Department of Art
Events and updates from the Department of Art
Lecturer Brian Carpenter's 3D Mixed Media class presents Wearable Conditions. Using a variety of mediums and technologies, students within the class have been working hard all semester to design and create wearable art based on diseases, viruses and disorders. Come check out the exhibition April 9th at 7pm in the Toledo Museum of Art Green Room!
Faux Space Opening Reception
On exhibit at the Ritter Planetarium will be photographs made by students in the Department of Art’s introductory photo course, ART 2030: Photography taught by Professor Deborah Orloff, last semester. Students were challenged to create photos that invoke a sense of space - in the extraterrestrial sense. They used a diverse range of materials to create their images including food, toys, pots, glitter, fire, lasers, smoke, and oils. All images were made with a DSLR camera; they are not computer generated or shot above the surface of the planet! In addition to the students’ images being projected in the dome, Alex Mak will show “Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe” in the Planetarium at 6:30. A reception for the artists will follow.
CoCA Multi-Disciplinary Project
The departments of Art, Communication, Film, and Theatre within the College of Communication & The Arts are teaming up this semester to create a pilot episode for a local tv station. Tilly the Time Traveling Earthworm is an educational children's program that will raise awareness about our evolving agricultural practices and how that effects the food we eat. Barry Whittaker's Motion Graphics class is currently working in groups to come up with an effective title sequence.
We hope you will join us this Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 6-9pm in the Main CVA Gallery for the 2015 Juried Student Show. We are very proud to show works from over 20 of our very own students in a wide range of mediums. The exhibition will run through April 1st. See you there!
The CoCA Digital Billboard Art Exhibition has been featured on Toledo's 13ABC. All students from The College of Communication and the Arts were welcome to submit work to this juried exhibition that is available to view on digital Lamar billboards around the city.
Art and Engineering Meet Over 158' The Wall of Blue
Students from the Department of Art, the Toledo School for the Arts and the College of Engineering began work on a large-scale project last spring. Under the direction of Arturo Rodriguez, the project has progressed from ideation to concept execution. The next phase will be production, with students screenprinting the 158' wall art, followed by the installation process. The wall is being designed through the generous sponsorship of UT donors, Tom and Betsy Brady. The Bradys have played an active role in the project, bringing their ideas to fruition through the wall mural, as students researched the linkage between art and engineering/engineering and art.
Experiential Learning Partners
Seelio Online Portfolio
Students in the College of Communication and the Arts capture their class projects and extracurricular endeavors with Seelio, an online portfolio program. Seelio allows for a visual and narrative presentation of one's experience. Check out some of the inspiring portfolios of students in the Department of Art. Learn more about Seelio.
David Eichenberg in Toledo Area Artists Show at TMA
David Eichenberg (’97) was awarded first place for his portrait “Doug” at the Toledo Area Artists’ exhibition in November. Eichenberg has a studio in a 19th-century building near the High Level Bridge in Toledo. He has been a finalist in such prestigious contests at the Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian Institution and the BP Award Exhibition in the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Sculpture Professor, Thomas Lingeman has been named one of the three finalists to render a statue of Ohio native son Thomas A. Edison for Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. The Columbus Dispatch carries the story.