Spring 2012 Gallery Schedule

January & February


In the Main Level of BIOLA University’s Library:

The Nautical & Theological Paintings of Marcus Paulsen

The son of a noted architect, Marcus Paulsen was born is Randers, Denmark in 1895. After serving in the Danish Navy and designing ships in Russia, he immigrated to the United States in 1921. Throughout his life he was employed as an illustrator, artist, photographer, architect, draftsman, lithographer, researcher and designer. In this body of work, Paulsen depicts some of the great vessels that have sailed the oceans through time. Included are a number of biblical paintings of Christ and water. Paulsen’s passion for the sea and for nautical imagery is portrayed through realism.

Wednesday, February 1st through Friday, June 1st, 2012

In the BIOLA University Art Gallery:

Twentieth-Century British Art from the Ahmanson Collection

Curated by Lyrica Taylor, the Twentieth-Century British Art from the Ahmanson Collection will engage the Biola University 2012-2012 Theme of “Sanctuary & Sacred Space” by exploring the role of Christianity in visual art throughout the twentieth-century in Great Britain. A major goal of the exhibition is to focus on deepening an understanding of the vital role the visual arts and beauty played in shaping human experience and awareness of the sacred in this landmark century. This exhibition will include major paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture by some of the most important and beloved twentieth-century British artists, including Stanley Spencer, Eric Gill, Jacob Epstein, Barbara Hepworth, Edward Burra, and Graham Sutherland.

Tuesday, January 31st through Saturday, March 10th 2012
Docent Tours: Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon and 12:30 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 18, 2012, 5:30 PM–7:30 pm


Other BIOLA University Art Department Events:

Twentieth-Century British Art from the Ahmanson Collection

Lecture with Curator Lyrica Taylor

In Calvary Chapel on Tuesday, February 21st, 8:15 pm

March


In the BIOLA University Art Gallery:

Twentieth-Century British Art from the Ahmanson Collection

The British Art Collection will continue until Saturday, March 10.

Shadow Lives: the Photography of Gina Genis

Gina Genis is a graduate of Parsons School of Design in NY. She leads the Gina Genis Photo Workshops and has exhibited her work in museums and galleries across the United States. She recently curated Wide Angle View, an exhibition of 16 international award-winning photojournalists at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, and was Artist-in-Residence at the Huntington Beach Art Center. She is affiliated with Los Angeles Artist Association, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, and Paragone Gallery.

Monday, March 19th, through Friday, April 6th, 2012
Opening Reception, March 20th, 2012, 7:00-9:00 pm


April


In the BIOLA University Art Gallery:

Shadow Lives: the Photography of Gina Genis

Continues from previous month until April 6th

April 6-April 15 (Gallery Dark—Spring Break)

Senior Thesis Exhibitions

Senior Thesis Exhibitions

↓ Week #1

Eric Adams & Erin Vaughan

Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 20, 2012
Opening Reception: Monday, April 16, 2012, 6:00-9:00 PM

↓ Week #2

Lauren Gilford & Lydia Parsons

Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27, 2012
Opening Reception: Monday, April 23, 2012, 6:00-9:00 pm

↓ Week #3

Rebecca DiMarzio & Jennifer Johnson

Monday, April 30 through Friday, May 4, 2012
Opening Reception: Monday, April 30, 2012, 6:00-9:00 pm

Other BIOLA University Art Department Events

Year of the Arts Chapel: Mako Fujimura

Makoto Fujimura is a Japanese-American painter and the founder of the International Arts Movement, one of the leading Christian arts organizations in the world. Living in close proximity to Ground Zero, Fujimura was one of the first artist’s to respond to the events of 9/11. Out of this American crisis Fujimura forged “a new kind of art about hope, healing and redemption.” His ambitious goal is to see “more evidence of the world that ought to be, a world where all corners of culture—museums to malls, galleries to grocery stores—are filled with good, true and beautiful works of art.”

In Chase Gymnasium on Wednesday, April 18, 9:30 am

An Evening With Mako Fujimura

In Calvary Chapel on Thursday, April 19, 8:15 PM

From the Invisible to the Visible: a Renaissance in Danish Church Interiors

Danish Artist, Peter Brandes

Peter Brandes and Maja Lisa Engelhardt, a husband and wife duo, are two of Denmark’s leading artists. Brandes is a painter, sculptor, ceramic artist and photographer. Engelhardt is well regarded as an abstract painter. In addition, both Brandes and Engelhardt are involved in liturgical design. During the past twenty-five years they have been in large part responsible for a “renaissance in Danish church interiors.” They have made work for more than 20 Danish churches with stained glass, painted altarpieces, floor coverings, mosaics, vestments and metal work, all essential components of their extensive ecclesiastical projects. In addition, Brandes will discuss the work of other Danish church artists.

In Calvary Chapel on Tuesday, April 24th, 7:30 pm

May & June


In the BIOLA University Art Gallery

Senior Thesis Exhibitions

↓ Week #4

Kevin Burch, Samantha Leaden, & Jennifer Trahan

Monday, May 7 through Friday, May 11, 2012
Opening Reception: Monday, May 7, 2012, 6:00-9:00 PM

↓ Week #5

Jana Harrison, Matthew Perdue & AJ Ranson

Monday, May 14 through Friday, May 18, 2012
Opening Reception: Monday, May 14, 2012, 6:00-9:00 pm

↓ Week #6

Brooke Cantu, Carrie Ratcliff, Lydia Westerhaus & Lauren Wilk

Monday, May 21 through Friday, May 26, 2012
Opening Reception: Monday, May 21, 2012, 6:00-9:00 pm


Other BIOLA University Art Department Events

Biola Student Art Walk and Creator’s Bazaar

This event marks the first entirely student-run event on The Year of the Arts calendar and is made possible by Associated Students, The Student Missionary Union and The Biola Student Art League. The Creator’s Bazaar will feature a number of student visual artists, live student music and student film screenings. Students will be selling their art, music and other crafts as a way to raise money for charity and to promote the arts amongst the student body.

At Sutherland Way on Thursday May 3rd, 4:00-8:00 pm