I.D.E.A. Cabaret: Rembrandt Reinterpreted — Student Presentations

Tuesday, November 18, 4:30 PM
I.D.E.A. Space

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Art of the Dutch Republic, taught by Rebecca Tucker Associate Professor in the Colorado College Art History Department, focuses on the Golden Age of Holland—a time of economic, cultural, and political growth. During this time, artists developed innovative styles and visual modes to depict life in the early modern era.

Throughout Art of the Dutch Republic students have spent many hours in I.D.E.A. Space examining and interpreting 35 Rembrandt images based on research.

The students have made their classroom experience practical by writing new interpretive text for the I.D.E.A. Space exhibition Rembrandt Beyond the Brush. The students will present their research and answer questions about specific works and genres within the exhibition at Tuesday’s event.

Student Presenters and Topics:

Thomas Euyang – Rembrandt’s Old Testament Scenes
Fiona Graham – Rembrandt’s Self Portraits
Bennett Krishock – Portraits by Rembrandt
Madelyn Santa – Street Scenes in Rembrandt’s Prints
Mengyuan Wang – Rembrandt’s Landscapes
Teddy Weeks – Rembrandt and the New Testament

READING AMERICA by Andrew Manley

October 27 – November 15, 2014

Coburn Gallery

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Unique to America, reader board signs dot sidewalks, highways and roadsides all over America and reveal an authentic, quirky, funny, individual and very real America – one untouched by corporate promotion and ubiquitous blandness. But it might all be disappearing as the digital sign takes over.

A photographic exhibition by ANDREW MANLEY, Associate Professor in Theatre & Dance, who has been hunting reader boards for 20 years marveling, as only a foreigner from England can, at their unsung barmy brilliance.

Opening Reception Rembrandt: Beyond the Brush

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October 27 – December 13, 2014

IDEA Space

 Closed November 19 – 23 and November 26 – 30.

Thursday, October 30, 4:30pm: Reception

and IDEA Cabaret presentation:

Readings of Rembrandt

by Rebecca Tucker and Tip Ragan

Rembrandt Van Rijn’s fame as a painter was exceeded in his own lifetime by his renown as a master etcher. In an age and a culture dominated by the intellect, Rembrandt’s patrons treasured his ability to communicate the profoundly spiritual beauty of the earthbound and the tangible. He is greatly esteemed today for his sensitivity to the psychology of the common man. This deeply felt empathy is embodied in the thirty-five etchings that comprise this exhibition from the permanent collection of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Through a range of subjects—self-portraits, landscapes, depictions of Biblical stories and everyday life—Rembrandt captured the essence of mankind’s sense of the spiritual and personal, all portrayed within the context of the dynamic, contemporary society of seventeenth-century Holland.

 

Sin and Salvation Reconsidered: Frances Carlson & Lisa Easton

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Coburn Gallery

Monday, September 8, 4:30pm:

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk

Artworks that illustrate moral values and are central to the Western art tradition. While many people can name at least some of the seven deadly sins, the corresponding seven virtues elude most of us. This exhibition, featuring paintings and sculptures by Lisa Easton and Frances Carlson, reexamines the seven deadly sins and the virtues, giving visual expression to an individual’s silent struggle to make choices.

A Tesla Tantric Yoga Class

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 4:30pm

Cornerstone Arts Center Flex Room

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Come practice Yogla with Her Teslaness Kat Tudor, if you want to find the secrets of the universe while practicing energy, frequency and vibration.

Reception and Artists Talks with Dove Bradshaw and David Fodel

Friday, October 3, 4:30pm

IDEA Space

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Dove Bradshaw

Dove Bradshaw enlists the unpredictable effects of time, weather, erosion, and indoor and outdoor atmospheric conditions on natural, chemical, and manufactured materials. Grants received include: National Endowment for the Arts (1975); The Pollock-Krasner Award (1985); The Furthermore Grant (2003); and The National Science Foundation for Artists Grant (2006). Her work has been shown regularly in the US, Europe, Korea and Japan, and she appeared in the 6th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea. She is represented in the permanent collections of many major museums including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York); Museum of Modern Art (New York); The National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC); The Art Institute of Chicago; The British Museum (London); Centre Pompidou (Paris); and Marble Palace, Russian State Museum (St. Petersburg).

