Alanis FordeAlanis Forde
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Alex Del CantroAlexandra Del Cantro
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Ali HvalAli Hval
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Allison PasquesiAllison Pasquesi
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Amy CousinsAmy Cousins
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Andrew HendrixsonAndrew Hendrixson
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Anne LukinsAnne Lukins
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Ashley CarrollAshley Carroll
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Ashlyn DiazAshlyn Diaz
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Trejo WilliamsAzucena Trejo-Williams
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Brittany SparksBrittany Sparks
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Carrington WareCarrington Ware
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Chloe KingChloe King
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Christian BermanChristian Ruiz Berman
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Christopher JagminChristopher Jagmin
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Corvey Bejarano PandyCorvey Bejarano Pandy
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Devin WilsonDevin WIlson
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EmmaChalut artistheadshotEmma Chalut
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Elizondo, Jason Head ShotJason Elizondo
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Jessi LiJessi Li
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Jonathan AdamsJonathan Adams
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Josie Del CastilloJosie Leila Del Castillo
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Julia KwonJulia Kwon
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Juliana KasumuJuliana Kasumu
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Shulman KatieKatie Shulman
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Leslie FandrichLeslie Fandrich
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Princeton HeadshotLloyd-Princeton Cangé
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Makeba RaineyMakeba Rainey
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Matthew ChanMatthew Chan
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May Maylisa CatMay Maylisa Cat
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mfernandez headshotMichael Alexander Fernandez
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Nicole JamesNicole James
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Nor SanchezNor Sanchez
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Paper BuckPaper Buck
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Paydn HumblePaydn Humble
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Quinn HunterQuinn Hunter
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RajaRaja Yeazji-Ayoubi
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Timothy LeeTimothy Lee
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The Chautauqua School of Art residency program has a base of core resident faculty/mentors along with visiting artists who will hold workshops and give lectures throughout the season. All core-mentors will host weekly one-on-one conversations with participating artists and will conduct workshops of their specialties from their own practices, which are described below:

Core Mentors 

Hrag photo Aram Jibilian 2Hrag Vartanian

Hrag Vartanian is Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder of Hyperallergic, critic, curator, artist and photographer. Hrag will be critic-in-residence, developing VACI’s first writing program for artists and critics that will look at arts writing and how it is evolving in the 21st century. Students/participants will be working together with Hrag on project-based workshops.

In residence July 5–August 1 (Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5)

Website | Website | Instagram | Twitter


AlpeshAlpesh Kantilal Patel

Alpesh Kantilal Patel is a contemporary art historian, critic, and curator based at Florida International University, Miami, where he directed the MFA program in Visual Arts from 2012-2017.

"Storytelling and Worldmaking" Artworks can be part of innumerable contexts: everything from contemporary painting to the history of flamingoes. Adapting the popular PechaKucha format of storytelling, participants will give pithy presentations (10 slides, 20 seconds each) driven by image and as a mode of research (rather than reflections of what you already know). These will then be discussed as a group with an eye toward clarifying that artworks do not exist in a vacuum but are always already part of multiple, vibrant contexts. The workshop will empower students to consider what artworks and broader ideas they are in dialogue with. At the same time, this workshop will underscore that artworks do not reflect the world but instantiate new ones.

In residence July 5–August 8 (Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

WebsiteInstagram


Eunsong KimEunsong Kim

Eunsong Kim is an arts writer, poet and translator. She teaches critical race & ethnic studies at Northeastern University. Her book project in progress, "The Politics of Collecting: Property & Race in Aesthetic Formation" considers how legal notions of property become foundational to avant-garde and modern understandings of innovation in the arts. Eunsong hopes to explore how forms of expression might be re-imagined with the students at Chautauqua.

