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Saturday Studios Exhibit

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Saturday Studios: Exhibit of Student Work

Exhibit: April 27 – May 2

Reception: Saturday, May 2, 11:30 am.

The Art Education department announces an exhibition of art by students in the Saturday Studios youth program, opening April 27th, and culminating with a reception on May 2nd.

Saturday Studios is an over 75 year-old tradition taught by undergraduate and graduate students of the Art Education program each semester. The classes are all taught on MassArt’s unique urban college campus, and are offered to students from elementary to high school ages. Teachers develop innovative curriculum highlighting 2 and 3-dimensional techniques, in studios including Middle and High School Painting, Comics, Art Explorations I and II, Fashion and Fibers, Middle School Sculpture, Mixed Media Sculpture, The Figure, Photography, 21st Century Drawing, and Animation. The program serves to give students a meaningful art making experience, and build the teaching repertoire of the student teachers.

The exhibition will be open to the public beginning Monday, April 27th 2015 from 10 AM to 6 PM in the Arnheim Gallery and the South Crackatorium Gallery, with a reception on Saturday, May 2rd at 11:30 AM. The gallery is located in South Hall, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA.

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Request for Proposals – Arnheim Gallery

Request for Proposals

Arnheim Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art & Design

 The Arnheim Gallery is accepting exhibition proposals for the fall semester of 2015.  The call is open to all MassArt students, staff, faculty and alumni working in any media. The deadline for proposals is Friday May 8, 2015 by 5:00 pm.

Proposals must align with the gallery’s mission statement: The Arnheim Gallery acts as a physical curriculum that furthers the mission and philosophy of the Art Education department. The gallery is a public venue to showcase the interfaces of art, education, and research. These interwoven contemporary practices provide opportunities for innovation in a gallery setting focused on teaching and learning in the visual arts.

Be sure to include:

–       All participating artists names and contact info, including email

–       Up to one page written proposal

–       Images of work (or plans for work) in jpeg format

–       Résumé (s)

Please email these items to noting ‘Arnheim Proposal’ in the subject line.  You can also mail them to:

Kyle Brock

Arnheim Gallery Coordinator

Art Education Department

Massachusetts College of Art & Design

621 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02115

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Free Film Screening & Panel Next Wednesday (10/22)


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CALL FOR ART: Pursuing Practice Exhibit at MAEA Conference

The MAEA conference this November is looking for Art Education student work from across Massachusetts! This is a great opportunity to contribute to our field and have professionals from around the area view your work.

The forms to sign up will be located in folders outside of all Art Ed studios. Fill out the forms, scan, attach form & images and e-mail to (we apologize for this archaic submission process). This is a juried exhibition and all submissions are due by THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 5PM. This is an official MAEA deadline and cannot be negotiated.

We are very excited for all of you to submit your work and represent the Preservice Art Educators of Massachusetts!

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Saturday Studios is Seeking a Media Admin Assistant


8:00 AM-12:45 PM each Saturday, except 7th until 4 PM).

Variable Pre-Saturday work is required to ready the equipment and process documentation.

Job Description

1. This position demands an organized, responsible person who exhibits excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Knowledge of or willingness and ability to learn about digital equipment is essential. Flexibility, humor, and detail-orientation required.

2. Check in with Studio Manager at the start of the semester on the status of the department’s technology. Also, read the manuals and familiarize yourself with the department’s equipment so that you feel comfortable and competent operating it and instructing others.

3. All equipment (video cameras, DVD players, cameras, tripods) checkout is handled by you to the appropriate studio teachers in their classrooms throughout the morning. Pick up the same equipment from classrooms at agreed-upon times and return it to the media closet by the end of the day. Assess the condition of returned equipment. Resolve problems with the studio teachers.

4. Studio teachers are responsible for all equipment while it is in their rooms. Doors need to be locked when the room is empty.

5. Record studio teachers in the classroom when requested by the teacher or supervisor. Keep a clear schedule of these upcoming events. Transfer video to DVD if needed.

6. Assist in classrooms, conduct assigned administrative tasks, gather attendance, supervise break time for students and, in general, help as needed each Saturday morning.

7. Assist in hanging the exhibition on the 7th Saturday of each semester from 12-4pm. Assist in dismantling the exhibition and putting away work on the 8th Saturday.

8. Advise Studio Manager about non-functional equipment throughout each semester.

9. Photograph and/or videotape throughout the semester. Load digital photos onto an accessible computer database. If needed create media presentations to exhibit on the 8th secure such presentations. Document opening day and student work.


If interested, please contact the Studio Manager, Kyle Brock at

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Welcome Back!

Welcome (or welcome back) to ArtEd for Fall 2014!

Your faculty and staff are excited by your return to campus this week! Here’s a little news to get you in the mood for the opening days.

Department Orientation is Wednesday, September 3, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM in our Arnheim Gallery.  Please come!   We host this for Sophomores, sure, but we’d like it to be a community opening for the upper-class-people, too — and for the faculty and staff. It’s our community gathering so please come out for it!

This year, the faculty will facilitate an interactive-fishbowl conversation about quality in art education. We’ll talk about some images both among ourselves and with you all. It’s a conversation without an answer, and we’re excited to start getting ideas on the table.

I’d also love to try an experiment of having volunteers draw documentation on large sheets of paper, capturing key words and images of concepts and threads of conversation as they occur. PLEASE volunteer to give this a try if it sounds like fun. We’re very interested in making our conversations visible and visual!

When we’ve finished with the conversation, we’ll meet in advisor groups, get information about studios from Kyle, and have pizza for lunch.

Please plan on coming. And please contact Lois Hetland, Department Chair, if you’re unable to come for any reason.

We have a few new faces among the faculty and staff, as well as two missing faces. So here’s the profile of the new faculty and staff of ArtEd.

Lois Hetland is department chair and also teaching two courses. Faculty  also include the familiar faces of Aimee Archambault (formerly DeBose), Beth Balliro, Jen Hall, Adriana Katzew, and Laura Reeder. Our adjunct faculty this fall includes Dave Ardito, Paul Briggs, John Crowe, Chandra Ortiz, Lyssa Palu-ay, and Kevin Townsend. We also have liaisons with the department of Academic Advising (Jessica Petriello), Liberal Arts (Marika Preziusio), and the Library (Greg Wallace). Be sure to introduce yourselves!

In other personnel news:
* A returning face is Maureen Kelly, who was on sabbatical last year and for the three years before that, served as interim Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. We’re thrilled to have her back in the department teaching with us again.
* Our Studio Manager, Kyle Brock, is now full-time in ArtEd — we’re feeling really lucky about that.
* Missing this year is Steve Locke, who is on sabbatical. Missing him already!
* Another missing face is Deborah Simmerman, who retired last spring after 32 years in the department. Also missing HER already!
*Our NEW department assistant is Cailee Mellen, whom I’ve asked to pen a few words to introduce herself below. But be sure to stop in and greet and get to know her — she’s a wonderful addition who’s helped us so much already! Welcome, Cailee.

We’re eager to hear about your summers, get reacquainted at Orientation on Wednesday, and start classes on Thursday! We’re planning some exciting events, too, so stay tuned for updates! Please make the department webpage your computer home page or remember to check in daily– we post lots of information here!
Department Chair

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