Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Last minute notices

IMOCA's 101 (a contemporary art study group) begins tonight. This semester:

Come Together: The Mingle of Design, Art and Pop Culture

Design is all around us, whether we realize it or not. This four-part series addresses how design, art and pop culture join together in Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Architecture and Fashion and Textiles. Led by Butler University Contemporary Art Professor Elizabeth Mix, each session include historical context and a look at notable movements and influential figures in each field.

Dont Miss the First Session!!

Wednesday, September 12 from 5:30-6:30pm at the iMOCA galleries, 340 N Senate Avenue.

Graphic Design

What do Toulouse-Lautrec and Starbucks have in common?? A grande-sized appreciation for graphic design. We explore the development of the field in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by Toulouse-Lautrec and Dwiggins; the postmodern graphic design/art pioneered by David Carson, Jonathan Bambrook and collective such as Pentagram; the merging of graphic design and pop culture in everything from ceramics to brand identities for franchises like McDonalds, Chili's and Starbucks.

Future dates to mark on your calendars.

October 10 - Industrial Design

November 14 -Architecture

December 12 - Fashion and Textile


This should be a insightful and engaging lecture to catch at Herron tomorrow evening and should foreshadow some of what is to be expected in the IMA's, "On Procession" parade and exhibition in 2008.

Basile Auditorium,
Herron School of Art & Design
735 W. New York Street

Enter the world of Allison Smith, an artist whose diverse practice
investigates the cultural phenomenon of historical reenactment and the
role of craft in the construction of national identity.

In 2005, Smith created an open-air public art event on Governors Island
in New York known as The Muster, which centered on the question "What
are you fighting for?" and included soapbox speeches, magic shows and
more. According to Nick Stillman of the New York Foundation for the
Arts, "The Muster is one of the most evocative, earnest, and ambitious
public art projects to emerge over the last two years."

Smith received a BA in psychology from the New School for Social
Research, a BFA from Parsons School of Design, and an MFA from the Yale
University School of Art. Smith has exhibited her work at the Palais de
Tokyo, Paris (2007); Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (2006); P.S.1
Contemporary Art Center, New York (2005); and other venues around the

In the spring of 2008, Smith will undertake a major sculpture project
with students and faculty at the Herron School to be featured in the "On
Procession" parade and exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

1 Responses to “Last minute notices”

Anonymous said...
September 14, 2007 at 1:31 AM

I got your 101 right here.

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