Cecelia Post (MFA '09) establishes Fowler Arts Collective and has Group Exhibition, Opening October 2nd, 7pm

Cecelia Post (MFA '09) recently established the Fowler Arts Collective in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Founded in July of 2010, Fowler is a new studio and gallery collective that houses 20 talented artists working in all mediums. Fowler also has a 700 square foot gallery and event space that will be the site for original exhibitions, artist projects, readings, classes, and more.

Fowler is pleased to present ENTER, the inaugural exhibition of its new space in the historic Greenpoint Terminal Building on the Brooklyn waterfront. This Group Exhibition includes 26 emerging artists from New York City and Philadelphia. Artists were asked to respond to the gallery space in its raw/industrial form. These responses take the form of installations that have been made specifically for the exhibition, or the responses are reflected in the content of the artwork. What results is a show full of discoveries and unexpected conversations between the artwork and the gallery/studio spaces.

Featured artists include Cameron Bishop, Scott Chasse, Elizabeth Coll, Katie Dobbins, Jenny Drumgoole, Leigh Van Duzer (MFA '10), Harlan Erskine, Susan Fang (MFA '10), Kurt Freyer (MFA '09), Jessica Goehring, Elizabeth Hoy (MFA '09), Nicholas Johnston, Frank Deleon Jones, Jules Joseph (MFA '09), Deanna Lee, Kate Nielsen, Rebecca Posner, Cecelia Post (MFA '09), Raphaela Riepl, Emilie Selden (MFA '09), Victoria Sica, Kim Sielbeck, Leonor Torres, Ramon Urenia (MFA '10), Cay Yoon (MFA '10) and Jing Wei.

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 2nd, 7:00 - 11:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Friday, October 1st - Friday, October 22nd

Additional Events at Fowler:

Open Studios at Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Friday, October 1st, 2:00 - 6:00pm / Sunday, October 2nd, 12:00 - 6:00pm

Lightbased Performance Arts Festival by Bring To Light, NYC, Greenpoint Terminal Market Building, Noble Street and West Street: Saturday, October 2nd, 7:00pm

Fowler Arts Collective
67 West Street, #216
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Contact: Lia at fowlerartsbrooklyn@gmail.com


Marc Blumthal (MFA '10) reviewed in the "Daily Serving Forum", September 21st

Marc Blumthal (MFA '10) has been reviewed by the Daily Serving Forum, an international forum for contemporary visual artists. Blumthal was selected among two artists for the organizations monthly "Fan Mail" submission. "Blumthal’s work is an investigation of individual and collective identity. His images, which reference the artist’s personal experiences as well as America’s history, address the nature of being human and the pressures of the past", writes the Daily Serving. Blumthal states that, “I’m inspired by shame and guilt. My interests lie in Identity…[my] work addresses my personal identity and my national identity.” Blumthal’s work subtely yet effectively sheds light on the shameful hypocrisy that is created when one’s actions are the antithesis of the “love” they preach. He has recently exhibited work at the "International Print Club of New York" and the "Leonard Pearlstein Gallery" in Philadelphia.

To view the Daily Serving Forum review, visit http://dailyserving.com/

To see more of Marc's work, visit http://marcedmundblumthal.blogspot.com/


Fine Arts Lecture Series: Anne Chu, Thursday September 23rd, 6:00pm

Sculptor and Painter Anne Chu will present an artist talk on Thursday, September 23rd at 6:00pm at the University of Pennsylvania as part of the MFA Fine Arts Lecture series. Drawing her inspiration from ancient sculptures, such as funerary carvings from the Tang Dynasty, or the medieval friezes at Chartres, Anne Chu's version of history is something more akin to fairytale. Primitively carved from wood, Chu's invented relics capture a rich, timeless aesthetic, which makes their authenticity all the more believable. Tombstone For a King is a rough-hewn tableau depicting a long forgotten tragedy. Her clunky figures are careful study of craftsmanship, displaying a casual presence rarely found in ancient depictions, her washy pigmentation is convincing as battered remains. But it's her dreamy colours, greys, pinks, and yellows, which give rise to girly romance: her ancient dynasties always seem strangely contemporary, bringing mystery and romance to life. Chu has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina; Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, California; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; and Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio. Her work was included in The Puppet Show, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia and the 54th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh; Sculptors Drawing, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado; and Shuffling the Deck: The Collection Reconsidered, Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey. The artist currently resides in Queens, New York.

