Past Events

Milestones: 

A Celebration of BGSU School of Art Alumni and a Celebration of 25 Years of Digital Arts at BGSU.

Alumni from various years and focuses joined the School of Art for the gallery opening of Milestones, as well as facilities tours, workshops, ARTalks and more!

When: September 30 - November 9, 2017

Where: Wolfe Center and Fine Arts Center

For more information about this event, click here.

Art in the Park

When: Friday June 9 4:30-7:30pm

Where: Simpson Garden Park

Come enjoy Art in the Park and meet various artists that will be giving demonstrations, musicians, and actors. There will also be kids crafts and tasty treats!

MFA Exhibition II and II

MFA Exhibition I

When: April 9-18

Opening Reception April 8, 7-9pm

Exhibitors: Aaron Brandt, Justin Gerace, and Yusuf Lateef

MFA EXHIBITION II:

When: April 23- May 2

Opening Reception Saturday, April 22 7-9pm

Exhibitors: Amanda Bergman, Rebecca List, Allie Billmeyer, Dinu Gavris, Dan Molyneux, Xiao (Nana) Yang     

 

 

February 1, 2017

Greg Miller ArtTalk

 

February 5-20

66th Annual Undergraduate Exhibition. 

The 66th Annual Undergraduate Exhibition showcased the talents of Undergraduate students in the School of Art. Over 100 students were represented in the variety of disciplines that the School of Art offers. Read More

2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition: Framework

MARCH 18-APRIL 2

Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries

The 2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition showcased the talents of selected graduating seniors in the School of Art. Forty nine students were represented in the variety of disciplines that the School of Art offers. Read more

Opening Exhibition: Tuesday March 28, 5pm

Dorothy Uber Bryan Lobby Gallery

Fine Arts Center, Bowling Green State University

 

PALMYRA: EXPLORING DISSEMINATION

New student-curated exhibition.

Now a trending topic of discussion because of its targeted destruction by ISIS, the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra has long been a site of intrigue for an international audience. Over the many centuries, Palmyra has had a powerful visual, cultural, and emotional impact on locals and travelers alike. The recent acts of iconoclasm carried out at the site bring to light the complexities of how we, as humans, interact with and respond to images. 

This exhibition addresses various visualizations produced after the site’s rediscovery by European travelers and scholars in the seventeenth century. Responses to the site are complex, traversing multiple media, including prints, photographs, video, and 3D-printed models. Removed from the site in distance and, in most cases, in time, these works convey the influence of Palmyra on the imagination both ancient and contemporary. 

Organized by students in ARTH 6040: Iconoclasm Ancient and Modern, supervised by Dr. Sean Leatherbury.

 

January 26, 2017

Leo Tecosky Lecture/Demonstration

 

 

DECEMBER 4 - DECEMBER 14, 2016

66th Annual Faculty/Staff Exhibition

An opportunity to appreciate the efforts of some of the finest artists in this region[Read More]

 

DECEMBER 5TH, 2016

ARTSX

From 5-9 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building. Read More about ARTSX here

October 6, 2016

Elizabeth Bick ArtTalk

October 12, 2016

Lynn Tomlinson ArtTalk

Lynn Tomlinson, artist and animator, will present an artist talk and screening. Tomlinson aims to “push the boundaries between animation and other media” using stop motion animation created through a unique process of clay-painting.OCTOBER 20 - NOVEMBER 21

October 19, 2016

Lyle Salmi ArtTalk

Lyle Salmi is an artist who explores specific qualities of light as both an observed experience and as a phenomenon of memory of place. Originally from Minnesota, he graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, BFA, and obtained his MFA at Arizona State University.

The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kramner

The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kramner is a mixed media installation by The Poyais Group (Read More)

OCTOBER 29  - NOVEMBER 20

Criminal Justice?

Artists whose work investigates the attitudes and biases embedded in the U.S. justice system as evidenced by the sentences meted out to battered women who acted in self-defense but were convicted of murder and those of students convicted of sexual assault. (Read More)

OCTOBER 24

Teresa Cole ArtTalk

Visiting Artist Teresa Cole will give an artist’s talk on Monday, October 24 at 5pm in room 1101 FAC. 
She will also be working on a series of prints in the Printmaking studio Monday-Friday next week. I hope you’ll stop by to see her progress!

Teresa Cole holds the Ellsworth Woodward Professorship in Art at Tulane University. She earned a BFA in fiber arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, and received much of her early print education as a working member of Peacock Printmakers in Aberdeen, Scotland. She completed an MFA in printmaking from Cranbook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Ms. Cole has spent time as an artist-in-residence at Khoj Kolkata in India, the Frans Masereel Graphics Center in Belgium and Hardground Printmakers in Cape Town, South Africa. She shows both nationally as well as internationally. Recent public collections include: The Frederick R. Weisman Collection, Los Angeles, California; The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; the New Orleans Museum of Art. Her work is represented at Callan Contemporary in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.