In residence August 1–8 (Week 6)

Website 


Kalup LinzyKalup Linzy

Kalup Linzy is an interdisciplinary artist and curator. He has taught at Harvard University, New York University, School of Visual Arts, New York, and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Linzy thematically explores sexuality, gender stereotypes, cultural identities, and his childhood upbringing through soap opera based video and performance works. His videos are characteristically hyperbolic and gritty, often low-tech in quality with plots calling on socialization and community. Linzy pushes gender boundaries by adorning himself and his subjects in drag, manipulating the voice, and inserting a familiar cultural vernacular into his dialogues. Exploring and discussing narrative, Linzy plans to workshop scenes and recreate moments from his iconic videos with students.

In residence July 5–18 (Weeks 2, 3)

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WendyRedStar 2Wendy Red Star

Wendy Red Star is an artist who works across disciplines to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society, informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance. As an artist and educator, Red Star will offer mentorship and guidance to students to expand their knowledge of Native American art with a focus on research and intergenerational collaboration.

In residence July 5–18 (Weeks 2, 3)

WebsiteInstagramTwitter


Hasan Elahi 2Hasan Elahi

Hasan Elahi is an artist, Professor and Director of the School of Art at George Mason University and a board member of Creative Capital. Hasan will be working with students/participants at Chautauqua on developing new formal and informal academic curricula that respond to a changing creative economy while focusing on a balanced academic and artistic life.

In residence July 5–11 & July 26–August 8 (Weeks 2, 5, 6)

Website | InstagramTwitterTed Talk


Jean Shin 2Jean Shin

Jean Shin is an artist whose large-scale installations speak to identity and community. She is on the faculty at Pratt Institute and a board member of the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Jean will engage students in multi-faceted projects in the public realm, including site-specific installations and socially engaged works.

In residence July 5–25 (Weeks 2, 3, 4)

Website | Instagram


Filsoofi Image 2Raheleh Filsoofi

Raheleh Filsoofi is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work incorporates ancient and contemporary media such as ceramics, poetry, ambient sound, and video and addresses issues regarding borders, immigration, and inter-cultural communications. She gives participants the opportunity to explore the dynamics of the ceramic process and the expressive quality of the clay medium, while at the same time emphasizing art as a means of social engagement. Through a series of scaffolded individual and collaborative projects, participants develop skills in the artistic conceptualization and a creative process that is never final. Current projects focus on local natural resources as the physical and symbolic essence of place and the values of community and stewardship. Through the projects, we sensitize ourselves to an awareness of Nature and its relation to the human condition. Projects in making are expanded through a curatorial project and conference discussions on the contributions of ceramics to socially engaged art.

In residence July 5–August 8 (Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

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VACI Faculty and Visiting Artists

Carmen FerraroCarmen Ferrero
Artist and Educator
Ceramics
Website | Instagram



Fueyo LaurenLauren Fueyo
Artist and Educator
Young Artists, Drawing
Website | Instagram

Raoul Pacheco headshotRaoul Pacheco
Visiting Artist and Ceramic Specialist
Ceramics
Website | Instagram

Sam Peck 2Sam Peck
Artist and Educator
Young Artists, Printmaking
Instagram


Melissa PotterMelissa Potter
Professional Development Consultant
Website | Instagram 

 

Elise G. RenfrowElise A. Renfrow
Artist and Educator
Ceramics
Website | Instagram

 

d rogers 2David Rogers
Artist and Educator
Figure Drawing, Digital Media, Painting
Website

KristineRummanKristine Rumman
Artist and Educator
Sculpture Instructor and Technician
Website | Instagram 

Brett TaylorBrett Taylor
Artist and Educator
Printmaking Technician
Website | Instagram 

BrantWeilandBrant Weiland
Kiln Master and Ceramics Studio Technician
Ceramics
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 The VACI Team

judy barieJudy Barie
Susan and John Turben Director of VACI Galleries
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ErikaDiamondErika Diamond
Assistant Director of VACI Galleries
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Shari Headshot

Shari Flores
VACI Events and Social Media Coordinator
Website | Instagram

PaulHauth

Paul Hauth
School of Art Supervisor of Operations and Facilities
Website

Lynn LeFauveLynn LeFauve
The Gallery Store Manager
Email

 

 

