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NYSCA Credit

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NYSCA & NYCDCA Credits
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April 21 – April 29, 2018
In Search Of
St. John’s University Dept. of Art & Design BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition 2018

Thesis Seminar:
Alyssa Boner, Alexander Brewington, Edi Faal, Nicole Gangi, Shana Mayer, Tess Meggett, Carlos Ortiz, Natalie Toro, Julien Tucker, Melissa Wahler

Senior Design:
Maria Torres, Tasha Lineau, Yusef Lai-walters, Brittany King, Elizabeth Koehler, Matthew Smith, Steven Verdile, Michael Lagattuta, Sofia Paredes, Halle King

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 3-6 pm

St John's UniversityDept of Art and Design 2018 Senior Exhibition Ecard Front
St Johns Univ Dept of Art and design 2018 Senior Exhibition Ecard Back

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May 6-July 15, 2018
Wake
Resa Blatman, Nancy Cohen, Matthew Cusick, Ellen Driscoll, Stacy Levy,
and Naoe Suzuki

Curated by Michele L'Heureux
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 6, 2018, 2-5 pm

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May 20, 2018, 1:30-3:00 pm
All About Water:
A conversation with artists Resa Blatman, Stacy Levy, and Naoe Suzuki
moderated by Michele L'Heureux

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Water is Taught by Thirst (Blue) Central Adirondacks, 2015, by Naoe Suzuki;
Wrack Line, 2018, by Stacy Levy; Standing Crow, 2015, by Resa Blatman

The work of artists Resa Blatman, Stacy Levy, and Naoe Suzuki addresses the complexities of water as a political, environmental, and human resource. This conversation will focus on each artist’s approach to addressing the fragility of our planet’s waterways. The artists will talk about the role they’d like their artwork to play in the larger conversation about climate change and how that informs their choices of material, method, and medium.

Resa Blatman’s (Somerville, MA) recent work is inspired by a 2015 artists’ residency to the Arctic Circle aboard an antique sailing vessel. She creates paintings and installations on PVC, aluminum, wood panels, and Mylar that speak to a warming planet, rising tides, and dying oceans—and to the ways these phenomena are transforming our landscape and natural resources. Blatman’s work has been exhibited throughout the US and can be found in numerous public and private collections in
the US and abroad.

Stacy Levy (Spring Mills, PA) is a sculptor whose work is a vehicle for translating the patterns and processes of the natural world. Regularly bridging art with science, Levy’s research often includes collaborations with scientists, fluid dynamic engineers, and geologists. Interested in watersheds, tides, growth and erosion, she make projects that show how nature functions in an urban setting, and her work often employs materials from the surveying, landscape and construction industries. Levy’s projects have been installed at public sites and in art galleries throughout the US.

Michele L’Heureux is Curator and Director of the Galleries at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. She has spent the past ten years curating exhibitions of contemporary art at higher education institutions and nonprofit art galleries with a focus on interdisciplinary themes and programming, particularly those that bring the humanities and science to bear on art. She is also a visual artist who combines collage, printmaking, and painting to create 2D and 3D works that explore themes of travel, migration, and home.

Naoe Suzuki (Waltham, MA) has created several bodies of work on paper inspired by water. An avid
swimmer, Suzuki returns regularly to the Blue Mountain Center in the Adirondacks for studio time and plunges in the cold mountain lake. Her work employs laser-cutting, drawing with Japanese pigment on
tea-stained paper, and interactive installations to engage viewers in various conversations about water. Suzuki’s work has been exhibited throughout the US and in Japan and is included in numerous collections.

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June 23, 2018, 2:00-3:30 pm
Crossing Hemispheres: Using Both Sides of our Brains to Address Climate Change
A conversation with Ellen Driscoll and Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson,
moderated by Resa Blatman

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Untitled Artist's Book (Water Tower), 2008, by Ellen Driscoll;
Untitled Artist's Book (Water Tower), 2008, by Ellen Driscoll, detail

Do artists and scientists speak the same language? How might they work together to address climate change and its impact on our oceans? This cross-disciplinary conversation between a critically acclaimed artist and an award-winning scientist will explore how engaging with the right sides of our brains might help us approach environmental problems differently and spark new ideas for educating and raising awareness about the effects of climate change.

Resa Blatman will moderate a conversation between artist Ellen Driscoll and marine biologist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson about what is needed to make climate change a public priority and what scientists and artists can learn from one another as they conduct their own research and experiments.

Ellen Driscoll is an artist whose work expresses ideas about migration and the changes in urban environments in the wake of rising sea levels and coastal storms. Driscoll has been awarded fellowships and awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts among many others. Her work is included in major public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of Art. She is Chair of Studio Arts at Bard College.

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, conservation strategist, and founder and president of Ocean Collectiv, a strategy consulting firm for conservation solutions grounded in social justice. Johnson envisions and works toward a healthy ocean that supports food security, economies, and cultures. Apart from client projects, writing, and public speaking, she teaches at New York University as an adjunct professor and mentors next generation ocean leaders.

Resa Blatman is an artist and activist who has participated in numerous exhibitions and public conversations about water and climate change. Her recent work is inspired by a 2015 artists’
residency to the Arctic Circle aboard an antique sailing vessel, and it speaks to a warming planet, rising tides, and dying oceans—and to the ways these phenomena are transforming our landscape and natural resources.

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