RURAL AVANT–GARDE: THE MOUNTAIN LAKE EXPERIENCE
August 23-December 30, 2018
Adams and Woodson Galleries
Painting with fire, dancing in ink, or exploiting decomposition, artists such as composer John Cage, choreographer Merce Cunningham, poet/ceramicist M.C. Richards, photographer Sally Mann came to Virginia’s Mountain Lake for a series of art experiments involving scientists, scholars, and local folks. Other participants included visionary Howard Finster; Japanese sculptor Jiro Okura; official New York waste management artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles; East Harlem street artist James De La Vega; Zen scholar Stephen Addiss; and painter Ray Kass. Organized by the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts at Longwood University, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
STEM Tavern at Soaring Ridge
What makes a talk about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) even more entertaining? Why, beer of course!
Join our monthly STEM Tavern that features a fascinating science presentation plus good beer. For each beer sold at STEM Tavern, Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers will make a donation to the Science Museum of Western Virginia! A food truck will also be on hand.
Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers (523 Shenandoah Ave.). Talks begin at 6:00 pm!
March 8: Liz Liguori “(Not) Drawing The Line: Technology Reexamined”
The parallel roles of the artist and technologist are increasingly difficult to differentiate in contemporary creative discourse. Art has informed technology, and technological advancements have transformed the art world. The fine art world is fundamentally more inclusive and transdisciplinary thanks to the remixing and the memetic circulation of ideas. This talk will review some of my creative explorations and processes with photos, video documentaries, sculpture and a laser show demonstration of how an Electromagnetogram is made.
Liz Liguori is a multimedia artist who works in photography, lighting, sculpture, video and environmental installations. A transplant from Brooklyn, New York Liguori is currently in her final semester as an MFA candidate in the Creative Technology program at Virginia Tech. She earned her BFA in Studio Art from Drew University in 2001. In addition to her studio practices and research, Liguori has completed the Future Professoriate Graduate Certification program in preparation for a career as a future faculty member in higher education. In the spring of 2016 Liguori was one of 15 students selected by the Dean of the Graduate school for the Global Perspectives Program in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland where she had the privilege to garner a more international understanding of higher education. In 2016 Liguori was honored by The School of Visual Arts with the Outstanding Graduate Student award, and by The School of Architecture + Design with the Werner Graeff Memorial Book Award. Her work examines the relationship between art, technology and physical science.