poultney blue slate and wool from Cerridwen Farm.

1/26/09:
Prof. Dick Weis
’ (fine arts) application to be included on the roster as a candidate for the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program has been approved. Dick’s name will be on the roster for five years. As a candidate Dick is eligible to be matched with projects proposed to Fulbright by institutions abroad. If Dick’s areas of expertise are matched with the proposal he may be offered a grant to participate in the project.

12/1/08:
Thanksgiving break means most college campuses empty for several days - in some cases an entire week. Where does this leave international students? Many Green Mountain College students who live too far away to join their own families shared the traditional American holiday at the homes of GMC students, faculty or staff.

Prof. Dick Weis (fine art) hosted several students at his home, and his perspectives on the holiday were included in a Voice of America special report that aired Wednesday, November 26.

10/15/08:
An exhibit from Prof. Dick Weis (fine art) opened October 7 at Concordia University in Irvine, California. Dick visited Concordia University for a reception and to deliver a gallery talk on October 13. The exhibit was titled "The Poetics of Place."

9/15/08:
Gill Whiting
, a senior at Green Mountain College, was one of the 10 artists selected to participate in this year's Sculpture Fest at the Vermont Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland. The exhibition opened Saturday, September 13 and will continue through the fall. Maps are available on the door of the Carving Studio and visitors can wander through the site at their leisure to view the many site-specific works.

9/15/08:
This fall, Prof. Jennifer Baker (fine arts) will be teaching a five-week course titled “Anatomy for Artists” at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland. Jennifer is an artist-in-residence at CSSC while on sabbatical for the fall semester of the 2008-09 academic year. Her sabbatical proposal outlines the benefits of a partnership between GMC and the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center – site of one of the “main quarries of marble for public works in America.”


9/2/08:
Prof. Karen Swyler
(fine art) traveled to Chattanooga, TN for the opening of the two- person show "Louder Than Words" in which her work was featured. She also gave an artist lecture at the opening. Her work is currently on display in a three-person show at LaCoste Gallery which runs from August 9-31. Work in this show can be seen at the LaCoste Gallery website.

5/12/08:
Prof. Karen Swyler
(fine arts) is currently showing work in the following exhibitions: "Small Favors III" at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA, from May 2 - May 18, and the "16th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National" juried national competition presented by the Market House Craft Center from April 18 through May 19.

Upcoming shows include "Cups" at Red Star Studios in Kansas City, MO from June 5 through June 28; "Sip, Slurp, Gulp," a show of ceramic cups at Santa Fe Clay in Santa Fe, NM from June 27 through July 26; and "The 12th Annual Resident Artist Benefit Silent Auction" at The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, June 19 through July 26.

Karen will also be exhibiting a larger body of work at River Gallery in Chattanooga, TN from July 1 through July 31, with an opening reception on July 11.

4/7/08:
Prof. Karen Swyler
(fine arts) recently attended the NCECA ceramics conference in Pittsburgh, PA where she presented an Emerging Artist lecture that discussed influences, concepts and techniques in her ceramic work. Her work was displayed at two shows during the conference: La Mesa, exhibited by Santa Fe Clay, and Tableware, exhibited at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild. Three current and two former GMC students also attended. GMC student Allison Berniker displayed work in the regional student juried exhibition at the conference - a first for Green Mountain College.


3/31/08:
Prof. Karen Swyler
's (fine arts) ceramics classes recently participated in a service learning project, "Bowls For Hunger", at Rutland High School. GMC students have been contributing to this annual event for the last three years. This year 15 students attended. Swyler's students donated over 40 bowls to the event, which culminated with a soup dinner in the Rutland High School cafeteria. Money raised through the sale of tickets is donated to the Community Cupboard.

3/24/08:
Prof. Jennifer Baker
(arts & sciences) is an exhibiting artist at the Brick Box Gallery in Rutland. The group show, titled "The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center's March Madness," will run from March 14 - April 6.

4/23/07:
Prof. Karen Swyler
’s (Art) work is currently on display at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia in a solo show titled “Karen Swyler: In the Niche,” which opened April 6. The exhibit runs through April 29. Work from the show may be viewed on The Clay Studio website. New pieces by Swyler can also be viewed in New York City at Greenwich House Pottery as part of a show titled “Made in Clay,” which will be up until April 28.

3/26/07:
Prof. Karen Swyler
(fine art) took three students, Lindsey McFarland, Allison Berniker, and Pat Girard, to the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference in Louisville, KY last week. The group attended lectures on topics in ceramic art and toured a variety of ceramic shows at galleries throughout the city. They also attended the opening reception of Swyler’s solo show titled Nuance: New Works in Porcelain.

2/5/07:
Prof. Karen Swyler
(fine arts) had an image of one of her ceramic pieces on the cover of the February/March issue of American Craft magazine. The magazine includes a review of her work from a show at Dubhe Carreno Gallery titled "Overture: Three Young Voices". The review is written by Margaret Hawkins. In the review Hawkins states,"... the piece looks like a gathering of human figures marked by some telltale family resemblance. It could be a chorus line of graceful swaying women or a class photo of young graduates that reveals the color and life seeping into them from below, an apt and subtle metaphor for the reserved sensuality hinted at in all of Swyler's work. They also make us think of still lifes by Giorgio Morandi or Alberto Giacometti, compositions in which the slices of space between objects or their visually intense points of contact are as important as the objects themselves..." (American Craft p.96 February/March 2007).

Michael Burton's "Handscape"10/9/06:
GMC alumnus Michael Burton '99 will spend a week as Visiting Artist at Green Mountain College from October 14-21, during which time he will exhibit his current work and speak with art classes. Burton is a painter completing his M.F.A. at the University of Nebraska. His thesis exhibit, entitled "Dependency" showed earlier this year at the Rotunda Gallery at the University of Nebraska Student Union. He will exhibit pieces from this show and some of his newer work at Surdam Gallery during his residency. There will be an artist's reception and gallery talk on Friday, October 20, from 4-6 p.m. (gallery talk will start at 5). For more information, contact Professor Jennifer Baker at ext. 8251.

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