The Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) has been a vital part of the University and city for nearly 50 years—a hub of art, cultural understanding and community. “CFAC is a bridge between the Syracuse University community and the local community,…
New Biblio Gallery Exhibit: Master Copy Drawings on Display Through December
Syracuse University Libraries’ new Biblio Gallery Exhibit, titled “Master Copy Drawings,” is now on display through December on the fourth floor of Bird Library. Master drawings are records of the artist’s creative process. Master copies are considered an essential form of practice for the beginning drawing student, since it facilitates the student’s development of the importance of line quality and mark making. The master copy drawing assignment integrates research, art history and drawing skill. To prepare for the assignment, students participated in a workshop taught by Ann Skiold, associate librarian, who introduced them to resources available in Syracuse University Libraries.
Pieces in this exhibit were selected from three sections of first-year studio students in two courses: Drawing I: Observation and Drawing Nature in the School of Art in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The student drawings represent a range of master artists’ approaches in figurative and landscape works from the Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, Rococo and Neo-Classical periods. The pieces on display were selected by School of Art faculty members Susan D’Amato, associate professor and drawing coordinator; Holly Greenberg, associate professor and printmaking coordinator and Sarah McCoubrey, professor and painting coordinator.
Students whose work is featured in the exhibit are Nicole Blanchard, Sike Chan, Chloe Crookall, D’Mya Curtis, Emilie DelSignore, Emma Edelin, Abe Frankel, Diana Garcia, Aisling Kenny, Zhanhao (Jim) Liang, Shianne Lindsay, Claudia Lynch, Sophia Medieros, Callen Moore, Celena Mouton, Leito Navarete, Lydia Pleasants, Nikkos Saviolis, Robert Spano, Kayla Tomlin, Jiaqi Yuan and Anna Zinan.