Open Studios on Sat April 23, 2016

openstudio2016Open Studios + Annual Student Exhibit on Saturday April 23, 2016

Department of Art & Design  /  University of Minnesota Duluth

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Open Studio event (Locations include: the Department of Art and Design, 3rd floor Humanities Building, AB Anderson Hall floors 1 + 3, Montague Hall 2nd floor Design Classrooms, 24 Bohannon Hall Motion+Media Lab)

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Annual Student Exhibition Reception & Awards Ceremony at 5 p.m. (Locations: The Annual Student Exhibition in The Artery, Life Sciences 307 & the Reception and Award Ceremony in James I Swenson Science Building’s Atrium)

On Saturday April 23, UMD’s Department of Art & Design opens its doors to the public to view student work and facilities from 1 – 4 p.m. The Open Studio event includes classroom tours, demonstrations, hands-on activities, live music, and an affordable art sale of student work. The studios are located in Anderson Hall, Montague Hall, and the Humanities Building at 1201 Ordean Court on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. The Open Studio event is a joint effort created by Art & Design majors and student groups, including the Student Design Organization, Photo Alliance, Media Arts Club, Mud Guild, Art Education Club, Art History Symposium, and the Art Guild. Students will display creative work and demo various art processes such as stone lithography printmaking and screen-printing, ceramics wheel throwing, welding, stop-motion animation, and digital art techniques including interactive projection. The public is invited to take part in a photo booth, art education activities, henna tattoos, wheel-throwing tournaments, interactive painting, piñatas and more. Student work from all art and design areas will be on display, including the senior portfolios of the UMD Graphic Design majors. Affordable art, ceramics, and posters will be available for purchase, in addition to Open Studio T-shirts. Food will also be available at the Pop Art Café, sponsored by the Art History Symposium. Short films by the Emerging Filmmakers Project Duluth will be screening throughout the event. The Open Studio event promises to be a fun and interactive day, perfect for all ages and families!

After touring the Art & Design studios, the public is welcome to attend the Annual Student Exhibition Reception, which will be held in the Swenson Science Building Atrium from 4 – 6 p.m. The exhibition reception will feature live music, refreshments, and an awards ceremony at 5 p.m.  This annual exhibition students art is juried by Gaku Tsutaja, New York multimedia and installation artist, and Dan Baggenstoss, Art Director for the Minneapolis design firm, Capsule. The exhibition features creative work across a range of media, including animation, ceramics, digital art, drawing, graphic design, motion graphics, packaging design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video. Join us for music and refreshments; check out the student’s work, salon style, chat with the student community and stay for the award ceremony.

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