Archive for September, 2008
Thank you to everyone who attended the opening reception this Friday night! It was a very successful evening and I hope you all had a great night of art, music, wine and fun.
It isn’t over yet, though — ASU Art Museum is going on tour!
There are still seats available for The Other Mainstream: Artist Studio Tour 2008, on Saturday, October 4, 5pm – 10:30pm. You don’t want to miss this evening of exclusive access to artists and conversations with curators and local experts on the Valley’s growing arts community. Cost of $85 per person helps with luxury coach transportation (which starts and ends at the ASU Art Museum) and refreshments served throughout the tour. To sign up, please call 480-965-2787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist Roy Wasson Valle will be at the opening this evening with a trunk show of t-shirts and collectibles. T-shirts with his designs will be available for $15-$20. Here’s a detail of the exhibition t-shirt design:
Mikki Weithorn, whose partial collection is featured in the Museum (The Other Mainstream ll) talked to a group of docents and staff this morning. Here she is with Sr. Curator Heather Lineberry in the gallery showing her collection. She’ll be at the reception tonight- come say hello!
Brad McCallum is just one of the fantastic artists whose work is showing in the museum. Brad will be attending the reception on Friday night (tomorrow!) along with other artists, collectors and random really great people. I’m excited for this reception – it’s going to be fun!
Join us! The ASU Art Museum is free and open to the public. We’re located on Mill Avenue and 10th Street near downtown Tempe. The reception will be held 7-9pm and is free (although there are cool t-shirts and collectibles by artist Roy Wasson Valle available to buy for $15-$20).
As I return from paternity leave for the birth of my son I thought I would send an update on some recent activities. I was contacted in April and invited by one of the directors of Aqua Art Miami, one of the major art fairs that take place in Miami the first weekend of December (this year Dec. 2-7), to curate a video project space for their Wynwood location. Of course I was honored and accepted immediately.
Over the past couple of months I used my network of video artists to connect with new video artists, culminating in my contacting over 425 individual artists and inviting them to submit work for review. The results were amazing! I received over 1,200 works to review and spent much time during my leave reviewing the work, sneaking viewing times as the boy napped and in late evenings.
Through the process I have discovered so many artists for whom I had previously been unaware, selecting ten artists whose work will be included in the project to be titled I’m Keeping an Eye on You. I was also fortunate to find so many artists for consideration of future group and solo exhibitions, so I will be contacting many of them and keeping you up to date.
The exhibition I’m Keeping an Eye on You will include the works of international artists Mounira Al Solh, Rachel Garfield, Charlotte Ginsborg, Pia Greschner, Myung-Soo Kim, Yaron Lapid, Jeff Luckey, Johnna MacArthur, Michael Mohan, and Corinna Schnitt. It will be presented as a single-channel projected loop in Miami before expanding into a full exhibition that is scheduled to open at the ASU Art Museum in early August of 2009.
More complete details will be placed on the ASU Art Museum website in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, here is a link to the Aqua Art Miami website with details on the fair: http://aquaartmiami.com
– Curator John
I’m really excited about the upcoming reception and performance for the Midstream exhibition Friday, Sept. 26 from 7-9pm. COME!