Monday, May 12, 2014

SUCCESS -- Build it and they will come!

On May 7th, the gymnasium at the Double Oaks Masonic Outreach Center was transformed by the brilliant hardworking staff of the McColl Center for Visual Art (who arranged to have a wonderful jazz ensemble play for the evening thoroughly enriching our celebratory event). They even lit the work so people could see all the effort and detail. The McColl Center graciously provided delicious food and drink, expertly prepared bid sheets, and there was even a gorgeous arrangement of flowers provided, thanks to Libby! All these caring efforts were made to dress up the gymnasium and honor our creative stewardship!
Photo courtesy of Aurora Robson
Photo courtesy of Aurora Robson

Photo courtesy of Aurora Robson
And so Synthesis was a huge success! 247 people attended! It was an exceptionally diverse evening with students, friends, family, community members and cultural mavens all in attendance. Every single piece sold,  raising more than twice as much money to help clean waterways as was raised during Robson's first, 3 week crash course iteration of Sculpture + Intercepting the Waste Stream at Mary Baldwin College. (BRAVO CPCC!) 
Many thanks to everyone who helped support this innovative course and the students who persevered, despite all the challenges they encountered along the way!
Photo courtesy of Ben Premeaux
Photo courtesy of Kimberly Henderson

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Exhibition Installation

Tonight is the big night!  We cant wait to reveal our sculptures to the larger Charlotte community and raise awareness for waste in our waterways. 
On Monday, students, Aurora Robson and Ashley Knight, transformed the location at Double Oaks Masonic Outreach Center in to an elegant gallery space.  We hope to see you there!
Students learned various hanging techniques and contemplated different perspectives and vantage points of the viewers. 
Here, John Martin Jr.  is adorned by wings of an angel and a fancy hat!
This is a scale model of the gallery space, we used it as a guide to the placement of our work.  A very special thank you to Monty Montague for creating the model.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Voting on Evite Image for Synthesis Evite + Planning the Exhibit

Today the class is voting on the best image of one of our works for the evite as well as making 1/4" scale models of our pieces so we can come up with an install plan. We only have our 3 hour class period to install all of our works so planning is essential. Here are the images we have to pick from:

Friday, April 4, 2014

"Fabrication of Love"

Things are moving right along.  
Sculpture 1 Students

With about  3 weeks left, students are working to finish fabricating their sculptures.
Oshi working to perfect the shapes of her component
John Martin Jr. drilling holes for rivets

  We are thrilled to have our spray booth built.
Professor Ashley Knight and Mary Ellen

-Jacqueline McClure

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Student Exibit Title

Exciting News!


- Kristin Kocher

Monday, March 24, 2014

"The Story of Stuff"

Students remember to watch The Story of Stuff, by Annie Leonard.  You are required to post discussion/blog comments by Wednesday, March 31.  

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