2013 LRVS Summer Residency


Dripping ink, zoetropes, portraits, and paintings. Photos from the 2013 LRVS Summer Session

It simply doesn’t get much better than summer in the Northwest. Long days, perfect weather, no humidity. And this summer, the summer of 2013, may have been the best summer we’ve experienced in a long while. For most students, summer means it’s finally time to slow down, take a break, float down the river. For the graduate candidate’s in PNCA’s Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies (LRVS), summer means it’s time to turn up the intensity.

LRVS students arrived on campus in mid-June, set up shop in the Stevens Studios, and got to work. The LRVS summer residency is eight-weeks long and includes graduate seminars, critique sessions, visiting artist lectures, and concentrated periods of studio practice. Eight visiting artists (one per week) delivered lectures, participated in classroom seminars, offered workshops and demos, and engaged the students in one-on-one critiques of their work. The summer ended with a successful open-studios evening, when students present their summer’s work to artists, collectors, and PNCA community members from around Portland.

Check out the photos below for a visual retrospective of Summer 2013. You can see more photos on the College’s Flickr page.

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The Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies is a 60-credit low-residency, mentor-based art program takes place during three or four consecutive summers. This multifaceted and flexible structure emphasizes PNCA’s educational philosophy of fostering independent rigorous inquiry and encouraging cross-disciplinary dialog.

All images courtesy of PNCA’s Communications Office. Photos by Matthew Miller ’11, Marissa Boone ’14, and Micah Fischer ’13. See more great photos from PNCA on the College’s Flickr site.

— Posted on 08/26 at 04:03 AM

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