September 16, 2016

Josh Kosker Art Talk

2015 MFA Grad, Josh Kosker, will be giving a lecture on his work at 5:30pm in room 204 of the Fine Arts Center on September 16th. A reception will follow in the Wankelman Gallery.

Joshua Kosker is an artist based in western Pennsylvania whose practice is rooted in contemporary craft and body adornment. Driven by an underlying interest in the physical, tactile memory of material, Josh uses common materials and everyday artifacts to create one-off art jewelry and objects. A recipient of the Ethical Metalsmiths Emerging Artist Award in 2014, his work has been widely exhibited in the US and has recently been featured in several notable publications, including American Craft magazine and "Shifting Sites" the 2016 Metalsmith Magazine Juried Exhibition in Print. Josh received his MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Bowling Green State University and earned a BFA in Studio Art with a specialization in Jewelry and Metals from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he is currently an Assistant Professor of Art.

AUGUST 1-August 31

Beyond Gypsy Lane: To Reach the Goal

1990 saw the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA. Twenty six years later, Ohio, among other states, continues to face challenges raised by the ADA. With our work, we bring visibility and compassion into and beyond the community.

This show shows work created by Lynn Whitney's Community Projects photography course. 

American Show Room Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art.

 

 
 
AUGUST 30 – OCTOBER 6

FACE IT

An expanded definition of photographic portraiture is explored in this exhibition of works by 27 renowned artists curated by Lynn Whitney, Andrew Hershberger & Jacqueline Nathan.  It will be shown at Slocumb Gallery and the Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University in October. 

 

 

Robert Mazur

A memorial tribute and exhibition for this revered BGSU professor.

March 20-April 3

BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition

This final show for students graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is a juried selection of art in all media that showcases a cohesive and accomplished body of work by each of these talented young artists.

Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries.

 

April 9-17, April 24-May 4

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MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Following rigorous challenges, multiple critiques, and generous encouragement, these remarkable artists graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree are read to start careers as professionals in the field.

Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries

Opening Receptions

Friday April 8, 7-9pm

Diana Hall, Philip Saxby, Caitlin Witt, Chenxiao Zhang

Saturday April 23, 7-9pm

Brianna Barron, Peter Pagast, Kimberly Pledger, Loraine Ruetz, and Roxanne Shea.

March 20-April 3

BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition

This final show for students graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is a juried selection of art in all media that showcases a cohesive and accomplished body of work by each of these talented young artists.

Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries.

February 7-21

Annual Undergraduate Art and Design Exhibition

A juried selesction of art in all media by students in the BGSU School of Art. 

Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries. 

Opening Reception: Sunday February 7. 2-4pm

DEC. 5 |
ArtsX 
Various buildings and locations in the Arts District (Fine Arts Center, Wolfe Center for the Arts)
5 - 9 p.m.
#ArtsX

DEC. 6 - 16, 2015 |
EXHIBITION: "Annual Faculty/Staff Exhibition" (opens in conjunction with ArtsX) 
Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

OCT. 21 - NOV. 19 |
EXHIBITION: "Do It: A Participatory Exhibition" 
Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

OCT. 18 - NOV. 15 |
EXHIBITION: "Shodo/Brush Writing: Calligraphy Scrolls from the BGSU Asian Studies Collection Featuring a Calligraphy Demonstration by Master Calligrapher Michiko Imal" 
Willard Wankelman Gallery, Fine Arts Center
*Opening reception will take place on Oct,. 18 from 3 - 5 p.m. in the Willard Wankelman Gallery, Fine Arts Center

APR. 15 |
ARTalk: Laura Donefer, Glass Artist, Canada
5 p.m. Fine Arts Center, 204
#BGSUArt #ARTalk

MAR. 20 |
ARTalk: Brian Harper, "Recent Works"
Sponsored by the Ashel and Dorothy Bryan Residency
3:30 p.m. Fine Arts Center, 204
#BGSUArt #ARTalk

MAR. 20 |
ARTalk: Brett Leonard, Hollywood Director
"Revolution of the Digital Media Lifestyle: New Models on Business and Creation"

Sponsored by the Dorothy Bryan Residency
4:30 p.m. Eva Marie Saint Theatre, Wolfe Center for the Arts
#BGSUArt #ARTalk

MAR. 21 |
ARTalk: Brian Harper, Dr. Brian Kennedy, and Brett Leonard
"Where Next? The Future of Art (School/Work/World)"

Sponsored by the Dorothy and Ashel Bryan Residency
4 p.m. Eva Marie Saint theatre, Wolfe Center for the Arts
#BGSUArt #ARTalk

FEB. 6 |
LaShawnda Crowe Storm
Fine Arts Center Room 204
6 p.m.
#BGSUArt
#ARTalk

NOV. 3 |
Anita Jung
Fine Arts Center Room 204
6 p.m.

