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  *   FSU Art Class Traveled to Disney World to Learn from the Disney Imagineers<x-msg://401/#mctoc1>
  *   Making Now: Open for Exchange<x-msg://401/#mctoc2>
  *   FSU Art ’05 BFA’s Laura Tanner and Jim Graham: Upcoming Exhibition<x-msg://401/#mctoc3>
  *   FSU Art MFA ’15 and member of MANDEM, Maize Arendsee, in multiple exhibitions this month<x-msg://401/#mctoc4>
  *   First Friday @ 621 Gallery, 2/7, 6-9 pm<x-msg://401/#mctoc5>
  *   Wesleyan College: American Paintings from the Campbell Collection at Gadsden Arts Center<x-msg://401/#mctoc6>
  *   Analog Analogue: part of Making Now: Open for Exchange<x-msg://401/#mctoc7>
  *   14th Annual LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival<x-msg://401/#mctoc8>

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By relliott2 on Feb 05, 2014 09:05 am

[Disney 3]<http://fsu.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b2b5916c047e5b87c6e45382&id=2a5c69fc8c&e=6ba4075cf0>This semester the Department of Art is excited to introduce a new course to students: Imagineering Production Techniques, Sculpting Environments. The class investigates aspects of “character plaster” and the potential applic[Disney-2]<http://fsu.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b2b5916c047e5b87c6e45382&id=1ac940d73c&e=6ba4075cf0>ations to student’s work and “real world Disney” projects. Character plaster is produces the hard finishes in the Walt Disney Parks that mimic other materials. This includes rockwork, themed paving, wood and facades.
In January, the class traveled to Walt Disney World where they were exposed to character plaster techniques and met with artists from Walt Disney Imagineering. These experts lead the class in workshops and took the students exploring in Animal Kingdom to see in-process and completed examples of large scale character plaster projects. Irene, a BA student in Studio Art, expressed that “if I could go back, I would. Everyone was eager to make us feel welcomed and thoroughly answered all of our questions with smiles on their faces. This was my ultimate once-in-a-lifetime experience”. Craig, an MFA student in the course, further explains, “I had never been to Disney world or really had an expectation for ‘character plasterization’ but WDI quickly changed my opinion. Beyond the simulation of cartoon depictions and fantasy, Disney has extensively developed their parks by utilizing both technology and artisans, creating vivid and comparable real world environments that successfully suspend disbelief”.

Throughout the semester, students will work toward building full-scale pieces and guest artists from Disney Imagineering will critique students’ works. Emma, a BA in Theatre, describes:

Going to Disney and meeting the Imagineers was a great experience. It’s a really amazing that we’ve been given the opportunity to learn from them and I’m looking forward the rest of the semester.

Working closely with the Disney Imagineers allows the students to gain a real-world perspective of character plaster. Mike, a BFA student in Studio Art, reflected that it “was insightful and inspiring to walk these parks with some of their creative designers. Seeing these creators and the pride that they have for their works, from current projects to ones completed many years ago, is something I believe every artist should have. It is great to be able to learn from an artist such Zsolt in a hands on environment, I am thankful for this chance”. Shawn, a BA in Studio Art, summarizes the experience as:

Working with the Disney Imagineer’s has provided a fantastic opportunity to network with and learn the best practices of a global industry leader. I believe that this kind of real world exposure in a classroom environment is very beneficial for the success of students in future endeavors. I am very appreciative to Disney and the FSU College of Visual Arts and Theater for taking the time and funds to invest in students by providing genuine learning experience
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By relliott2 on Feb 05, 2014 08:50 am


Guest Curator Carolyn Henne, Chair of the Department of Art at Florida State University,  states that: “In the uncertainty of Now, we look to the future. What is the future of making? And how are we shaping its course? Making Now: Open for Exchange examines this future, but it starts with the pronoun we. How are WE shaping the future? Through new and old technologies, the shift really becomes a movement from central authorship to collective investment. WE make experiences together, and these experiences build towards a creative vision. . . .That vision is not singular, it doesn’t claim a single voice, instead the vision is multiple like a 3D printer that takes tiny particles and builds them together from a thousand perspectives.” The Opening Reception is Friday, February 14th 6-8pm. The museum will be closed Spring Break, March 9-17 except for arranged tours (644-1299).

Visiting Artist John Ensor Parker will be giving a lecture on February 13th at 7pm in room 249 of the Fine Arts Building. John is a Brooklyn based curator, painter and new media artist whose work draws upon both analytical and primitive processes. In addition to gallery exhibitions, his large-scale public art pieces include: “To the People of Orlando” a city block long permanent public art installation, mapping projections on the façade of The New Museum and Manhattan Bridge Anchorage. He was a visiting artist and instructor of Art & Science at Eugene Lang College | The New School for Liberal Studies. Current projects include “Mixed Botany”, a public art commission for a series of large-scale interactive light sculptures at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and a solo exhibition at Galeria Carles Taché in Barcelona.

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By Valerie DeLeon on Feb 03, 2014 01:24 am

New and recent works from Laura Tanner Graham and Jim Graham will be exhibited at the Southeastern Louisiana University Contemporary Art Gallery as part of the 2013-2014 Faculty Show. The exhibition will be open through February 27th, with an opening reception on February 6th. For more information and gallery hours visit http://www.southeastern.edu<http://southeastern.edu/>.

