Posts Tagged ‘art’

Reflective Painting

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

If you had told me my freshman year that in a few years, I would love painting and want to do it all the time, I’d give you the evil eye. I really hated painting. I always wanted to draw. When I took Beginning Painting as a freshman, I struggled with controlling acrylic medium. I hated the concept so much, I would finger paint instead of using a brush! Now I paint for enjoyment. I really owe the switch of mindset to my professor, Sarah Brokke Erickson. She too once preferred drawing and I remember my first conference with her, where she told me she had a big feeling is be back. She’s been one heck of an inspiring professor, even when I’m not her student that semester. This summer I have been going up to the art room a lot to paint. The picture above is something I have been working on for on since last week. It’s kind of a reflection on growing up, beyond where Duluth can take me. I’m sad I’m leaving Duluth, but there’s not really any teaching opportunities here. So my painting will kind of reflect that. Stay tuned!

A Day in the Art Room

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

I’ve said it before and I’ve said it again, I love the Art Room.

Things I love about it:

  • Natural lighting
  • You can see  the lake whenever you need to
  • Silent, yet not creepy atmosphere
  • Ability to blast music without really disrupting anyone
  • The inspirational folks who I spend time with there
  • The open, welcoming, encouraging, inspiring art and phrases hidden everywhere

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Pre-Raphaelite Final

Friday, May 5th, 2017

For my Pre-Raphaelite final with Dr. Hagen I did a photo project with Pre-Raphealite inspired themes. Shayna acted as my Ophelia, posing in natural and watery settings. We took over 300 photos and I ended up using 13 for my final project. I did some photoshop, but very minimal to keep with the Pre-Raphaelite belief that we should show things the way they were, not the way we want them to be. I was really lucky that it was such a beautiful day so I was able to capture high detail on the camera. This shoot went so well I ended up using a few of the photos for my photography portfolio as well. I love creative projects like these because it really allows me to contribute to what I am learning. Here are a few of my favorites!

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Painting Party

Friday, March 31st, 2017

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Orestes: Blood and Light

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Yesterday the English & Arts Club attended Orestes: Blood and Light at the St. Scholastica theater. The stage setting was rather modern for a Greek tragedy, complete with working lamps and a couch that could be from ikea. It was a little confusing when some aspects were certainly modern, such as FBI like characters with guns, but other aspects were very Greek, such as the shrine to the God Apollo. I’ve seen several plays, typically Shakespeare, translated to more modern eras and I tend to prefer the classic route. Despite this personal preference, the actors put on a really great show of a story I was experiences for the first time. There were some classic Greek appearances I recognized, such as Helen of Troy, and new ones. If you’re a fan of drama and tragedy, definitely attend this show! I am thankful the theater continues to put on free showings for students.