Self – Clarissa R Gerber
Show Dates: May 25- July 21, 2018
Reception: Saturday, July 21
Whether understood as complex physiological organisms or as souls swaddled in flesh, humans embody mystery and potentiality. My interest goes beyond the unseen and incorporeal elements to embrace the physicality of people as well as their collective psychology. I find subtle moments revealing—the tension in an arm, the curve of a shoulder, the intense look in an eye, and the connections people make when they look at each other.
My work rides the edge between different modes of painting with color acting as a central component. I am drawn to that space where representation meets abstraction and where volume and flatness intersect. Overlapping marks create layers of paint that both reveal and conceal, similar to our physical surroundings’ ability to both reflect and influence our identity. My current series acts as both a study of persona and as conduit to express emotion for myself, for the model, and for the viewer. Through the use of color and the expressive language of paint, my work connects the personal to that which links us as human beings.
Clarissa R Gerber received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Michigan State University in 2011. Gerber is a figurative painter who uses color and the expressive language of paint to present the human form, both physically and psychologically. Her work has been exhibited numerous times in national juried exhibitions, including the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in Brooklyn, New York; Gallery 263 in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights, Illinois; and First Street Gallery in New York City. In 2015, Gerber had a solo exhibition entitled Sensation in the Sheetz and McLanahan Galleries on the campus of Penn State Altoona. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. Additional information and images of Gerber’s work are available at ClarissaRGerber.com.
Magda Tigchelaar’s Ph.D. dissertation defense is open to the public. Please come to support Magda as she defends her dissertation on college students’ use of the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-do Statements for self-assessment, and how self-assessment can better instructional practices.
Ina Choi’s Ph.D. dissertation defense is open to the public. Please come to support Ina as she defends her dissertation on the differences in adult English language learners’ intentional and incidental L2 vocabulary learning. Her research is an eye-tracking study. She also measured the learners’ motivation, and tracked the learners’ varying levels of pressure to learn (depending on the task directions).
Are you thinking about pursuing a graduate degree in language teaching? Consider applying to our 100% online program. Our fall admission deadline is June 1st. View our admission requirements here: http://maflt.cal.msu.edu/apply/
June 2 – July 15, 2018
Reception Friday, June 1, 2018 6–8pm
Sometimes Bluebird featuring the work of Marcos Valella, Britta Urness, and Jacquelynn Sullivan. This special exhibition is organized by Britta Urness. Sometimes Bluebird brings the work of three artists together to discover new layers of abstraction, the relationship between humans and experience, and what can materialize as an object – as an artwork – or appear as an activity. All three artists lean on differing subject matter (permanence, action, memory, communication, the self) and the resulting installations can be read as both ephemeral or long-lasting.
Evaluating Complex Scholarship in Today’s Academy: Interdisciplinarity, Collaboration, and Open Scholarship
You are invited to a one-day workshop on best practices associated with evaluating reappointment, promotion, and tenure packages in today’s academy.
• Features talks by national experts Dr. Julie Thompson Klein (Wayne State) and Dr. Holly Falk-Krzesinski (Elsevier) on national trends in scholarly evaluation
• Provides information about local best practices at the unit and college levels
• Fosters cross-campus discussion of scholarly evaluation standards and practices
• Supports unit administrators in reflecting on their unit RPT by-laws and practices
• Provides ideas and resources for evaluating new trends in scholarship and new contacts who can support continued reflection on RPT standards.
June 1, 2018
8 AM – 5 PM
Kellogg Hotel and
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Check in, Continental
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Workshop, Including Expert
Presentations and Panels of Local Experts
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Happy Hour, Networking
Register now at: go.cal.msu.edu/registerRPT
Join CLS for the annual Be a Tourist in Your Own Town event on Saturday, June 2 from 10 am – 4 pm. We will have our own CATA bus stop again this year and we are a stamp location!
Experience different languages and cultures and travel the world in a day.