Friday, November 11, 2011

Contemporary Artists Index

Cleveland Institute of Art's Contemporary Artists Index lists exhibition catalog titles of different contemporary artists or artists groups. You can search by artist, artist groups, museum name that published the catalog or the year the catalog was printed.

The call numbers are for the Cleveland Institute of Art's Gund Library so you probably want to check the Alkek Library Catalog to see if we have the book at our library and to make sure you get the correct call number for Alkek Library so you can find the book on the shelf!

Thanks to Cristine Rom, Library Director for the Gund Library: A Library for Visual Artists at The Cleveland Institute of Art for her permission to link to the Contemporary Artists Index.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New RSS Feed for Art & Design Titles!

You can now subscribe to an RSS feed of new Art & Design titles to see what has been most recently added to Alkek Library's collection. I will also add the feed to the right on the blog so you can always see the latest 4 additions.

Here is the page with all new title feeds, in case you are interested in viewing or subscribing to RSS feeds in other subject areas.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 10, 2011

CALL FOR ART! @ San Marcos Walker's Gallery

Click on the image of the flyer to see and read it larger!

For further information or questions:

Friday, September 9, 2011

Visiting Artist Harrell Fletcher, Tour & Lecture, 9/13 & 9/14

Happy fall semester!

Faculty Erina Duganne and Jason Reed, from the School of Art & Design, are hosting visiting artist Harrell Fletcher next week on Tuesday September 13th and Wednesday September 14th.

10 selected Art & Design students have arranged a tour of places on campus or within the San Marcos community as part of a social practice assignment given to them in advance by Fletcher. For each location on the tour, the students found someone who works there who will give a short talk about the site and the work that she/he does there.

The places on the tour, the person talking, and the times are listed on the image to the right. The image below the list is a map of the places on the tour Tuesday, 9/13.

The places on the tour are also listed here:
  1. The Wittllff Collections
    9:00AM - 7th FLoor Alkek Library
    with Alberto Mendiola
  2. Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos
    9:45AM - 211 Lee Street
    with Gloria Salazar
  3. San Marcos Bike Project/Wreck Center
    10:15AM - 155 South LBJ
    with Grady Roper
  4. The Calaboose
    The Johnnie Armstead African American History Museum

    11:15AM - 200 Martin Luther King
    with Albert Armstead
  5. Hill Country Humidor
    11:45AM - 122 N LBJ Dr.
    with Rob Robinson

Fletcher's lecture about his socially engaged collaborative art making projects in Professor Erina Duganne's History of Photography class, will take place on Wednesday, 9/14 in JCM 2121 from 11-12:20pm.

You can read Harrell Fletcher's bio on his website.

Please let others on campus or in the San Marcos community know about these events if you think they would be interested. Anyone is welcome to attend!

If you have any questions, you can contact Erina Duganne
If you are one of the students involved in this project, please comment here and let us know more about what you did!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Art Under the Sea

So beautiful I had to share:

Drowning Beautiful

At least it looks cool under the sea :)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Very Mysterious Smithsonian Article About Possible Velázquez Painting

A Velázquez in the Cellar?

Paragraph 6 on page 3 is especially curious. Where did Capt. Charles Hervey Townshend get the painting and why is the angel's head cut off? Why do they not tell us more about the provenance of the painting? I guess it is to be continued...

I can't wait to hear more!

More photos from the article

Monday, May 16, 2011

Brian Dettmer's Amazing Carved Book Sculptures!

Wow this artist really makes some amazing book sculptures. If you do something like this please let me know! I can post your work too if you want. Also, the library is often weeding books and indexes so if you want any of them for making book sculptures, please contact me.

Smithsonian Article talks about Myanmar's Young Artists and Activists

Myanmar's Young Artists and Activists

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Art Tonight in San Marcos, Friday April 15th!


Two art shows in one night in San Marcos. One at Soda Tooth Contemporary, a Texas State student supported art gallery featuring the art of Harrison Huggler, Natalie Jones, Owen Drysdale, and Jacob Spacek.

Then right down the street at
Wake the Dead Coffee House there will be live music and art by Nathan Popp, Angie Ramirez, and Jody Cross.

All the fun starts at 7pm and goes until 10pm. See more info on the Facebook event page.

1428 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, TX

See you there!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Three Photo Links

I wanted to share three photography related links with you all.

2011 SXSW Found Type Photowalk
  • A downtown Austin photowalk for photographers, photo, architecture, and typography enthusiasts. Planned for the first Sunday of the week of SXSW 2011, that is Sunday, March 13th, 2011 at 10AM. Meeting at the lobby of the Hilton Austin. See more info if you scroll down below the photos on the link above.
The Focus Project
  • A photo competition that looks dreamy. :)
Notes On Photographs
  • Description from the website: "Established by George Eastman House in 2006, Notes On Photographs is a tool for communication among students, historians, collectors, curators, conservators, archivists, practitioners, and the interested public. The site is an international forum for gathering information that enhances the communal understanding of the photographic print."
Have a great weekend and put some art in it!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Google Art Project - Wow!

The Google Art Project has been announced for about a week now and I am sure many of you have already seen it. But I just had to blog about it. What a fascinating tool! You can take virtual tours of museums all over the world and see art works in them. You can walk through the doorways into the different rooms and hallways of the museums and rotate 360 degrees! You can also view a slideshow of some of the works of art contained in the museum you are "attending." Many of the art works in the slideshow version are in extremely high resolution and allow you to zoom in for tiny details.

For a more critical description see the New York Times article, "The Work of Art in the Age of Google" about the Google Art Project.

And just to see if anybody's out there...what famous essay is the title of the New York Times article referencing? I know a lot of you had to read it in an art history class!

Ciao for now - Tara

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New Art & Design Research Guide Look!

Hello Art & Design Inforama fans! Just wanted to share with you that Alkek Library is moving our research guides over to a new software called LibGuides that looks much better. So take a look at the new and improved Art & Design Research Guide. And please, as always, if you have any suggestions of info to add to the Art & Design Research Guide or that you want to see on my blog, please let me know. I would be happy to make either of these resources more useful to you.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy New Year! ARTstor tips and tools!

Happy new year and welcome back! Lots to catch you up on!

ARTstor has a few new nifty tips and tools. They now have ARTstor mobile accessible from iPhones, iPads, or the iPod Touch. Features of the mobile version include searching images by keyword and viewing in list form with options of tapping to enlarge or rotate, or open info about the image. You can also view saved image groups but the coolest addition is the flashcard view which will let you see the image and then flip if over to see the info about it. You can use this like a flashcard to study for exams! See more about about ARTstor Mobile.

Another feature useful for exam prepping, is printing entire saved image groups. ARTstor will print saved image groups in list form with large thumbnails and the associated info for each image, making it easy to use as a study handout. You can also save this printable handout as a web page by saving as an HTML file from your browser. See it on ARTstor's news.

To see how to create an ARTstor account, save image groups, and do many other useful things as a Texas State student, faculty, or staff, see my other ARTstor posts on Art & Design Inforama or view my tutorial Creating URls and Power Points from ARTstor Image Groups.

If you would like me to give an ARTstor workshop, please email me, Tara, or leave a comment here. I am trying to gauge interest.

More new posts to come!