MFA OPEN STUDIOS: April 29th

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Location:
MFA STUDIOS
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
NASSAU HALL,
MARBURGER DRIVE,
SOUTH CAMPUS, NY 11794

Information:
To find the campus via GPS, enter the address “100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790”. From Nicolls Road take the South Entrance and follow the signs for the MFA studios.

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Letter from Alumni: Lawrence Mesich, MFA 2006

Hi everyone. It’s been awhile since I’ve had news to announce, but now I’ve got several things to tell you about:

I’ll have a piece in the Making History Exhibition organized by Arts in Bushwick, which opens Sunday 4/19 from 4-7pm. My piece is a model of a larger work that I’ll have up in my studio for BOS this year. This is a benefit for AiB and all of the work in the show will be raffled off on May 10th, so come and find some work you’d like to own on Sunday and come back on 5/10 to try to acquire it. You can take a look at all of the work in the show here: http://artsinbushwick.org/making-history-exhibition-benefit-gallery/

I’ve been hard at work on another new piece called Distributed Risk, which I received a Queens Art Fund grant to build and will be on display in my studio for Bushwick Open Studios this year (6/5 – 6/7). It’s a large sculpture/multi-channel video piece, and continues the body of work I started last year with Inherent and Residual Risk. This is the largest and most complicated piece I’ve worked on in a long time, and I’m very excited about it. I’ve refining and working out design issues for the part few months, and progress has slow but steady. I’ve moved on to production and am nearly finished with the video components, and I’ve engaged sculptor Cody Hughes to work on fabricating the structure. I hope you’ll come visit me in June and take a look. In the meantime, I have images of the digital and physical modes up on my site.

But that’s not all! I’ve also been working with Sam Hillmer and Laura Paris on two new Maze projects. For the uninitiated, it’s a life-size, traversable maze that includes light, video, sculpture, and a myriad of musical performances and time-based events.  If you don’t remember this project or weren’t able to check it out in 2012, you can get a refresher here.
The first maze will happen in Chicago at the Thalia Hall garage from 5/7 – 5/24. It’ll be a new iteration of the design we used in 2012. The space is cool, the line-up will be fantastic. Check it out if you’re in Chicago during that period, I’ll be there for the opening night. More details soon!
The second maze will happen in NYC at the SELECT Fair on the roof of the former DIA building during Frieze week (5/13  – 5/17). This will be a new design, using long sheets of translucent fabric stretched across poles held up by 43 performers to create a temporary structure each night. You can see a rough rendering of it here. If you’re asking yourself “where are they going to find 43 performers?”, consider yourself recruited! In addition to helping us realize this crazy thing, you’ll see great performance by the likes of Lee Renaldo, Arto Lindsay, and others. If you’re interested get in touch with me or with Sam at <theregattasgroup@gmail.com>.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you at some of these events!

-Lawrence

Letter from Alumni in Art History – TechKidsUnlimited.org

I’m a Stony Brook alumni and I wanted to tell everyone about the not-for-profit program I founded which is a combo of my background in art history—thanks Stony Brook—and tech.
It’s called TechKidsUnlimited.org and we teach technology—programming, video editing, podcasting, 3D printing, game design and more—to youth with special needs.
Please see the attached info for more about our program and please LIKE us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TechKidsUnlimited and we are on Twitter @TechKidsU.
If you know anyone interested in our program—which is really about art and technology—please reach out to me!

Beth Rosenberg
Stony Brook, Art History Masters, 1991
techkidsunlimited.org
edubeth.net

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MFA Thesis Exhibition 2015

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Exhibition: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2015
Duration: March 24 – April 11, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28th, 7:00 – 9:00PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 12-4 pm, Saturday 7-9pm
(Closed Sunday, Monday, and Holidays)

Artist talk: Wednesday, March 25th, 3:00PM

Artists:

  • Fiona N. Cashell
  • Nicole Hixon
  • Catherine Katsafouros

Place:
The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery

Location:
The first floor of the Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5425

Information: 631-632-7240 www.stallercenter.com/gallery
(Image: from left, Fiona N. Cashell, Nicole Hixon and Catherine Katsafouros)

Call 631-632-7240 for information and disability accomodations. Stony Brook University is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The 2013-2014 Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery schedule is made possible by a generous grant from the Paul W. Zuccaire Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Friends of Staller Center.

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Exhibition by MFA candidate Heather M. Cruce

Exhibition: Drift
Duration: March 23 – April 3, 2015
Hour: Monday – Friday 11:00AM – 4:00PM, and by appointment
Closing Reception: 6:00PM – 8:00PM, Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Place: Lawrence Alloway Gallery
Location: Melville Library Building, Stony Brook University
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Exhibition by MFA candidate Victoria Febrer

Exhibition: MarDesierto DesertSea An Interactive Video Installation
Duration: February 28 – March 8, 2015
Hour: Monday – Friday 11:00AM – 4:00PM, and by appointment
Closing Reception: TBA

Place: Lawrence Alloway Gallery
Location: Melville Library Building, Stony Brook University
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World Maker Faire NYC 2014

REVIEWED:
Online magazine Japanese Engadget

Exhibition:
World Maker Faire New York 2014

There are 700+ Maker Exhibits.
Technology, Science, Craft, Fashion, Art, Food & much more!

Date:
September 20 – 21, 2014

Hours:
Saturday 10:00am – 7:00pm | Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm

The artist from Art Department:
Takafumi Ide has participated a collaborative project “WobbleWonder” with 3 artists.

Martha Hipley (concept, 3D modeling)
Takafumi Ide (concept, Leap Motion, sound effects)
Sophi Kravitz (concept, engineering, virtual Segway design)
Adelle Lin (concept, 3D space design)

Place:
New York Hall of Science

How to get there:
http://tinyurl.com/npoff3h

Related links:
WobbleWonder on mix-engineering.com
WobbleWonder on MakerFaire website
History of Make Faire

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Senior Show 2014

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Exhibition: Senior Show 2014
Duration: May 3 – May 23, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 3rd, 7:00 – 9:00PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 12-4 pm, Saturday 7-9pm
(Closed Sunday, Monday, and Holidays)
FREE admission

The juried Senior Show 2014 will include paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photographs, digital media, mixed-media installations and works on paper by graduating art majors and minors.
 
Place:
The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery

Location:
The first floor of the Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5425

Information: 631-632-7240 www.stallercenter.com/gallery

Call 631-632-7240 for information and disability accomodations. Stony Brook University is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The 2013-2014 Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery schedule is made possible by a generous grant from the Paul W. Zuccaire Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Friends of Staller Center.

Exhibition by MFA candidate Nicole Hixon

Exhibition: Nicole Hixon: ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO THE AIR
Duration: March 13 – March 27, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 13th, 6:30 – 8:00PM

Place: Lawrence Alloway Gallery
Location: Melville Library Building, Stony Brook University

For more information, visit LINK

Dan Hess, MFA 2012

Dan Hess, MFA 2012
Video installation, Lawrence Alloway (MFA) Gallery
Honorable Mention,
International Sculpture Center’s 2012 Outstanding
Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award
www.danhess.org