Reconsidered Goods

Last fall, I was sent on a work errand to drop off fabric donations to a new little business on Patterson St. Little did I know, I was stumbling upon one of the better places Greensboro has to offer. Reconsidered Goods is an artist’s haven, thrift shopper’s dream, and environmentally conscious space that the Guilford College community needs to be aware of. Paige Cox, a founding member of Reconsidered Goods and all around lovely person, shared her insights and vision onRead more

Thesis Group Talks Street Art

Every few weeks this semester, the Guilford Senior Art Thesis group meets up for student-led seminars where we read, watch, or experience art together and discuss how the concepts we learn can apply to our own thesis project or artistic career in general. Last week we all watched the documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop– a film about street art. ♥   ♥   ♥   ♥   ♥ We talked about the many levels of street art represented in the documentary, from takingRead more

Free Press

Screenprinting, stamps, music, and community!  “It takes two to make a thing go riiiight, it takes two to make it outta sight” Free Press was bumping Rob Base ! There were many people already working on t-shirt designs and a variety of stamps. Great music fills the rooms, people are singing, dancing and creating. I do not know anything first thing about printing, or making stamps, but people who did were more than willing to help out. ♥♥♥ Katy (An amazing teacherRead more

Black Trans Lives Matter

A protest was held on Guilford’s campus on Wednesday afternoon after Public Safety’s response to a sexual assault of a transgender woman at 10pm on Tuesday night was deemed insufficient. When an alert about the assault wasn’t immediately released there was an uproar of emotion on campus. Before the protest began there was a calm silence. And once it started there was an unavoidable tenseness in the air. The tension became even more intense once the administration and leaders of theRead more

Jumpsuit Project Visits Guilford

Artist and activist, Sherrill Roland, takes a walk on Guilford’s campus by Erin Kye As a graduate student at University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) in 2013, Roland was wrongfully accused by the Washington, DC judicial system of a crime he did not commit. He served nearly a year in prison before he was released and eventually exonerated. After this experience, he created the Jumpsuit Project to share his story and to educate people on the truth of incarceration inRead more

Conversation Through Art

Artist Michaela Pilar Brown Visits Guilford by Annie Lattimore The artist, Michaela Pilar Brown’s project “Burying Seeds” is full of personal pieces based on the body and her idea of home. During her talk in the Guilford College Art Gallery on Thursday night, she spoke about identity, history, and race. Brown also spoke on her life and the state of our country during President Trump’s travel ban. After taking some time off of her art to become a caregiver andRead more

FREE PRESS!

Thinking of going to a protest in the near future? Need rally fliers,  stickers, patches, postcards, and signs? Drop by the print shop of Hege Cox (second floor middle room) this Friday between 1-4:30 pm to make your own! In conjunction with the All Black Everything symposium, and in partnership with MED and the English and Creative Writing Department, Free Press is an open house event for students, alumni,  faculty, and staff to come together as a community and voice their frustrationsRead more

Printing Protestors

Three social justice blog posts in a row? Tis the season! Ahhh, yet another interdisciplinary Guilford moment where art, literature, and social justice came together to create something powerful and strong. Printmaking professor Katy Collier hosted a protest sign carving party on Monday where participants could carve wood or linoleum blocks to create their own protest slogan stamps. It was great to see people who had never carved before learn the skill of printmaking and create cool and important artRead more

Painting the Town Red

Social justice, community leadership, and art all wrapped into one is exactly the kind of formula ’01 alumna, Molly Gochman, has created with her latest ongoing work, The Red Sand Project. Molly is Guilford’s 2016 Young Alumni Achievement Award recipient. She came to campus last Monday to receive her award and invited Guilford students to participate in the Red Sand Project, as evident by our walkways throughout campus. At the award ceremony, Jane Fernandes described Molly’s work as art that is “informingRead more

Art in the Time of Election Season aka The Juried Student Show

This year’s Juried Student Show is a refreshing reminder that art is a powerful tool. Right before the opening on Thursday, I went to my Intro to Fiction class taught by Myléne Dressler. Too shook up to discuss the book we were reading, we sat in a circle and discussed our thoughts about the election results and what role fiction, and all forms of art, hold in the wake of world events. We determined that art can help us spreadRead more