Lunch and Lecture: “Non-Linear Geometrics and the Avant-Garde, A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Space” by Krysten Cunningham

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Tuesday, January 20, 11:45 am

Lunch and Lecture:
“Non-Linear Geometrics and the Avant-Garde, A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Space” by Krysten Cunningham

Buffet lunch begins at 11:45; lecture begins at 12:15

Location: Slocum Commons on the Colorado College campus

$15, Reservations required:
email or call to reserve idea@coloradocollege.edu or 719-227-8263

Textile artist and sculptor Krysten Cunningham, featured in the upcoming IDEA Space exhibition Extending the Line, discusses mathematical theories from the later 19th and early 20th Centuries as they relate to Einstein’s theories and the works of avant-garde artists through the 1960’s.

Rembrandt Beyond the Brush

TheDescent from the Cross by Torchlight

October 27 – December 13, 2014

IDEA Space

 Closed November 19 – 23 and November 26 – 30.

 

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.

 

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

Performance by HIJACK

Wednesday, January 28, 5:30 – 6:30pm

IDEA Space

 

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A repeat performance of site-specific choreography developed in response to Extending the Line

Sponsored by The Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund, The NEH Distinguished Professorship

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Extending the Line: Print and Textile by Jean Gumpper and Jeanne Steiner

Tuesday, January 27, 4:30 – 6pm

Coburn Gallery

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Presenting recent work by Jean Gumpper (Visiting Professor and Artist in Residence at Colorado College) and Jeanne Steiner (Weavng Instructor and Arts and Crafts Program Director at Colorado College). The artists explore line in two and three dimensions through prints and fiber arts.

Sponsored by The Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Art Department/Stillman Fund for Exhibitions and Events,

Lecture: “Eye Sockets/Hip Sockets — visual art as inspiration and compositional strategy for choreography” by HIJACK

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 3:00 – 4:30pm

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room

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Fearless and influential dance/choreography duo HIJACK reflect on their creative process and the ways in which they create movement in response to visual art.

Sponsored by The Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund, The NEH Distinguished Professorship

Opening Reception and IDEA Cabaret: Extending the Line

Monday, January 26, 2015, 4 – 6pm

IDEA Space

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The event will feature conversations with featured artists Abbie Miller, Anne Wilson, and Senga Nengudi. The choreographic collaboration HIJACK (Kristin Van Loon & Arwen Wilder) will perform site-specific dance compositions that respond to the artworks and concepts featured in Extending the Line.

Sponsored by The Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund, The NEH Distinguished Professorship

Juggling Butterflies by Emma Powell

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November 24 – December 17, 2014

Coburn Gallery

Monday, November 24, 4:30pm: Opening

Reception and Artist Talk

 

Emma Powell (Assistant Professor of Art) introduces her photography to Colorado College with this one-person exhibition. Powerfully interested in the history of photography, Powell incorporates historic processes and devices into her contemporary practice. Past projects have included archaic technologies such as wet plate collodion process and old Kodak cameras. Her recent work navigates the fine line between reality and fantasy, using self-portraiture to articulate personal narratives. Using a cyanotype process, Powell creates a backdrop in which archetypal universal symbols combine and collide.

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

TheDescent from the Cross by Torchlight

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.

 
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