A.L.I.V.E. ends year with art festival
Published: Thursday, June 17, 2004
Updated: Sunday, October 17, 2010 08:10
The Association of Literary Arts, Independent Film, Visual Arts, and Entertainment (A.L.I.V.E.) ended another academic year with an art festival of visual arts and music from Seattle band, Sine on Thursday, May 20th.
Chris Oglesby, the organization's coordinator this year, worked together with professors Beverly Naidus and Tyler Budge to present a series of student art work to the university's community. Several pieces of art from Naidus' 2-D Art: Body Image and Art and Budge's 3-D Art: Reconstructing Self courses were on display in the Carwein Auditorium foyer and the gallery (located down the hall from Friday's Cookies).
One wall of the gallery was dedicated to a myriad of nude drawings and self portraits from Naidus' class. 3D Art included Barbara Gramann's Voice which integrated a painted portrait of a woman with interactive dialogue cards and lips of various expressions.
Another piece entitled Absurdity was by Julie Charboneu and incorporated a 6' wooden frame with a suspended rectangular form covered with red felt and included two holes at door knob height.
The group Sine, a trio composed of Joe Doria on Hammond organ, Chris Spencer on guitar, and Byron Vannoy on drums, did several sets including original and covers of well known songs. They gave a new spin with their unique sound. During the breaks, student Ian Vollum's short film Ceilings was shown.
A.L.I.V.E.'s mission is to provide students who enjoy the discussion and creation of the arts an outlet to share their opinions, exhibit their work, and involved the university and the community at large in the arts. The group strives to have diversity in its offering to cater to the wide variety of artistic expression by presenting poetry readings, guest lectures, music, and the recent art festival.
As the only returning member this academic year, Oglesby was joined by Darren Anderson and myself in the pursuit of keeping this organization alive. Oglesby instituted the third Thursday of the month schedule of event this year. This is a tradition the group will continue this coming academic year.
This fall, the group is planning a book group, poetry sharing, independent movie night, and a writing group as well as the monthly events on the third Thursday of each month.
If you are interested in joining a fairly laid back group of people and/or would like more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.