Archive for December, 2011

Case Reserve Review Features CSU photo Students

December 31, 2011

Ryan Upp and Kellie Gannon both had images published in Case Reserve Review’s Fall 2011 issue. CRR is Case Western Reserve University’s literary and photo journal.  Kellie had one image published and Ryan had two – and he snagged the cover. Congrats guys.

CRR is published twice a year and features work by undergraduate students from across the nation. Keep an eye on this blog for submission info for the spring 2012 issue.


CSU is Moving Over Break

December 13, 2011

The Art Department is moving to the Middough Building over the holiday break! 

A message from our Chair:

Please remove any personal belongings from studios and lockers before the semester ends. Anything remaining after December 19th will be discarded.
Please be sure that your CSU ID card is active as a Prox Card. If you are a new student in the last year, your ID is already Prox activated. If you are unsure, please contact the Viking Card office. Students may need their Prox cards to enter the Middough building and associated studios when Spring 2012 classes begin, so bring yours on a daily basis. 
If you haven’t already, please register for ART classes Spring 2012 ASAP! If we’ve given you a permission, you still need to go through Campus Net to register! Our office will be as open as possible during the move, but you can expect delays. Best to register before December 23rd to ensure your space in a class!
Parking near Middough is more complicated than it is in our current location. You can assume you’ll need to budget more “walking” time to get to your classes. Parking services have distributed a FAQ sheet and a list of Private Parking options and I am attaching them here. You can also get up-to-date information on parking changes here:

Here is area couple pdf’s that addresses parking for Middough:
Parking FAQ for Middough tenants
Map and information on Middough area parking

Please bear with us during this transition to what I know will eventually be an inspiring and well appointed space. I expect the spring semester may be a bit bumpy, but I am so excited about all of the new opportunity coming our way.
Jennifer Visocky O’Grady
Chair, Art Department

Alena Reyes Solo Show at Double Feature Gallery

December 8, 2011

Double Feature Gallery (link to address)
December 17, 2011, Reception: 6pm – 12am

CSU photo alumna Alena Reyes will unveil the first phase of her ongoing Marilyn Project at Double Feature Gallery in the Gordon Square Arts District.

Alena  photographs all kinds of people  – young, old, black, Hispanic, transgender, thin and large  – as intimate psychological portraits of Marilyn Monroe. According to the artist, she aims to:

explore cultural ideas of beauty and femininity and deconstruct an icon by challenging people’s impressions of who they thought this person was. In doing I am making a larger point of the contrast between how women in general are depicted and who they really are. …  [most women] are taught to believe their sexuality and desirability is their biggest commodity, which is why I made a point of photographing people who may not be considered conventionally beautiful as one of the biggest sex symbols of all time to raise a larger question of who and what society considers attractive. 

To learn more about Alena’s Marilyn Project and to let her know you’re coming, visit the Facebook event page.

The Move on Facebook

December 8, 2011

Kathy Curnow, our own Digital Czarista has been busy posting on Facebook about our upcoming relocation to the Middough Building. See some images from our new digs in Middough looking out on beautiful downtown Cleveland Ohio. You will see the insides soon. Very soon.  Like in a little over a month. In person. For now, visit virtually on FB: Cleveland State University Art Dept.. Be sure to “Like” us while you’re at it.  We like you.

Three Photographers on WCPN’s Around Noon

December 6, 2011

On today’s Around Noon, WCPN host Dee Perry talked to three local photographers to discuss photography in the digital age.  Barry Underwood, Donald Black Jr. and Peggy Turbett participated in this call in show.  I was in a meeting so I haven’t heard the whole thing yet, but I caught the end.  The episode ended with a small shout out to CSU’s photo program.  You can hear it here.

Move Meeting for Students

December 6, 2011

Jennifer Visocky-O’grady, the Art Department Chair, will hold an informational meeting for students on this Thursday, Dec  8 in the Art Gallery.  She will be discussing the Art Department relocation to the Middough Building. She will have floor plans and answers to your questions.  Be sure to see the recent post that shows photography’s floor plans. 

Also, as an early heads up: if you don’t currently have a Prox Card (student ID with a chip that allows you to electronically open designated doors) you should get one ASAP.  You will need one to enter the Middough Building on the first day of classes in the spring.

Loaned Equipment Return

December 5, 2011

If you borrowed equipment this semester, it’s time to get it back to me.  If you have cameras, lights, books, videos – anything – I want them back by class this  Friday, December 9.  Please be sure to include all accessories as well.

Photo Classes in Spring!

December 2, 2011

It’s time to register for spring.  Next semester we’ll be moved into our new facilities in PlayhouseSquare.  I’ve visited, and the place is going to be swanky.  A brand new darkroom?  Really?  Yep.  And it is sweet.  The photo area layout and workflow will be much better. I’m really excited.  You should be too.

Photo I meets on Mon, Wed, Fri from 11am – 1:15 pm
Photo II & III meet on Mon, Wed, Fri from 1:30 – 3:45pm

Encourage everyone you know to take CSU photo classes, especially Photo I which is currently under enrolled.  I want to see that brand new darkroom broken in.

Here it is. Beauty.

Great PAID Internship Opportunity in University Circle

December 1, 2011

Imagine having a “backstage pass” to handwritten lyrics of a Bob Dylan song.
Imagine learning to preserve materials from the 16th century.
Imagine assisting in the creation of an exhibition catalog.
Imagine helping researchers find the information they need.

Imagine getting free courses and a paid internship to do this…

Free Class Credit  ♦  Paid Internships  ♦  Career Opportunities for Any Major  ♦  Great Resume Material

If you’ve ever wondered what you will do with your degree, whether it is in English or history, biology or anthropology, art or music, or health sciences or pre-law, The Circle Undergraduate Internship Program will introduce you to careers that you may have never imagined.

Working as an information professional in libraries, archives and museums — like those in the University Circle area — offers different ways to use your academic major and maximize your personal interests and skills.

In The Circle Undergraduate Internship Program, undergraduate students, regardless of major, get a chance to explore career opportunities as a librarian, archivist or information professional in libraries, museums and archives through two courses and a paid internship.

And, the best part is, not only do you get to try it for free — you get paid for doing it.

  • You get six credit hours (two courses) for free.
  • You get free textbooks.
  • You get a $200 stipend for completing a shadowing experience in one of these pre-eminent institutions in the first course.
  • You get paid $1,000 (100 hours at $10 per hour) to complete an internship at one or more of these institutions in the second course.

This opportunity is through Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS).  To learn more about the program and how to apply visit The Circle’s website.