Opening reception for the Art SMP Midterm Exhibition
Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary, Which Way Home?, directed and produced by Rebecca Cammisa.
Which Way Home? documents the personal side of immigration through the eyes of child migrants from Central America who risk everything to make it to the US riding atop freight trains through Mexico
Co-sponsored by Boyden Gallery and the Department of International Languages and Cultures, in conjunction with the exhibition Destino (on view in Boyden Gallery, October 20-November 22)
Todd R. Forsgren uses photography to examine themes of ecology, environmentalism, and perceptions of landscape while striving to strike a balance between art history and natural history. To do so, Forsgren uses a range of photographic approaches, from documentary strategies to more experimental techniques. His work has been shown at numerous venues, including Carroll and Sons, Heiner Contemporary, and Jen Bekman Gallery. He studied biology and visual arts at Bowdoin College and photography at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and J.E. Purkyně University. He was an artist-in-residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, the Artist’s Enclave at I-Park, and Maryland Hall for Creative Arts. Forsgren was also a Fulbright Fellow in Mongolia. He is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Art this year, teaching courses in photography, digital imaging, and IVT. Included in this exhibition are works from Forsgren’s series Ornithological Photographs, in celebration of the publication of a monograph of the complete portfolio of 57 images by Daylight Books this autumn. Signed copies of Forsgren’s new book will be available at the opening. Work from this and other series can be seen on Todd’s website: http://www.toddforsgren.com
Exhibition runs through November 18, 2015. Open Hours TBA.
Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion with Jay Noble!
Jay Noble is a visual artist and educator living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His artwork spans the continuum between abstraction, figuration and the beauty of seeing. He earned his MFA from American University in Washington DC and also studied at the New York Studio School and Chautauqua School of Art. At these schools he worked most extensively and attentively with Glen Goldberg, Barbara Grossman, Deborah Kahn, Stanley Lewis, and Graham Nickson amongst whom he found the greatest resonance to form his own vision. His artwork has been exhibited solo and group shows up and down the East Coast and the Midwest. After a decade as a passionate adjunct level educator in the college setting he decided, “I had more to offer and saw an important need.” This led him to found Mount Gretna School of Art where he currently serves as Executive Director.
Artist Michelle Frankfurter will discuss her photography and the exhibition, Destino.
Join us for a discussion with alumnus Frederick (Spike) Meatyard, Landscape Designer and Co-Founder of Double “T” Oyster Ranch.
Frederick Meatyard (Spike) graduated with a BA in Anthropology, with minors in Environmental Studies and Art from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2009. After graduation, he attended the Urban Design Studio at Harvard University and then received a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design in 2014. Currently, Meatyard is a landscape designer for Environmental Systems Analysis, Inc. in Annapolis, Maryland. As a professional landscape designer and field ecologist at Environmental Systems Analysis, Inc. (ESA) Meatyard performs a range of design work from environmental analysis and concept design using AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite to design development, project construction phases, and post construction monitoring. ESA’s clients include federal, state and county governments, non-profit organizations, private companies, and education institutions within the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. areas.
Meatyard is also co-founder of Double T Oyster Ranch in Herring Creek, Maryland. As a co-founder/partner at Double ‘T’ Oyster Ranch, he has designed and developed a growing aquaculture business in compliance with Maryland State and US Army Corps of Engineers regulations. His duties include permit acquisitions, marketing, and harvesting oysters; as well as, designing and constructing infrastructure such as piers, barges, boats, and water column cages. Meatyard’s mission in this venture is to find a balance between culture and ecology in the Chesapeake Bay’s Oyster Industry.
Essye Klempner lives and works in New York, NY. In 2006, she received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts; She began a MFA at Hunter College, and finished her degree teaching painting at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. Her materials can include cyanotypes and ceramics to installations of benches, booklets, video, and oil paintings based off of mathematics and music history. Exhibitions have included: TSA, Underdonk, Temporary Agency, 321 Gallery, Mason Gross at Civic Square, and most recently Vessels at Blackston Gallery. Check her out at http://www.essyeklempner.com
An advising meeting for all ART students interested in learning about the major and minor, SMPs in Art, spring 2016 courses, special programming and opportunities for students on and off-campus.
Lecture by Cecilia Belej (Ph.D, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Post-Doctoral Fulbright visiting scholar at UMCP), discussing the ways in which the mural art sponsored by the Section of Fine Arts in the United States during the New Deal was publicized abroad as part of the Good Neighbor policy and forged a powerful model for artists in the Southern Cone.
Get acquainted with our Artist in Residence, Tommy Dahlberg, during his first show at St. Mary’s College.
The exhibition will run through October 14, 2015.