NOV. 17 |
DISTINGUISHED:  Tom Hilty, Ron Jacomini and Bob Mazur
Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre
Wolfe Center for the Arts
6 p.m.; Reception will follow

OCT. 17 |
Noël Palomo-Lovinski
Fine Arts Center Room 204
6 p.m.
Click here for additional information on the Identity Project!
#IdentityProject

ArtsX - "Wonderland"

December 6, 2013

Where:
The Wolfe Center for the Arts | The Fine Arts Center | The Moore Musical Arts Center
Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

This December 6 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., be sure to visit BGSU for our signature cultural event on campus, ArtsX!
This free event is the occasion for the university''s artists and performers to show off their talents to the community. Events are interactive and perfect for all ages!

Highlights include:
Cinema Optique! - be amazed as the Wolfe Center for the Arts transforms into the largest architectural screen in the state of Ohio! Measuring over 250 feet and providing hours of entertainment, the wonder of cinema is presented on the living building. Presentations of original live action and animated films makes Cinema Optique! a visual and auditory spectacle not to be missed. Free.

Holiday Xtravaganza! A Prism concert of wondrous proportions and significant special guests, this musical, literary and theatrical exhibition is at 7 p.m. in Kobacker Hall. Filled with holiday favorites, children of all ages will love it when toys take center stage in Haydn''s "Toy Symphony!" 90 mins.
Purchase tickets*

Annual School of Art Faculty & Staff Exhibition - A showcase of some of the finest artists in the region, many of whom have international reputations, will be on display at the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery in the Fine Arts Center. View art made from a variety of media from paint to print and glass to graphics.

And so many more free experiences, such as:
 
Quartets | Jugglers | Aerial Acts | Improv Comedy | Cabaret | Art Sales
Art Demos | Fantastical Characters in Costume | Musical Improv | Ensembles
Ceramics | Architectural Installations | Dramatic Readings | Glass Blowing Demos Taiko | Films
Archeological Dig for Kids | Carolers | Aluminum Pour | Steel Pan Drums
Film Premier of "Hacked" | Interactive Photo Experiences

*As a part of Festival Series, Holiday Xtravaganza is not a free concert.
Purchase tickets

 

63rd Annual Faculty-Staff Exhibition

December 6 through December 18, 2013

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

December 7 – 18, 2013
January 14 – 19, 2014

63rd Annual Faculty/Staff Exhibition
An opportunity to appreciate the efforts of some of the finest artists in this region, this exhibition presents work in a wide range of media by current faculty and staff members of the School of Art.

Opening Reception Friday December 6, 6-10 p.m. in conjunction with the ARTS Xtravaganza, a multi-disciplinary event of performance, demonstrations, exhibits, sales and hands-on activities.

Contact: Heather Elliott-Famularo
Email: helliot@bgsu.edu

Visiting Artist - Juliane Ruckriem

November 8, 2013

Where: Fine Arts Center, Rm. 204
Time: 5:00 PM

Fine Art Photography from Germany
Daughter of Ulrich Ruckriem
Family Friend of Gerhard Richter

Contact: Heather Elliott-Famularo
Email: helliot@bgsu.edu

 

ARTalks: Robert Bruegmann - "Art Deco Chicago and American Mainstream Modernism"

November 4, 2013

Where: Fine Arts Center, Rm. 204

Contact: Heather Elliott-Famularo
Email: helliot@bgsu.edu

ARTalks: Vivian Ladd, "Learning to Look"

October 28, 2013

Where: Fine Arts Center, Rm. 204

Contact: Heather Elliott-Famularo
Email: helliot@bgsu.edu

 

ARTalks: Jon Isherwood - "Liquid Solids: Sensations of Form and Surface"

October 21, 2013

Where: Fine Arts Center Rm. 204
Time: 5:00 PM

Contact: Heather Elliott-Famularo
Email: helliot@bgsu.edu

 

Alex Buono, Oscar-nominated filmmaker and Director of Photography for Saturday Night Live

October 14, 2013

Where: Dorothy and Lillian Gish Film Theater, Hanna Hall
Time: 7:00 PM

Oscar-nominated filmmaker and Saturday Night Live DP, Alex Buono will speak about current filmmaking trends, including DSLR technology, sharing some of the important filmmaking lessons that he''s learned over the years. He will discuss the principles of visual storytelling and how to use DSLRs to create a distinctive aesthetic and style. This lecture is great for everyone from novice to expert.
 
Brought to BGSU through the Canon Explorers of Light program and the BGSU School of Art – Digital Arts program.
 
