Welcome to Art Room 161

This blog was created as an extension of the dialogue that began in our classroom and the purpose is to share creative ideas, images, and critiscm. All posts should be appropriate for the high school classroom and critiscm should be helpful and positive.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Gratitude

As we head into Thanksgiving I'll share some gratitude! Yesterday I was featured on the school district website with some photos from taken in our drawing class thanks to a recent interview I did for the podcast Talks With Teachers and I'd like to thank the school district administration and Brian from Talks With Teachers for supporting my work and the arts.  I'd also like to thank all my students and their supportive parents for making teaching worthwhile!  Have a safe and happy thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Drawing: Scholastic Week

This week in drawing class we will be creating work for the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.  In addition to the regular categories each student should choose one of the three categories below and create a work which will be due next Wednesday (Dec 3, 2014).  Each category has links to more information along with examples of previous winners.

The Gedenk Award for Tolerance: Consider ehat we can all do to learn from humanity's mistakes

The Duck Tape Brand AwardIncorporate Duck Tape into your art work

Creativity and Citizenship: Examine opinions and ideas on the topic of Technology and Privacy

Monday, November 24, 2014

Art and Media Art Honor Society field trip to MoMA & NYC

On Friday the Art and Media Art Honor Society had our annual field trip to NYC and this year we visited the Museum of Modern Art and the Henri Matisse's Cut Outs and Robert Gober's The Heart Is Not a Metaphor exhibitions along with the fantastic permanent collection.

The Matisse show was enlightening and it was great to see the pieces we've been studying up close along with background on how they were created but it was also very crowded!

Bring your pictures from the trip to the next honor society meeting and we'll post a few more up on the blog!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Art Honor Society field trip to the Museum of Modern Art

Today is our Art Honor Society field trip to the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.  We will be leaving promptly at 8am and returning this afternoon around 3-4pm.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Japan Society's Going Global Exchange

This week we are participating in Japan Society's Going Global program and we will collaborate with students in Japan, Pakistan, the United States, and Iceland.  We will begin with two short questions:

1. What's Your Sentence? (take a look at the video above for context)

2. Who's your hero? (and why?)

Each student will answer both questions on a piece of paper then we will log on to the social network: http://goglobalsns.org/ and we'll share one of our answers.  We will then have a conversation about the different answers from each of the countries and what we have learned.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AP Art: Monoprint Series

In Studio and AP Art class we are working on  Monoprinting this week using Gelli plates.  I demonstrated how to create a print on Monday and we will be printing all week with a final series of 2 multi-toned prints due on Friday at the beginning of class.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Remembering artist and friend Jeff Fisher

I was shocked to hear the news this weekend that friend and mentor Jeff Fisher passed away suddenly.  Jeff was an inspiration to me and so many of my fellow artists many of them Smithtown students.  Jeff was really an outstanding illustrator as well as an impact-full teacher and a vivacious personality.  He taught figure drawing and location classes at the Drawing Studio in Smithtown since I started teaching in the district 16 years ago and he left an impression on everyone he met.  The quote below is taken from the introduction to his Drawing Studio class and exemplifies Jeff himself. 
"When you mention the word “artist”, there are a few who stand out above the rest. Their style, lovely and immortalized, has the ability to touch our souls. They were not regarded as the elite during their short time on earth. They were the rejected, the outcasts, the young who dared to break from conventional teachings and try to experience art in its rawest, unbridled, most passionate and most rewarding form."
The best way to remember Jeff is through his impact and his artwork and there may no better example than his work with fellow Society of Illustrators members at Walter Reed via the Joe Bonham Project drawing wounded service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.  The video below shows Jeff at work on the project and accompanies the New York Times article on the project.

