Come talk art + eat PIZZA! ✧TOMORROW✧

Quick announcement! Tomorrow, the Art Department is hosting a special series of events that will give art students a chance to do a little networking and talk art with Guilford art grads! Oh and there will be pizza! Come to Art After Guilford tomorrow  between 1:30 and 7. Events will begin in the Art Gallery and end in upstairs Hege-Cox. A few Guilford alums who are doing awesome things with their art degrees will be sharing some time and advice to currentRead more

□ Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition □

Creativity swirled through the Guilford College Art Gallery on February 3rd, as this year’s Art Faculty Exhibition had opened its doors. This year focused around the diversity ideas, materials and imagery as mediums ranged from paintings, sculpture, and collaborative ceramics to graphics, photography,  and a mixed-media sound installation. Students’ eyes lit up throughout the room as they were finally able to see some of their professors’ most current endeavors in art. As an art major, I felt especially inspired as I was able toRead more

Art Folks, There Is Opportunity

Over Thanksgiving Break, up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina outside of Asheville, I had the chance to visit Penland School of Craft. Penland describes itself as a place that “serves people whose lives are focused in making things and those who engage with craft as an enhancement for their lives.” Throughout the year, Penland offers a series of one-week, two-week, and eight-week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textilesRead more

You be You: A Look Inside of Photothon

Several weeks ago, Photothon was the place to be. Photothon is a school-wide event sponsored by Photo Club. In talking with Colin Nollet, a current art student here and a main organizer of the event, I learned that Photothon is meant to “give artistic opportunities that aren’t normally given out.” What might this mean?  Photothon gives all students—not just art students—the chance to come out and make art together. Besides that, Photothon is an event that presents an opportunity uniqueRead more

Shots on Shots on Shots

That’s right. I was taking pictures of pictures of pictures in Antoine Williams’ Painting I class this last Wednesday. Initially, I was told that the Painting I students had been assigned to appropriate a classical portrait.  This means changing the face of the subject in the portrait to be their own. Pretty cool, right? When I walked into the classroom though, there was already a team of photographers there. Apparently word got around that it was an exciting morning toRead more

A View from the Print Studio

╱╲ ╱╲ Here’s an inside look at Roy Nydorf’s woodcut class. Miles Davis plays in the background as students slowly chip away at their wood slabs. Roy also teaches etching and drawing. Below we have included a few pieces of Roy’s personal work, what do you think? Approaching midterms, students worked on their second completed woodcut in this class. Below, student Nicholas Soza nervously tests his first print from this particular cut. He was really happy with how it cameRead more

Our Newest Addition

This semester, we are welcoming Antoine Williams into our art department!  Antoine is a recent graduate from UNC Chapel Hill, where he received an MFA in studio art.  Although he’s been teaching in academia for a while, it is clear that Antoine is very much a practicing artist.  In looking at his work (check out his website) and in taking his 2-D Design Course (which I am so pleased to be a part of) it is clear that Antoine thrivesRead more

Are You There Guilford? It’s Us, Hand Eye

△▽ First off, kudos to our new President Jane Fernandes. On August 26th an inauguration was held in her honor, as she was named Guilford’s 9th– and very first female president. She is also the first deaf woman to lead an American college or university. Following the ceremony, sticking to Guilford’s quaker roots set in simplicity and responsible stewardship, a club and talents fair engrossed the quad. As Jane rolled her sleeves up to plant a celebratory oak tree, I saw sculpture instructor, Mark Dixon‘sRead more