"Alex has a way of presenting advanced cinematography concepts that usually take a few semesters to get at a traditional institution, and he does so in a way that is totally accessible. Don''t be intimidated by the fact that he''s also an Academy Award Nominee, his lectures have something to offer filmmakers at any level." - Vincent Laforet, DGA Director/DP/Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer   

For more info on Alex:  http://www.alex-buono.com/

Contact: Heather Elliott-Famularo
Email: helliot@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-9943

ARTalks Lecture Ed Hooks: The Shamanistic Roots of Acting

September 23, 2013

Where: 204 Fine Arts Center
Time: 5:00 PM
 
Humans are born to act. In fact, acting is essential to our survival. All mammals learn and practice survival skills during juvenile play, but only a human child can pretend to be someone else. Dress-up (role playing) is survival-strategy rehearsal, which is precisely why we are hard-wired to enjoy it. Acting, as the art is generally perceived, has its roots in tribal shamanism. 5,000 years ago, nomadic tribes traveled in Mesopotamia, following the herds. Tribal shamans played an important role in both helping the tribe stay together and calming their fears of the larger world. Most theatre-history courses track acting and theatre back to ancient Greece, but the history goes further. Theatre in ancient Greece was an extension of shamanism. In his ARTalk, Ed Hooks will connect the evolutionary dots of acting, from shamanism to Avatar.

ED HOOKS pioneered acting training specifically for animators, and his book "Acting for Animators,” Routledge, is used in top animation schools internationally.  Ed Hooks has taught animators at most major animation studios and video game companies, including DreamWorks, Disney, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Blizzard, Ubisoft, Valve and Epic.  He is on the Board of Advisors for FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia, which meets yearly in Stuttgart, Germany. (http://www.fmx.de) and is a Master with DeTao Masters Academy in Beijing, China. (http://www.detaoma.net/studio/home/6274)  In addition to his work with animators, Ed Hooks was a professional actor for 30 years and has made hundreds of appearances on television shows such as "Golden Girls", "Knightrider", "Murder, She Wrote", "Full House" and "Hart to Hart".  His professional-level acting workshops for actors, which he has taught in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago, are popular and highly respected. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Cally. For more info, see Ed’s website; http://www.edhooks.com

Contact: Heather Elliott-Famularo
Email: helliot@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-9943

 

Ed Hooks' Acting for Animators Masterclass

September 22, 2013

Where: Donnell Theater, Wolfe Center for the Arts
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Actors and Animators are seat mates on the flight into a shared digital future, and it is increasingly important that they meet-and-greet one another.  Both are storytellers, and both practice their craft based on the same rules of acting.  The major difference is that actors are personally the aesthetic connection with the audience and, in animation, the actor is the animated on-screen character that has been endowed by the animator with an illusion of life.  Actors act "in the present moment," while animators have 24-frames per second, i.e. an illusion of a present moment.

Ed Hooks, author of Acting for Animators, will present an Acting for Animators masterclass at Bowling Green State University on Sunday, September 22nd.  Mr. Hooks pioneered acting training specifically for animators. As a professional actor, he appeared in television shows such as "Full House," "Golden Girls," "Murder, She Wrote," and "The Fall Guy," and is a respected professional-level acting teacher.  As the author of the book, Acting for Animators, he has taught at most major animation studios and video game companies, including Disney, DreamWorks, Microsoft, Sony, Electronic Arts and Epic Games.  This masterclass is a one-time event and a rare opportunity for animators and actors to discover what their respective arts share in common.

Cost: $10 for students, $20 for BGSU alumni, and $40 for industry (pre-registration required)

For More Info, and TO REGISTER:  http://digitalarts.bgsu.edu/edhooks
 
Contact: Heather Elliott-Famularo
Email: helliot@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-9943

 

ARTalks: Debra Priestly - "Hybrids"

September 16, 2013

Where: Fine Arts Center Rm. 204

Contact: Heather Elliott-Famularo
Email: helliot@bgsu.edu

 


ArtTalk: Cynthia Baron Watch What You Eat: Food Documentaries and the Counter-Cuisine Movement

September 15, 2013

Where: Willard Wankelman Gallery
Time:
3:00 PM

Watch What You Eat: Food Documentaries and the Counter-Cuisine Movement by this BGSU professor and co-author of Appetites and Anxieties: Food, Film and the Politics of Representation (2013).
Discount coupon for the book

Link to book Appendices

Contact: Jacqueline Nathan
Email: galleries@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-8525

 

ARTalks: Dr. Laura Varnam - Desirable Objects and Performative Texts: The Material Culture of Mysticism in The Book of Margery Kempe

September 9, 2013

Where: Fine Arts Center, Rm. 204
Time: 5:00 PM


Contact: Heather Elliott-Famularo
Email: helliot@bgsu.edu

 