I was honored to be asked by Jeff to participate in a exhibition of illustration and cartooning he put together in August at Gallery North in Setauket with friends of his from the Berndt Toast Gang of artists and I'm so thankful I had a chance to celebrate with him at the opening.  Jeff made a pronounced impact on everyone he worked with and will be greatly missed and condolences to his wonderful family.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Art Honor Society: MoMA Field Trip

Next Friday the Art and Media Art Honor Society will embark on our fall field trip to the MoMA in NYC to see the Henri Matisse Cut Outs show.  We'll be leaving at 8am and returning at 4pm and we'll be stopping for lunch in the museum and a snack at Starbucks.  It should be a fun trip with a ton of great artwork, take a look at some of the shows that are on display on the link above, we'll be discussing them non Wednesday!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Media Arts: The Stephen Fry Collaborative Project

In Media Arts we are starting out our first collaborative animation project focusing on English actor and author Stephen Fry using a clip of his audio and our own imagination.  We talked about the audio clip and broke it down into what needs to be animated and who is responsible for each aspect.  Your 5-9 index cards will be checked and graded on Monday and we will combine our drawing and look at a rough draft!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Art Honor Society: Printmaking

Today in Art Honor Society we will be working on some Printmaking techniques using the Gelli plates after school.  In classes this week we will do prints based on the Brooklyn Art Library's print exchange theme "Just A Second".  In the club we will work on some advanced techniques and allow students who haven't tried printmaking to give it a try.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Studio Art: The Alison Bechdel Doodle Dare

This week in studio art class we'll be taking part in the doodle dare posed by MacArthur "genius" winning cartoonist Alison Bechdel and the WNYC radio show Studio 360.  She began the drawing and you will be asked to finish it using whatever media you'd like.  Take a look at my first attempt above, it's a great creative challenge- good luck!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Studio Art: Drawing Portraits

In studio art class we are having advanced photo students photograph the class in order to create our next self portrait grid image.  This week all the students will be photographed in our classroom and the images will be printed and we'll use them as reference for a drawing.  Below are two examples from period 4 and the photograph below shows what the process looks like.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Interview with NASA engineer Bobak Ferdowsi

I had a chance to talk with NASA engineer and director of the Mars Curiosity Bobak Ferdowsi on the Weird Education twitter chat with "The Weird Teacher" Doug Robertson!  I asked two questions that apply to our art and media classes, take a look:

As a scientist spotlighted w/ a mohawk what's your advice for colorful students who are less accepted in school?

I always remind people that it takes all types - diversity is scientifically shown to help business. Find a group of people who recognizes you for your positive qualities - best part of science and engineering is that we judge on results, not looks (goes both ways, sometimes “bad” fashion is part of it).

What's your biggest takeaway from attending school in Japan? My class learns & collaborates w/ Japanese schools

Understanding more cultures and thought-processes helps me approach problems from different angles & work better with others.

Here's a link to the Storify of the entire #WeirdEd chat to explore for more questions and answers: http://t.co/IPLfTaiIKm and below is the video of the Mars Curiosity landing that made Bobak a meme!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Media Art: Rotoscoping Basics

This week we are working on a collaborative short film and media project based on actor and author Stephen Fry who we just saw in Stephen Fry in America which you are critiquing with our template today.
We'll be creating our media with a number of different techniques including rotoscoping which we'll demonstrate in class.  Rotoscoping is creating animation from real source images (in our case using some tracing to save time and expedite our animation).  We looked at a clip of Koko the Clown and Betty Boop above which was created by Max Fleischer who invented the rotoscope.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Studio Art: The Walking Dead gets artsy

Fans of The might've noticed that the tv show featured a Caravaggio last night of The Denial of Saint Peter which we saw last year on our field trip to the Met Museum. Today in Studio Art well talk about why the writers and producers chose to include the painting and what it may be symbolic of.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Today we will be doing figure drawing using models from the class in costume in all of the art classes.  I'll be taking pictures and posting some of them here and on Instagram and I will be grading the drawings so make sure to give it a real effort.  I know some of you are shy and might not want to get up in front of the class but remember- models get candy!  The photos above of the "Witches of East" show two members of our fantastic computer department getting into the spirit, I'll be posting some from class below!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Talks with Teachers podcast

I was honored to be the guest on the educational Talks with Teachers podcast hosted by fellow teacher Brian Sztabnik this week. I met Brian at a recent Long Island EdCamp conference and we met because he noticed my very visual note-taking (I draw most of my notes as you can see from my tweet below).

