As you all know, our first meeting for this semester was this past Thursday at 6:15pm in the graphic design room at Hammond Hall. We had a great turn out and look forward to what this semester will bring for us all! Below, I’ve included a recap of the things that were discussed in the meeting. A big reminder, we’re having a bake sale this Monday, in the TMB lobby by the food court from 10-2 and could really use some help! Hope you all have a great weekend -Lindsey
Upcoming events for this month:
JSU vs. Chattanooga and Stadium Dedication Day
Saturday September 11th @ 6:00 pm
Back to School Bake Sale
Monday September 13th from 10:00 – 2:00 pm in the TMB lobby by the food court
If you would like to bake something or sit with the table, please sign up and list when you are available and what you would like to bring, or contact Morgan Christopher at MC051008@hotmail.com.
Face Painting for Anniston Museum of Natural History
September 18th 1:00-3:00 pm
The museum needs volunteers to paint faces for the children that day. If interested, please contact Ms. McElroy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit your ideas and/or sketches for t-shirt designs for the Art Alliance! The design should tell people who are, so we need it to say “JSU Art Alliance” or just “Art Alliance”. The design will be on a grey t-shirt. The officers will choose the top 5 designs and vote on the design to be our t-shirt. You may e-mail files to Morgan Christopher at MC051008@hotmail.com. The winning design will be announced and posted on September 20th.
Our next meeting will be Monday, September 20th at 6:00 pm
It will be off campus! We will be visiting the Wren’s Nest Art Gallery in Anniston. The artist, Mr. Larry Martin, will be giving a presentation on his work and how he came to be an internationally known painter. You can learn more about Mr. Martin at http://www.larrykmartin.com. Don’t worry if you don’t have a car, we will be car-pooling. We will meet at Bibb Graves parking lot at 5:15 and leave at 5:30. There will be several people you can ride with. If you have your own way, you can follow the directions below and we will meet you there. This is a great opportunity to meet a professional artist, so dress to impress! We should arrive back on campus around 8:00 pm at the latest.
Directions to 1604 Quintard Ave.
Wren’s Nest Gallery
Turn right onto Hwy 21 out of JSU
Stay straight on Hwy 21 for 12.5 miles until you arrive in Anniston
On the way to Anniston, you will pass the Lenlock Wal-Mart on your right, The Anniston Natural History Museum on your left, and a Big K’Mart on your left
Once you get to the bottom of the hill after the Big K’mart, you will see a Taco Bell on your left
The road you are on now is Quintard Avenue
Continue straight on through the first and second red light
Turn right at the third red light, there is a Hardee’s that is now closed down
Take the first left into The Victoria parking lot
The Wren’s Nest will be straight in front of you
Other things to be thinking about:
School supplies for the Jacksonville Christian Outreach Center by September 13th, 2010
We are still collecting school supplies for them until the 13th. Thanks to everyone for all the canned goods we collected for The Community Enabler!
Little Tree Preschool Mural Project
Little Tree Preschool on Hwy 21 – Community service project illustrating the seasons from Spring to Winter. If you’re interested in helping out with this project, please sign up and let us know what days are good for you!
Organizational Council Delegate
The Art Alliance needs an OC Delegate. This person would be in charge of attending the OC meetings on Tuesday nights at 6:00 om in the TMB auditorium. We would need you to report back to the members of the Art Alliance, either through our meetings or through e-mail, and let us know what’s going on around campus. If you’re interested, please contact Morgan Christopher, or let any of the other officers know. The next OC meeting is September 14th.
Weaver Lady Bearcat 5k Run – October 9th at 7:00 am
The community of Weaver is hosting a 5k run to raise money for their Lady Bearcat softball team. It’s about $20 to pre-register, and if you pre-register the day before the race, you get a free t-shirt. We can have the JSU Art Alliance advertised on the t-shirt for $30 if we would like to sponsor them. Let us know if any of you are interested!
Saks Elementary School Art Program
Annelle Lee, the Saks Elementary art tutor, and Celeste Paxton are trying to get the art program off the ground at Saks Elementary. They are asking parents and people of the community to help them raise money and/or donate supplies. This would be a great opportunity for the Art Alliance and Art Department to help out in our community! Please be thinking of ideas and ways we could somehow help out with this! Please contact Morgan Christopher or any of the other officers with any ideas.
Things to look forward to:
Saturday October 2nd is Oxford Fest in Oxford from 8:00 to 5:00 pm
The Art Alliance will have a booth for artists to sell their art. The Art Alliance will make a 20% commision of what you sell your work for.
JSU vs. Murray State (Red Out Day) Saturday October 2nd at 6:00 pm
Monday October 4th at 6:00 pm
Art Alliance will be meeting in room 104B in Hammond Hall.
JSU vs. Tennessee State (Youth Sports Day) Saturday October 16th at 3:00 pm
Monday October 18th at 6:00 pm
Hear from another outside artist….artist TBA
JSU vs. Austin Peay (Homecoming and Family Day) Saturday October 23rd at 3:00 pm
Homecoming banner competition. October 22-24 will be homecoming weekend. The theme is “Paint the Town Red”.
Monday November 8th at 6:00 pm
Art Alliance meeting in room 104B Hammond Hall – November. Be Listening out for an art opening for the Art Alliance.
JSU vs. Southeast Missouri State (Preview Day and Southerner’s Reunion) Saturday, November 13th at 3:00 pm
The High Museum of Art Atlanta is having a Dali Exhibition through January 9th, 2011. Don’t miss out!
Visit http://www.high.org/dali/index.html for more info!
The Birmingham Museum of Art is having an exhibition called “Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan” until October 10, 2010. This would also be very interesting to see.
