Fine Arts Festival 2017

Discover your passion as an artist

Inver Hills Community College is hosting the annual Fine Arts Festival Wednesday, April 19, and Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the Fine Arts building on the college’s main campus in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. The festival features 20 sessions and workshops presented by faculty in the Art, Music and Theatre departments.

Free and open to the public, the Fine Arts Festival provides a range of hands-on activities that can help you explore your favorite artistic field, advance your skills as an artist or performer, learn something entirely new and different, or just have a lot of fun. Activities, workshops and presentations this year include:

  • A.F.A. in ArtMosaic Fused Tile Workshop
  • Slab Built Ceramics Workshop
  • Student Artist Presentations
  • Visiting Artist Demonstration
  • Portrait Lighting Workshop
  • Visiting Photographer Presentation
  • Visiting Composer Presentation
  • Steel Band Clinic
  • African Drum Clinic
  • Stage Combat Workshop
  • Stage Zombie Makeup Workshop
  • And much more…

WHAT: Fine Arts Festival 2017

WHEN: Wednesday, April 19, and Thursday, April 20, 2017

WHERE:
Fine Arts Building
Inver Hills Community College
2500 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Fine Arts Festival 2017

Workshops and Sessions: Times and Locations

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

EVENT: The Transfer of Culture: Gifts from Our Parents

TIME: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
PRESENTERS: Hilary Dahlman, Director of Academic and Learning Support, and Ann Deiman-Thorton, Dean of Liberal Arts
LOCATION: Fine Arts 196
The presenters grew up in Minnesotan homes that straddled two worlds: deeply American, yet very much influenced by their ancestor’s homes of origin (Poland and Korea). We’ll examine how that powerful transfer of culture occurs in both subtle and overt ways, and is very complex. Further, we will discuss how ancestor stories help to inform our very own narratives.

EVENT: Mosaic Fused Tile Workshop

TIME: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
PRESENTER: Charlotte Roth, Art Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 138
Participants will create a fused glass drawing by applying black glass powder onto a white base tile. Several techniques such as stencils, scrafitto and pushing or pulling tone with powder will be discussed. Participants may wish to bring a black-and-white image for inspiration and should wear closed-toe shoes. No flip-flops in the glass studio, please.

EVENT: Visiting Photographer: Christopher Selleck

TIME: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
PRESENTER: Paul Wegner, Photography Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 140
Christopher Selleck was born in Augusta, Georgia. He received his B.F.A. in Photography from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2013 and his M.F.A. in Visual Studies and Photography from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2016. Using sports and masculinity as a lens to view identity, his various projects of the last few years have focused on this area of identity construction. Working with film, instant and digital processes, his practice has tended to focus on portrait and self-portrait based projects. While primarily a photographer, Selleck has also included printmaking, installation, sculpture, video and sound in his work. He has been exhibited and published both nationally and regionally.

EVENT: Slab Built Ceramics with Tar Paper

TIME: 11 a.m. – noon
PRESENTER: Wendy Olson, Art Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 134
Watch a demonstration on how to use tar paper as a tool to make slab built ceramic work. Using tar paper allows an artist to use the slab while wet resulting in curves and shapes that are difficult to make with old techniques in slab work.

EVENT: African Drum Clinic

TIME: noon – 1 p.m.
PRESENTER: Andrew Martin, Music Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 175

EVENT: Portrait Lighting

TIME: noon – 1:30 p.m.
PRESENTER: Paul Wegner, Photography Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 165
Explore studio portrait lighting in this session. Learn about multiple light setups as you shoot portrait photos. Photography equipment is provided for you to participate in this workshop. Students will also be able to create portraits using their phones and basic studio lights.

EVENT: Painting & Drawing

TIME: Noon – 3 p.m.
PRESENTER: Rob Kolomyski, Art Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 130
Explore and practice your painting and drawing skills during this drop-in workshop. Models and materials are provided.

EVENT: A.F.A. Student Presentations

TIME: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
PRESENTER: Joel Starkey, Inver Hills Art Gallery Curator
LOCATION: Inver Hills Art Gallery
Inver Hills Associate of Fine Arts graduate candidates read their artist statements, discuss their work and take questions.

EVENT: Coloring for Creativity & Relaxation

TIME: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
PRESENTERS: Tanya Smutka, Biology Faculty, and Jennifer Joffee, Art Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 196
Learn how coloring can stimulate creativity, reduce stress and anxiety, improve motor skills, and more! Then try it out for yourself! We’ll break out the colored pencils and markers! Feel free to come and go as you please during this session.

