Hotnights: Sean Salstrom
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Hotnights: Sean Salstrom

"Thoughts on the Studio

For me the studio is the heart of my art practice. The studio is not a singular entity. It could be a clean solitary space with white walls, a cramped desk in a shared room, a computer, the side of a mountain, the middle of a lake, an old barn, a notebook, a glass hot shop or any place I happen to be making or contemplating my work. The studio is a place for experimentation, collaboration, failure and development. It is a place where ideas are both coddled and destroyed. It is a place for sharing and a place for escaping. It is a sanctuary. It is dynamic in that it is constantly evolving.

On Glassblowing

What I appreciate most about blowing glass is that it forces me to coexist in the moment with the material."

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Visiting Lecturer: Lily Cox-Richard
Oct
10
1:00 PM13:00
VLS

Visiting Lecturer: Lily Cox-Richard

Lily Cox-Richard (b. 1979) belongs to a growing movement in contemporary American art that seeks a dialogue with our cultural and artistic past by reaching well beyond the by-now familiar confines of the modern era. Instead she and others explore the aesthetic sophistication and mixed social and moral messaging of the 19th century with admiration and pointed critique. Cox-Richard's recent series of compellingly beautiful and ghostly plasters, titled The Stand (Possessing Powers), doesn't merely reference the work of American Neo-Classical sculptor Hiram Powers (1805–1873). Rather she revisits and remakes his most celebrated figural pieces, including Eve Tempted, Greek Slave, The Last of the Tribes, with painstaking fidelity to the original but for one glaring omission—the figure itself.

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“To Hold a Letter to the Light” Workshop, Pt 1, with Jen Bervin
Oct
31
2:00 PM14:00
FAF

“To Hold a Letter to the Light” Workshop, Pt 1, with Jen Bervin

An interdisciplinary writing workshop focused on letters as source material for art and writing, including compilations of letters, projects seeking and compiling responses to letters, and other archive-based works. Artists include Jina Valentine, Lenka Clayton’s Sculptures for the Blind, Susan Howe’s Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives, M. NourbeSe Philips’ Zong!, Sophie Calle’s Take care of yourself, Lynell George and Robin Coste Lewis from Radio Imagination: Artists and Writers in the Archive of Octavia Butler, Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems, Matthew Bakkom’s New York City Letters of Complaint, and No One Will Ever Have the Same Knowledge Again: Letters from Mt. Wilson Observatory.

(10-12 participants by application only; 2 group sessions, plus individual sessions comprised of studio visits/critiques followed by a letter--(up to 2 sessions availability for individual sessions-- 6 grads one week, 6 grads another next week)

Workshops are scheduled late afternoon

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“To Hold a Letter to the Light” Workshop, Pt 2, With Jen Bervin
Nov
14
2:00 PM14:00
FAF

“To Hold a Letter to the Light” Workshop, Pt 2, With Jen Bervin

An interdisciplinary writing workshop focused on letters as source material for art and writing, including compilations of letters, projects seeking and compiling responses to letters, and other archive-based works. Artists include Jina Valentine, Lenka Clayton’s Sculptures for the Blind, Susan Howe’s Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives, M. NourbeSe Philips’ Zong!, Sophie Calle’s Take care of yourself, Lynell George and Robin Coste Lewis from Radio Imagination: Artists and Writers in the Archive of Octavia Butler, Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems, Matthew Bakkom’s New York City Letters of Complaint, and No One Will Ever Have the Same Knowledge Again: Letters from Mt. Wilson Observatory.

(10-12 participants by application only; 2 group sessions, plus individual sessions comprised of studio visits/critiques followed by a letter--(up to 2 sessions availability for individual sessions-- 6 grads one week, 6 grads another next week)

Workshops are scheduled late afternoon

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