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Roxana Pop | Staff PhotographerBrandon Greene, sculpture student at the School of Art, paints a prop in the Arts Quadrangle in preparation for his performance of “Race Riot Rally.”

Art student Greene turns quad into stage for performance art

The seven-week season for School of Art students came to an end Friday, Aug. 9, with a final cleanup of the Arts Quadrangle. Among the final items removed were two black planks suspended with fishing wire and a linked chain — both hanging from a tree.

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Katie McLean | Staff PhotographerAt center, Tom Raneses leads a group discussion on student prints at the beginning of “crit week.”

School of Art celebrates two decades of printmaking

As Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution’s Don Kimes tells it, when he asked the artist Charlie Hewitt to start a printmaking program at the School of Art in the 1990s, Hewitt famously asked, “Can you get your hands on a screwdriver and a rock?”

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Roxana Pop | Staff PhotographerSchool of Art student Aaron Von Seggern sits in his studio awaiting visitors during the school’s annual Open Studios event Monday evening at the Arts Quadrangle.

Chautauquans get sneak peek of artists’ life at Open Studios night

At Open Studios night last Monday at the School of Art, the first thing 7-year-old Jackson Kuhn did was make a beeline for art student Molly Berger’s ceramics studio. He traded a rock he painted — and autographed on the back — for one of her mugs. Kuhn loves ceramics; he takes classes in it through the Special Studies’ Young Artists program, and he started selling painted rocks last year to raise money for a ceramics student scholarship through the Chautauqua Fund.

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Stanley Lewis, visiting artist at the Chautauqua School of Art, works on an oil painting of Chautauqua Lake, which he’s worked on for three weeks, near University Beach on North Lake Drive Wednesday afternoon.

VACI’s Lewis mines relief sculpture for ideas about painting

Stanley Lewis has served as a visiting artist at Chautauqua Institution’s School of Art each year for the past 25 years, but he’s interested in far more than his own work. [w/ SLIDESHOW]

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Benjamin Hoste | Staff PhotographerAmber Scoon is the author of Quantum Art.

Former art school student Scoon to discuss new book

Amber Scoon was a student at Chautauqua Institution’s School of Art in 1999. She returns to Chautauqua to discuss her first book, which came out in May. Scoon dedicated the book to Don Kimes, artistic director of Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution, for introducing her to the world of contemporary art and to art as an academic study. She also studied with Kimes while earning her master’s at American University.

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Ceramics of VACI’s East take viewers to heart of suburbs

David East, a visiting ceramist at Chautauqua Institution’s School of Art, grew up in a ranch-style home in the suburbs, and that house design has proliferated his work ever since. East uses ceramics, sometimes coupled with plastic figurines and wooden tables, to talk about Americana and its legacy.

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Benjamin Hoste | Staff PhotographerArtist Trina Turturici listens to music by Unknown Mortal Orchestra while she works in her School of Art studio late into Thursday evening in preparation for her work being displayed in the School of Art Annual Student Exhibition at Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, opening Sunday.

Annual Student Exhibition showcases summer of School of Art work

After just 22 days of working in their studios this season, the School of Art students are ready to put on a show: the School of Art Annual Student Exhibition, which fills the first and second floors of Fowler-Kellogg Art Center. It opens Sunday with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m.

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Fitzgerald finds sculpture material in lake weeds

Robert Fitzgerald spent three hours culling lake weed from Chautauqua Lake by the Miller Bell Tower. The School of Art sculpture student would wade into the water, pull the weed up to the shoreline where he could kneel down to rinse it, and then lay it out on some nearby benches to dry.

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