Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 6-8PM;
Courtyard In Partnership Gallery;
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Denver;
934 16th Street, Denver
Students participating in the summer course Scandinavian by Design had the opportunity to see and create work in Denmark this past summer. Innovative design in Denmark and all of Scandinavia is a highly valued part of daily life, persisting ingeniously in the most commonplace of conditions. Apparent in every facet of the culture—from print media to city planning, Scandinavian design culture and practice is dedicated to design that can improve the quality of life both locally and globally. It is design that addresses human needs and this summer CU Denver students had an opportunity to be part of the experience.
Students participating in the Interdisciplinary Art in Ireland program investigate site-specific art. Participants were encouraged to develop new methods of art making while exploring and interpreting the relationship between place and the creative process. Experimentation is encouraged as students work at the varied sites, reflecting on cultural practice, landscape, human presence, and social structure of the region. Documentation of artwork, drawing, writing, photography, performance, and film become daily practice for all on this studio intensive course. The four-week experience in Ireland was held at the Burren College of Art, which includes a 16th century castle and in nestled in the stunning Burren landscape on Ireland's Atlantic coast. The area is rich in ancient monuments including megalithic tombs, prehistoric burial mounds, Bronze and Iron Age forts, churches, graveyards, and medieval castles. Daily