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Department of Art + Design

Aug 23 2016 - 11:02am

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Please join us on Friday August 26 at 2:30 p.m. in the Trahern Black Box Theatre (formerly the Trahern Gallery) for Art & Design’s Fall Convocation. Get updates on the new building and Trahern renovations, learn about recent curriculum changes, meet our new faculty, and eat free food.

Aug 23 2016 - 8:13am

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Shedding Light

Co-Presented by Aurora Picture Show
and The Menil Collection

Wednesday, September 7, 7:30pm
Aurora Picture Show
2442 Bartlett Street
Houston, TX 77098

In conjunction with the exhibition of Andy Warhol’s film,Sunset, Aurora Picture Show and The Menil Collection co-present this special program featuring a selection of rarely-seen historic and contemporary short films that focus on the Sun, light, color, reflection, refraction, and horizons. The program includes a range of works by François De Menil, John Cage and Richard Lippold, Jordan Belson, Stan Brakhage’s Comingled Containers, Ed Emshwiller, and contemporary media artists Semiconductor, Dennis Hlynsky, Kayla Parker, Michael Bell-Smith, and McLean Fahnestock.

Sound: An Exhibition of Sound Art

September 2 – November 22
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
Flagler College
St. Augustine, Fl

“Sound” includes works by 17 artists from around the country who approach sound singularly, or as part of an interdisciplinary practice. Curated by artists Michael Dickins and Barry Jones and organized by Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., the exhibition will kick off with a walk-through on Friday, Sept. 2 at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

The artists included in the exhibition are Phillip Andrew Lewis, Olivia Block, Curt Cloning, McLean Fahnestock, Josh Gumiela, Brian Harnetty, Morgan Higby-Flowers, Aaron Hutchinson, Peter Kay, Kris Neely with Lynn Rhodes, Will Owen, Greg Pond and Jesse Thompson, Matt Roberts, Steve Roden, Jason Sloan, and Nathan Wolek.

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On Our Terms

September 2 – 29
VAE, Raleigh, NC

Opening Reception : September 2

For the month of September, VAE is offering our Main Gallery space as a platform to promote video artists! The goals of the exhibit include exposing the Triangle to a wider range of video work, helping the public to understand how to purchase and collect video work, and to strengthen VAE’s connection with video artists.

Aug 4 2016 - 8:43am

The Department of Art & Design at Austin Peay is pleased to welcome Assistant Professor McLean Fahnestock and Assistant Professor Patrick Vincent.

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McLean Fahnestock is a media artist who works in video, sound, sculpture, and digital collage. McLean reclaims material from institutions, seeking out footage, images, and items that carry the weight and specificity of place and the trappings of exploration. McLean received a BFA from Middle Tennessee State University and MFA from California State University Long Beach. Her work has been exhibited and screened across the United States and Internationally at institutions such as the Black Mountain College Re{Happening}, North Carolina, Technisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria, The California Science Museum, Los Angeles, The British Library, London, and MOCA Hiroshima, Japan. Her work was included in a DVD compilation of short videos by the LA Film Forum. She was a finalist for a 2012 Vimeo Video Award and was named “Most Promising New Artist” at MADATAC 5, in Madrid, Spain.

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Patrick Vincent is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received his B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and his M.F.A. from Arizona State University.  He has worked for the design/letterpress workspace Studio on Fire, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Pyracantha Press, and recently was Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Through books, printmaking, installation, and design, he creates original works of art as well as collaborates with individuals through print media.