Thursday, May 29, 2008


Neighborhood Public Radio that is. The audio from our visit with NPR at the Whitney Biennial is now available on line! It is in the NPR Jukebox under "Whitney Biennial-March 20"

Here is a link.

"Neighborhood Public Radio is an independent, artist-run radio project committed to providing an alternative media platform for artists, activists, musicians, and community members. Our motto: If it's in the neighborhood and it makes noise .. we hope to put it on the air."

Kind of like National Public Radio but without all of that pesky corporate sponsorship!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Visiting Artist - Edgar Heap of Birds

This is an image of Edgar Heap of Birds on the air with Cyrus for Art Talk A.M. Heap of Birds told us about the signs he made for Oregon that have now been donated to RACC and will soon be permanently placed in the downtown Park Blocks near campus. Later that day Heap of Birds lectured and gave a few studio visits.

Monday, May 5, 2008

2008 Spring Candidacy Reviews

Below are the dates for the end-of-term candidacy reviews for first-year MFA students. These are of longer duration than the prior reviews so they will be spread over two days. If there is a problem with your assigned time-slot please try and find someone to trade with and then let me know.

You will have 20 minutes in which to present your current work and research (again, please organize your power-points beforehand so we don't loose time between presentations), followed by 15-20 minutes of discussion. You may include a review of work you have done over the course of the year or concentrate on what you have done this quarter.

Either way, you also must present a brief proposal for the work and research you plan to engage in during your second year (and over the summer!). Please post your proposal on your blog (or put hard copy in faculty mailboxes if you prefer) a week before your review date.

A good proposal does not attempt to determine the outcome of the work or the writing you will do during your second year. Rather it lays out the fundamental issues, concerns, ideas, questions and influences that are the driving force behind the work and research in which you have been engaged and which will shape your activity and production in the second year.

Friday, June 6
10:00 - 10:40 Avalon Kalin
10:45 - 11:25 Bethany Hays
11:30 - 12:10 Sandy Sampson
12:15 break
1:00 - 1:40 Cyrus W. Smith
1:45 - 2:25 Damien Gilley
2:30 - 3:10 Laurel Kurtz

Tuesday, June 10
10:00 - 10:40 Rebecca Shelley
10:45 - 11:25 Eric Steen
11:30 - 12:10 Varinthorn Christopher
12:15 break
1:00 - 1:40 Steve Baggs
1:45 - 2:25 Katy Asher
2:30 - 3:10 Vanessa Calvert

Please see the 2007-08 MFA handbook for further info on the Candidacy Review and let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks, Pat