106 Gallery and Art Prize

ArtPrize has officially begun. Please take time to engage this visual festival, which is up for the next 2-1/2 weeks in downtown Grand Rapids. Many local and international artists are participating, including a number
affiliated with Calvin College.

The Calvin College (106) Gallery is hosting “Reflexion,” an exhibition of nine ArtPrize artists that faithfully explore ways in which their art and process relate to reflexion ­–a bending back. They invite contemplation, ruminate on memory and identity, investigate properties of light, utilize the return of lines, consider the incomplete and ambiguous, and fix viewers thoughts on legacy. The artists approach this through various forms of traditional and non-traditional painting, printmaking, sculpture and installation that open new ways for the viewer to engage in art.

The artists are: Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite, Kate Gesel, Jamey Grimes, Shannon Mossing, Jeff Haase and Andrea Myers, Gosia Podosek, Betsy Stirratt, Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk and Marissa Voytenko

A reception will be held on
Friday, September 26 from 6-8pm and one of the artists will be hosting a
workshop on Sunday, September 28 from 1-3pm.
Both events are free and open to the public.

Special ArtPrize hours at the (106) Gallery
Monday ­ Saturday, 12-8pm
Sunday, 12-6pm

(106) Gallery
Downtown Grand Rapids @ 106 South Division

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Mono-printmaking with Jake VanWyk

Sign up in the art office for a workshop with Professor Jake VanWyk. The workshop will be held on Oct 3 from 1:30-4:30. There is a limit of of 15, so act fast!
The workshop will include:
Mono-printing using Caron Dasche crayons on Rag Stock
Ink wiping and layering using process inks
Workshop will stress image planning, buildup and registration using
plexi-glass templates as a printing matrix as well as other transfer techniques

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Architecture Minor Workshop

The architecture minor workshop will be on Tuesday, September 30.
Place: SC130 (or SC124 depending on the number of participants)
Time: 4:30 p.m. (for about an hour)

Not a part of the program? That is ok! Any students who are interested in the architecture program are more than welcome to join this workshop. It will be a great opportunity to learn about the Calvin architecture program, meet with architecture folks and enjoy baked goods!

Please RSVP by Friday September 26

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Professional Development Day

Craft House Gallery is hosting a Professional Development Day on September 13th from 10am-4pm. This is a great chance for students to talk one on one with professional mentors in the area, as well as have a portfolio review with a professional outside of academia. There will also be workshops on digital documentation, grant writing, and financial management. Lunch will be provided and raffle prizes will be drawn at the end of the event. For more information or to register online go to http://www.crafthousegr.com

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Art Prize Preview | Makoto Fujimura

Please join us for a private preview of ArtPrize 2014 at the Acton Institute
‘Walking on Water: A Journey of Faith and Art with Makoto Fujimura’

September 23, 2014
6:30pm—Doors and Gallery Open
7:00pm—Makoto Fujimura Presentation

Makoto Fujimura is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper. Makoto will discuss the process of creating “Walking on Water” using Nihonga materials, a traditional Japanese technique used to paint this piece. He will also discuss his journey toward integration of his art and faith, and offer his reflections on the March 2011 tsunami and the ongoing nuclear challenges that face Japan, which inspired the creation of “Walking on Water.”

To register or learn more, see the link below:


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Artist Talk & Ice Cream Social

Meet us Friday, September 5 at 1:30PM in SC150 (art history classroom): lecture by Aaron Shoon, and artist and designer who lives in works in NYC. Aaron will be at Calvin this week, working with sculpture students. Shoon has a BFA in furniture design from VCU, and an MFA in graphic design from RISD.
He has worked as a lead designer at the Museum of Natural History in New York, and has recently started his own business, making and selling lathe turned table lamps https://pletz.squarespace.com/
Afterwards at 2:40PM, meet in the Spoelhof Atrium Patio for an Ice Cream Social for majors, minors, arts cohort, faculty and staff.

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