April 21, 2017

Talking about the Talking Cure with Melissa Stern

Last September WAM hosted artist Melissa Stern for the opening of her Target Studio for Creative Collaboration exhibition, The Talking Cure. I had the opportunity to sit down with Melissa during her visit and ask her some questions about her inspiration, her practice, and her works in the exhibition. Check out some highlights of the interview here….

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April 20, 2017

Imprints : Designers

Last night the Weisman Art Museum hosted one of our favorite annual WAM Collective events is our exhibition inspired garment design showcase. Developed in collaboration with the College of Design, the yearly showcase features runway-ready garments created by undergraduate design students from non-traditional materials. Each year the course takes on a different theme, inspired by one…

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April 18, 2017

Member Feature: Keith

Name: Keith Murphy Pronouns: He/Him/His Hometown: Glen Ellyn, IL College: College of Liberal Arts Major: BFA – Studio Art Minors: Psychology Campus Involvement: I’m involved on the campus in a lot of different ways. They mainly center around the Regis Center for Art. I’m the vice president of the Ceramics Collective, an active member of Bohemian Press, and I…

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April 13, 2017

Member Feature: Asia

Name: Asia Cruz Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Hometown: Shorewood, Wisconsin College: Carlson School of ManagementMajor: Marketing BSB Minors: Interdisciplinatry Design Campus Involvement: WAM Collective Events Officer 🙂 Why did you choose the U of M?  I needed a big city to contain my wacky thoughts, and the U felt like home the minute I arrived. I remember loving the “dinky” town, the…

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April 13, 2017

Imprints : Dancers

One of our favorite annual WAM Collective events is our exhibition inspired garment design showcase. Developed in collaboration with the College of Design, the yearly showcase features runway-ready garments created by undergraduate design students from non-traditional materials. Each year the course takes on a different theme, inspired by one of WAM’s featured exhibitions. This year the…

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April 12, 2017

WAM Coffee Break

Alta and Jesse Keller are coffee entrepreneurs, music enthusiasts, and overall neat people. They operate Coffee Cart MPLS, a mobile espresso bar that efficiently brews Dogwood coffee with a fun twist. This year WAM Collective asked Coffee Cart MPLS to bring lattes into the gallery as part of our January Open Mic Night event. The collaboration was…

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April 11, 2017

Sarah Super Answers ‘What Needs to be Said?’

The Target Studio for Creative Collaboration’s current exhibition The Talking Cure features an interactive art piece by artist-in-residence Rebecca Krinke titled What Needs to be Said? The work was inspired by Japanese tokonoma. The tokonoma is a raised alcove space often found in traditional Japanese architecture and used to comment, question, or illuminate aspects of…

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April 10, 2017

Radical Listening, Pt. 3

On Gallery Guards and Audience Engagement While examining Krinke’s work I find a certain restriction in observing the visitor’s interaction with the piece. In this post, I hope to examine the indirectly look at the interactions of the visitors through an altogether different source, the gallery guards. I hope to spotlight the effort of the…

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March 1, 2017

Radical Listening, Pt. 2

On Relational Aesthetics and Rebecca Krinke To avoid diving in head first into a topic, an often overlooked topic in art education, (I’ll owe you a box of Girl Scout cookies if your high school teachers mentioned relational aesthetics). I will synthesize the important components of major key works regarding participatory work and the transformation…

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