So most of you guys did a great job answering the questions for the Eva and Franco reading. I decided to pick only 3 students for my blog this week because I think my blog would be really long if I included everyone who did an amazing job. Here are my favorite projects this week:
Since everyone seems to be having trouble figuring out what to write for each section/category on the notecard, I’ll briefly write what we’re looking for here.
This section is just a brief description of what your visitors can expect to see before they enter the gallery. You should mention which artist you chose.
This refers to why you decided to pick the artworks for this gallery, how you placed them in the exhibition, etc. Curators are involved in choosing artworks for an exhibition based on an overall theme and they try to display them in the best way possible to reflect this theme. You might also mention why you decided to pick this artist.
About Nancy Popp (or your specific artist)
This section is about your artist–basically a biography.
About Nancy Popp’s oeuvre
An artist’s oeuvre is just a fancy way of saying all the works that the artist has done. Here, you would write about the works that your artist has created, including any overall themes that are present in the work (i.e. issues of race, culture), the subject matter in the work, materials (media) used to create the work, etc. This section will require outside research if you haven’t already done the research for it.
About the Nancy Popp Virtual Art Gallery
This is a more detailed description of the gallery itself. Here you can mention how this gallery corresponds to the artist’s work. You can also discuss the aesthetics (visual aspects) of the gallery.
*There are other sections of course but I only chose to discuss areas that require more analysis/writing.
There were many good projects this week! Everyone seems to making good progress with their galleries and they are looking amazing! Here are my favorite projects this week:
Her photos gave a really good sense of what her gallery currently looks like and her captions were very clear so I knew exactly what I was looking at! Here is a photo that shows the outside of the gallery:
The gallery he is working on looks really awesome! It definitely looks like a planet (which is the kind of gallery his group is making for their artist Betty Tureaud. Here is one area that is inside the gallery:
She included a lot of photos, which shows that her group has done a lot of work on their gallery so far. I especially liked how organized her blog was, which made it very easy to follow! Here is a really great image that is part of their gallery:
The gallery his group is working on looks really great so far. They added many different patterns and textures to their gallery space, which makes it look really interesting. Here is one image that shows all these different patterns:
His photos showed many different angles of his group’s gallery, which looks very interesting because it’s a movie theater. I especially liked that he wrote a lot for each of his photo captions so I got a really good sense of what I was looking at and even items that his group is going to add in the space. Here is one photo of the gallery:
I saw some amazing P6 projects! It’s fascinating to see how the virtual art galleries are coming along. I can’t wait to see how they’ll all look when they’re finished! Here are some of the students who I thought did the best work this week:
I especially liked the overall concept for this gallery space because it’s not very conventional. His group is creating replicas of famous buildings in a park for Nancy Popp. So far, it looks great!
I liked that his blog was very thorough because he included the drawing that shows his group’s concept for the gallery space in addition to his photos of his work on the gallery. I also felt that the commentary on his blog was very entertaining!
Corey San Augustin
I really liked the work his group has done so far to create the gallery space. The pictures on Corey’s page are very intriguing!
So far, this gallery space looks good and it seems to fit well with her group’s artist Possimiste. I also thought Susan had some interesting photos of the gallery she’s working on. Here is my favorite photo on her page because it shows a cool perspective of the gallery itself (and it look like her avatar is walking on the trees!):
I feel like everyone did a great job with their p5 projects. I saw/read some interesting gallery proposals that were definitely inspired by the artists you interviewed. Here are some of my favorites:
She proposed creating a gallery that is dark because her artist (Juha Arvid Helminen) creates work that is comprised of dark themes. I think her idea is perfectly conveyed in this sketch:
His artist is Rachel Bloom and since she makes videos, his group has proposed the idea of making a movie theater to feature her work. I think this is a creative idea for a gallery that will showcase her work well. To see Jose’s proposal, click on the link:
She is creating a gallery that is a night club because her artist, Tuna Oddfellow, creates night clubs in SL. Her drawings are very creative and they perfectly show the crazy atmosphere her group will be creating for their “gallery.” Here is one of her sketches:
Ok so I know not all of the students have been able to complete their P4 project just yet, but here are the students who I think did the best job so far…
I thought Rudy gave interesting insights into the work of the artist he interviewed, Gracie Kendal (her SL name)/Kristine Schomaker (her real name.) I included one of the photos from their meeting:
Kelsey and the rest of her group Frederic Defossez and it seemed like they did a good job despite the fact that they encountered a language barrier because Defossez does not speak much English. I also enjoyed the photos she posted on her wiki. I liked this photo that Kelsey posted (which I think shows that the group has had a fun time with this project so far):
It seems that Molly did a lot of research before her group interviewed Claudia Ficca and Davide Luciano (who created “My Potholes.”) I thought Molly’s questions were very good because they were based on many different things, such as the artists’ process and possible future works. Here is a picture of the group interviewing the artists (via Skype):
Many of the students I just graded gave very insightful answers to the questions about Eva and Franco. Here are some of my favorites:
I thought Samantha’s answers were very thought-provoking and she also made the video very engaging and entertaining to watch because she included transitions in between the different questions.
