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Changes in the Department, and Meeting Minutes

Campus,Facilities,Faculty,Meetings,Resources — KVH @ 2:51 pm, Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

After the engaging conversation that took place at the department meeting yesterday, you will be pleased to know that the building hours will remain the same unless we are directed by MICA Operations. 

The faculty invites you to help make decisions on ways that we can better distribute our resources in the department. In the next department meeting, we can include a short discussion of your ideas and suggestions. 

Please help to adopt the new procedures that we have laid out for studio practice and lead the way to a healthier safer studio practice. Below are some of the new procedures.

-Gail Deery

Departmental Meeting Minutes:

We covered the following points in the Meeting yesterday:

The Bathrooms have been rehabbed… New sinks/toilets, repaired walls, floors, repainted. People spent a lot of time working on this, please take care of it.

We talked at length about the department Going Green.  We need to cut back on wasted materials, make the shop a healthier environment, and still keep everyone happy and productive in the shop.

Bullet points included:

– Safer cleaning materials for tabletops / palettes (vinegar, vegetable oil).  You will find more bottles of Vegetable Oil present, and far fewer bottles of solvent (Gamsol, Denatured Alcohol).

-Recycling all scrap and mis-printed rag paper (arches, rives) for the paper studio

-Conserving electricity when possible

-Orange-scrub soap will no longer be available – Lava Bar soap will be available at every sink. (we forgot to mention this in the meeting).  The bookstore also sells small bottles of Pumice Soap that will fit in your drawer if you so desire.

-Our crummy blotters are being replaced with a new system using Pellons and Bounty paper towels, as was demonstrated by Gail.  If you prefer, you may use your own bath towels, but they must be taken home when you are finished.  Any left behind will be thrown away, no questions asked.

-the shop used its entire YEAR’S supply of newsprint last semester. Unfortunately you must now purchase your own pads and keep them in your drawers.

Finally, there was MUCH discussion over attempting to limit shop access for safety and energy – conservation reasons.  After much consideration, we’ve decided NOT to limit hours this semester (see Gail’s letter above).

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Campus,Facilities — KVH @ 11:35 am, Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

and I’m not talking about Ingrid’s Armageddon screenings.

Classes end this week.  This is the week universally known as Hell week. . What makes this year different from most is the fact that there are no grace-period days the following week to move out of lockers, drawers, and studios.  Lucky you & lucky me.

So pay attention, I’m only saying this once:


DECEMBER 21st @ 6 PM

All class-drawers and lockers must be emptied by Sunday.  Any work or supplies left behind will become property of the department or thrown away.

No questions asked. 

Majors and Concentrators may leave work and supplies in their ‘major’ and ‘concentrator’ drawers, but must empty any class-specific drawers or lockers they may have.

I strongly recommend planning ahead on this one.  Clean them out as your classes end, or piecemeal throughout the week. 

Your card turns back into a pumpkin on Sunday evening, so don’t procrastinate.

As usual, there is no building access over winter break.  Take time off, sleep in, work at your job, visit your family, whatever you like — but don’t try to come in.  I’ll be making enough of a mess reworking the shop for the spring classes without you.

If you think for some reason you are special, privileged, lucky, or otherwise an exception to this rule, don’t simply assume that you are. Talk to Kyle as early as possible, and definitely before Sunday.

Thanksgiving Hours

Campus,Facilities — KVH @ 10:39 am, Friday, November 21st, 2008

The shop will be closed from Thanksgiving Day through Sunday SIKE! It’ll be open on Saturday and Sunday from 8-11.


If I had to guess, I’d say that the guards will be kicking you out of the shop at midnight on Wednesday Night. Please plan accordingly.

Eat well, catch up on sleep, and have a relaxing break.


Paolo Canevari Documentary screening MONDAY, Nov. 17th.

Campus,Lectures — KVH @ 12:56 pm, Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Monday Nov. 17th, Noon in Falvey Hall, Brown Center, MICA.

This Monday, November 17th, Ariel Genovese is showing the American Premiere of her documentary il Percorso, showcasing the creation of the exhibition DECALOGO, a show of prints and steel faced plates by artist Paolo Canevari produced at the print studios in Calcografia in Rome.

Following the Documentary Short, there will be a Panel Conversation on stage, led by Brett Littman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center in NYC. Also on the panel will be Paolo Canevari (Artist), Ariel Genovese (Director), and Gail Deery.

For those of you unfamiliar with Paolo Canevari, he is best known recently for his video Bouncing Skull which premiered at the Venice Biennale in 2007. You can view a snippet of the video here.

Printmaking Majors and Concentrators and EVERYONE  — this is an amazing opportunity to see Paolo Canevari speak.  The documentary is gorgeous and the work is simultaneously contemporary and classic. local pages  Make no excuses to miss this, it will be excellent.

View the press release of the documentary here.

Student Space Gallery Application for Spring 09

Call for Entries,Campus,Exhibitions,Uncategorized — KVH @ 12:13 pm, Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Yeah, you read that right, Spring of 2009, we’re already talking about it. 

Below is the application form for the Student Space Gallery for Spring 2009, download, fill-out, and turn it in!

Spring 2009 Student Space Application

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