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Wickerson Studios 2015-05-20 06:23:00

Michael Wickerson @ May 20, 2015
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Bronze Morels, silicon bronze, life size, $50/pound, weight 0.5-3 pounds each (certificate of authenticity)

Michael Wickerson @ May 3, 2015











contact: mwickerson@hotmail.com

2 summer internship opportunities

kellyludwig @ April 23, 2015
KCPT      SUMMER!  Infographics / Interactive Media  requested applicants from Illustration and Graphic Design
               Contact  Carla McCabe    cmccabe@kcpt.org

Duties:
  • Collaborate with journalists and online content director to produce graphic elements that will enhance stories.
  • Conceptualize interactive or motion graphics for stories, design and build these elements for digital first news platform (HTML 5 animations, for example)
  • Estimate time to complete job and work within story publishing deadline
  • Keep up with and share knowledge about digital graphics design best practices and trends
Educational benefits:
  • Work with non-designers to build online content that is has a high degree of design integrity
  • Learn to create work that will be accessed across multiple platforms (mobile, desktop, etc.)
  • Creative problem solving to add visual, interactive components to standard journalism 
  • Explore potentially new tools and methods for accomplishing end product. 

Sosland Publishing

 Requested applicants from Graphic Design
    Internship description: This intern position is to work with the
    Promotions (Marketing) Department of Sosland Publishing. We
    create many magazines related to the food industry. This position
    would help in creating in house ads for multiple magazines,
    websites and creating eblast designs. Helping with creation of
    print and digital 2016 media kits for each publication meeting
    the standards for the individual publication.

    When is the internship available?
     -  Fall (early September to middle of December)
     - Summer (early June till early August)

    Is this a paid internship? Yes
    If Yes, what is the compensation? For Summer, $2,750. For Fall,
    $5,250.

    Optimal schedule: 8-12 hours a week, spread over 2-3 days.
    Flexible with their academic schedule. We are open 8-5,
    Monday-Friday.

Undergrad Extravaganza!

kcaiceramicsdept @ April 7, 2015
Installation shot of the 2014 BFA Exhibition, Photo From http://www.kcai.edu/artspace/exhibitions

Installation shot of the 2014 BFA Exhibition, Photo From http://www.kcai.edu/artspace/exhibitions

The semester is flying by, and in less than a week seniors from all over campus at KCAI will be celebrating the Annual BFA Exhibition for KCAI Graduates at H&R Block space. The ceramics department alone will have 16 students exhibiting their work! The show opens April 17th, with the closing reception on May 15th. Check in for more updates on the seniors and their progress as this, and the end of semester show, moves ever closer!

Installation shot of the 2014 BFA Exhibition, Photo From http://www.kcai.edu/artspace/exhibitions

Installation shot of the 2014 BFA Exhibition, Photo From http://www.kcai.edu/artspace/exhibitions

In addition to the BFA show, we are delighted to announce that the 2015 Kansas City Artist Coalition Undergraduate Exhibition will be featuring six students from KCAI this year: Jose Serrano and Dia Saunders, from the ceramics department, as well as Paige Beltowski, Rosie Ruzicka, Anna Minnick, and Aneesa Shami. The Student Exhibition includes currently enrolled undergraduate college students in Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas, and welcomed Sonié Joi Ruffin as this year’s juror. On the night of the opening–this Friday, April 10th–recipient(s) of The Leigh Rosenberg Earnest Memorial Fund will be announced and a total of $500 in scholarship/s will be awarded. The show will remain open until April 24th, and is housed at 201 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO.

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Here’s hoping that many of you can join us for these amazing events to support our KCAI community!


Digital Design and Fabrication: Making Connections

kcaiceramicsdept @ March 31, 2015

The Digital Design and Fabrication elective is a course offered in recent semesters in the ceramics department. The class, taught by Jo Kamm with Taylor Baker as a studio technician, provides students with the skills necessary to create prototypes via digital fabrication software and transfer them into finished pieces. 3D printers, located in a newly revitalized area of the ceramics building, allow students to print forms directly from their 3D designs on the computer. The printers utilize a thermoplastic filament that is heated and extruded layer by layer in small beads that harden instantly to create the objects (kind of like hollow building!). Below are a few shots of the class’ recently completed project. “The assignment asked students to create a ‘connector’ to turn found objects into modular structures.”

 

Dylan King

Dylan King

Angie Yang

Angie Yang

Hannah Fine

Hannah Fine

Mike Cerv

Mike Cerv

Rebecca Gemeinhardt

Rebecca Gemeinhardt

Brittney Smith

Brittney Smith


“Designing for Function”

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Paul Donnelly, assistant professor in ceramics, recently worked with CeramicArtsDaily.org to create a video detailing various forming methods geared towards the creation of beautiful, functional ceramic works. CeramicsArtDaily.org is an online community serving the interests of ceramic artists, potters and sculptors, worldwide. They are dedicated to the vital sharing of information necessary for both innovation in the field, and preservation of knowledge that has been passed down from teacher to student, artist to artist, for generations. Paul Donnelly’s video, Designing for Function, is the most recent in the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents series, which details methods used by specific artists in their studio practices. Designing for Function follows Paul’s processes in relationship to his work, detailing his methods with wheel throwing, handbuilding, and using variable molds. Below is an excerpt from the video, in which Paul explains and demonstrates the process of trimming: providing helpful technical advice while discussing design possibilities.