More info at http://www.artsbma.org/exhibitions/fashioning-kimono
And if anyone is looking to gain some volunteer experience, the Berman Museum is always looking for people to help out with various things. If you’re interested, contact Dr. Henricks for more information or visit the Berman website for their volunteer form.
That about does it. If anyone has any questions or comments, feel free to e-mail me or Morgan or any of the other officers. Everyone be safe and have a wonderful weekend! See you all soon!
- Lindsey Brooks
If I have enough art show up, I will probably start… hanging it next week and will keep accepting new work to put in until the space is full.
The Art Alliance will have a table at Get on Board Day at the Paul Snow Stadium on August 24th at 6:30 p.m. during Freshman Convocation to inform anyone and everyone who wants to know more about the Art Department at JSU. Please come by and see student work as well as talk with students about their experiences at JSU. The Art Alliance will meet twice a month to discuss art related issues, hear lectures from fellow artists, and talk about activites to get involved in, on and off campus. Please join us Thursday September 9th at 6:00 in the Beginning Graphic Design room, 104 B at Hammond Hall. We look forward to seeing you!
what: “Art Through Process”
where: Gallery 9 on the square in Jacksonville
when: Opening reception Thursday May 6th 5–8pm
Come and bring your friends to support your fellow emerging artists, see exciting new work, and have fun to boot!
Emailed from Ms. McElroy, CG
Our Cosmic Bowling event has been canceled due to bad weather. We are rescheduling for Saturday, May 8th 10pm – 12am.
We are going cosmic bowling tonight at the Anniston Bowling Center from 10pm – 12am. $5 a person. Call me if you have any questions or need directions. Carol’s Cell 256.453.4732
Library Case Change-Over
It’s time to swap out our art in the JSU Library Case. If you would like to display some of your art in the case, for the duration of the summer, just drop it off in Mrs. Greene’s office. Make sure you attach a note with your name, title, media, class, and your email or phone #. It would also really help us out if you could email us the same information so we know to expect your work. It would be fantastic if we could collect work for the case this week, and then hang the work next week.
Priming appears complete, so now it’s time for us to dive into finalizing our design, figuring out what supplies we need, and working out a schedule. We hope to have most of these things finished within the next 1-2 weeks. A few people expressed interest in helping to fill out the final mural design, so a sketch of the mural design is attached for their reference. We need make the Spring tree less leafy, and we need flower, butterfly, bird, and other small object designs to flesh out the big picture. Email me if you have any questions. Also let me know if anyone wants to help in the color selection process. I was thinking we could by lowes sometime this week to pick out colors.
Join the Art Alliance at the Anniston Bowling Center from 10 pm – 12 am, Saturday, April 24th for an awesome night of cosmic bowling.
$5 per person
We have reserved 3 lanes and can have up to 6 people on each lane.
We’re getting a special rate for reserving 3 lanes, so just bring $5 cash or a $5 check made payable to the Art Alliance.
If you need a ride let us know via facebook or email email@example.com
Many thanks to everyone that was able to make it out to subway for the last meeting of the semester, and many congratulations to all our new officers!
Fall 2010-Summer 2011 Officer Lineup
President: Morgan Christopher
Vice President: Taiki Arita
Secretary: Lindsey Brooks
Treasurer: AnnaMaria Jacob
Co-Treasurer: Joshua Benefield
Mural Project Update
Once finals are over our drawers are going to get busy finalizing the design and I’m going to work on putting together the supply list. Once we complete these two task the Preschool will need to prime the mural wall and near that time we will come up with a schedule for working on the mural. We are going to test out house paint and try to go with it to keep the cost affordable.
April 30th: Goal date for finalizing the design and supply list.
Library Case: Call for work, summer 2010
We will be collecting work to showcase in the library case for the summer, please drop your work off in Mrs. Greene’s office with a note that includes your name, title, media, class, email and phone number. Once we have enough work we will swap out the case for the summer and return work that is currently on exhibit.
Visual Arts Society:
When you join the Art Alliance you automatically become a member of the Visual Arts Society, a group dedicated to raising funds that help supplement the Art Department so that it can purchase equipment, host workshops, and fund student scholarships. The VAS annual Spring Gala is in a few weeks and then there is a VAS member art show at Hammond Hall during the summer that all members can submit work to. I will post more details on that when it’s a little closer.
VAS Spring Gala: Friday, May 7th @ 6:30; Anniston Museum of Natural History
VAS members can attend the Gala which consists of a Jazz Band, Art Auction, and Gourmet Buffet Dinner for $25; $35 for non-members. Or you can volunteer to work at the Gala and attend for free. We are currently looking for at least 2-4 more volunteers so let us know if you’re interested asap. firstname.lastname@example.org
Cosmic Bowling/End of the Semester Celebration!
We decided to plan out end of the semester bowling trip for Saturday the 24th at the Anniston Bowling Center. I will post a time and date confirmation tomorrow with more details after I confirm the reservation tomorrow.
Summer Activities & Workshops
We also discussed some possible summer club activities that include a group trip to Six Flags Over Georgia, a Photo-Emulsion & Cyanotype workshop, and a group hike.
And as always we will continue to keep everyone updated via email, facebook, and this blog. Good luck on your finals!
The entries for Fluxibition #4 are in. Congratulations to Carol Gibson, Jane Humber, Ms. Allison McElroy, Kris Moore, and Amber Morgan who all donated work for the exhibit.
Images of their submissions will be added to the museum page shortly, so be sure to visit fluxmuseum.org in another week or so to check out the work they submitted.
Please let me know if anyone else from JSU submitted work that I do not have listed.