Monika Meler, Visual Arts, was awarded third place in the Beyond Printmaking III exhibit, by Juror and Artist Melanie Yazzie. The exhibit took place at Landmark Arts Gallery at Texas Tech University. In addition, Meler chaired the "Content of Paper" Panel and facilitated a Pressure Printing Workshop at the College Book Arts Association Conference, which took place in January at Mills College in Oakland.
Daniel Kasser, during the summer of 2011, collaborated with Amanda Zimmerman, B.F.A. Studio Arts 2012, on "Stockton Then and Now", a book on Stockton's urban development. The book was released by Arcadia Publishing in January, 2012.
Read this Stockton Record article to learn more about the "Stockton Then and Now" book project.
Visiting lecturer, Michael Leonard, presented "Visual Storytelling: The Art of Illustration" on June 2, 2011 at the Haggin Museum.
Brett DeBoer, Cathie McClellan (Theatre Arts), and Joanna Albala successfully organized the first ever DeltaFusion festival. DeltaFusion is a celebration of Stockton's rich cultural heritage, and was funded in part by a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts and Pacific Grant.
Merrill Schleier was invited in the summer of 2011 to deliver a public lecture on her book Skyscraper Cinema: Architecture and Gender in American Film at the Dessau Institute of Architecture in Dessau, Germany. The historic building by Walter Gropius was formerly the site of the original Bauhaus, one of the most important schools of experimental architecture, design, and art in the twentieth century from 1919-1933.
In May 2010, Professor Trent Burkett, along with Jered Nelson and California State University Sacramento Professor Scott Parady, was approached by Frost Tsuji Architects about creating hand-made plateware for MICHAEL MINA, an upscale restaurant in San Francisco. The restaurant's owner and namesake wanted to create an organic feel to the dining experience by using hand-made plates, serving platters and other dishes.
Professor Burkett has spent the past several months producing hundreds of pieces, with the aid of student apprentices. "Not only are my dishes artwork that will be seen by many people, but they are enhanced by the color, texture and display of the artwork that the food placed on them creates," said Burkett.
Read this article to learn the full story.
Brett DeBoer guided four senior graphic design students who decided to establish a new wayfinding system for the Stockton campus as a class project in 2009-2010. Rocha, David Mayman, Glynnis Koike and Lauren Friedrich worked together to create the Pacific Lantern wayfinding system, which covers everything from signage and campus maps to iPhone applications and website information. In May 2010, the student team presented their proposal to President Pamela Eibeck and other university executives. The administration has agreed to adopt the system, and plans for implementation are underway.
Read here to learn more about the wayfinding project and see examples of signage. Details of the wayfinding system can be found on their informational site, www.pacificlantern.org
Contribute to a new Visual Arts Department Endowed Scholarship at the University of the Pacific. This scholarship drive was initiated through funds generated by Chair of the Visual Arts department, Brett DeBoer's cross-country bicycle ride during the summer of 2010.
Your donations to this scholarship, Bike for Art, will help to establish an award that will be given annually to a deserving art or design student that has successfully completed their freshman foundations courses in their pursuit of a B.F.A. degree in Studio Art or Graphic Design. Your generosity is much appreciated.
Read here to learn more about Brett's trip and find out how you can be a part of this new department scholarship.
The exhibit "Excavating the Underground" featured photography by Visual Arts professor Jennifer Little and Stanford graduate Mike Osborne that explores the subterranean urban landscape. The show ran from July 6 through August 8, 2010, at the Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto. With her series Barriers and Conduits, Professor Little has created "poetic visual effects" from urban waterways of Austin, Texas, and Memphis, Tennessee, where she shot from within culverts and beneath bridges and freeway overpasses.
Marie A. Lee had a solo exhibition in Galerie Perla in Prague, Czech Republic, in June 2010. Her work was displayed through the summer in the Faculty Center Commons in the Main Library. In addition, her Eye Spy series was included in Sensory Overload, an exhibition that "aims to explore the physiological methods of perception," at Gallery 31, Corcoran Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C. in July. Jill Vasileff exhibited work from her series, Underpinnings, at Sensory Overload as well.
Lucinda Kasser, in conjunction with her participation in the exhibit "Interiors: Still Life and Interior Landscapes" at the Knowlton Gallery, was invited to give a still life painting demonstration at the opening reception in May 2010.