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Correlation Matrix: Vida Sacic + David Wolske

MONDAY, AUGUST 22 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2016

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Correlation Matrix:
Vida Sacic + David Wolske

Events:
Thursday, September 8, 6:30pm, lecture by Vida Sacic
Thursday, October 15, 6:30pm, lecture by David Wolske

Vida Sacic (Chicago, IL) and David Wolske (Bloomington, IN) base their practice in the process of letterpress printing, often exploring the visual aspects of letter shapes as formal compositions. The results are dynamic and often abstract, from prints to collage to animation. Both Sacic and Wolske showcase the creative ways designers utilize type beyond didactic communication.

Vida Sacic was born in Croatia and moved to the Midwest as a high school exchange student following the wars in Yugoslavia. She received a BA in Graphic Design from Marian University (Indianapolis, IN), and an MFA in Graphic Design from Indiana University Bloomington. Her work has been seen in several national and international exhibitions and was published in For the Love of Letterpress: a Printing Handbook for Instructors and Students (Martha Chiplis and Cathie Ruggie Saunders, Bloomsbury, 2013) and Fingerprint No. 2: The Evolution of Handmade Elements in Graphic Design (Joshua C. Chen, HOW Books, 2011). Sacic is currently Assistant Professor of Art at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. vidasacic.com/

David Wolske received a BA in Studio Art from Marian University (Indianapolis, IN) and an MFA in Graphic Design from Indian University Bloomington. He has shown his work, lectured and taught workshops nationally and internationally. Wolske is well known for his ability to intersect handset wood and metal type with digital technologies as mediums for creative, non-commercial printmaking. He is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Indiana University Bloomington. david-wolske.com

A full color, fully illustrated catalogue is available in the museum, with an essay by designer and writer Martha Chiplis and designed by Edwin Robert Carter. This exhibition is curated by designer and former NMU Assistant Professor of Graphic Communications, Shravan Rajagopal.

The exhibition also features a capsule show of posters from Hatch Show Print (Nashville, TN) and Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum (Two Rivers, WI) both well known for their contributions to preserving and promoting letterpress printing.

Vida Sacic, Electric Biology #48, 2014, Letterpress, image courtesy of the artist

American Quilt Study Group: 2014

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016

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American Quilt Study Group: 2014
Study of Civil War Quilts, 1850-1865

This traveling exhibit features twenty-five quilts made by members of the American Quilt Study Group. Each year the group responds to a theme and each participant selects an exisiting antique quilt for research and inspiration. Sourced from family heirlooms and museum collections, the selected quilt must be recognizable from the period regardless of the techniques used. Each participant then determines their own construction methods based upon information gathered about the original quilt. The 2014 group chose quilts from the time leading up to and during the American Civil War. The quilts were displayed at the AQSG Seminar in Milwaukee, where three AQSG members selected the quilts for this traveling exhibition.

Joy Swartz, Lucy Belle Clouse, 2014, Quilted Fabric. Image courtesy of AQSG

NMU Fall 2016 Senior Exhibition

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016

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NMU Fall 2016 Senior Exhibition

Graduating seniors present their work from all areas of the School of Art and Design including ceramics, computer art, drawing / painting, electronic imaging, furniture design, graphic communication, human centered design, illustration, jewelry / metals / blacksmithing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and woodworking.

NMU Faculty Biennial

MONDAY, JANUARY 16 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017

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NMU Fall 2016 Senior Exhibition

The Faculty Biennial Exhibition is a celebration of the creativity found within the NMU School of Art & Design. Highlighting creative achievements in all medias and concentrations, this exhibition gives the NMU and broader community the opportunity to see the talent within the School firsthand.