Collected here are links to photographic and image galleries of some of the many events, student course work, or happenings by the Art and Art History department.
Exhibition and Reception of "Conservation in Clay", a collaborative, sculptural project
An exhibition and reception of "Conservation in Clay", a collaborative, sculptural project exploring the native amphibian and reptile species of New York, was held Thursday April 4th, 2019 from 5-7pm at the Lauders Science Library in Madill Hall. The open Reception was from 5-6pm and Ceramics 1 students, and their Herpetology partners, presented their research from 6-7pm. Snacks were provided!
Lecture: Francisco Letelier, Blackboards of the People: Murals and Activism from the Americas
Francisco Letelier presented information and photographs from his long career as an activist mural painter. Being from Chile, and having experienced the loss of his diplomat father Orlando Letelier in a car bombing, he has used wall murals as a means of protest throughout his life. In 1989 Letelier collaborated in producing two murals at the Steinman Festival of the Arts which are on display in the Owen D Young (ODY) Library at St Lawrence University. A mural created March 2019 at SUNY Potsdam by a team of 11 SUNY students and 1 St Lawrence University student was done in collaboration with Francisco Letelier.
Photographing the Invisible, Photography as a Therapeutic Tool: Conversations with Danielle Hark
This Arts Collaborative residency hosted Danielle Hark, the creator of Broken Light Collective, a community of photographers who are affected by mental illness. Danielle Hark is a photographer, photo editor, and mental health/wellness writer. She presented her work and how it relates to her personal coping with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.
Photographing the Invisible, a Dialogue with Three Contemporary Photographers: Joshua Lutz, Kerry Payne and Tara Wray
This Arts Collaborative Residency focused on contemporary photographers and their relationship with mental illness. Photographers Joshua Lutz, Kerry Payne, and Tara Wray discussed their photographic works and how they use photography as a source to cope with their relationships to mental illness, each in their own unique way. The goal of the series of events is to create a dialogue and ask broader questions of how photography relates to our awareness of mental illness.
Ceramics, Drawing Professor Rachael Jones and her Seed Bank Project
Students in one of the agro-ecology courses spent an afternoon in early October 2018 installing a seed bank that included seeds researched and collected by the class from local farmers in the region. The storage container is a part of a collaborative project titled "The Seed Bank Project", created by Rachael Jones, a visiting Professor of Ceramics and Drawing here at Saint Lawrence University. The experience was a collaboration with Kate Cleary, a Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies.
Artist Motomichi Nakamura was on campus taking part in the exhibit "Picto This!" at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery. On Thursday, Motomichi spent six hours making a series of monoprints in the printmaking studio with the help of Melissa Schulenberg. Later on that evening he gave a public talk upon his artwork and creative processes. On the following day, he led students in a day-long workshop on character-based design.
On Monday evening, Daniel Heyman, a SLU visiting artist and a painter and printmaker, presented his work at the Griffith Arts Center. He shared with us his “witnessing," as an artist, interviews with the former detainees of the notorious prison of Abu Ghraib in Iraq. Daniel joined a team of human-rights attorneys who interviewed Iraqi detainees about their treatment and torture in Abu Ghraib for representation in the U.S. federal courts. His exhibit of these works, "Bearing Witness," was shown at the Brush Art Gallery.
Bill Knoble, a studio potter from DeKalb and owner of Red Truck Pottery in Chestertown, visited Amy Hauber's Ceramics II class in the Spring of 2013 to demonstrate his wheel-throwing methods and share his personal history as a nationally-acclaimed potter.
Visiting artist Georgina Beier addressed a packed room at Griffiths on Monday night, presenting digital images of her paintings, drawings, prints, iron sculptures, textiles and costumes. Georgina, who is self-taught, discussed her creative method, her artistic development and, also, her set and costume work with Duro Ladipo's Theater Company in Nigeria in the sixties.
Untitled Paintings, 2011, Acrylic and flashe on aluminum, 24 x 48 inches each. Untitled (ECAC Paintings: Yale, Union, St. Lawrence, Rensselaer, Quinnipiac, Princeton, Harvard, Dartmouth, Cornell, Colgate, Clarkson, Brown), 2011, Acrylic on aluminum, 24 x 48 inches each.
Student Course Work
SYE 2018 Students Works of Art on Display
Lydia Bouricius, Alexandra Brazo, Kayse Brunell, Ziyao Chen, Ryan Davis, Teresa Denison, Rose Green, Abigail Greene, Gibson Howell, Janelle Lawrence, Rachel Starr, Cheyenne Tardie
April 24 2018 Art & Art History Senior Exhibition installation
2018 SYE students worked on their exhibition during SYE: Senior Seminar in Visual Arts.
CERAMICS I, Spring 2012
These student’s works are from visiting professor Shawn O’Connor’s Ceramics I class, Spring 2012.
Raku at St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York. Spring 2012.
SYE Presentations Wrap-Up Fall 2010 Semester
On Monday and Thursday, December 13th and 16th, four students of the Art & Art History Department presented their year-long research projects. Fernando Gomez acquainted us with his "Francisco Goya's Iberian Goddesses: The Maja Portraits." Olivia Birdsall expounded upon her "Art Meets Math: A Visual Relationship Between Art and Mathematics." Mailin Plagge astonished us with her large-scale Paintings, and Maria Santiago illuminated us with her Charcoal Drawings.
The Apperation of the Family - Made by students in FA121A. Lovers of the Eiffel Tower - Made by students in FA121B.