QVCC’S SPIROL Art Gallery to Exhibit Flypaper by Douglas Degges and Sarah Phyllis Smith Until February 25

FLYPAPER – DOUGLAS DEGGES | SARAH PHYLLIS SMITH

On view from January 31st – February 25th
Closing reception February 22n from 6-7:30pm

Flypaper by Douglas Degges and Sarah Phyllis SmithFlypaper is an ongoing collaborative project by artists Douglas Degges and Sarah Phyllis Smith. The work explores relationships to land and landscape through the pairing and layering of text and image. At a time when we have immediate access to anything, from sourcing information on the internet to our ability to capture, store, and share images at a moment’s notice, analogue processes seem well poised for critically engaging newer forms of visual expression. This collaborative project is not only a celebration of the corporeal or material world but also a reflection on the speed at which images are produced and consumed. Image-making is approached as an intuitive and physical thinking process where mixed media and raw material become images as well as containers for shared memories.

For Sarah, whose work is often rooted in autobiographical narrative, this work is a move toward improvisation and abstraction. For Douglas, this work marks an embrace of representational imagery and storytelling. This collaborative project, when exhibited, becomes an inquiry into the nature of authorship and heterogeneity, as all works are fully collaborative and make use of hybrid forms and seemingly divergent studio processes and image-making strategies. The work is often exhibited in such a way as to highlight this. Works are installed according to a kind of cadence established by competing visuals and significant jumps in scale, as seen here in the SPIROL Art Gallery.

 

SPIROL Art Gallery to Host Art from Four Connecticut Community College Manufacturing Centers

In honor of Manufacturing Month, Quinebaug Valley Community College is bringing the state’s first four Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers together for an art show at the SPIROL Art Gallery, located on QVCC’s Danielson campus.

The Art of Manufacturing will feature work created by more than 50 manufacturing graduates, students and instructors from Quinebaug Valley, Asnuntuck, Housatonic, and Naugatuck Valley Community Colleges. This show marks the first time the four centers have come together to collaborate on an art event.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 17 from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. The show will run from October 7-25 and is free and open to the public.

The SPIROL Art Gallery was created in 2006 thanks to the generosity of local manufacturer, SPIROL Corporation. The company was vital in the opening of QVCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center in 2016.

For additional information, contact Sandy Gould at sgould@qvcc.edu (860-932-4178).

QVCC Celebrates Manufacturing Month

October is Manufacturing Month. In observance, Quinebaug Valley Community College will host the following events:

  • October 17 – AMTC Art Show – “The Art of Manufacturing” show, featuring art from Asnuntuck, Housatonic, Naugatuck Valley and Quinebaug Valley Community Colleges Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers, will be open from October 7-25. The opening reception will be held in the SPIROL Art Gallery on October 17 from 5:30-7:30pm. Contact: Sandy Gould (sgould@qvcc.edu, 860-932- 4178).
  • October 18 – 2019 New England HTEC Educators Conference – Network with manufacturing professionals, meet with leading experts in tooling, software and metrology, learn about available support from Haas, enter for a chance to win a Haas CNC Simulator, and more! Breakfast and lunch are provided. Registration is free. 8am-3pm at the Danielson Campus. Contact: Jodi Clark (jclark@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4128).
  • October 25 – Sixth Annual Manufacture Your Future – QVCC will welcome more than 200 students from area high schools for a hands-on introduction to QVCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC). Activities will include a tour of the AMTC, interactive workshops and live demonstrations, and the opportunity to meet graduates of the AMTC program. Guidance counselors strongly recommended to attend. More than 25 business from Eastern Connecticut will be on hand to talk with students about career opportunities. Contact: Jodi Clark (jclark@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4128).