Friday, January 31st

Time Event Title
All day-Mar 2nd

Nightwatch: Works by Ellen Garvens

First Street Gallery
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, Nightwatch, a collection of mixed media works and photographs by Seattle artist Ellen Garvens on display January 31 through March 2. Currently a professor of art at the University of Washington in Seattle, Garvens’ work has earned her both national and international acclaim in solo and group exhibitions.

Garvens uses photography, drawing and mixed media to depict various domestic settings in her immediate environment. She manipulates her images using digital techniques and drawing techniques to arrange the imagery so as to reflect her internal, poetic experience, rather than producing a rote, documentary recording of the photographic moment.

Inspired by sleepless wanderings around her home at night and the altered perspective of objects illuminated by filtered streetlight, her Nightwatch series developed into an internal investigation about perceptual shifts and uncertainty. The works describe ambiguous, nocturnal spaces in which the somnambulist encounters reassuring, domestic passages of imagery that emerge slowly while feeling her way through a darkened spaces, yielding small visual hints of familiar images and clarity along the way.

Viewers of this exhibition can shamble through the inner workings of the artist's poetic imagination, just as Garvens wanders through her house at night.

The exhibition also features selected works from some of Garvens’ past series. One of which, is her Ambivalence Series, which led her to larger, complex political and ethical conclusions about landmines and the effects of war.

After discovering a closetful of long-abandoned human prostheses, Garvens was drawn to the anthropomorphic shapes and smooth edges of the artificial limbs and body parts. As she further immersed herself in the subject, the project developed to an international level where Garvens undertook the photo-documentation of clinics in Southeast Asia, which treated landmine victims. Her well-known photographic series Ambivalence chronicles her investigation of prostheses and the loss of human limbs and body parts. The series focuses on clinics in Cambodia, Laos, and other landmine and poverty-stricken Asian countries. Nearly forty years after official cessation of hostilities in Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos the people of Southeast Asia still suffer from landmines that were left behind by the combatants.

Ellen Garvens will present a lecture and slide show about her work at Humboldt State University on Friday January 31. The lecture will be held in Room 102 in the Art Department Building on the Humboldt State campus. The lecture is free to the public. A reception for the artist will be held at HSU First Street Gallery on Saturday, February 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during Eureka’s monthly Arts Alive event. The event is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. and is located at 422 First Street Eureka, California. Admission is free. Those planning group tours are encouraged to call ahead. For more information call 707-443-6363 or visit the gallery's website at www. humboldt.edu/first
All day-Mar 2nd

The Universe Unfolded Works by Ananda Oliveri

First Street Gallery
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, The Universe Unfolded, an exhibition of art featuring a variety of mixed media works by Ananda Oliveri. The exhibition will run from January 31st through March 2, 2014.

In his most ambitious exhibition to date, The Universe Unfolded presents an array of new and recent acrylic pieces as well as mixed-media interactive installations. Oliveri paints on uncommon surfaces such as Plexiglas, mirrors, and the walls themselves. The artist also uses optical effects to literally immerse the viewer into the work. This combination of installation and select works interact with the physical gallery space to encompass the viewer within his art.

The implicit narrative of The Universe Unfolded is largely based on the theory of technological singularity, or the Post-Artificial Intelligence world. This narrative is created artistically through diverse materials and recurrent motifs. Repetition is used in many aspects of this exhibition to create an intersection of random determination and systematic order showing in recurring motifs such as triangles or infinite reflections of mirrors facing one another.

Ananda Oliveri’s work blends highly conceptual approaches with an urban aesthetic. Using spray paint and large-scale origami, the artist draws from many cultural influences to accompany his narratives of transformation, fate and chaos in our current, and future, globalized world.

Currently working and living on California’s North Coast, Ananda Oliveri has shown in many of Eureka, California’s gallery spaces. He has also shown his works throughout California and nationally. A resourceful artist, gallery owner and curator, he partially funded this collection of work successfully using the fund raising platform, Kickstarter.

There will be a gallery reception for the artist, which will take place at HSU First Street Gallery on February 1st from 6-9pm during Eureka’s Arts Alive program. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. and is located at 422 First Street, Eureka, California. Admission is free. Those planning group tours are encouraged to call ahead. For more information call 707-443-6363 or visit the gallery’s website at www.humboldt.edu/first
All day

Ellen Garvens Art Lecture

Art Department Building
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, Nightwatch, a collection of mixed media works and photographs by Seattle artist Ellen Garvens on display January 31 through March 2. Currently a professor of art at the University of Washington in Seattle, Garvens’ work has earned her both national and international acclaim in solo and group exhibitions.

Ellen Garvens will present a lecture and slide show about her work at Humboldt State University on Friday January 31. The lecture will be held in Room 102 in the Art Department Building on the Humboldt State campus. The lecture is free to the public.

The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. and is located at 422 First Street Eureka, California. Admission is free. Those planning group tours are encouraged to call ahead. For more information call 707-443-6363 or visit the gallery's website at www. humboldt.edu/first
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar Series

HSU Campus
All are welcome to this Friday's seminar. Dr. Brian Tissot, HSU Marine Lab Director, will present "Conservation and Conflict in the Marine Aquarium Trade."

Dr. Tissot’s talk will focus on the conservation of live-caught aquarium fish on the Island of Hawai`i using community-based management of a network of marine protected areas. His collaborative conservation program, which involves multiple agencies and a variety of local community groups, has
successfully implemented management plans and policies
designed to balance community interests, the coral reef
dive tourism industry, and a sustainable aquarium fishery.

Please note that all seminars for this spring semester will be held in SciB 133.
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Horse

Kate Buchanan Room
Help us ring in the new year with traditional New Year's treats and more. Don't forget money to feed the Dragon. It will bring you luck and prosperity for the year! According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2014 is the Year of the Horse. The Horse is a hard worker, intelligent, and friendly.
8:00 pm

Tommy Emmanuel with Martin Taylor

Van Duzer Theater
Moving effortlessly from folk to rock, jazz, country, and blues with remarkable flair and unforgettable showmanship, guitarist Tommy Emmanuel “is unquestionably one of the most gifted artists of our time” (Acoustic Guitar). Expect plenty of fretboard fireworks in this special duo performance, as Tommy joins forces with Martin Taylor, one of the world’s foremost exponents of solo fingerstyle guitar playing.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Jan 25th-Mar 22nd

HSU Alumni Centennial Road Show

Various locations, USA

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