Mark Boguski first heard about Chautauqua while reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, which describes the early traveling…
Stanley Lewis has worked in two dimensions with painting and in three dimensions with sculpture. Tonight, he is going to…
When Sam Van Aken was confronted with the decision of whether to remain in his family business or to branch out, he found he was able to do both.
After three weeks of toiling in their studios, the work of the art students will be featured in the Chautauqua School of Art Annual Student Exhibition.
A new exhibit at the Fowler-Kellogg Art Center offers twisted takes on traditional representations of flowers in art, featuring floral creations of wood, ceramics and metal rather than the oil and watercolor variety.
Most galleries need a week to take down one exhibit and install the next. With only nine weeks in Chautauqua Institution’s season, Strohl Art Center does not have the luxury of time.
Robert Fitzgerald spent three hours culling lake weed from Chautauqua Lake by the Miller Bell Tower. The School of Art sculpture student would wade into the water, pull the weed up to the shoreline where he could kneel down to rinse it, and then lay it out on some nearby benches to dry.
“An Object of Beauty: Metal / Fiber / Glass,” opening Sunday at Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, includes a coping saw made of melted pennies, a crocheted sword from the cartoon “He-Man” and a shovel cast in glass, among other pieces.
Judy Barie, Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution’s galleries director, said she was looking for unusual and unexpected objects made of each material — metal, fiber and glass — for the exhibit.
“How often do you see an airplane made of glass?” Barie said, pointing out a piece by Travis Rohrbaugh.
Call Sharon Louden an artist. She makes prints, large installation pieces and sculptures and has received commissions for public art. Louden also paints, draws and has organized a screening at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., featuring abstract animation and film from 1970 to today. Her latest animation — she scans her brush strokes into a computer and her colleague Brian Clyne helps fabricate the animation in programs such as After Effects or Flash — will premiere at the National Gallery in September.
“I’m 49 years old and it took me almost 30 years to get that out of my system,” Louden said, “the idea that I had to identify as a [certain] type of artist.”
Home is where the art is.
Around 30 new art students learned that lesson Sunday when they moved into their summer studios at the School of Art. Even before they’re fully settled in their dormitories in Bellinger Hall, arriving art students participate in the traditional studio lottery.