On March 22, 2012 the Art Department held its first annual Major Declaration Day. Other festivities also included a Jello Chill-Off contest, Kappa Pi Honorary induction, and departmental awards. Enjoy these pictures of event!
P.S.: Congratulations to senior art major Sue Carrie Drummond for winning first place in the Chill-Off with her “Jelly Night” creation!
Chad Hartwig, sculptor and potter. April 2, 2012 @ 1:00 pm in the digital arts lab
(3rd floor of the AC).
You are invited to join the Advanced Studio Art class for the e-lecture:
“A Conversation of Structure and Agency” with ceramic artist Chad Hartwig.
Chad will join us via Skype for an hour-long slide lecture and conversation. He will discuss recent work, inspiration, and thought process. We hope you can join us!
“Intellectually, the majority of my interest lies in the discussion surrounding ‘Nature vs. Nurture’ or to be more specific, ‘Agency vs. Structure’. I have personally had the pleasure of directly experiencing both sides of this dichotomy through the perspective of a civilized, suburban life and one comparable to the ‘return to nature’ actions of the protagonist in Sydney Pollack’s film Jeremiah Johnson (1972). What I know as a very distilled existence juxtaposed against the fluidity of a wilderness understanding has led me to appreciate both the faculties and inadequacies of each. Entangled in the latter, the uniqueness of nature and agency wrestle with isolation and division while the former nurtures the comfort of social structure and commonalities, while being surrounded by dissonance and conflict. Trying to balance conventional cultural ideals of existence and civilized versions of presence is where I find a point of departure for my sculptural ceramics.”
Crispin Prebys, graphic designer. Election year graphic design workshop:
Today, Wednesday March 28, 2012 from 3:00-4:00 pm
Tomorrow, Thursday March 29, 2012 from 1:00-4:00 pm
With 2012 being an election year, the issue of voter participation will be a topic of discussion. Beyond creating artifacts to sell or identify a company or brand, Graphic Design has the power to create awareness and build grassroots enthusiasm. For this workshop, Mr. Prebys will work with students to produce a number of design solutions that work to encourage and promote voting among Millsaps students and their peers in the community.
Here are a few pictures taken at MIMB II: Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books, which currently on display in the Emerging Space of the Lewis Art Gallery. The show will close this Friday, March 30, so be sure to catch it before it goes!