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Cultural Combinations In Japanese Art: The False Dichotomy Of Buddhism And Shintō, Danae Reaves-Bey Browne May 2018

Cultural Combinations In Japanese Art: The False Dichotomy Of Buddhism And Shintō, Danae Reaves-Bey Browne

Honors Program Theses and Projects

In the latter half of the nineteenth century, the Meiji regime (1868-1912) of Japan declared a mandatory separation of indigenous deities from Buddhist figures. The Meiji government sought to use indigenous rituals, instead of Buddhist rituals, to legitimize its power. It thus codified these beliefs as a national religion, today referred to as Shintō (神道), to emphasize their autonomy. Yet, in spite of its efforts to isolate these beliefs from all others, Japanese spirituality still bears traces of “extra-cultural” religious ideas. This is the result of a long history of religious syncretism (hybridity) in the region. An understanding of the ...


Art Created By Women In Response To Social Change: A Study Of Women’S Identity From The Twentieth Century To The Present, Kathleen Carroll May 2018

Art Created By Women In Response To Social Change: A Study Of Women’S Identity From The Twentieth Century To The Present, Kathleen Carroll

Honors Program Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


On The Cover: Artist’S Statement For B-Phone, Brenda Roveda Jan 2018

On The Cover: Artist’S Statement For B-Phone, Brenda Roveda

The Graduate Review

No abstract provided.


Ceramic Vessel: All Blue Binary, Brenda Roveda Jan 2018

Ceramic Vessel: All Blue Binary, Brenda Roveda

The Graduate Review

No abstract provided.


Ceramic Vessel: Blue Binary 1, Brenda Roveda Jan 2018

Ceramic Vessel: Blue Binary 1, Brenda Roveda

The Graduate Review

No abstract provided.


Ceramic Vessel: Color Binary, Brenda Roveda Jan 2018

Ceramic Vessel: Color Binary, Brenda Roveda

The Graduate Review

No abstract provided.


Connected: An Artist’S Investigation Into Digital Communication, Brenda Roveda Jan 2018

Connected: An Artist’S Investigation Into Digital Communication, Brenda Roveda

Master’s Theses and Projects

The purpose of my thesis was to develop a body of utilitarian ceramic pottery, which examines the internal conflict I have with digital communication and its impact on social interactions. I draw inspiration from historic ceramic artworks for my wheel-thrown and hand-built forms. My traditionally inspired utilitarian forms are ornamented with surface decorations that represent contemporary symbols of the digital age. By doing this I intend to create artworks that allow the viewer to contemplate the evolution of human communication and their own reliance on technological devices.

My studio investigations incorporate scholarly research of historic artworks and time periods combined ...


This Light Is Not My Own: Détournement, Authorial Intent, And Activated Spectatorship In Visual Art, Ryan Mehigan Jan 2018

This Light Is Not My Own: Détournement, Authorial Intent, And Activated Spectatorship In Visual Art, Ryan Mehigan

Master’s Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


Ceramic Vessel: Connected Ii, Brenda Roveda Jan 2018

Ceramic Vessel: Connected Ii, Brenda Roveda

The Graduate Review

No abstract provided.


The Bridge, Volume 15, 2018, Bridgewater State University Jan 2018

The Bridge, Volume 15, 2018, Bridgewater State University

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Editor-in-Chief: Mialise Carney

Managing Editor: Alex Everette

Lead Designer: Cady Parker

Editors:
Sydney Cabral
Jake Camara
Christina Carter
Care DeSouza
Gabriel Hazeldine
Parker Jones
Karina Lagstrom
Alexandria Machado
Emily Melo-Coppinger
Katie McPherson
Joe Near
Harrison Ryan
Soraya Santos
Treina Santos
John Wilson

Faculty Advisor: Evan Dardano

Graduate Assistant: Jill Boger

Consultant: Cheryl Sirois, Design


Inside Front Cover: Waiting For The King, Betsy Scarbrough May 2017

Inside Front Cover: Waiting For The King, Betsy Scarbrough

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Moving Sculpture, A Fusion Of Art And Mechanics, Sarah Newton Apr 2017

