Archive for September, 2008

Art Club Minutes 9/16

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

1.  SIGNS in the studio:
  -Sign in sheet is on the black board, always use it, even if all you do is grab a piece of paper or draw for a couple minutes
  – Guidelines and safety notes are on the cork board
  – Borrowed materials sheet: if you need to take a communal material home (such as paint, or knitting needles), sign it out with your name and email so that if someone needs it they can find you.  Also, this will prevent buying supplies we already have.

2. Anna is giving a zine making workshop this Thursday at 3 in the studio

3. If you want to teach a workshop, please email Charlie (ccaplan@bmc), our workshop manager, to work out dates.  Then contact Tina (yhu02@bmc), our treasurer, for information about buying materials for your workshop.

4. Starting next week there will be weekly make-art meetings with Vice President Angela (aawang@bmc).  They will be at 8 on Wednesdays.

5. Things we need to buy:
   -recycled paper towels
   -general cleaner (eco-friendly)
    Someone is donating a bottle of rubbing alcohol–Thank you!
   If you think you can buy any of these, email Tina so she can tell you the budget and how to get reimbursed.  Anna has coupons for eco-cleaners, so let her know if you need one.
   **There is a cardboard box marked “cleaning supplies” please put such things in it.

6. Fall Frolic is this Friday from 4-7
  come help table for a bit.  Anne will help set up at 3:30.  Bring your art work to show people.

7. Place-based art show–Project with the Greens
  -art about how places/ environments affect your life
  -art due by Oct. 20th.
  -put your name and email with the art, but on a separate piece of paper
  -feel free to include an artist statement of 2-4 sentences
  -This is open to all members of the community
  –Anna will send out fliers with information on this soon.

8. PHIllY ZINE FEST is October 4th

9. Next meeting will be Tuesday September 30th

10. As always, the studio is open and free for anyone to use.  If you have anything you want to donate (rulers, fabric, one-sided paper, whatever), just go and put it in the studio.  There is a donation cup in there studio for supplies.

Call for Submissions! Art Club-Greens Exhibition

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Call for submissions:

Think about your environment, social, ecological, or manmade.  How does your environment impact your life?  In what way are you connected to your local ecosystems, whether, here, at home, or someplace else that matters to you?  How does place affect you?  In a piece of visual art please explore how you connect to your environment and how it affects you.  Please pay special attention to your interactions with/dependence on your local ecosystem.

For example: perhaps a piece looking at how the extreme rains this past summer impacted your life and food supply if you lived in New England?  Or a piece connecting your community to the aquifer on which it depends?

Please feel free to include a brief artist statement because of the conceptual nature of the project.

All submissions should have your name and email address attached to a separate piece of paper so we can review artwork anonymously.  Work can be submitted to Art Club President Anna Lehr Mueser (Rock 250), Vice President Angela Wang (Merion 2nd), or in the studio itself in the basement of English House.  All work must be submitted by October 20th.


The artwork submitted will be reviewed by members of the Greens and the Art Club and displayed on campus.  The goal is to produce a thought-provoking gallery show exploring how people think about their environments and understand their role in them.

Questions: Amueser@bmc