October and November in the Galleries

October and November saw much good art in the Art Galleries.  Material Worlds was featured in the Baer Gallery in October and filled with still life paintings by Cassie Marie Edwards and ceramic sculptures by Craig Clifford.

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Material Worlds, Baer Gallery 
Craig
Material Worlds, Baer Gallery

The Godschalx Gallery featured the exhibition, Plywood by Post. Project organizer, Katie Ries, Associate Professor of Art, St. Norbert College, invited artists to join her in a collaborative mail art project.  The artists shipped thin pieces of birch plywood to each other, once a month, adding to each panel when it was in their possession.

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Plywood by Post, Godschalx Gallery 

The 2019 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition was featured in the Baer Gallery in November.  The exhibition included works by seventeen current St. Norbert College students.  Awards were juried by curator, artist, and owner of the James May Gallery, Kendra Bulgrin. This year’s winners were: 1st Place, Hailey Buss, for the painting Celebration, 2nd Place, Megan Huth for the sculpture, Jumbo Avo, and 3rd Place, Bridget Van Beckum for the pattern design, Mallard Ducks.  Honorable Mention Awards went to Hailey Bush for Freshwater Fish of North America, Rhiannon Cooper for Great Grandmother, and Noah Fidlin for Birdhouse.

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Baer Gallery, 2019 Juried Student Art Exhibition

Also on exhibit in October was 6×880=One, a collaborative project by students in Art 389, Aesthetic Rites and Rituals, taught by Fr. James Neilson. Each student created a piece that in length is one sixth of a mile, collectively making the work in the gallery one mile long.

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6 x 880 = ONE, Godschalx Gallery

There are still a few days to catch the November exhibitions, which run through Friday, Dec. 6.

 

September in the Bush Art Center

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Baer Gallery, Why We Collect Exhibition

Welcome to the start of a new academic year!

In the Bush Art Center, we’ve opened the year with two exciting exhibitions.  Why We Collect, in the Baer and Permanent Collection Galleries, features work from the St. Norbert College Art Collection as well as the chance for visitors to purchase art out of the Art for All vending machine. April Beiswenger: “In collateral light must I be comforted”, in the Godschalx Gallery, navigates the intersection between clothing, technology, and the art of perception. Both exhibitions run through September 21, 2019.

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Godschalx Gallery, April Beiswenger Exhibition,

 

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Work by artist Jean Stamsta that was gifted to the art collection at St. Norbert College by Jean and Duane Stamsta and Kohler Foundation, Inc., in the Why We Collect exhibition.

 

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A vending machine full of art curated by Katie Ries. Everything is for sale for $5 or less.

 

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A vending machine full of stickers featuring awesome women. Curated by April Beiswenger and located in the Bush Art Center lobby.

September Exhibitions, August 26 – September 21

Welcome to our 2019-20 season!  We’re kicking off the year with a celebration of creative work on campus.  Why We Collect, in the Baer and Permanent Collection galleries, features work from the St. Norbert College Permanent Collection.  After taking a look at some of the works collected by St. Norbert College, you’ll have the opportunity to add to, or start, your own collection with a purchase from the Art for All vending machine. The vending machine, curated by Katie Ries, Associate Professor of Art at St. Norbert College, offers the opportunity to purchase art for $5 or less. 

The Godschalx Gallery features April Beiswenger: “In collateral light must I be comforted”, an exhibition that navigates the intersection between clothing, technology, and the art of perception. April Beiswenger is Associate Professor of Theatre at St. Norbert College. 

During these exhibitions, which run from August 26 – Sept. 21, we encourage visitors to enjoy a self-directed exercise in Slow Looking.   A guide to this practice will be available in the gallery.  Also, join us for fun activities in the Bush Art Center during the campus-wide SNC Day event on Sept. 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Art Break

top-view-of-black-coffee-and-beans-on-yellow-background-picture-id626629272Need 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.