Monday, September 28, 2009

Lauren Kalman featured in American Craft and Exhibition Opening

Lauren Kalman, OSU alumni artist featured with cover image and article written by Gabriel Craig in American Craft.

Lauren is exhibiting Blooms, Efflorescence and Other Dermatological Embellishments at the University Gallery at UMass Lowell, October 5th - 30th
Opening Reception and Artist Talk October 7th, 3-5pm

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


VITALforms \\\ *Office of Collective Play

VITALforms is a collective comprised of Cassandra Troyan and Nicole Langille. On September 26 they float through the sky in a hot-air balloon in an act that utilizes collected texts, poems, letters and improvised speech to make an amplified conversation between two bodies. Situated in close proximity to each other in the balloon basket and at a distance with viewers positioned on the ground, this action examines the vulnerability inherent in speaking, the ways we communicate emotion, and the disconnections made between us--no matter how close or far apart from one another.

Viewers on the ground choose to continue in the conversation as they chase (or not) VITALforms, negotiating with the limitations of moving across the earth’s surface in opposition to the drifting words and unrestricted motion of the two bodies in the hot-air balloon basket, apart together.

JOIN US! Meet on Saturday, September 26 at 4:30 p.m. on the quad on CCAD’s campus, corner of Cleveland Ave. and E. Gay St. The balloon departs at 5:30 p.m. from an undisclosed location. (RAIN DATE: September 27. Same plan.)