Creative Imperatives

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Workshop

The Compassion Project

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Room 203, Center for the Arts

Instructor: Marcia Thompson, Art Education Students 

Compassion, a simple word... so, how would you express that word on a 6x6 inch canvas? Come to this workshop, create an artwork, and show the UWL campus what compassion means to you! Anyone and everyone is welcome, including artists and non-artists alike. All artworks will go on display on campus in May! 

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Metalsmithing

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Room 20, Center for the Arts

Instructor: Bradley Nichols

Art Majors will demonstrate non-ferrous metal working skills they developed through the UWL Metalsmithing curriculum. Students will be available to answer technical questions, discuss creative influences, as well as guide spectators through the well-equipped Metalsmithing studio.

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Blacksmithing

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Room 23, Center for the Arts

Instructor: Bradley Nichols

Art Majors will demonstrate traditional Blacksmithing techniques. Students will be available to answer technical questions, discuss creative influences, as well as guide spectators through the Blacksmithing studio.

Public Lecture and Salon

The Interconnection of the Arts, Innovation, and Economic Well-Being

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Room 1400, Centennial Hall

Keynote Speaker: Harvey White

Salon Panelists: George Tzougros, National Creativity Network and Wisconsin Arts Board; Anne Katz, Arts Wisconsin; Sheryl White

It is easy to say that creativity is important, but what does that really mean? Business leader, arts patron, and arts advocate Harvey White, who coined the term "STEAM" offers his thoughts on the crucial role of creativity in our world. After his remarks he will be joined by a panel of guests to expand the conversation and answer question from the audience.

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Painting

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location #1: Room 204, Center for the Arts

Students will demonstrate portrait and figure painting and encaustic processes.

Location #2: Room 340, Center for the Arts 

Students Shelby Phillips and Alyssa Shurbert-Hetzel will demonstrate trompe l'oeil painting and present, share, and discuss their research and experience working with John Pugh (internationally celebrated mural artist) creating and planning trompe l'oeil mural destined for La Crosse's Art District in June 2014. This student project is sponsored by a UWL  Undergraduate Research Grant.

Exhibit

The Research and Creative Work of the Students in the School of Arts and Communication

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Hall of Nations, 1300 Centennial Hall

Students in the departments of Art, Communication Studies, Music, and Theatre Arts regularly engage in research and creative work as part of their courses. Students also have the opportunity to take on special projects funded through undergraduate research grants, facilitating further education and exploration - often including travel to a different state or country. Meet several of these students and hear them discuss their work. This session will also feature displays of student artwork. 

Public Lecture

Life After Graduation

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Room 124, WING Technology Center

Guest Speaker: Vince Muehlbauer 

Vince Muehlbauer graduated with a degree in business and after years of frustration working an office job, he "made the leap in January and bought a pottery studio/gallery. It is called The Potter's Shop in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin. We have a gallery, members studio, and teaching area. I couldn't be happier." He will describe his journey from graduation to now. 

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Ceramics

Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Outdoor courtyard behind Room 25, Center for the Arts

Instructor: Karen Terpstra 

Woodfiring has been used since the 5th century and the two chamber wood kiln is one of the oldest styles of production kilns from Southeast Asia. This kiln usually consists of one of two firing chambers, with doors for stacking pots on one side, with a firebox at one end and a flue/chimney at the other. Firing times can vary from one day to several weeks. This kiln will be fired for approximately 30 hours. On Tuesday afternoon the kiln firing will be near completion and will be exciting to watch!

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Under Pressure 

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Room 334, Center for the Arts 

Instructor: Joel Elgin 

UWL prinkmakers will perform live, death defying acts of printmaking prowess. You are invited to bring with you an article of clothing and leave with that piece freshly printed with a UWL "Printfool" original artwork. In conjunction with Creative Imperatives an exhibition of etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts produced by UWL students will be on display at the Root Note in downtown La Crosse from April 7 through April 30. 

Workshop 

The Compassion Project

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Room 203, Center for the Arts 

Instructor: Marcia Thompson, Art Education Students 

Compassion, a simple word... so, how would you express that word on a 6x6 inch canvas? Come to this workshop, create an artwork, and show the campus what compassion means to you! Anyone and everyone is welcome, including artists and non-artists alike. All artworks will go on display on campus in May! 

Watch Them Work

Kehinde Wiley: Deforming Mastery

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Room 116, Center for the Arts

Presenters: Deborah-Even Lombard, IAS and Richard Breaux, Assistant Professor 

Faculty from the Art History and Ethnic and Racial Studies departments will present multiple perspectives on the cultural and art historical context of the artwork of Kehinde Wiley. 

Public Lecture

My White Friends

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Hall of Nations, 1300 Centennial Hall

Guest Artist: Myra Greene 

My White Friends is a photographic series of portraits of the artist's White American friends, peers, and mentors. These photographs raise questions of why blackness and other minority traits are so commonly defined, identified, and recognized, and yet whiteness and other dominant traits are rarely named, discussed, or classified. In the artist's words, the photographs "are attempts to imagine a racial category that has an intangible descriptions. Some images are documents of my time with friends, other are performances of whiteness by the sitter..." My White Friends examines the photographic portrait's ability to describe race, explores insider-outsider group dynamics, and subverts a historic paradigm in the field of photography and fine art of white men imaging historically oppressed groups.

Performance

Arts and Communication Mashup

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Location: First Floor, Cartwright Center

Part 1--Main Floor, Cartwright Center: In this culminating festival event, faculty, staff, and students from Art, Communication Studies, Music, and Theatre Arts come together to share theatre, music, art, digital media, and storytelling to create a feast for the senses.  Join us and wander through the main floor of the Cartwright Center.

Part 2:  Closing Reception -- Join us for student awards, hors d'oeuvres, and celebration as we conclude Creative Imperatives 2014.