October 7, 2011

Field trip: Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Yesterday I went up to MassArt in Boston to participate in an excellent panel discussion about teaching visual arts courses online. I was an undergrad painting major at MassArt, and it was good to stop in for a visit. Here are some images from the trip.

 Camel made out of wood and panty hose. None of the art had labels, so if anyone knows who the artists are, please leave info in the comments section.



One of the bulletin boards.

 A student in Fred Liang's Intro to Printmaking class working on an etching.

Prints drying on the rack in the printshop.

 Here's Fred, who is a 2010 ICA Foster Prize recipient,  working with one of the students. The impressive printshop, which is set up in an old gymnasium, has plenty of presses and generous workspace.

 Litho stones!

 The Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery featured Shazia Sikander's projected animations and paintings on paper. The exhibition was curated by Hou Hanru for the Walter and McBean Galleries at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Shazia Sikander, gouache, graphite and ink on paper.

Here's an amazing painting in "Don't Quit Your Day Job," an exhibition in the Art Education Program's Arnheim Gallery. The show featured work by artists in Gateway Arts, Outside the Lines and Webster House, three local organizations for artists with disabilities. I want to buy it, but I don't know who to contact. If you can help me, please send a note to twocoatsofpaint@gmail.com and advise. Thanks.

Glazed ceramic cubes on wood.

I ran into one of my old classmates, Linda Ross, in the hall. She teaches at MassArt and has a glass casting studio in Boston. Her clients include Kiki Smith, Robert Gober, Maya Lin and Eric Fischl.


 
An undergrad studio.






 The view from another undergrad studio. So Edward Hopper.

 A series of Marcia Lloyd's lovely landscape paintings was on display in the room where we had the panel. She's retired now, but was on the painting faculty when I was a student. Unfortunately I can't find any information about her work online.


The next post will cover my presentation at the panel discussion, which featured several professors are enthusiastic proponents of teaching visual arts courses online. If anyone works at a university that  offers, or is thinking of offering, online studio courses, please send me a note. I'd love to hear about your experiences.


1 comments:

The comments undergrads (including myself) leave on furniture and walls in studio spaces are pretty amusing. Makes me wonder what would be under the coats of white paint on my walls at uni.
Those print workshops look amazing, I bet the views form the windows are inspirational too.

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