March 12, 2014
Please join us on a lecture by Artist Patricia Belli at the Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University. The lecture is free and open to the public, we hope some of the Trace Gestures / Rapaces Traces Alumni will be able to attend and welcome her to the Frostic School of Art. Lecture will be held in RCVA Room #2008
Patricia Belli is internationally known for her work with emerging artists in Central America as well as for her own work. Patricia Belli is Director and founder of La EspIRA, a place for artistic reflection and creation. To date, she has brought hundreds of emerging artists from Latin America, particularly Central America, to Nicaragua for an artist residency, where artists of the region work with international visiting artists. Workshops and other activities of La Espira have expanded the role of art in Nicaragua from traditional painting and sculpture to interventions, performances and interactive works in the public sphere.
She is interested in dispelling binary oppositions that constituted the certainties of her youth. Personal and political, female and male, accessory and structure, function and form are all forms of equilibrium now, in which she finds a vanishing point and a refreshing conundrum.
Her work has been exhibited at the Havanna Biennial, Sao Paolo Biennial, as well as in the Central American and Nicaraguan Biennials. She has received numerous honors as both an artist and an educator; her work is exhibited internationally and she lives and work in Managua, Nicaragua.
It is important to note that Patricia Belli formed an integral part of the success of Trace + Gestures: Kalamazoo<>Granada. She was the third professor that was involved in the 25 artist collaborative on-site installations and artworks that were generated in Granada in October of 2012 during 10 days. 10 Students from WMU worked collaboratively with 15 emerging artists from Central America in Nicaragua. She is a gifted artist and an insightful teacher, I hope, through this visit to expose the rest of our WMU student community and our faculty to her important work as an artist and educator.
- Uncertainty Principle
Installation with three-pendulum table harmonograph, and series of graphite hand drawings mixed with harmonograph drawings. Harmonograph dimensions: 1.4 x 1 x 1 mts. Drawing series dimensions: 3 x 3.5 mts.
February 27, 2014
The Trace + Gestures Print Exchange Portfolio will be on display in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery from February 20- April 17, 2014.
The portfolio includes 19 international artists and was organized by Nichole Maury and Patricia Villalobos of Western Michigan University’s Frostic School of Art.
January 9, 2014
This year a student curatorial team of BFA Print majors and advanced printmedia students curated the yearly printmaking exhibition. This year’s exhibition title is:
What is black, white and read all over…
The exhibition will be on view from Jan. 9 – 23, 2014
Curatorial team hard at work in December!
November 5, 2013
Performance on October 31, 2013 at the Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, with Students: M’Bwende Anderson, Allison Walker, Erica Barajas, Andres Searl and Anna Marshall
November 4, 2013
Michael performing with (from left to right) M’Bwende Anderson, Allison Walker, Erica Barajas, Andres Searl and Anna Marshall
November 4, 2013
Talking to students taking part in the two-day workshop
September 16, 2013
Michael Schneider | Visiting Artist
October 30 – 31, 2013
Lecture, Oct. 31, 2013, Richmond Center for Visual Arts Room 2008, 5:30 p.m.
Michael Schneider studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and at the Tokyo University of the Arts in Japan. Since 1990 he has worked intensively in the techniques of the woodcut and Holzdrucks.
Schneider has exhibited extensively in Europe, Japan, Korea, Canada and the USA. His work was included in “100 Years of Japanese Woodblock Print” where he was the only European artist included. He has been involved in non-traditional approaches to printmaking including performance, installation and sound as an extension of his printmaking practice. He is co-founder of IM:PRINT, a peer-reviewed international academic magazine with a focus on prints.
He currently teaches as a faculty member of the University of Applied Arts, Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art, Department of Graphic Art and Printmaking, Vienna, Austria.
March 19, 2013
Students and faculty from the Frostic School of Art will be attending the Southern Graphics Council International conference in Milwaukee from March 20-23, 2013.
TRACE + GESTURES
Patricia Villalobos and Nichole Maury, Professors of printmaking at the Frostic School of Art, will be exhibiting an exchange portfolio at SGCI which they organized with 19 artists from the US and abroad. The portfolio will be on view March 20-23. Reception is Friday, March 21, 5-8 pm.
Grey Matter Gallery
207 e. buffalo st.
milwaukee, wi 53202
Trace, by Claudia Sbrissa
February 25, 2013
Mike Sims, of the Lawrence Lithography Workshop, met with advanced printmaking students at the Frostic School of Art on Thursday, Feb. 21
February 21, 2013
We are honored to have a fantastic alumni of WMU on site this week, Mike Sims, of The Lawrence Lithography Workshop.
On view are approximately 70 prints from TLLW. Some of the artist included are: Nick Bubash, Peregrine Honig, Tom Huck, Luis Jimenez, John Newman, Ed Paschke, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Roger Shimomura, Robert Stackhouse, Akio Takamori, and Ted Waddell, and others. Prints from the early days of the shop to the very recent are included in the show. The show runs from February 21st through March 22nd.
Mike will be giving a public lecture about his history as an artist, entrepreneur, and master printer this THURSDAY, FEB. 21, at 5:30, in Room 2008 of the Richmond Center for Visual Arts.