On April 22nd the place to be was at the Radford Gallery for the opening of the art major senior exhibition of 2016. Seven graduating seniors exhibited works—all very recently created and showed an excellent diversity in approaches and mediums. Work ranged from fabric/fashion to photography to web design to printmaking to imagery encased in resin all alongside large scale works in oil next to small scale illustrated typography. A truly diverse body of work. Congratulations to our graduating seniors of 2016 and thank you for all your hard work in organizing and presenting a wonderful opening night of your work.
In 26 days the entire contents of Voney Studios will be moved to our new temporary location—Morey Field House. We will be in Morey for one year while Voney is completely re-built with some parts of the existing building torn off and new parts added. The majority of the building will be gutted and re-conditioned with new windows, doors, flooring—a completely new layout and design for the space. There will be offices for 6 faculty. There will be a classroom for Art History—something brand new for the program. The new building will contain a large gallery, a 3D studio, a woodworking shop, a large classroom studio for seniors and open the current spaces that contain faculty offices to a public hallway that will overlook the Mississippi River. Lots to do…time to get back to packing.
April 17th was the opening of the Senior Art Show in the Radford art studio. A good turn out for a Friday night with a start time of 5:30 pm. Show goers took in the work of the eight graduating seniors for the academic year of 2015. Congratulations to the senior on a show well done.
The latest set of movie posters are ready for publication. Each student in the ARTS 270 Graphic Design II class of Spring 2015 designed a poster. The posters were created entirely in Photoshop using their own images wherever possible.
The fall Graphic Design I class has completed their Photoshop “Altered Reality” Project. All start with the same set of images and combine five or more images to create a new “real” image. Enjoy.
Students and faculty gathered for a a dinner at the picnic grounds—home of Duncan and Jane Martin—high above the Mississippi River on the bluffs for a picnic dinner. A warm breeze kept the ghosts in the trees moving and kept the fires glowing. Hot dogs, soup, chips and bread followed with cupcakes and smores. A great evening with a crescent moon looking over it all.
The senior art majors presented their work to the community this past Friday night. Radford galleries were packed with people all checking out the work and talking with the artists. There was food, music and a good time for all.
Large scale design and the use of Photoshop is the focus of the movie poster design project. Each student is to create a realistic movie poster of the genre of their choice.
The ARTS 170 classes have been busy learning and working with Photoshop. Each member of the class was given a set of images to merge together into a new image—altering reality by modifying the pixels and blending the images together as seamlessly as possible.