SAIC Student Government is pleased to announce the winners of the first ever Idea Generation Grant as well as the Creative Assistance Scholarship!
Idea Generation Grant (IGG) recipients:
Anthony D. Stepter: Extinct Entities (panel discussion)
Amina (Mina) Para Agnes Matlon + Ingrid Chao: Plural Project (dual thesis)
Courtney Marie Mackedanz: Not Enough Space (performance fest)
Quinn Stuart Keaveney: BA VCS Thesis Compendium, (publication)
Creative Assistant Scholarship (CAS) recipients:
Tewosret Lenore Vaughn
Image from Concrete Parlay (Fern Silva, 2012). Courtesy of the artist.
Thursday, February 14, 6:00 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State St., Chicago, IL
Fern Silva in person
Fern Silva’s invigorating, geographically sweeping films bring together sounds and images of nature, ritual, and pop culture from Europe, South America, the Middle East, and the United States to explore ideas of travel and cross-cultural movement. “The disorienting whirl of the compass,” suggests curator Aily Nash, “connotes the kinetic nature of existence.” Silva presents five films made since 2010, including the Chicago premiere of his latest, Concrete Parlay (2012).
2010–12, Fern Silva, multiple countries, multiple formats, ca 60 minutes + discussion
Fern Silva (b. 1966, Munich, Germany) (b. 1982, Hartford, CT) was named one of the “Top 25 avant-garde filmmakers for the 21st century” in Film Comment magazine. His work has been exhibited at numerous festivals, galleries, and museums around the globe. He currently teaches at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
CATE is organized by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Video Data Bank.
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2/21—Karen Yasinsky: Fire is a Fact (appearing in person)
2/28—Darko Fritz: Archives in Progress (appearing in person)
3/7—REMIX-IT-RIGHT: Rediscoveries in the Phil Morton Archive (Introduced by curator Jon Cates. Artists in person)
3/21—Wavelengths: in the blink of an eye (appearing in person)(Introduced by curator Andréa Picard)
3/28—L.A. REBELLION (Introduced by co-curator Jacqueline Stewart)
4/4 Hannes Schüpbach: Spin/Verso/Contou (appearing in person)
4/11—An Evening with Rosa Barba (appearing in person)
4/18—Eric Fleischauer and Jason Lazarus: twohundredfiftysixcolors (appearing in person)
Location and Tickets
Programs take place Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. at the Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State St.), unless otherwise noted.
CATE is FREE to SAIC students with a valid student ID. Tickets are $11 for the general public, $6 for Film Center members, $7 for students, and $4 for SAIC faculty and staff and Art Institute of Chicago staff.
Any person with a disability who would like to request an accommodation for this program should contact the Disability and Learning Resource Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.499.4278 as soon as possible to allow adequate time to make proper arrangements.
Chicago, IL— Visiting Minds. Lasting Influence. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is pleased to announce the newest lineup of guest speakers for its Visiting Artists Program (VAP), continuing a tradition endowed 60 years ago. VAP hosts two seasons of public presentations by artists and scholars each academic year through lectures, symposia, performances, and screenings.
“This program is a cornerstone of Chicago’s visual arts community, and an invaluable resource for those interested in the art of our time,” notes Andrea Green, Director of the Visiting Artists Program. “The ideas of these internationally renowned artists and scholars are inspiring. VAP features some of the most compelling thinkers at work today—probing, provoking, and questioning the subjects at the core of the creative process and critical inquiry.”
The Spring 2013 season opens Tuesday, February 5 with a lecture by ideas-driven landscape artist and architect Martha Schwartz. Artistic Director of Documenta (13) 2012 Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev visits February 25, followed by artist, writer, and curator Julie Ault on March 4. Jacob Hashimoto (BFA 1996)—creator of massive, intricately detailed three-dimensional sculptures and hanging installations—continues SAIC’s Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series on March 19. Josiah McElheny details his sculptural glass objects and multimedia installations on March 27, followed by a visit from artist and filmmaker Rosa Barba on April 11, presented in collaboration with SAIC’s Conversations at the Edge series. The series closes on April 29 with a presentation by performance artist Vaginal Davis. More information on each presenter is included below.
In addition to making their appearances open to the public, SAIC presents many Visiting Artists Program lectures as audio podcasts online at saic.edu/vap. Recent presenters include Catherine Opie, Andi Zeisler, Tania Bruguera, and Lari Pittman. Join the conversation by following VAP on Facebook or by signing up for its eNewsletter.
