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Department of Visual Arts and Design

2013– 2014 Exhibition Schedule

Fall Semester

September 16–October 17
Metaphors and the Mundane: Mark Earnhart, Mary Frank, and Chloe Watson
Metaphors and the Mundane exhibits the work of three sculptors who explore objects as symbols and storytellers. Each uses the vernacular language of everyday things to reflect on the lives we live or the lives lived by others in history.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, September 26, 6–8 p.m.

September 20–November 8
Dawn Whitmore: Barrow, Alaska: A Portrait
Part of the exhibition series "Critical Contact"
Barrow, Alaska: A Portrait features photographs taken during a month long expedition up to Alaska in June of 2011.  The series captures the variety of influences and culture that make up the small and extremely isolated village of Barrow––home to the local Iñupiat community.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, September 26, 6–8 p.m.

October 24–November 28
Rainforest/Christmas Tree: Frank Hallam Day 
Washington, DC artist, Frank Hallam Day presents photographs exploring the theme of cultural collision in Africa. Day examines the adaptation, appropriation, and resiliency of indigenous cultures through their contact with influences of globalization.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, October 24, 6–8 p.m.

November 18–January 3, 2014
Cheryl Hochberg: Encounters
Part of the exhibition series "Critical Contact"
Encounters features paintings, drawings, and three-dimensional objects depicting animal encounters in dark and humorous ways.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 5, 6–8 p.m.
 
December 5–January 30 
Faculty & Staff Exhibition
Faculty and staff in the Department of Visual Arts and Design will exhibit artworks in all media from digital design and video to cast metal and paintings on canvas. This exhibit showcases the wide range of talents that come together in the department.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 5, 6–8 p.m.

Spring Semester

January 13–March 7th
Katie Baldwin: There are Two Stories Here
Part of the exhibition series "Critical Contact"
There are Two Stories Here features woodblock and letterpress book illustrations influenced by the artist’s travels in Japan and living beside Lake Cayuga in upstate New York.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 20, 6–8 p.m.

February 7–March 13
Once SUPON a Time: The Designs of Supon Creative
Creative Director Supon Phornirunlit and his team of graphic designers have won over 1000 industry awards In every design category from identity, print, digital media, advertising, and packaging. One SUPON a Time offers insight into the innovative creative process and communications strategies that have made Supon one of this country’s iconic graphic designers.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 20, 6–8 p.m.

March 24 – May 3
Plantbot Genetics
Part of the exhibition series "Critical Contact"
The Plantbot Genetics Corporation parodies and satirically comments on the aggressive and misleading practices of biotech companies. This interactive exhibit will include plants grafted onto remote controlled robotic bases as well as many other intriguing objects.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, April 3, 6–8 p.m.

April 1–May 9
Radical Elements: Contemporary Quilts
Radical Elements is an exhibit of quilts made by members of the Studio Art Quilts Associates. SAQA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation and publications. The exhibit will be held in conjunction with SAQA’s annual conference, which will be held in the Washington, DC area during the first week of May 2014.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, April 3, 6– 8 p.m.

May 22–September
Juried Student Exhibition
This annual exhibition showcases the best work completed by students in the Department of Visual Arts and Design over the past year. Artworks from all classes are displayed in the galleries and all around the Cafritz Arts Center.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, May 22, 5–7:30 p.m.


 


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