From Street Art to Rural Barn Paintings: Telling Our Big Stories
Session One - June 11-17, 2017
Street art can be very mysterious yet evoke pride and a sense of place, just as rural barn murals do. Graffiti, street art, and murals have enjoyed an international subculture spanning nearly four decades. With the emergence and popularity of Banksy in recent years, museums and galleries have become interested in which was once considered vandalism. Participants in this class will learn about the evolving movement through presentations and then learn and practice techniques such as stenciling, printmaking, painting, and wheat pasting. Participants are encouraged to bring their innovative ideas as well as personal images and pictures to discover the endless options for assembling and connecting. The goal is to take our different approaches to personal connections and expression in order to create unique designs. Participants will learn new and alternative approaches to both surface and construction. Each participant will leave with new concepts, original reusable pieces, and their own individual mural!
Andrea D. Rudloff (Andee) is a consultant, educator and professional artist working in Kentucky and Tennessee. Her goal is always to engage community through creative opportunities and she does so frequently through murals, exhibitions, greenway planning and engagement activities.
Andee recently served as the guest curator for the National Corvette Museum’s first art exhibition titled Car Part Art featuring over 70 artists from throughout the USA all creating art from car parts following the sinkhole disaster at the museum. She served as the Education and Visual Art Director, successfully designing and launching all education, engagement, internship and visual art programming for the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) in Bowling Green, KY, including programming at Allen County Schools and Western Kentucky University (WKU). In 2013, the Kentucky Art Education Association named Rudloff Museum Educator of the Year. She is on the board of trustees for the Tanne Foundation based in New Hampshire, which provides support to individual artists in need. Rudloff has assisted in planning all three years of Bowling Green, KY’s Idea Festival with Innovate Kentucky and WKU’s Gifted Studies as well as serving as a presenter.
Andee also served as the community relations manager, educator, and curator at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, TN. She was the curator of the Nashville International Airport’s Arts at the Airport Foundation designing new spaces and organizing exhibitions and performances during a multi-million dollar renovation. She has served as the curator for Curb Records’ Johnny Cash Collection, facilitator of the At Home Project with Judy Chicago at WKU, as well numerous other curatorial and teaching positions. Other involvement includes being appointed by Kentucky’s Governor to serve on the Kentucky Arts Council Board in 2011 and reappointed in 2014 for a three year term. She was awarded Best Community Art Energizer by the Nashville Scene. She has served as a consultant on countless public art and community art projects including the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Western Kentucky University Women’s Studies Engagement Projects.
Andee has been a featured community art presenter at the National Art Education Association annual conference, TeachMeet, Ambition Fest and as well as artist-in-residence at several public and private schools. She received the 2010 ADAM Award for Outstanding Achievement and Support for Kids on the Block in Middle Tennessee. Andee has more than 20 years of experience as an art administrator, curator and professional artist including murals and exhibitions in Nashville, Tenn., throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky, New York, N.Y., Taipei, Taiwan, and other national and international exchanges.
Andee Rudloff (b.Bowling Green, Ky, United States) is an artist who works in a variety of media. By exploring the concept of place in a celebratory way, Rudloff formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works. The thought processes, which are supposedly private, highly subjective, and unfiltered in their references to dream worlds, are frequently revealed as assemblages, wall markings, and objects.
Andee’s artworks establish a link between the current place and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, she investigates the dynamics of place, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what place means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.
Andee’s works feature coincidental, accidental, and unexpected connections which make it possible to question process and complement it, combining unrelated aspects leading to surprising analogies. By using popular themes such as landscape, celebration, and water, she touches various overlapping themes and strategies. Several reoccurring subjects can be recognized, such as the relation with popular culture and media, working with repetition, provocation, and the investigation of the process of expectations. Her works often refer to pop and mass culture. Using color and drawn symbols, a world where light-heartedness rules and where rules are undermined is created.
Andee currently lives and works in Bowling Green, KY, and Nashville, TN.
Website: Andee Rudloff