Wednesday, April 21, 2010

SCAD Silver and Ink

Silver and Ink photography exhibition
Saturday, April 24, 6-9 p.m.
River Club, 3 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The annual Silver and Ink exhibition showcases the best student photography from the Atlanta, Savannah and Lacoste locations of the SCAD photography department. Similar to an Open Studio Night, gallery representatives will be available during the reception to facilitate purchases. Refreshments will be served. Additional viewing opportunities will be available Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, April 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Join the photography department for a lecture by photographer David Taylor, Thursday, April 22, and panel discussions, Friday, April 23. Photography students are invited to sign up for portfolio review appointments with visiting professionals Friday morning.

Thursday, April 22
Lecture by David Taylor
7 p.m.
Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull St.

David Taylor’s photo constructions, multimedia installations and artist’s books have been exhibited extensively in group and solo exhibitions and is in multiple permanent collections. In 2004 he was awarded a major public commission by the U.S. General Services Administration for artwork to be installed in a new federal courthouse to be built in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with an anticipated completion date of 2010. Previous awards include commission to produce artwork for a newly constructed U.S. Border Patrol Station in Van Horn, Texas; a residency from the Nexus Press at the Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art; and a private commission for the El Paso law firm of Ryan and Sanders LLP. Taylor’s ongoing examination of the U.S./Mexico border is supported by a 2008 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Friday, April 23
Portfolio reviews
9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Bergen Hall, 101 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Time slots are posted outside Bergen Hall, Room 201. Sign up for one slot is first-come, first-served.

Professional panel
1-2 p.m., River Club

Gain practical advice for fine art promotion and networking from the perspective of established professionals. Panelists include:
-- David Bram, photographer, curator and editor of Fraction magazine
-- Patricia Hamilton, private art dealer, curator and artist’s agent based in Los Angeles, as well as the former owner and director of Hamilton Contemporary Art in New York
-- Karen Irvine, curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MOCP) in Chicago
-- Paula Tognarelli, photographer and executive director of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Mass.
-- Natalie Zelt, curatorial assistant for photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Alumni panel
2-3 p.m., River Club

SCAD artists share tips from the field. Panelists include:
-- Steffanie Halley, emerging photographer who has been recognized by Critical Mass and Conscientious
-- Susan Laney, director of the newly opened Oglethorpe Gallery and former director of the Jack Leigh Gallery in Savannah
-- Lisa Robinson, accomplished photographer who has been recognized with a Fulbright grant, Critical Mass Top 50, and residencies at Lightwork and the MacDowell Colony
-- Blake Shell, artist, educator and curator, as well as director of the Archer Gallery at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash.
-- Susan Hayre Thelwell, emerging photographer who has exhibited her work extensively

I am really looking forward to this weekend in Savannah and seeing some great work and meeting some great people.

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