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Relationships: Interstitial Connections

Relationships is a cycle of exhibits and interdisciplinary educational programs pairing studio arts faculty from the department of Art and Design with colleagues from across the Iowa State University campus. The exhibit will run from August 23 to December 18.

Opening Reception

Thursday, Sept. 1 from 4:30-6 pm - Brunnier Art Museum

Pamela White, College of Human Sciences Dean, along with the faculty in Integrated Studio Arts invite you to join them in celebrating the exhibition Relationships: Interstitial Connections at the Brunnier Art Museum. Enjoy light refreshments, conversation, and a brief program at 5:15 with remarks from Dean White, College of Design Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez, and faculty exhibition coordinator Ingrid Lilligren.

Ingrid Lilligren Exhibition Coordinator
Ingrid Lilligren
Pamela White Dean of the College of Human Sciences
Pamela White
Luis Rico-Gutierrez Dean of the College of Design
Luis Rico-Gutierrez

White Mountain, North Carolina (Herrnstadt)
White Mountain, North
Carolina, Herrnstadt

Anything Shiny

Gallery Talk
Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7:00 pm - Brunnier Art Museum

The essence of any successful relationship is a mutual outlook. Steven Herrnstadt, professor in Art and Design, James Bloedel, professor and former chair of Biomedical Science, and Mani Mina, lecturer in Computer Engineering, certainly have just that in their shared interest in healing, life, and appreciation for nature. This discussion will focus on the interdisciplinary nature of and central themes in Herrnstadt's art while emphasizing the interconnectedness of life.

Roots: What Goes on Unseen

Gallery Talk
Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:00 pm - Brunnier Art Museum

The collaborative artist team BOKA, comprised of artists JoAnn Boehmer and April Katz, Associate Professor in Integrated Studio Arts, along with Janette Thompson, professor in Natural Resource Ecology and Management, will discuss their research and creative relationship. The focus of this participatory discussion will be on the interpretations of roots, both representational and symbolic, as a way to explore physical and social environments.

Artist team BOKA comprised of JoAnn Boehmer & April Katz
JoAnn Boehmer and April Katz, 
team BOKA

Improvisations for Studio & Stage

Gallery Talk
Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 pm - Brunnier Art Museum

In both visual art and jazz, interpretation is heavily influenced by the individual creator, never creating the same work of art or playing the same composition exactly the same way twice. The maker and performers mood, personal experience, and interactions can alter the outcome, whether furniture or music. Join Mark Chidister, associate professor in Art and Design, and James Bovinette, associate professor in Music, as they talk about the relationship and philosophical similarities of art and jazz.

Chest With Drawers (Chidister)
Chest With Drawers, Chidister

Inside the Artist's Studio with Mark Chidister

Gallery Talk
Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2:00 pm - Brunnier Art Museum

Mark Chidister, associate professor in Art and Design, will provide a first-hand account of a furniture makers journey through the worlds of design and technique, and will give the audience a unique look into the life and creative process of a maker.

Touchstones of Transformation (Caldwell)
Touchstones of Transformation, Caldwell

Touchstones of Transformation: Navigating the Process of Change

Gallery Talk
Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:00 pm - Brunnier Art Museum

Barbara Caldwell, associate professor in Art and Design, will share images and narrative related to her current installation, Touchstones of Transformation: Navigating the Process of Change. This interactive presentation will highlight significant aspects of Barbara's development as an artist, teacher, and holistic growth mentor. ISU Professor Emeritus Corly Brooke will share her perspectives on human growth and transformation and how they intersect in Barbara's work.

Corly Brooke
Corly Brooke