Rites of Passage
Now on display, just a few great examples from Jean Mandeberg’s and Evan Blackwell’s program Rites of Passage: Ceramics and Fine Metalwork. Take a study break and explore the intricate and fanciful works in the display cases.
The students in the 2012-13 program Rites of Passage have been studying for two-three quarters, focusing on three-dimensional studio art materials, and investigating ideas about the celebrations, ceremonies and often age-related events that we remember through associated objects and images.
Artists are the ones who make the plaques, vessels, amulets, awards, medals, portraits, etc. that pass through the memories of generations, and these objects are often made using ceramics or precious metals. The work on display in the library cases demonstrate many hours of research, seminar, skill development,design, and critical exploration of ideas through tangible materials.
— Evan Blackwell and Jean Mandeberg
Last week was too nice to waste inside; so when we were offered the opportunity to accompany the program Picturing Plants on a field trip to the Mima Mounds, we jumped at the chance. The sun was high as faculty Frederica Bowcutt led students along the path, pointing out the native species that flourish in the natural area preserve. Stalks of camas rose above the grass, and the students looked for rare specimens like the chocolate lily and the golden paintbrush.
After spending the area at the Mima Mounds, the group traveled south to the Glacial Heritage Preserve. The preserve is an important restoration site for the Puget Prairie ecosystem–less than 5% of this original ecosystem remains today. At Glacial Heritage, volunteers are repopulating the land with the prairie plants that once grew wild there. At this time of year, the wildflowers are in bloom, and the area becomes a blanket of yellow, white and blue blooms. All in all, we could not have had a better day to be outside, nor a better venue to observe our area’s natural ecosystem.
This class will be featured at an exhibit in the Library at the end of the quarter. Come by and see their work!
This is what spring looks like. Enjoy your weekend!
STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWCASE
Showing Now through June 15, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 4:00-6:00 PM
Galerie Fotoland is thrilled to present our first ever photography competition for Evergreen students. We invite you to come see this eclectic and dynamic collection of photographs on display in the first floor lobby of the Daniel J. Evans Library building (right outside Photoland).
The exhibition, sponsored by Photoland and the Daniel J. Evans Library, was curated and juried by four of Photoland’s student interns: Race Dillon, Emily Hoppe, Kathleen Moloney, and Emma Tronier. They asked current Evergreen students to submit their best work and they received enthusiastic responses. The exhibit includes 28 pieces created by 21 student artists who used a verity of photographic processes including both darkroom and digital work.
Congratulations to George Silver who received first place, and a $100 gift certificate; Lily Smith, second place and a $75 gift certificate, and Andrew Chard, Dakota Barnard, and Stacie Feldman whose collaborative piece received the third place prize and a $50 gift certificate. We’d also like to give a big thanks to everyone who submitted work to the show!
Come stop by Galerie Fotoland to see the rest of the show!
Catch the opening reception for Evergreen’s Visual Arts’ faculty and staff exhibition, Finish, Thursday, April 11th 5- 7pm, in the Evergreen Gallery.
The Evergreen State College’s Visual Arts faculty and staff are creating art in their own studios while being intensely involved with students’ creative processes in the College’s studios. For this exhibition, Visual Arts faculty and staff were invited to express some of their ideas about “finish” – both through their art and through their written statements.
Susan Aurand, Judith Baumann, Evan Blackwell, Steve Davis,
Aisha Harrison, Lucia Harrison, Don Jensen, Bob Leverich,
Jean Mandeberg, Shaw Osha, Michelle Pope, Lisa Sweet,
Bruce Thompson, Joe Tougas, Gail Tremblay, Bob Woods
Over the past couple of weeks, spring in Olympia has felt like, well, spring anywhere else. We’ve been treated to cherry blossoms, blue skies and warm temperatures–and when it’s this nice, there’s just one thing to do: get outside!
The volunteers at the Evergreen Bike Shop have been doing their part by helping visitors get their bicycles (literally) in gear. They are well-stocked with tools and bike stands, and have a number of miscellaneous parts free for those in need. In true Greener fashion, they don’t do repairs on order; but are on-site to help riders figure out how to do their own repairs, and to lend a helping hand.
