The SNC exhibition runs from Feb. 26-March 29 in the Bush Art Center.
Need a few minutes away from your work to spark your creative juices or see your current project from a different perspective? Take an Art Break in the galleries! Stop by the Bush Art Center for coffee, tea and treats and a stroll through the galleries. Art curator Shan Bryan-Hanson will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the art on exhibit, or you can stroll in silence. Warm drinks and a fresh take await!
Art Break will take place on the following dates; stop by for five minutes or settle in for a longer visit, whatever your schedule allows.
Friday, January 26, 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, February 1, 1-3 p.m.
Tuesday, February 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monday, February 12, 2-4 p.m.
Though we close for the current season on May 5 (five more days to catch the Senior Art Exhibition), we have many good things in the works for fall. See you in August!
Congratulations to the SNC Art Class of 2017! Here is a peek at the work each of the graduating majors presented in the Senior Art Exhibition:
There was much to see, learn, and make in the Bush Art Center on SNC Day this past Saturday! Here are a few highlights:
Visitors made flowers out of organic cotton and recycled t-shirt fabric. The project was inspired by a piece in the April Beiswenger: 1000 T-Shirt Project exhibit.
Rebecca Rutter, tiny house owner, designer and builder, gave tours of the house from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The house drew a lot of interest with steady waiting lines all day long. In case you missed it, there are three more days to tour the house! Open house hours are Wednesday, noon- 2 p.m., Thursday, noon-2 p.m. and Friday, 11:00-1:00 p.m., through Friday, Sept. 23.
On display throughout the day were, among other artworks, gorgeous hand-sewn garments by Alabama Chanin in the Shelter and Clothing exhibit and a map piece illustrating where t-shirts are made in the 1000 T-Shirt Project exhibit.
A lot of boot making fun happened in the critique studio. SNC students and alums helped visitors craft boot models and handed out screen prints. The project was designed by professor Katie Reis and student collaborator, Maria Deau.
Kids stopped in the Baer Gallery to draw their own tiny house designs.
Other events throughout the day included Art and Design lectures presented by Art professor, Fr. Jim Neilson and Theatre professor, April Beiswenger. Cheers to another great SNC Day!
Last night, as part of Fashion This, we screened the film The True Cost . The film explores the environmental toll and human rights violations surrounding the fast fashion industry. Afterwards, a question was asked about ways to transition to a more ethical and eco-friendly wardrobe.
Here are a few suggestions:
- Buy used clothing. There are many great resources for used clothing–yard sales, consignment shops, thrift stores, and online consignment and swap sites like ThredUp and Poshmark.
- Buy quality garments that will last many years. Uncertain about how to assess quality? Inspect your clothing items that have lasted many years. Study the feel and drape of the fabric, inspect the seams and overall construction of the garments. Compare this to a garment you recently purchased that quickly stretched or ripped.
- Care for your clothes. Read care instructions on labels. Put delicate items in mesh garment bags before tossing them in the wash. Line dry clothes whenever possible. Learn and use basic mending skills. Store clothes with care.
- Shop like my grandmothers did. They both had lovely wardrobes and chose clothes based on their personal styles rather than the latest trends. They also purchased well-made clothes that would last many years.
- Host a clothing swap.
- Create a capsule wardrobe. Check out Project 333 for inspiration. A traditional capsule wardrobe is one that lasts for years, not just a season. Build a capsule wardrobe slowly, with classic pieces that won’t go out of style. If you crave new clothes each season try building a capsule wardrobe from thrifted clothes.
- Buy fair trade clothing and garments made from organic fabric.
- Clean out your closet regularly. Knowing what you have and what you need can curb the urge to make impulse purchases.
- Support artists and small creative businesses that produce one of a kind garments. Shop Etsy, art fairs and small, local businesses.
- Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good. Make a few manageable, sustainable changes. Build on that over time.
Meantime, check out the remaining Fashion This exhibitions and events!
As part of the exhibition Shelter and Clothing, a tiny house will be on display on the lawn outside the Bush Art Center. Open house hours are M, T, W, Th, 12-2 p.m. and F, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Aug. 29-Sept. 23. The house will also be open for tours on Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming exhibitions in the Bush Art Center:
Shelter and Clothing: Using Sustainable Design to Rethink How We Live Today
Baer Gallery, August 29 – Sept. 23
Open for SNC Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
“And where she ends she doth anew begin.”
– the 1000 t-shirt project by April Beiswenger
Godschalx Gallery, August 29 – Sept. 23
Artist’s Lecture: Fashion This! Sustainable Clothing and You, Sat., Sept. 17, 3-3:45
Kevin J. Miyazaki: Camp Home
Baer Gallery, October 3 – October 28
Reception, Thursday, October 13, 5-7 p.m.
A Potter Collects: The Collection of Reid Schoonover
Godschalx Gallery, October 3 – October 28
Reception, Thursday, October 13, 5-7 p.m.