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Subject: artchicago this weekend
From: "Maldre, Matthew" <MMaldre@Tribune.com>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 20:47:24 -0500
This weekend is the big art show in Chicago at Navy Pier. There's a bunch of
us alumni that are going, so if you wanna go with us, shoot me an email.
Otherwise, maybe we'll run into ya there.
Fri, May 11: 12pm - 8pm
Sat, May 12: 12pm - 8pm
Sun, May 13: 12pm - 8pm
Mon, May 14: 12pm - 6pm
Art Chicago 2001, from May 11-14 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall, marks the
ninth annual international contemporary art fair. 200 distinguished
galleries from around the world will assemble in Chicago to exhibit and sell
the works of over 3,000 artists. No other venue in this country offers such
a dynamic and concise survey of contemporary art to the public.
General admission: $12
Students, groups & seniors: $9
3-day pass: $20
4-day pass: $28
Children under 10: Free
Subject: Tucson Museum of Art
Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 19:28:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Laura A. Kesselring" <email@example.com>
Review (Part One): Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
On a recent trip to Arizona, I visited the Tucson Museum of Art (http://www.tucsonarts.com/). Located in downtown Tucson in southern Arizona, it is a smaller-sized museum venue with a collection that features Southwestern American and Pre-Columbian art.
The museum building itself looks like a huge concrete block, with just "Tucson Museum of Art" on the front in plain black letters. However, the main entrance faces a side street, and features a little sloping plaza with a freestanding blue-tiled archway and an abstract sculpture. The museum is made up of a main gallery building and a few smaller buildings, all enclosing a courtyard called the "Plaza of the Pioneers."
I started out in the main gallery, where the featured exhibition was "Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics," running from March 31 to May 27, 2001. Being a painter myself, I am not very familiar with contemporary ceramic arts. However, even I was impressed with this show.
The pieces ranged from very abstract to several figurative and other realist works. I recognized some of the more well-known artists' work, such as a wall-hung bust of Jackson Pollock by Robert Arneson, as well as a freestanding bust of Arneson himself. Other artists in the exhibition included Ruth Duckworth, Robert Sperry, Betty Woodman, Viola Frey, Kenneth Price, Jun Kaneko (who is represented by Klein Art Works in Chicago and is featured in many Chicago corporate art collections) and many other artists that I was not familiar with. There were the usual vessel-based pieces and representational works, but I also noticed a few theme sections. Along one wall were tea sets hung in glass cases (including a 6-piece place setting by Roy Lichtenstein), and on a lower level I found another large case filled with teacups. I liked that some of these "teacups" took on alternate forms (like heads and shells) and others focused on the surfaces rather than the form itself (including a painterly collaboration by Betty Woodman and Viola Frey).
Only about a third of the pieces incorporated materials other than clay, and although I was impressed with the large range and quality of the art, there wasn't anything there that was hugely conceptual, and none of the pieces were really large-sized. However, I found the exhibition to be excellent overall, especially for a city somewhat off the beaten art track.
Next week: Part Two of Laura's thoughts on the Tucson Art Museum
Subject: summer email
From: "Maldre, Matthew" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 13:05:42 -0500
Continue to recieve action-packed artiwu digests over the summer. If you are student, toss me your summer email address.
Coming and Ongoing shows of IWU people
April 12 - May 13, 2001 (reception April 13, 7pm)
KEVIN STRANDBERG (professor)
Fecundity & Ferocity -- Cast bronze figures
Midway Artists Gallery, 414 N. Main St., Bloomington, IL
April 20 - May 25, 2001
LAURA A. KESSELRING (class of 97)
Appleton Art Center, 130 N. Morrison St., Appleton, WI 54911
For more details, visit: http://www.artiwu.org/news
Do you know any IWU alum/faculty/student in an art show?
Go to the above address and fill out a form.
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