Saturday, September 28, 2013

Dave Ortega on Tuesday and Wednesday

Artist Dave Ortega will give public presentation of his work on Tuesday at 11:30 in rm. 201. On Wednesday he will be available for several studio visits starting at 12:30. He will then speak to the entire seminar at 2 pm.

"I grew up in the weird mixture of wide open spaces and suburban strip malls of El Paso, Texas. After college, I moved to Boston to pursue a career in art and illustration. I've exhibited in art shows both on my own and with friends fromThe Miracle 5.
My work has been seen on the New Yorker website, swag for Don't Panic UK, Wilco t-shirts, A Beautiful/Decay publication, the Boston Phoenix, The Weekly Dig (Boston), WMBR Cambridge, banners for the the City of Somerville and Tinymeat wallets."

Here is his website

Those of you who would like to have a studio visit with David Ortega can either talk to him at the presentation on Tuesday or let Savery Kelly know that you are interested. I think he can perhaps do 3 or 4 studio visits on Wednesday before our big meeting.

Monday, September 23, 2013

CHECK OUT THE CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT in NY Streaming on Friday and Saturday October 25th and 26th

About the 2013 Summit

The 2013 Creative Time Summit sets its sights on the fact that culture, for good or bad, is an active ingredient in the construction and shaping of the contemporary city. Tapping into widespread debate on this issue, this year’s Summit provides a global platform for consideration of the trials, tribulations, artistic practices, campaigns, theories, and practicalities that accompany this phenomenon. As the active role of culture in the city gains traction not only with artists but also with architects, city planners, philanthropists, and developers—from eye-popping monumental sculpture, to arts districts, to battles over eviction and squatting—this year’s Summit provides a timely opportunity to debate and consider a variety of artistic approaches to this contemporary condition.


Feel free to dip into the Keynote address on Saturday by Lucy Lippard who has spoken and written about the idea of "Place" in contemporary art here at Montserrat.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Upcoming Visiting Artist Events

This is a reminder that Andrea Sherrill Evans, who's work is now in the Schlossberg Alumni Gallery will give a public presentation at 11:30 in rm. 201 in the Hardie Building tomorrow (Tuesday)
Also there will be a reception for the Bahar Yurukoglu show in the 301 Gallery on Wednesday from 6 until 8 pm.
This program is and integral part of the Senior Fine Arts Seminar. Please make and effort to attend as many of these events as you can.