The Black Hawk College digital photography class was recently invited to the new photography studio of Ford and Brown. Joshua Ford and A.J. Brown are architectural still photographers by trade, applying that specific skill set to video and film production created at Ford and Brown. Joshua also runs Ford Photography and A.J. runs A.J. Brown Imaging. Working together or separately, these two photographers produce great work. They were gracious enough to take time from their work to give the class a tour of their new studio in downtown Moline. Joshua and A.J. shared some of their current and past works, as well as an insightful, open talk about their careers in photography. Be sure to check out the awesome work of Ford and Brown. A big thanks to Joshua and A.J. for allowing the whole class to hangout and for making us feel welcome.
It's that time of year again to submit your work for the student show in Art Space! Each student may submit up to three pieces total. All work should be exhibition ready (framed, matted, mounted, etc.) when turned in. Artworks are due by Thursday, April 13th at noon. Submit the work to the drawing room (4-131). All media and art forms are eligible (Photography, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Illustration, Digital Imagery, etc.). If you need assistance selecting works or preparing them for exhibition, contact your art faculty members. Please attach a tag to each of the pieces you are submitting (Label file can be downloaded below). Good luck!
We found out yesterday that the Art and Visual Communication programs will continue at BHC! While the faculty reductions will still take place, this is great news for current and future art students in the region. All of the art faculty worked very hard to formulate a plan that would allow the department to survive. We are grateful that the administration was willing to listen to our suggestions and find a way to make it work. I am confident that Zaiga Thorson and David Murray will work tirelessly to maintain the high quality of education we have had in our programs for so long. Thank you so much to everyone who signed petitions, attended the board meeting, wrote letters, and generally supported us during this challenging time. It means a great deal to all of us.
Image from Mr. Petersen's Digital Photography class (ART 213). Today's topic was using strobes for high speed photography.
BHC students and staff made a trip to DeKalb, Illinois to attend the 2017 Community College Exhibition hosted by Northern Illinois University’s School of Art and Design. The participating BHC student artists were
Nicole Davis, Eric Neels, Paul Lacefield, Jenna Vrombaut, Amber Dale, and Taylor Neyens (Honorable Mention Recipient). BHC staff artists were Kyle Petersen and Zaiga Thorson. The day trip included a tour of NIU’s art department, lunch, the art exhibition, and visiting with local artists. A great time was had by BHC students and staff spending an entire day immersed in the art scene of NIU.
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Wear black tomorrow to show your support for the Art Department at BHC! Please come out to support the BHC Art Department at the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, February 23rd at 6pm in Building 4 (conference rooms 1&2). Take a stand and show the Board of Trustees that "Art Matters."
Check out the work of two BHC art alumni in the Artspace Gallery in Building 4. Please join us for the reception and meet the artists! See ford-photo.com for more images!
Several BHC art students and faculty will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at Northern Illinois University. Please come out to support them at the reception on February 10th.
Participating Students and Faculty:
Kyle Petersen (Faculty)
Zaiga Thorson (Faculty)
If you are interested in the opportunity below, please contact Kyle Petersen (email@example.com) or another art faculty member. We need to provide a headcount by Wednesday morning.
We have student opportunity for this Thursday, February 2. Professor Linny Frickman (Colorado State University) is the curator of the exhibition Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present, and will be visiting the Figge Art Museum at the end of the week. She is interested in giving a presentation about the exhibition to college-aged students around 1:30 pm at the Figge. In this presentation, she will talk about the intersections of art and sport, as demonstrated by the artworks in the exhibition. Linny's research also crosses over to issues about racism and sexism in sport, and the topic may interest other departments beyond the arts. Her presentation is one that she has shared with college students before, and with great success.
Black Hawk College is a community college with campuses located in Moline, IL (Quad Cities) and Kewanee, IL.
Students majoring in art at Black Hawk can pursue an Associate's Degree in Visual Communication, Art or Fine Art, or a certificate in Art Technology.
ArtSpace is Black Hawk College’s art gallery. Located in the hallway of Building 4 of the Quad-Cities Campus, ArtSpace displays exhibits that rotate on a monthly basis.