Big Art Day 2017

Thursday April 13th, 9-1:30
Sharadin Art building, Room 120

Three Kutztown alumni return to campus to discuss their art and careers. Hosted by the Department of Art and Art History with support from the Association of Campus Events.

Schedule, Thursday April 13th
9-9:30 Coffee and Tea, College Blvd. Lobby
9:30- 12:00 Alumni Presentations and Panel Discussion, SH 120
12:15-1:30 Lunch and Awards

Rachel Heberling

BFA Printmaking, 2006
For almost 3 years, Rachel Heberling has worked as the Program Studio Manager for the Printmaking Center of New Jersey. In this multi-faceted role, she manages interns, classes, studio usage and maintenance while also developing education programming and promotional materials, and co-planning fundraisers and events. Rachel received her MFA in printmaking from The Ohio State University in Columbus in 2011. Previously, Rachel worked in Cincinnati, Ohio as an Assistant Client Manager in package design at Haney for Procter & Gamble accounts while also working as a printmaking instructor at Tiger Lily Press.

Brad Kunkle

BFA Painting, 2001
Brad Kunkle’s fine art career debuted with an exhibition in 2010 at Arcadia Contemporary in NYC. The exhibition sold out before the show’s opening night and was followed by a second sold-out exhibition two years later. Since then he has exhibited his work in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, London and Miami. His paintings have twice graced the cover of American Art Collector Magazine and have been published extensively online and in print in Hi-Fructose, American Arts Quarterly, Lapham’s Quarterly, Juxtapoz and Fine Arts Connoisseur. Brad Kunkle continues to be represented by Arcadia Contemporary in Los Angeles, and had a debut West Coast solo exhibition in November of 2016.

John D. Roberts

BFA Drawing, 1995
John D. Roberts is the co-founder of Amazon’s comiXology and a pioneer in digital comics. Prior to launching comiXology, John led Marvel’s first digital comics initiative, “dotComics,” in the early 2000s where he also created the precursors to today’s motion comics. John has over 20 years of experience in the tech field, working with such diverse group of companies as DC Comics, Disney, Pepsi, Pokémon, National Geographic, Touchstone, Nickelodeon and Lionsgate. Currently John works closely with leading and emerging comics creators in unique and innovative ways to continue innovating the digital comic experience.

Abigail DeVizia and Holly Mazzio recognized by Frederic and Eileen Monaghan Whitaker Foundation

Congratulations to Abigail DeVizia  who was  selected one of three recipients of the Frederic Whitaker and Eileen Monaghan Whitaker Foundation Scholarships for Spring 2017.

Congratulations also go out to Holly Mazzio who was selected one of the two recipients of our Spring 2017 Honorable Mention Commendations for a Frederic Whitaker and Eileen Monaghan Whitaker Foundation Scholarship.

Rebekkah Palov presents lectures in China

Summer 2016, Professor Rebekkah Palov (Time-Based / Experimental Media) presented her Lecture “Space and Sound, Hear and There”  at Northeast Normal University, College of Communication Science and at the New Media Institute. Jilin College of the Arts in Changchun, Jilin Province and at the Digital Media Arts Lecture Series, Central Academy of Fine Arts. Beijing.

Dr. Daniel Haxall presents papers in Europe

Dr. Daniel Haxall, Associate Professor of Art History, presented two international lectures this past summer. Both presentations were part of ongoing research about how contemporary artists represent social and political issues through sporting references. First, Dr. Haxall presented, “‘England Till I Die’: Nationhood, Soccer and Contemporary Art,” at the Association for the Study of Sport and the European Union 11th Annual Conference at CEU San Pablo University in Madrid, Spain, June 27-28. Then, he presented, “Visualizing the Global Game: The Politics of Soccer in Contemporary Art,” at the symposium, “The Beautiful Game: the Poetics and Aesthetics of Soccer in Transnational Perspective,” hosted by the University of Basel in Basel, Switzerland, June 30-July 2.

Time-Based / Experimental Media Weenie Roast and Screening – Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Located at the Golden Bear Plaza, 3-5:30pm.

Cookout and performances by Time-Based / Experimental Media students.

“An Exploration of Motion and Behavior” by Bre Carpenter and Brittany Kurtinecz – Atrium Lobby Gallery

April 25, 2016 – May 1, 2016.

Reception: April 28, 2016 at 6pm.

“It Will Never Happen Again” by Logan Hanning – Corner Gallery

April 22, 2016 – April 29, 2016.

Opening Reception: April 26, 2016 at 6pm.

Photo Studio I – VI: Sharadin Fine Arts Lobby Gallery

April 26, 2016

Freshman Foundations Exhibition – Atrium Lobby Gallery

April 13, 2016 – April 24, 2016

Reception: April 14, 2016 at 11am

Photography Artist in Residence Group Show – Fine Arts Lobby Gallery

April 11, 2016 – April 24, 2016

Emilie Breaux Haaf, Dylan Obser and Sean Roberts.