DIGITAL CULTURES IN THE AGE OF BIG DATA: A Transdisciplinary Summer Institute

May 13 - May 17, 2013

Where: 206 and 207 BTSU
Time: 9:00 AM

KEYNOTES
N. Katherine Hayles, Professor of English and Co-Director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University
 
Lev Manovich, Professor at CUNY Graduate Center, Director of the Software Studies Initiative at California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, and a Visiting Professor at European Graduate School
 
FEATURED SPEAKERS
Virginia Eubanks, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies, University of Albany, State University of New York
 
Dene Grigar, Director & Associate Professor at The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program, Washington State University Vancouver
 
Jennifer Guiliano, Assistant Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities<http://mith.umd.edu/>, University of Maryland
 
Davin Heckman, Supervising Editor of the Electronic Literature Directory and Associate Professor of English, Siena Heights University
 
Golan Levin, Associate Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon
Safiya Umoja Noble, Assistant Professor of African-American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
H. Lewis Ulman, Associate Professor and Director of Digital Media Studies, Ohio State University
 
CO-SPONSORS
Graduate College/VP for Research, College of Arts and Sciences, ICS, SCCS, History, English, School of Art, Library
 
MAY 13 SCHEDULE
9:30-11 Keynote Lev Monovich BTSU 206
11-12:30 lunch
1-2:30 Panel with School of Art Faculty  207 BTSU
3-4:30 Golan Levin art talk at union theater
5-6:30 Theater entrance area, meet and greet with hors d''oeuvres

TRANSDISCIPLINARY SUMMER INSTITUTE
DIGITAL CULTURES IN THE AGE OF BIG DATA
May 13th-May 17th
 
This interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary institute will foster dynamic interactions among ideas, theories, and critical perspectives within the broad area of digital technologies. Areas of inquiry will include Digital Art and New Media; Digital Scholarship & Publishing; Digital Democracy, the Digital Divide, and the Politics of Big Data; the Public Humanities; Code Literacy; and Grant Writing.
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
N. Katherine Hayles, Professor of English and Co-Director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University

Lev Manovich, Professor at CUNY Graduate Center, Director of the Software Studies Initiative at California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, and a Visiting Professor at European Graduate School
 
FEATURED SPEAKERS
Dene Grigar, Director & Associate Professor at The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program, Washington State University Vancouver

Davin Heckman, Supervising Editor of the Electronic Literature Directory and Associate Professor of English, Siena Heights University

Golan Levin, Associate Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon

H. Lewis Ulman, Associate Professor and Director of Digital Media Studies, Ohio State University
Safiya Umoja Noble, Assistant Professor of African-American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Virginia Eubanks, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies, University of Albany, State University of New York
Jennifer Guiliano, Assistant Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, University of Maryland
 
This institute is free and open to all BGSU students, faculty, and staff. BGSU graduate students may also receive a certificate in Digital Cultures for participating.
 
Reading groups for the summer institute will be held March 15th-April 26th. Reading groups will meet Fridays from 9:30-11:30am in the East Hall Lounge. For a schedule of readings and required pdfs, please see the ICS website in late February/early March.
 
Please send any questions about the summer institute to Clare at crlemke@bgsu or Ann at aweedon@bgsu.edu.
Contact: Clare
Email: crlemke@bgsu

 

Gallery Talks Part 2

May 1, 2013

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery
Time: 7:00 PM

The Bowling Green State University Visual Arts Department presents a Gallery Talks series on April 19th at 5 pm and May 1st starting at 7 pm.  This is an in-depth look at the two part exhibition of the BGSU Masters in Fine Arts thesis art shows.  Each artist will speak about their series of works and answer questions directly after.  This will be a fun interactive event for all!

Contact:
Natalie McChessney
Email: nmcches@bgsu.edu

 

Gallery Talks Part 1

April 19, 2013

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery
Time: 5:00 PM

Open to the public, the Bowling Green Visual Arts Department is proud to present for the first time ever, a two part Gallery Talks series.  These talks provide an in-depth look into the two part exhibit of the Masters in Fine Arts thesis art shows.  Each graduate will personally speak about their series of work and will answer questions directly after.  This will be hosted in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery at Bowling Green State University on April 19th at 5 pm and May 1st starting at 7 pm.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Contact: Natalie McChessney
Email: nmcches@bgsu.edu

 

Ceramics Spring Sale

April 19 - April 20, 2013

Where: Ceramics Studio (room 1218)
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

BGSU Clay Club Presents the 17th Annual Spring Sale
All work is handmade by BGSU Students
Checks, Cash, BG1 and Credit Cards accepted

Contact: Zimra Beiner
Email: zbeiner@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419 372 7770

 

Experience the power of art in healing through an exhibition of The Chemo Paintings, by Dorothy Bryan

April 13, 2013

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery Foyer
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Dorothy Bryan began her art career late in life after devoting her time to raising her family. In 1989, after she was diagnosed with cancer, she found solace and healing through art, and painted 11 extraordinary artworks as an expression of her journey through the illness and chemotherapy. For her, the power of art was integral to her healing – emotionally, spiritually and physically. This exhibit and events honor the legacy of the late Bowling Green philanthropist, who was committed to helping those with cancer.

