ART AND ECOLOGY SERIES
Cynthia Camlin, "Melted 4", Watercolor and acrylic on paper, 60" x 53", 2008
Art & Ecology, Honors 356, Art 397, and Art History 397L
Faculty: Cynthia Camlin and Barbara Miller
About the course: This interdisciplinary seminar in Art History and Studio is linked with Honors 356 and combines scholarship and studio practice. Students examine the possibilities of ecologically motivated artistic practice. Students in the combined course attend biweekly meetings that feature lectures by visiting artists, scholars and curators including Whatcom Museum curator Barbara Matilsky, author and activist Nancy Lord, and distinguished visiting artists David Maisel and John Grade. Students participate in group and individual research and studio art projects that address critical environmental issues. These projects will culminate in presentations at the Whatcom Museum and in Western Gallery. Students also assist with an installation in Western Gallery by distinguished visiting artist John Grade.
JOHN GRADE Exhibit
as part of the Art and Ecology Series
February 25 - March 17, 2014
Watch the installation:
On Wednesday, March 12:
To demonstrate the impermanence of art, this sculpture was ceremoniously dis-assembled and moved outdoors to naturally fade back into the landscape.
MICRO COLOSSUS Exhibit
Feb. 25 - March 10, 2014
In the Fine Arts Building hallway
Students in Garth Amundson's ART371 Photography II class embraced scientific technology by using the Scanning Electron Microscope to explore the miniature world on a colossal scale.
The project poses questions about abstraction, figuration and the surreal landscape, bridging the world of fine-art photography with that of scientific technology.
Article in Western Today
BLACK MAPS: DAVID MAISEL Exhibit
January 7 - February 14
JOHN GRADE Lecture
January 29, 2014
As part of the ART AND ECOLOGY SERIES
IN DUE TIME
January 28, 2014
A photography sale and portrait opportunity
in conjunction with Pickford Film Center's one night screening of
In No Great Hurry
A documentary on the late Saul Leiter,
a famous street photographer from the 1940's and 50's.
16"x20" prints of student work will be sold for $25.
Students will also take professional portraits of attendees:
$10 for 1-2 people, $5 for each additional person.
The sale and portraits will be available during the reception starting at 5pm and will continue after the film. Tickets are available for the film online at www.pickfordfilmcenter.org; the screening is expected to sell out, so we recommend purchasing tickets in advance. However, if you would just like to have a portrait taken or attend the sale, no ticket is required.