We believe that the arts have the power to transform individuals, and to transform society.
Studying art promotes close looking, creative thinking, and problem-solving.
Educating students from all backgrounds is an incredibly effective way to help us change our world for the better.
We are hosting a virtual fundraiser and hope that you can join us, and hear directly from students who have been impacted by studying in our department, as well as from faculty who have devoted their careers to teaching emerging artists and art historians. We will be sharing work by students and faculty and will close the evening with a raffle of a works generously donated by faculty and staff members.
Wednesday, December 2
5:30 PM MST
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If you are not able to join us, but want to support our efforts, please make a donation in any amount by using the link below. Please share this invitation with others who may be moved to support our efforts. By donating towards our scholarship fund, you will make a tremendous difference in someone’s life by giving them an education in the arts—and giving them the chance to change the world.
Union Hall hosts a live conversation with Alejandra Abad, featured artist in Co-Terminous, to discuss her site specific installation BIOME vs. BORDERS. Alejandra Abad is a current candidate in the MFA program.
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, distinguished professor of Environmental Biology at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. As the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, Kimmerer has earned wide acclaim. Kimmerer's interests in restoration include not only restoration of ecological communities, but restoration of our kinship to land.
Join us for an afternoon featuring a presentation by Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, followed by a discussion between the author and Dr. Clint Carroll, Associate Professor, CU Ethnic Studies and a general Q&A session. This presentation is sponsored by the CU Museum of Natural History and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's 2020-2021 Sawyer Seminar "Environmental Futures"at the University of Colorado Boulder (an interdisciplinary project including NEST Studio for the Arts, the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies, Art & Art History, and the Natural Hazards Center).
Digital Arts 2 (Course: ARTS 4126)
An online Wintermester course offered for 3 weeks - December 18, 2020- January 10, 2021
Instructor: Françoise Duressé-Stimilli
Transmedia storytelling is the technique of telling a story across multiple platforms and formats using current digital technologies. This course will focus on the concept: If Walls Could Talk and explore the question of what it means to inhabit a place/space. You will gather family and local stories in order to frame a location and/or understanding of the lived environment. The short assignments and final project will address and establish relationships between the architectural materials, their shapes, and those specific historical moments that defined them, thus allowing a new understanding of the studied spaces and the messages they carry for the lived environment.
Collecting family & friends' oral histories around the meaning of place, you will create an animation using Rotoscoping, an animation technique that traces frame-by-frame over motion picture footage, in this case, the interview footage (documentary diaristic-style video medium), to produce realistic action. You will also enhance the narrative by integrating creative backdrops and using traditional and non-traditional painting and drawing, sketches, and photographs as an imaginative device to revisit and reinvent the architectural spaces you have visualized in your oral histories.
The projects for this course will allow you to create with your hearts, think with your guts, and relate your work to the larger world. Ultimately, you will make work in response to the world you live in.
As part of the University of Colorado Art Museum biennial Artist-In-Residence Program, artists are invited to CU Boulder to create new work or curate an exhibition. The primary component will be a four to six-week on-site residency in the 2021/2022 academic year. Artists will interact with faculty and students both in-person and remotely to produce an installation for a 4,000 square foot gallery.
Application open: November 1, 2020
Application close: January 7, 2021
All application materials will be submitted via a link to a Google Drive folder.
Please add all materials to a Google Drive folder specifically for this call.
All materials must be in the Google Drive folder prior to submitting application here.
Recent recipient of a RISE award
RISE fund supports high-needs school districts, charter schools, and public institutions of higher education to address the learning challenges related to the economic, social, and health impacts of COVID-19 in a manner that creates sustainable innovations that improve student learning, close equity gaps, and enhance operational efficiency for pre-K-12 through higher education.
Along with History Colorado and the Centennial School District R-1, this program aims to integrate local San Luis Valley history into social studies, civics, and history curriculum.