In collaboration with The Victory Center, BGSU will host a community art event, including art therapy workshops and a lecture, in conjunction with the exhibit. The exhibit will open on April 13, with the community event scheduled from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event and workshops are free and open to the public, and take place in the Fine Arts Center located in the School of Art.

Guests are also encouraged to tour the MFA exhibit, which will be on display in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery.

See the gallery exhibition.

April 12 through April 29, 2013

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery Foyer


Dorothy Bryan made a difference. She tried to make every community in which she lived or that she touched a better place. When she triumphed over a cancer diagnosis, she shared her story with fellow cancer patients across the nation. She supported the arts with her time, money and enthusiasm, getting actively involved to create lasting contributions.

The artist's most recognized works, showcased in this exhibition, were created as she dealt with the physical and emotional trauma of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in 1989. A first catalog of this series was published in 1991 and the paintings were exhibited widely. Her story later became the subject of a profoundly moving and award-winning documentary. Produced and directed by Shawn Brady of WBGU-TV, the program was seen on more than sixty PBS stations nationwide. According to the introduction in that first catalogue, she saw this series of paintings “as an inspiration and a hope for fellow victims and as a dedication to everyone who is helping fight cancer in all its forms.”

We are honored to display these paintings at BGSU as they make their way from a showing at the Toledo Museum of Art to their permanent home in the new Dana Cancer Center.

Dorothy Uber Bryan was a kind, generous and thoughtful woman, who finally succumbed to cancer in 2001.  Her charm and warm smile are captured in the portrait of Ashel and Dorothy, commissioned by the University’s Foundation and created by Toledo artist Leslie Adams, which is on display in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery.  She is remembered by many with gratitude and appreciation for her remarkable achievements and gifts.

For more information visit: www.bgsu.edu/chemo

Contact: Liz Cope
Email: ecope@bgsu.edu

 

Visiting Artist Jonathan Van Dyke

April 11, 2013

Where: 204 School of Art
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Visiting Artist Talk with artist Jonathan Van Dyke
With special guest moderators:
 
Lesa Lockford, PhD.  Associate Professor & Director and Graduate Coordinator, BGSU Women''s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.
 
Michael Ellison, PhD.  Associate Professor, BGSU Department of Film and Theatre.
 
Jonathan VanDyke is a New York City-based multi-media artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at The Power Plant In Toronto, The Albright-Knox museum in Buffalo, and as part of Performa, the performance biennial in New York.  This spring he will mount solo exhibitions at Court Square Project Space and Scaramouche Gallery, both in New York City. For more information on Jonathan Van Dyke please visit the artist’s website http://www.jonathanvandyke.com/
 
Contact: Leigh-Ann Pahapill
Email: pahapil@bgsu.edu

 

Dr. Lisa Cakmak, Curator at the Saint Louis Art Museum, speaking on "Inside an Art Museum: Career Opportunities beyond Curatorial"

April 9, 2013

Where: Room 204, Fine Arts Center
Time: 6:00 PM

One of the most high profile careers that many students often aspire to is that of museum curator. Curatorial positions in art museums are highly coveted but openings are few and far between and often (but not always) restricted to those holding a PhD. However, curatorial is only one small section of the inner workings of an art museum. There are many other divisions and areas, such as exhibition design, museum education, and collections management, where diverse backgrounds in studio art, art history and other liberal arts disciplines can be an advantage. This talk will highlight some of these opportunities in addition to sharing with students the speaker''s experience as a curatorial fellow at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Contact: Dr. Stephanie Langin-Hooper
Email: slangin@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-9942

The Sublime Disruption: Art Hystories of Glitch

March 27, 2013

Where: 1101 Fine Arts Center
Time: 6:00 PM

This lecture attempts to shed some light and not a little noise on the cultural phenomenon of Glitch, considering it in the context of a discipline, art history, that has branched into multiple histories and undergone radical critiques of its models and hierarchies. As a constellation of practices and communities within contemporary techno-culture, Glitch operates both inside and outside the traditions of new media art. It draws on art historical practices of noise, chance, error and chaos and on cultural currents such as punk, media activism, and DIY technology. It both short-circuits and reconstructs the experience of the sublime. Using examples of glitch art, we hope to trace a network of ideas relevant to Glitch as art and attitude.

