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Jan
3
Tue
Public Art on Campus Competition
Jan 3 @ 8:00 am – Feb 6 @ 11:59 pm
Public Art on Campus Competition

Michigan State University is excited to announce a special opportunity for current Undergraduate and Graduate Students. Have you always wanted to leave your permanent stamp on the MSU campus? Well here is your chance. The walking bridge linking the MSU Main Library and the MSU Spartan Football Stadium is seeking designs to replace the metal mesh beneath the guardrail with perforated metal panels. This design will be professionally manufactured and installed. All you have to do is the fun part: come up with an idea. Below you will find specific details about the project if you would like to see additional images of the bridge and examples of perforated panels, please email Jacquelynn Sullivan, sulli357@msu.edu

THEME
This bridge crosses the Red Cedar (a river so iconic, it is forever immortalized in the first line of the MSU Fight Song) at a point that physically and metaphorically bridges the old to the new of campus. As thousands of people use that bridge each week, it serves as a conduit for the flow of information and Spartan energy between two iconic destination points of campus: the MSU Main Library and the MSU Spartan Football Stadium. Imagery that makes reference to the flow of water, information, people, energy is highly recommended.

Please note that since this contest is being hosted by MSU for MSU, designs are able to feature MSU copyrighted slogans, mascots, etc. All designs must emphasize the primary theme of water.

PRIZES
This contest has two major prizes: one is monetary and the other is a public art commission on your resume. This contest offers up to $5,000 dollars in prizes. Prize money will be dispersed depending on the number of designs selected.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Completed entries must contain everything listed below and will only be accepted as a pdf to sulli357@msu.edu. Incomplete and unprofessional submissions will not be reviewed.

1. Entrant Information including first and last name, email address, phone number, and student status ie undergrad or graduate student, and a 250 word statement describing your design and its connection to the theme of this competition.

2. Design artwork must be formatted as 5 panels with a small gap between each panel. The completed fabricated panels will be 2’8″‘ x 5’6″ with a 6 inch gap between each panel. Final designs will need to have a 1″ border void of design for manufacturing and installation purposes. Final fabricated panels may vary slightly from the original design during the manufacturing phase. For the purposes of the submissions they should be submitted in two ways: one image includes all of the designed panels with a small gap in between them and one with each panel on it’s own page separately. The image submitted with all 5 designed panels should be scaled at 3.2″x 6.6″ with a small gap between each panel. The individual panels should be scaled at 8″x16.5″ for the stand alone images. Images submitted must be black and white and as a halftone design in order to simulate final perforated design.

What is a HALFTONE design and why does my design need to be created that way?
Halftones are dots of varying sizes and spacing, put together to simulate a tone or gradient. The dots must be circles. The design created will be digitally laid across the flat panels and imprinted as round holes on the panels.

Can my design be photo based?
Original photographs can be used as a base for the design created. Photographs used in the design cannot be sourced from the internet and must be originals taken by the artist submitting the design. Final output will be in the form of a halftone design so artists should take the scale of the dot pattern carefully into consideration, especially when using a photograph.

CONTEST TIMELINE
JANUARY 18 

QUESTIONS?  Want a critique of your plan?

Drop-in 11AM-11:30AM, Kresge Art Center, 218
Drop-in 2:30PM-3PM, Kresge Art Center, 116

FEBRUARY 6

Completed submissions due by midnight to sulli357@msu.edu.

FEBRUARY 13-18         

Winners notified and files packaged and sent.

AUGUST

Professionally fabricated and installed panels will be unveiled.

QUESTIONS?
Contact Jacquelynn Sullivan, sulli357@msu.edu.

 

Dec
1
Fri
2017 Art History and Visual Culture Symposium @ MSU Main Library, 4th Floor Green Room
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2017 Art History and Visual Culture Symposium @ MSU Main Library, 4th Floor Green Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Interpreting Antiquity to Now through the Lens of Visual Culture recognizes the scholarly achievement of senior undergraduate students studying Art History and Visual Culture in the Department of Art, Art History and Design at Michigan State University.

The 2017 Symposium features six independent research projects by students enrolled in HA 499, Senior Research/Professional Development. As the capstone experience for Art History and Visual Culture majors, HA 499 addresses career planning as well as engages students in the production of a substantial scholarly paper under the guidance of an art history faculty member.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Joanna Grabski will be speaking on Thursday, November 1, 2017 in 107 South Kedzie Hall at 6PM. Dr. Grabski’s research addresses the intersection of urbanism and visual culture in Senegal’s capital city of Dakar. Grabski is the Director of the School of Art at Arizona State University, and recently published Art World City: The Creative Economy of Artists and Urban Life in Dakar.

Symposium Schedule:

1-1:10PM Welcome remarks Susan J. Bandes

1:10-1:30PM Stephanie Vettese
Contemporary Colorblindness: Polychromy in the Ancient World

1:30-1:50PM John J. Dinges
The Edge of Christendom: An Examination of Medieval Icelandic Religion, Identity and Art

1:50- 2:10PM Elizabeth R. Kovacs
Disputing the “Madonna del Impannata”: Raphael or his Assistants 

2:10-2:25PM BREAK

2:25- 2:45PM Tyler Scott Forton
Depicting Modernity: GOELRO and the Electrification of Russia

2:45- 3:05PM  Madison Kautman
New Angles: Connections Between Vermeer and Photorealism

3:05- 3:25PM Jenna Kuick 
#JUSTDOIT: Interacting with Shia Labeouf’s Performance Art

3:30—4PM  Comments and questions
Dr. Joanne Grabski

4PM- Refreshments

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

Nov
29
Thu
Dr. Stephen Eisenman Visiting Scholar Lecture @ MSU Library, 4th Floor Green Room
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dr. Stephen Eisenman Visiting Scholar Lecture @ MSU Library, 4th Floor Green Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

DR STEPHEN EISENMAN / NOVEMBER 29 / MSU LIBRARY GREEN ROOM / 6PM

Dr. Stephen Eisenman is a Professor of Art History at Northwestern. Eisenman is the author of nine books, including most recently Zooicide, with the artist Sue Coe. Eisenman has also curated and reviewed exhibitions, written articles and op-eds. Eisenman will present the keynote lecture for the 2018 Art History & Visual Culture Symposium.

Nov
30
Fri
2018 Art History & Visual Culture Student Symposium @ MSU Library, 4th Floor Green Room
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2018 Art History & Visual Culture Student Symposium @ MSU Library, 4th Floor Green Room
The 2018 Art History and Visual Culture Symposium features independent research projects by students enrolled in HA 499, Senior Research/Professional Development. As the capstone experience for Art History and Visual Culture majors, HA 499 addresses career planning as well as engages students in the production of a substantial scholarly paper under the guidance of an art history faculty member.
In addition to the symposium, Dr. Stephen Eisenman will be offer a Keynote Lecture on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6pm in the MSU Main Library, 4th Floor Green Room.