Joshua Raiffe’s BFA Exhibition opened tonight at The Sculpture Gym. Conceptual, thoughtful, beautiful work – more pics to come.
This piece is a beautiful interactive collaborative work made from 6,000 new and used light bulbs. Below are 2 links, one to a video and the other to the artist’s site. Check them out to see more of the making and interaction of the piece. I love it and had to share.
To see a video click here.
To read more click here.
CLOUD is a large-scale interactive sculpture created from 6,000 light bulbs, new and burnt-out. Constructed by Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett, CLOUD was on public display for one-night-only during Calgary’s first Nuit Blanche Festival. As part of the process of creating the sculpture, the artists collected burnt out incandescent light bulbs from local households, businesses, museums, and eco stations. The idea was to create an informal collaboration between the community and the artists, reduce costs, and experiment with the potential of items post-use.
A second edition of CLOUD is presently being constructed in Moscow, commissioned by Garage Center for Contemporary Culture. The piece will be on display as part of Art Experiment 2013 from January 2 – 23, 2013.
– Jessica Jane Julius
The last 2 weeks in my Imagery and Glass course have been a blast. We have been working with enamels, rayzist, and silk-screening. Loo Bain (recent MFA graduate in fibers) was amazing in guiding us through the silk-screening process. Also we have done experimental slumping and just received new bullseye slumping molds to play with. Next week we will be experimenting with using a flat scanner on 3-D glass objects- I love this project, check out the examples below of previous student scanned images.
– Jessica Jane Julius
Erica Rosenfeld left yesterday. She was here for a week and so very present in the studios, with the students, that it will be very strange to go into the studio and not find her working.
Some things I learned about Erica from her lecture:
1. She loves to cook. We saw images of dumplings that Michiko taught her to make, a PizzaTaco courtesy of her friend Matt, a gorgeous salad with edamame, goat cheese, and radishes, and a rather odd shot of a roasted turkey wearing bacon bracelets.
2. She has a sweet dog (also referred to as her roommate) named Birdie. Those of you who know me know that having a dog brings high marks in my book.
3. She collects prison art and showed an image of an amazing box made out of cigarette boxes. I need to ask her for an image of that.
4. One of her favorite museums? The American Visionary Museum in Baltimore. I’ve never been there so I just added it to my list.
5. She is drawn to outsider art and described her fascination with “what people make when they’re not thinking about art as a commodity and they are working with limited resources.” Some of her favorite outsider artists: James Harold Jennings, Tim Duncan, Dalton Ghetti, and Judith Scott.
6. She believes that art can save people’s lives. I agree.
I’m going to miss Erica and her awesome Hot Shop chicken-cooking demos (perhaps she will make tofu on her next visit?), amazingly crazy-beautiful eggshell pieces, and her incredible spirit, warmth, and generosity.
– Sharyn O’Mara
We are very excited for 2 new additions to our Digital Fabrication Studio, a laser cutter and ceramic decal printer. This studio also gives students access to several 3D printers, 3D scanning, vinyl cutting and a ten-needle embroidery machine. The experimenting has begun in my imagery and glass course and by Senior Susie Sewell. Click here to see it in action.
– Jessica Jane Julius
Lecture at 1.30pm in 121 and demo at 2.30pm in the Irvin Borowsky Glass Studios / Hot Shop
Lecture 1.30pm in B089
Lecture 1.30pm in 121 and demo at 2.30pm in the Irvin Borowsky Glass Studios / Hot Shop
Date to be Announced
Lecture 1.30pm in B089 and demo at 2.30pm in the Irvin Borowsky Glass Studios / Flameworking
Lecture 1.30pm in B089 and demo at 2.30pm in Hot Shop
Lecture at 1.30pm in B004
April 8 – 10
Monday April 8 Hot Blowing demo 2.30 – 5pm in the Irvin Borowsky Glass Studios / Hot Shop
Wednesday April 10 1.30pm Lecture in 121 and demo 2.30 – 5pm in the Irvin Borowsky Glass Studios / Flameworking
For more information about the Laurie Wagman Lecture Series in Glass, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.