Illustration Class collaboration with local business means opportunity for Student Artist
In the fall of 2012, Borra Vineyard's winemaker Markus Niggli contacted Pacific's Department of Visual Arts with the idea of an Artist Series that would feature a student-designed wine label. Working with Niggli, illustration instructor Professor Michael Leonard brought this artwork competition to his students as a way to deliver real world practice to the classroom.
After considering all the student work, Markus Niggli chose graphic design student Sheng Moua's submission as the winner. In addition to winning a cash prize, her label went to print this spring.
Plans are for this collaboration with Pacific to continue and make this Artist Series an annual event.
Read more about this collaboration and the student artist in this Pacific News article.
How do you create 3-dimension form from recycled computer parts?
Visual Arts visiting lecturer Ilena Finocchi Wilson assigned her Arts 37 students to build a sculpture out of soon-to-be recycled computer drives and auxiliary materials. The goal: to show impact of technology from their own perspective and to exhibit the power and content that comes from using recycled materials.
With PC and Mac computer parts donated by Pacific's OIT, this in-class assignment allowed students to experiment building with the actual materials. While the digital age may have changed the way we can experience the world, the students hope their sculptures will give you a new perspective on the way you look at technology.
The nine sculptures are on display through the end of the Fall 2012 semester at the Office of Information Technology main offices at 1776 March Lane.
Read this Pacific News article to learn more about the collaborative project with OIT.
|Photographs by Eric Koester, B.F.A. Studio Art '13|
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3D Studio Club
Studio 1091, Pacific's 3D media art club, revolves around the idea of making art first. The club is also involved in attending and/or hosting lectures, workshops, and sales. We hope to create an atmosphere of creativity and enthusiasm for the arts. The club is not exclusive to art majors. It is a way for those pursuing a career other than art to have a place to be creative. Advanced students are available to assist during the lab hours and group demos.
For more information check out this club's facebook page.
The Visual Arts Department hosts Pacific's student chapter of AIGA, American Institute of Graphic Arts. AIGA is a national nonprofit educational organization, which supports the interests of professionals, educators and students who are engaged in the process of designing. Pacific's student group is a part of the San Francisco Chapter of AIGA. Students attend professional events such as lectures, shows and competitions. For more information see the AIGA San Francisco—Student Group on facebook.
For Pacific graphic design students http://pacificgraphicdesign.word.press.
Student-organized Blitz exhibits allow students to showcase their work in the Reynolds Gallery for short periods of time between the standard exhibitions. To see images of all the blitz shows please view the Reynolds Gallery facebook page.
Calliope Literary and Arts Magazine
Calliope is the Literary and Arts magazine of Pacific. It is produced by the Humanities Center, through the collaborative efforts of students from the English and Visual Arts Departments under the mentorship of Professors Courtney Lehmann (English) and Brett DeBoer (Visual Arts).
Visual and literary artworks produced by students are juried for inclusion in the publication by a student editorial staff. A student design staff then visually organizes this content into a coherent magazine and takes it to press. The final results are unveiled each spring. Learn more about our student-produced literary and arts magazine.
Community and Research
Visual Arts students take part in a variety of activities on campus, within the community and regionally.
Christine Strain, B.F.A. Studio Art, exhibits her monotypes of birds
created in Printmaking III at the Knowlton Gallery in Lodi California.
Ivan Rocha, Lauren Friedrich and David Mayman, B.F.A. Graphic Design majors, recently won awards in Flux Design, a national design competition in Fredrick, Md., sponsored by the American Institute for Graphic Artists. The competition included over 500 entries from universities and art schools across the country.
Visual Arts students attending the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research.