Author Archives: Sara J. Ferguson

Review Schedule

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The link above list your name, day and time for your review. Please remember to come early to install your work.

You can also find a print out of the schedule in Harder Hall in Dale’s Studio and on the top floor of Cohen by the front door.


Find all of the events tonight here:

Don’t miss!!!

Alfred Foundations at Scholes Library:
CoLab exhibition How to _____?! 
This show features the zines, interviews, and videos made in CoLab by A and C Groups. Come check out the amazing work and learn a thing or two!

Refreshments will be served.

Scholes Library Project Space
(ground floor): The School of Art and Design’s Foundation CoLab classes ask questions and seek answers on a variety of topics through audio interviews, videos, and zines.

Scholes Library Special Collections
Sketches from the FuseLab Foundations students Albers Project
Joseph Albers was a Bauhaus master of color. The FuseLab Foundations’ students used plates from his Interaction of Color in Special Collections to begin to understand how a color shifts based on the other colors it interacts with. Using Albers’ compositions, students made two versions: one where the two colors in the middle of a ground are the same but look different and another where the colors are different but look the same. These are their sketches, tests, and notes, which led to some incredible interactions of color.


The Videos That Made it To HEAVEN…


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Team: Sean Voelger, Hannah Yandoh, Jillian Smith, Emily Fedorchak, Riley Liberto




Team: Cheynne Nebel, Beth Miller, Bianca Petti, Kaylee Blesy


Team: Grace Evans, Sally Johnson, Natalie Poklop, Grace Hanlon, Adrianna Taylor


By Sam LaPell, Sofia Babaik, Olin Gannon, Tucker Mandigo, Salem Alhussaini


5.Library Killer
Marysia Josephson, Saoire Powers, Julianna Dougherty, Ty Heyden, Toni Jackson, Cyan Lee



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Things to Do and See and Hear!

Today and Tonight and Tomorrow!

The Pottery Show: An exhibition and sale of work created in the Junior Pottery 1 class
Date: Dec 5-6
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: Alumni Lounge, 2nd floor of Powell Campus Center

5pm Alfred State: Graphic Artist Lecture:  Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. An author of numerous books and articles on design, she is a public-minded critic, frequent lecturer, and AIGA Gold Medalist.

Dance Show Case:  Presenting AU Dance Program’s faculty and students’ creative work, and compositions from independent choreographers. CD Smith Theater

Friday: Junior Pots in Powell, and another chance to see the Dance Show Case!

4:30pm: Camp Fire and !Burn!  on the brick lawn! Plus S’mores!

7:00pm-9:00pm: Turner Gallery: Clay Collective annual Auction! Your make lab professor John Gill is the MC!


Homework instructions for Today! 8/30

Part A:

Select one final image of your project. This image is due at 3 pm today.

Part B:

Each group will select a series of 4 images:

  • 2 best images from your group’s site visit homework (informal images from small group site visits during Wednesday class)
  • 2 images of working process leading up to the final image (images that were almost the best one but not quite there)

Label each image and send as attachments

  1. Group_insert #_Site 1
  2. Group_insert #_ Site 2
  3. Group_insert #_runnerup
  4. Group_insert #_runnerup
  5. Group_insert #_Final

Please reference your group number in the subject line of the email. These images will be made into a Power Point that will be used in our final discussion about the workshop.

Email this to the gmail account:

For Thursday 8/30

Hopefully you had a chance to explore and play in your off-site locations before the thunderstorm. Tonight you are gathering the information collected in your small groups and sharing it with your entire group. Together you will choose a location for tomorrows installation.  Once you have collectively chosen a site please put together the following information on a sheet of paper for your faculty.

Group number

Name of each member of your group

Site where you are working- include directions from harder hall.


This WEEK is packed with AMAZING events…

There are so many incredible artists and speakers presenting this week on campus (including all of you on Saturday!) – don’t miss out!

Monday @ 5:30pm
Artist Talk: Tim Pauszek with Myles Calvert & Kat Riesing
Location: Cohen Gallery

Susie Silbert
Blue Chip Artists, Glassy Thinkers, and Boro Boys: Navigating Contemporary Glass
Tuesday, April 24, 5:30pm
Location: Binns Merrill, Room C

Armando Milani
Ethics and Emergency
April 25, 5:00pm
Location: Holmes Auditorium

Karen Donnellan and Suzanne Peck
Blow Harder: Blow Harder: An Exploration of Language, Sexuality, and Gender in the Glassblowing Studio
April 26, 12:10pm
Location of Event: Nevins Theater

Women and Gender Studies and the Riley Sisters Speaker:
Roberta Cordano, President of Gallaudet University
April 26, 5:30pm
Location of Event: Nevins Theater

Come celebrate with your cohort the end of foundations with food and some fun awards!
April 27th 5:00pm-6:30pm
Cohen Studio


Sculpture and Dimensional Studies First Year Graduate Students
Date: April 27, 6-9pm
Location: Old Post Office in Hornell (50 Seneca St. Hornell, NY 14843)

OPEN STUDIOS: In Plain Sight
Open to ALL, bring your friends and family
April 28th, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Foundation Studios
Food and drink provided!



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Leader of the Pack — Awarded to the student who most clearly embodies the Foundations spirit of ingenuity, positivity and collaboration.

Simone Ferguson
Ren Dessart
Jacob Wilcox
Mia Bagnall

Clark Kent — Hidden in Plain Sight — Awarded to the student who is a deeply engaged artist on the inside but on the outside looks like a non-artist, blending in with the crowd.

Greg Buck
Katie Alley
Paige Wetherwax
Ting Germain

Fashion Killa — Awarded to the student who has brought their A game to the studio without sacrificing sartorial verve.

Chloe Strang
Lilly Smith
Monet Harris
Colin Scripter

Vote for your Foundation Choice Awards. The polls will close on April 22nd.

Foundation Choice Awards

Winners will be announced on April 27th, 5:00pm at the Foundation Pizza Party in Cohen.



Walking Tour of Queering Space Interventions

Come celebrate the culmination of the Queering Space Exhibition with a WALKING TOUR of the AU INTERVENTIONS BY ALUMNI, STUDENTS, STAFF, AND FACULTY.

Friday March 30th
11:30am – Alumni Hall with Maria Bentley

12pm – JLC with Mackenzie Slater and Olivia Penna

12:20pm – CDC with Corey Fecteau

12:45pm – McLane with Rise Peacock

Come for all or meet as at one intervention site!