Fall Semester 2012
Art and Design Mixer August, 28
All current art and design majors are invited to a cookout and game of "graffiti tag," in the courtyard area of the Stevens Memorial Art Center. Festivities begin with supper at 5:30. Come out and meet your fellow art and design majors and have a bit of food and fun in the process!
Poe Boys and Girls (prospectus & entry form available in the office)
Harding's first juried extracurricular art exhibit of the season. Poe Boys and Girls starts in ART 113 (the printmaking room) with readings from Edgar Allan Poe while interested artists begin the creative process (in whatever media they choose.) After a week of continued inspiration and creativity, the final pieces will be submitted, then a jury of Art and English professors will choose the pieces that will show. The show will be in the Catwalk Gallery, upstairs in the Art and Design Center. Three cash prizes will be awarded. Here are the relevant dates:
October 9, 8 PM– readings from Edgar Allan Poe, (bring your art supplies!)
October 19, 5PM– deadline for submitting works
October 22-25– jurying by English and Art professors
October 29-November 14– show open to the public
November 15, 16– artists remove their works
Interior Designers Trip to Dallas, October 18-20, 2012
We will visit the Dallas Market Center, Dallas Design Center, IKEA and architecture and design firms.
ASID South Central Annual Conference
Mandy Brown–Homecoming Show
Amanda Brown, MFA, will be giving a gallery talk on Friday October 26, at 11 am. There will be a reception on Saturday, October 27, from 10 am until 2 pm. Mandy is an alumnus from Harding and earned her MFA from Savannah College of Art. She now works full time out of her studio in Nashville, Tennessee.
My current work is divided into two subjects; crowds and nature, subjects of dense pattern and rhythm. To be in a mass of humanity or to be in a place of wilderness is to be surrounded by complex pattern, rhythm, and color. I use both loose and controlled techniques: drizzling, pouring, glazing, and finger painting, resulting in a play between the controlled and the accidental. Many times I let the paint run onto the surface, creating its own kind of mark- anything from fine lines to large puddles- which I sometimes further manipulate by pulling away paint or by pouring on water to let the colors run. I approach a piece as both a drawing and a painting, a sensibility I enjoy in both traditional Chinese ink wash and Abstract Expressionism.
Spring Semester 2013
Chicago Art and Design Trip
Each spring semester the Department of Art and Design sponsors a trip to Chicago (usually late spring). All the majors will find something meaningful to participate in. Interior Designers visit architecture and design firms. Fine art students visit museums, galleries and, if the timing is right, Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2). Graphic Design students get to tour advertising agencies, graphic design firms and letterpress shops (depending on scheduling).
All participants take an architectural tour of the important points in the City, visit the Chicago Art Institute, and have opportunities to tour the Smart Museum, the Oriental Museum and Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House. Some extended trips include the Farnsworth Residence.
ASID South Central Student Career Day
Students engage in mock interviews, portfolio reviews and design competitions
DSVC National Student Show and Design Conference (Dallas)
Each spring the graphic design students have the opportunity to travel to Dallas, Texas, to attend the Nation Student Show and Conference sponsored by the Dallas Society of Visual Communications. This is a golden opportunity to see and hear national and international speakers from the graphic design field. Seniors also get to show their portfolios to some of the hottest agencies and studios in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Come be inspired.