Elspeth Schulze, sculptor, ceramicist and installation artist, was selected out of more than 1,200 applicants. Schulze innovatively modifies found materials into works of art that provide both entrancing visuals and layered meanings. In her world, the ordinary transforms into the exotic.
As global pandemics and public art exhibitions are not terribly compatible, last week, the Department of Art and Art History Department at the University of Colorado Boulder launched its annual King Exhibition online instead of in a gallery. The digital exhibit, which is the department’s yearly opportunity to celebrate student work, features artwork made by more than 60 undergraduate and graduate students.
In the Persuasive Prints exhibition at the CU Art Museum, prints gathered from the museum’s collection, augmented with loans from CU University Library’s Special Collections, show how artists and printmakers have combined images, text and artistic techniques to persuade viewers. Curated by graduate students in the museum’s practicum seminar, the diverse Persuasive Prints exhibition brings together 35 engravings, etchings, lithographs and woodcuts created from the 1500s to today.
In fall 2020 and spring 2021, the project team of Erin Espelie (assistant professor of cinema studies and critical media practices and co-director of the NEST Studio for the Arts), Brianne Cohen (assistant professor of art and art history), Andrew Cowell (professor of linguistics), and Lori Peek (professor of sociology and director of the Natural Hazards Center) will host a graduate seminar, bringing together dozens of university participants, as well as national and international keynote speakers, visiting artists and a postdoctoral student.
Stroke by stroke, two large murals are adding an eruption of color and expression to the new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building at the University of Colorado Boulder. One is being done by a CU Boulder student, Ellie Marcotte, an art practices senior.