Oliver Ressler — Catastrophe Bonds

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Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies (2003-2008)

In an exhibition I expect to be widely popular across the St. Norbert campus and community, Oliver Ressler merges art, politics, economics and social activism into an impressive interactive gallery experience: Oliver Ressler–Catastrophe Bonds.

Ressler, hailing from Vienna, Austria, was invited to both the St. Norbert College and University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campuses as part of a joint project between the two institutions, the International Visiting Scholars Program, created to enrich the educational experiences of Green Bay and the surrounding communities.

Ressler’s work will be shown on both campuses and both SNC and UWGB will hold several events regarding the artist’s work, all of them open to the public.

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Fly Democracy (2007)

The pieces being shown in SNC’s Baer and Godschalx Galleries include Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies (2003-2008), a 16-channel video installation exploring just what the title suggests as rejections to the rule of capitalism, Fly Democracy (2007), an installation paralleling the drop of the leaflets the U.S. Military deposited in Iraq and Afghanistan, and finally, Emergency Turned Upside Down (2016), a 16 minute film inspired by the migration of Syrian and Middle Eastern refugees to European states, posing the question “what is the true emergency: the new presence of refugees in Europe, or the wars that drove them here?”

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Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies (2003-3008)

Oliver Ressler: Catastrophe Bonds is now open in the SNC galleries there will be several events on Thursday, March 1 to celebrate its opening: at 4 p.m. in the Michels Commons Ballroom there will be a panel discussion entitled Art. Social Action and Grassroots Democracy, sponsored by the Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice & Public Understanding and will feature the artist himself. Following the discussion there will be an opening reception for the exhibition with a special opening-night screening of The Right of Passage in the Bush Art Center Galleries from 5-7 p.m. 

For a full list of public events connected with this exhibition, please refer to the poster below:Ressler Poster 18x24

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.

Senior Exhibition 2017

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:

Maria Deau

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Emily Olsen

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Becky Ratajczyk

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Katie Vogel

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Alex Velicer

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Kerry Galvin

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Alison Cordry

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Jill Kleiman

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Abbie Hausman

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Haley Kropp

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Rose Gilderson-Duwe

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Caimyn Lutze

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Explore a Tiny House

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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.

 

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Mark your calendars for these upcoming exhibitions in the Bush Art Center:

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A tiny house built by Rebecca Rutter.

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

 

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Location: Elmer and Tiny Collar homestead. House and outbuilding. 1965 Lane 10, between Roads 19 and 20. HMID#: 153 Title: 153C-19617 (painting and quilt) Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki

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.

 

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Student work created in the SNC Ad Design class taught by Brian Pirman

2016-17 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
Baer Gallery, November 7 – December 9
Awards Reception, Thursday, Nov. 10

Graphic Design and Rock & Roll – the Art of the Music Poster
Godschalx Gallery, November 7 – December 9
Reception, Thursday, Nov. 10