Hi all – here are your reminders for the end of the semester!
Drawers (and Lockers). Majors and Concentrators may keep their drawers over break and into next semester. Regular students sharing their drawers must vacate them for the winter break.
If you are a returning student is KEEPING their drawer, it must be labeled with:
NAME, “MAJOR” or “CONCENTRATOR” and GRADUATION YEAR.
Drawers which are full but not properly labeled WILL BE EMPTIED over break.
ALL SCREENPRINTING LOCKERS MUST BE EMPTIED.
ALL PERSONAL SCREENS MUST BE TAKEN HOME.
ALL BOOKARTS DRAWERS MUST BE EMPTIED.
The last day of classes is Friday, December 20th. The last day to work in the studios is also Friday, December 20th. All supplies are being put away that afternoon.
The last day to access the Dolphin Building is Sunday, December 22nd. Anyone vacating drawers must empty them by that day. Studios will close at 7PM.
Dolphin will be closed for the duration of break, and reopen on the first day of classes, Tuesday, January 22nd.
SCREENPRINTING STUDENTS: The last week of classes is a big week for having screens stolen. Please keep personal screens locked up, and take them home as soon as you’re finished with them.
And, since I know you love it so much, your bi-annual Queen video:
Thanksgiving Break is nearly here!
The school hours for all campus buildings have arrived. Here you go:
Wednesday: No classes. Campus buildings close early at 7 PM.
Thursday – Saturday: All campus buildings are closed (except for a few Grad-level studios).
Sunday: Buildings reopen on their normal schedules. Classes resume Monday.
That’s it – plain and simple — a nice long break for everyone.
Plan for it, take work home, and otherwise enjoy some time off.
Also, please enjoy this amazing “Thanksgiving Postcard” Google Image search. So weird and awesome.
The Senior Thesis has a show hanging at Artifact Coffee in Hampden called Print & Repeat, A Series of Prints on the Nature and Function of Ritual.
It opens this Friday, Nov. 22nd from 5-7 PM, and hangs through Jan. 10th.
Artifact is located at 1500 Union Ave., at the corner of Union and Falls, and near the Light Rail Stop. Anyone is welcome to attend!
This Thursday, Brad Vetter will be giving a lecture about his work as a designer working in letterpress. Brad is a designer and printer based out of Dekalb, IL, and formerly printed for Hatch Show Print in Nashville, TN.
Brad’s work focuses on shapes, overlapping colors, and the mixing of old and new letterpress printing techniques.
Brad will be lecturing Thursday night, Nov. 21st, in conjunction with Kim Bentley’s Poster Design & Print class, in the Studio Center auditorium at 7PM. This lecture is free and open to anyone.
Then, get a chance to meet Brad in person and purchase his prints the following Saturday at Baltimore Print Studios, just across the street. They’re hosting an Open House on Saturday, Nov. 23rd from 1-5PM. Come by to visit the studio, pull prints on press and hang out.
Sorry, Sunday’s workshop with Brad at Baltimore Print Studios has sold out, but Saturday’s Open House is free to anyone, bring a friend!
Congrats to all those included in the Juried Undergraduate Exhibition. Special props to all the print work and the the print majors/concentrators in the show. Great job!
The exhibition is up through 11/24 in the Decker Gallery…check it out.
Artist and Printmaker Mark Rice will be visiting the Dolphin Building this coming Saturday, November 2nd, for two hours starting around 11AM. He will be demonstrating copper plate engraving, and showing off a suite of 88 prints from his thesis exhibition at RISD.
A little bit about Mark:
Mark Rice recently moved to Philadelphia, PA from South Carolina, where he taught art history and drawing at the University of South Carolina Upstate, and was an Artist-in-Residence at Hub-Bub. In 2011, he received his MFA in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. The topics of communication, memory, and advertising are a central focus of his work, as is the subjective documentation of personal and cultural symbols.
As a graduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design, Rice’s work took the form of an auto-biographical creation myth, illustrated by a series of eighty-eight prints utilizing methods of relief, engraving, and intaglio printmaking technique and written in the invented phonetic language. The work was Influenced by early book projects from the early 16thcentury such as the Nuremberg Chronicle and the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. The print series served as documentation of previously constructed works of interactive installation, sculpture, drawing, and music.
Mark’s visit is being sponsored by the Continuing Studies Department, and he will be visiting Ursula Minervini’s class. The demo and talk are free and open to anyone – just stop by! Estimated start time is 11:15 PM in the Intaglio Studio.
Master Printer Cindi Ettinger will be joining us Tuesday, Nov. 5 to demonstrate multi-plate printing and present work. The demonstration will take place in the Etching Studio at 11am.
The C. R. Ettinger Studio was established in Philadelphia in 1982 by Cindi Royce Ettinger. Working as a master printer for over thirty years, Cindi has collaborated on a diverse group of projects and has had studio exhibits both locally and abroad. The studio specializes in intaglio and relief techniques.
an unclean studio with ironic sign in background
As we approach midterms, this is a friendly reminder to clean up after you are done working. All materials and tools have a place they should be stored. All waste must be discarded properly. All surfaces must be cleaned, in exactly the way your instructors have taught you. Cleaning takes only a few moments, and there is no reason to leave a mess behind.
Thank you for your cooperation.