Random bits: Anonymous Twitter Machine, The Yes Men, Calma, Scott Thomas, Conrad Shawcross, and Mike Rugnetta and Patrick Davison
Scott Thomas, who authored the book Designing for Obama, was the Design Director for President Barack Obama’s historic political campaign, in which branding, design, and the web worked together to build a base of like-minded constituents. In this excerpt from last spring’s 99% conference in New York, Thomas likens the campaign to “building an airplane in flight” and discusses the creative’s need for triage and the importance of keeping things simple.
Hey guys, you can attend this on Friday and respond (to this post) for the visiting artist requirement. ;-)
FSU hosts SEASON 5 of ART:21 – ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Florida State University in partnership with Art21, Inc. as part of its Art21 Access ’09 initiative, presents a sneak preview of the fifth season of Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century, the only prime time national television series focused exclusively on contemporary art, on October 9, 2009 at 6:30pm at Fine Arts Building in room 249. The event features a micro lecture by Linda Hall and a screening of PBS Art 21’s Transformation. This event is free and open to the public.
The following episode(s) will be screened during the October 9, 2009 event: Episode 3: Transformation
Whether observing and satirizing society or reinventing icons of literature, art history, and popular culture, the artists featured in Transformation capture the sensibilities of our age while at times inhabiting the characters they have created. Yinka Shonibare MBE, Cindy Sherman and Paul McCarthy are featured.
Linda Hall will be giving a micro lecture on the relationship between her art and the idea of transformation. Linda Hall is a Tallahassee treasure as well as an adjunct at FSU.
This FRIDAY, after the SCAPE/formLab Open House from 3-6 pm, check out the
MADE exhibition at the BFA Warehouse from 7-9 pm. Details below…
“MADE”: FSU’s New BFA Design Program to Host it’s First Exhibition
The students of the BFA/BA design seminar at Florida State University are pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition “Made.” FSU has maintained it’s reputation of producing high quality Arts. Recently, the Arts education at FSU has expanded its curriculum further with its introduction of its new BFA Design program. This spring marks the conclusion of many months of design students’ work. The exhibition will open Friday, April 24th at 7:00 pm and close the same night at 9:00 pm. The location of the exhibition will be held at the BFA Warehouse in Railroad Square; 644 McDonnell Dr. This event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be provided.
“Made” will include works by ten students from the College of Visual Arts at Florida State University. This year’s show will exhibit animations, paintings, mixed media, photography, installations, etc.
Exhibiting artists include: Rachel “The Punisher” Wood, Tochi “Star Child” Dike, Eric “Little Margin” Garcia, Tony “Big Tuna” Johnson, Della “No Jokes” Johnson, Sarah “The Whip” Kemlage, Beth “Crazy Legs” Lee, Alison “Babyface” Levy, Tina “Sweet T” Meyer, and Bryant “The Ringer” Villasana.
644 McDonnell Dr.
April 24th, 2009
For further information contact Sarah Kemlage at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachel Wood, email@example.com.
Please attend one or more and respond to this post. You can respond with exhibitions that aren’t listed too.
Graduating BFA/MFA Spring Exhibition
Opening Reception 7-9pm April 10, 2009
Graduating MFA presentations
7 pm, April 16th
7 pm, April 23rd
Room 249 FAB
The Museum of Fine Arts hosting the Thesis exhibitions will be open immediately following the presentations.
Exhibition for Spring Design Seminar
BFA Warehouse Gallery
7-9 pm, April 24
Installation at St. Johannes Evangelist-Kirche, Berlin in August 2008