To see more of Anne's work, visit http://www.donaldyoung.com/chu/chu_1.html

Event Date and Time: Thursday, September 23rd, 6:00pm

The Institute of Contemporary Art
118 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

To discover more about the MFA Fine Arts Lecture Series, visit http://www.design.upenn.edu/fine-arts/visiting-artists

University of Pennsylvania's Residency Program Lecture: Mary Ellen Mark, Thursday, September 30th, 5:30pm

Photographer Mary Ellen Mark will present an artist talk reflecting her career on Thursday, September 30th, 5:30pm at the University of Pennsylvania as a part of the University's Residency Program. Mark has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work. She has published photo essays and portraits in The New Yorker, LIFE, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. She has traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. Her images of the world's cultures have become landmarks oin the field of documentary photography. Mark is the recipient of many awards and grants including the "Cornell Capa Award", the "Infinity Award for Journalism", an "Erna & Victor Hasselblad Foundation Grant", and a "Walter Annenberg Grant" for her book and exhibition project on America. Among her awards are the "John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship", the "Matrix Award" for an outstanding woman in the field of film/photography, and the "Dr. Erich Salomon Award" for outstanding merits in the field of journalistic photography. These are only a few of the plethora of awards, grants and fellowships that Mark has received. Mark was presented with honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees from her Alma Mater, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of the Arts.

The University of Pennsylvania's Residency Program is made possible by the "Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts".

To see more of Mary Ellen's work, visit http://www.maryellenmark.com/

Event Date and Time: Thursday, September 30th, 5:30pm

University of Pennsylvania
Meyerson Hall, B1
210 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Elizabeth Hoy (MFA '06) featured in Governers Island Art Fair, September 4th - September 26th

Elizabeth Hoy (MFA '06) will be featured in the Governors Island Art Fair, NYC. The collective, 4heads, is a New York-based arts crew that specializes in commandeering and beautifying unused spaces - developing unique environments for the purpose of exhibition, installation and performance so that artists from all over the world can make good use of dismissed areas. Ernie Sandidge, Nicole Laemmle, Jack Robinson and Antony Zito make up the founding core of the group which was formed in early 2008 with a mission of forging new opportunities for the growing community of artists in New York and beyond.

The 4heads goal is to continually create diverse venues and forums to present, advocate and provide services for artists everywhere. The desire to structure valuable opportunities for creative individuals comes in part as an empathetic reflection of the 4heads' own struggle as working artists surviving in NYC. The collective is primarily focused on encouraging organically occurring culture by nurturing the evolving community of artists - who they see as the true voice of contemporary culture.

To see more of Elizabeth's work, visit http://www.elizabethhoy.com/

Art Fair Dates: Saturday, September 4th - Friday, September 24th
Closing Reception: Friday, September 24th, 11:00 - 6:00pm

Governers Island Art Fair
Art Fair Hours: Saturday and Sundays 11:00 - 6:00pm
For more information and directions to the fair, visit http://www.4heads.org/


Thomas Isaac (MFA '06) in Group Exhibition at the Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Opening October 7th, 4:30pm

Thomas Isaac (MFA '06) will be featured in a group exhibition at the Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. "Mostly Indian and Other Fables" is an exhibition of contemporary Native art and is co-curated by Dr. Stephen Perkins and Amii John. The exhibition will include the works of twenty-four Native artists from across the United States and Canada that illustrate the complex nature of contemporary Native experience. The works celebrate the many ways in which Native artists are working with old and new traditions in order to create works that respond not only to the present but also the past and the future. The exhibition is supported by Oneida Nation Arts Program (ONAP), Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) and UW-Green Bay's American Intercultural Center (AIC).