All lectures are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Reservations for groups of 10 or more must be made two weeks prior to the lecture. Otherwise, seating is on a first come, first served basis.
FOR FULL SCHEDULE OF VISITING ARTIST PLEASE VISIT http://www.saic.edu/press/2012/springseasonofvisitingartistsprogramannounced/
Combined Graduate and Undergraduate Meeting
Wednesday, February 20, 12:15 p.m.
SAIC Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.
Graduate Fellowship Opportunities
FRED A. HILLBRUNER ARTISTS’ BOOK FELLOWSHIP
Awarded to students who create outstanding artists’ books, this fellowship has been established in honor of Fred Hillbruner, longtime librarian at SAIC who cultivated the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection. One award of $750 to a graduate student.
MFA WRITING FELLOWSHIP
This fellowship is awarded to students in the writing program who demonstrate exceptional promise in their genre (poetry, prose, script, or a combination). Restricted to Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Writing degree candidates. Graduating students may apply to the Fred A. Hillbruner Artists’ Book Fellowship in addition to the MFA Writing Fellowship. Two awards of $1,500.
Graduate students who have a studio practice and are enrolled in the following degree programs may apply: MFA in Studio; MFA in Writing; Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment; Master of Design in Designed Objects; Master of Architecture; and Master of Architecture with Emphasis in Interior Architecture. Graduating students may apply to the Fred A. Hillbruner Artists’ Book Fellowship in addition to the MFA Fellowship. Five awards of $2,500 and 15 awards of $1,500.
Important Note for MA and MS Departments:
Awards for Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MS) departments are by nomination from your department only. There is no application process. Recipients of these awards will be notified by graduation.
These awards are generously funded by the Graduate Dean’s Office and the President’s Office. Please see your program head for more information.
One eligible student in the following departments will be nominated for an award in the amount of $1,500: MA in Arts Administration and Policy; MA in Art Education; MA in Teaching; MA in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism; MA in Art Therapy; MA in New Arts Journalism; MA in Visual and Critical Studies; MS in Historic Preservation; Dual Degree: MA in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism and MA in Arts Administration and Policy.
Undergraduate Fellowship Opportunities
FRED A. HILLBRUNER ARTISTS’ BOOK FELLOWSHIP
Awarded to students who create outstanding artists’ books, this fellowship has been established in honor of Fred Hillbruner, longtime librarian at SAIC who cultivated the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection. One award of $750 to a BFA or Post-Bacc student.
Undergraduate students who have a studio practice and are enrolled in the following degree programs may apply: BFA; Bachelor of Interior Architecture; BFA with an Emphasis in Art Education; BFA with an Emphasis in Writing; BFA with an Emphasis in Art History, Theory, and Criticism; Post-Bacc Certificate in Studio; Post-Bacc Certificate in Fashion, Body and Garment. Any BA degree candidates with a studio practice may apply if you are able to support your application with a dedicated visual art practice. Graduating students may apply to the Fred A. Hillbruner Artists’ Book Fellowship in addition to the BFA/Post-Bacc Fellowship. Five awards of $2,500 and 15 awards of $1,500
2013 Fellowship Application Deadlines
Sunday, March 17, 11:59 p.m.
Fred A. Hillbruner Artists’ Book
Sunday, April 7, 11:59 p.m.
Monday, April 8, 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 11:59 p.m.
Sunday, April 21, 11:59 p.m.
Late applications will NOT be accepted.
Questions concerning application submissions should be directed to the Visiting Artists Program at 312.899.5185 email@example.com.
About the Annual Fellowship Competition
The fellowship competition has a long-standing history dating back to 1901. The multiple cash awards enable recipients to continue their professional growth through advanced independent study, artmaking, research, and/or travel.
SAIC’s annual fellowship competition is held each spring for students who are scheduled to graduate in the current academic year. Those eligible for the 2013 competition include all students who will graduate in fall 2012, spring 2013, and summer 2013 who can support their application with documentation that demonstrates their arts practice.
The fellowship competition is supervised by SAIC’s Visiting Artists Program. For comprehensive Fellowship information, including eligibility, the online application process via SlideRoom, and past jurors, please visit:saic.edu/fellowship.
Student Union Galleries (SUGs) Opening Reception: Severe Style
The LeRoy Neiman Center Gallery, 37 S. Wabash Ave.
