# 8 Art Event

Last night my final for Process of Art Class was part an art show.  31 students put their art of on display and had to put the whole event together.  We had to set-up, hang-up and talk about our art.  We invited members of the community and our friends and family.  I was in charge of the outreach and reception.    We had a great turn out and I was able to share my hard work with my family and friends.

1.Title, date, and nature of the event. Redefined, December 12,2013, final project for Process of Art.

2.What did you come away with from the event? (What will you will remember about it?)That to put an event together is a lot hard work.

3.Was there something specific in the work that could affect/influence your own work? Yes, all the creative ideas that was displayed really inspired me.

4.Did you discover anything that might change the way you look/think/feel about something? The work was so well done by everyone that I will continue to be true to myself in all my work.

 

5.Was there any flaw in the event that you found noteworthy and can intelligently criticize? (not just, “It sucked!”) No flaws in this event.

6.Did you learn something about the discipline that you didn’t know before? (like base cellos are really big instruments) Yes, everyone is a true artist in their own way.

7. Did you feel respect for the artist as separate from his or her work? I feel lots of respect for all the artists that displayed their work.  Every piece was a work of art!!

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# 7 Art Event

I visited the Fallbrook library to view the exhibit called “Every Picture Tells a Story” Each picture was a hand drawn illustration or a collage.  Almost every piece was already published in a book or was a proposed to be in a book.  Kathleen McCord was one of the artists who painted with watercolors.  I really liked her image “J is for Jaguar” image it was Jaguars dancing at a disco and having fun.  I loved the movement and the sense of the Jaguars having fun.  Every detail was well thought out and very well done.

1. Title: Every Picture tells a Story Date: December 2, 2013 and nature of the event: Children book illustration.

2.       What did you come away with from the event? (What will you will remember about it?) What I will remember about this event will be the colorful pictures of each illustration.

3.     Was there something specific in the work that could affect/influence your own work?  The playfulness and movement of all the images.

4. Did you discover anything that might change the way you look/think/feel about something?  I will most likely use my imagination more.

5. Was there any flaw in the event that you found noteworthy and can intelligently criticize? (not just, “It sucked!”)

The flaw to this show was the chairs that were stacked up against the same wall as the art.  People were sitting in the chairs and didn’t move so I could see the pictures.  I had to look from a distance at one or two of them.  Not good.

6. Did you learn something about the discipline that you didn’t know before? (like base cellos are really big instruments)

Some of the pictures were collages and shapes made up the images.  I liked this because for me I don’t draw very well and knowing that I can use shapes to make art.

7. Did you feel respect for the artist as separate from his or her work?

Yes, I have gained great respect for these artists.  Their sense of adventure and playfulness really impressed me.

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# 6 ART EVENT: It’s Pan Time!!

ART EVENT: It’s Pan Time!!

    CSUSM hosted a concert in Arts 111 called “It’s Pan Time!!”  It was students from all age who study at a school in Carlsbad learning how to play the steel drum.  They played mostly original scores by their instructor, but the ages 7- 12 played Cold Plays “Paradise” It was a two hour concert with an hour video presentation.

  1. Title: “It’s Pan Time” date: November 19, 2013, and nature of the event: Concert
  1. What did you come away with from the event? (What will you will remember about it?) What I came away with from this event is you do not need to know a stich of music to play the steel drum.  There are many people in the world that wish to play an instrument.  Many never do because the fear of learning to read music. With this instrument, it’s all taught by the instructor.  Every note is showed to the student one note at a time.  The only thing the student has to do is know how to memorize.
  2. Was there something specific in the work that could affect/influence your own work?

Yes, I think I will start to write my music down more.  The whole time I was watching and listening to the concert I kept thinking, if they just wrote the music down and taught the students to read music it would be so much easier.

4.   Did you discover anything that might change the way you look/think/feel about something? I think I will start to practice my piano more often.  I leave it for weeks without ever practicing.  Practice is necessary to keep me playing well.

5. Was there any flaw in the event that you found noteworthy and can intelligently criticize? (not just, “It sucked!”)

The only flaw was the video presentation part.  It could be a little shorter without taking away anything from the message.

  1. Did you learn something about the discipline that you didn’t know before? (like base cellos are really big instruments) I didn’t know that the player of the steel drum was taught by memory and that there are keys on the drums.
  1. Did you feel respect for the artist as separate from his or her work?

I felt great respect for the performers and the instructor.  It is a lot of hard work to learn a musical instrument, but to teach without notes, makes it 100 times harder.

# 5 ART EVENT: Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla

 

    I went to the exhibit “Lost in the Memory Place” it was an assignment for my Process of Art class and my Art and Science class.  I went to this event without knowing anything about the exhibit.  The first piece was a movie theater but a mini theater.  The second piece was an opera, but not the traditional opera.  It was me standing on the outside of a window looking in at a ticket booth or train station ticket boot. A shadow of a person was playing records. Then I was sitting in a room of a house during a couple watching old projector slides, but the couple only could be heard not seen.  The rest of the exhibit continued to have pieces of a shadow of a person not the physical person present in the room with me. 

  1. Title: “Lost in the Memory Place”, date: November 18, 2013, and nature of the event: Art Exhibit.
  1. What did you come away with from the event? (What will you will remember about it?) What I will remember most about this event is the fact that everything in the exhibit was unfinished.  The inside of the pieces were of course completed, but the outside was just wood pieces nailed together.
  2. Was there something specific in the work that could affect/influence your own work?

I would like to involve music more into my work.  I have a long history of music in my life I tend to forget that it would be something that I could share with the rest of the world.

4.      Did you discover anything that might change the way you look/think/feel about something? I think the reaction of the audience became an important element to this exhibit.  My work should focus more on how my audience with interact or change with my work.

5. Was there any flaw in the event that you found noteworthy and can intelligently criticize? (not just, “It sucked!”)

The only flaw that was in this exhibit is that one of the main exhibits was broken down and I wasn’t able to view it. 

  1. Did you learn something about the discipline that you didn’t know before? (like base cellos are really big instruments)

I learned that Art is a way to tell your personal story or to share that story of other people.

  1. Did you feel respect for the artist as separate from his or her work?

I felt a great respect for the two artists that put this work together.  They use the shadows of the audience to make things move.  A lot of electrical work was done and sound was a huge element.  Many of the pieces had the greatest sound that I was hard to believe the voice talking to you wasn’t in the same room.

# 4 ART EVENT: Handmade Market (2) event credits per. James.

    I started to volunteer my time to a worthy case called Charity Wings.  Charity Wings is a non-profit organization that brings art to those who could not afford or might have a disability.  During the year Charity Wings holds fund raisers to raise money to be able to continue to bring art to the community in need.  So I was able to volunteer my time for 8 hours hosting a Charity Wings make and take table.  I was able to help children make a holiday ornament and I was collecting donations for Charity Wings.

  1. Title: Handmade Market, date: November 16, 2013, and nature of the event: Handmade crafts
  1. What did you come away with from the event? (What will you will remember about it?) I had so much fun volunteering my time helping kids make their ornament.
  2. Was there something specific in the work that could affect/influence your own work?

I liked the idea of the ornament and thought it would make easy Christmas presents for my family and friends

4.      Did you discover anything that might change the way you look/think/feel about something? Yes, the glue that we were using was very strong. When working with this type of craft I need to work with a non-toxic glue.

5.Was there any flaw in the event that you found noteworthy and can intelligently criticize? (not just, “It sucked!”)

There wasn’t any flaw in the event. 

  1. Did you learn something about the discipline that you didn’t know before? (like base cellos are really big instruments)

I learned about plastic and glitter.  I learned of a glue that is like water and it will hold glitter very well and it dries very fast.

  1. Did you feel respect for the artist as separate from his or her work?

I gained respect for all the crafters that were a part of the Handmade Market.  Many of the vendors work all year long making items to sell at this event. 

#3 ART EVENT: Old Town Temecula Quilt Exhibit

    A friend of mine makes Quilts for a living and enters her quilts into shows across the country.  She often has to compete to be to be one of 10 or 15 to display their quilts.  She was lucky to be chosen to display her quilt in the Old Town Temecula exhibit.  There she displayed her quilt that was inspired by the orange groves she grew up in.  Now several years later the groves are no longer there, but she chose to quilt the foot prints of the parcel of where they used to be.

  1. Title: Quilt Exhibit, date: October 6, 2013, and nature of the event: Handmade quilts
  1. What did you come away with from the event? (What will you will remember about it?) What I come away with from going to this event was that our memories are very powerful to who we are today.
  2. Was there something specific in the work that could affect/influence your own work?

The details of her quilt were very none traditional.  I could see threads that gave the quilt an old worn look.

  4.      Did you discover anything that might change the way you look/think/feel about something? This usually happens to me when I see something new, but I felt like I wanted to go home and make a quilt.

5. Was there any flaw in the event that you found noteworthy and can intelligently criticize? (not just, “It sucked!”)

There wasn’t any flaw in the event. 

  1. Did you learn something about the discipline that you didn’t know before? (like base cellos are really big instruments)

I learned that quilting is not about having perfect lines all the time.  It is ok to have thread left out and to have edges not perfectly tucked away.  Making quilts is an art just like a painting or sculpture.

  1. Did you feel respect for the artist as separate from his or her work?

Yes, I have a great respect for the quilt artist.  I found out that it takes 3 months to make a quilt for one show. 

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