Elizabeth Levie HeadshotElizabeth Levie
Apprentice to the Core Mentors

 

 

SML Headshot1 June2016Sharon Louden
Sydelle Sonkin and Herb Siegel Artistic Director of the Visual Arts
Artist, Educator, Advocate for Artists, and Editor of the "Living and Sustaining a Creative Life" series of books
Email | Website | livesustain.org 
Instagram | Twitter 

Sara resize 2Sarah Malinoski-Umberger
Manager, Chautauqua Schools of Performing and Visual Arts
Email

McBroom Concierge

Hannah McBroom
VACI Concierge
Website | Instagram

 

 

Chip McCall 2Joshua (Chip) McCall
School of Art Manager
Website | Instagram

COLIN SHAFFERColin Shaffer
Gallery Operations Manager

subject to change, updated 7/15/19

VACI office hours: 8:45 a.m.–Noon; 1–5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Student/Emerging Artists and Faculty Studio Hours: Accessible 24-hours to students/emerging artists and faculty; accessible to public on Saturdays from 2–5 p.m. (see below).

Printshop, Ceramics Studio, Digital Media Lab and Life Drawing room hours: Accessible 24-hours to students/emerging artists; accessible to VACI members and public who are signed up for Special Studies classes and VACI workshops.

Core faculty in residence:

Hrag Vartanian: June 29–August 3 and Zoom/remotely after
Yasmeen Siddiqui: June 22–August 10
Alpesh Kantilal Patel: June 22–August 10
Hasan Elahi: June 22–July 6, July 21–August 3 and Zoom/remotely in-between
Wendy Red Star: July 7–13, July 21–27, and Zoom/remotely in-between
Jean Shin: June 29–July 6 and Zoom/remotely after
Tia-Simone Gardner: July 14–27 and Zoom/remotely after
Raheleh Filsoofi: June 22–August 10

Core faculty schedule of classes for VACI Students & Emerging Artists:

Hrag Vartanian: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30–3 p.m.
Yasmeen Siddiqui & Alpesh Kantilal Patel: Wednesdays & Fridays, 2–5 p.m. (Fridays in the Galleries)
Hasan Elahi: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3–5 p.m.
Wendy Red Star: Wednesdays & Fridays, 9 a.m.–Noon
Jean Shin: Tuesday & Friday, 9 a.m.–Noon
Tia-Simone Gardner: Wednesdays & Fridays, 9 a.m.–Noon
Raheleh Filsoofi:  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 a.m.–Noon, Monday–Friday evenings for ceramics and all VACI students to use ceramics facilities

One-on-one sessions with core faculty, special studies faculty and visiting artists: Availability and sign-up sheets posted weekly, open to VACI students/emerging artists, faculty and staff only.

Workshops: Printmaking and Drawing workshops listed below. Students/Emerging Artists and VACI members welcome no matter what level of experience and attendance is optional. Special Studies in the Art School can be found here.

VACI Lecture Series: Every Tuesday and Friday evening (except July 26) in the Hultquist building. See the schedule here. All are welcome.

Open Studios: Students/Emerging Artists and Faculty will be opening their studios every Saturday, June 29–August 3 from 2–5 p.m. All are welcome.


Week One: June 22–29

Visitors this week:
June 25–30 Lee Running, Artist, Associate Professor, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
June 24–29 Melissa Potter, Artist, Associate Professor, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Core faculty at VACI this week: Raheleh Filsoofi, Yasmeen Siddiqui, Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Hasan Elahi

June 22, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. | Registration, basement of Bellinger Hall, WELCOME! J for VACI students/emerging artists only

June 22, 3 p.m. | Tour of Chautauqua’s grounds and architecture with Av Posner, VACI Partner, meet in the Quad; open to Chautauqua School of Art students, emerging artists, faculty and members.

