From Ideas to Action: Research in the College of Arts & Architecture
- Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
- Cheever Hall, 215 - view map
Join the College of Arts and Architecture for a celebration of undergraduate research with an exhibition of student work and a panel discussion exploring the nature of undergraduate research in the arts. Moderated By Dean Royce Smith, panelists Vaughan Judge (Director of the School of Art), Dr. Lucia Ricciardelli (Film Associate Professor of Documentary Studies), Jason Bolte (Associate Professor in Music and Coordinator of Music Technology), Alexis Pike (Associate Professor of Film & Photography), and Andrew Vernooy (Professor of Architecture) will discuss what constitutes “research” in art, as well as methods for teaching undergraduate art courses.
A reception will follow in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery from 6-8 pm. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. All events are free and open to the public.
The exhibition,"From Ideas to Action: Research in the College of Arts & Architecture" will run in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery from October 26-November, and will include student work from across the college.
In the exhibition itself, viewers will get to see the final product and discussions or elements of the research that went into that product from students across the College of Arts and Architecture, representing the following disciplines and concentrations: Architecture, Music, Photography, Art Education, Art History, Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Film. Alongside the exhibits will be an audio tour: short interviews with the artists about their work and process. The interviews on individual artist pages can be accessed through the website www.hecgallery.com or QR codes, so be sure to bring your smart phones and headsets!
The following students will be in the exhibition: Jessica Bone, Thomas Callahan, Mo Easterly, Anna Pirkey, Bella Reber, Carlos Palmer, Ian Baldwin, Matt Biasotti, Ned Bardsley, and Spenser Potter. The subjects will range widely including architectural design with an emphasis on communal living and sustainability; kiln-building in Brazil; eco-friendly design; research into the Founder of the School of Art, female botanical artist F.E. Marshall; experimental underwater analogue photography; ambient music and funeral doom metal; papermaking; and more.
Crossroads of Discovery is part of the Year of Undergraduate Research (YoUR). MSU will be hosting the National Conference of Undergraduate Research March 26 - 28 when students from across the country will present work in all fields closing classes for two days. YoUR is the local celebration that focuses just on MSU with lectures, presentations, exhibits and events throughout the academic year. Keep posted to the MSU website for more information all year long.
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