Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘University of Hartford’

Yes, it’s true…

I’ve officially graduated. Here’s some studio shots:

BEFORE

AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER

All emptied out for the next year’s Painting&Drawing majors. Speaking of “emptied out”…

Portfolio Website Homepage

I have given into deviantART’s Portfolio and made a website for my Hair Monster. A lot of images on there are temporary, but it’s a decent beginning. The only issues I have with this template is its limitations on text and images, but otherwise it’s a nice, easy, and clean start. At least it’s an upgrade from cramming everything in the corner of this blog. Of course, I’ve added a “Back to the Website” menu at the top corner since all 500 of my business cards refers back to this blog. I’m not gonna trash and revise these cards for the sake of one line. If people like my work enough, they’ll check the link regardless of what it’s called. The portfolio site just enhances the viewing experience.

Hopefully, I can be a little more active with my blogging. I’m currently thinking of moving my neglected sketchblog somewhere else as well. Still unsure where though. Anyways, I guess that’s it for now.

-aKino

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Hells, YES! we had a full house at our show opening! Our show was pretty bitchin’. I’d say we’ve made a great start for the Hartford Art School (HAS) senior shows. Yes, I’m totally bragging my butt off. Our show took place at University of Hartford’s Joseloff Gallery. It was a great space for Painting & Drawing to collaborate with Sculpture.

works seen here: Stass Shpanin (large paintings) and Jocelyn Rosenberg (sculpture on ground)

seen here: Christine Gaston (floating sculpture) and Beena Azeem (paintings)

on the left: Margaret "Maggie" Vaughn

here: Vicky Healy (sculpture), Alyssa Nett (paintings behind sculpture), and Patrick Fernald (right)

Note: photos were taken before the place got packed. For a clearer view of the exhibit, check out the gallery’s facebook page. They even have installation photos too.

There are 13 Painting & Drawing majors and 4 Sculpture majors. Since there are not only many of us but also many of us that work big, we had to do a jurying. I managed to get 4 pieces in. Basically, all my recent large works and a study I didn’t care for, but got in anyways. I promise I’ll upload portfolio images later.

me and the boyfriend. ♥

OH-EM-GHEE, people are actually looking at my work! Seriously, it’s great to see my work get some attention outside of class. It tells me I’m going the right direction with my work.

bonus shot: random cookie platter b/c my boyfriend was the photographer and he obviously had food on his mind. Links to my studio buddies, who has a website: Stass Shpanin, Jessica Fallis, and Beena Azeem.

…and that is all!

-aKino

Read Full Post »

Hey y’all~

MORE PHOTOS TO COME! Here’s a quick update with our group photo. That’s almost all of us!

everybody HAPPY!

We had a full house at one point! Not one section of the gallery was empty. Man, that night was EPIC. Ok, back to class.

-aKino

Read Full Post »

Hey y’all~

I realized this semester will be my last… my god, I’m graduating? already? Ahhh, there’s never enough time. Since I won’t have a good studio space like this one after I graduate, I figured I’d post a few pictures of my studio space in the Painting & Drawing Department at the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School. I’m really gonna miss this space and my studio buddies…

Bird’s-eye view of my space. I borrowed a ladder from administration so I could work on large drawings  safely. There was a still in our studio with a really loose leg. Without looking, I climbed up to work on my drawing—and CRASH! Ohhh, one of many art school injuries. At least I have no permanent scars.

Close-ups of my tools of trade and a sneak peek at my current projects. It doesn’t look like much, but I swear I’ll make more as the semester starts brewing. I already learned so much more after a week of class! They complete me since they’re everything I’ve been dying to expand upon. Oh, if anyone noticed, that’s a bunny hand puppet next to my backpack. I call it the “Jaclyn (professor) Harassment Bunny” (like the “Sexual Harassment Panda” in SouthPark). It’s an inside joke.

I had fun with the ladder and decided to mark our half of the department. Since our department divided into two groups into two studios, we made team names. We’re the “Skinny Walrus” versus the “Fat Manatees” (I’m pretty sure they’re bong names for some reason).

our friend Beena Azeem made the “Skinny Walrus” logo/mascot collaging images found online. Unfortunately, I don’t know who the original illustrator is, but apparently, it’s a walrus in skinny jeans.

We should take a group picture of HAS Painting & Drawing 2012, but for now, back to work! Senior show deadline will haunt me before I know it.

-aKino

Read Full Post »