Designing CC: Specialty Gardens with Kyle Larsen

Kyle_Larsen 

Designing CC: Specialty Gardens with Kyle Larsen

September 9, 12:15 – 1pm
 Meet at Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies/Dern House

 Colorado College Groundskeeper and Assistant Horticulturalist Kyle Larsen will discuss the plant choice and design of the climate-appropriate teaching gardens at Southwest Studies and Tutt Science

Designing CC: A series of free, public discussions that highlight aspects of design on the Colorado College campus.

Led by CC faculty, students, and staff, Designing CC talks share information and invite conversation about benchmark landscape and architectural design projects on campus. Bring your lunch, your questions, and your ideas! Open to the public.

Opening Reception and IDEA Cabaret: Locating Design

Opening Reception and IDEA Cabaret: Locating Design
Tuesday, September 1, 4:30 – 6:30pm
IDEA Space

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IDEA Cabaret is an ongoing series of public talks featuring conversations between artists, visiting scholars, and Colorado College faculty and students from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise.

Locating Design invites us to consider how design decisions are made: Who determines aesthetic and functional standards? How are users’ needs and values considered? The event will feature discussions with students, faculty, and area professionals who have worked on socially engaged local design projects.  Featured participants include: representatives from MASS Design; CC faculty members Christine Smith Siddoway (Geology) and Carl Reed (Art Studio); and CC students from the design collaborative SIP. The event will conclude with a performance by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich and Alex Shaw that connects music, architecture, and social advocacy.

Lo-Fab

Lo-Fab 

August 24 — October 21, 2015
IDEA Space

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Can architecture create meaningful change? Can design promote social justice?  Can a building save lives? 

This fall, IDEA explores the ways in which design – including architectural, landscape, and product design – can create social change.  The featured exhibition, entitled Lo-Fab (Locally Fabricated), examines the socially engaged approach that the architecture firm MASS Design Group has taken in the creation of medical facilities, with the goal of improving medical care through design.  A series of lectures and events will complement the exhibition. The project is part of a broader yearlong exploration of design and social change sponsored by the Colorado College Art Department Design Research Fund.

Focusing on their designs for the GHESKIO Cholera Treatment center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the exhibition explores the capacity of buildings and the building process to promote equity and inclusion, extend dignity, and save lives.

MASS Design Group is an international architectural design company dedicated to the idea that a building is more than a neutral container, but rather functions as an embodiment of the ideals and aspirations of those who inhabit it. With projects ranging from schools built in the Congolese jungle, hospitals in Rwanda, cholera treatment centers in Haiti, or medical master planning for hospitals in the United States, MASS Design is committed to a community-driven model of architectural practice, and believes that good design choices in the built environment promote equity and dignity, and help people live healthier, more prosperous lives.

MASS Design brings its philosophy and approach to the United States, beginning with two projects at Colorado College: the concept design for the renovation of Tutt Library; and the development of a new student residence, located on the east campus.

Lo-Fab and associated events are made possible by The Art Department Design Research Fund and The Cultural Attractions Fund.

CHROMATICA

Three Squares. Jeremy Hansen. 2013

Three Squares. Jeremy Hansen. 2013

CHROMATICA

June 5 – July 18, 2015

Summer Hours
Open:
Tuesday – Friday 1 – 6 pm
Saturday 1 – 5 pm

Closed:
Sunday and Monday
July 3 – 4 all day

Free and open to the public

The human perception of color is based in visual processing. Visual processing takes place in the cerebral cortex – the portion of the brain where “higher-order” functions such as language and perception occur. The perception of color is a scientific concern historically addressed by scientists, artists, and theorists alike. Color is of interest to all parties because it is the basis of physical reality and perception. Glass is an ideal medium to explore color relationships. Glass is host to rich pigments with varying opacity, and the material captures, reflects, and refracts light.

The glass artworks in Chromatica were selected for their relationships to both the philosophical and physical/formal concerns, with the intention to explore color relationships.

Featured artists include: Tom Kreager, George Dielman, Jeremy Hansen, and Evan Seeling.

All four artists have ties to the Midwest and Colorado.

Chromatica is made possibly by the Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund.

