ESSE: Virtual End-of-Semester Exhibition

You can still participate! The LookOut can post students’ work through the end of finals. Direct message @rcah.lookout . For videos, email rcah.lookout@msu.edu.

 

The LookOut Gallery will be holding a virtual End-of-Semester Exhibition! As in usual times, our opening will coincide with the 112/ILO showcase next Thursday, April 23, 7-8:30 p.m. The digital platform gives us a chance to open things up – not constrained by space, we can define art broadly and include a lot of the forms of creativity that the current crisis has demanded of the RCAH community. And anyone (current students, alumnae, faculty/staff including emeritus) is welcome to contribute! 

 

You can submit: 

  • Artworks (in any medium) produced for an RCAH (or other MSU) course
  • Artworks/projects (individual or collaborative) produced in the digital LMC/Art Studio
  • Artworks (broadly defined) made on your own during this time
  • Responses to any of Chrystel Lopez’s creative prompts. Here are a few particularly visual ones to consider:
    • Draw the first meal you will eat at a restaurant when quarantine is over.
    • Make a comic based on the change that has erupted in your life due to the Coronavirus. It doesn't necessarily have to be funny, just a reflection on your perspective.
    • Dream Journal! After you wake up, illustrate your dream with pen and paper. Didn’t dream last night? Ask a loved one about theirs and bring it to life.
    • Make something creative from the perspective of an MSU squirrel during quarantine (draw, write a short story, write a poem, paint, etc.)
  • Products of your participation in any RCAH creative Zoom events (alumni brownbag art workshop; Marcus’s prompts; knitting night, etc.)
  • Any demonstrations of creativity that the current crisis/quarantine has demanded of you.

 

How to submit/participate:

  1. Using your own Instagram account, make one post for each artwork you are submitting by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. 
  2. Your account will need to be set to public for the duration of the exhibit. If you would rather not, then email their submission to rcah.lookout@msu.edu.
  3. If you don’t have an Instagram account, you can email 1-3 images and the text of your post to rcah.lookout@msu.edu and I will post them directly to @rcah.lookout on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rcah.lookout/
  4. Include your name, the artwork title, artwork date (e.g. March 11, 2020; Quarantine Day 6), and some explanatory text for the piece, including context in which it was produced – which course, creative prompt, etc.
  5. Use the hashtags #virtualESSE and #WeRCAHnnected and tag LookOut Gallery (@rcah.lookout) We will collate your #virtualESSE posts in an ESSE tab of the website Marcus is creating to host Thursday’s night’s event, as well as on the LookOut Instagram page.
  6. Instructors: You are welcome to have students use an additional hashtag specific to your course or assignment, for further grouping.