More information and access to Paul’s video can be found here: http://ceramicartsdaily.org/bookstore/designing-for-function-with-paul-donnelly/

Other artists featured in these videos include A. Blaire Clemo, Lisa Orr, and fellow Kansas City ceramist, Meredith Host.


Logo design and branding contest this spring

Laura Berman @ March 18, 2015
The Troost Avenue Community Improvement District (CID) is looking for logo and banner design (branding) that captures the flavor, history and new energy of the District from 46th St. to 75th St. along Troost Ave. and 63rd. St. from Rockhill east to Pener Plaza.

There is a $500 prize for the best design.

Deadline is April 17, 2015.
See photo for more info.



Buckminister Fuller Design Challange

Rice @ March 5, 2015
Submit your innovative idea to solve humanity's most pressing challenge. Winner is awarded $100,000. Due March 31


Each year, The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) invites citizens from all over the world—including artists, scientists, students, designers, architects, activists, planners and entrepreneurs—to submit their innovative solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing problems. A $100,000 prize is awarded to support the development and implementation of one outstanding strategy. 
Winning the Fuller Challenge requires more than a stand-alone idea or innovation that focuses on one aspect of a system failure. BFI looks for holistic strategies that demonstrate a clear grasp of big-picture dynamics. If a proposal emphasizes a new design, material, process, service, tool or technology, it is essential that it be part of an integrated strategy that simultaneously addresses key social, environmental and economic factors.
BFI seeks initiatives that tackle urgent needs at a range of scales: from macro-strategies that have the potential for widespread impact, to local, community-based initiatives with global relevance and replicability. Proposals at any stage of development will be reviewed; non-profit, for-profit and hybrid initiatives are all eligible. 

From the US to Hungary, to China, and Back Again

kcaiceramicsdept @ March 1, 2015
Jacob Meudt, Photo Courtesy of Jacob Meudt

Jacob Meudt, Photo Courtesy of Jacob Meudt

Jacob Meudt, a student in ceramics at KCAI, began a trip abroad last summer with George Timock and seven other students. Little did he know that this study abroad trip would expand from a 36 day endeavor to a six (?) month adventure across the eastern world. While on the annual trip to the International Ceramics Studio (ICS) in Kecskemet, Hungary, Jacob was able to meet and spend time with the renowned porcelain artist, Ilona Romule. Ilsona works at the ICS each summer to create molds and work with the famous Hungarian porcelain. Jacob was invited to join her at a 2 month residency at Gaochun Ceramics in Nanjing City, China. A great opportunity, Jacob agreed, and they left Hungary a month before the residency to travel other areas of China. Starting in Beijing, they visited many monuments, museums, and ceramic villages. They stopped in Jingdezhen, where Paul Donnelly has planned his faculty led study abroad trip with Jan Kennedy, and saw the Clay Studio and Kiln museum, as well as a community outside the city using kaolin they mined and pounded out themselves. After the residency, the pair traveled down to southeast Asia, through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand, before returning to China and, for Jacob, back home to the US. Jacob recalled many of the amazing experiences he had throughout the trip: He mentioned that one of the biggest inspirations he found for his work was in the caves in Vietnam, and was amazed at the different techniques used in China to create ceramic and porcelain works. Explaining the vast amount of educational experiences, he stated that anyone who has the chance to explore a new culture should take it and run with it. You never know what an adventure might yield in terms of influence, inspiration, and life altering experiences.

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Meudt

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Meudt

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Meudt

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Meudt

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Meudt

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Meudt

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Meudt

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Meudt

Jacob Meudt, Photo Courtesy of Jacob Meudt

Jacob Meudt, Photo Courtesy of Jacob Meudt

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Meudt

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Meudt

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Meudt

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Meudt


Visiting Artist: The Clemo Demo

kcaiceramicsdept @

Recently, the ceramics department welcomed another guest: ceramic artist A. Blair Clemo. His work is made with a combination of wheel thrown and press molded elements, which speak to the utilitarian use of ceramics, its history, and questions the value of hand made works versus industrialized serial production.

"Equelle," A. Blair Clemo, image from  www.ablairclemo.com

“Equelle,” A. Blair Clemo, image from http://www.ablairclemo.com

"Teapot," A. Blair Clemo, image from  www.ablairclemo.com

“Teapot,” A. Blair Clemo, image from http://www.ablairclemo.com

Blair visited the department on Thursday, February 19th, for an inspiring round of critiques with a selection of junior and senior student. Friday morning the department enjoyed an informational demo from Blair about how he makes his work. He produced two jars, a teapot, and a cup in just over three hours! After the studio’s lunch break, Blair gave a presentation about his practice, current work, and recent travels to students and local professionals: ending his visit with a fantastic question and answer session that left us all ready to jump into our work head on!

A. Blair Clemo, Photo courtesy of Jacob Meudt

A. Blair Clemo, Photo courtesy of Jacob Meudt

A. Blair Clemo, Photo courtesy of Jacob Meudt

A. Blair Clemo, Photo courtesy of Jacob Meudt

A. Blair Clemo, Photo courtesy of Jacob Meudt

A. Blair Clemo, Photo courtesy of Jacob Meudt

A. Blair Clemo, Photo courtesy of Jacob Meudt

A. Blair Clemo, Photo courtesy of Jacob Meudt


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