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Professor Laurie Alpert completed a very productive semester sabbatical in the fall of 2014. She began by taking a workshop at the Fuller Craft Museum called "Joomchi". This is a traditional Korean way of making textured and sculptural forms by using strong rice papers. At the time, her artist's books and works on paper were becoming more sculptural and the workshop introduced her to a new way of working with paper. Jiyoung Chung, the instructor, was extremely impressed with her work, and has since invited her to be in an exhibit at the New Bedford Art Museum in May. Soon after, she discovered that the Center for Book Arts in New York was offering a workshop called "Sculptural Book: Architecture in Mind". This was also very inspiring and she learned to make 5 sculptural book forms. She has since been integrating them into her work along with the Joomchi process.
In October, Laurie was invited to speak and present her work at Arizona State University in Tempe. She presented her work to graduate and undergraduate students, was taken on a tour and had lunch with the professors and students from the Artists' Books and Printmaking Departments.
In November, Laurie did a 2-week residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. This was the 5th fellowship that she has received at VSC. She has a strong connection to the Center and finds that the uninterrupted time in the studio, with no distraction for an extended period of time is a gift. VSC has a very prestigious residency program for artists and writers.
Laurie has 3 shows coming up in May of 2015. She will have a solo show at the Bromfield Gallery in Boston, and will also have work at the Duxbury Art Complex and the New Bedford Art Museum. For more infomation, visit www.lauriealpert.com.
Professor Iris Kumar presented 'Prints, Drawings, and Mixed Media' at Curry College's art exhibit space in the Student Center Quiet Study Lounge in the fall of 2014/winter of 2015.
Professor Efram Burk's book, Clever Fresno Girl, The Travel Writings of Marguerite Thompson Zorach, 1908-1915 (University of Delaware Press, ISBN: 978-0-87413-035-5). It is available through the University of Delaware website www2.lib.udel.edu/udpress/cleverfresno.htm and via Amazon.com.
In celebration of the arts, the 'Geometric Eye,' public art in the form of sculpture was recently installed in Westhaver Park, outside of the Curry College Student Center. 'Geometric Eye' is a stainless steel and granite sculpture designed to reflect light, and may look different each time a viewer looks at it.
The Curry Arts Journal enlivens artistic expression at Curry in publishing an appealing, professional edition of student writing and artwork each year and in sponsoring workshops, readings, and coffeehouses that celebrate student voices each semester.