June 23, 10 a.m. | Studio lottery/move-in to studios, meet in the School of Art Quad for VACI students/emerging artists

June 23, 3–5 p.m. | Openings for Small Sculptures: Big Impact / On Common Ground: Works on Paper / Lineages in Bloom: New Works by Daisy Patton, Strohl Art Center

June 24, 10 a.m. | Orientation meeting Part 1: introductions with new students & emerging artists, faculty, staff at VACI in the Quad or Life Drawing room (if it rains) for VACI students and emerging artists only

June 24, 1:30 p.m. | Orientation meeting Part 2 with new students & emerging artists, staff: work-study, wood shop orientation, printshop orientation, ceramics studio orientation, digital media studio (including silkscreen) orientation for VACI students and emerging artists only

June 24, 7 p.m. | Meet with Melissa Potter/Professional Development welcome, in the Quad, VACI students only

June 25, 9 a.m. | Sessions with core-faculty begin!

June 25, 9 a.m. | VACI Artistic Director, Gallery Director, VACI Staff and Faculty meet with VACI Partners/Members in a private meeting. Open to all VACI partners and members; Porch of Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

June 25, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Daisy Patton, Hultquist Center, open to all

June 26, 3–5 p.m. |  Openings for Reconstructing Identities / 2019 Chautauqua School of Art Students and Emerging Artists Exhibition, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

June 27, 4:45 p.m. |  VACI Partners meet and greet, “Friend a VACI student/emerging artist” dinner, in the Quad, VACI students/emerging artists and all VACI members

June 28, 9–12 a.m. | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

June 28, 1:30–4:30 p.m. | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

June 28, 2–5 p.m. | Gallery talk and open class: Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel, VACI Galleries, open to all

June 28, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Hultquist Center, open to all

June 29, 9–11:30 a.m. | Workshop: Collagraph with VACI Faculty Bonnie Ashmore and Sam Peck, Printmaking Studio, Members & VACI students only, $30 fee

June 29, 2–5 p.m. |  Open Studios, VACI Quad, open to all


Week Two: June 30–July 6

Core faculty at VACI this week: Raheleh Filsoofi, Yasmeen Siddiqui, Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Hasan Elahi, Hrag Vartanian, Jean Shin

June 30, 2–5 p.m. | Closing Reception, LGBTQ Regional Juried Art Exhibit, curated by Sharon Louden and Hrag Vartanian, Erie Art Gallery, 24 W. 8th Street, Erie, PA, open to all

July 1, 9:30 a.m. | VACI Staff Meeting, VACI Conference Room, Chautauqua School of Art

July 1, 10 p.m. | Arts Quad Mixer, participants in the Opera, Theater and Visual Arts program will gather for an evening meet and greet

July 2, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Jean Shin, Artist, faculty member at Pratt Institute and board member of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Hultquist Center, open to all

July 5, 2 p.m. | Book signing, "Productive failure: Writing queer transnational South Asian art histories (Rethinking Arts Histories MUP)" by Alpesh Kantilal Patel, VACI Core Faculty, Porch of Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

July 5, 2–5 p.m. | Gallery talk and open class: Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel, VACI Galleries, open to all

July 5, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Samuel Peck and Bonnie Ashmore, Artists and faculty in Young Artists at Chautauqua, Hultquist Center, open to all

July 6, 9–11:30 a.m. | Workshop: Monoprint with VACI Faculty Bonnie Ashmore and Sam Peck, Printmaking Studio, Members & VACI students only, $30 fee

July 6, 2–5 p.m. | Open Studios, VACI Quad, open to all


Week Three: July 7–13

Visitors this week:
July 8 Cathleen Chaffee, Chief Curator, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
July 8 Kate Werble, Owner and Director, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY

Core faculty at VACI this week: Raheleh Filsoofi, Yasmeen Siddiqui, Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Hrag Vartanian, Wendy Red Star

July 7, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. | Art in the Park, Miller Park

July 8, 9:30 a.m. | VACI Staff Meeting, VACI Conference Room, Chautauqua School of Art

July 9, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Hrag Vartanian, Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder of Hyperallergic, open to all

July 10, 3 p.m. | Field trip to Seneca Iroquois National Museum, Salamanca, NY

July 11, 7:30–9 p.m. | Core faculty member Hrag Vartanian in Conversation with artist Shary Boyle, Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 Canada

