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Aug
3
Fri
THEN NOW Painting and Drawings by Dianne Wolter @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Aug 3 – Oct 5 all-day
THEN NOW Painting and Drawings by Dianne Wolter @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

THEN NOW

Featuring Dianne Wolter’s paintings and sculptures.

August 3- October 5, 2018

Reception September 8, 3-5PM

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Painting provides me a process driven opportunity to experiment, discover, manipulate, play, and sometimes even tell a story. I value mark making and like to see evidence of the history of the process in the finished painting. Narrative has been a component of my art that allows me to ask questions and make observations. I use whimsy as a means to enliven or to soften the content. Recurring themes and images return to new environments. Images that possess a personal iconography are infused with content from experiences and memories that hold power. I begin by creating an active ground plane, and then working out to the surface, sometimes finding rather than imposing imagery. I enjoy working figuratively, layering, searching for ideas and inspiration from the manipulation of the media, and often but not always embracing a narrative.

Adding papier-mâché sculpture to my studio involvement has been a logical and natural extension to my previous singular focus of two-dimensional work.  The process is reductive, starting with foam forms that have been created by gluing construction foam into blocks that can be carved. Papier-mâché mulch and layers of paper finish off the surfaces and ease transitions and contours. The torn paper can communicate a new narrative while holding onto its past. I find myself stacking forms which is another way of layering, bringing elements together in proximity or support, contrasting familiar with fantastic.

BIO

Dianne Wolter graduated from Michigan State University in 1965 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a teaching certificate. Teaching and studio involvement have been the focus of her professional life since then.  She concentrated on fabric collage for the first 14 years of her creative journey, teaching it in public schools throughout southern Michigan sponsored by the Michigan Council for the Arts. In 1979, Wolter began teaching after school art classes in her home studio to area children. Sharing her studio with children was a rewarding and meaningful opportunity. To concentrate more fully on her own art, she retired from teaching in 2002 to focus more on painting. A whim to make a cat riding on a unicycle introduced sculpture as an additional interest. Since then, Wolter has been enjoying both sculpture and painting.

For more information about Dianne’s work please visit her website:

http://www.diannewolter.com/

Nov
2
Fri
2018 Art History and Visual Culture Alumni Symposium @ MSU Library, 4th Floor Green Room
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2018 Art History and Visual Culture Alumni Symposium @ MSU Library, 4th Floor Green Room

Join the Department of Art, Art History, and Design on Friday, November 2 from 2-4pm in the MSU Main Library 4th Floor Green Room for the Biennial Art History and Visual Culture Alumni Symposium. This is an opportunity to hear from MSU Alumni pursuing careers in a variety of arts and culture related fields.

Eric Booker: Education and outreach at the Studio Museum, New York
Sydney Richards: Matthaei Gardens at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Janine Yorimoto Boldt: Curator at American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia
Lisa Wolter: Vice President of ArtsWave Community Campaign, Cincinnati

Apr
12
Fri
The Bacchae @ Pasant Theatre
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm
The Bacchae @ Pasant Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

 

The Bacchae

By Euripides
Translated by Paul Woodruff

Directed by David Furumoto (Guest Artist)

The extraordinary beauty/passion of this Greek tragedy examines irreverence as Dionysus exacts revenge on all who do not believe he is a god. This production will be infused with Kabuki theatrical techniques.

PASANT THEATRE

*Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00pm
**Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April20,
2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday, April 20,
2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 2:00pm

* Post-Show Discussion on Friday, April 12, 2019. (Following the performance)
** Designer Pre-Show Discussion on Sunday, April 14, 2019 @ 1:15pm

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

Bacchae, translated by Paul Woodruff, is published by Hackett Publishing Company, 1998, in Euripides, Bacchae. Produced by special arrangement with Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Apr
13
Sat
The Bacchae @ Pasant Theatre
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm
The Bacchae @ Pasant Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

 

The Bacchae

By Euripides
Translated by Paul Woodruff

Directed by David Furumoto (Guest Artist)

The extraordinary beauty/passion of this Greek tragedy examines irreverence as Dionysus exacts revenge on all who do not believe he is a god. This production will be infused with Kabuki theatrical techniques.

PASANT THEATRE

*Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00pm
**Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April20,
2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday, April 20,
2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 2:00pm

* Post-Show Discussion on Friday, April 12, 2019. (Following the performance)
** Designer Pre-Show Discussion on Sunday, April 14, 2019 @ 1:15pm

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

Bacchae, translated by Paul Woodruff, is published by Hackett Publishing Company, 1998, in Euripides, Bacchae. Produced by special arrangement with Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Apr
14
Sun
The Bacchae @ Pasant Theatre
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm
The Bacchae @ Pasant Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

 

The Bacchae

By Euripides
Translated by Paul Woodruff

Directed by David Furumoto (Guest Artist)

The extraordinary beauty/passion of this Greek tragedy examines irreverence as Dionysus exacts revenge on all who do not believe he is a god. This production will be infused with Kabuki theatrical techniques.

