Saturday, February 25, 2017

Open Reception of Nuclear Lawn Bowling: Sun at Midnight

This Wednesday, March 1st, don't miss the opening reception of Nuclear Lawn Bowling: Sun at Midnight, an exhibition featuring the work of our very own Alfred Sculpture faculty! View the work of Sarah Blood, Diane Cox, Karen Donnellan, Brett Hunter, Angus Powers, Coral Penelope Lambert, and guest collaborators Paul Higham, John Hogan, Whitney Hubbs, Andrew Oesch, Hiromi Takizawa and "of the land and the sky, big horn mtns".

Wednesday, March 1st
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Information Session about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Today: An informational session about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program will be held at 5 PM in Binns-Merrill Room 106C! Students at all levels, graduate and undergraduate, are encouraged to attend.
Each year, nearly 2,000 students across the U.S. are awarded Fulbright grants to study, pursue independent research, or teach English in more than 140 countries. Fulbright awards are given to students from nearly all fields of study, including creative and performing arts. The Fulbright program is looking for applicants who are academically strong, ambitious, engaging, flexible, culturally sensitive, caring, and diverse. There is no age limit.

Wednesday, February 22
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Binns Merrill, Room 106C

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Experiments in Glass Casting with Visiting Artist Suzanne Peck!

Last week, Alfred Sculpture welcomed visiting artist Suzanne Peck to our wintery campus. Suzanne joined Karen Donnellan's Junior Casting Class for a morning of experimentation in glass casting. Taking inspiration from skin, texture and gesture as a starting point for our explorations, the class embedded organic objects in glass, experimented with influencing its texture, and engaged in various other experiments. What happens when you ladle glass onto a sheet roller covered in Cheerios? We found out. What occurs when you pour glass over a chiyote (a plant in the gourd family)? We tried that, too! Suzanne also gave a wonderful artist talk about her work, which you can view on her website:

Here are a few images from our adventures experimenting with Suzanne at Alfred's National Casting Center!

A little bit more about Suzanne:

Suzanne Peck earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design’s glass department. Indeed, glass  provides continued inspiration in her work,  even when the substance itself is absent (isn’t glass always, in a way, absent?).  Using glass, photography, digital video and new media, her art practice considers touch, interconnectivity and skin through the lens of sculpture and installation. Her work is exhibited worldwide and held in both public and private collections. Glass and art have been the major engines driving Suzanne around the globe, and she has taught and exhibited all over the United States and Australia. Suzanne lives and creates in Brooklyn, NY. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Recent Works by First Year Sculpture Graduate Students!

A sampling of works by our first year Sculpture Graduate students, from their first semester at Alfred!

By Ashley Kerr:

By Sydni Gause:

By Schuyler Dawson:

By Hillary Heckard:

By Marina Fridman:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Artist Talk: Anna Mlasowsky

Born 1984 in Germany, Anna Mlasowsky received her BA in Glass from the Royal Danish Academy in 2011 and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Washington in 2016. Her experimental work is included in various Museum collections such as The Corning Museum of Glass, The European Museum of Modern Glass Art and the Glasmuseum in Ebeltoft. She won the UK Glass Prize in 2013, the Otto Waldrich Preis and the Emerge Silver Award in 2014. Anna gave the prestigious Page Hazelgrove lecture at MIT in 2014. She is currently the research Artist in Residence at the Corning Inc. Science Center. 
On Tuesday morning, Anna will be demonstrating a process that she developed called "mold-less pate de verre" as part of Karen Donnellan's junior glass casting class. It uses very thin glass shells and interior scaffolding instead of exterior molds to cast glass powder. Everyone is welcome!
View more of Anna's work at

Anna Mlasowsky: Artist Talk
Tuesday, February 7th, 4:30 pm
Room 106C, Binns-Merrill

Monday, February 6, 2017

A Discussion on Effective Submissions to Galleries

Tomorrow, February 7th at Noon in the Nevins Theatre!

Miranda K. Metcalf, the Curator of Contemporary Prints at Davidson Galleries in Seattle, will give a presentation and lead a discussion about what you will need to prepare before approaching galleries with your artwork. Topics will include: gallery interaction, exclusive representation contracts, and how to protect yourself and your work in the gallery environment.