The conference was a terrific learning experience and we recorded the podcast shortly afterwards. We had a great conversation about teaching, creativity, art, and some classroom philosophy that you can download or stream on iTunes from the link above. I 've been listening to the Talks with Teachers podcast for a few months now and they have a great array of inspiring educators such as: Dave Burgess, Joy Kirr, Tom Whitby, Starr Sackstein, and Grant Wiggins I recommend listening and joining the conversation about education!

Drawing: Illustration Friday- Puppet

In Drawing class we are working on the current Illustration Friday theme of "Puppet".  Here's my entry, a take on finger puppets, yours are due later today!

Shanti Peace Poster Contest

Congrats to Paige Meyer from AP Art for winning the Shanti Peace Poster Contest! She was awarded her prize yesterday from the Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone along with Art Honor Society members Christian and Maria who were awarded for their presentation!

View image on Twitter

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Art and Media Art Honor Society: Halloween, elections, and NYC

The Art and Media Art Honor Society's will meet today and we will be discussing our Safe Halloween Haunted House, election of officers, and our upcoming trip to NYC!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Drawing: The Bechdel Doodle Dare

This week in drawing class we'll be taking part in the doodle dare posed by MacArthur "genius" winning cartoonist Alison Bechdel (watch her working on a charcoal drawing from her residency below) and the WNYC radio show Studio 360.  She began the drawing and you will be asked to finish it using whatever media you'd like.  Take a look at my first attempt above, it's a great creative challenge- good luck!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Media Art: Voice Acting

Today in Media Art we are going to learn about the basics of Voice Acting and watch some clips from John Di Maggio's film on Voice Overs and Voice Acting I KNOW THAT VOICE.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Art Honor Society Haunted House today!

Today is the Art & Media Art Honor Society's Haunted House and the Safe Halloween Spooky Hallways program so we'll be setting up and dressing up after school and the event runs till about 7:30pm!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Shanti Peace Poster Contest

Congratulations to Paige in our AP Art class on being one of the two winners of this years Shanti Peace Poster contest.  She will receive her award on Wednesday next week from the Shanti Fund organizers and the Suffolk County Executive, Steve Bellone.  Below are some of Smithtown East's other finalists who are still in the running for inclusion for this year's calendar: (T- B: Rose, Jamie, Natalie, Kyle, & Emily)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Art Honor Society: Annual Haunted House

Today the Art Honor Society will meet today to continue to assemble our annual Haunted House for the Spooky Hallways event on Friday.  This year we have three new themed rooms we'll be putting together along with the Media Art Honor Society.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Studio Art: Mini Comic Books Due Today

Today in Studio Art class our Mini Comic Books are due.  We'll grade them and hand them back with comments and then we'll scan the final comic in the computer lab so we can share and trade them with other classes and other schools.  Above are some of the books I've read so far, pretty creative and interesting work!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Drawing: Illustration Friday- Trouble

In AP Art and Drawing class we are continuing our drawing month with a new Illustration Friday theme which is Trouble.  The Example I did in class on Friday is above so finish up your illustrations and post them by this Friday!

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Whitney Weekend

To celebrate the final weekend of Jeff Koons: A Retrospective and the Whitney’s Museum's uptown location the Museum will stay open for 36 continuous hours from Saturday, October 18, 11 am–Sunday to October 19, 11 pm. The famed museum will be closing it's doors after this show and opening a new museum downtown but if you have never visited the building Marcel Breuer and Hamilton P. Smith designed in the early 1960's at 945 Madison Avenue at East 75th Street in Manhattan in New York City, this is your chance.

I've seen quite a few amazing shows at the Whitney over the years- notably the Biennials, Robert Rauschenberg's last works, the Kusama exhibition, the Hopper's and Calder's, but my most memorable experience was my first time there.  My first exposure to the Whitney came as I was finding my way through college in UMass Boston when a teacher exposed me to the work of photographer Robert Frank, who went on to become a pronounced influence on my work.  

