Libby Rowe

Spinning Yarns- Curatorial Considerations

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014
  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Blue Star Contemporary welcomes college age students, for a curatorial workshop with Spinning Yarns Curator Libby Rowe and Photo Hive Director Sarah Sudhoff.

  • Libby Rowe

Spinning Yarns- Curatorial Considerations

Blue Star Contemporary welcomes college age students, for a curatorial workshop with Spinning Yarns Curator Libby Rowe and Photo Hive Director Sarah Sudhoff. This workshop is for college studio art and art history students and professors are welcome to reserve spaces for a class. The workshop will consist of a lecture component and a process component, developing students abitlities to make connections between different works by different artists as well as within their own body of work. They will discuss and practice how to edit a group of works, communicate a cohesive message to the viewer, and how to translate this into written form by drafting a curitorial/artist statement. The workshop is open to students working in all mediums and focuses on the above described, not a particular material. Spinning Yarns is on view in the Main and Middle Gallery, June 4th - August 3rd. Participants must register to reserve their spot and must show a current student id. Students are welcome to bring a lunch. A food truck will be on site with lunch for purchase as well. Learn more about Photo Hive at http://photohive.org/. Questions, call 210.227.6960 or email jack@bluestarart.org

More Workshop Details:

Join Libby Rowe in discussing the ins and out of curating art exhibitions. Topics including institutional v. independent curators, the role of the curator, idea generation, research, generation of artist lists, organization, statements, press releases, and traveling shows. Students should bring printed thumbnail images of work by their five favorite (and hopefully somewhat relatable) artists to use for a curatorial exercise.

Artist Bio:

Libby Rowe is the Area Head of Photography and an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has been an advocate for the students' active participation in their own photographic education and she served on the South Central regional board for The Society for Photographic Education for 6 years and continues to be active in their programming. Ms. Rowe received her BFA from The University of Northern Iowa in 1993 and her MFA from Syracuse University in 1996.

This program is made possible in part through the support of City of San Antonio’s Department of Culture and Creative Development.