Curated by Briget Heidmous

IDEA Cabaret: Characterizing Cultures through Representation

Tuesday, April 7, 4:30 PM

IDEA Space

 

For the final ReOrientations IDEA Cabaret presentation,  Jane Murphy, Associate Professor of History and Rashna B. Singh, Visiting Professor of English, discuss the ways in which popular culture representations of the Islamic world – found in fine art, film, cartoons, and literature – reflect and reinforce enduring and divisive stereotypes.

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Ibi Ibrahim, In the Hide, Digital pigment print on Hahnemühle photo rag fine art paper
23 5/8 x 15 3/4″
Edition of 5
Courtesy of the artist and JAMM Art Gallery, Dubai

IDEA Cabaret is an ongoing series of public talks featuring conversations between artists, visiting scholars, and Colorado College faculty from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise.  Less structured than formal lectures, IDEA Cabaret presentations aim to replicate the feeling of a good dinner party wherein interesting, lively guests respond to artwork and each other in spontaneous ways.  Audience participation is encouraged!

IDEA Cabaret: Snake Charmers and Harem Women: Orientalism Past and Present

Tuesday, March 31, 4:30 PM

IDEA Space

 

 

In the second ReOrientations IDEA Cabaret, Tip Ragan, Professor of History joins Gale Murray, Professor of Art History and featured exhibition catalog essayist, in a lively discussion of the ways in which 19th century artists shaped the Romantic and exotic perceptions of the “Orient” for Western viewers. Free and open to the public.

Lalla Essaydi, Les Femmes du Maroc: La Grande Odalisque #2, 2008 Chromogenic print mounted to aluminum and protected with Mactac luster laminate, 40 x 30"  © Lalla Essaydi/Courtesy Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Lalla Essaydi, Les Femmes du Maroc: La Grande Odalisque #2, 2008
Chromogenic print mounted to aluminum and protected with Mactac luster laminate, 40 x 30″
© Lalla Essaydi/Courtesy Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

 

IDEA Cabaret is an ongoing series of public talks featuring conversations between artists, visiting scholars, and Colorado College faculty from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise.  Less structured than formal lectures, IDEA Cabaret presentations aim to replicate the feeling of a good dinner party wherein interesting, lively guests respond to artwork and each other in spontaneous ways.  Audience participation is encouraged!

ReOrientations Opening Reception and IDEA Cabaret: Orientalism Past and Present

Wednesday, March 25, 4:30pm

IDEA Space

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Ibi Ibrahim, My Protector, 2012, Digital pigment print on Hahnemühle photo rag fine art paper, 23 5/8 x 15 3/4″ , Edition of 5 , Courtesy of the artist and JAMM Art Gallery, Dubai

Featuring: Ruth Kolarik, Professor of Art History and Ibi Ibrahim, exhibiting artist.

In this informal presentation, IDEA Cabaret participants will discuss the history of Orientalist imagery in the arts, and explore the ways in which contemporary artists such as Ibi Ibrahim address this history.

Free and open to the public

IDEA Cabaret is an ongoing series of public talks featuring conversations between artists, visiting scholars, and Colorado College faculty from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise.  Less structured than formal lectures, IDEA Cabaret presentations aim to replicate the feeling of a good dinner party wherein interesting, lively guests respond to artwork and each other in spontaneous ways.  Audience participation is encouraged!

ReOrientations: Defining and Defying 19th Century French Images of the Arab World

March 25 through May 7, 2015

Closed April 15 & 16

Charles Théodore Frère,  Along the Nile at Gyzeh, ca. mid-late 1850s, Oil on canvas, 38 x 51"  © Dahesh Museum of Art, 1995.102

Charles Théodore Frère   Along the Nile at Gyzeh, ca. mid-late 1850s, Oil on canvas, 38 x 51″
© Dahesh Museum of Art, 1995.102

Featuring 19th century paintings and contemporary photography, ReOrientations examines the ways in which Middle Eastern cultures have been portrayed historically, and further explores how contemporary artists appropriate and/or disrupt these depictions. The exhibition begins with a selection of nine 19th century French “Orientalist” paintings and works on paper from the collection of the Dahesh Museum. Through these images, visitors may explore the social, political, and aesthetic aspects of 19th century French representations of the Middle East, and begin to understand how these images have informed perceptions of Middle Eastern cultures within the West. The second half of the exhibition focuses on responses to Orientalist themes by contemporary artists Lalla Essaydi and Ibi Ibrahim. Their works recognize—and in some cases disrupt – the ways in which historical images of the Middle East affect contemporary social and political responses to the region.