There was a retrospective of his work in Washington so I grabbed friends and took a road trip to the national museum to see the work (remember this is pre- "everything's on the Internet" days so you couldn't just Google him) it really effected me so when it traveled to NY's Whitney I was there again on the first night hoping to meet the man himself and see some of the films he had made.  He wasn't there but many of his beat generation friends were and I had a chance to meet poet and photographer Allen Ginsberg which was amazing!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Studio Art: The Ultimate Zentangle

In AP Art Troy tipped me off to one of the coolest Zentangles's ever, a wife who used Sharpie to Zentangle her husband's 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GTR.

Media Art: Film Industry Research Project

This week in Media Art we'll be working on our Film Industry Research Project in which each student chooses an aspect of the film and television industry and is given a professional in that are to research.  Each student should create a 5-6 page Powerpoint or digital presentation with a cover and references on their professional which we'll share next week.  Below is the list for this semester:

Adham- George Lucas (writer, producer, special effects)
Alex- Ben Affleck (writer, actor, director)
Thomas- Wes Anderson (writer, director)
Antonio- Martin Sheen (actor)
Matthew D- Conrad Hall (cinematographer)
Michael D- Robert Wise (editor, director, producer)
Jack- Paul Haggis (writer, producer, director)
Caitlin- Meryl Streep (actress)
Alix- James L Brooks (director, producer)
Lauden- Francis Ford Coppola (director, producer)
Jeffrey- Thelma Schoonmaker (editor)
Mason- Alec Guinness (actor)
Alexandria- Christopher Walken (writer, actor, director)
Jessica P- Robert DeNiro (actor, producer)
Samantha P- Danny DeVito (actor, director, producer)
Michael P- Jack Nicholson (writer, actor, director, producer)
Matthew R- Marlon Brando (actor)
Sean- Clint Eastwood (actor, director, producer, composer)
Rachel- Dante Ferretti (art director, production design)
Kristen- Tom Hanks (actor, producer)
Adelina- Robert Redford (actor, director, producer)
Suzanne- Hal Ashby (director, editor)
Zakria- Morgan Freeman (actor, director)
Chris- Dustin Hoffman (actor)
Nikki- Eric Sibley (director, special effects)
Douglas- Brad Bird (writer, director, producer, animator)
Brandon- Daniel Day Lewis (actor)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

AP Art: Art and Science

This week in AP Art each student was teamed up with a partner to critique each others work and given the new theme of Art and Science.  It's a theme that has persisted in art from DaVinci to Damien Hirst and has led to a few successful AP Art Concentration themes over the years so whether it's biology and the body or Physics and quarks find an artistic link to a science and explore it creativity.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Studio Art: Sequential art & comics

This weekend was Comic Con in NYC and to celebrate we are working on comics and graphic novels in studio art class.  Tomorrow is the quiz on the basics which you can study here: sequential art terminology.

This week we will be creating mini 7 page comic books with a cover using a clever one page design that we learned today in class.  The picture above is from my recent show at Gallery North in Stony Brook of my graphic novel work, later this week I'll bring in some of my work and show you how it's created!

AP Art & Drawing: Young Arts

I mentioned the YoungArts competition in class last month but I wanted to remind everyone in AP Art and drawing class that the applications are due this week!  Click the link above to apply online.  Alumni are Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony award nominees and I've had students win on the national level in the past so make sure you give it a shot!
By applying to the YoungArts program you are eligible for:
  • Up to $10,000 in monetary awards
  • Exclusive U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts nomination
  • Master classes with world-renowned artists
  • Access to scholarships, career opportunities and professional contacts
  • Opportunity for works to be viewed by top artists in their fields
  • All applicants to YoungArts have the opportunity to learn about college programs, scholarships, summer programs and festivals through participation in the YoungArts Student List Service (SLS)
In addition to the great visual art program they also have some terrific writing, dance, and music programs- check out the video below of their "one take" cover of Lorde which teams up student musicians for a timed, improv cover performance in just one take, pretty amazing!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Media Art Honor Society: Hamptons International Film Festival

(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)
Last night was the opening of the Hamptons International Film Festival and Bill Murray was on hand to premiere his film with Director Theodore Melfi and actor Jaeden Lieberher.  Club members will be volunteering all weekend but remember to follow the advice that I gave in our meeting earlier this week.  I'll be taking and posting photographs of our volunteers her all week with updates so have fun and enjoy!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Drawing: Illustration Friday- Silence

In Drawing class we are currently working on our Illustration Friday work with the theme of "Silence".  My example is above and if you want to take the extra step and use social media to post your work online here's a link to how it works.  The advantage to linking your work to the website to to get some real life feedback from professional illustrators and artists which although it might be intimidating at first, its really useful!

