Open Critique

Sunday, October 20 · view days & times
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Venue: Studio 102

1 Day Workshop

Sunday, October 20 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

“As artists, we also need a second (or third) “set of eyes” on our work. We need to know how our work can be improved. We need to understand how our work is perceived by our audience – the viewer. Sometimes we can spot issues on our own, but most times we need input from others. This is where critique becomes an important part of our development as artists.” –Matt Fussel, The Importance of Critique

The Artist Collective Open Crit is a quarterly critique event where visual artists of all mediums are invited to bring new and/or in-progress work for critical feedback and group discussion, facilitated by an educator or artist experienced in group-critique. The October Open Crit will be led by Katie Hovencamp. Visual artists and art enthusiasts are welcome to join in this event, constructive input during the critiques is encouraged from everyone present. Participating artists are asked to be open to constructive criticism and feedback given by the group, which should always be done in a supportive and respectful manner, but could at the same time be challenging for the artist. There will be time for roughly six critiques.

Katie Hovencamp began her professional studies at the Baum School of Art in Allentown, PA and received her BFA from Arizona State University in 2009 and her MFA from the Pennsylvania State University in 2014. Hovencamp has exhibited her work in numerous exhibitions within the United States, The United Kingdom, and Latvia. Her work has been reviewed in the Chicago Reader and several online and print publications. She was the recipient of the Outstanding Student Achievement Award for Contemporary Sculpture in 2014 and the University Graduate Fellowship at the Pennsylvania State University in 2012. Hovencamp has participated in residency programs at Vermont Studio Center, Serde Interdisciplinary artist group in Latvia, and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland. In 2016, she was awarded an artist residency with International Sculpture Center at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ. She has taught at various institutions such as the Edna Vihel Center for the Arts, Totts Gap Art Institute, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg Area Community College, and most recently Keystone College.

Venue Information
Studio 102
Banana Factory
25 W Third Street

Bethlehem, PA 18015
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