An extensive exhibition catalog will accompany the exhibition with essays by Colorado College faculty from a variety of disciplines. Professor of Art History Gale Murray’s featured essay provides the foundation for an understanding 19th century Orientalist art.   Short contributions by Claire Oberon Garcia (English, Race & Ethnic Studies), Ruth Kolarik (Art History), Robert Lee (Political Science), Jane Murphy (History) and Michael O’Riely (French, Italian, and Arabic) offer multiple perspectives on Orientalism and its legacies.A series of IDEA Cabaret presentations, offered free to the public, will further explore the ideas presented within the exhibition.

Featured Artists

From the Dahesh Museum of Art, NYC

Alphonse-Étiénne Dinet (1861-1929)
Eugène Alexis Girardet (1853-1907)
Jean Raymond Hippolyte Lazerges  (1817-1887)
Émile-Jean-Horace Vernet (1789-1863)
Alexandre-Marie Colin, (1798-1873)
Eugène Fromentin (1820-1876)                                                             
Charles-Théodore Frère (1814-1888)

 

Les Femmes du Maroc Revisited #7, 2010 Chromogenic print mounted to aluminum with a UV protective laminate, 60 x 48” © Lalla Essaydi/Courtesy Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Lalla Essaydi, Les Femmes du Maroc Revisited #7, 2010
Chromogenic print mounted to aluminum with a UV protective laminate, 60 x 48”
© Lalla Essaydi/Courtesy Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

 

Lalla Essaydi grew up in Morocco and now lives in the USA. She received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/TUFTS University in May 2003. Her work has been exhibited in many major international venues, including Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Texas, Buffalo, Colorado, New York, Syria, Ireland, England, France, The Netherlands,Sharjah, U.A.E., and Japan. Essaydi’s work is featured in the permanent collections of many international institutions, including: The Louvre Museum, Paris; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Art Institute of Chicago; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Smithsonian Museum of African Arts, Washington DC; and The Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar.

 

 

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Ibi Ibrahim, In the Hide, 2010, Digital pigment print on Hahnemühle photo rag fine art paper, 23 5/8 x 15 3/4″Edition of 5, Courtesy of the artist and JAMM Art Gallery, Dubai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visual artist and filmmaker Ibi Ibrahim was born in the United States in 1987. He was raised throughout the Middle East, living in Yemen, Libya, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates. Exhibitions include “Light, Leaves, and Yemeni Coffee,” JAMM Art Gallery, Dubai (2015); “It’s Really Expensive,” Nouvel Organon, Paris (2014); “Paintings and Photographs,” European Union Office, Sana’a (2013); “Black and White: Absence of Color,” Minneapolis Photography Center, Minneapolis (2012); and “Gender Matters/Matters of Gender,” Freedman Gallery, Reading (2012). Films include “Sounds of Oud” (2011). Ibrahim’s work is included in a number of prominent private collections including the Barjeel Art Foundation. In 2014, Ibrahim became the first Yemeni artist to participate in the Cité Internationale des Arts residency program in Paris. He is currently an artist in residence at GlogauAIR in Berlin.

 

Exhibition funding is provided through the generous sponsorships of: The Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund; The Art Department/Stillman Fund for Exhibitions; The Office of the President; and The History Department.

Extending the (Sonic) Line by Ensemble Peak FreQuency

Thursday, February 19, 2015
7:00pm

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
I.D.E.A. Space

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Ensemble Peak FreQuency, the resident faculty ensemble of the UCCS Music Program, will give and interpretive response to the exhibit Extending the Line and “draw the sonic line” featuring original and thoughtfully chosen works.

Jane Rigler on flute and electronics, Glen Whitehead on trumpet and electronics, and Colin McAllister on guitar.

Objects, Fields, and Performances: A lecture by Anne Wilson

Tuesday February 17, 2015
4:00pm

Edith  Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
FILM SCREENING ROOM

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Using everyday materials – table linen, bed sheets, human hair, lace, thread, glass, and wire, Anne Wilson creates sculpture drawings performances and video animations that explore themes of time, loss, private, and social rituals.

Extending the Line: Print and Textile by Jean Gumpper and Jeanne Steiner

January 27 – March 7, 2015
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,

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.

 
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