Jennie Sweo Published!
Jennie Sweo’s research was accepted into the Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS). It is a comprehensive database of thesis abstracts on topics that intersect art, science and technology. Her dissertation abstract was one of several that were chosen this year to be published in their database (out of several hundred only 44 were chosen—she is one of the 44). Leonardo is a high ranked peer reviewed Journal run by MIT Press.
Spain and Portugal 2018
The Art Department will be hosting a trip though EF to Spain and Portugal. All majors and professors are invited to join. This trip will include art, architecture, culture, cuisine, music, dance, and more. There is even an option to learn how to cook a traditional Spanish meal. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Professor Carolyn Ford's pieces selected in the Juried Show in Tennessee
Carolyn Ford, Professor of Art, had five pieces selected in the juried Alums: A Celebration show at MTSU highlighting graduates from 1982-2012. One of her pieces was selected for the postcard/digital invite. Carolyn Ford has been a member of the Limestone Art Department since 2003 and has served as Chair of the Department since 2010. The exhibition will be on display in the Todd Gallery from August 31-September 20, 2017. The reception will be held August 31 from 5:30-7pm.
Emergent: A Lily Pad Installation by Christina Laurel Now on Display
Emergent: A Lily Pad Installation by Christina Laurel is on display at the Granberry Gallery.
"The lily pad is a living entity whose roots are submerged in the earth, but whose growth propels it through water to emerge into the air above. It is a motif ripe with symbolism.
The dimensional lily pads are crafted with two different weights of Japanese shoji paper, sewn at the seams. They float above the cradled-wood panels - “water” - on whose surface are applied digital prints of an original collage, as well as lily-pad silhouette washi.
Professors Brett Schenning and Carolyn Ford Exhibited in I AM MAN Juried Exhibtion
Professors Carolyn Ford and Brett Schenning had works accepted in the I AM MAN juried exhibit at the CAVA gallery in Gaffney. These works were on display July 13-August 26, 2017 as part of the Peach Festival events. Professor Ford exhibited two figure drawings while Professor Schenning exhibited two gelatin silver prints.
EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL
This hilarious live stage show takes all the elements of the cult classic films, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness and combines them for one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods, and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to Ash (a housewares employee, turned demon-killing hero), and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes… and all to music. The songs in the show are completely off the wall as well.
Joseph Earp Hired To Lead Marching Saints At Limestone
Limestone College has hired as its new Assistant Director of Bands Joseph Earp, whose primary responsibilities will include directing and educating students in the school’s marching band, known as the Marching Saints.
Earp will officially join Limestone’s Department of Music staff on July 1. He will also be responsible for the music program’s recruiting efforts.
“Joseph will bring an enthusiasm for music and education that the Marching Saints membership needs and deserves,” said Dr. Patrick Carney, Limestone’s Director of Bands.
Peter and the Starcatcher
April 20 - 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm, Limestone Center Theatre
Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers and written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.
Spread the Love: Ceramics Across the States
The Limestone College advanced ceramics class and craft students have been making and selling mugs and ornaments during the fall semester. We sat down to track how far and wide our work made it around the states and beyond. The current count is 22 states and two additional countries! From Washington State, Nebraska, and Florida to Australia and England, works were shipped with care. "I'm so proud of all the hard work my ceramics and crafts kids have done. Students have surpassed their goals and are learning how to market and sell their works.
Professors Tuttle and Ford proudly present the Art Department's next trip abroad to Spain. If you are interested in traveling with us, all are welcome to join the tour. During our travels, Professor Tuttle will be embellishing our trip with her recent graduate studies on Spanish art and architecture. The trip will also offer an addition of a Spanish cooking lesson for those interested. Locations include Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Costa del Sol, Toledo, Seville, Madrid, and an extension to Lisbon in this thirteen-day trip.
Juried Student Show
Please come visit the Juried Student Show currently on display in the Granberry Gallery.
Limestone College Art Department proudly presents it's annual Juried Student Show. This year we combined High School entries with LC student entries. The reception will be held February 7, 2017 from 6-7:30 in the Granberry Gallery. Congratulations to Joy Singleton, Morgan Faucett, and Lily D. Williams who will be receiveing scholarship offers after submitting works to the exhibit.
Faculty Show Highlights Diverse Media and Methods
Faculty Show exhibit and art talk. Professors Carolyn Ford, Chris Neyen, and Brett Schenning wanted the students to get to know their instructors, media, methods, and ideas for creative problem solving. Professor Carolyn Ford exhibited functional ceramics and low relief wall carvings. Professor Neyen exhibited paintings and digital photography. Professor Schenning exhibited dark room and digital photography. The exhibit was on display in the Granberry Gallery and AJ Eastwood Library from August to September 2016.
Professor Neyen's Recent Exhibitions
It's been a busy year thus far not only for students, but also, for faculty. Here is a list from the Art Department on Professor Neyen's 2016 exhibitions:
Funk Brewery Emmaus, PA
An exhibition of mixed media images documenting and commenting on the historic Nueweiller brewery complex.
February 6 – March 18, 2016
Cherokee Alliance for Visual Artists, Gaffney, SC
Peach Festival Photography and Ceramics Exhibition
Awarded for Unconventional Photography
Brett Schenning: Guest Artist and Speaker at SCAD
Professor Brett Schenning has just recently joined the Art Department but has been making quite a mark with our students and the art world. February 16-19, 2016, he will be a visiting artist at the Savannah College of Art and Design. While there he will be giving a guest lecture to an undergraduate photography class, assist in graduate level critiques, give a lecture at the SCAD Museum of Art, and take part in their portfolio reviews with various students in the photography program.
Veronica Bosha Senior Art Exhibit: Visual Entity on display
The Art Department proudly presents the Senior Art Exhibit for Veronica Bosha entitled Visual Entity. Her exhibit features graphic design and photography showing her desire to inspire and change impressions. Veronica will graduate in December. She was an active member of the Field Hockey team playing many positions. She is the recipient of the All Conference Academic Team and the All-ECAC Field Hockey League Second Team. Veronica hails from Harare, Zimbabwe. After graduation she is wishing to pursue a career in design and technology.