Friday, February 17, 2012

Upcoming Meetings

Art Club will meet in the VAC on the following days:

Monday Feb. 20th at 4pm

Wednesday Feb. 22nd at 6:30pm

Please come to both meetings if you can.

Monday, October 31, 2011

October 31 - November 2, 2011: Hanging the First Display Case Show

This week we hung Spectrum Art Club's first art show, Everything's Gone Green, in the display case on the main campus by the SXU Art Gallery. The theme for the show was green-colored art.

Artists and Artworks

Haley Simone
Chlorophyll, 2011

Parrish Nelson
Art of Watering, 2011
Photo Collage

Matt Klamic
Photosynthesis, 2011

Christine Bone
Green Giraffe, 2011

Bernadette Haley
Smokey Forest, 2011

Kane McKeown
Veiled Clockwork V.2, 2011

Tiffany S. Powell
Untitled, 2011

Leah Murphy
Beakers & Thermometers, 2010
Oil on canvas

Jen Szalko
Time in the Tetons, 2011

Roksanna Wasiunec
Bohemian Green, 2011

Eva Kowalczyk
Mother Nature, 2011
Colored Pencil

Myia Brown
Green Zebra, 2011

Ariel Lewis
?, 2011

Synthia Wesley
Lights Camera Fashion, 2011
Digital Illustration

Nico Krajecki
Shoe, 2011
Digital Illustration

Giovanni Diaz
Beach Ball Jam, 2011
Digital Illustration

Christian Rosales
Downtown Project, 2011
Digital Illustration

Allison Horn
Converse Variations, 2011
Digital Illustration

Shawnita Montgomery
Sunset Green, 2011
Digital Illustration

Tom Zwarycz
House, 2011
Digital Illustration

Lovette Fernandez
Visual Art Center, 2011
Digital Illustration

Jordan Juarez
Cougar Cap, 2011
Digital Illustration

Amy Duffy
904, 2011
Digital Illustration

Dan French
Appleface, 2011
Chalk pastel

Monday, August 29, 2011

August 29, 2011: Meeting, Chalk Pastel Jam

Upcoming Gallery Walks

Friday September 9, 2011, 7:00pm: Pilsen
Meeting at Chicago Art Department
1932 South Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60608

Friday September 16, 2011, 7:00pm: Bridgeport
Meeting at Zhou B Art Center
1029 W. 35th St. Chicago, IL 60609

Next Art Club Meeting:

Monday September 12, 2011 @ 1:00pm
Visual Arts Center, Downstairs Student Lounge (by vending machines)
Agenda: Oil Pastel Jam

** There is no Art Club meeting on Monday Sept. 5th -- Labor Day**

Chalk Pastel Jam

This week we made portraits of Brent in chalk pastels. The final portraits are hanging in the Student Lounge

Monday, August 22, 2011

Opus 51

Opus is an annual art and literary magazine that features SXU students' work. It is a collaboration between the Art and English Departments and is designed by SXU students every year. It has been a Saint Xavier tradition for over fifty years.

Check out this year's Opus here.

August 22, 2011: Officers Meeting

Today was the first day of the new school year. The Spectrum Art Club officers met to discuss the year ahead. We had lots of ideas!

Jen, Leah, and Professor Nathan Peck discuss this year's plans for Spectrum Art Club

The Officers want to accomplish a lot this year. Here are some of our goals for Spectrum this year:
- Lots of gallery walks (at least one every month)
- Host and/or participate in a student art show on campus
- Monthly Jams (artmaking activities)
- Display student work on campus

Also discussed:
- Collaborating with the music dept. on a big arts & music event

There will be many opportunities to get our own work seen as well as to see what other artists are doing. Here are just some of the galleries, museums, and artwalks we are attending this year:

Friday September 9, 2011: Pilsen (including Chicago Art Department)
Saturday October 1, 2011: Ravenswood & Pilsen for Chicago Artists Month
Date TBD (late October): National Museum of Mexican Art

October is Chicago Artists Month, a huge art celebration in Chicago. We plan on taking full advantage of it by going on weekly artwalks that month.

Next week (Monday August 29th) is the first meeting with new members! We are very excited to meet the new members, welcome them to Spectrum Art Club, hear their ideas, and work with them.

Agenda for Next Week:
- Meet new members
- Introduce Spectrum Art Club to new members
- Chalk pastel Jam
- Snacking

Art Club President Lisa Guardiola and Vice President Jen Szalko

Art Club Secretery Leah Murphy and President Lisa Guardiola

Leah shows off the new look of the Spectrum Art Club blog on the new monitors in the Mac Lab

Lisa and Leah with the new monitors in the Mac Lab

April 29, 2011: Art Chicago & Chicago Art Department

Art Chicago -- the biggest annual art event in the Midwest! Every year, artists and galleries take over a floor of the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. It can be overwhelming -- we spent hours wandering around! Aaron & Leah spotted an authentic Mr. Brainwash, which made us chuckle. But the highlight of the day was when Nathan, Aaron & Leah got to meet Shephard Fairey. He even signed a couple Andre the Giant stickers for us.

After Art Chicago, Lisa & Leah visited the Chicago Art Department (of which Professor Nathan Peck is co-founder). It was the last event being held at that location on Halsted in Pilsen. The night was marked by several performances, including a set by Nathan's band The Fives.

The Fives perform at Chicago Art Department

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Flashback Post: First & Second Meetings of Fall 2010 Semester

Back when we were strangers!

First Meeting, September 15, 2010

 Second Meeting, September 29, 2010: The Exquisite Corpse