150 people attend “Art on Elm” art auction

Department of Visual Arts hosts largest-ever art auction event with highest-ever funds raised The Hastings College Department of Visual Arts hosted its annual art auction event, newly named “Art on Elm,” in the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5-9 p.m. with an estimated record attendance. Artwork auctioned during the event was submitted by students, faculty and staff of the department, … Continue reading 150 people attend “Art on Elm” art auction

JDAC features national submissions

The Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) Galleries opened “In Your Own Words” on Jan. 23, featuring a national juried exhibition curated by Ekaterina Popova and Alicia Puig of “Create! Magazine.” The publication highlights emerging and underrepresented artists working in a variety of mediums through physical and in-text exhibitions, as well as artist and curator interviews. The national juried exhibition features 20 artists, all of which … Continue reading JDAC features national submissions

Visiting glass artist specializes in sculpture

The Hastings College Department of Visual Arts is hosting visiting glass artist Eoin Breadon, department chair and glass program director at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Dec. 5-8 at the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC). Breadon will demonstrate hot sculpting and glassblowing during the day in the JDAC glass studio and work with students during their classes to give them the opportunity to make their … Continue reading Visiting glass artist specializes in sculpture

JDAC Galleries staff creates the “Fizz”

Gallery Director Kevin Mercer is working with Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) gallery assistants to create “Fizz.” It is a digital overflow of the JDAC Galleries to provide additional content about JDAC-exhibited artists and to create more diversity in the list of featured artists.  The gallery assistants are Senior Melissa Loney, managing editor for Fizz; Junior Jordan Ismaiel, design editor; and Junior Karlie Norton, content … Continue reading JDAC Galleries staff creates the “Fizz”

Fremaux instructs students during her open figure drawing session on portrait drawing.

“Carnal Unknowing” on view

Fremaux’s drawings work to address the stigma of the body in a nude form and the body in its process of changing and aging through the use of collaged, potentially ever-expanding drawings. These works are done in various charcoals and chalk pastels, used to create the subject matter of the human body.  In a lecture given to students, faculty and staff on Oct. 13, Fremaux … Continue reading “Carnal Unknowing” on view

High school students work on their murals following this year’s prompt: memes.

HC Mural Day sees increased participation for fourth year

The Hastings College Department of Visual Arts hosted 36 high schools for their fourth annual Mural Day on September 11, making it the largest they have ever had.  This is a significant growth from the first year of the event, explained Art Department Chair Aaron Badham. The first year the event was held, there were roughly 16 teams and the event was held in the parking … Continue reading HC Mural Day sees increased participation for fourth year

Gabe Michael Kenney I.On art installation

The Jackson Dinsdale Art Center is hosting the installation work of Gabe Michael Kenney in the critique gallery of the building. Kenney, based out of Columbus, Ohio, uses installation and performance art through the lens of science fiction to immerse the viewer into a setting that promotes question and wonder in his show, “I.On.” The installation is a combination of light, props, material exploration and … Continue reading Gabe Michael Kenney I.On art installation