Paul Hertz is an independent artist and curator who teaches new media art history and studio courses at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has worked with computers for nearly thirty years. His curatorial work includes "Imaging by Numbers" at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, 2008, a chronological survey of algorithmic art that established a significant digital print collection. In his art, he delights in code sourcery, intermedia, glitching and social interfaces. His work has been exhibited in many international media festivals and symposia.

Contact: Bonnie Mitchell
Email: bonniem@bgsu.edu

 


7th Annual Symposium: New Perspectives in Visual Culture

March 23, 2013

Where: Room 204 Fine Arts BuildingTime: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

The 2013 symposium will feature research presentations by eleven B.A. candidates from universities across the United States, including BGSU, St. Olaf''s College, University of Cincinnati, Allegheny College, University of Pennsylvania, and Ursuline College. The presenters were selected from a competitive pool of applicants who responded to a national call for papers for original research topics on any subject in art history. Papers that incorporated critical theory in their analyses of art and culture were especially welcome.

This year’s selected students will present papers in panels dedicated to the themes of the “Gaze,” “Metaphysicality,” “Materialism,” and “Environment.” The symposium will also feature a keynote address by Kenwyn Crichlow, Department of Festival and Caribbean Studies, of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Trinidad. Crichlow is a contemporary artist and scholar, and will offer a dual perspective of both academic and artist in his lecture. Registration for the symposium will open at 9:00 a.m. in the main lobby of the School of Art. Opening remarks will begin the symposium at 9:30 followed by the keynote address by Mr. Crichlow. Panels will begin at 11:00, 1:15, and 2:40, and 3:45 respectively. There will be a reception after.

Contact: Jess Pfundstein,
Email: jessirp@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-819-7867

 

Visiting Artist Benjamin Duke

March 21, 2013

Where: Fine Arts 1101
Time: 7:00 PM

Ben Duke is Assistant Professor in Drawing, Painting and Foundations at Michigan State University. Ben earned an MFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art, a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Utah, and has studied at the Yale University Summer School of Music and Art. Solo exhibitions include (among others too numerous to mention here) the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Center, Art Mission and Theatre, Binghamton, NY, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, and Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL. Other group exhibition venues include the South Bend Museum of Art, the Dayton Visual Arts Center, SOFA New York, Art Chicago International Art Fair, and the Kuanda Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan. Ben''s work explores themes concerning figure/ground spatial relationships as well as social constructs and behaviors.

Contact: Brandon Briggs
Email: bmbrigg@bgsu.edu

 

Hunter Grant Workshop: Principles of Animation Workshop

March 16, 2013

Where: 246 Wolfe Center
Time: 12:00 PM

Two Part Workshop:

Part 1 will cover the Principles of Animation through a few beginner lessons.

Part 2 will cover more advanced principles dealing with characters, thought process, and workflow. We will also be looking at the work produced from latest student workshops.

Contact: Megan Cannon
Email: cannonm@falcon.bgsu.edu

 

Hunter Grant, Alumni and Film & Video Game Animator

March 15, 2013

Where: 204 Fine Arts Center
Time: 7:00 PM

Hunter is a BGSU alumni who has worked for Electronic Arts and Interplay, animated on Barnyard the Movie and currently workes for Blizzard Entertainment. Hunter will be discussing what it takes to go from student to professional, as well as covering the details of the current state of the VFX/Aniamtion/Games industry.
 
Lecture: Friday March 15, 7:00pm Room 204 Fine Arts Center:
Will discuss the current state of the VFX/Animation/Games industry as well as how to make the transition from Student to Professional.
 
Workshop: Saturday March 16 12:00pm Room 246 Wolfe Center
 
Contact: Megan Cannon
Email: cannonm@bgsu.edu

 

Sean Caulfield Lecture: Perceptions of Promise: Biotechnology, Society and Art

March 12, 2013

Where: Room 1101 Fine Arts Center
Time: 5:00 PM

Visiting artist Sean Caulfield will discuss his recent artwork which explores the complex issues of stem cell and biomedical research.  Mr. Caulfield is a Centennial Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta in Canada.

Professor Caulfield will also conduct a 5-day print workshop with students from 9am-5pm on March 11-15 in the BGSU Print studios.  The public is welcome to drop in.

Contact: Janet Ballweg
Email: jballwe@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-8515

 

Sean Caulfield Workshop

March 11 through March 15, 2013

Where: BGSU Print studios
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Professor Caulfield will also conduct a 5-day print workshop with students from 9am-5pm on March 11-15 in the BGSU Print studios.  The public is welcome to drop in.

Mr. Caulfield is a Centennial Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta in Canada.

