Aug 4JMU's first research provost enamored by culture of training thinkers
A cell and molecular biologist who also is an accomplished artist, plant aficionado
Mar 2Papercuts Exhibition
Born in Australia, France, Czech Republic, Canada and the United States, the artists (Jaq Belcher, Beatrice Coron, Michelle Forsyth, Reni Gower, Lenka Konopasek, Lauren Scanlon, and Daniella Woolf) bring a broad range of international perspectives to the contemporary art of papercutting. Using all manner of tools and paper, the artists create works that range from narrative commentaries to complex structural abstractions. Their works are bold contemporary statements that celebrate the subtle nuance of the artist’s hand through a process that traces its origins to 6th century China. Light, shadow and color play key roles, transforming this ancient technique into dynamic installations filled with delicate illusions.
Narrative metaphor and transformative time infuse all the works. Whether manifested as silhouettes, romanticized fictions, enigmatic reenactments, cryptic scripts or poetic abstractions, the artists address historical, cultural, and personal identity. By encrypting their content with obsessive labor intensive processes (cutting, rolling, punching, folding, pinning) the artists submerge themselves and their viewers in a meditative and liberating experience.
Please join us for the exhibit, which runs from March 2, 2015 to April 10, 2015 in the Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art.
The artist lecture will take place in the Duke Hall Gallery on March 2 from 5-6 pm and is immediately followed by the opening reception from 6-7:30 pm.
Mar 2Papercuts Opening Reception
Pleas join us for the opening reception of Papercuts in the Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art.
Mar 16Long, Long Journey to the Sea Opening Reception
Please join us for the Long, Long Journey to the Sea Opening Reception in New Image Gallery.
Apr 20MFA Group Show
Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art
Apr 24Art History Alum-Student Luncheon and Art History Forum
May 18Virginia Watercolor Society Statewide Exhibition and Workshops
Virginia Watercolor Society Statewide Exhibition and Workshops in Duke Hall.
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