Archive for June 28, 2007

Conversations on Art: Vision and Violence, Whitney Museum July 12th

Writer William T. Vollmann and photographer Richard Drew address where images of brutality meet the limits of representation. This lecture is part of “Culture and Conflict: Then and Now,” a two-part series, in conjunction with Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era, exploring cultural production in the shadow of turbulent politics, from 1967-2007.

The exhibition is on view May 24-September 16, 2007.

From the website:
“Summer of Love revisits the unprecedented explosion of contemporary art and popular culture brought about by the civil unrest and pervasive social change of the 1960s and early 70s, when a new psychedelic aesthetic emerged in art, music, film, architecture, graphic design, and fashion. The exhibition includes paintings, photographs and sculptures by Richard Avedon, Jimi Hendrix, and Andy Warhol, among others. As well as a rich selection of important posters, album covers and underground magazines. A special emphasis is placed on environments as well as on film, video and multimedia installations. The art in the exhibition is conceptualized through a wealth of documentary material highlighting events, people and places; from the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival to Timothy Leary to the UFO nightclub in London.”

Admission for this lecture: $8; senior citizens and students with valid ID $6. All programs are free for Members. Advance sales are strongly recommended, as space is limited. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum Admissions Desk or by visiting www.whitney.org. Inquiries: Email public_programs@whitney.org or call (212) 570-7715. For member reservations, please email memberinfo@whitney.org.

Click here to download the Summer of Love Podcast, a 9-minute podcast produced by the Whitney Museum of American Art in conjunction with the exhibition “The Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era.”

This podcast explores the unique mix of 60′s culture and Vietnam-War era politics that led to 1967′s so-called Summer of Love. Program includes interviews with poet and musician Ed Sanders and Professor Todd Gitlin. Narrated by Kathryn Potts, Head of Exhibition Interpretation. An Antenna Audioguide production.

There is also terrific film series in conjunction with this exhibition as well – check out the schedule at this link for the show (the website is not to be missed, especially for music fans).

“Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era” was organized by the Tate Liverpool.

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Photography Workshops and JACK DYKINGA speak at BIOCOMM 2007, Tucson July 23-27

Tucson-based photographer CHIP HEDGCOCK has helped to organized a series of photography workshops in conjunction with BioComm‘s Annual Meeting being held in Tucson July 22-27.

From the website: “Biocommunicators are often called upon to photograph a wide variety of small static objects in the hospital or laboratory where they work. This four hour workshop will help them use the skills and techniques that they already have to photograph small (and often highly mobile!) animals in the studio.”

Faculty include Chip, Adobe staffers Lynn Grillo and Ashley Manning Still, Daniel Dejan of Sappi Fine Paper, medical photographer Adam Cooper, nature photographer Bill Fortney and Sam Chesnutt who has pioneered Total Body Photography and the MoleMapCD as a “Standard of Care” for patients at high risk for Melanoma.

Most of the workshops will be held on or near the UA campus in central Tucson, and some will be held at the Sonoran Anthropod Studies Institute (SASI) and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Check the info for each individual class to be certain.

This group brings a diverse and interesting mix of art, technology and science to their teachings. Check out the offerings, and Chip’s stunning photographs, a portfolio of which was featured in Lenswork Magazine #28. Brooks Jensen, editor of Lenswork, has stated “Chip is to bugs what Weston was to peppers!”

To launch the event, on MONDAY, JULY 23rd, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m., Tucson-based photographer JACK DYKINGA will give the Keynote address for the conference: “Feeling the Light on the Land” which is open to the public and sponsored by Fuji. Jack will be showing images from projects that made a difference in conservation and how a camera catalogs beauty while protecting the environment.

This lecture (only) will be held at the Tucson Marriott University Park, 880 E. Second Avenue (just west of the U of A Campus). It is free and open to the public.

From the event website:
“Pulitzer Prize (1971 Feature Photography) winning photographer Jack Dykinga blends large format landscape art photography with documentary photojournalism. He is a regular contributor to Arizona Highways and National Geographic Magazines. His eight wilderness advocacy, large format books include: Frog Mountain Blues, The Secret Forest, The Sierra Pinacate, The Sonoran Desert, Stone Canyons of the Colorado Plateau, and Desert: The Mojave and Death Valley. He authored and photographed Large Format Nature Photography, a “how to” guide to color landscape photography. Jack Dykinga’s ARIZONA, released fall 2004 from Westcliffe Publishers, is a compellation of Jack’s best Arizona images along with his personal wilderness experiences.

Additionally, he has also collaborated with Mexico’s Agrupacion Sierra Madre to help produce their latest book on the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, printed in both Spanish and English.

Currently, he serves on the board of The Sonoran National Park Project in an effort to create a new Bi-National Park on the Arizona/Sonora, Mexico border.

He has also focused on Texas/Mexican border highlighting the biological richness and diversity of the protected areas along the Rio Grande River corridor which appeared in the February 2007, National Geographic Magazine.

In April, 2007, Jack and four other photographers: Thomas Mangelsen, U.S.A.; Patricio Robles Gil, Mexico; Fulvio Eccardi, Italy & Mexico; and Florien Schultz from Germany, became the first ever R.A.V.E. (Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition) for the International League of Conservation Photographers, to document the El Triunfo Cloud forest in Chiapas, Mexico, drawing attention to the threatened habitat there.”

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2007 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Minnesota Photographers Announced

About The McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowships:

“Support for individual artists has been a cornerstone of The McKnight Foundation’s Arts program since it began in 1981. We believe that the arts cannot flourish or enhance community life without the ideas, energy, and drive of individual artists, and that artists cannot make these contributions without unfettered creative time. A fellowship can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of an opportunity; or work on a new project.

Currently, the Foundation contributes about $1.7 million per year to its statewide fellowships, and additional funds support individual artists in Greater Minnesota. In 2000, McKnight raised its average annual artist fellowship stipends from $10,000 to $25,000. This change was made in response to a statewide artist survey we conducted, which revealed difficult financial conditions among many Minnesota artists. The survey results, 6 questions/2,430 answers, are available online in Macromedia Flash format.

With the exception of the annual Distinguished Artist Award, the Foundation delegates administration of the fellowships to artist service agencies and arts organizations around Minnesota. In partnership with the Foundation, these organizations structure their own programs to respond to the unique challenges of different creative disciplines.”

2007 Fellows Chosen
Minnesota Center for Photography, the new administrative host for the McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowships for Photographers Program, is pleased to announce the recipients of the MCP/McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowships for Photographers:

Peter Latner, Minneapolis
Paula McCartney Minneapolis
Anthony Marchetti, Minneapolis
Tom Wik, Minneapolis

The winners were chosen from 127 original applications. Each of these artists will receive $25,000 in Fellowship support plus an exhibition at MCP in late summer 2008. Congratulations to all of you!

This year’s review panel consisted of the following three individuals:

Karen Halverson, photographer, North Chatham, NY
Toby Jurovics, curator of photography, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, photographer, teacher, Providence, RI

To view a list of previous winners by year, click here.

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