Contact: Janet Ballweg
Email: jballwe@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-8515

 

 

Ceramics Symposium

February 28 through March 1, 2013

Where: Ceramics Studio 1218
Time: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Visiting Artists - Gerit Grimm, Michael Kline and Bill Brouillard
Demonstrations and Artist Lectures

Contact: Zimra Beiner
Email: zbeiner@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419 372 7770

 

VISITING ARTIST LAUREN SEMIVAN

February 27, 2013

Where: Room 1101 Fine Arts Center
Time: 6:00 PM

"The staged photograph exists as a document of a pre-conceived, imagined event. It can be compared to a scientific apparatus, utilizing both control and the unknown. My ongoing body of work, Observatory, combines drawing, an archive of objects, and the human presence as a narrative tool.

My interest in photography is interdisciplinary and synergistic, informed by the written word, painting, drawing, sculpture, and the raw material of human experience.  All images are made using an early 20th century 8x10" view camera.  Large format negatives are scanned and printed without digital manipulation in editions of 5 (40"x50") and 10 (24"x30")."

Contact: Lynn Whitney

 

Workshop: Disney Animation Studios, Joshua Fry and Mary Twohig

February 23, 2013

Where: 246 Wolfe Center
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

WORKSHOP


Will cover Disney''s approach to lighting, "Wreck-it-Ralph" walk-throughs, clothing simulation and helpful hints for people interested in the industry.

Contact: Bonnie Mitchell

 

Visiting Artists: Disney Animation Studios, Joshua Fry and Mary Twohig

February 22, 2013

Where: 204 Fine Arts Center
Time: 7:00 PM

Joshua and Mary are BGSU alumni who work for Walt Disney Feature Animation on the lighting and character TD teams. They have worked on films like Disney''s "Wreck-it-Ralph," and they each will present a walk-through of the shots they worked on while at Disney and give practical information for people interested in working in the industry.

LECTURE
Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in 204 Fine Arts Center --
Will cover the path these artists have taken to get into the industry, as well as information about Disney''s pipeline and opportunities available to undergrads and graduate students.

WORKSHOP
Saturday, Feb. 23, noon-6 p.m. in 246 Wolfe Center --
Will cover Disney''s approach to lighting, "Wreck-it-Ralph" walk-throughs, clothing simulation and helpful hints for people interested in the industry

Contact: Bonnie Mitchell

 


Claas Kuhnen

February 8, 2013

Where: 246 Wolfe Center
Time: 7:00 AM

Modeling works shop and lecture

Contact: Zak Tietjen

 

An Evening with Phil Machi

February 1, 2013

Where: Rm. 1101 Fine Arts Center
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Artists and art enthusiasts!

Cartoons! They're the first thing you hear on a Saturday morning, what you look forward to reading in the newspaper and they pepper out advertising. Let's face it, they're fun.

Join BGSU Alumni Phil Machi ("Retail Sunshine", "Livestock") for a fun evening all about this ever-present and viable artform.

6:00pm - Come for the Q&A discussion 8:00pm - Stay for an interactive workshop at 8pm. STUDENTS: BRING YOUR SKETCHBOOK!!! (Optional portfolio review afterwards)

Contact: Megan Cannon
Email: cannonm@bgsu.edu

Storyboard Workshop

January 26, 2013

Where: Fine Arts Center 2000
Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Storyboard Workshop Dennis Recchia, Digital Artist, Los Angeles 9:00 to 6:00 p.m., Fine Arts Center 2000

Contact: Sara Schleicher
Email: artschool@bgsu.edu

 

Dennis Recchia - Dreamworks: Animation Film Industry Overview and Career Development

January 25, 2013

Where: Donnell Theatre, Wolfe Center

Time: 6:30 PM

Come learn about the Animation Industry from an expert in the field. Visiting artist, Dennis Recchia will talk about the many types of career possibilities for both fine and digital artists interested in entering the exciting field of animation and computer graphics. Mr. Recchia will also take us through the animation process for feature film production from concept development through post-production and will share his observations on the current state of the industry. Mr. Recchia will show the stages of the pipeline and examples of the type of art and talents needed to create an animated film. "The workflow is a living object, not as rigid as you would think, or as rigid as a live-action film. Animated films are 75-80% bsed in illustration and film work," states Mr. Recchia.

Contact: Thomas Huang
Email: chuang@bgsu.edu

 

Gregory Volk Visiting Artist Lecture

January 24, 2013

Where: 7pm, Room 204, Fine Arts Building

The Graduate Art Student Organization is honored to bring in Gregory Volk to give a lecture to all students and faculty that are interested! Volk is a New York-based art critic and freelance curator. He writes regularly for Art in America, where he is a contributing editor, and his articles and reviews have also appeared in many other publications, including Parkett and Sculpture. He is also Associate Professor in both the Department of Sculpture Extended Media and the Department of Painting Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University. His lecture will include several Contemporary Artists, and his is encouraging a time at the end of the lecture for questions! Invite anyone interested to come to this free lecture!

Contact: Janna Wheeler
Email: jmwheel@bgsu.edu