SEAD After Dark

After hours gatherings designed to engage the intellect and build community…that’s SEAD After Dark. We will feature discussion groups and talks by knowledgeable members of our community. We bring the facilitators, snacks and provide the venue. You simply register and bring your own beverage…wine and other favorite libations encouraged. These are informal, facilitated conversations among friends. Numbers will be limited to keep the conversations intimate and each setting will be designed to best suit the topic. Most SEAD After Dark events will be held in our library at the back of the gallery but we will occasionally adjust the venue to fit the topic. Registration is available for full courses (most topics span three evenings over three weeks time) or you can choose to register for only one night. Advance registration is required to ensure we manage our numbers and provide plenty of space and snacks.

History of Thread in Mathematics in Art

Our third course is “The History of Thread in Mathematics in Art” facilitated by Amie Adelman. We will meet Tuesday, October 17th from 7-9 PM.

“The History of Thread in Mathematics in Art” will cover the discovery of descriptive geometry by Gaspard Monge in 1765 and will progress through mathematical models created in the 1800’s to artist work created by the artists from 1900-2017.

You must register to attend the course. To register for a course, CLICK HERE.

Meet Amie

Amie Adelman is an Associate Professor and Fibers Coordinator at UNT. She has conducted textile research in over 10 countries and has been exhibiting artwork nationally and internationally for 20 years. Her artwork has been published in numerous books and in a variety of journals such as the American Craft, Fiberarts, Fiber Arts Now and Surface Design. We were honored to have Amie’s expertise when it came to jurying our very first fiber arts show, “Intersections”.

Cigar Night

The evening of November 4th, we will be hosting a SEAD After Dark Cigar Night from 7-9 PM in the urban garden. Cigar aficionado, Christian Lynch, will be speaking on the art of cigars and we will host a cigar rolling demonstration. Afterwards, we hope our guests will enjoy their cigars and spirits with a newfound appreciation, all while enjoying the passionate community of cigar lovers in BCS.

We will be providing the venue, facilitator, and snacks. We encourage you to bring your own spirits and cigars.

You must register to attend the course. To register for a course, CLICK HERE.

Art Appreciation

The Art Appreciation series will consist of three courses over a month’s time. The first course, “What Makes it ART?” will take place on November 28. The second course, “Art History for People in a Hurry”, will be on December 5. The third course, “To Trust Visitors or Not to Trust Visitors, That is the Question…” will finish out the series on December 12. The cost of all three courses is $25, or $9.50 per course.

Course 1: What Makes it ART?

November 28, 2017

7-9 pm

Have you ever walked into the modern wing of an art museum and heard someone say, “I could’ve made that…”? Maybe you’ve uttered those very words yourself? This begs the question, what makes art ART? In this course you’ll be challenged to expand your view of what art can be. The session will contain audio, visuals and guided discussion. Be prepared to think, learn and laugh. Facilitator: Jenn Korolenko, Curator of Education & Public Programs, University Art Galleries Department, Texas A&M.

Course 2: Art History for People in a Hurry

December 5, 2017

7-9 pm

In this course students will learn a bit about art history at large. This fast paced, interactive evening will have learners visiting caves and cathedrals alike. After all, we’ve got 90 minutes to cover thousands of years of human creativity, how hard could that be? The session will contain audio, visuals and guided discussion. Facilitator: Jenn Korolenko, Curator of Education & Public Programs, University Art Galleries Department, Texas A&M.

Course 3: To Trust Visitors or Not to Trust Visitors, That is the Question…

December 12, 2017

7-9 pm

Objects in museum collections are priceless and irreplaceable. Yet museums allow just about anyone to walk through their doors and enjoy the exhibitions on what amounts to an honor system. Sometimes visitors have ulterior motives and sometimes visitors can be destructive. Are we as museum professionals taking too many risks with our prized objects? Facilitator: Heather Ann Bennett, Collections Manager, University Art Galleries Department, Texas A&M.

You must register to attend the course. To register for a course, CLICK HERE.

Meet Jenn

Jenn Korolenko is the Curator of Education at Forsyth Galleries, Texas A&M.  She holds degrees in studio art and art education and is a working artist herself.  Before joining UART at TAMU, Jenn was an Education Associate at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey; her early career was in K-12 classrooms. She has been working and teaching in art museums for over a decade.

Meet Heather

Heather Ann Bennett is the Collections Manager at the Forsyth Galleries at Texas A&M. She received her MA in Museums Studies and Collections Management from University College London, London, England. Prior to working at A&M, Heather was a Collections Assistant at the Imperial War Museum, London and has been working with non-profits and art dealers for almost 20 years.

Past After Dark Courses

5 Latin American Authors Everyone Should Know

Introduction to Philosophy

SEAD After Dark Topics

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