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Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 3:30-4:30pm
Join us at the 2nd Floor Gallery to celebrate our first artist in resident, Mel Kolstad. She has been working with NHS students, staff, teachers and administration on various projects designed to infuse art into learning and collaboration. Alongside with facilitating these hands on activities she produced a body of work, which will be on exhibit at our 2nd Floor Gallery. Join us for our closing reception.
Another big week of happenings with the AIR program! This week Artist in Residence Mel Kolstad was able to see Dr. Michels’ students’ “Mind Maps” that were created in the African/Asian Studies classes during 1st, 2nd and 4th hours! As you can see, the students put a LOT of work into these pieces, and they turned out wonderfully! Thanks again so much to Dr. Michels for allowing Mel to visit his classes – what an enriching experience.
Mel spent some time in the IMC, where Ms. Gloede so generously invited her to take some of the discarded books from the library. She says she had a wonderful time looking through all the books, and took some for future projects! One of the pieces that she created includes some old cellophane tape that had yellowed, and she used that as the foundation for this piece. There is beauty in the mundane!
Mel also used her backpack press to create this 3-color letterpress print. In a true letterpress studio, the printer would use what’s called a lock-up to secure his or her blocks and cuts. It’s amazing what rubber bands can do in a pinch!