This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A couple of art shows

The Saint Joseph's College Annual Senior Artists and Art Faculty show will be on display in the Fendig Gallery of the Carnegie Center until April 11. It features the work of two senior students and several faculty pieces. The picture below, One-Winged Harpy, is one of a pair. The other is titled One Winged Angel.
I am not quite sure what to make of this picture, which is one of a series.
I have seen this torso in previous show and it impressed me then.
(Update: For more on the artist above, see shaynapolomchakart.wordpress.com and www.etsy.com/shop/ShaynaPolomchakArt.)

The torso above shows the influence of David Herriott, who does a lot of work in glass. One of his pieces in the show is the top of a small table.
While art created at SJC is at the Fendig Gallery, the 2014 Regional Middle Level Art Show is on display in the lobby of the Core Building at SJC until April 13. The young students produced a number of interesting things this year. For example, there were a number of examples of zentangle art, including a variation in which the zentangle designs are used to decorate the interior of letters.
Below is may favorite example of pop art, a style made famous by Andy Warhol. Pepsi Cans are a better subject for pop art than Campbell soup.
Seurat does not get credit for inspiring this design, which is supposed to imitate Australian aboriginal dot art.
The piece that impressed me the most, perhaps because I cannot quite figure out how it was done, was this paper swan.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the reminder to go see the middle school aged artists at the Core Building on Saint Joseph's College.