Our Mission:

FRCC Museum & Gallery Studies
Fourth Annual Exhibition

Exploring the evolving definition of sculpture
through objects, conceptual ideas and social media

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ten Days & Counting

Front Range Community College is closed for Thanksgiving Break. However, our on-site exhibit at the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art opens in ten days and there is still quite a lot to do in order to prepare the space and promote the event. So today a few of the Museum/ Gallery Studies participants met at the museum.

Curtains were created  for the space, the last interview for our brochure was conducted and Rachael Browning began installing her piece for the exhibit while participants assisted. From home Flickr sets were pieced together in order to document the process we've gone through, e-mails were gathered, images sifted through to strengthen our online presence and loads of twittering took place! Quite a lot to do and yet we are truly grateful for all the support we've garnered from both our local and online communities which are great sources of encouragement. We appreciate you all, there is a lot to be thankful for this year!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

John Baldessari Sends His Best Wishes:

The Initial Inquiry

Dear Mr. Baldessari,

My name is Kathy Webb, a participant of Front Range Community College’s Museum & Gallery Studies Program, exploring the evolving definition of sculpture using objects, conceptual ideas, and social media. I am completing an independent study in art criticism and theory and would like to invite you to comment on our collective project Object, No Object: Sculpture of Ideas. We are not only curating concurrent on-line and site/time specific exhibits but also hopefully facilitating a public dialogue about the very nature of contemporary art, it's direction, and the commentary it makes on a digitally enhanced, hyper-modern society

I am particularly interested in the developing discourse of what drives interest, audience and the artist. Which is more important the product (object) or the recognition of the process (non-object)? This very question, I believe, is the crux of where the current debate sits among artists, critics and academics alike.

I would like to ask you what you believe are the most significant changes to occur in art in the last 100 years and how the audiences’ appreciation has also changed.

I sincerely appreciate your time & consideration.

Best,

Kathy Webb
FRCC Museum & Gallery Studies
http://be-art-smart.blogspot.com/

The Response

Dear Kat(hy),

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. John was back for a very short time before he had to travel again to new york and miami. I'm sorry but he will not be able to comment on your project because of his overwhelming travel and exhibition schedule. He sends he best wishes for your project.

Kind regards,

Shelly

Monday, November 15, 2010

Prepping the Space:

On Friday November 12th the participants in FRCC's Museum & Gallery Studies program began prepped the area in which we've been meeting; this same space will become our exhibition gallery at the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art on December 3, 2010.

Today artist Sarah Vaeth began her installation and we invite our audience to visit our Facebook page to see how this work progresses over the next few weeks.

Sarah Vaeth Begins:

Gridding Off The Wall

Materials
Mapping Out the Design

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art

The Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art  is hosting our exhibit First Friday from      12 noon- 9pm
December 3, 2010.

FCMoCA is located in Old Town Fort Collins at 201 South College Avenue.

For more information please call 970.482.2787

Monday, November 8, 2010