Two weeks of Art Insanity

We have had a busy and exciting past two weeks in the Art Department. Last week, Brandon Sanderson (Professor of Printmaking at UNC-Pembroke) came to Emporia State for an artist lecture.

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He visited the printmaking class and displayed a vast portfolio of his work as well as his student work.

Sanderson Talk

He also brought a few small plates for the students (Erin Eidman and Anneliese Narcisi) to edition.

Sanderson Prints

Brandon’s studio practice and work ethic are both inspiring. If you are not familiar with his work, you can check it out here – http://www.brandon-sanderson.com/

This week ESU was host to glass artist Robin Cass, Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. http://www.robincass.com/

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Wednesday, November 6, she gave an artist lecture and the rest of the week she performed glass construction demonstrations.

Robin Cass

Thursday, November 7, was the opening of the faculty exhibition.

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Work by Eric Conrad (Sculpture) – http://www.eric-conrad.com/ and Dan Kirchhefer (Printmaking)

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Ceramic work by Stephanie Lanter – http://stephanielanter.com/

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Glass work by Roberta Eichenberg – http://www.robertaeichenberg.com/

Saturday, November 9, was the opening of the printmaking double feature at the Java Cat Coffee shop and Mulready’s Pub.

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We utilized Becky Lynn Mishler’s fabulous hand lettering abilities to write the show title.

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Printmaking and Engraving student Erin Eidman next to her Oz inspired lithograph.

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Fran Winkel’s work installed at Mulready’s Pub.

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Mulreadys crowd

The out pouring of community support. This event was amazing. Angie (Java Cat) and Rick (Mulready’s) and I are already conspiring to do more next Spring! I can’t wait to get the next event rolling. Keep coming out and we’ll keep doing it. Get even more people out and we’ll make it bigger.

Big thanks to Kaila Mock for helping set up all the shows thus far and being a complete professional. She IS AMAZING.

Also thanks to Cory Anderson for playing at the JavaCat. You can check him out here – http://www.reverbnation.com/sapphireson

Thanks to everybody who had a hand involved with helping any of these events happen!

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