Take a look at the statement below from Illustration Friday which gives an idea of the spirit of the critique:

The Illustration Friday community is a supportive, friendly place to view artwork and meet other illustrators, doodlers and creative people online. We have participants from all countries, backgrounds and age groups. We ask that your illustration submissions be mindful of this. Please post nothing that you wouldn't want your mother to see.

If you need help with the posting process I'll be available today after school at during the Art Honor Society and Media Art Honor Society meetings where we'll be discussing: volunteering at the Hamptons Film Festival, Homecoming, NY Comic Con, Safe Halloween, and our fall field trip to MoMA.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Hartford Art School

University of Hartford | Hartford Art School from University of Hartford on Vimeo.

The Hartford Art School will be visiting AP Art class tomorrow to talk about their program and possibly review portfolios.  This is our first college visit of the year and advanced students can request to join the presentation if interested and available.  Take a look above at the video for a quick glimpse of the school for some background, we've had a number of successful Smithtown East graduates come through their program such as: Jess Brett, Steve Ponzo, Aidi Wang, and Blair Apgar to name a few!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Drawing: Art history visual test

Tomorrow is the art history visual test in AP Art and Drawing class so be sure to study the notes on the artists after our review today.  Above is an image by Daniel Danger, a contemporary artist and print maker who's included in both tests, don't let his dystopian future be yours- be prepared!

Friday, October 3, 2014

AP Art: In Chelsea

There are a few terrific gallery shows in Chelsea NYC right now that I'd really suggest seeing.  The first is Wayne White who I've mentioned before who has a great show at Joshua Liner Gallery featuring 15 foot moving puppets of country musicians The Louvin Brothers made out of cardboard among other things.  He's always interesting, proof is in the trailer for the documentary about his life, Beauty is Embarrassing below!

Street artist DALeast is famous for his unique line quality and he currently has a gallery show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery on 23rd Street that I'd recommend seeing before it closes tomorrow.  

DALeast - Discount Evolution (short version) from Jeff Coles Smith on Vimeo.

There is also a great show of Brooklyn artist José Parlá's work at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery.  Parlá uses writing in a totally unique way and has teamed up with photographer JR who we've talked about in class. Check out the video below of how he works, pretty amazing!

While your there I'd suggest checking out the High Line walkway which is a great way to get around that area of town and features plenty of great art itself.  There is now a new section that just opened north of the galleries so it should be a great view over the river to New Jersey.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Studio Art: Sketching with watercolor

In studio art this week we are working on sketching.  We'll begin like I do with a quick warm-up like the zentangle above that I created on hall duty and then we'll start sketching the room.  You should draw 10 sketches from scenes around the room that aren't setup and well be working with pen, pencil, and watercolor.  Here's the basics: you're free to look around and create 6 sketches on tour own but 4 sketches should be standard- one should include a person, 2 should be created with watercolor first, and the last sketch should be of my film library behind my desk.  I'll grade all 10 sketches on Friday.

Here's an example of a sketch I was drawing in study hall that shows you my process but every artist works differently so you're free to experiment with some of the different techniques.  Additionally each table will get a brand new set of watercolors that the table is responsible for along with new sable brushes for each student that you'll use throughout the year.  Write you name on your brush and make sure you put it back in your shelf with your sketchbook each day because if you lose it you'll have to replace it!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Media Art Honor Society: Hamptons Film Festival

In the Art & Media Art Honor Society we will be discussing our upcoming volunteer opportunity at the Hampton's Film Festival and the fall field trip to NYC on October 24.  The trailer above for St. vincent starring Bill Murray is the opening film of this years festival.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

AP Art: Drawing Month

In AP Art we will begin and end week with some drawing to ease in and out of the weekend and improve our skills.  We'll dedicate some time on Monday to drawing from life beginning with drawing portraits of each other like yesterday.  Friday's will be focused on illustration and drawing from imagination with the help of Illustration Friday and Pintrest.  Today we will continue review the artists presentations in preparation for the quiz next Wednesday.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Studio Art: Sketching

Red Hook - a film about Tommy Kane from DannyGregory on Vimeo.