Curated by Rob Bos and Stephanie Cristello
Wyatt Grant, Emre Kocagil, Boris Ostrerov, Celeste Rapone, Alice Tippit, and Valentina Zamfirescu
Where the idyllic and the illusionistic overlap, exists a current trend in painting that adopts the romantic myth of high style, sometimes in a way that is purposefully illogical. Symmetry, trompe l’oeil, text forms, and an attention to the physical and conceptual implications of composition and influence, suggest new ways to see “style” in painting today—like a ripple in the scattered reflections of Narcissus’s mirror when the wind blew.
On December 20 Newcity released its Top 5 of Everything 2012, a compilation of Top 5 lists covering all aspects of Chicago’s art and culture in the past year. Members of the SAIC community made a dominant showing in this year’s Art section, featured in Top Art Exhibitions—which named The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aestheticsat SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries among its top five—Top Art/Design Crossovers, Total Art Escapes, Top Art Interviews, Top Art Exhibitions You Didn’t See, Top People You See at Every Art Opening, and Top People Whose Lives Are Possibly Artworks. Congratulations are in order for faculty members Deborah Boardman, Maria Gasper, Lou Malozzi (BFA 1978), and Trevor Martin, and additional praise goes to SAIC alumni Jordan Avery (BFA 2012), Benjamin Bellas (BFA 2005), Sandra Binion (MFA 1992), Troy Briggs (MFA 2012), Adam Brooks (MFA 1989), Bridgette Buckley (MFA 2002),Stephanie Burke (MFA 2009), Mariano Chavez (BFA 2005), Chelsea Culp (BFA 2007), Theodore Darst (BFA 2011), Robin Dluzen(MFA 2010), Steven Fiehn (BFA 2000), Ben Foch (NG 1999), Vicki Fowler (MFA 2011), Jeffrey Grauel (MFA 2000), Emily Green (BFA 2005), Paul Hopkin (MFA 1997), Jane Jerardi (MFA 2012), Jennifer Karmin (MFAW 2001), Joseph Kramer (MFA 2010), Alan Lerner(MFA 2003), Carron Little (MFA 1999), Eric May (BFA 2000), Heather Mullins (MFA 2008), Tyler Myers (BFA 2001), Marissa Perel(MFA 2010), Oliverio Rodriguez (MAAH 2006), Luis Romero (MFA 1999), Louisa Shields (BFA 2009), Jenni Sorkin (BFA 1999), Edra Soto (MFA 2000), Megan Sterling (MFA 2007), Brad Troemel (BAVS 2010), Vincent Uribe (BAVS-BA 2012), Heather Marie Vernon(MAAT 2013), Mathew Wilson (MFA 1993), and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung (PBS 2005, MFA 2007). Phew!
The spring U-Pass will be available to returning full-time students only in the ARTICard office starting Wednesday, January 16th. Save time and avoid long lines by coming to get your U-Pass before everyone gets back into town. Stop by the ARTICard office in Sharp 254 between 8:30am-4:30pm this Wednesday through Friday to get your preprinted transit card.
This is for returning full-time students only*. You must be a full-time student to pick up your U-Pass. If you did not have an SAIC U-Pass in the fall, you will need to have your picture taken by the CTA beginning on Tuesday, January 22nd.
Remember, the spring U-Pass will not activate until January 22. If you pick yours up early, it will not work right away!
*The CTA makes every effort to preprint the cards of returning students. If, for some reason, we don’t have your U-Pass, please accept our apologies! We’re human, ya know? But take heart - if we sent you this email, we probably have your U-Pass.
For a limited time, you can join the SAIC Laptop Program and get an Apple MacBook Pro laptop at the special SAIC discount.
** If you’re a first-year undergrad or transfer student, please see note at bottom.
By enrolling in the SAIC Laptop Program, you will receive the SAIC software template (see SOFTWARE NOTE below for details), and will also have access to hardware and software support through the CRIT Help Desk.
If you previously purchased a laptop through SAIC, this is a great opportunity to upgrade your computer.
This is a limited-time offer, available only while supplies last..
Order now to pick up your laptop during the Laptop Distribution Sessions on January 23, 2013.
