ART DEPARTMENT STUDENT
Thursday, April 24 – Thursday, May 1
Lobby, University Union
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 24,
This annual event of the Kaleidoscope
Arts Festival presents the latest artworks produced by students in the Art
Department. The exhibition includes works in a wide variety of artistic media.
As in previous years, this event is organized by the Martha Gault Art Society.
The exhibit is available every day.
ART MOVES BEYOND
GALLERIES BY ERIC SCHRUERS
Thursday, April 24, 4 p.m.
University Union 205
Public art has never been more
accessible. An internet live stream brings the “radical self-expression” of the
annual Burning Man festival into living rooms around the world. Contemporary
documentary film-making has made it possible for anyone with a DVD player or a streaming
service to experience the street art of England’s Banksy, the collective of
artists that made up New York’s Beautiful Losers, or the global art project
spawned by the 2011 TED Prize winning French street artist JR. In this new
realm of direct public expression, traditional notions of galleries, dealers,
critics and patrons have been all but abandoned. In their place is a new
dynamic of direct interaction between the artist and the public in settings
ranging from high-density urban areas to remote deserts. Underpinning this
great variety of new forms of expression is the shared goal of taking art
directly to the people as an agent of social awareness and change.
Visiting Art History Assistant
Professor, Eric Schruers will share his perspectives on the recent trend of
contemporary art moving outside the context of museums and galleries. Dr.
Schruers presented this talk at the annual conference of the Southeastern
College Art Conference (SECAC) in Greensboro, North Carolina in November 2013.