ARTIST KYLE STAVER TO SPEAK AT JOHNS HOPKINS
New York-based artist Kyle Staver will join Homewood Art Workshops
Director Craig Hankin for a discussion and slide show
on Oct. 24 at the Johns Hopkins University.
Kyle Staver. "Syrinx," 2013. Oil on canvas, 68 x 52 in.
"Risk Connecting: A Conversation with Painter Kyle Staver"
will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the
F. Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center,
on the Homewood campus at 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.
Writing for the Huffington Post, critic John Seed describes
Staver as "a painter of intimate vignettes of human relationships
presented in a quirky, personal and playful style. She developed
the conviction that painting had become her own non-verbal form
of language capable of expressing what words cannot."
In a career spanning over 25 years, Staver's figurative paintings,
prints and sculptures have been shown extensively on the
East Coast and can be found in numerous private and public
collections. She has been the recipient of the Louis Comfort
Tiffany Foundation Award and has twice won the National Academy
Museum's Benjamin Altman Figure Prize. Her most recent work will
be featured in a solo exhibition at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in
Manhattan from Oct. 17 through Nov. 23.
The need for artists to connect with their work, their peers
and their audience is a subject much on Staver's mind.
"Art is all connected," Staver told art historian and curator
Jennifer Samet in an interview published on Hyperallergic.com.
"It is about the underpinnings of everything we make and think
about. We are always building on top of something else.Painters
have more in common than we don't have in common; we share DNA."
To download images of Staver's work, go to: http://kylestaver.com/index.html
To see a short video interview, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP5OQX5-A5U
Kyle Staver's appearance is co-sponsored by Homewood Art Workshops
and Homewood Arts Programs. Visitor parking on campus is available
in the South Garage, 3101 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, MD. 21211.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Effective immediately, qualified undergraduates are eligible for a
Minor in Visual Arts!!!
Full details are available through the Office of Academic Advising.
Here are the basic requirements:
Students may focus on either traditional studio courses or a digital
curriculum. They have the option to combine the two tracks for a more
diverse, if more general, experience.
A minimum range of 15 to 18 credits, including two core requirements,
either 371.131 Studio Drawing I (Studio track)
or 371.152 Introduction to Digital Photography (Digital track)
and a 100-200 level History of Art course
the student's field of interest in the visual arts.
Students may count as many as two visual arts courses taken at MICA,
but not offered at Hopkins, toward the Minor.
These courses must be approved in advance by the advisor.
One Independent Study course in the visual arts may be counted toward the Minor.
One visual arts course, not offered at Hopkins, taken in a JHU-affiliated
study abroad program may be counted toward the Minor.
This course must be
approved in advance by the advisor.
Students should declare the Minor by the end of their sophomore year.
Each student's complete program of study must be approved by the advisor.
Advising will be done by the Director (Studio) and the Photography Coordinator (Digital).
Click here for the Fall 2013 Class Schedule.
The Homewood Art Workshops were established
in 1974 to provide undergraduates a studio
environment in which to pursue their creative
interests. The Workshops support the academic
mission of the University by giving students the
opportunity to participate in an accredited visual
arts program. Through classes offered by the
Homewood Art Workshops, students can
enrich their lives while diversifying and
broadening their educational experience.
Watch a video overview of the Art Workshops