Additionally featured artists include Monisha Alleck, Donald Carufel, Gordon Coons, Yvette Diltz, Peggy Fontenot, Martha Gradolf, John Joe, Tom Jones, Douglas K. Limón, James Luna, Lewis Mohawk, Corinne Nanauq McDonnell, Peter Morin, Nieves, Chris Pappan, Jeremy Singer, Cameron Ayn Smith, Phillis Spencer-Belz, Flossie Iqilan Spencer, Ukjese van Kampen, Josh Van Stippen, Jeff Veregge, Debra Yepa-Pappan and Phil Young.

To see more of Thomas' work, visit http://www.isaaccaasi.com/

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 7th, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Curator's Introduction at 5:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, October 7th - Thursday, November 4th

Gallery Talks: Wednesdays during exhibition dates, 12:00 -1:00pm
Please join Dr. Stephen Perkins and Amii John for a tour and discussion about the exhibition. Free and open to the public.

Lawton Gallery
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr
Green Bay, WI 54311-7003

Update: To see images taken at the exhibition, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/lawtongallery/5062530449/in/set-72157625122244126/


Michael Marfione (MFA '11) and Jessica Vaughn (MFA '11) in Group Exhibition at Addams Gallery, Opening September 21st, 5:30pm

Michael Marfione (MFA '11) and Jessica Vaughn (MFA '11) will be featured in a group exhibition titled, "Rhyming the Antecedent" at the Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania. The School of Design is proud to present this exhibition of selected video installations from Penn Design and the Fine Arts Department. Artists featured include Edward Carey, Michael Marfione, Jenny Perlin, and Jessica Vaughn.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 21st, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Exhibition Dates: September 17th - October 14th

Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania
200 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm


Jessica Vaughn (MFA '11) in Group Exhibition at Richman Gallery, Opening September 16th, 3pm

Jessica Vaughn (MFA '11) will be in a group exhibition titled "A-Game" at Richman Gallery, at the Park School of Baltimore. The group show will feature video, photography, prints, and sculpture by nine artists who explore identity in sports and athleticism. Vaughn will exhibit three mixed media prints. Additional featured artists include Alma Lopez Gaspar de Alba, Geoffrey S Baker, Jennifer Desmormeaux, Brian Patrick Franklin, Libby Hague, Ryan Humphries, Hank Willis Thomas and RL Tillman.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 16th, 3:00 - 5:00pm
Exhibition Dates: September 16th - November 4th

Richman Gallery
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208

To see more of Jessica's work, visit http://jessvaughn.com/home.html

Class of 2011 MFA's in Group Exhibition at Meyerson Gallery, Opening September 21st, 5:30pm

The 2nd year MFA graduate class will be featured in a group exhibition titled, "You Wish You Were Here" in the Meyerson Gallery, University of Pennsylvania. Work to be featured will include paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography and video. The exhibition will introduce the year ahead in preparation for the graduate MFA thesis exhibition this spring.

Artists featured include Amy Archambault, Bradley LaMere, Beth Hull, Elina Malkin, Heidi Nam, Jayson Musson, Jessica Vaughn, Jessica Yang, John Schlesinger, Justine Hill, Kent Miller, Martha Rich, Michael Marfione, Paige Adair, Rachel Eschenbach, Rob Dimin, Sandy Boyer, Sarah Cohen, Stephanie Cheng, Stephen Grebinski, Tamara Suber and Zoe Chronis.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 21st, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Exhibition Dates: September 17th - September 27th

Meyerson Gallery, University of Pennsylvania
210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 - 5:00pm


Terry Adkins (Graduate Faculty) and Nathan Thomas Wilson (MFA '10) in Exhibition at Pageant, Opening September 24th, 7pm