July 12, 9 a.m.–Noon | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

July 12, 1:30–4:30 p.m. | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

July 12, 2–5 p.m. | Gallery talk and open class: Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel, VACI Galleries, open to all

July 12, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Wendy Red Star, Native American contemporary multimedia artist, open to all

July 13, 2–5 p.m. | Open Studios, VACI Quad, open to all


Week Four: July 14–20

Visitors this week:
July 17–21 Nicole Drake Crawford, Chief Curator, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
July 15–18 Jane South, Artist & Chair of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute and Judit Torok, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Core Faculty at VACI this week: Raheleh Filsoofi, Yasmeen Siddiqui, Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Hasan Elahi, Hrag Vartanian, Tia-Simone Gardner

July 15, 9:30 a.m. | VACI Staff Meeting, VACI Conference Room, Chautauqua School of Art

July 15, 8:30 p.m. | Arts Quad Mixer, participants in the Opera, Theater and Visual Arts program will gather for an evening meet and greet

July 16 | Last Day Small Sculptures: Big Impact, Strohl Art Center

July 16, 5 p.m. | Lecture: “Becoming a Collector” by Judy Barie, Susan and John Turben Director of VACI Galleries, Strohl Art Center, Members Only

July 16, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Tia-Simone Gardner, Interdisciplinary artist and Black feminist scholar, open to all

July 17, 7 p.m. | Experimental Drawing workshop with Paul Hauth, Life Drawing Room, open to VACI students/emerging artists and VACI members

July 19, 9 a.m.–Noon | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

July 19, 1:30–4:30 p.m. | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

July 19, 2–5 p.m. | Gallery talk and open class: Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel, VACI Galleries, open to all

July 19, 3–5 p.m. | Opening Getting Real, Strohl Art Center

July 19, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Kimia Ferdowsi-Kline, Artist and Art Curator of the Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY, open to all

July 20, 9–11:30 a.m. | Workshop: Linocut with VACI Faculty Bonnie Ashmore and Sam Peck, Printmaking Studio, Members & VACI students only, $30 fee

July 20, 2–5 p.m. | Open Studios, VACI Quad, open to all


Week Five: July 21–July 27

Visitors this week:
July 23–26 Michael Dickins, Artist & Gallery Director, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
July 23–26 Kate Krier, Assistant Dean for the Arts, Director of Production, Yale University, New Haven, CT
July 24–26 Maureen Buri, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Fine Arts Initiatives, Division of Experienced-Based Learning and Career Education
July 27 Jill Snyder, Executive Director, MoCA Cleveland

Core faculty at VACI this week: Raheleh Filsoofi, Yasmeen Siddiqui, Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Hasan Elahi, Hrag Vartanian, Tia-Simone Gardner, Hasan Elahi, Wendy Red Star

In the Cinema: July 24 & 25 Special film program curated by Hrag Vartanian with Q&A session after each film (see below).

July 21, 2–3 p.m. | Time-management workshop with Zac Thompson, in the Big Drawing Room, VACI, VACI Emerging Artists only

July 22 | Last Day Lineages in Bloom: New Works by Daisy Patton, Strohl Art Center

July 22, 9:30 a.m. | VACI Staff Meeting, VACI Conference Room, Chautauqua School of Art

July 22, 1–5 p.m. | VACI Trunk Show: showing the works of Chautauqua School of Art and VACI Staff, Porch of Strohl Art Center

July 23, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Joe Stahlman, Director of the Seneca-Iroquois Museum, open to all

July 24, 5:30 p.m. | with Q&A following: Hrag Vartanian curated film program, "Camera Person," Chautauqua Cinema, open to all

July 25, 3–5 p.m. | Opening  Flora / Fauna, Strohl Art Center

July 25, 6 p.m. | with Q&A following: Hrag Vartanian curated film program, "Wild Relatives," Chautauqua Cinema, open to all

