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Art As Display, Frank M. Boardman 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Art As Display, Frank M. Boardman

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects (2014-Present)

Art is essentially a type of display. As an activity, art is what we do when we display objects with certain intentions. As a set of objects, art is all of those things that are displayed for those purposes. The artworld is the social atmosphere that surrounds this particular activity of display. And a history of art is an evolving narrative of change in the practice of this sort of display.

Specifically, to focus for convenience on art as a set of objects, this is what we can call the “displayed-object thesis”:

x is a work of art iff: (a ...


The Lightbringer: A Novel, Brett L. Butler 2016 Abilene Christian University

The Lightbringer: A Novel, Brett L. Butler

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Lightbringer is about a collision of two worlds: the world of a contemporary South Florida town and the magical world of Zariel, bringing with it the universal threat of the Terra. Childhood friends, Breck and Tom, are thrown into the middle of an ancient conflict between the Terra—a collection of alien races that have been transformed by darkness—and the forces of good. After an encounter with a magical pool of golden water, the boys must learn to use their new abilities to protect against the growing Terranox army. In the midst of their struggle, however, a mysterious ...


Ripple, Surge, Release, Meryl E. Engler 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ripple, Surge, Release, Meryl E. Engler

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, Department of Art and Art History

There is something primal and instinctual about living through the physicality of one’s body. The body reacts to the world through feel, ruled not by logic and rational thought, but rather energy, movement and impulse. While this might seem mindless, focusing on the physical for me leads to a state of mindfulness, where every action serves a purpose and I seek to reach clarity through repeated exertion. In art, I seek to slip into this mindful state so each layer of carving, printing, and paper comes from the decisive awareness of my movements and energy.

Growing up playing among ...


Kindred, Katelyn Osborne 2016 East Tennessee State Universtiy

Kindred, Katelyn Osborne

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Kindred, an MFA exhibition held at the Tipton Gallery located in downtown Johnson City from Feburary 22nd to March 4th. Kindred presents two bodies of work, which are a collection of drawings, etchings, monoprints, and lithographs, that center around a personal mythology and symbolism of self-identity and discovery. These works explore the physical and spiritual connection behind being a fraternal twin through the metaphorical use of animal imagery.

The ideas discussed in this paper center around the process of creating a personal mythology and symbolism through my observations of animals and how I relate that experience to other ...


Meta-Forms, Rickey P. Bump 2016 East Tennessee State Universtiy

Meta-Forms, Rickey P. Bump

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The artist discusses his Master of Fine Arts exhibition, Meta-forms, held at the Tipton Gallery in downtown Johnson City. Exhibition dates are from March 14 through March 25, 2016. The artworks on display are a series of drawings made from carving wood panels and sheet metal and are accompanied with a large scaled site-specific installation. The exhibition culminates from research of historic and contemporary figures for non-objective art. The author gives insight to the artistic process while creating his exhibition, as well as their personal connection with the artwork.


Compositional Intent: A Presentation Of Original Music, Daniel R. Key 2016 University of Arkansas

Compositional Intent: A Presentation Of Original Music, Daniel R. Key

Music Undergraduate Honors Theses

This paper summarizes the inspiration, compositional techniques, and performance history of three works by composer Daniel Ryan Key: cling (2015), for euphonium, tuba, and piano; GAIA (2014), for two flutes; and Hours (2016), for chamber orchestra. Hours is a work in two movements, "0400" and "1700."


A Reception History And Conductor’S Guide To William Grant Still’S And They Lynched Him On A Tree, Harlan Zackery Jr. 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

A Reception History And Conductor’S Guide To William Grant Still’S And They Lynched Him On A Tree, Harlan Zackery Jr.

Dissertations

William Grant Still’s lynching drama …And They Lynched Him on a Tree is a rarely performed work for white choir, black choir, contralto soloist, narrator and orchestra. The title and subject matter of the work have been significant hurdles for many conductors who have considered the piece for performance. Additionally, the piece exists in several editions, and among each edition there are inconsistencies in terms of scoring and text, further making the piece difficult to program. Further, the piece, published as a choral ballad, is often labeled as a cantata, oratorio, ballad or play. It is true that the ...


Marshall University Music Department Presents A Woodwind Ensembles Recital, Wendell B. Dobbs, Ann Bingham, Ed Bingham, Kay Lawson, Richard Kravchak, Donald Williams 2016 Marshall University

Marshall University Music Department Presents A Woodwind Ensembles Recital, Wendell B. Dobbs, Ann Bingham, Ed Bingham, Kay Lawson, Richard Kravchak, Donald Williams

Wendell B. Dobbs

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Marshall University Music Department Presents A Woodwind Ensembles Recital, Wendell B. Dobbs, Ann Bingham 2016 Marshall University

Marshall University Music Department Presents A Woodwind Ensembles Recital, Wendell B. Dobbs, Ann Bingham

Wendell B. Dobbs

No abstract provided.