Fine Arts Festival 2016

Thursday, April 20, 2017

EVENT: Steel Band Clinic

TIME: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
PRESENTER: Andrew Martin, Music Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 175

EVENT: Visiting Photographer: Ellen Skoro

TIME: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
PRESENTER: Paul Wegner, Photography Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 140
Ellen Fitzgerald Skoro is a visual artist based in Minneapolis who uses photography to explore themes of internal emotional experience, feminine archetypes, and the body. She received her M.F.A. in Photography from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2005 and has most recently exhibited her work at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts in Fridley, Minnesota, and The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin. She was the recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant in 2014 and 2016.

EVENT: Stage Makeup Workshop

TIME: 10 a.m. – noon
PRESENTER: George Roesler, Theatre Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts Greenroom
Ever wanted to change your appearance? Well, now you can. How to do zombie makeup like a pro! Learn the basic techniques of applying stage makeup and becoming a zombie. Participants will learn by practice the basic techniques of the design and application of stage makeup, creating the skin texture, complexion and wounds for your stage zombie.

EVENT: Visiting Artist: Kristin Pavelka • Lecture

TIME: noon – 1 p.m.
PRESENTER: Wendy Olson, Art Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 280
Kristin grew up in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. She received her bachelor’s degree from Carlton College, and her M.F.A. from Penn State. Kristin makes decorative utilitarian pottery with earthenware clay layered with slips and terra sigilata. She makes her work using the wheel and combinations of wheel and handbuilding. Kristin finishes her work with layers of glazes, resulting in beautiful decorative surfaces.

EVENT: Portrait Lighting

TIME: noon – 1 p.m.
PRESENTER: Paul Wegner, Photography Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 165
Explore studio portrait lighting in this session. Learn about multiple light setups as you shoot portrait photos. Photography equipment is provided for you to participate in this workshop. Students will also be able to create portraits using their phones and basic studio lights.

EVENT: Printmaking

TIME: noon – 1:45 p.m.
PRESENTERS: Jennifer Joffee, Art Faculty, and Joel Starkey, Inver Hills Art Gallery Curator
LOCATION: Fine Arts 190
Learn a bit about the history of the art of block printing and then try your hand at producing one of your own to take home!

EVENT: Visiting Fight Director: Jay Urmann • Stage Combat Workshop

TIME: noon – 2 p.m.
PRESENTER: George Roesler, Theatre Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts Theatre
“My voice is in my sword…” [Macbeth] This workshop will introduce the participant to the swashbuckling excitement of stage combat. You will learn the basic moves of swordplay, choreographed punches and orchestrated falls.

EVENT: Painting & Drawing

TIME: noon – 3 p.m.
PRESENTER: Rob Kolomyski, Art Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 130
Explore and practice your painting and drawing skills during this drop-in workshop. Models and materials are provided.

EVENT: Visiting Artist: Kristin Pavelka • Demonstration

TIME: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
PRESENTER: Wendy Olson, Art Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 134
Kristin grew up in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. She received her bachelor’s degree from Carlton College, and her M.F.A. from Penn State. Kristin makes decorative utilitarian pottery with earthenware clay layered with slips and terra sigilata. She makes her work using the wheel and combinations of wheel and handbuilding. Kristin finishes her work with layers of glazes, resulting in beautiful decorative surfaces.

EVENT: Visiting Composer: Elliott McKinley

TIME: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
PRESENTER: Andrew Martin, Music Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 175

EVENT: A.F.A. Student Presentations

Inver Hills Associate of Arts graduate candidates read their artist statements, discuss their work and take questions.
TIME: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
PRESENTER: Joel Starkey, Inver Hills Art Gallery Curator
LOCATION: Inver Hills Art Gallery

Annual Research Conference 2017

The Inver Hills Annual Research Conference, a two-day event held each spring for students, faculty and staff to present their scholarly and creative research, is happening at the same time and place, Wednesday, April 19, and Thursday, April 20, in the Fine Arts building on the main campus of Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Our theme this year is Immigration: The Making of Home and Place. For more information about the Annual Research Conference, contact Heather Brient-Johnson, Biology faculty.

Annual Research Conference Spring 2016
To learn more about the Fine Arts Festival 2017, contact:

Lindsey Talbot
Office Coordinator
Counseling and Advising Center
651-450-3904

Ann Deiman
Dean of Liberal Arts
651-450-3753

Fine Arts Festival 2016

Fine Arts Festival 2016

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