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

UPDATE‼ 2 Exhibition Opportunities‼

♢ 1. A wonderful opportunity just popped up right next door to Guilford, in the West Concourse Gallery at Friends Homes West. Friends Homes is hosting a juried student artwork exhibit that will be juried by art alum Kelly L. Taylor ’15 and Friends Homes’ Art Gallery Curator Yvonne Williams. The show is open to all current Guilford students and ALL MEDIUMS! If you have work that you would like to enter, take a few photos of your piece/s (jpgs please) and emailRead more

The Gap Between Intention and Effect

  Masquerade: verb 1. To pretend to be someone one is not. This Monday I attended art department chair Kathryn Sheilds’ lecture tackling the issue of identity and masks. A handful of students as well as faculty gathered in the Hege Library art gallery to learn about masquerade and contemporary photography. In a fifteen minute lecture Kathryn examined the theme of identity in several photographers’ work- Diane Arbus, Cindy Sherman, Kimiko Yoshida, Nikki S. Lee, Gillian Wearing, and Jillian Mayer.Read more

Questions and Answers

Last Wednesday, during a very windy thunderstorm and a few short power outages, there was a student-moderated Art Faculty panel discussion held in the warm and toasty confines of the Art Gallery. Ben Stinson, Sydney Brown, Nico Narvaez Soza, Natalia Petkov, Juliet Magoon, Eli Tuchler, Colin Nollet, and myself had the chance to ask our professors the hard-hitting questions we’ve always wondered. Some questions focused on the art in the Art Faculty Exhibition, which surrounded us in the gallery, whileRead more

Be Obsessed, Find Your Focus~~Art After Guilford

As a second semester junior for whom senior year is creeping up way too fast, I went into the Art After Guilford event with a fair amount of excitement but an even larger amount of existential angst. I have no idea where I’m going with my art or my life when I leave college. Would these alumni have any advice for this young artist who has no direction in life? Art After Guilford is put together every year to giveRead more