Artist Talk by Aliene de Souza Howell
Friday, April 4th, 2014, 12:55-1:45 PM, Schaffer Library Learning Commons
Please join the Mandeville Gallery and Schaffer Library for an informal Artist Talk with Aliene de Souza Howell, inaugural artist for the newly initiated Art Installation Series. De Souza Howell will lead attendees through her artwork installation on the first floor of the library.
The talk will begin in the Learning Commons area on the first floor of the Schaffer Library. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
Photo courtesy of Frank Rapant
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014, 5-6:30 PM, Nott Memorial
To celebrate the Mandeville Gallery’s new exhibition, In the Forest: Aliene de Souza Howell, the gallery will host a reception on the first floor of the Nott Memorial, with wine and light refreshments. Guests may view the concurrent exhibition in the gallery space on the second floor during the reception. This event is free and open to the public.
Art Installation Series
April 2014 – March 2015, Schaffer Library Learning Commons
Embracing the concept of the library as a laboratory, the Mandeville Gallery and the Schaffer Library at Union College collaboratively present the newly initiated Art Installation Series, in an effort to shift the visual arts from a gallery setting and into a public space.
Once a year, a contemporary artist will be invited to create an art installation piece for the Schaffer Library Learning Commons. Students, staff, faculty and the public will be able to view the artist at work, observe the creative process in real time, and informally interact with the artist as s/he creates. Each artist will have four days to complete their artwork with the assistance of students, culminating in an artist talk about their experience. The artwork will remain on display for one year after completion.
Aliene de Souza Howell will be the inaugural artist in this Art Installation Series. She will be installing her artwork Monday, March 31 through Thursday, April 3, during the following hours: Monday and Tuesday, 9 am to 5 pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 9 am to 1 pm.
Photo courtesy of Frank Rapant
Zen Meditation Led by Exhibiting Artist, Sheila Ross
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014, Common Lunch, 12:45 – 1:45 PM, Nott Memorial
In conjunction with the current exhibition, On Being, the Mandeville Gallery will host a session of Zen meditation led by exhibiting artist, graphic designer and Zen meditation leader, Sheila Ross.
Sheila Ross is an English installation artist and photographer living and working in New York City. Trained as a sculptor at St. Martin’s School of Art in London, she received an MFA from Hunter College, CUNY. Since then, Ross has shifted from the physicality of substantial materials to work with light, space and sound, first in environmental installations, and now in photography and video. This shift is part of an ongoing attempt to create something that expresses what it feels like to be alive, to be human, a condition that has mystified us for centuries. Increasingly Ross’ art practice is influenced by her Zen practice, which strips away the habits of conceptualization, and brings us directly to our unique experience of life.
Green tea and hot cocoa will be served. A limited amount of meditation cushions will be available on a first come, first serve basis. This event is free and open to the public.
Photo courtesy of Matt Milless
Panel Discussion, “Living with Creativity and Mindfulness”
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014, 4:30-6:00 PM, Nott Memorial
The Mandeville Gallery will present a panel discussion, “Living with Creativity and Mindfulness,” to celebrate the current exhibition, On Being. Zen Master, Robert Kennedy, S.J., Dharma Holder and Chaplain, Miriam Healy, along with exhibiting artist and Zen practitioner, Sheila Ross, will discuss their journeys and how meditation, the visual arts and poetry guide their lives toward well-being.
Robert Kennedy, S.J., “Roshi”, is a Jesuit priest and Zen teacher in the White Plum lineage. He studied with Yamada Roshi in Kamakura, Japan, with Maezumi Roshi in Los Angeles, and with Glassman Roshi in New York. Glassman Roshi installed Kennedy as sensei in 1991 and conferred inka (his final seal of approval) in 1997, making him a roshi (master). Kennedy Roshi is the author of Zen Gifts to Christians and Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit.
Co-sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. There will be wine and light refreshments before the discussion. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, January 9th, 2014, 5-6:30 PM, Nott Memorial
To celebrate the Mandeville Gallery’s new exhibition, On Being: Exploring Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being through the Creative Process, the gallery will host a reception on the first floor of the Nott Memorial, with wine and light refreshments. Guests may view the concurrent exhibition in the gallery space on the second floor during the reception. This event is free and open to the public.
Lecture by Sandy Wimer, Senior Lecturer, Printmaker, Visual Arts Department, Union College
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013, Common Lunch, 12:50 – 1:50 PM, Nott Memorial, Mandeville Gallery, 2nd Floor
Sandy Wimer, Senior Lecturer and printmaker in the Visual Arts Department, will speak about the prints in the current Mandeville Gallery exhibition, A World of Prints: Selections from the Union College Permanent Collection. She will focus on techniques used in the making of the prints. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, September 12th, 2013, 5-6:30 PM, Nott Memorial
To celebrate the Mandeville Gallery’s new exhibition, A World of Prints: Selections from the Union College Permanent Collection, the gallery will host a reception on the first floor of the Nott Memorial, with wine and light refreshments. Guests may view the concurrent exhibition in the gallery space on the second floor during the reception. This event is free and open to the public.
Opening Reception and Book Signing
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013, 5-6:30 PM, Nott Memorial
In conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, The Grand Design: Joseph Ramée’s Drawings for the Union College Campus, Paul Turner, author of the exhibition catalogue, will be present at the opening reception to answer questions about Joseph Ramée’s drawings and sign copies of the catalogue.
Paul V. Turner, a native of Schenectady, graduated from Union College in 1962. From 1971 to 2006 he taught the history of architecture at Stanford University, and is now the Wattis Professor of Art, Emeritus, at Stanford. Turner became fascinated with the work of Ramée, and over a ten-year period, he gradually reconstructed Ramée’s life and career, showing that the architect’s work was much more extensive and influential than had previously been suspected. The resulting book, Joseph Ramée: International Architect of the Revolutionary Era, was published in 1996 by Cambridge University Press.
Warren Thompson, Union class of 2015 will perform during the reception with a program of late 18th and early 19th century music.
Wine and light refreshments will be served
Free and open to the public
A sophomore research seminar examines the drawings
Lecture by Alison Morley, Chairman of the Department of Photojournalism at the The International Center of Photography
Thursday, February 7th, 2013, 5-6 PM, Nott Memorial
Alison Morley, Chair of the Photojournalism Department, International Center of Photography will speak about the current Mandeville Gallery exhibition, Art or Evidence: The Power of Photojournalism. Alison Morley is a photo editor and educator. Alison has been the Chair of the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program at the International Center of Photography in New York since 2000, where she teaches and oversees an adjunct faculty of more than 60 working photographers and professionals. As a photo editor, she has been the photography director of The New York Times Sophisticated Traveler, Audubon, Life, Civilization, Esquire, Mirabella, Elle, and The Los Angeles Times Magazine. Reception with wine and light refreshments will follow.
Free and open to the public
Photo courtesy of Professor Martin Benjamin