Today we are beginning to look at how to draw and sketch from life and we'll look at 2 contemporary artists who are great at this type of thing Tommy Kane and Wendy Macnaughton.  After learning a bit about them and watching some short videos of them working we'll start sketching ourselves in class beginning with 4 sketches from around the classroom.

The videos above shows Tommy drawing in Red Hook, Brooklyn and at the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan.  Take note of the materials he uses which are pretty simple and the process he uses.  He took a photo of the bar he was drawing but choose to still draw it in person because believe it or not it definitely makes a difference, trust me!

Wendy has a similar line quality but has a different approach using a blend of single line contour with a loose sketch so there is plenty of whimsy.  The video above has a short tutorial showing how she works and the video below shows her out drawing.  I love how she pays attention to detail with drawings like the direction of the gaze of people and animals in the street and the direction they are moving.  Pay attention to the choices she makes in terms of what to include and what to exclude.

Both artist released great books recently Tommy's is An Excuse to Draw and Wendy's is 

Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them, check them out!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Media Art: Global Citizens in Action Youth Media Festival

Last year my media arts class created this Public Service Announcement that was included in the Global Citizens in Action Youth Media Festival.  Take a look at all the entries and vote!

Global Nomad Group Presents: 
Global Citizens in Action Youth Media Festival

View & Share Online 

Vote by October 10, 2014

Overview: Celebrate the student arts and media projects of the Global Citizens in Action (GCA) virtual youth exchangeOver the past year, these students from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the US, – age 12-18 – collaborated across borders to identify and create solutions to problems in their local and global communities. Projects are divided into three themes: Human Rights, Environment and Health, and Media, Diversity, and Tolerance.

Selecting the winners: Using the festival website, individuals can vote for more than one project in each category, but can only vote for each project once. Awards will be determined 50% by audience vote and 50% by the GCA Youth Media Festival judges!
Winners to be announced live in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Drawing: Contemporary Artist Research Project

In Drawing class we are starting our Contemporary Artist Research Project in which each student is assigned an artist and has to create a short presentation on that artist including a photo of the with a short one page biography and 10 large quality images of their work.  All of these artists have work In MOMA's drawing collection so that might be a good place to start.  The presentation can be created on Powerpoint or the new Google Presentation and is due at the end of class a week from today on Tuesday September 30.

Mr. Needles- Daniel Danger
Claudia- Monica Bonvicini
Emily A- Swoon
Emily - Farel Dalrymple
Dillan- Aaron Johnson
Veronica- David Hockney
Shannon- Kara Walker
Kyle- Chuck Close
Mike- José Antonio Suárez Londoño
Alana- Barry McGee
Jacob- Magnus Plessen
Amanda- Jason Jägel
Katie H- Sam Wolfe Connelly
Katie W- Wayne White
Nadia- Debra Hampton
Brittany- Jim Dine
Ashley- Thomas Hirschhorn
Amy- Yayoi Kusama
Natalie- George Condo
Dana T- Thomas Locher
Dana W- Elizabeth Murray
Jamie- Siegfried Anzinger
Griffin- Vik Muniz

Monday, September 22, 2014

Local Art: Wayne White

There is a great show that I saw this weekend from artist and creative magnet Wayne White at the Joshua Liner gallery in Chelsea.  Wayne is a terrific artist with a plethora of skills, take a look at the preview to the documentary about him below: Beauty Is Embarrassing. Wayne's work is some of my favorite so I definitely recommend checking him out!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Media Arts: Extra Credit

This month's extra credit assignment for Media Arts class is to see and write a short review of the film Boyhood by Richard Linklater and starring Patricia ArquetteEllar ColtraneLorelei Linklater and Ethan Hawke.  The film was made over a period of 12 years and follows characters as they grow up through elementary, middle, and high school and what they deal with in the process.  It's extremely innovative in its scope and is a must see film for any student of the medium.  the extra credit is due on October 1.

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