ART NOW – APRIL 22 (opening, 5-7 p.m.)

and April 23 (9-5) See the promo video!

Art Program students will showcase their work in a series of exhibitions at the end of April. These exhibitions are open to the public – all are welcome! ART NOW features work of first-year, sophomore and juniors completing an Art+Design major or minor, as well as non-majors taking PCA200 Perspectives in the Creative Arts-Introduction to Visual Art as part of Butler’s core curriculum. A wide variety of media will be shown, from more traditional (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography) to progressive (interactive works, 3D prints and even performance art). The exhibition opens on April 22 from 5-7 p.m. in the Reilly Room at Atherton Union and will be open from 9-5 on April 23. Most works are for sale with all proceeds going directly to the student artists–bring your checkbook! First-year Art+Design major Margaret Citron (’17) designed the poster for ART NOW. Kelsey Nylin (’14) and Kaylin Greer (’17) were responsible for the promo video, which also features Joel Fuller (’16) and Emma Landwerlen (’16).

Art Now Spring 2014 Poster, by Margaret Citron ('17)

Art Now Spring 2014 Poster, by Margaret Citron (’17)

Art at the Annex: Senior Art + Design Student Exhibition

Art at the Annex, the exhibition for our graduating seniors in Art + Design, begins this Friday! The exhibit will be open to the public at the Jordan College Annex (located at the corner of 52nd and Boulevard).

Please join us on Friday, April 11th from 4 to 6pm for the opening reception celebrating the work of Kaylin Beckwith, Morgan McFarland, and Olivia Toriumi. Their work will remain on display at the annex through Thursday, April 17th. You can hear them talk about their work on April 16th from 4-5pm.

Next, on Friday, April 18th there will be a reception celebrating the work of Amber Mills, Ashleigh Schneckenberger, and Erin Drennan. Their work will remain on display through Friday April 25th when they have their gallery talks from 1:30 to 2:30pm.

Here’s the full schedule of Art at the Annex events:

  • April 11th
    • 4-6:00 p.m.: Opening Reception of Art at the Annex for Kaylin Beckwith, Morgan McFarland, and Olivia Toriumi.
  • April 16th
    • 4-5 p.m.: Gallery Talks for Kaylin Beckwith, Morgan McFarland, and Olivia Toriumi.
  • April 18th
    • 4-6 p.m.: Opening Reception of Art at the Annex for Amber Mills, Ashleigh Schneckenberger, and Erin Drennan.
  • April 25th
    • 1:30pm: Gallery Talks for Amber Mills, Ashleigh Schneckenberger, and Erin Drennan.

Stop by and see their incredible work and help us celebrate the culminating experience of our Art + Design seniors!

-Professor Steve Nyktas

Art at the Annex Spring 2014 poster

Art at the Annex Spring 2014 poster

Pictures in an Exhibition

Students in Intro to Visual Art have reached the stage of having finished, gallery-ready paintings. The eye-candy photos below feature installation shots of selected paintings in the Annex gallery. The paintings encompass a range of projects and approaches including typography paintings and abstract color/shape explorations.

They learned a variety of painting techniques including glazing, painting with a palette knife, impasto and watercolor-esque techniques.

With regards to lettering, students looked at artists like Jessica Hische and Seb Lester. They learned about calligraphic lines, ligatures and swashes.

It’s awesome to see these students grow in confidence as their creativity blossoms.

 

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