Tim Read, Sculptor
Thursday, April 18, 2013, WNMU Parotti Hall, 6:30 p.m.
Tim Read studied art and art history at California State University, Long Beach. He had his first studio in Long Beach, CA in the 1970s where he created large concrete forms. In the 1980s he began making large heads out of steel, which became the basis of much of his sculpture. Tim currently resides in New Mexico, and draws upon the rugged landscape, open space, and brilliant light to create new works.
Invited by fellow graphic design student and friend, Carmen Ruiz, I was able to attend the Honors Breakfast and support three art students who graduated just this Friday with honors:
Carol Bree, BFA
Christina Sotelo, BFA & AA
Carmen Ruiz, AA
Congrats you guys and best of luck!
Special thanks to the art department faculty, who woke up bright and early despite the blizzard that was happening outside, to be there with us.
Ah finals week. Among the hustle and bustle to finish our projects and exams, Judith and our other uber cool art instructors decided to throw a really great “art show” at the Chino building this last Thursday. There was music (DJed by our very own Damien), food, and best of all lots of art. Bravo to all those lovely accomplished artists! Keep up the good work and let’s do this again. Stop by the Chino building to see all the great art. Don’t forget to go downstairs, there’s more.
Lee Ann Gutierrez-Cook
Cindy Renee Medrano
This is WNMU’s Winter 2012 Graduate Art Show Exhibition. This show can be seen at the McCray Gallery thru Dec. 14th; gallery hours are 10am-6pm.
Patrick Boivin is a French-Canadian video artist (ever seen his Internet hit Dragon Baby?)…from what can be found on his YouTube channel, he pretty much does short films and stop motion animation for a living! This stop motion video below was my favorite: Michael Jackson vs. Mr Bean! Enjoy.
What Happend On Campus: Weekend of Nov. 2nd
Stephen Dirkes gave his artist’s lecture last Friday evening. During his career, he lived in both Europe and Asia composing music for TV commercials. Stephen is now an NY-based film artist and currently creates his own creative short films as well as films for the fashion industry and other media.
There was a lot happening around Parotti that night too besides an artist lecture. Judith Meyer, WNMU’s own painting instructor, and Suk-Jun Kim, our sound professor, presented a collaboration they did together.
Some Expressive Arts students also did a few new media projects combined with fine art. There was B.J. (recorded sound) & Mary (painted), and Anna (recorded sound) & Jeremiah (prints).
After the artists’ presentations at Parotti, I skipped over to the theater to catch VoicePlay…a completely a’cappella group from Florida. This group of 5 guys had some awesome voices. They put on a comical and audience-interactive show. They sang everything from the BeeGees to Journey, to NSYNC to Disney’s Lion King . It was a really great performance. The only thing was, I was severely shocked at how few college students were there! Besides myself, and maybe two other people, everyone else was much older. VoicePlay was such a good music group for young people too.
Did you know when attending any performance hosted by the Grant Country Community Concert Association, its FREE to WNMU students!!!?? The next event is coming up in January.
Artist’s Lecture Series: Diana Ingalls Leyba
this Thursday night, 6:30pm
WNMU Graduate Show Opening
this Friday evening, 4:30pm
COME SUPPORT YOUR FELLOW COLLEAGUES & ARTISTS!