Thursday, May 18, 2023

End-of-Semester Scenes

Just before finals, I was walking around both of the universities where I’m currently teaching, and I found myself snapping some pics with my phone. Sort of for memory’s sake.

First in McNeal Hall at the University of Minnesota:

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Book jacket designs up in the hall.

Album cover designs.

McNeal Hall is a funky amalgamation of buildings.

My classroom for this past semester.

Next are some of the empty halls of Concordia University:

Looking back towards the art building.

The odd little tunnel to the art building.

Outside the library.

My classroom for both of my classes this past semester.

I’ve always loved these crammed bulletin boards outside of the Mac Lab.
There’s an old CVA Action postcard back there if you can spot it.
(See also here, here, and here.)

I've always enjoyed this.

Outside the darkroom.

Just outside my office - some shots from solo exhibition last year (see also this post).

Happy summer break!

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Concordia University Juried Exhibition

There’s an exhibition up at the Concordia Gallery for the next few days that closes out the school year. It’s a juried exhibition of student work. Every student from my Photo II and Advanced Photo classes had work accepted to the exhibition, so that was great news for them! Here are a few quick iPhone shots from around the gallery:

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Down the hall from the gallery, there’s a spot with a few more pieces. It’s called the “Salon des Refus├ęs:”

This "Tensegrity" table was made by one of my students. It's magical.

One of my former students won the $100 third prize, and one of my current students took home $500 for first! And I think there's at least one photograph of my students' in each of the photos above (including some from this printing post from last month). Congrats young artists! Happy end-of-the-semester!

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

More Photograms from Concordia

Here are a few photograms from my current Photo I class at Concordia University, which we did as our first "intro to the darkroom" project (click here to see more photograms from last year and to learn more about what they are):








Again, click here to see more.

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

College of Visual Arts Identity Package

In the last days of the Werner Design Werks exhibition "Werk Ethic" at Concordia University, I maaaaaybe did something a little sneaky...

It actually contained original files from 1995 - a handful of years before I was a student there. Here are some more photos of that wild exhibition.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

44" Prints

My students and I played around with the 44" HP printer in class yesterday:

There's an upcoming juried exhibition, and my students are prepping work for it!

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Werk Ethic: The Work of Werner Design Werks

Concordia Gallery has a really interesting exhibition up through TODAY, so come check it out if you have a moment. It's a design exhibition called "Werk Ethic: The Work of Werner Design Werks." Here are a few photos I took last month:

The opening reception.

Some CVAers at the opening! Me, Rudy, Cory, Ian, Sarah, Liz, John, Abby, Carly, and Rosie.

I stopped by a few days later to walk through the show. It's a trip:

Old CVA branding.

That floppy on the wall contains CVA's "final identity" from 1995.

We all know that name!

Slightly older CVA branding.

Even OLDER "College of Associated Arts" branding (CAA became CVA).

And here are a few final shots that Concordia Gallery posted yesterday:

Check it out in the next 8 hours if you are nearby: 1301 Marshall Ave, Saint Paul, MN.

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