Also see www.lauratannerart.com<http://lauratannerart.com/> and www.jimgrahamart.com<http://www.jimgrahamart.com/>

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By Valerie DeLeon on Feb 03, 2014 01:10 am

FSU Art MFA ’15 and part of the duo, MANDEM, Maize Arendsee in LaGrange and Valdosta National Exhibitions.
MANDEM’s silent film ”The Doll” was selected for the 26th annual Valdosta National all-media art exhibition at the VSU Fine Arts Gallery in Valdosta, GA. This show opened on January 21 and will be open until February 8, 2014. A local Valdosta TV station, WALB, ran a story about the Valdosta National that can be viewed on their website to learn more about this exhibit:http://www.walb.com/story/24510130/26th-annual-valdosta-national-art-exhibition-opens.
 Fellow FSU art student Bradley Blair also had work accepted at the Valdosta National 2014.

MANDEM’s painting ”Medusa, In Her Sunday Best” was also selected for the LaGrange National XXVIII Biennial exhibition, which is held in two locations in LaGrange, GA: the LaGrange Art Museum (painting, prints, and drawings) and the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College (photography, ceramics, and sculpture). The juror for this show was Annette Cone-Skelton, the President/ Founding Director of The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA). The exhibit opens on February 21 and runs through April 18, 2014.

Fellow FSU art student Annie Donovan also had work accepted at the LaGrange National XXVIII.

Locally, the LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts showcased 40 pieces of MANDEM’s artwork in their main gallery during January, 2014, as part of their annual Emerging Artist show.

Learn more about this historical museum and competition on the LaGrange Art Museum website:http://www.lagrangeartmuseum.org<http://www.lagrangeartmuseum.org/>.


MANDEM’s ”Medusa, In Her Sunday Best” is going to the LaGrange National XXVIII Biennial exhibition.


A still from MANDEM’s film ”The Doll,” which was selected for the Valdosta National 2014.

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By Valerie DeLeon on Feb 03, 2014 01:01 am

First Friday at Railroad Square Park will be hosting an opening reception February 7th, from 6-9pm with an array of new artwork and performances.

FEB 7, 6-9pm: First Friday in Feb, opening reception: Tallahassee’s JIM MILLER, with THE BIRDS, incredibly stunning large format photographs; visiting artist SARAH LEFLAR, with her installation of large 2-D works, POSTDISCIPLINE, and in the Nan Boynton Gallery, visiting New York City painter, STEVEN SALZMAN, with STRAWS!, a lively group of mind-bending abstractions. Dancer Keisha Calderon will be performing at the opening. Music at opening by Hal Shows group and Frank Lindamood. Coffee by Journeyman Coffee. Exhibits Feb 7-28.

Location: 621 Industrial Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32310http://www.621gallery.org<http://621gallery.org/>


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By Valerie DeLeon on Feb 03, 2014 12:55 am

>From March 28-May 17, 2014 the Wesleyan College will be displaying paintings by Helena Eastman Ogden Campbell on works based from the turn of the century.

Thirty-five paintings by the distinguished painter, Helena Eastman Ogden Campbell (1879-1964) and by friends in her artistic milieu, the collection offers a window into the styles and techniques taught at some of the most prestigious studios of New York City at the turn of the century. On loan from the Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM

If you would like more information, feel free to contact Gadsden Arts Center Director, Grace Maloy at grace at gadsdnarts.org<mailto:grace at gadsdnarts.org>.


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By Valerie DeLeon on Jan 31, 2014 01:10 am

Analog Analogue will be presenting Kaliveoscopes! at the Opening Reception of the Making Now: Open for Exchange on February 14th from 6-7pm. It will be held in Upper Gallery at FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts as part of the Seven Days of Opening Nights.
Analog Analogue: part of Making Now: Open for Exchangehttp://analoganalogue.org<http://analoganalogue.org/>
Making Now: Open for Exchange (Upper Gallery at FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts)
— Part of Seven Days of Opening Nights.
— Curated by Carolyn Henne.
— Opening Reception Friday, February 14th 6-8pm. Closed Spring Break, March 9-17 except for arranged tours (644-1299).http://mofa.cvatd.fsu.edu/2014/01/making-now-open-for-exchange/

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By Valerie DeLeon on Jan 31, 2014 12:34 am

Join us Saturday and Sunday, April 19 & 20 at the 14th Annual LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Downtown chain of parks.

 View and purchase unique creations from over 150 fine artists from all over the United States. The festival will also include a “Children’s festival” area of fun art education and activities for kids, live performances on the stage, local non-profits sharing information and demonstrations, as well as a host of local restaurants and caterers. This event is FREE for the entire family, lovers of art and beyond!

For more information about the Chain of Parks Art Festival, visit www.chainofparks.com<http://chainofparks.com/> or email Kelly Dozier at chainofparks at lemoyne.org<mailto:chainofparks at lemoyne.org>. You can also “Like” us on Facebook at facebook.com/LeMoyneChainofParks<http://facebook.com/LeMoyneChainofParks> and follow us on Twitter @ChainofParks.

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