Terry Adkins (Graduate Faculty) and Nathan Thomas Wilson (MFA '10) will be featured in the exhibition titled "Time Equals Distance Over Speed Or Nothing". The exhibition may reflect upon the holographic nature of time or the fractal geometry of memory that is built from a holographic foundation of perception. Additional arguments there in and the apathy towards such questions may arise. Simply said, the exhibition could be experienced as just plain intriguing art "stuff"; an anvil of light to make one's day more bearable. Representing a range of artists from internationally established to locally emerging talents, Pageant's focus is on artists producing works in contemporary idioms and media which encompass a broad range of intellectual, conceptual, and aesthetic territory.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 24th, 7:00pm

Pageant - Soloveev
607 Bainbridge Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Gallery Hours: Friday - Sunday, 12:00 - 8:00pm


Chris Lawrence (MFA '10) & Jayson Musson (MFA '11) in Group Exhibition at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Opening September 9th 6-9pm

Chris Lawrence (MFA '10) and Jayson Musson (MFA '11) will be in a group exhibition at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery. The gallery is excited to announce "Your Swimming Brain", a temporary video, performance and sound event. Using video, slide, overhead, shadow, homemade projectors and stereos, boom boxes, local and regional artists will project videos, images and sounds onto the walls, ceilings and floors of Fleisher/Ollman's gallery space. A chaotic critical mass will grow into a powerful and lively synthesis of multi-directional, yet simultaneous imagery and sound.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 9th, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery
1616 Walnut Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Alexis Granwell (MFA '07) in Exhibition at CTRL Gallery, Opening Friday September 10th, 6-8pm

Alexis Granwell (MFA '07) is returning to CTRL gallery with "Wax and Wane", a solo exhibition of new work including monoprint etchings, wall- based sculpture and a large-scale freestanding sculptural work. There is a strong celestial character to Granwell's etchings. They have a rare and ancient quality and could almost pass as antediluvian renderings of prophetic visions or metaphysical depictions of the various shapes of the soul. Though at the same time, these works on paper have a distinctly utilitarian feel, like documents or plans of some sort. They are both diagrammatic and soulful, graphic yet mysterious. Granwell's sculptures are often of the earth as she collects most of her materials from the streets around her Philadelphia studio. Everything is organized and catalogued according to color, size, etc. Some of these items are then cast in paper, some are bound in waxed thread, and some are carefully painted before they are carefully composed to form delicate sculptural wall collages. They are however only delicate in the way the human spirit is delicate; sure they could be crushed, but it's almost certain that they would quickly re-form and be even stronger for it.

Granwell has exhibited internationally including a 2005 solo exhibition at the Europos Parkas Museum, Vilinius, Lithuania. Other venues include exhibitions at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, The Print Center, Ontario, CA and a solo show at the Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, VA. Granwell received her MFA (2007) at the University of Pennsylvania. She lives and works in Philadelphia and is represented by CTRL gallery, Houston.

To see more of Alexis's work, visit http://www.alexisgranwell.com/index.html

Opening Reception: Friday, September 10th, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Friday, September 10th - Saturday, October 23rd

CTRL Gallery
3907 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 - 6:00pm and by appointment


Micah Danges (MFA Photography Technician) in Exhibition at Nudashank Gallery, Opening September 10th, 7pm

Micah Danges (MFA Photography Technician) will be in a group exhibition titled "Doubting Thomases" at Nudashank Gallery, MD. The exhibition will also feature work by artists, Chris Kline, Matt Leines, Isaac Lin, Alex Lukas, Bill McRight, Dan Murphy, Andrew Jeffrey Wright and was curated by Alex Lukas of Space 1026. Nudashank Gallery is a new independent, artist-run gallery space in Baltimore, MD whose mission is to showcase young artists. Founded by Seth Adelsberger and Alex Ebstein, Nudashank hopes to bring new blood into the Baltimore scene, benefiting the regional artists, and providing a new venue for national and international artwork.

To see more of Micah's work, visit http://www.micahdanges.com/project/new-work/index.php

Opening Reception: September 10th, 7:00 - 10:00pm
Exhibition Dates: September 10th - October 8th

Nudashank Gallery
405 West Franklin Street
3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 31201