Moving Sculpture, A Fusion Of Art And Mechanics, Sarah Newton

Honors Program Theses and Projects

My thesis project explores the combination of visual aesthetics and complex mechanics through the creation of a functioning wind turbine sculpture primarily constructed from found materials, both natural and man-made. The sculpture functions as a basic wind turbine using a treadmill motor as a generator. It symbolizes nature through the diverse textures and natural colors of the found materials it is composed of. Research was conducted through studying many versions of wind turbines built by amateurs online and reading texts about creating homemade wind power such as “Homebrew Wind Power” by Dan Bartmann & Dan Fink. The purpose of the sculpture ...


A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Artist Notebook I, Kristin Donato Jan 2017

A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Artist Notebook I, Kristin Donato

The Graduate Review

This body of artwork uses 3D forms to visualize the impact of mental illness. Altered forms of cast heads and personal stories depicted through artist books examines how mental illness affects those suffering from an illness, as well as those acting as support systems.


A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Artist Notebook Ii, Kristin Donato Jan 2017

A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Artist Notebook Ii, Kristin Donato

The Graduate Review

This body of artwork uses 3D forms to visualize the impact of mental illness. Altered forms of cast heads and personal stories depicted through artist books examines how mental illness affects those suffering from an illness, as well as those acting as support systems.


The Bridge, Volume 14, 2017, Bridgewater State University Jan 2017

The Bridge, Volume 14, 2017, Bridgewater State University

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Editor-in-Chief:
Allie Briggs

Editors:
Katherine Nazzaro
Medjine Tercy
Alexandria Machado
Alyssa McLellan
Rupert Simpson
Parker Jones
Mialise Carney

Faculty Advisors:
Katy Whittingham
Evan Dardano

Graduate Consultant:
Jill Boger

Design Consultant:
Cheryl Sirois

Student Consultants:
Kelsey Leuenberger
Stephanie Janeczek
Claire Alexander


A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Artist Notebook Iii, Kristin Donato Jan 2017

A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Artist Notebook Iii, Kristin Donato

The Graduate Review

This body of artwork uses 3D forms to visualize the impact of mental illness. Altered forms of cast heads and personal stories depicted through artist books examines how mental illness affects those suffering from an illness, as well as those acting as support systems.


A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Cast Ceramic And Plastic Heads, Kristin Donato Jan 2017

A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Cast Ceramic And Plastic Heads, Kristin Donato

The Graduate Review

This body of artwork uses 3D forms to visualize the impact of mental illness. Altered forms of cast heads and personal stories depicted through artist books examines how mental illness affects those suffering from an illness, as well as those acting as support systems.


On The Cover: Artist's Statement For Portrait Of Mental Illness, Kristin Donato Jan 2017

On The Cover: Artist's Statement For Portrait Of Mental Illness, Kristin Donato

The Graduate Review

This body of artwork uses 3D forms to visualize the impact of mental illness. Altered forms of cast heads and personal stories depicted through artist books examines how mental illness affects those suffering from an illness, as well as those acting as support systems.


America's First Subway - History Of The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Kelsey Lynch May 2016

America's First Subway - History Of The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Kelsey Lynch

Honors Program Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


Cartland: A Comic, Jon Dorn May 2016

Cartland: A Comic, Jon Dorn

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Twenty-One, Melanie F. Gillis-Janssen Jan 2016

Twenty-One, Melanie F. Gillis-Janssen

The Graduate Review

Artist's Statement:

Twenty-one is a composition portrait of a teenager. The technique employed includes printing the image on 5” x 7” aluminum flashing, using an inkjet transfer process. While investigating alternative printing processes, I learned of German artist Berit Myreboe’s hauntingly beautiful portraits that are manipulated transfer prints on aluminum, accented with paint. I emulated Myreboe’s work in using aluminum as a printing surface for my portraits, but I decided not to add paint to soften the images. I utilized aluminum as a printing surface to add depth to the work and to reinforce a sense of ...