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David Fodel

 

David Fodel is an artist, educator, writer, and curator whose work reveals the traces of systems and processes – technological and otherwise – that are overlooked. His eclectic installations, live performances, award-winning sound design and video works have been exhibited, screened, and performed internationally including: Festival ECUA-UIO (Quito, Ecuador); Future Places Festival (Porto, Portugal); Transmediale (Berlin, Germany); and the International Symposium on Electronic Art. He has been featured in Wired Magazine, and published by Media-N: The Journal of the New Media Caucus, The Experimental Television Center, and Sekans Cinema Journal. Fodel was selected for a residency in 2013 by the National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow. He teaches Live Media, Creative Computation, and Interdisciplinary Practices at the University of Colorado, Denver and co-curates the MediaLive Festival. He has an MFA in Electronic Media Arts & Design from the University of Denver.

 

Lecture: “Tesla: Inventor, Artist, and Entrepreneur: The Several Lives of Nikola Tesla” by W. Bernard Carlson

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Thursday, October 2, 2014, 7pm

Cornerstone Arts Center Celeste Theatre

Author of a recently published and widely acclaimed biography of Tesla, W. Bernard Carlson’s research demystifies the legendary inventor by placing him within the cultural and technological context of his time. Carlson’s work examines Tesla’s inventions as well as the creation and maintenance of his celebrity. Drawing on original documents from Tesla’s private and public life, Carlson shows how he was an “idealist” inventor who sought the perfect experimental realization of a great idea or principle, and who skillfully sold his inventions to the public through mythmaking and illusion. Carlson’s biography sheds new light on Tesla’s visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind his most important technological breakthroughs. Presented by the Innovation Institute, with support from the Economics Department’s Innovative Minds Lecture Series.

 

 

Film Screening: Tripping The Light Electric (2003)

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Thursday, September 18, 6pm

Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room

A short film directed by Lance Acord (Lost in Translation, Being John Malkovich) about Tesla’s time in Colorado Springs. Produced by Kat and Bob Tudor. Starring Gregory Wagrowski as Nikola Tesla.

IDEA Cabaret: Transmitting Tesla: Portrayals of Tesla in the Media

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Thursday, September 18, 4:30pm


Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room

During his lifetime (1856-1943) and beyond, Nikola Tesla has been portrayed as an iconoclast genius, a flamboyant showman, a failed businessman, and as the prophet of a new spiritual age. In this presentation, Dylan Nelson and Clay Haskell, Assistant Professors of Film and New Media, explore the ways in which Tesla has been depicted in film and other media venues. Their talk considers how representations of Tesla reflect changing societal values and desires, as well as aspects of the man himself.

IDEA Cabaret: Tesla in Context

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Thursday, September 11, 4:30pm

Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room

Until a relatively recent surge in popularity, Tesla had faded from history, overshadowed by his rival Thomas Edison’s more commercially-savvy marketing.  Current portrayals of Tesla position him as an “outsider” scientist who worked in isolation; his Orthodox upbringing and subsequent spiritual proclivities have heightened this perception. In this Cabaret presentation, Jane Murphy (Colorado College Associate Professor of History), Marion Hourdequin (Colorado College Associate Professor of Philosophy) and Dan Miller (Associate Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies at the Colorado School of Mines, discuss Tesla’s place in science history and identify his various scientific and spiritual influences.

Tesla at the What If…Festival

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Saturday, September 6 9am – 4pm

Downtown Colorado Springs

IDEA and Smokebrush present “Tesla at the What If…Festival”, featuring Tesla-inspired art and Tesla Toaster, a traveling pop up Tesla exhibit by Kat Tudor celebrating and honoring Tesla’s influence on her art including the creation of Aqualuz, a global event healing the earth’s waters with light, sound and soul. The What If…Festival is an annual event showcasing innovative thinking in all its many manifestations. Explore inventions and innovations in robotics, cycling, apps, art, broadcasting, 3D printing, urban farming, musical instruments, sports, and more!

Opening Reception and IDEA Cabaret: The Creative Spark: Understanding Tesla’s Innovations

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Thursday, September 4, 4:30pm

Cornerstone Arts Center Main Space and IDEA Space

IDEA Cabaret is an ongoing series of public conversations between artists, community experts, and Colorado College faculty from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Audience participation is encouraged! In this inaugural Tesla-themed Cabaret, Colorado College faculty members Richard Hilt (Professor of Physics), Kathy Giuffre (Professor of Sociology) and Ted Lindeman (Professor of Chemistry) demonstrate some of Tesla’s breakthrough inventions and explore the intersections between creative vision and scientific practice.

 
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