Save the Date

September 12th - 6-8pm.

The Emily Davis Gallery will be holding an event including a lecture, silent auction, and reception in honor of the John Puglia Memorial Show.

At 6pm, Folk Hall Auditorium will also host a lecture by Mary Street Alinder,

Former chief assistant of Ansel Adams and author of several books about the photographer, the lecture will compliment the "Fragile Waters" exhibition showcasing Adams' work displayed at the Massilon Museum through Sept. 14th.

Following the lecture, there will be a silent auction of regional artists' work. Bidders can purchase works by well-known, local artists.

Proceeds from the auction go to the Puglia Scholarship, which enables UA students to expand their education by traveling to New York City.

The lecture, refreshments, parking, reception, and music are free. Join us!

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The Myers Forum –

Collaborative Art Practice: Re-Imagining the Past, Challenging the Present.

Fall, 2014 – by appointment

The Fall 2014 semester features the visit of the Slovenian multidisciplinary art collective IRWIN.  Two IRWIN members, Borut Vogelnik and Andrej Savski, will conduct a series of workshops, critiques, and collaborative projects.  Collaborative work and critical engagement with the established art narratives of the past will be the key principles of this course.  The class will be subdivided into the groups of three to five people.  Each group will select a historic work of art and collectively develop a project that critically addresses and repurposes the context, meaning(s), and function of the chosen work.  The goal of the project is twofold:

  1. Appropriation. Each student group will select a historic work of art, and then re-interpret or repurpose it to develop a set of insights into its socio-cultural and ideological context, and re-imagine new possible meanings, functions or applications that relate to debates of the present.
  2. Collaboration. Working in the groups of three to four people, students will explore benefits and challenges of collective creativity.   In this process, individual decisions and preferences will have to be calibrated and adjusted to those of the group.  The project will ask students to abandon the privilege of the individual creator that has traditionally been associated with art practice.


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