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Please join us tomorrow, MAY 15, at 155 South Main Street [in the room between Mickey Mart and Dominos] from 5-9pm to see an interactive installation project put on by the QUARTER COLLECTIVE with the help of Mickey Mart and Dominos.
Please come by to see this work that experiments with projection mapping, video, and sound installation - and learn more about our mission as an artist collective in Oberlin.
See attachment below for more information. Thanks so much.
On Friday, May 10 at 7:15 pm at the
Heiser auditorium at Kendal at Oberlin,
The Kendal Art Committee is putting on a program about Emeritus Professor of Fine Arts, Paul Arnold’s, printmaking. Chair Nina Love will make introductory remarks, and DVDs of Paul at work, and being interviewed, are slated to be shown.
The Kendal Art Committee invites anyone interested in Paul and his work, and printmaking in general, to attend.
Perhaps the most visually stimulating record of student life on campus is our poster collection. These student-made posters tell us a lot – they give us not only an idea of past events on campus, some of which would otherwise go undocumented, but they reveal the culture and visual aesthetic of Oberlin students at a given point in time.
Our most recent accession, a collection of 34 silkscreened event posters gifted by Raphael Martin ‘02, does exactly that. During his four years at Oberlin, from 1998 to 2002, Martin collected these posters, most of which were silkscreened by students of Prof. John Pearson. They present a wide range of visual styles and advertise dances, concerts, art openings, parties, film screenings, speakers, and Oberlin’s Big Parade. Only a few duplicate posters already in our collections; together they represent an important cross-section of posters from the turn of the millennium.
I think the “Scotographs” poster is a particularly cool one. The word itself, popping against the blue, leads my eye back in space towards the guitar, which seems to be exploding riffs outwards through the stripes. The whole poster has a loud, screaming sound to it, and if I saw this poster today hanging in the Mudd stairwell today, I’d definitely go check these photos out.
(top photo courtesy of Raphael Martin ‘02)
Sophie Kazis and I, Kaela Sanborn-Hum, are the News Directors this semester at WOBC News. We are committed to having a diversity of voices and perspectives aired on WOBC and would like to invite all Art Department majors, faculty, staff and another other affiliates to get involved with WOBC News. If you have a story or topic you’d like covered by WOBC News that feels pertinent to your life, work or community in Oberlin we would be more than happy to help you produce this story. We can help you produce the story yourself— we can teach you the editing software, talk about how we do news at WOBC, etc.—or we can have one of our reporters cover the story with your consent and guidance. We want WOBC to be accessible as an outlet to showcase departmental interests and efforts and encourage you to contact us with even updates or ideas.
Please feel free to email us at email@example.com if you’d like to get involved. It’s not too late and we’re all always looking for new stories and voices!
Kaela and Sophie
Read about a man’s collection of miniature books in his miniature library, as well as some other out-of-the ordinary books:
Neale Albert, 75, is a collector of miniature books, and he may be the most serious collector living in New York. By definition, miniature books are properly printed and bound, and for the most part no larger than three inches. Mr. Albert has over 4,000 of them, some the size of matchboxes and others smaller than a tab of chewing gum. Some of the books are worth many thousands of dollars.
For interesting books right on campus, come to the art library and learn about our collection of artists’ books, some of which are on display!
Full article here.
Check out our new video (with music and captions!) documenting the recent creation of a sawdust carpet in the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s King Sculpture Court. The carpet was de-installed on April 14. During that time, we had a large number of visitors who saw the installation, from a second-grade tour to adults and admitted students in town for All Roads Lead to Oberlin visitation days.
And, if you like this be sure to visit our Vimeo page for our other videos. More to come!
Come celebrate Clarence Ward’s birthday at the Art Library on April 15th with the opening of a special exhibit, In Solidarity- One Peace A Day:
February 2013 was marked by a growing level of stress on campus, generated by a series of bias-based incidents (graffiti, defaced posters, fliers and stickers placed under doors and in public areas, etc.).
Our students and faculty have used the recent incidents to spark teaching and discussion of a wide range of issues relating to diversity and inclusion at Oberlin and in the wider world. Student and faculty attended a series of community-wide educational events that included a teach-in, rally, and convocation.
The Art Library celebrates Clarence Ward’s Birthday with a display of over 14 photographs called ‘Oberlin: In Solidarity’. These photos were taken by Sela Miller (Class of 2015), during the events.
Sela Miller is a second year student from Sharon, MA studying psychology at Oberlin College. She began taking photographs for fun in the years preceding high school, and since then has moved on to working for the Office of Communications. She enjoys photojournalism and portraits, but she has also been known to do nature and architecture photographs.
The productive reactions to the challenge we have faced, is very much in line with Oberlin’s history. The response from our students, faculty, staff, and fellow citizens has highlighted our devotion to Oberlin’s educational mission, as well as the strength and vitality of our community.
The exhibit will be up through the end of April. Stop in on the 15th to celebrate both Clarence Ward and our Oberlin community at large (there’s the possibility of winning prizes, too!)
Julia Melfi (OC ‘15) and Mallory Cohen (OC ‘15) will be giving a run-through of papers they will be presenting at the Chapman University Undergraduate Art History Symposium, April 26th, 2013 (see below for details).
Tuesday, April 16th
12:15 to 1:30, Classroom 1
Please attend to give them feedback on their lectures! Bring your lunch!
Talks are 20 minutes each.
Orange CA, Chapman University, April 26, 2013
3rd Undergraduate Art History Symposium 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013 (12:00 to 5:00 pm)
Kennedy School of Law, Room 147
12:00 Symposium Reception
12:20 Introductions by Dr. Wendy Salmond (Chapman University)
12:25 Welcome by Dr. Patrick Fuery (Dean, Wilkinson School of
Humanities and Social Sciences, Chapman University)
12:30 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Meredith Cohen (UCLA)
“Saint Louis and the Cult of Kingship at the Sainte-Chapelle of Paris”
1:30 Emily Kenselaar (Brooklyn College)
“Cihuateotl: In Defense of Cultural, Geographic, and Temporal
2:00 Allison McCann (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania)
“Part II of the Rothschild Canticles: Monsters in the Cura Monialium”
2:30 Georgia Harrell (Old Dominion University)
“Stylistic Indecencies of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio”
3:00 to 3:15 Coffee Break
3:15 Mallory Cohen (Oberlin College)
“De Chirico’s La Solitudine: An Exploration of the Relationship Between
Reality and the Dream World”
3:45 Julia Melfi (Oberlin College)
“Re-Examining Video and Photographic Documentation of Chris Burden’s
Shoot, 1971: A Technical Allegory of Mass Media Culture”
4:15 Pejman Shojaei (UC Riverside)
“Contemporary Critique of the Institution as Seen in the Work of Gina
For more information please contact Dr. Wendy Salmond 714.997-6655
Reference / Quellennachweis:
CONF: Undergraduate Art History Symposium (Orange CA, 26 Apr 2013). In:
H-ArtHist, Mar 27, 2013. <http://arthist.net/archive/4949>.
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