Welcome to Fall 2023!
Faculty Exhibition at CU Art Museum
On view: Friday, September 8-Mid-December 2023
Opening reception: Thursday, September 7th from 5:00-7:00 PM
Culture Crawl at the VAC
Tuesday, September 19-20, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 PM in the lobby of the Visual Arts Complex (VAC)
The Visual Arts Complex will have its doors open to welcome all visitors on Sept. 19 and 20. Explore the works of students and visiting artists exhibited throughout the building on all floors. There will be a reception from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the lobby on both days with light refreshments and staff present to answer questions about programs. Visitors are also welcome to drop by anytime during building hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Culture Crawl is a campus-wide event celebrating several cultural heritage sites and groups at CU Boulder. Stop by the different locations and take part in immersive activities, performances, games and shows. Every location you visit gives you a chance to win a prize.
CIRCA Ceramics Symposium at the University of Colorado Boulder
September 22 – September 24, 2023
- Keynote address by Jennifer Ling Datchuk on Friday, September 22 at 5:00 PM in the VAC auditorium, 1B20
- Panel discussion on Graduate Student Success Saturday, September 23 from 9 -11am in the VAC auditorium, 1B20
Experimental Tuesdays in the Brakhage Center (ATLAS 311)
September 26th at 12:30 PM
Screen a Stan Brakhage film followed by conversations with fellow film lovers. Bring your lunch!
Visiting Artist Lecture: Binh Danh
Monday, October 2 at 4:00 PM in the Visual Arts Complex auditorium 1B20
Binh Danh reconfigures traditional photographic techniques and processes in unconventional ways to delve into the connection between history, identity, and place.
New Faculty in Foundations!
Welcome Molly Valentine Dierks, Assistant Teaching Professor!
About Molly: Through immersive installations that draw equally from nature and technology, interdisciplinary artist & designer Molly Valentine Dierks explores evolving landscapes of intimacy, distance, and connection.
Dierks studied Psychology at Dartmouth College (BA, Honors); Sculpture + Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University (Post-Baccalaureate, Continuing Studies); and Art + Design, gender studies, disability theory, and postmodernism at the University of Michigan (MFA). Dierks has participated in exhibitions nationally (Dallas, Detroit, LA) and internationally (Russia, South Korea). Dierks’ public installations (Detroit, Minnesota, Dallas, Fort Worth) rely on the visual language of signs and mass production to meditate on transitional states like vulnerability, evolution, or letting go. Through ongoing research and residencies in Beijing, Tokyo, and Gyeonggi-do, and the rural landscapes of the US, Iceland, and Finland, she explores different landscapes (material, psychological, ecological), translating the poetry of her experiences through her work.
Molly Valentine Dierks is a deeply enthusiastic educator and mentor who employs her passion for design through community initiatives, classroom relationships, and curriculum innovation.