In a collaboration with Gene Felice, a video projection of “Cyanotype Impressions of the Atlantic Ocean in Maine” was on view at the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 as part of the exhibit entanglements, presented by the Algae Society: Bioart Design Lab. Learn more at: http://algaesociety.org/algae-society-exhibit-for-climate-summit-cop25-chile-madrid/ and http://algaesociety.org/blog/cyanotype-impressions-of-the-atlantic-ocean-in-maine/.
DRIFT & MIGRATE: FLOW AND MIGRATE
November 6-20, 2019
Faculty of Fine Arts
Complutense University of Madrid
Opening Reception: Novemeber 6 at 3pm
THE ALGAE SOCIETY- BIOART AND DESIGN LAB presents its first exhibition in Spain by the Complutense Research Group “Art, Technology and Social Commitment – ARTECS”. This show is a continuation of the work of the Algae Society starting at the MOXI / The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation in Santa Barbara (California) from April through July 2019. This show includes students and professors of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in addition to the works carried out by the students of the subject “Art, Science and Nature” of the Master in Research, Art and Creation (MIAC) of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM, and the members of the ARTECS research group. The Complutense University of Madrid also welcomes work by artists and researchers from the Algae Society and from the University of California Santa Cruz, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the University of Maine Intermedia MFA program.
The Algae Society is an international collective of artists and scientists who work on issues related to sustainability and the environment with the aim of highlighting the value of algae, the organisms that produce most of the oxygen we consume. Thus, from artistic practice and collaboration they develop exhibition projects that support the dissemination and knowledge of these organisms and the importance they have for life. The exhibition project “DRIFT AND MIGRATE” aims to show the impact of human activity on the marine environment through climate change and the consequent acidification of the oceans and how this, in turn, impacts the existence of algae directly or indirectly on the ecosystems and organisms with which they coexist, be they corals, marine plants or animals.
The exhibition has graphic works, photographs, interactive works, audiovisual installations and sculptural pieces that pose the personal vision of more than 50 artists from different parts of the world. The vision of The Algae Society is to propose projects that, with a marked international character, show problems related to these organisms both globally and locally to show that the conservation of marine ecosystems is an issue that concerns all humanity.
The exhibition will be open to the public from the 6th to the 20th of November in the exhibition hall of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Complutense University of Madrid.
For more information:
“Cyanotype Impressions of the Atlantic Ocean in Maine” by Rachel E. Church
Published September 18th, 2019 in Spire: The Maine Journal of Conservation and Sustainability
Full article at: https://umaine.edu/spire/2019/09/18/cyanotypes/
Join me at Still Life Studio on Dec. 3rd to design, carve, and print your own set of greeting or holiday cards! (Handmade cards make a great gift, too!) You can choose between two 2.5 hours sessions, one starting at 10 am and the other at 12:30 pm. In both sessions I’ll demonstrate two methods for creating your printing block for you to choose from, then help you ink and print your design. All supplies included for just $40! Sign up today to reserve your spot: https://www.studiostilllife.com/class-calendar/2017/12/3/handmade-card-making-day
Mark you calendars for Running with Scissor’s 6×6 Annual Gallery Event & Open Studios on Saturday October 14th,10 am – 4 pm, during statewide Maine Craft Weekend!
Over 40 RWS member artists & invited artist guests exhibiting 6×6″ new works of art, all priced $150.00 each AND over 30 RWS artists will open their work space and studios to talk, browse, explore, buy!
FREE EVENT FOR ALL AGES.
250 Anderson Street
More info at rwsartstudios.com, email@example.com or 207-831-5682
ART 342 Summer Book Arts Culminating Event
Summer Book Arts class, ART 342, culminates in an exhibition of student made art books.
Book Arts Exhibition runs from September 7 – October 8, 2017 at the Special Collections on the 6th floor, Glickman Family Library.
Lecture and Exhibition Reception is Monday, September 11th, 4:00-6:00 p.m..
Lecture: Artists’ Books as Teaching Tools by Cathleen Miller, Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England. University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Avenue, Portland Campus. Lecture begins at 4:00 p.m..
Following the Lecture there will be an exhibition reception from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on the 6th floor of Glickman Family Library. Refreshments will be served.
Event is Free and Open to the Public.
Come see me tomorrow at the Running with Scissors 6×6 Gallery Show and Open Studios, as part of ME Craft Weekend! From the event page:
“Experiencing how artists ply their magic will be the focus of the Open Studios at Running with Scissors Studios (RWS), 250 Anderson St, in Portland’s eclectic and creative East Bayside on Saturday, October 1st from 10 am to 4 pm.
This event is free and open to the public. In addition to the 30+ artists working, you will find a unique show of work in a variety of media, in a six inch by six inch format display.
Meet print makers, painters, jewelers, ceramicists, wood workers, metal workers, textile artists, print makers, book artists, mixed media and more at this one day unique event and maybe find a piece to take home.
Part of the greater Maine Craft Weekend, through the Maine Crafts Association, the RWS event will be neighbored by other local craft makers and craft brewers. See http://mainecraftweekend.org/ for more information and a map. Please call 207-831-5682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Maine Craft Weekend (MCW), a statewide tour of Maine craft studios, breweries, businesses and events, is an opportunity for the public to explore the life and work of craft artists and craft brewers in Maine. MCW is a public, educational, community oriented, family friendly weekend October 1 + 2, 2016.”
More info at the Running with Scissors Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/625806780916138/