Rod Strickland

Visual art students itching to burn fire sculptures

It will take more than a little rain to dampen the spirits of art students participating in the Fahrenheit Festival of Fire Sculpture this weekend. The event, presented by the Artcite gallery, involves the creation of wood and straw structures that are set alight.

Members of professor Rod Strickland’s third-year sculpture class plan to build and burn three pieces.

“I am definitely excited. This is my first time putting an artwork out there for the public,” says BFA student Patrick Bodnar.

He says the medium of fire is unpredictable.

Faculty exhibition explores artistic collaboration

The public is invited to a couple of events on Thursday, September 15, celebrating the opening of Collaboration, the 2011 faculty exhibition in the School of Visual Arts.

Both events are set for the LeBel Building’s SoVA Projects Gallery. Participating artists will be on hand for a lunchtime discussion starting at noon and a reception will run from 5 to 7 p.m.

Among the collaborators are: