Mar 2nd, 2017 by Rachel Fellman
The art display case is one of our favorite parts of the iCommons, and once again, we’re looking for student work to exhibit. In the past, we’ve displayed work in many formats, from Brad Brehe’s welded Cuban sculptures to Bruce Kelley’s “Diversity Pod” ceramics to the current display of oil paintings from Joe Macca’s class:
If you’re interested in displaying your work for the spring quarter, please call us at (360) 992-6138 or drop by in person. We’re open to any format that can fit in the case. If you’re inspired by the massive sculptures of Rodin or Richard Serra, we’d probably just have to display your models or sketches; otherwise, we’d love to show off your paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, or mixed media. We’re also interested in work that’s traditionally defined as “craft” or “style” rather than “fine art.” This is an arbitrary distinction, and it shouldn’t keep CTC students from enjoying your dolls, your knitted monsters, fashion designs, quilting, and lace.
For inspiration, the iCommons has a small collection of art books (in the N section). Just to get a little more meta, here are some trompe l’oeil paintings of art displays from Sybille Ebert-Schifferer’s Still Life: A History:
Cannell has a much larger collection, with over 1,200 books. Any of these can be requested or even made a part of the iCommons’ rotating collection. If you’re browsing at Cannell, don’t overlook the reference section, which has some of the best material. Or if you’re off campus, sign in to the library home page and browse the magnificent Artstor database.
We’re looking forward to hearing from the artists of Clark!