Senior Show Part Two

Congratulations to graduating seniors Jon O’Quinn, Clayton Smith, Chelsea Schofield, Carl Edouard, and Micah Dozier.  Their art will be on display at the Fincher Art Center at Reinhardt University for the next week.

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Jon O’Quinn with his digital illustrations

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Chelsea Schofield with her photography

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Carl Edouard with his drawings

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Micah Dozier with his photography

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Clayton Smith with his stencil paintings
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Senior Art Show opening night

Congratulations to senior art majors Katie Hale, Lindsay New, Sarah Ellis, Becca Brooks, and Taylor Baker.  Their art show will be on display for the next week at the Fincher.  The next group of seniors will display their work on Thursday, April 13th.  It has been a privilege to teach such a great group of students!

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Katie Hale and her photography

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Lindsay New and her photography

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Becca Brooks and her digital artwork

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Taylor Baker and his watercolors

Skateboard assignment

One of my favorite assignments in ART 320 is the skateboard project.  Students are given blank decks and asked to come up with a design using the unique shape and contour of the surface.  Decks are then hand-painted using Acrylic or Oil.  Before applying paint the students prime the wood grain with clear Acrylic gesso.  Here are some student examples from previous years…
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False Face art showing opening

Opening night for False Face: An Art Show About Masked Identities at The Fincher Visual Arts Center.  Thank you to participating artists and everyone who came out for support.

False Face: An Art Show About Masked Identities

Please join us Thursday, October 27th between 6:00 and 9:00 PM for our show opening.  There will be food and a reception at the Fincher Visual Arts Center.  The show features seven artists working in a variety of mediums exploring the concept of disguised identity or ‘false faces’.  The show will run from October 27 to November 17.

About the Artists: William Haun, a photographer from West Africa, is documenting the little known tribal “Doorudoo” tradition where masked men participate in a dance off.  Talaina Fisher is a digital artist from Arizona who uses digital manipulation to create otherworldly and atmospheric images.  Brett Mullinix, Art Dept. Chair at Reinhardt University, will be presenting recent collage works that explore notions of spatial perception and memory that often use historical imagery and humor in order to challenge notions of content. Jym Davis, also a Professor at Reinhardt, is presenting hand-made Paper-mache masks and modeled photographs from his 2016 National Park Artist-In-Residency in Arizona. Katie Rita is a hand-poke tattoo artist from Olympia, Washington who works in large scale mural and painting.  Em Harris is a ceramicist who is displaying a series of beautiful glazed masks.  Tyler Gill is a photographer and Reinhardt Instructor who specializes in traditional darkroom artwork.
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Directions to the Fincher Visual Arts Center from the main entrance on Reinhardt’s campus (off Hwy. 140 / Reinhardt College Parkway).  Follow the highlighted route.  Parking available at the Arts Center:

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Masks, Smoke, & Lights at Lake Mullenix

Halloween came early to the ART 261: Digital Photography class. Our evening session focused on one of my favorite props: masks.  It is great having green fields and Lake Mullenix behind the Fincher Art Building at Reinhardt University.  It is an ideal photographic setting.  One of the lessons from our photo shoot was combining natural sunset light with artificial diffused light boxes.  And of course we mixed in a smoke machine for extra atmosphere.  Thanks to Anna, Stephanie, and Carl for modeling. Photo credit (top to bottom): Matt Abbas, Micah Dozier (2), Haley Mewborn, Anna Phillips, Hannah Pike, Haley Mewborn, Lindsay New, Tia Sewell, Jym Davis (2).  All images copyright to the photographers 2016.
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Congratulations Senior Art Majors

The Spring of 2016 was a big semester for our Art and Graphic Design majors.  We inducted 19 students into the Kappa Pi international art honors fraternity.  This was our largest induction group ever.  Reinhardt University Kappa Pi President Melissa Martinez oversaw the induction ceremony.  IMG_9353

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Kappa Pi 2016 inductees

In addition to our Kappa Pi induction we also had four successful senior art shows at the Fincher Art Building featuring seven graduates.  These shows included a wide variety of themes and media, ranging from traditional darkroom photography to painting, screen printing, ceramics, and digital illustration.

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Em Harris, Kelsey Swofford, and Melissa Martinez at their art show opening
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Ceramic heads by Em Harris
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Opening night for Kelsey Swofford, Em Harris, & Melissa Martinez
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Jamie Corrado with her hand dyed & screen printed shirts
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Greek Goddess paintings by Emily Bowman

 

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Hestia – Greek Goddess by Emily Bowman