A Whole New Mind - Brainstorm

The Intellectual Life Committee and the College of Arts and Sciences at Governors State University present A Whole New Mind 2010 – Brainstorm, a national juried art competition inspired by Daniel Pink’s book "A Whole New Mind – Why Right Brainers will Rule the Future." Art work documenting, analyzing and/or inspired by the intellectual activity, thought processes, dysfunctions, and/or problem solving capabilities of the human mind will be favored.
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Show Runs
- May 24- June 24 2010
Artists Reception and Awards ceremony Saturday, June 19 5-7pm following the "Summer Sol-abration" event from 2-5pm in the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park at GSU

Reading Group Discussion- Thursday June 24, 2010 7-8pm in Visual Arts Gallery. The first 25 People to sign up will get a free copy of A Whole New Mind. Plus stop in the gallery during regular hours to vote for the "Peoples Choice Award" that will be announced on June 19th at the Artists Reception.

Curator: Jeff Stevenson Jeff Stevenson is a professional artist and educator exhibiting award winning artwork, and teaching Creativity, Studio Art, and Art History.
Susan Aurinko is a photographer, curator and gallerist for Coalition Gallery, Kemper Gallery IIT, and Prudential Plaza. In addition, Aurinko served as owner and curator of Chicago's FLATFILE galleries for ten years. An exhibition exhibition of her photography, entitled STILL POINT, INDIA, will open at Kriti Gallery in Varanasi, in 2010, and will tour India over the next two years. www.aurinkophoto.com

Tricia Van Eck is Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art. This past year she co-curated the Chicago presentation of Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe and coordinated the Jeff Koons retrospective. She has curated and coordinated numerous other exhibitions for the MCA including Mapping the Self and Kerry James Marshall: One True Thing - Meditations on Black Aesthetics.

Christopher Clark - You Never Get a Second Chance

The GSU Visual Arts Gallery is proudly presenting the graduate thesis exhibition of printmaker, Christopher Clark, from May 13th through 24th, with a reception on Friday, May 21st from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

With You Never Get a Second Chance, a series of elaborate, multi-layered screen prints, Clark conveys a sense of affection for the commonplace sights and everyday people of modern Midwestern America while engaging the viewer in questioning his or her own perception of common, casual nonconformity. As a lifelong resident of the Mid-western society depicted in these prints, Clark has an intimate connection with his subjects. In essence, he is presenting a self-portrait of a community.

Christopher Clark holds both Bachelor and Master of Art Degrees from Governors State University. As the founder of captivewerewolf.com, the co-founder of Feed Art Center, and organizer of the annual Littlest Print Exchange, Clark is actively involved in developing collaborative, real world and web-based projects designed to bring together artists to cooperate toward common creative goals.