July 26, 9 a.m.–Noon | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

July 26, 1:30–4:30 p.m. | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

July 26, 2–5 p.m. | Gallery talk and open class: Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel, VACI Galleries, open to all

July 26, 5:30–8 p.m. | Stroll Though the Arts, Strohl Art Center and Fowler-Kellogg Art Center 

July 27, 10:30 a.m.–Noon | Group visit with Jill Snyder, Executive Director, MoCA Cleveland, VACI students/emerging artists only

July 27, 2–5 p.m. | Open Studios, VACI Quad, open to all

July 27, 8–10 p.m. | "Genesis: First VACI Drag Show," curated by VACI Emerging Artists Zac Thompson and Jungmok Yi, VACI Quad, open to all, $10 suggested donation for entry


Week Six: July 28–August 3

Visitors this week: 
July 28 Jill Snyder, Executive Director, MoCA Cleveland
August 2 Dennis Kois, Executive Director of Burchfield Penney Art Center

Core faculty at VACI this week: Raheleh Filsoofi, Yasmeen Siddiqui, Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Hasan Elahi, Hrag Vartanian

July 28, 12–1 p.m. | VACI Partners hour with Jill Snyder, Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Lenna Hall, Members only

July 28, 1– 2 p.m. | The Leon and Gloria Plevin Family Museum Director Lecture: Jill Snyder, Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Lenna Hall, open to all

July 28, 3 p.m. | Book signing: Gloria Plevin, artist, collector, former student at the Chautauqua School of Art shares her new book highlighting her art and history as an artist, Chautauqua Book Store, open to all

July 28 |Last Day, 2019 Chautauqua School of Art Students and Emerging Artists Exhibition, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center 

July 29 | Last Day, Reconstructing Identities, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

July 29, 9:30 a.m. | VACI Staff Meeting, VACI Conference Room, Chautauqua School of Art

July 29, 6–8 p.m. | Teaching Workshop with Sam Peck, large drawing room, open to all VACI students.

July 30, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Raheleh Filsoofi, Interdisciplinary artist and faculty member at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

August 1, 6–8 p.m. | Printmaking Workshop: Etching, with Bonnie Ashmore and Sam Peck, open to all VACI Students, Faculty, and Staff, Printmaking Studio. 

August 2, 9 a.m.–Noon | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

August 2, 1:30–4:30 p.m. | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

August 2, 2–5 p.m. | Gallery talk and open class: Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel, VACI Galleries, open to all

August 2, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Hasan Elahi, Artist, Director of the School of Art at George Mason University and board member of Creative Capital, Hultquist, open to all

August 1, 3–5 p.m. | Opening: Patterns and Repetitions: New Abstract Works by VACI Members *** 2–3 p.m. Members Viewing Only

August 3, 2–5 p.m. | Last Open Studios, VACI Quad, open to all


Week Seven: August 4–10

Visiting this week: 
August 4 Sequoia Miller, Chief Curator, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON Canada
August 4–6 Melissa Potter, Artist, Faculty at Columbia College, Chicago, IL
August 6–10 Ruby Lernerfounding Executive Director of Creative Capital, advisory board member of New INC at the New Museum and Eyebeam, and board trustee of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
August 7 & 8 Jen Dalton, Artist and Brett Wallace, Artist, Brooklyn, NY

Core faculty at VACI this week: Raheleh Filsoofi, Yasmeen Siddiqui, Alpesh Kantilal Patel

August 4, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. | Art in the Park, Miller Park

August 5, 9:30 a.m. | VACI Staff Meeting, VACI Conference Room, Chautauqua School of Art

August 6, Noon | Dance Performance in the galleries at Strohl Art Center and Fowler-Kellogg Art Center 

August 6, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Chautauqua School of Art Student and Emerging Artists Presentations, Hultquist, open to all

August 7, 10–11:30 a.m. | Professional Development: on Labor. Morning presentation with Jen Dalton & Brett Wallace, meet in the Quad; open to Chq School of Art students & emerging artists, open VACI students/emerging artists and VACI Members