Symbiotic: The Human Body And Constructs Of Nature, Simone Sciascetti 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Symbiotic: The Human Body And Constructs Of Nature, Simone Sciascetti

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Combined with a Masters of Fine Art thesis exhibition, Symbiotic, the dossier provides three components: an extended artist’s statement, documentation of my artwork and an exhibition review of There Is No There at Hamilton Artist Inc. in 2015. These three components help guide and illustrate my findings in investigating the interrelationship between the human body and the environment, specifically in trees; how they are inseparable and interchangeable, and how they pertain to the non-existence of a pure natural world. Through sculpture, I explore the essence of these two entities by considering constructs of nature, as well as where the ...


Until It Doesn't, Kendall Johnson 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Until It Doesn't, Kendall Johnson

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, Department of Art and Art History

And I said to my body, softly. ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath. And replied ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.’

--Nayyirah Waheed

My artistic explorations of self are fueled by my experiences as a person who has struggled in the past to acknowledge a facet of my identity. Consumed by questions and doubts I’ve rarely wanted to accept the different truths of who I am. I often feel in conflict with myself and sometimes I feel it might always be this way. The struggle is always there until it’s ...


Male Bonding, Jonathan B. Warren 2016 Georgia State University

Male Bonding, Jonathan B. Warren

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Trash From The Hooch, Teal K. Gordon 2016 Georgia State University

Trash From The Hooch, Teal K. Gordon

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Crumbling, Katharine S. Miele 2016 Georgia State University

Crumbling, Katharine S. Miele

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Lemony Obscenity, Emily B. LeBlanc 2016 Georgia State University

Lemony Obscenity, Emily B. Leblanc

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Art In The Library: From Our Walls To A Monitor Near You, Courtenay McLeland 2016 University of North Florida

Art In The Library: From Our Walls To A Monitor Near You, Courtenay Mcleland

Courtenay McLeland

No abstract provided.


From Bows To Sound-Chests: Tracing The Ancestry Of The Violin, Janelle R. Finley 2016 Cedarville University

From Bows To Sound-Chests: Tracing The Ancestry Of The Violin, Janelle R. Finley

Musical Offerings

The ancestry of the violin is a subject that has been studied, researched, debated, and written about in great detail. However, despite all of the research and study, the ancestry of the violin is still not certain. This paper presents two schools of thought that propose different theories as to how the ancestry of the violin should be determined and what instruments should be included in the ancestry of the violin. The first school of thought proposes that the violin’s ancestry should be traced through the bow. The second theory proposes that the violin’s ancestry should be traced ...


The Interwoven Evolution Of The Early Keyboard And Baroque Culture, Rachel Stevenson 2016 Cedarville University

The Interwoven Evolution Of The Early Keyboard And Baroque Culture, Rachel Stevenson

Musical Offerings

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact that Baroque society had in the development of the early keyboard. While the main timeframe is Baroque, a few references are made to the late Medieval Period in determining the reason for the keyboard to more prominently emerge in the musical scene. As Baroque society develops and new genres are formed, different keyboard instruments serve vital roles unique to their construction. These new roles also affect the way music was written for the keyboard as well. Advantages and disadvantages of each instrument are discussed, providing an analysis of what would ...


Coursing With Coils: The Only Orchestral Instrument Harder Than The French Horn, Sarah R. Plumley 2016 Cedarville University

Coursing With Coils: The Only Orchestral Instrument Harder Than The French Horn, Sarah R. Plumley

Musical Offerings

Playing the horn has become not only more sophisticated and accurate, but simpler and more efficient for the horn player. The natural horn, used in a variety ways in early history, demanded an incredible level of skill and precision, more than our valved horn today in some ways because it required a more accurate ear, more embouchure dexterity, and the necessity of wrangling crooks for different keys. Thus, it required many practiced skills of the player that are no longer as necessary as they once were. This paper discusses each of these demands along with the history of the horn ...


James Kao Interview, Alice Haller 2016 DePaul University

James Kao Interview, Alice Haller

Asian American Art Oral History Project

Artist Bio: James Kao was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After studying philosophy and focusing on the texts of Ludwig Wittgenstein at the University of Chicago, he worked as a bakery buyer for a specialty foods retail chain in Southern California. In 2001, James forwent his corporate career and returned to Chicago to take classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he received an MFA from the Painting and Drawing Department. He is Assistant Professor of Art at Aurora University in Aurora, IL, and is co-founder and co-director of 4th Ward Project Space in ...


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