This Week

Vanessa German | Virtual Artist Talk
Wed. Mar 24, 5pm EDT

Vanessa German is a visual and performance artist based in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood. Homewood is the community that is the driving force behind German’s powerful performance work, and whose cast-off relics form the language of her copiously embellished sculptures. As a citizen artist, German explores the power of art and love as a transformative force in the dynamic cultural ecosystem of communities and neighborhoods. She is the founder of Love Front Porch and the ARThouse, a community arts initiative for the children of Homewood.
Registration opens Tues, Mar. 9.


Student Galleries
Fri. Mar 19 - Thurs. Mar 25
Ozomatli Zarate - 1st floor gallery
Caitlin Malimban - 2nd floor gallery
Gray Winburne - Gallery 221

Fri Mar 26 - Thurs. Apr 1
Ceyhun Firat - 1st floor gallery
Alex Stewart - 2nd floor gallery
Aliya Chambless - Gallery 221

'22 Honors Applications Now Open
Deadline to apply: Thurs. Apr 1

The Department of Visual Art welcomes Junior VISA Concentrators to apply to the Honors Program for the 2021-2022 academic year. The details of the program are outlined on our website here. Once you are ready to apply, follow this link to the application (sign in with your Brown username and password). If you have any questions, please meet with your advisor, or contact Olanda Estrada or Leslie Bostrom.

Save the Date

All Equipment Due Back
By Wed. Apr 7
All items on loan through the Department of Visual Art Lending Library are due back no later than Wednesday, April 7th.

Other Opportunities & Events

Open Call | Questions: Exhibiting Creative Hypotheses
Deadline: Mon. Mar 22
The Multimedia Labs and Science Center are accepting submissions for an exhibition titled “Living in our new normal”, which responds to the changes that COVID has had on our lives. The entire Brown community is invited to blur the boundaries of art and STEMM by: forming a “creative” hypothesis that will be the jumping off point for your creative medium, and testing that hypothesis through your own medium. More info

Comparative Literature Graduate Student Speaker Series: Professor Kara Keeling
Wed. Mar 24, 6pm

Comparative Literature Graduate Student Speaker Series, Professor Kara Keeling Director of Graduate Studies; Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies and the College, University of Chicago. Click here to join via Zoom

Ivy Film Festival | Save the Date
March 30 - April 6

Ivy Film Festival’s 2021 digitized Festival Week is March 30-April 6, complete with keynote speakers, panels, and our world-renowned Official Selection of short films, screenplays, and virtual reality experiences created by student filmmakers from all across the globe. While we are virtual, this year's festival is bigger and better than ever. Keep an eye out for upcoming special announcements regarding our Festival Week events and line-up. Ivy Film Festival is open to the public and remains free. Be sure to keep up with our
Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and website for more updates and surprises!

VA Gives

Wendy V. Edwards Painting Fund

We are so thankful for the outpouring of support we received in honor of Wendy Edwards, Professor Emerita of Visual Art, who retired this past spring from Brown after forty years of dedicated service. A passionate supporter of arts education and an inspiring figure on College Hill, Professor Emerita Edwards is greatly missed.

To honor Professor Emerita Edwards’ legacy at Brown, the Department of Visual Art established the Wendy Edwards Painting Fund in November 2019, with a goal of raising $100,000. Due to the efforts of our loyal alumni and friends, we have raised $56,775 to date! Once the additional $43,225 is raised, the fund will provide support for the students of the Department of Visual Art in perpetuity as an endowed fund, in the name of Professor Emerita Edwards.

Please join us in making a gift in celebration of Professor Emerita Edwards and her time at Brown. This fund will serve as a lasting reminder of her commitment to her students and her craft. 

To make a gift online, follow the
link here, check the box for “other” and fill in the designation field as “Wendy Edwards Painting Supply Current-Use Fund.” To make a gift by check or money order, follow these instructions, designating your gift on the memo line as “Wendy Edwards Painting Supply Current-Use Fund.” 

If you have questions about making a gift, please contact
Jeffrey Cabral, Senior Director of Development for the Brown Arts Initiative. 
Thank you for your support.

Leslie Bostrom
Professor and Chair, Department of Visual Art

View the
virtual tour of Luscious: Paintings and Drawings by Wendy Edwards, a 40-year retrospective at the David Winton Bell Gallery, and watch Professor Emerita Wendy Edwards In conversation with Ruth Fine.

Please Remember

Everyone is required to:
Follow all Brown University, CDC, and State of RI guidelines; review the information on the
Healthy Brown webpage; wear a face covering at all times unless other permissions are in place to support this; practice physical distancing guidelines; wash hands often and sanitize; follow our "clean if your touch" policy; bump doors open as much as possible; keep a contact journal outlining who you have been in direct contact with; self-monitor for high temperatures; and stay home if you feel sick.

When inside the List Art Building, please keep in mind these measures to help protect the students, faculty, and staff working in the building:
Only one person at a time should occupy the elevators.
Stairwells: the North stairwell (Waterman Street side) is designated for UP foot traffic only. The South stairwell (College Street side) is designated for DOWN foot traffic only.
Sanitizing stations: There are several hand and surface sanitizing options located on each floor. Please sanitize or wash your hands often. Please wipe down any surfaces that you touch.
Bathrooms: The bathroom on the 2nd floor is for faculty and staff working in the List Art Building. There are additional bathrooms located in the basement, and on levels 3, 4, and 5.
Lounge areas: All couches, chairs, benches, and white tables will be removed. All cafe spaces outside studios will be removed.
Assigned Workstations: All students in hybrid courses will have assigned workstations in the classroom. Always use your assigned studio space/desk when working during class AND outside of class time.

Studio Monitor Hours & Building Access During Non-class Times
Studio Monitor Hours give students enrolled in hybrid VISA courses the opportunity to work in studios outside of class time. The following studios will staff a monitor during Studio Monitor Hours: Black + White Darkroom, Book Arts Studio, Painting Studio, and Sculpture Studio on Sunday-Wednesday from 6pm-11pm. A monitor will not be staffed for the Digital Print Lab/Lighting Studio, Printmaking Studio, and Foundations Studios for the Spring '21 semester. Students enrolled in hybrid courses, senior Honors students, and certain ISP students may use the labs and studios outside of Lab Monitor Hours anytime from 7am-11pm Monday-Friday. Everyone must leave the building no later than 11pm. Certain equipment and machinery will be off limits and locked down when there is not a lab monitor present.

VA Office Closed on Fridays
The Department of Visual Art office will be closed on Fridays. Visual Art staff is available remotely. Please email the staff if you have a question or to set up a virtual meeting.

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