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Death, Eternity, Faith, and other small matters

Last semester, we had a couple exciting partnerships with the Holland Project – including a joint exhibit that ran at both the Tahoe Gallery here on campus and Holland’s exhibit space down in Reno. Here’s a brief video of Kaitlin Bryson, one of the artists who had work in the Tahoe Gallery, which incorporated a performance – the video was shot and edited by SNC student Danny Kern (with some input and additional footage from me):

 

 

And here’s the catalog for the joint show, printed in a small edition by Sarah Lillegard, the curator:

 

The End of the show

As the end of the semester is near, students are busy studying for finals or finishing up their last projects of the season.  I, for one, am thrilled that this semester is coming to a close.  The last few projects I ended up doing were pretty cool, and I enjoyed creating them.

The Trashion show:TRASHY

Boy was I glad when this project was over!  It was a lot of fun and I learned so much about design and putting together a piece that I could wear for at least a couple minutes to show off.  Trashion Show Gown

This is Lorena and I after the show.  The relief of it being over and us surviving was overwhelming and probably what made for our big smiles.  She used plastic bags to make a red carpet gown.  I used trash bags for the skirt and cardboard mixed with duct tape and newspaper to make the top of mine.

It was a tough and challenging project that took a lot of time to only get a few seconds of glory.  Overall it was a fun project and a great way to end the semester!

 

Streamline Trailer 2

Wax on Wax off

So the art department here has been given the very wonderful opportunity of owning an Air stream Trailer.  It’s been to Burning Man, it’s held ceramics sales for the clay club, its held art shows and installations for students, it’s even been used as a place for a DJ to play for Art Prom last spring.  It’s a staple for this department, the way I hear others talk about it you would think that it’s a family member.

The trailer has given so much to this department, so in return the art club showed it a little love this weekend.  This was no easy task. We had to gently remove the growing spider population from the inside back out into the world one by one.  After hours of scrubbing windows and wiping down every forgotten nook and cranny, as a team we once again got the trailer looking spiffy.

Although cleaning and working hard isn’t exactly a recipe for a lot of students to show up and help out, we had a few troopers who graciously gave up a few hours from their day to help.  And after hours of elbow grease,  trailer polish being flung into our eyes, and a consumption of too much left over Halloween candy the trailer is much closer to being ready for the big plans for it in the near future.  Streamline Trailer 1Streamline Trailer 2

It’s okay to be jealous.

winning business idea 2013

Forest Jade: Jale and Warren Trepp Business Competition

Interdisciplinary student (Digital Art & Entrepreneurship) Forest Jade participated in the Jale and Warren Trepp Business Competition last spring, and made it all the way to the Governor’s Cup, a statewide Business Plan Competition (his team didn’t win that round, but another SNC team, Pure Ski Experience, snagged second place). Here’s a short video he made about the first leg of that journey:

This Wednesday, November 6th, the Business Department is hosting an Innovative Ideas pitch competition – winners will automatically be entered into next year’s Jale and Warren Trepp Business Competition. More info on the flyer below:

winning business idea 2013

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Trashion Fashion

There’s an upcoming project that my design class is partaking in, it’s called the Trashion Show.  A trashion show is basically a fashion show that we the students have to make an outfit within a theme from gathered recycled materials and trash.

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Pictures found from pinterest.com

One example of what events like this look like can be seen here TRASHion Show

Our show, I believe it is taking pace on November 20th.  Which you may not be aware is three weeks away.  Three. as in twenty one days.  The theme this year is Dirty Dapper.  As a total newby to this project I have to be honest, It’s very hard not to approach this with a “Glass half empty” point of view.  All I can disclose for now is that I’m making a dress.  I wouldn’t want to give away the surprise of the final product. I have a pretty elaborate plan for my dress, but now it’s time to go find materials and make something awesome out of it!

Frosty Needles

No need to grow up

As long as I can remember I’ve always been in total awe of the environment, especially mountainous areas. Even as a kid I vividly remember romping through the outdoors and collecting sticks or rocks and feathers.  To be totally honest I still do that in a way.  I’m a aspiring photographer myself and what I decided was instead of having a house full of sticks, trees and rivers, the best way to capture my love and connection with the outdoors is to take a photo.  A couple weeks back the sierra’s received some snow.  The snow lover that I am, you better bet that I was out there collecting trees and leaves and snow flakes with my camera.  Here are a couple photos that I took.

 

Snow kissed grass Snow Tree Frosty Needles

Another Artist that I learned about recently who creates sculptures out of what he finds in the environment and then photographs them is Andy Goldsworthy.  He does amazing work and you should take a peek at his work.

 

By Flor Widmar

Print Making YouTube Assignment

The art gallery hallway in the Prim Library is one way Sierra Nevada College provides opportunities to the fine arts department to display their art work and what current classes are working on.  Currently hung is the print making classes latest assignment.  They had to include four or more colors in their creative screen prints and it had to represent a You Tube star.  Here’s a peek at some of the screen prints done by SNC print making students.  Below is the screen print as well as the link of the video came from. Enjoy!!

Charlie Bit Me

By Flor Widmar


 
By Flor Widmar

The Simpsons intro with Family Guy

Sean Leahy


 
By Sean Leahy

Sweet Brown

Jordan Cronin

By Jordan Cronin

Kai, Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker

By Michael Ballew


 
By Michael Ballew

My Boyfriend Does My Makeup Tag

By Stephanie Campbell


 
By Stephanie Campbell

Fall Semester Well Under Way

The Fine Arts Department has been busy this semester with a handful of events they have attended and hosted.  To kick off the new school year they hosted Weenie Wednesday.  This event was open to all who were interested in some free hot dogs and a good time.  Lot’s of current art students as well as new students attended the event. Hot Dog Mania

Soon following the welcome back Wednesday was the Art and Ceramics club fundraiser event at Candy Dance in Genoa, NV.  Candy Dance is a huge art and craft show that the art club goes to every year.  “We don’t sell any art there but we go down and cook 5000 hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and veggie burgers and hang out and grill out all day,” said clay club president Flor Widmar.

The Fine Arts Department was a success as they made and sold a good amount of burgers and were able to raise money for the department.

Tomorrow October 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. The Art Department will be holding a club meeting discussing future trips and events and free food will be served.

Amanda Dabel’s BFA Show: Limerence

Here are some glimpses of Amanda Dabel’s BFA show last semester, titled “Limerence.” Limerence is a term from psychology –

the state of being infatuated or obsessed with another person, typically experienced involuntarily and characterized by a strong desire for reciprocation of one’s feelings but not primarily for a sexual relationship.

The video was shot and edited by SNC students (Maggie Newman did the heavy lifting on editing) as part of a media class last semester.