Thursday, December 18, 2008

A post worth reading

Portland Studios' blog has some excellent thoughts. Sift through older articles too. This most recent one is a gem: Ingmar Bergman on art and faith.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

IAM's website redesigned!

International Arts Movement

In other news, I recently contacted an artist who had her MFA Thesis exhibition in Rutledge my freshman year. Her name is Kata Billups and her thesis was titled, "Let Jesus Out of the Box: The Case for an Emotional Jesus."
I have been looking for her for a while and finally found her on Ebay of all places. Her thesis is there.

You just can't get some images out of your mind.

"Jesus Put on a "Fat Suit" in order to Deflect the Mocking from the Fat Girl.
Kata Billups
acrylic on canvas
30" x 42"
The setting for this painting is the "School of Beauty Culture" across the street from Winthrop University.
The models were photographed on location, and I worked from my own photographs."

I've been emailing back and forth with her, told her about IAM, and will try to show you more of her pieces.

Friday, October 17, 2008

new things

Stumble upon this with me:)

Neil Gaiman

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A New Academic Year.

Coffee & Crayons IV - Our first gathering for the year.

Friday Arts Project at Winthrop Convocation.

Brochure designed by Romo with photo by Cameron.

08-09 planning session via Skype with Cameron in China.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tribeca Summer Arts Project 2008

Brandi discussing her work at the ReHumaniz exhibition

Carlee at her NYC opening.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

IAM Encounter 2008

On the Street

With John Hendrix, illustrator.

With IAM founder Makoto Fujimura.


At the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Musician Rob Mathes, Actor & Orator Nigel Goodwin, and Writer Dick Staub.

Sketchbooks & Journals being filled.

On the Subway (Courtney)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Ex Morte Vita

In February 2007, we held our first themed exhibition. Ex Morte Vita means Life from Death. We collaboratively explored ideas of redemption and rebirth for 3 weeks before opening our show to the public. We were elated by the audience (at least 250 people...) For us, it was a milestone. In a short time, with limited resources, we were able to pull together a show with about 30 pieces. Also, we were able to create a common space where artists and non-artists, skeptics and believers could interact and have dialogue about goodness, truth, and beauty.

This is where most everything we do starts - around coffee.
Poster designed by Brandon & Stephen.

Jared sketching for his piece.

Coffee & Crayons - which became an all nighter getting ready for the show.

Matt has been our distant supporter and mentor from the start. He and his sister drove up all the way from Florida to help and see the show.

The Loading Dock Gallery - folks busy hanging the exhibition

Some of our crowd of 250 + (photo by Megan Parker)

Katie playing for the crowd (photo by Megan Parker)

Adam Bomb (Jake Page)

When the Sea Shall Give Up Her Dead (Stephen)

Nothingness Was My Very Food (Courtney and Brandon)

(photo by Megan Parker)

The Artists of Ex Morte Vita