The Greiner Art Gallery Fall Visiting Artist: JOHN DOUGLAS POWERS
Exhibition dates: Monday, September 9th - Friday, October 25th.
Public lecture and closing reception on Friday, October 25th, 5-7pm with lecture starting at 5:30pm
John Douglas Powers was born in Frankfort, Indiana in 1978. His sculptural work has been exhibited nationally and his videos and animations have been screened internationally. Powers studied art history at Vanderbilt University and sculpture at The University of Georgia. His work has been featured in The New York Times, World Sculpture News, Sculpture Magazine, and on CBS News Sunday Morning. He is the recipient of a The Virginia A. Groot Foundation Award, a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant as well as a Southeastern College Art Conference Individual Artist Fellowship and the Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award. Powers currently lives and works in Knoxville, TN where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at The University of Tennessee.
"Only the inaccessible and elusive is truly alluring, and what could be more inaccessible or elusive than the past? The allure of the unattainable and its connection to the passage of time have become central to my research. Drawing from areas as diverse as natural history, architecture and the history of technology, I am engaged in an investigation of what lies at the intersection of cinema, computation, music and physical space. By employing motion and sound in my work, I incorporate the passage of time as a compositional element in an attempt to more closely examine abstract and often intangible topics such as memory, thought, emotion, language and the essence of self. "
Fall Student Art Showcase
Selected student artworks from the Fall term Studio Art courses
Monday, November 4th - Friday, November 15th
Closing Reception: Friday, November 15th 4-5pm with Gallery talk by senior Nadia Wise starting at 4pm.
Fall Studio Art Senior Thesis Exhibition
This exhibition features artworks by two senior Studio Art majors. Artworks on exhibit include paper cut figures by Olivia Hinkel and photography by Haley Patterson. This exhibition represents months of designing and creating by the senior Studio Art majors. It is both a pre-professional experience and a part of the Studio Art Senior Thesis.
Monday, November 25th - Saturday, December 7th
Reception and Gallery talks: Friday, December 6th, 5-7pm with talks starting at 5:30pm
Fall 2013 Student Silent Art Auction
Exhibition: Tuesday, December 3 - Friday, December 6
Art Auction bids end Friday, December 6 at 5pm (at the start of the Fall Studio Art Senior Thesis Exhibition reception)
The Greiner Art Gallery Winter Visiting Artist: SEAN STAROWITZ
Exhibition dates: Friday, January 10th - Friday, February 14th.
Public lecture and opening reception: Friday, January 10th, 5-7pm with lecture starting at 5:30pm in the CFA lecture hall near the gallery
Sean M. Starowitz’s work is executed in a variety of social, political, and community engaged contexts. Notable projects include Wheels for Meals, BREAD! KC and The Burnt Ends Residency. He has also explored curatorial projects such as The Speakeasy, and Vagabond, Kansas City’s premiere pop-up restaurant. He has contributed writings to Proximity Magazine and Temporary Art Review, and has lectured at Queens College in NY, UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures Department, and the 2012 Mid-America College Art Association Conference.
He currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri as the artist-in-residence at the Farm To Market Bread Company. He is a 2010 graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts program at the Kansas City Art Institute and a 2012 Rocket Grant recipient with support from the Charlotte St. Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Foundation.
"We have difficulty accepting multiple, simultaneous identities in our current culture. A bread baker who is an artist, or a Buffalo Bills fan who is from the South, run contrary to our facile, binary way of thinking. But art has the ability to be multifaceted, and its capacity to communicate plural meanings gives real power to cultural actions. Artists can transform dissatisfaction with the world into an image of something better, and it could be this imaginative transformation that leads us to hope and rejuvenation. I’m constantly exploring new ways of artistically engaging the public to achieve this exchange. With this goal in mind, I load my work with regional and spatial histories, everyday practices, civic structure, and community engagement. My personal role incorporates facets of the, artist, curator, organizer, documentarian, cook, and bread baker. All of this has resulted in the construction of things like a laundromat that doubles as cultural center, a vinyl banner that transforms an abandoned property into a pop-up bakery, and community focused dinners that generate micro-grants for various cultural projects in the KC area. My practice challenges the public imagination: infusing complexity and access, absurdness and rationality, service and function. I aim to place “art” in the realm of knowledge, tools, and experience by adopting a “blue collar” aesthetic. My hope is that my projects allow people to come to their own terms with art and the complexity of life."
The Dialogue Lab presents - Invisible Men and Women: A 24-Hour Reading Festival from the Fourth World
by Olon Dotson and Wes Janz
Tuesday, February 11 at 8am - Wednesday, February 12 at 8am
Kansas City based artist Sean Starowitz works with communities as an agent for public engagement and has transformed the Hanover College Greiner Art Gallery as a satellite site for The Dialogue Lab, a collaborative research space. In collaboration with The Madison Art Academy and the Madison Area Arts Alliance, The Dialogue Lab will be the site for a 24-Hour Reading Festival by Olon Dotson and Wes Janz. Olon and Wes are Architecture Professors at Ball State University. Their primary research and professional practice focus on urban revitalization and global citizenship - perfect additions to The Dialogue Lab.
Olon’s paper “Fourth World Theory: The Evolution of …” will be included in a special issue of Buildings journal titled “Designing Spaces for City Living” as edited by Sharon Sutton of the University of Washington. He offers a Fourth World Theory seminar in the Department of Architecture and is completing a PhD at Purdue University. In 2013, Wes’ book Leftover Rightunder: Finding Architectural Potential in Found Materials was published by Half Letter Press and his profile was among ten featured in Ken Banks’ The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator, which includes a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
This activity has been made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
For a preview:
Olon Dotson was a TEDx speaker in 2012
Wes Janz’s work on Onesmallproject describes the need of architects to be global citizens
Winter Student Art Showcase
Selected student artworks from the Fall term Studio Art courses
Monday, March 3rd - Friday, March 14th
Greiner Art Purchase Award Competition
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, March 11th – Friday, March 14th
The 2014 Greiner Art Purchase Award Artwork is Armored by Olivia Hinkel
Cut paper on wood panel
29 inches x 41 inches
Winter Studio Art Senior Thesis Exhibition - group 1
This exhibition features artworks by three senior Studio Art majors: Nancy Epling, Elizabeth Dewes, and Kylie Justus. This exhibition represents months of designing and creating by the senior Studio Art majors. It is both a pre-professional experience and a part of the Studio Art Senior Thesis.
Monday, March 24 - Saturday, March 29
Reception and Gallery talks: Friday, March 28, 5-7pm with talks starting at 5:30pm
The 2014 Annual Student Silent Art Auction
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, April 1-Saturday, April 5
Art Auction with closing bids on Saturday following President Honors the Arts
Winter Studio Art Senior Thesis Exhibition - group 2
This exhibition features artworks by three senior Studio Art majors: Donald Poper, Nadia Wise, and Kasey Litts. This exhibition represents months of designing and creating by the senior Studio Art majors. It is both a pre-professional experience and a part of the Studio Art Senior Thesis.
Friday, April 4 - Friday, April 11
Reception and Gallery talks: Friday, April 11, 5-7pm with talks starting at 5:30pm
The Knoble: a Group Exhibition of Artists in Our Own Backyard 2014
In the gallery, one can anticipate seeing a show that offers a breadth of styles, media, and subjects. This exciting exhibition includes figure drawings, landscape photograph, folk art collages, children’s books, and ceramic sculptures.
Exhibition Dates: Friday, May 2nd - Friday, May 23
Reception: Friday, May 9th at 5pm with Gallery Talks starting at 5:30.