PASANT THEATRE

*Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00pm
**Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April20,
2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday, April 20,
2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 2:00pm

* Post-Show Discussion on Friday, April 12, 2019. (Following the performance)
** Designer Pre-Show Discussion on Sunday, April 14, 2019 @ 1:15pm

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

Bacchae, translated by Paul Woodruff, is published by Hackett Publishing Company, 1998, in Euripides, Bacchae. Produced by special arrangement with Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Apr
16
Tue
The Bacchae @ Pasant Theatre
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm
The Bacchae @ Pasant Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

 

The Bacchae

By Euripides
Translated by Paul Woodruff

Directed by David Furumoto (Guest Artist)

The extraordinary beauty/passion of this Greek tragedy examines irreverence as Dionysus exacts revenge on all who do not believe he is a god. This production will be infused with Kabuki theatrical techniques.

PASANT THEATRE

*Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00pm
**Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April20,
2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday, April 20,
2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 2:00pm

* Post-Show Discussion on Friday, April 12, 2019. (Following the performance)
** Designer Pre-Show Discussion on Sunday, April 14, 2019 @ 1:15pm

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

Bacchae, translated by Paul Woodruff, is published by Hackett Publishing Company, 1998, in Euripides, Bacchae. Produced by special arrangement with Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Apr
17
Wed
The Bacchae @ Pasant Theatre
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm
The Bacchae @ Pasant Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

 

The Bacchae

By Euripides
Translated by Paul Woodruff

Directed by David Furumoto (Guest Artist)

The extraordinary beauty/passion of this Greek tragedy examines irreverence as Dionysus exacts revenge on all who do not believe he is a god. This production will be infused with Kabuki theatrical techniques.

PASANT THEATRE

*Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00pm
**Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April20,
2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday, April 20,
2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 2:00pm

* Post-Show Discussion on Friday, April 12, 2019. (Following the performance)
** Designer Pre-Show Discussion on Sunday, April 14, 2019 @ 1:15pm

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

Bacchae, translated by Paul Woodruff, is published by Hackett Publishing Company, 1998, in Euripides, Bacchae. Produced by special arrangement with Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Apr
18
Thu
The Bacchae @ Pasant Theatre
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Bacchae @ Pasant Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

 

The Bacchae

By Euripides
Translated by Paul Woodruff

Directed by David Furumoto (Guest Artist)

The extraordinary beauty/passion of this Greek tragedy examines irreverence as Dionysus exacts revenge on all who do not believe he is a god. This production will be infused with Kabuki theatrical techniques.

PASANT THEATRE

*Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00pm
**Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April20,
2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday, April 20,
2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 2:00pm

* Post-Show Discussion on Friday, April 12, 2019. (Following the performance)
** Designer Pre-Show Discussion on Sunday, April 14, 2019 @ 1:15pm

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

Bacchae, translated by Paul Woodruff, is published by Hackett Publishing Company, 1998, in Euripides, Bacchae. Produced by special arrangement with Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Apr
19
Fri
The Bacchae @ Pasant Theatre
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm
The Bacchae @ Pasant Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

 

The Bacchae

By Euripides
Translated by Paul Woodruff

Directed by David Furumoto (Guest Artist)

The extraordinary beauty/passion of this Greek tragedy examines irreverence as Dionysus exacts revenge on all who do not believe he is a god. This production will be infused with Kabuki theatrical techniques.

PASANT THEATRE

*Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00pm
**Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April20,
2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday, April 20,
2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 2:00pm

* Post-Show Discussion on Friday, April 12, 2019. (Following the performance)
** Designer Pre-Show Discussion on Sunday, April 14, 2019 @ 1:15pm

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

Bacchae, translated by Paul Woodruff, is published by Hackett Publishing Company, 1998, in Euripides, Bacchae. Produced by special arrangement with Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Apr
20
Sat
The Bacchae @ Pasant Theatre
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm
The Bacchae @ Pasant Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

 

The Bacchae

By Euripides
Translated by Paul Woodruff

Directed by David Furumoto (Guest Artist)

The extraordinary beauty/passion of this Greek tragedy examines irreverence as Dionysus exacts revenge on all who do not believe he is a god. This production will be infused with Kabuki theatrical techniques.

PASANT THEATRE

*Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00pm
**Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April20,
2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday, April 20,
2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 2:00pm

* Post-Show Discussion on Friday, April 12, 2019. (Following the performance)
** Designer Pre-Show Discussion on Sunday, April 14, 2019 @ 1:15pm

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

Bacchae, translated by Paul Woodruff, is published by Hackett Publishing Company, 1998, in Euripides, Bacchae. Produced by special arrangement with Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.