Tuesday, January 21, 2014, Guest speakers and member critique
7-9 p. m. AAG Building
Guest speakers: Muriel Magenta, Mary Neubauer and Hilary Harp
Muriel Magenta is a new genre artist exploring the interface between various electronic media: 3d animation, video, digital graphics, net art, installation, multimedia performance and sculpture. Her larger objective is to create a visual experience in an actual space, and then transmit it over electronic networks into virtual spaces. Conversely, Magenta produces art for the internet that she translates to gallery and theater environments. She is a professor of art at ASU www.murielmagenta.com/
Hilary Harp trained in sculpture at Parsons School of Design (BFA), Tyler School of Art (MFA), and at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, creates sculptures, installations and media projects which explore new hybrid forms and challenge categories, particularly categories of high and low, male and female, technology and craft. She has exhibited her work widely including: the Gale Gates Gallery, The Sculpture Center, White Columns and Esso Gallery in New York City; Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in Wilmington, DE; The Philadelphia Art Alliance and the Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, PA, and Bucheon Gallery in San Francisco. She has been artist in residence at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, The Kohler Center for Arts and Industry, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Since 2003 she has collaborated with Suzie Silver on a range of projects. Their single channel videos have screened at over one hundred festivals on four continents and are distributed by the Video Data Bank. Harp’s awards include a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, a Heinz Creative Heights Grant, and an Arizona Commission on the Arts Project Grant. Recent collaborations between Harp and Barry Moon have begun to integrate interactivity and data-visualization in sound- sculptures. Swing, commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art for the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, allowed viewers to interact with pendulums to control motors and sound. Their recent project, Thermal Image, funded by a Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, expresses twitter data in physical and sonic forms. Harp is Associate Professor of Sculpture at Arizona State University. www.hilaryharp.com
Mary Bates Neubauer - Since 1996, professor of sculpture at ASU, Mary Neubauer has taken traditional training in cast metals foundry work into the modern age by exploring the possibilities of modeling forms using software then through 3d printing technology creating forms that are then cast in bronze and other metals. www.public.asu.edu/~mbates/
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, Guest speaker and member critique
7-9 p.m., AAG Building
Guest speaker: Tristyn Bustamente
Tristyn is a graduate student completing her MFA in sculpture Spring 2014. She is a past recipient of AAG Student Scholarship and was artist in residence in Hungary summer of 2013.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Guest speaker and member critique
7-9 p.m., AAG Building
Guest speaker: Stan Kurth
Stan Kurth all my life, except four years in Flagstaff at Northern Arizona University earning a degree in History and English Lit with emphasis in the Arts. It was my aunt, an artist and art instructor, who inspired me when I had not yet started school. I have drawn and painted all my life, and live by the credo "fear not" as I evolve in my work. My art is represented in private, public and corporate collections and I've shown in numerous local, national and international juried exhibitions including the National Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, International Society of Acrylic Painters, San Diego Watercolor Society International, Arizona Watercolor Association, Arizona Artists Guild, and Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona. I'm a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and International Society of Acrylic Painters. My work has been featured in American Artist Watercolor and Watercolor Artist. I enjoy teaching workshops and demonstrating my process. - See more at: stankurth.com/index.php/about/bio#sthash.A7aemNZ1.dpuf
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Guest speaker and member critique
7-9 p.m., AAG Building
Guest speakers: Sarah Cochrane, curator at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and Heather Lineberry, curator/director at ASU Nelson Fine Art Museum.
Tuesday, May 15, 2014, End of the year meeting
7-9 p.m., AAG Building Guest speakers: Scholarship recipents
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