Friday, December 9, 2011

Places to Meet Artists NOW.

DEAR CLASS,

PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL. Below, I am making suggestions for students who have not identified their interviewee.

1) Saturday, Dec. 10th, 2011.


Flushing:

A-Lab Forum
ARTE UTIL


Saturday, December 10, 2011, 2 - 4 PM

Crossing Art Gallery
136-17 39th Avenue at Main Street
Flushing, Queens-New York


SOHO:

OK Harris Works of Art
3:00-5:00PM.

QUEENS:

Fisher Landau Center for Art.
Donald Baechler 2:00-5:00PM.

New Jersey:


Erik Santorelli Gallery.
Lubomir Tomaszewski, Erik Sheets & Lana Santorelli 6:00-9:00PM.

2) ANYTIME, NON-STOP: LaGuardia.


What kind of art do you like? Know your "taste" before identifying your interviewee.

There are hundreds of artists working at LaGuardia, 6:00AM-11:45PM everyday, and weekend afternoons. You can ask M223, the Visual Arts Office about our teaching artists. Helmut in M223 is a comic artist, too, if you like Graphic Novels. His space paintings are all over the College. If you like photos, check out the Photography area in the B-building. Scott Sternbach may be the most famous one for now because the New Yorker Magazine just covered his work.

3) NEXT WEEK:

Hunter MFA Thesis Exhibition at Times Sq. location. Opening is on Wed., Dec. 14th. 6-8pm.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Art Party

Did I mention our last class is a party?
It is.

REMINDER 2.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: NK
Date: Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 4:45 PM
Subject: REMINDER: Art-in-NY meets in Brooklyn.
To: nK


Dear Class,

Just a reminder that we are meeting off-campus tomorrow morning at 9:45AM, on Dec. 9. This is our last class. The address is 100 Jay Street, Brooklyn. If you take subway, York St. Station on the F line, NOT Jay St. The studio building is right in front of the subway station. Please turn on your GPS if you have a smart phone; you should not get lost with the phone. My cell phone is: (check your email) and Hiroko's studio phone is: 718 855 8808. Please let me know if you have questions.

NK

Sunday, December 4, 2011

REMINDER: Friday, Dec. 9, Art-in-NY Studio Visit.

Dear students in Art-in-NY.

Just a friendly reminder that we are meeting at 9:45AM on Fri., Dec. 9th, 2011, in Hiroko Ohno's Studio in Brooklyn. The address is: 100 Jay Street Suite 28-D Brooklyn, NY 11201 [phone: 718 855 8808]. Please bring your sketchbook, drawing pencils, and a camera. She is a Japanese Folk Painting artist whom I discussed last week. I posted materials from my last lecture on the History of Japanese Painting on blackboard. More info is here.

This studio visit event was created in response to our student survey, in which students wrote they wanted a special field trip, not a "museum" that they can visit on their own. Hiroko can speak English but not very fluent, so I will translate if necessary.

Please take this End-of-the-Semester Survey now for the online component of this course [2-3 mins].

The class voted for "no oral presentation" for the final project, so we will have NO ORAL, but I still need your interview report. Please read the course blog for details and assignment guideline in particular.

Final Tips: I updated my blog post with the info for Pratt and Hunter Art events. Also, on Thursday, Dec. 8th, there will be various galley exhibition openings in Chelsea 6-8pm. I am probably attending Ronnie Bass at I-20 Gallery, 557 West 23rd Street, 6-8pm. If you are in Queens, the Chocolate Factory is hosting a free performance art event on Tues. Dec. 6, 2011 7PM. Artists expect you to talk to them at those events.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Wish you are having a great weekend,

NK

Friday, December 2, 2011

WEEK 11

ePortfolio Workshop canceled due to tech problems in Digication. "Bad" Drawing Project in E273 for a blog post. A mini-lecture on Japanese Folk Painting and Hiroko Ohno.

NEXT WEEK:
The class is meeting at 9:45AM on Friday, December 9th, 2011, in Hiroko Ohno's Painting Studio in Brooklyn. The address is:

Hiroko Ohno-Broome
100 Jay Street
Suite 28-D
Brooklyn, NY 11201
T 718 855 8808
F 718 855 8733
www.hirokoohno.com

Hiroko is in NYC with NYFA. I posted materials from my mini lecture on Japanese Folk Painting on blackboard.

This studio visit event was created in response to our mid-semester survey, in which a few students wrote they wanted a special field trip, not a "museum" where they can attend on their own.

The class voted for "no oral presentation" for the final project, so we will have NO ORAL (but I still need your interview report). Please read the course blog for details and assignments < http://art-in-newyork.blogspot.com/ >.

Please email me if you have any questions.

NK

Assignments for the rest of the semester

Assignments for the rest of the semester [click each entry below for details]:

Summary of Writing Assignments from now to the end.

Tips for Two Papers.

"Bad" Drawing blog post.

Final Project Assignment. The class voted for "NO ORAL."

Sketchbook.

NOTE: I revised the citation section of my syllabus here; students can now
cite "Web 2.0" sources as long as they follow MLA for blog posts,
Facebook comments, and tweets
.

WHERE TO LOOK FOR NYC ARTISTS:

Pratt MFA Open Studio on Friday, Dec. 9th, 5-9pm. Free admission.

Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205
(G to Clinton // Washington)

Hunter MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening on Wednesday, Dec. 14th. 6-8pm. Free admission and free food/drink.

Hunter College / Times Square Gallery
450 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036

Please email me if you have any questions.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Bad" Drawing

1. Create a blog post under the title: "Bad" Drawing, with four images from a sketchbook that contain four of the following five elements:

a. Deformation of the figure
b. Art resource
c. Non-art resource
d. Fantastic content
e. Irreverent content

2. Learning Objective
Students will be able to:

  • Explain "Bad" Painting, the American figurative art movement in the 1970's.
  • Organize their own artworks to create a meaning in the historical context.
  • Examine drawings from various perspectives other than technical sophistication.
  • Optimize photos of their drawings using Microsoft Paint Tool.
  • Create a blog post with texts and images on a blog in a timely manner.
Producing a blog post with meaningful contents during a two-hour lab time. Students bring in at least two images ideally in jpeg or modify them in MS Paint Tool. For the rest, they draw on the spot and scan the drawings or take a mobile photo of what they just create. It would be fun to draw "deformation of the figure," "fantastic" (as in Mermaid or Unicorn or Harry Potter) or "irreverent content" and be able to see what other students are drawing.