I can’t post her video onto my blog because it’s copyright, but here’s a link to her vlog: http://art110.wikispaces.com/Benavente-Amelia-P3
Her vlog is long but it’s entertaining to watch. She gave answers that were insightful and she also found a way to make them humorous at times as well. I also enjoyed that she included sounds to announce the different responses to the questions.
So I just finished grading the 9a projects A-E and I think overall the students did an excellent job! Here are the two best projects that I graded:
I was impressed that Chad made a video and posted many images (with text) that described his process. Here is an image of Chad with his final product:
I already featured Shanee’s work on my blog last week but I really wanted to feature her work again, mainly because the plaster cast she created was very ambitious. Here is a photo of her final product:
Here are the best P1 projects from the 9 am class. These students had the most amazing videos/ideas in their videos and they also had great chairs. Enjoy!
*Can’t understand what I’m saying? Read my typed version of the vlog below*
Hey! My name is Michelle—spelled M-I-C-H-E-L-L-E. I also go by “Michi”, but one day you may know me as the first female Vietnamese-American Academy Award-winning director, Michelle Que Doan. Or perhaps you shall remember my name as a part of a successful independent film group similar to my idols Wong Fu Productions. But enough about my long-term dreams.
I am a freshman at CalState Long Beach majoring in, as you maybe have guessed, film. In a broader picture, I’m quite a well-rounded person in the arts. I have been or am involved with traditional drawing and cartooning, digital photography, graphics design, newspaper layout, instrumental music, marching band, martial arts, theatre from performance and voice-acting to video and sound crew, journalism and expressive writing, broadcast news and video production for high school, freelance, and recently weddings, basic animation, and so on.
But let’s rewind, what foot did I start on to develop all of my current artistic ability and experience? More particularly, where did I sprout my ambition for film? It all started with a nerdy online role-playing game named “MapleStory”. Hey, everyone has to start somewhere. However, the problem I have most often than not is that I am so interested and involved in a strong variety of art aspects that it was hard to truly expertise in simply one and truly express who I was and am in just one medium. By mid-high school, I found that film was able to incorporate all aspects of art into one medium. Film is my form of art.
Art. When a general mass of people initially hear the word art, they immediate direct their thoughts to drawing and painting, the classic masters, such as Picasso and Di Vinci. But as many know art is not only drawing. Art is dance. Art is music. Art is photography and film. Art is martial arts and drama and literature. Many people may start at a classic painting and claim “art is confusing”. But it is quite simple. Art is a form of self-expression and self-interpretation through a medium. According to Plato, art is the imitation of reality. To many people, art is a gateway to freedom—in my case, many gateways.
I hope to work with many of you guys in the future, particularly any film major students out there. Look me up on my YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/mdoanproductions. And I’ll see you in class. Find the Asian girl with the Harry Potter denim backpack and the blue eyes and that’s me. I’m Michelle, or you can call me “Michi”, signing out.
[Tying up my hair and wearing my headphones makes me look like a guy T.T I swear I’m not always this awkward…it’s just awkward to talk to a laptop webcam with your loud Asian relatives around D;)
Hi everyone! I’m the new Graduate Assistant for Art 110 this semester. I’m working on my MA in Art History and I’m also doing a Certificate program in Museum and Curatorial Studies. My interests include: Contemporary Art (i.e. feminist art and graffiti), fashion, reading, and going to museums. I’m looking forward to working with everyone this semester!