The Spring 2013 SAIC Laptop Program equipment includes:
Apple MacBook Pro
• 2.3GHz quad-core Intel i7 Processor
• 4GB RAM
• 500GB Hard Drive
• Double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
• 15-inch widescreen glossy LED-backlit display, backlit keyboard
• Airport Extreme card and Bluetooth
• SD card slot
• Built-in battery (7 hours)
• NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics controller with 512MB RAM
• 3-year AppleCare Protection Plan
• Standard Apple software including iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand)
• SAIC laptop software template (see below for details)
750 GB portable USB 3.0 hard drive
7-foot CAT6 Ethernet cable
Biblio handmade felt sleeve for MacBook Pro
The cost of the Spring 2013 SAIC Laptop Program equipment is $1995 (plus $184.54 tax, total of $2179.54). There is also a final $10 payment (plus tax) when you leave the Program, at which point, ownership of the laptop will be transferred to you.
This deal saves you at least $216 over the standard educational price of this package, which totals approximately $2211 (plus tax).
The SAIC laptop template includes:
• Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Flash Pro, Flash Builder, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Premier Pro, After Effects, Encore, Bridge)
• Apple iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand)
• Apple iWork (Keynote, Numbers, Pages)
• Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
• Audacity, Coda, Corel Painter, Google Sketchup Pro, plus other applications, utilities and drivers
**ATTENTION FIRST YEAR UNDERGRADUATE AND TRANSFER STUDENTS: Please note that this offer is for continuing and returning students only. If you are a First Year or transfer student, your account will be billed for a laptop through SAIC, and you will receive your laptop during new student orientation.
SAIC President Walter Massey will join Bernice King and Martin Luther King III in a dramatic reading of their father’s “I Have a Dream” speech on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Co-presented by Morehouse and the King Center, the event is part of THE DREAM@50 tribute series and will be taped for inclusion as part of a PBS documentary special and other outlets, including broadcast on digital billboards in Times Square. THEDREAM@50 is a partnership between the King Center, Americans for the Arts, National Education Association, National Art Education Association, National Council of Teachers of English, National Council for the Social Studies, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United Nations, Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, Martin Luther King Jr. Collection at Morehouse College, and YouTube.
SAICSG is proud to announce the brand new IDEA GENERATION GRANT: log into ENGAGE SAIC for more information (https://engage.saic.edu/organization/saicsg/availableforms)
It’s true! Use your ARTICash to replenish your supplies, grab a snack, or curl up with a new book. Check out all of the great and friendly places that take the ARTICard:
• 7-Eleven (71 E. Monroe)*
• Artist & Craftsman Supply (828 S. Wabash Ave.)
• Barnes & Noble College Booksellers (1 E. Jackson St.)
• Blick Art Materials (42 S. State, Lincoln Park, Evanston, and Schaumburg)
• Chipotle (8 E. Madison)*
• Cosi (116 S. Michigan)
• CVS/pharmacy (105 S. Wabash)*
• Falafill (72 E. Adams)
• Genesis Artist’s Village (2417 N. Western)
• Jimmy John’s (6 E. Madison)
• Under 55 Café (55 E. Monroe)
• Utrecht (33 S. Wabash)
Remember, Meal Plan money cannot be used off-campus. You’ll need to make a deposit on your ARTICard to use it at these locations. Be sure to ask about discounts for SAIC students!
Contact the ARTICard Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*ARTICard cannot be used for alcohol, tobacco, or gift card purchases.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has 14 designated gender-free restrooms on-campus. These facilities have been established to provide more options to our community members and guests. In the near future this information will be posted online for greater accessibility. If you have any questions, contact James Britt, Director of Multicultural Affairs, at email@example.com or 312.629.6869.
Academic and Administrative Buildings
116 S. Michigan Ave., rooms 208, 612, 1118, and 1329
Columbus Drive Building, 280 S. Columbus Dr., room 235
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 1309
Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave., r ooms 250, 617, 618, and 1002
Sullivan Center, 36 S. Wabash Ave. room 1254
Jones Hall, 7 W. Madison, rooms 309 and 1502C
162 North State Street Residences, 162 North State St., r oom 404B
This Sunday, Oct 21st admissions is hosting National Portfolio Day in Columbus Drive. Rooms listed below will be UNAVAILABLE from 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 21. During this time, students will not have access to these rooms. Students should remove or store their work located in these rooms before 3:00 pm Saturday, October 20. If there is any work left in the rooms, it will be relocated.
015, 023, 030, 107, 110, 116, 117, 118, 119, Columbus Auditorium, 215, 216, 305, 306, 307, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317