Vail Visiting Artists 2008-2009
The Art Department is fortunate to have visiting artists throughout the year funded through the Vail Visiting Artist Fund. The artists for 2008-2009 included:
Sculptor, printmaker, painter and conceptual artist Jeffry Mitchell was at Denison from December 1 through 11, 2008 as a Vail Visiting Artist in residence. He worked on a series of etchings/prints that will become part of our library's Visiting Artist Print Collection (Jazzman/Periodicals floor). Jeffry was also on campus doing small presentations on his work and art in general in individual classes, as well as participating in class discussions/critiques and meeting with students, including all Studio Art seniors.
Mr. Mitchell references a wide spectrum of art history and decorative arts. For examples of his work go to -
Vail Visiting Artist Timothy Berg was in residence at Denison from January 28 through the 30th. Timothy Berg received his BFA magna cum laude from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 2000 and his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2003. Berg is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. His current exhibitions include a solo show entitled All Good Things... at Dean Project in Long Island City, New York and a group show entitled Confrontational Ceramics at the Westchester Arts Center in New York.
“My work originates with commonplace perceptions. I attempt to distill the stereotypical views people have of nature into humorous visual allusions. My intention is not to make didactic statements but rather to pose, in an accessible way, fundamental questions that address how and where human artifice influences and affects our understanding and interaction with the environment.”
During his visit, Mr. Berg had an evening lecture and did individual critiques with students throughout the day. Previously, in November the Visual Arts Practicum class took a trip to New York City and were able to see Timothy's work on exhibit. Check out his website for information on Tim Berg's current exhibitions and recent work - http://www.timothyjohnberg.com/
Adam Brouillette, was artist and entrepreneur-in-residence throughout the months of February and March 2009. He worked with Studio Art students as a group and gave individual critiques as well as hosting the Visual Arts Practicum students at his studio in Columbus. Adam gave two very well received lectures focusing on his work as president of the Couchfire Artist Collective, founder and co-owner ILOVETREEFORT, board of trustees chair of programming for the Ohio Art League, manager of Junctionview Studios, founder of LittleRedMen and co-author of the Simple Studios city development project in Columbus. More information can be found at his website - http://littleredmen.com
Adam Brouillettes' residency was sponsored by the Studio Art Program and the Burton D. Morgan Program in Liberal Arts and Entrepreneurship Education.