Posts Tagged ‘Visiting Artists’

Self & Others: Literacy Through The Visual Image

 
Diana Greene with Newcomers students.

Diana Greene with Newcomers students.

Working with photographer/writer Diana Greene, students at the Doris Henderson Newcomers School in Greensboro, NC are discovering aspects of themselves and others through photography, writing experiences, and visual art from the Weatherspoon’s collection.

The Arts-in-Education collaboration between the Weatherspoon Art Museum (WAM) and the Newcomers school is supported by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council with additional support from the Toler and Schandler-Lopp Foundations.

Self and Others: Literacy Through the Visual Image began in September with an introduction to photography for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. On October 24th, students worked with Diana Greene and Weatherspoon staff and volunteers to photograph each other in selected settings, with props, in each student’s planned pose. These photographs will become the catalyst for the students’ stories about themselves.

Photography lesson with Diana Greene.

Photography lesson with Diana Greene.

During the second part of the residency students will write from pre-selected reproductions of WAM art works—like Elizabeth Catlett’s Sharecropper and Nina Berman’s Randall Clunen, from the Purple Hearts series. Through their emotional and narrative content, works of art like these can transcend the language barrier, inviting students to investigate the lives of others. In the Spring, the students will also visit the museum to view The Penetrating Gaze exhibition and participate in a writing activity with Diana Greene at the museum.

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Tom Burckhardt Gift

 
"Whiteout" by Tom Burckhardt

Tom Burckhardt, "Whiteout", 2006, ink and digitized image on paper, 36 x 80 in. Gift of Lysiane Luong Grooms and Red Grooms, 2012.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum is pleased to announce that it just received a gift of a work on paper by the artist, Tom Burckhardt.  Burckhardt was a Falk Visiting Artist last semester, and his solo exhibition closed on Jan. 8th.  The new acquisition, entitled Whiteout, is unlike the works that were on display.  More narrative and descriptive, but equally conceptual, it features the artist in a snow-covered, Asian-inspired landscape contemplating an easel painting and by extension, the act and purpose of painting.

The work on paper was donated by the artist Red Grooms, whose work was recently on view in Altered States & Visions and for whom Burckhardt worked for many years as a studio assistant, and his wife Lysiane Luong.

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YES! Weekly article on recent visiting Public Art Lecturer

 

Article by Brian Clarey "The Controversy Behind Public Art"
Article by Brian Clarey “The Controversy Behind Public Art”

Read Brian Clarey’s recent article in YES! Weekly about visiting speaker Jack Becker who spoke last week at both the Community Foundation and at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.  Becker is the director of Forecast Public Art and publisher of Public Art Review magazine.

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Woodblock Printmaking with Artist Mona Wu

 
Woodblock Printmaking with Artist Mona Wu

Woodblock Printmaking with Artist Mona Wu

June 29 + 30, 2011

Participants in Mona Wu’s woodblock printmaking workshop had the opportunity to try their hand at two types of prints: a simple black and white print and a three color reduction print. Inspiration for the workshop came from Weatherspoon’s exhibition: Encore: Japanese Actor Prints from the Permanent Collection.

To kick things off, we learned about traditional Japanese carving and printing techniques and were fortunate to have Dr. David Phillips from Wake Forest University, who would lecture about the prints on Thursday evening, join us in the workshop. Weatherspoon registrars, Heather Moore and Myra Scott, also brought an actual Japanese woodblock from vault to gallery for everyone to view.

Getting down to work, participants used modern techniques and tools, including the presses in the Gatewood print studio, to make their images come to life over the course of two full and inspiring days.

Visit our museum Event Photo page for images from the workshop.

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New Summer 2011 ARTicles Newsletter

 

2011 Summer ARTicles Newsletter

2011 Summer ARTicles Newsletter

View our NEW newsletter on our news page here.

The Weatherspoon’s Summer 2011 Newsletter features the exhibitions Tom LaDuke: run generator, Allora & Calzadilla: A Man Screaming is Not a Dancing Bear, Fritz Janschka: My Choice: “Joyce, Matisse: In Two and Three Dimensions, Race and Representation: The African American Presence in American Art, a sneak peek at Persona: A Body in Parts; plus information on a Woodblock Printmaking workshop by Mona Wu, a lecture by David Phillips on Japanese Actor Prints, event photos from Spring programs, mention of an Artist Talk with Joe Bigley on his Traversing a Foreign Border Domestically project.  We also have information on two upcoming films in conjunction with the the two Lenoir Wright Collection exhibitions: Encore! Japanese Actor Prints and Persian and Indian Miniatures that are currently on display. Don’t miss mention of our search for new docents as training begins on August 29.

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