Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Last chance to see "Transform" @ SCC Gallery

The art exhibition "Transform" is only up until November 2nd in the Fine Arts Building.  If you have not been over to see the show yet, please take the time out to check it out!  It is a wonderful grouping of artworks by regional artists.  This is also a wonderful exhibition to send your students over to see.  They may even find some inspiration!

Gallery Hours:
8am-8pm M-Th
8am-4pm F
10am-3pm Sat

Christine A. Holtz
SCC Art Gallery Coordinator

Benedict J. Fernandez: A Life's Work in Photography

From the May Gallery @ Webster University...

Our next exhibition, Benedict J. Fernandez: A Life's Work in Photography, will open with a reception from 5-7 pm on Friday, 26 October. Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres are offered at the reception. The exhibition will be on view from 26 October through 21 November. Although Mr. Fernandez is unable to travel, we will have a conversation with Mr. Fernandez via teleconference on Friday, 26 October, at 3 pm in Sverdrup 101

The Wall Street journal wrote of this exhibition (which is currently also on view at the Robert Anderson Gallery in New York City), "(This is) a sampling of work from Benedict J. Fernandez's long career in photojournalism. Mr. Fernandez (b. 1936) does not belong to a photo agency and does not shoot on assignment. He self-selects his projects and, since he is not working against a deadline, works on them until he is satisfied; as a consequence, his pictures frequently have an art photography quality. Unlike much photojournalism that simply records an event, Mr. Fernandez creates images that distill its essence.

"The top half of "Wall Street, New York City" (1970) is dominated by a fluttering American flag, but the scene beneath Old Glory is one of strenuous conflict as hard-hat construction workers battle police during a demonstration in support of U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam. The flag is backlit and light glances off the police helmets and the demonstrators' hard hats, charging the image with vitality. Mr. Fernandez shot both pro- and antiwar demonstrations, as well as actions in favor of, and against, the civil-rights movement." (22 Sept 2012, p. A-20)

May Gallery events are free and open to the public. (Free) parking in the university garage, Garden Park Plaza, is suggested, #23 on the map at <http://www.webster.edu/campusmap> (near the top). The Sverdrup building is #7 on the map.

The May Gallery is located on the second floor, west wing, of the Sverdrup Building on the home campus of Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 am to 9 pm, and Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 pm. We hope to see you.

Bill Barrett, Director
The May Gallery
A place for photography at Webster University
8300 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis MO 63119
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Kansas City Art Institute Presentation & Portfolio Reviews

Julia Welles from The Kansas City Art Institute will be here to give a presentation on the KCAI programs and do portfolio critiques on Wednesday, October 31 at 2p.m.  Location as yet to be determined.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

If you think you can't make it to the polls on Election Day...

If you think you can't make it to the polls on Election Day...   Here is a link to the absentee voter form.


Don't forget to bring me your sticker or some kind of proof that you voted...  whatever ephemera you may pick up when you are at the polls will suffice.

Just think how luxurious this process is for you all! Some of my friends have to worry about being shot in their home countries in order to vote--I bet none of us could truly imagine that!! We are spoiled brats!

Go vote! Exercise your freedom!