March 3, 2010
There are four finalists coming to Texas State Art and Design for the painting position, and the first two are this week. These talks should be very exciting and worth seeing. Questions can be addressed to Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first finalist is Todd Hebert, whose talk is Thursday, March 4, at 12:30pm in room 2121. He will also have a time to meet with students at 4:00pm in the second floor lobby, in front of the gallery. Todd’s website is http://toddhebert.com/iWeb/Site/Todd%20Hebert.html
The second finalist is Jonathan Faber, who will be visiting Friday, March 5. His general talk will be at 1:00pm in room 2121 of Art and Design. He will also have a time to meet with just students, at 4:30pm in the lobby of the second floor. Jonathan’s website is http://www.jonathanfaber.net/index.html
I will post work by the other two finalists after Spring Break.
February 26, 2010
Post by Rocky
Ion Barladeanu was old, a nobody, a street urchin. Now he’s a successful artist.
“Now I feel like a prince,” says Barladeanu. “A pauper can become a prince. But he can go back to being a pauper too.”
The guests were chic, the bordeaux was sipped with elegant restraint and the hostess was suitably glamorous in a canary yellow cocktail dress. To an outside observer who made it past the soirée privée sign on the door of the Anne de Villepoix gallery on Thursday night, it would have seemed the quintessential Parisian art viewing.
Yet that would been leaving one crucial factor out of the equation: the man whose creations the crowd had come to see. In his black cowboy hat and pressed white collar, Ion Barladeanu looked every inch the established artist as he showed guests around the exhibition. But until 2007 no one had ever seen his work, and until mid-2008 he was living in the rubbish tip of a Bucharest tower block.
Rags to Riches – Read the rest of the article here.
February 17, 2010
Visit Texas State in February 2010. Loved it.