Review Of ‘Sculpture Victorious: Art In An Age Of Invention, 1837–1901’ At The Yale Center For British Art, 11 September To 30 November 2014, Jonathan Shirland Jan 2016

Review Of ‘Sculpture Victorious: Art In An Age Of Invention, 1837–1901’ At The Yale Center For British Art, 11 September To 30 November 2014, Jonathan Shirland

Art and Art History Faculty Publications

An academic review of the exhibition ‘Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837–1901’ at the Yale Center for British Art, assessing the impact of the exhibition for the future of studies into Victorian sculpture.


Mariposa Naturally Inclined, Jessica Lazarus Jan 2016

Mariposa Naturally Inclined, Jessica Lazarus

The Graduate Review

No abstract provided.


The Bridge, Volume 13, 2016, Bridgewater State University Jan 2016

The Bridge, Volume 13, 2016, Bridgewater State University

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Editor-in-Chief: Jill Boger
Managing Editor: Kelsey Leuenberger
Lead Designer: Ghada Masri
Photo Editor: David Hooker

Editors:
Hannah Green
Amanda Hankel
Kelci Sylvia
Caitlin Westgate

Faculty Advisor: John Mulrooney

Consultant: Cheryl Tullis


No Man's Land, Laurie Mathews Jan 2016

No Man's Land, Laurie Mathews

Undergraduate Review

No abstract provided.


Photo Essay - Looking Backwards And Forwards: Works By Five Emeritus Art Faculty, Stephen Smalley Nov 2015

Photo Essay - Looking Backwards And Forwards: Works By Five Emeritus Art Faculty, Stephen Smalley

Bridgewater Review

Last spring, five Bridgewater State University art professors emeritus displayed their artworks on campus, depicting their personal reminiscences of the Art Center, the university’s oldest building. The mixed media exhibition was held in Boyden Hall, the building that housed the art department in a basement location until January 1976, when the department was moved to the Art Center. Participating former faculty members were John Droege, Roger Dunn, Joan Hausrath, Dorothy Pulsifer and Stephen Smalley, long-serving colleagues in the art department.


Shaping The Future: Igniting Change In Fashion Advertising Through Graphic Design, Jessica Laudati May 2015

Shaping The Future: Igniting Change In Fashion Advertising Through Graphic Design, Jessica Laudati

Honors Program Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


Shangaa: Art Of Tanzania - Qcc Art Gallery, City University Of New York (Cuny) February 22-May 19, 2013; Portland Museum Of Art, Maine June 8 - August 25, 2013 [Exhibition Review], Jonathan Shirland Jan 2015

Shangaa: Art Of Tanzania - Qcc Art Gallery, City University Of New York (Cuny) February 22-May 19, 2013; Portland Museum Of Art, Maine June 8 - August 25, 2013 [Exhibition Review], Jonathan Shirland

Art and Art History Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Designing Social Change: Inquiry-Based Practice & Teaching, Donald Tarallo Jan 2015

Designing Social Change: Inquiry-Based Practice & Teaching, Donald Tarallo

Art and Art History Faculty Publications

This paper shares an exploratory and inquiry-based graphic design project and the resultant pedagogic approach that offers arts and design educators ideas on teaching to instigate positive social change. The author summarizes a year-long fellowship project where he worked as a change agent in service to a partnership of six non-profit, after-school arts programs in Providence, Rhode Island who are organized as the Providence Youth Arts Collaborative (PYAC).

The intention of this project was two-fold. The primary effort was to investigate ways graphic design can be strategically used to seed interest and empower youth to make positive choices with how ...


The Bridge, Volume 12, 2015, Bridgewater State University Jan 2015

The Bridge, Volume 12, 2015, Bridgewater State University

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Art Editor-in-Chief: Ghada Masri
Literature Editor-in-Chief: Briana McDonald
Managing Editor: Elizabeth Tobin
Senior Photography Editor: Sara Kelley

Art Editors
Kerrin Flynn
Shannon Stivaletta

Literature Editors
Jillian Boger
James Holbert
Anthony Holland
Jenna Lopes
Kate Pallis
James Stewart
Carley Taylor
Abigail Wotton

Student Consultant: Meaghan Casey