Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dordt College graphic design and printmaking student: Kwan Yong Park, South Korea


Kwan Yong Park 
Untitled
Two-Color Linocut 2016
Several Dordt College art and design students, taking printmaking for the first time, recently had their artwork selected in a juried Regional Exhibition. Dabin Jeong, Youra Song, and Kwan Yong Park were among the twenty-five regional artists featured in Orange City Arts’ exhibit April 22–30, 2016 at the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dordt College printmaking student: Dabin Jeong, South Korea


Dabin Jeong 
Water
Linocut 2016
Several Dordt College art and design students, taking printmaking for the first time, recently had their artwork selected in a Juried Regional Exhibition. Dabin Jeong, Youra Song, and Kwan Yong Park were among the twenty-five regional artists featured in Orange City Arts’ exhibit April 22–30, 2016 at the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.

We’ll be featuring each of these students in the subsequent DCAIGA blog pieces.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Roy R. Behrens and David Versluis show now on view at South Suburban College.


SOUTH HOLLAND, Illinois — Exhibition on view of artworks created in collaboration between graphic design professors Roy R. Behrens and David M. Versluis. The exhibit, “Graphic Designers Collaborate: Attention to Detail,” will run to April 21 at South Suburban College’s Dorothea Thiel Gallery. Photograph courtesy of Sergio Gomez.

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

David Versluis’s monoprint image is juror’s selection for the Orange City Arts Council’s regional art show promotional poster


Northern Lights
Monoprint: Block printing ink on paper
Image size: 6" x 8"
2015

Poster size: 8.5" x 11"
Poster design by Phil Scorza

David Versluis’s monoprint image was recently selected by the jurors for the Orange City Arts Council’s regional art show promotional poster.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Work: The 2016 Sioux County Oratorio Chorus Poster

The 2016 Sioux County Oratorio Chorus Poster
David Versluis, designer © 2016
Typestyle design: “Calibre” by Kris Sowersby.
Size: 12 x 18 inches, 30.5 x 45.7 cm

Design modernist, Rudolph de Harak’s (1924-2002) 1955 record album cover is the inspiration for this piece. The patterns and rhythms suggest a mosaic of implied structures and musical color notations.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Jim Dine at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago


Jim Dine (b. 1935) after the poetry reading conversing with New York poet Vincent Katz far left. Visual artist, Jim Dine has always had an affinity for poets and poetry. The following is from an artnet interview with Dine by New York poet, Ilka Scobie. Dine says, “You know I was a bad boy in school primarily because I couldn’t read well, because I’m dyslexic. And the only thing I could read was poetry till I was 22 and I started to read novels. But you know, poetry kept me in the world of language.”


An exterior view of a “roomful of words”—photo taken from the entryway to the Poetry Foundation. The Foundation building is brilliantly designed by architect John Ronan of Chicago. Photography by versluis

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MCA Chicago / Pop Art Design: Alexander Girard’s Letter Patterns


Alexander Girard (American, 1907-1993)
Alphabet, 1952
Wallpaper pattern
Printed paper
Herman Miller, Inc.
Zeeland, Michigan
Collection of the Vitra Design Museum

The fabric piece (wall hanging) partially shown above Girard’s letter patterns is titled “Letters” was designed in 1955 by Gunnar Aagaard Andersen (Danish 1919-1982). 

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