Jeffrey Kalstrom presents “The Dog House”

Jeffrey S Kalstrom, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design is exhibiting a new  work, “The Dog House” at Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN.  The exhibit opens on Saturday, September 20 from 10am to 9pm.  Kalstrom is creating a series of live performances that take place inside “The Dog House” from 1pm to 4 pm on September 20, October 4, and October 12th.
The work, “The Dog House” is a small but human sized studio and living space made in the shape of a dog’s head.
During the performances Kalstrom will “inhabit” the house, make paintings of dogs, and engage with visitors. He will adopt the persona of an artist obsessed with dogs and the philosophy of the pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Diogenes.
Kalstrom will speak on his work as part of the series “Franconia Talks” at Franconia Sculpture Park on Thursday, September 25th starting at 7:30 pm.

Gloria DeFilipps Brush exhibition item

Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, art and design, had work included in Library Thoughts-4, an international group exhibition running from August 26 –  September 6, 2014 at the Hegyvidek Gallery in Budapest, Hungary.  Her work in the exhibition Framing the Field, curated by George Slade from the Minnesota Museum of American Art collection, traveled to the Morrison Gallery at the U of M-Morris from August 25 – October 17, 2014.

David Bowen exhibition items

David Bowen, associate professor in the Art and Design Department’s current and upcoming activities:

Bowen’s works cloud piano  and fly revolver  will be featured in a one person exhibition titled translation  opening September 19 at L’assaut de la Menuiserie, Saint-Etienne, France. cloud piano was commissioned by L’assaut de la Menuiserie with documentation support from the Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab  and Webber Music Hall.

Bowen’s work underwater  will be included in Pure Water  a group exhibition at Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria. Artists in the exhibition include Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Chris Burden, Gerhard Richter and The Yes Men.
Bowen’s work cloud tweets  is included in Permafuture  a group exhibition at the Prove Gallery, Duluth, Minnesota.

Daniel Badhwa exhibiting It Begins With Home at Zeitgeist October 9th for CHUM

Come support those who are living in poverty and experiencing homelessness!

My series It Begins With Home will be exhibited in the Zeitgeist atrium for the month of October. This is a solo exhibit, the entire exhibit will be images from this series.
There will be an opening for the exhibit on October 9th from 6-8:30PM (This is a fundraiser for CHUM, donations are greatly appreciated but not required). If you can’t make it to the opening the exhibit will be up from October 2nd-October 31st.
Right now we are attempting to find speakers for the opening who either are pictured in the images or have been directly impacted by the $100 million given to affordable housing, I’ll give updates as we get closer.

For those of you know don’t know, here’s some background information on the project:

This series started as a collaboration between CHUM, The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, and myself. The images were visual aids to accompany statistical information arguing for $100 million in bonds to be given by the Minnesota State Legislature to affordable housing in Minnesota. Earlier this year we were granted the FULL $100 million (the funds will be distributed starting this October).
After positive response from viewers we decided to expand the project, the series was published in a book titled “It Begins With Home” (we are also seeking funding to publish more copies of the book) and is being shown at the 32nd Annual St. Louis County Health and Human Services Conference at the DECC on October 9th.

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Traveling Sophronia & Signs & Wonders opens Thursday September 11th

Traveling Sophronia / Multimedia Installation
7-9pm on Thursday Sept 11, 2014
Duluth Art Institute in the Depot Great Hall

Sophronia will follow the 5-7pm exhibit opening of
Signs & Wonders by Jim Klueg and Fatih Benzer
Don’t miss both events!

The Sophronia Project is a digital media installation and interactive performance by artist Joellyn Rock, multimedia composer Kathy McTavish, netprov creator Rob Wittig and a gang of collaborators. Electronic music by Tobin Dack. The collaborative project offers both physical and virtual space where participants may spin their own stories of Sophronia. On the walls, the graffiti angel mixes text and digital imagery gleaned from the project database… In a glowing tent, the audience can play along with projected video and digital animations to become part of the carnival… Come see what is illuminated when these two half-cities collide!

Sophronia was first presented at Northern Spark 2014 with the support of Northern and the Walker Art Center. Special thanks to the Motion and Media Across Disciplines Lab at University of Minnesota Duluth.
Joellyn Rock is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of a Career Development grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council ( which is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, Minnesota State Legislature, and The McKnight Foundation.
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Play along at #sophroniatwo on twitter

Sophronia Credits:
multimedia projections by Joellyn Rock, Kathy McTavish
additional video by Lane Ellis and Lizzy Siemers
additional digital art by UMD students in Digital Art : Mixed-Media Studio
soundscape by Kathy McTavish
electronic music by Tobin Dack
set decorating by Ann Gumpper
tech support by Ben Harvey
words by Rob Wittig, Kathleen Roberts, Sheila Packa, Katelynn Monson, Mark Marino and #sophroniatwo on twitter
silhouette performances by Cathy Podeszwa, Emma Harvie, Gary Kruchowski, Lizzy Siemers, Jamie Harvie, Jay Sivak, Joellyn Rock, Rob Wittig and you!

Ronni Vandenboom’s Sr Exhibition opens Tuesday September 9th

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Eun-Kyung Suh Exhibition Item

Eun-Kyung Suh, Professor, art and design, had her work, R(H)yeon’s Journey and We, survivors, selected for the exhibition, In Retrospect: Looking Back, Inside, NY.

The Korean Cultural Service New York is pleased to announce the exhibition, In Retrospect: Looking Back, Inside. We are proud to introduce our eight selected artists in the finale of our 2014 Call for Artist series: Jesse Chun, Eunjoo Jo, Leeah Joo, Bo Kim, Gongsan Kim, Eunkyung Lee, Daa Won Park, and Eun-Kyung Suh.

In Retrospect: Looking Back, Inside brings together the works of these artists who are searching for and expressing their identities through various mediums. Each of the artworks in this exhibition is an attempt to answer the core question: who am I? While some artists address this by calling upon their national history and ancestral origins, others have illustrated their journey inwards, digging through deeply personal emotions and thoughts.


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