If you need some help getting your bicycle back on its wheels, stop by and see them. Hours are posted on the door, or you can check in with their blog at: http://evergreenbikeshop.blogspot.com/
This quarter has seen an amazing transformation in the students of Musical Theater in Cultural Context. In the fall they were scholars of historical theater, as they studied musicals from a range of both eras and cultures. Then, in the winter quarter, they transformed themselves into singers, actors and actresses to stage the 18th century musical The Beggar’s Opera. In just a few short months, they auditioned for roles, learned dozens of songs, and physically transformed their rehearsal space into a theater (while the COM undergoes renovations). Tonight, they will stage the first of three performances.
We’ve had the honor over the quarter to witness their work and its results, and we’ve documented every step of the way in one of our most ambitious video projects to date. We captured some beautiful moments as the students traveled back in time to connect with their inner scoundrels and wenches. Faculty Rose Jang and Marla Elliott also sat with us to talk about how the Evergreen approach enriches theatrical studies, and how the opera itself relates to contemporary life. We’re so excited to present this video, and we hope it will make you excited about catching this amazing production.
Additonal images are available in the new Academic Projects gallery.
In case you missed Saturday’s opening reception, there’s still time see it, and get a cup off coffee while you’re there. The show ranges from cameraphone imagery to medium format film (remember film?) Come on by!
WHERE: The Northern 414 1/2 Legion Way, next door to the Fish Tale pub.
WHEN: Mon-Thurs 9am – 12pm, and weekends 9:am – 2pm
Intern portraits by fellow awesome intern Andrew Jeffers
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This is how Environmental Analysis begins its course description. Shauna Bittle followed faculty members Andrew Brabban, Clyde Barlow and Ken Tabbutt as they led their students through Yellowstone National Park–an environment epically rich in both science and artistic beauty.
Beginning June 15th, See great images from Evergreen’s graduation festivities– Olympia and Tacoma campuses. Share and enjoy.
Faculty Member Tom Foote. Photo by Steve Davis1988
Now through summer,
Faces from the Archive
library 1st floor lobby
In honor of Evergreen’s 40th Anniversary of our first graduating class, Photo Services is proud to bring you a select group of portraits from our archives.
Representing a span of over forty years, the show’s curatorial goal is to present a body of work that the staff find interesting to look at! We hope you’ll find this small sampling to be true to the spirit and diversity of Greeners–the students, staff, faculty and alumni who have walked across Red Square and passed through these doors over the past four decades.
Hannah Pietrick, our staff photographer up until the beginning of this year (off to greener pastures,) received the Gold Award in the 2012 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII Communication Awards competition. This is Hannah’s Second Case Award. Congratulations Hannah and Photo Services!
6 0 3 2 by Hannah and Photo Services
Photoland recently launched an open call for student photography. Curated by our intern Karissa Carlson, the exhibit shows the range in concerns, styles, methods and experience levels that make up our students at Evergreen.
See the exhibition, both online and in the library 1st floor lobby, now through the end of spring quarter.
play the video to see the online edition
Police Services feed our hungry students.
TINY BEASTS LIVE AMONG US
Photography by Carli Davidson
February 1st-February 28th
Reception February 9th, 4-7 pm
Galerie Fotoland (First Floor of the Library Building, outside Photoland)
The Evergreen State College, Olympia
The Evergreen State College’s Galerie Fotoland hosts “Tiny Beasts Live Among Us,“ a series of pet portraits by Portland based photographer Carli Davidson from February 1st- 28th, 2011. Her images capture the humor and individual personalities of the creatures we adopt into our lives. “Animals are my people. They’re honest, loving, food-motivated, and do totally gross things on a regular basis,” states Davidson. A 2006 Evergreen Graduate, Davidson’s love for animals extends over a sixteen year career of working with animal rescues, nature preserves, and the Oregon Zoo. Passionate about animal rescue, she often photographs disabled or abused pets that are undergoing rehabilitation. These compelling portraits capture the pets’ vulnerability as well as their temperament and charm, encouraging the viewer to reconsider their role in the animal-human relationship.
A reception will be held on February 9th from four to seven pm on the first floor of the Evergreen State College’s Library Building. Refreshments will be available. A portion of the print proceeds will be donated to the local charity “The Birth Attendants: Prison Doula Project.”
Events from November 9th, Tacoma campus; and November 10th, Olympia campus
Take a look at what is part ballet, part Orissi, and all Evergreen… by Hannah Pietrick
Oregon Grape Berries by Trygve Berg