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The Summer Studio Art Program

Posted: 07/09/2010

Creative thought is fundamental to all that takes place in Skidmore’s classrooms, performance spaces, and art studios throughout the year, particularly during the summer. 

For creative artists, the Summer Studio Art Program provides in-depth studio and classroom opportunities. The program features guest artist lectures, brown-bag lunches, and panel discussions. Program participants include gifted high school students, studio art teachers, and college and graduate students who share a common goal: they are serious about developing their skills and broadening their art experiences.

Programming in both the Saisselin Art Building and the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery serves to inform and inspire students. The Schick Art Gallery is currently featuring an exhibition of work by printmaker/book artist Michael Kuch, and the Tang has three current exhibitions:  “For You,” through Aug. 22, “Elevator Music  16: Head Rhythm 1 and Plaything 2, 1999,” through Sept. 19, and “Opener 19: Los Carpinteros,” through Aug.  7.

This summer will see the return of “Art-A-Rama Week,” which investigates nature’s role as artists’ muse in a series of activities scheduled July 12-16.  Many “Art-A-Rama” events are free and open to the public, including the following:

  • Illustrated lecture by painter Joan Nelson, 7 p.m. Monday, July 12, Gannett Auditorium. Reception in Gannett lobby at 6:30 p.m.
  • Illustrated lecture by ceramist Aysha Peltz, 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, Davis Auditorium.
  • Summer Studio Art Faculty Exhibition, opening reception at Case Center Gallery 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, Case Gallery.
  • “Faux Natural,” a panel discussion scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 15, Payne Room of the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery. Ian Berry, Malloy Curator at the Tang, will moderate the session, which will include artists Paula Hayes, Kim Keever, and Deborah Zlotsky.

Visit. Enjoy. Be inspired.