August 7, Noon | Dance Performance in the galleries at Strohl Art Center and Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

August 7, 1:30–4 p.m. | Professional Development: on Labor. Afternoon workshop with Jen Dalton & Brett Wallace, meet in the Quad; open to Chq School of Art students & emerging artists

August 8, 10–11:30 a.m. | Optional one-on-one sessions with Jen Dalton & Brett Wallace, VACI students/emerging artists only

August 8, 1:30–4 p.m. | Optional one-on-one sessions with Jen Dalton & Brett Wallace, VACI students/emerging artists only

August 9, 9 a.m.–Noon | Professional Development: workshop with Sharon Louden, Life Drawing Room, Open to all

August 9, 9 a.m.–Noon | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

August 9, 1:30–4:30 p.m. | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

August 9, 2–5 p.m. | Gallery talk and open class: Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel, VACI Galleries, open to all

August 9, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Chautauqua School of Art Student and Emerging Artists Presentations, Hultquist, open to all

August 10, morning |VACI students/emerging artists pack and exit VACI! L We would love for VACI Members to assist! We will all miss the VACI students & emerging artists, looking forward to your returning again soon!

August 12, 9:30 a.m. | VACI Staff Meeting, VACI Conference Room, Chautauqua School of Art


Follow-up:

September 10ish |  VACI students/emerging artists follow-up call with Av Posner, Sharon Louden via Zoom!

Any questions & for more information, please contact:
Sharon Louden
Sydelle Sonkin and Herb Siegel Artistic Director of the Visual Arts
art@chq.org

Each participant of the Chautauqua School of Art receives his or her own partitioned studio space with 24-hour access. They also have 24-hour access to communal studios in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture. Each student and emerging artist is required to work with two of the faculty of their choice and can sign up for as many one-on-one sessions as they wish.

Facilities at the School of Art include a digital media studio, a full printmaking studio, a large drawing room, sculpture facilities including welding equipment, a full ceramic facility and large outdoor areas to stretch out and make work.

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Details of our facilities:

Studio spaces are, on average, between 50-100 square feet and come with tables, chairs and wall space. The studios are cubicles that are open, with walls that seperate each individual studio. Our large drawing room is 750 square feet. We have ample room outside to build, perform and experiment.

The ceramics studio includes tables for hand building, an extruder, numerous wheels, five kilns (gas, electric, salt fire, raku set-up) and a glazing room with a range of glazes. You do not need to bring your own clay, it is available for purchase on site. 

Our printmaking studio has several presses and facilities for block printing, monoprints, etching, aquatint and dry point techniques. Our printmaking facility offers:

  • Two Ettan Printmaking Presses (24x40” bed)
  • Felts and blankets
  • Hot plate for hardground
  • Two large acid trays
  • One large paper tray
  • Stools (approximately 12-15)
  • Two large work tables
  • Bench hooks
  • Rulers, mixing knives and files
  • 40-50 wood cut tools
  • Etching tools and zinc plates
  • Approximately 12 assorted tools for etching
  • 12-15 plates 3x5” and 6x8”
  • Rags, jars and other miscellaneous materials

Techniques our print shop can accommodate include:

  • Dry point (on zinc or copper plates)
  • Relief printing (wood, lino)
  • Monoprinting and collagraph
  • Other experimental planographic processes

There is a silkscreen shop in the digital media studio if there is interest in screenprinting.

There is a darkroom with a flat bed exposure table (approx. 60x40”) adjacent to the silkscreen shop.

We have eight screens in the silkscreen shop which will be used on a first come, first serve basis. If you have something specific that you are working on and the screens are already exposed, it is recommended that you bring them. There is a blowout station and a printer for transparencies.

Our digital media studio offers:

  • 10 iMacs outfitted with Adobe Suites
  • 2 Wacom tablets
  • Epson SureColor P800 13x19"
  • HP laser printer

In addition, we have software including PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premier, and there is Wi-Fi in the digital media lab and throughout VACI. 

We are happy to try to accommodate your needs to be as creative as possible.

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