Monday, December 23, 2019

Winter Break

There's possibly some truth to this...

Grades are nearly submitted! My winter break will soon begin!

**looks around**    Now where's that "honey do" list from my wife?...

Friday, December 13, 2019

"Open Studios" 2019 at Hamline University

Last night was the "Open Studios" event at Hamline University. The "Digital Media Arts" (DMA) department and the ARTS department opened the doors of their studios to show off student work from the semester. Here are some photos I snapped throughout the evening:

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Trying out a VR project.

Kennedy exploring a VR space.

Design projects (conceptual movie posters) in the hallway.

Some short videos being screened in a room in Drew.

In my normal classroom, all the computers had web design and/or student designed games.

Some students and families taking a look.

Josh telling people about the projects.

Student photography work in a slideshow in the hallway outside of our classroom.

Outside in Studio C, there was a lot going on...

... students looking at projects and zines...

... a "creative writing" class doing some readings...

... and more readings among the art.

Sculpture work in Studio A and B.

Some cast figures.

In the Drew Fine Arts building, there was a 8' x 18' project by an
entire painting class representing recent forest fires in the Amazon.
(Each of those canvases is a different student, and they are 30" x 30" each.)

Here's 1 of many covered walls in the printmaking studio.

Back in Drew Hall, there was a conference room that was turned into a book design showcase.

"dreamBot" by Josh and Dave from the DMA Department.

Close-up of the bottled "dreams" of the interactive work "dreamBot."

Back in the Drew Hall basement, there was an interactive sound piece in the
"maker lab." You could put on headphones and speak into the blue (3D printed) ears.

Micah and Cole experimenting with it.

Listening to some of the recorded audio.

Some audio projects set up in the audio suite.

Chloe and Hannah listening/watching some audio projects.

Animations on display down the hall.

I'd never been in the room converted to a letterpress space until last night.

Anyone who stopped by got to ink up some type.

Pulling a print with Curt's help.

Curt showing some students the type.

My print at the end of the night. It had been previously inked in red, so I
rolled some purple on in spots to give it this stained/mottled look.

Thanks to everyone who came to check out the work! Now, good luck with finals next week!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

"Open Studios" is This Thursday

The Art Department and the Digital Media Arts Department at Hamline University are having their 5th annual "Open Studios" event on Thursday evening.

I hope to be there for at least part of it. My students will have some of their photography from this semester (and a bit from last semester as well) on display in the basement of Drew Hall (near the east end of that map above).

Thursday, Dec 12, 4-6 pm. Come check it out! Here's a link to Google Maps that will put you on Simpson Street at the east edge of that map - right next to a parking lot, Drew Hall, and Studio C.

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Review Santa Fe

I recently got a catalog for "Review Santa Fe" in the mail. I was one of a 100 photographers who took part in this event 14 years ago (before I was blogging). Here's a bit from their website regarding what it is:

CENTER’s premier juried portfolio review event, the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival, is a weekend conference and festival for photographers who have created a documentary project or fine art series and who are seeking audience expansion, critical discussion and community gathering in a unique place.


This special weekend festival has been called one of the most effective professional development programs for photographers in the world. The reviewers and the 100 Photographers travel from around the world to take part. Hosting over 1,000 one-on-one portfolio reviews with curators, editors, publishers and international festival directors who each year come to Santa Fe to view the photographic vanguard.

I was lucky enough to get accepted right out of grad school, and I even was given a travel grant/scholarship to attend (most likely partly due to a great letter that Alec Soth wrote for me). Inside the magazine that recently came in the mail, they shared a listing of participants over the years, and I found my name:

The 2005 crew.

There I am!

Monday, November 25, 2019

Frank the Art Collector on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"

Thank you Danny DeVito in a Sia wig. Thank you.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Exhibition Photos from "Not Accepted" at the MPLS Photo Center

Last month, I stopped by the MPLS Photo Center to photograph the "Not Accepted" exhibition. Click here to see photos from the opening reception from 2 months ago.

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My piece as the lower of the 2 pieces up the steps.

Down the hallway to the left.

Looking back from the end of that hallway.

In the mixed use "gallery" space to the right.

(There are tables and chairs set up for an upcoming lecture
and as workspace for a member currently framing some work.)

Tables currently in use.

A last peek at my work before leaving...

Here are some photos from the opening reception, and here's more of what the new MPLS Photo Center space looks like.

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