It’s the Little Things

  Hege-Cox is a very unique building on Guilford’s campus. Where else can you find walls full of handprints, free-range squirrels, graffiti, and aggressively written signs demanding clean surfaces? Not King, that’s for damn sure. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I was recently told about a theory called the Broken Windows Theory, which basically assumes “if a window is broken and left unrepaired, people walking by will conclude that no one cares.” Sure, there are holes in our walls that go unpatched and air ventsRead more

Texting in Class

So many of our blog posts here at Hand Eye revolve around visiting artists and big events, but it’s important to remember that this is a college blog, run out of a college classroom by college students, so I’m using this week’s post to showcase a very cool classroom assignment. After all, that’s what we do here at Guilford: get assignments and make crazy amazing art that deserves recognition. º º º º º º º Mark Dixon’s Sculpture I class, which deals with the fundamentalsRead more

Woven Together

On Wednesday, September 14th, the exhibit, “Welcoming the Stranger”, a collaborative project by Jo Israelson that brings awareness to the immigrant experience, opened in the center atrium gallery at Hege Library. I found the exhibit very interactive and inviting. There are chalkboards asking us to write down how we welcome the stranger, and there are looms out for us to contribute lines of fabric and yarn to a few ever-growing tapestries- all of this happening under the soft shade ofRead more

Introducing: Katy Collier!

♥Welcome back, everyone, to Guilford!♥ This year, while our dear Roy Nydorf is on sabbatical, we’ll have Katy Collier taking over the drawing and printmaking scene! Katy graduated from Whittier College in 2006 with a BA in Studio Art and received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. Before Guilford, she taught at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis, MN. She has also taught at Spudnik Press, SAIC, and Ox-Bow School of Art andRead more

Endorphin-Driven Art

Science and art collided in the newest contribution to Guilford College’s campus: a bike rack created by our very own Will Staples. So how did this amazing opportunity for a Guilford student to create a permanent piece of our campus come about? Well, last fall, Mark Dixon’s Sculpture I class was given an assignment called “Benefaction”, where they were asked to create a sculpture that would benefit someone other than themselves. It was around this time that David Petree, Director ofRead more

Make Serendipity More Serendipitous

You may have noticed some whimsical sculptures scattered around Guilford during Serendipity weekend. Some were functional for sitting, some invited you in to investigate, and others acted as a sort of eye-spy game, hidden throughout the campus, waiting to be discovered. ⊗ ◊ ⊗ ◊ ⊗ These sculptures were created by Mark Dixon’s Sculpture II, III and Advanced Sculpture students. The project was a fun and fantastic exercise in creating artwork intended for a particular audience, place, and event. Mark explainsRead more

Senior Thesis 2016!

◊ MARK YOUR CALENDARS! ◊ The opening reception of the 2016 Senior Thesis show is Friday, April 29th from 7-9pm in The Bauman Galleries, Founders Hall  The Guilford College Art Department’s Thesis program is a year-long independent study project involving rigorous critique sessions and a professional practices course. A thesis program such as this is rarely offered in most undergraduate art departments. Go Guilford! This program is a great opportunity for students to experience showing their work in a professional-quality gallery. ItRead more

Art that Speaks

Last Wednesday, March 23rd, I attended the opening celebration of ’15 alum, William K. Kimmell’s, sculpture, “Communal Narrative”. This sculpture was made possible through Will recieving PPS’s Change Maker grant, as well as being chosen as this year’s Rachel and Allen Weller Memorial sculpture installation. This honor is bestowed upon a sculpture student every other year by the art faculty. Students, professors, Will’s family, a dog, a baby, and even Judith Weller Harvey (the daughter of Rachel and Allen Weller) all gathered onRead more

Stump Speeches ◙ Sculpture Opening

“Everyone that sow the seed and harvest the field celebrate together.” ~Zelmyra Fisher Sculpture alum, William W. Kimmell ’15 will be formally revealing his latest sculpture this Wednesday at 1:30 in front of the Art building. Will’s sculpture features a tree stump surrounded by a beautiful array of multi-colored stained glass leaves that illuminate when met with sunlight. We’ll be posting more details about Will’s piece and how it came to be on display in front of the Art building soon, so stay tuned. SeeRead more

Art for Nature’s Sake

Last week I visited the Weatherspoon with my Digital Darkroom class, taught by Maia Dery. It wasn’t meant to be a digital-photography themed experience, just a much needed break from hours spent staring at Photoshop templates on a computer screen, as well as a chance to be inspired by work similar, different, and incomparable to our own. Once we had all arrived in our carpool groups and gathered in the lobby, Maia told us to explore the galleries and find workRead more