Virginia Commonwealth University

Craft / Material Studies

Artist Talk | Sonya Clark and Robert Pruitt

Sonya Clark and Robert Pruitt
Artist Talk | 
Thursday, July 17th 6:30pm-7:30pm
VMFA |  Leslie Cheek Theater
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“A flag does not just represent power, but place and identity. Hair is also a way to command space, both individually and culturally.” – Robert Pruitt

How do we use our bodies to tell our story? Dr. Sarah Eckhardt moderates a powerful discussion with two artists currently featured in Identity Shifts. Discussing their work and how they perceive the shifting ideas of culture, history and the human body, Sonya Clark and Robert Pruitt open up the meaning of identity.

 

Artist Talk | Olivia Valentine

Fountainhead Fellow Olivia Valentine
Lecture | Needle Lace to Valley Walking: Iğne Oyası as Landscape Ornamentation
Monday, May 12th at noon
1000 W. Broad Street, rm 238
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Join us on Monday, May 12th for Olivia Valentine’s talk based on her research in Turkey supported by a Fulbright Fellowship and the Brandford/Elliot Award. This talk is in preparation for her lecture at the 2014 Textile Society of America Symposium.

 

Exhibition | Growing Pains

The VCUarts departments of Craft/Material Studies, Kinetic Imaging, Painting & Printmaking, and Sculpture + Extended Media presents “Growing Pains” – a Curated Senior Show: 

MAY 9, 2014 — MAY 12, 2014

FAB Gallery, 1000 W. Broad Street
May 9-12
Reception Saturday, May 10th 4-6pm

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An exhibition featuring a group of graduating VCUarts seniors from the departments of Craft/Material Studies, Kinetic Imaging, Painting + Printmaking, and Sculpture + Extended Media. Growing Pains was curated by the 2013-14 VCUarts Fountainhead Fellows, Courtney McClellan, Will Schneider-White, Jaydan Moore, and Olivia Valentine.

Brittany Arnold ~ Emma Barnes~ Kim Barnes ~ Jane Barton ~ Rellie Brewer ~Lindsay Clements ~ Nick Fagan ~ Emma Gauthier ~ Ian Hess ~ Courtney Howell ~ Taylor Lacey ~ Paul Lorenzo ~ James McPherson ~ Erika Marshall ~ Elisa Rios ~ Harrison Stewart ~ Nathaniel Tonelli ~ Ruo Zheng ~ Maddy Zimmerman

Seminar | Jonathan Keep

A SEMINAR BY JONATHAN KEEP

Sponsored by the VCU School of the Arts and School of Engineering And by the Alice T. and William H. Goodwin, Jr. Engineering Education Endowment

“THE FORM IS IN THE CODE”

MONDAY, MAY 5 AT 6 PM 1000 W. BROAD STREET, RM 238
RECEPTION FOLLOWING

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Jonathan Keep works mainly in clay and has developed a working process whereby the shapes of his pot forms are written in computer code. In this talk Keep will describe his use of computers to extend and explore our artistic understanding of natural systems, patterns and codes. He will also describe his development of a studio based 3D printer of ceramics that enables layer-by-layer printing of pots – a sort of mechanical pottery coil building. Mr. Keep was born and grew up in South Africa, obtaining a BA (Hons) Fine Art degree from the University of Natal in 1979. In 1986, with his wife he moved to England and settled in Suffolk where he continues to live and has a studio at his home in Knodishall. In 2002 Jonathan received a MA from the Royal College of Art. He has exhibited widely and undertaken and a number of artist residencies in the UK and abroad while becoming one of the leading practitioners of studio based ceramic 3D printing.

Mr. Keep was born and grew up in South Africa, obtaining a BA (Hons) Fine Art degree from the University of Natal in 1979. In 1986, with his wife he moved to England and settled in Suffolk where he continues to live and has a studio at his home in Knodishall. In 2002 Jonathan received a MA from the Royal College of Art. He has exhibited widely and undertaken and a number of artist residencies in the UK and abroad while becoming one of the leading practitioners of studio based ceramic 3D printing. 

 

Gallery Talk | VCUARTS CRAFT / MATERIAL STUDIES FOUNTAINHEAD FELLOWS

Page Bond Gallery presents VCUarts Craft /Material Studies Fountainhead Fellows Exhibition

APRIL 24th at 6:30pm Gallery Talk

APRIL 4, 2014 — APRIL 26, 2014

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images: (left) Olivia Valentine, YÜRÜYÜŞ OYASI (WALKING OYA), 2013-14 Photograph (right) Jaydan Moore, Ends, 2012, Pot metal edges from sliver plated platters, 38 x 20 x 2 1/4 inches

Page Bond Gallery presents, Fountainhead Fellows: Jaydan Moore and Olivia Valentine, a two-person exhibit of artwork created during the artists’ nine-month fellowships in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Craft/Material Studies.

Jaydan Moore, Fountainhead Fellow in Jewelry/Metalsmithing, has created a series of objects and investigations in his interest on the heirloom.  Using the imagery of found silver-plated tableware, he fragments and reassembles these objects into new forms to challenge and commemorate the individual’s ability to designate value to/ his her own valuables and memories.  Olivia Valentine, Fountainhead Fellow in the area of Fiber, creates work that explores architectural spaces through large-scale textile installations.  Together the fellows’ work represents the next generation of artists thinking through the media and concepts of craft in refreshing ways.

