Guilford Art Alum Success Story: Linc Hancock

Linc Hancock (’98), who studied philosophy and studio art at Guilford College, has recently achieved a multitude of successes in the art world.  A native of Raleigh, NC, Linc just completed a six-month residency at ArtSpace, worked with the collaborative Yuxtapongo on a Community mural the was on display at The Hopscotch Festival, and currently has work in at the exhibition Word Up at the North Carolina Museum of Art. The work he produced at ArtSpace, a series of paintingsRead more

Dixon at Weaver Academy

Guilford sculpture instructor Mark Dixon, who is serving as an artist-in-resident at Weaver Academy with his music-based art collaborative “Invisible,” shared this video of  a project he’s been working on with Weaver students. “This video documents a performance/happy birthday celebration for John Cage (aninfluential American composer).  It happened on what would have been his 100th.  It was also a kickoff for a project with my project “invisible” serving as artist in residence with art students at Weaver Academy.  Soon myRead more

Stephen Hayes Interview

In the main gallery space of the Hege Library stand fifteen life-size, manacled, plaster-cast figures, representing the fifteen million people shipped from Africa to America beginning in 1540. On the back of each of these figures is a woodcut that renders the layout of a slave ship, depicting approximately 600 Africans packed and transported as goods for monetary gain. In the library’s Atrium are additional prints, drawings, and sculptures that examine gluttony, consumption, and the unjust transport of goods, allRead more

Stephen Hayes: “Cash Crop” Meet-the-Creator Reception and Plaster-Casting Workshop

One week from today, Stephen Hayes will return to Guilford for a “meet-the-creator” reception at 6:00 p.m. in the art gallery. This is a rare and special opportunity for students to meet a successful and powerful young artist, and to learn more about the current exhibition. Cash Crop, a mixed-media installation that invites viewers to consider parallels between the historic Atlantic slave trade and Third World sweatshops of today. Here is the link to the facebook event. Additionally, Hayes willRead more

Last Minute Call for Submissions: WGSS Conference!

As some of you may know, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department will hold its annual conference tomorrow from one to five p.m. in Bryan Jr. Auditorium. There will also be an exhibition of student work in the lobby area. If you are interested in displaying a relevant piece, contact Chris Johnson (johnsonca@guilford.edu) and/or myself (fillingimhg@guilford.edu), or just bring it to Bryan Jr. at around 12:40 p.m. tomorrow.Read more

Phoebe Washburn at Guilford

Readers who have not heard of Phoebe Washburn will surely learn of her work soon enough. I say this not only because of her accumulating successes (she’s been called “one of the country’s most closely watched young artists”), but also because she will be at Guilford two weeks from today. Phoebe Washburn, It Makes for My Billionaire Status, 2005 (installation view, Kantor/Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles) The New York-based installation artist’s public lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 3, atRead more

DRAW-A-THON

The Art Department’s annual draw-a-thon is quickly approaching! On Friday night from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. on March 23rd, come improve your figure drawing skills at a late-night rendezvous in Hege-Cox. There will be three studios full of nude models, live music, food, and COFFEE, so don’t miss out! Participants are welcome to come and go as they please. Here is a link to the facebook event in case you want to RSVP online.Read more

Onward: The Creative Legacy of David Newton

As many members of the Guilford community are aware, David Newton, a much-loved faculty member in the art department, passed away after battling cancer last April. In his memory, the art gallery will host an exhibit spanning four decades of his career on March 23rd through May 4th, 2012. Titled Onward: the Creative Legacy of David Newton, the goal of the event is to pay tribute to his talent and influence as an artist and teacher. Co-curated by founding  galleryRead more