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May
25
Fri
SELF- Solo exhibition featuring the work of Clarissa R Gerber @ MSU Union Art Gallery
May 25 – Jul 21 all-day
SELF- Solo exhibition featuring the work of Clarissa R Gerber @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Self – Clarissa R Gerber

Show Dates: May 25- July 21, 2018
Reception:
Saturday, July 21

Artist Statement

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.

Biography

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.

Jul
21
Sat
Chicago Day Trip @ Downtown Chicago
Jul 21 @ 6:00 am – 11:59 pm
Chicago Day Trip @ Downtown Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States

When: Sat., July 21, 2018: 6:00 am – 11:59 pm (Leave Chicago at 6:00 pm)

Who: ELC Students and anyone with an MSU APID

What: A one-day trip to Chicago. A bus will take you to downtown Chicago and drop you off. You can spend the day as you with. You will have a meeting time and place to get back on the bus and return to MSU.

Cost: $60* covers round-trip transportation to and from Chicago only. You  must bring your own spending money for shopping, sightseeing, and food.

*The deadline to sign up and pay for this event at the English Language Center Front Office (Wells Hall B-230) is Thursday, July 19th, at 5:00 pm.

NO REFUNDS!

Jul
23
Mon
ESL Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ESL Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.

Jul
25
Wed
ESL Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ESL Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.

Jul
26
Thu
How to Get Your Work in a Gallery with Katrina M. Daniels @ Marshall Street Armory Lansing
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
How to Get Your Work in a Gallery with Katrina M. Daniels @ Marshall Street Armory Lansing

Would you like to show your work in an art gallery? Would you like to learn more about exhibiting? This workshop will offer an overview that includes, but is not limited to, finding the best gallery for you and your work, preparing an application and the difference between showing in a gallery versus a business. There will be plenty of time to ask questions as well.

Jul
27
Fri
DRAWN TO PRINT National Juried Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace
Jul 27 – Aug 31 all-day
DRAWN TO PRINT National Juried Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

DRAWN TO PRINT

A national juried exhibition of drawning and printmaking and everything inbetween.

July 27 – August 31, 2018

Reception July 27, 6-8PM

This exhibition is the result of a national call and features works on paper that explore the ways in which the diverse and inclusive mediums of drawing and printmaking converge and are completely separate.

The path followed by a brayer can begin with a pencil, a mouse, a cut, or a maybe a stencil. There is no limit to the ideas that can be explored through drawing or printmaking. The presence of the artist in these processes can be at the forefront or separated by many layers of information. Surfaces can be additive or subtractive. Lines and forms can be ink, paint, graphite, thread, a cut or a tear. The work in this exhibition meets with the act of one material being pulled across the surface of another.

This exhibition features work from:

CONNOR ACHESON
DANIEL ALYIM
BRANDIN BARÓN
CURTIS BARTONE
ANNE BEIDLER
PATRICIA BENDER
SUZIE BUCHHOLZ
ANTONIO CARDOSO
EVAN CHRISTOPHERSON
DUSTIN CLARK
AMANDA COE
ANDREW DECAEN
HECTOR DEL CAMPO
SUZANNE DITTENBER
MATT DRISSEL
EVAN FERRARO
CYNDI FORD
SARAH HEYWARD
TRAVIS JANSSEN
JOHN JUDGE
CAROL MYERS
JOSH NEWTH
KATHLEEN ROGERS
MARK ROSPENDA
DIANE STAVER
SALLY SCHLUTER TARDELLA
BRUCE THAYER
OLIVIA TIMMONS
MARGI WEIR
JANE ZICH

Jul
28
Sat
Williamston ArtFest
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Williamston ArtFest

Williamston ArtFest is looking for participants for this year (July 2018). I thought you know students & community members that might be interested.

We are looking for emerging visual, performing and spoken artists.

Jul
30
Mon
French Summer Camp session B @ Wells Hall
Jul 30 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
French Summer Camp session B @ Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Our summer camps introduce children to different languages and cultures by providing a fun learning environment that focuses on games, songs, and other playful interactions. The curricula are theme-based and include topics of interest and relevance to children. Different activity types are alternated with games and hands-on as well as visually activated learning. In our lessons, we try to connect the new knowledge with the community by visiting campus locations such as the dairy store and the botanical gardens. All camps take place on MSU’s campus.

French is open to children ages 6-12. No previous knowledge is required and children of higher levels can be accommodated.

We are offering two French camps this summer. The topics covered in both camps are different. Students can register for either or both camps.

French camp B runs Monday-Friday, July 30 – August 3, 2018 from 8:30 am – 4 pm, sack lunch provided by parents. Morning-only option available (8:30 am – 12 pm).

Before and after care available upon request for an additional charge. Multiple-program/child discounts are available (10%). Camps will be cancelled if fewer than 5 students enroll.

German Summer Camp @ Wells Hall
Jul 30 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
German Summer Camp @ Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Our summer camps introduce children to different languages and cultures by providing a fun learning environment that focuses on games, songs, and other playful interactions. The curricula are theme-based and include topics of interest and relevance to children. Different activity types are alternated with games and hands-on as well as visually activated learning. In our lessons, we try to connect the new knowledge with the community by visiting campus locations such as the dairy store and the botanical gardens. All camps take place on MSU’s campus.

German is open to children ages 6-12. No previous knowledge is required and children of higher levels can be accommodated.

German camp runs Monday-Friday, July 30 – August 3, 2018 from 8:30 am – 4 pm, sack lunch provided by parents. Morning-only option available (8:30 am – 4 pm).

Before and after care available upon request for an additional charge. Multiple-program/child discounts are available (10%). Camps will be cancelled if fewer than 5 students enroll.

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/