Exhibition | Craft/Material Studies, Kinetic Imaging, Painting & Printmaking, and Sculpture + Extended Media Senior Show | Integration

The VCUarts departments of Craft/Material Studies, Kinetic Imaging, Painting & Printmaking, and Sculpture + Extended Media presents “Integration” – Senior Show: 

APRIL 18, 2014 — APRIL 20, 2014 Opening Reception Friday, April 18th 5-8pm

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Craft/Material Studies, Kinetic Imaging, Sculpture + Extended, and Painting & Printmaking: VCUarts departments of Craft/Material Studies, Kinetic Imaging, Painting & Printmaking, and Sculpture + Extended Media open their annual Senior Show this year on April 18th, showcasing the very best of 2014 graduates.  With integrated exhibits on every floor of the Fine Arts Building and a satellite show off campus, the Senior Show is a varied sampling of the latest in fine art and an inspiring event not to be missed.Opens April 18 at 5:00 pm and runs through April 20
Opening Reception: Friday, April 18 from 5 – 8PMVirginia Commonwealth University
Fine Arts Building
1000 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23284Satellite Show:
Sculpture + Extended Media Seniors present “ No Fit State”:
Opens April 18 at 7:00 pm and runs through May 2
Opening Reception: Friday, April 18 from 7 – 10PM
207 – 209 North Foushee Street
Richmond, VA 23223

Artist Talk | Susie Ganch: TIED

Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s  True F. Luck Gallery Presents:

Susie Ganch: TIED Artist Talk: Wednesday, April 16, 7pm

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This comprehensive exhibition ties together the multifaceted career and work of Susie Ganch, Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Director of Radical Jewelry Makeover. An accomplished jeweler and sculptor, Ganch has staked a unique career with trifold contributions to the field of Craft. As a university educator, she trains the next generation of jewelers and metalsmiths; as a practicing artist, she pushes the boundaries of jewelry and sculpture through material, design, and function; as a director of the Radical Jewelry Makeover project, she creates community events that encourage our consideration of the social and environmental impacts of mining and jewelry production through the creation of innovative jewelry made from recycled sources.

Susie Ganch: TIED includes two galleries of Ganch’s independent work and one gallery devoted to her collaborative project, Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM).  This RJM installation includes work by 22 well-known jewelers from across the United States who participated in previous RJM events as well as jewelry made by regional RJM artists, local VCU students, and students from Winthrop University.

As an outreach program of the nonprofit Ethical Metalsmiths, Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM) is an innovative community-mining project that raises awareness of the connection between mining, metalsmithing, activism, collaboration and art. The project is both performance and event, linking recycling, reuse and collaborative work sessions with the creation of unique, innovative, handmade jewelry. To learn more about RJM and the artists involved in this exhibition, visit: radicaljewelrymakeover.org andsusieganch.com.

Exhibition | VCUARTS CRAFT / MATERIAL STUDIES FOUNTAINHEAD FELLOWS

Page Bond Gallery presents VCUarts Craft /Material Studies Fountainhead Fellows Exhibition

APRIL 4, 2014 — APRIL 26, 2014 Opening Reception Friday, April 4th 7-9pm

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images: (left) Olivia Valentine, YÜRÜYÜŞ OYASI (WALKING OYA), 2013-14 Photograph (right) Jaydan Moore, Ends, 2012, Pot metal edges from sliver plated platters, 38 x 20 x 2 1/4 inches

Page Bond Gallery presents, Fountainhead Fellows: Jaydan Moore and Olivia Valentine, a two-person exhibit of artwork created during the artists’ nine-month fellowships in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Craft/Material Studies.

Jaydan Moore, Fountainhead Fellow in Jewelry/Metalsmithing, has created a series of objects and investigations in his interest on the heirloom.  Using the imagery of found silver-plated tableware, he fragments and reassembles these objects into new forms to challenge and commemorate the individual’s ability to designate value to/ his her own valuables and memories.  Olivia Valentine, Fountainhead Fellow in the area of Fiber, creates work that explores architectural spaces through large-scale textile installations.  Together the fellows’ work represents the next generation of artists thinking through the media and concepts of craft in refreshing ways.

Exhibition | Susie Ganch: TIED

Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s  True F. Luck Gallery Presents:

Susie Ganch: TIED

April 4 – June 7, 2014

Opening reception: April 4, 6 – 9pm

Artist Talk: Wednesday, April 16, 7pm

Closing reception: June 6, 5 – 7pm

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This comprehensive exhibition ties together the multifaceted career and work of Susie Ganch, Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Director of Radical Jewelry Makeover. An accomplished jeweler and sculptor, Ganch has staked a unique career with trifold contributions to the field of Craft. As a university educator, she trains the next generation of jewelers and metalsmiths; as a practicing artist, she pushes the boundaries of jewelry and sculpture through material, design, and function; as a director of the Radical Jewelry Makeover project, she creates community events that encourage our consideration of the social and environmental impacts of mining and jewelry production through the creation of innovative jewelry made from recycled sources.

Susie Ganch: TIED includes two galleries of Ganch’s independent work and one gallery devoted to her collaborative project, Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM).  This RJM installation includes work by 22 well-known jewelers from across the United States who participated in previous RJM events as well as jewelry made by regional RJM artists, local VCU students, and students from Winthrop University.

As an outreach program of the nonprofit Ethical Metalsmiths, Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM) is an innovative community-mining project that raises awareness of the connection between mining, metalsmithing, activism, collaboration and art. The project is both performance and event, linking recycling, reuse and collaborative work sessions with the creation of unique, innovative, handmade jewelry. To learn more about RJM and the artists involved in this exhibition, visit: radicaljewelrymakeover.org andsusieganch.com.