SMC’s Moreau Art Galleries display student artwork

first_imgStarting this week and extending through finals week, the Saint Mary’s Moreau Art Galleries will display a rotating exhibit of student work from the Department of Art’s Video, Advanced Painting and Drawing I classes.Professor of Art Ian Weaver said in an email, “Rather than have the gallery empty for the final month of the semester, myself and Professor [Julie] Tourtillotte decided to use the space to install the final works from our courses.“My students also have the required research they have done along with their work; it has been placed on the pedestals next to the work.”Tourtillotte, the instructor for this display, said in an email that the videos on display from the Department of Film Studies “are highlights from this semester’s work in ART 224 Video Art. The students in this course learn about camera use, lighting, audio and editing with Final Cut Pro.“The video exhibitions in Hammes Gallery will change over this Thursday to the students’ final project for this semester — two collaborative video installations titled, ‘There/Not There’ and ‘Nature Studies: Earth, Air, Fire, Water,’ she said. “These installations will remain on exhibit through next Thursday, Dec. 17.”Brigid Feasel, a junior with a double concentration in Studio and Art History and an emphasis in painting and writing is one of the art students whose work will appear in the exhibit. “My pieces are very detail-oriented and I like creating narratives within them, but I also don’t like taking things too seriously, so I like to add elements of humor to lighten up the scene,” Feasel said in an email. “My pieces in Moreau right now are made to essentially evoke the Romantic Landscape awe and introspective thoughts that are brought about when being exposed to the vastness of nature, but this isn’t a person’s journey, it’s a cow’s journey (where the humor comes in).“I’m still trying to figure out my own artistic aesthetic at this point, but I know I want to incorporate humor and narratives into my future work. The subjects, I guess, will come from inspiration somewhere or from my own imagination,” Feasel said.As an art major at Saint Mary’s, Feasel said she knows her professors will help her form her own style and push her artistic limits. Alexandra Pittel, a junior whose work is also displayed in the gallery, said in an email, “My work reflects my commitment to detail though the technical application as well as conceptual aspects of my research. Later in the semester, I started to think of this set of paintings as a Phenomenological progression with a cast of characters. My hope is that the viewer is able to engage with the pieces as a documentation of my reality, that they can interpret in a way that is meaningful to their own spiritual and physical consciousness. “The interdisciplinary approach that allows my work to be multi layered is very much fostered by the liberal arts environment here at Saint Mary’s and my wonderful professors.”Tags: Moreau Art Galleries, student artworklast_img read more

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ADA litigation update: One down, more to go

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Last Friday, a federal judge in Virginia granted a credit union’s motion to dismiss in a lawsuit alleging the credit union’s website was not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The ruling represents a big initial victory for credit unions facing growing litigation threats over unclear website accessibility requirements under the ADA.The ShakedownCredit unions nationwide have faced a tide of lawsuits and demand letters over the past year relative to the ADA.  Currently, the ADA and the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) implementing regulations are silent on website accessibility standards, and the DOJ recently removed an earlier initiative from its rulemaking agenda and withdrew two advanced notices of proposed rulemaking on the subject.  See, 82 Fed. Reg. 60932 (Dec. 26, 2017).  Ambiguities in the law have spawned a new cottage industry for opportunistic plaintiffs’ attorneys looking to make a quick dollar off the backs of credit unions and other well-intentioned entities.  Generally the shakedown goes something like this:  lawyers send multiple, identical demand letters alleging ADA website violations to credit unions, banks, and other entities throughout a targeted state on behalf of one unnamed, repeat complainant, then settle for several thousand dollars per case. If the case doesn’t settle, the lawyers file suit.Some credit unions are making the business decision to settle, but others have decided to fight the charges in federal court. continue reading »last_img read more

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Premier League record appearance holder retires

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ English Premier League record appearance holder Gareth Barry has ended his playing career at the age of 39, British media reported on Thursday.Midfielder Barry made 653 appearances in lengthy spells with Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton, scoring 53 goals. He also made 53 appearances for England.After almost a decade at Aston Villa he joined Manchester City in 2009 and was part of the side that won the Premier League title in 2012.Barry played a handful of games for West Bromwich Albion in last season’s Championship promotion-winning campaign.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Aston VillaEvertonGareth BarryManchester CityPremier LeagueRetiresWest Bromwich Albionlast_img read more

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