Upcoming Events and Exhibitions in March and April 2011
March 21, 2011 – Architecture Lecture: ”Plain Space.” The Harwell Hamilton Harris Endowed Lecture by John Pawson of John Pawson Ltd., London. beginning at 6 p.m. in Burns Auditorium.
For John Pawson, the process of making architecture always comes back to ideas about home. For him, architecture is about how we choose to live and how we look to architecture to support these choices. His priority is the creation of space which feels comfortable to be in. ‘I think’, he has said, ‘we have to get away from the idea of minimalism as a style and instead understand it as a way of thinking about space – its proportions, surfaces and the fall of light’. Over 30 years of practice, this has been his consistent approach, whether a commission is for a house, a store, a bridge, an airport lounge or a monastery, making places where we feel, in the most profound sense of the phrase, at home.
In this lecture, Pawson will talk about the realities of making ‘plain space’ at a range of scales and in a variety of contexts, from a house in a wheat field in Sweden, to a Cistercian monastery in Bohemia, which is currently home to a community of 22 monks. As well as examining the intellectual context of the work, he will explain a little of the design process, reflect on the critical nature of the client dialogue and track the progress of work on site. He will also discuss the issue of sustainability in architecture, drawing on the examples of a family home currently under construction in the north of Italy and an installation shown in Milan last year, built entirely from recycled stone scrap.
March 24 – April 4, 2011 – Fibers Exhibition: In conjunction with the current exhibitions and Trace Evidence symposium at the Gregg Museum, faculty and advanced fibers students in the College of Design will have exhibitions of current work.
March 24, 2011 – Opening reception for the Fibers Exhibition beginning at 5 p.m. in Brooks Hall
April 1, 2011 - Art + Design Lecture with Tim Matney. Two lectures will take place in Burns Auditorium.
Lecture 1: Professional Practice 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
This lecture will focus on professional practices in visual effects. It will give an overview of getting a job in visual effects and advice on planning your career path.
Lecture 2: Matte Painting/ VFX Lecture 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This lecture will ive an introduction to matte painting and workflow within a VFX studio by discussing the how a shot in a feature film goes from script to final print and arrives at your local theater.
Tim Matney has 15 years of experience working in visual effects from games to feature films. He is a 3D generalist that specializes in digital matte painting. He has worked with several visual effects studio including Psyop, Imaginary Forces, Motion Theory, Digital Domain, and Rhythm and Hues. He has also worked in production on a range of feature films including Benjamin Button, Quantum of Solace, The Transformers, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
April 2 – 3, 2011 – Matte Painting Workshop with Tim Matney (Registration required / email firstname.lastname@example.org to register) from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Advanced Media Lab
On Saturday and Sunday, Matney will be directing a 2-day intensive digital matte painting workshop. In this workshop he will be doing live demonstrations. This workshop is specifically for students who have had digital painting experience in Adobe Photoshop and have proficiency in After Effects. Students will be working on a production schedule to complete a matte painting and incorporate it into a moving HD shot. Spaces are limited. Please contact Professor McArthur Freeman, II at email@example.com to register.
April 4, 2011 – Architecture Lecture and Book signing with Katrina Stoll beginning at 6 p.m. in Burns Auditorium.
College of Design Teaching Fellow Katrina Stoll presents “Infrastructure as Architecture.” Following the lecture she will sign copies of her book by the same name.
April 6, 2011 – Architecture Lecture with Professor Kay Bea Jones of the School of Architecture at Ohio State University. Jones will be speaking on the topic of “Collaborative Affordable Housing and Urban Design Projects: Fast-Food Mecca to Garden-City: the Case of Columbus Ohio.” Lecture begins at 6 p.m. in Brooks 320.
April 7, 2011 – Panel Discussion at the Gregg Museum at 6 p.m. including Design alums/students Branan Hackney, Eleanor Hoffman, and Sarah Lytvinenko. The panel will explore how Art to Wear has influenced the participants’ education and their work as designers, as well as how it transformed over the years.
April 8, 2011 – Mentoring Mania, On Friday, April 8, 2011, several members of the College of Design’s Leaders Council will be visiting the college to offer career advice to design students in a variety of disciplines. Deadline for students to sign up will be at noon on Monday, April 4, 2011. To register for the event visit: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Spring2011StudentRegistrationLeadersCouncilProgram
April 9, 2011 – 14th Annual Design Guild Award Dinner honoring this year’s recipient William Ivey Long at the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham beginning at 6:30 p.m.
April 11, 2011 – Landscape Architecture Lecture with Mark Hough beginning at 6 p.m. in Burns Auditorium on “Sustaining the Cultural Landscape.”
Mark Hough has focused his research over the past several years on understanding the ways in which current issues, trends and realities are affecting the evolution of cultural landscapes. Often historic, these landscapes face distinct challenges toward retaining their unique heritage while also remaining relevant contemporary places. With examples from his research and his work for both Central Park in New York City and the Olmsted Brothers-designed Duke University campus, Mark will explore the importance of landscape stewardship and the need to strike a critical balance between respecting the past, responding to the present, and anticipating the future of these important places.
April 12, 2011 - 10th Annual Art to Wear Show beginning at 7 p.m. in Reynold’s Coliseum.
April 18, 2011 – Architecture Lecture with Rocio Romero at 6 p.m. in Burns Auditorium.
April 20, 2011 – Principals’ Principles event hosted by AIGA Raleigh. The event will be a public panel discussion that’s going to answer questions about design and business from local design and advertising community. To register visit: http://principalsprinciples.eventbrite.com Event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Burns Auditorium.
April 29, 2011 - Contemporary Art Museum Celebration beginning at 7 p.m. at CAM. Details to come…
April 30, 2011 – Contemporary Art Museum Grand Opening at 11:30 a.m. at CAM. Details to come…