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Tectonic Shifts

Information about the Tectonic Shifts exhibition for the Department of Art + Design at Utah State University.

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Creative Chemistry: USU Student Using Science to Create Unique Pieces of Art

Out of an attempt to make homemade paints to cut down on his costs, Utah State University student Adam Lambert stumbled upon a way to patina copper on filter paper. With some off-the-shelf supplies, and a little research online, the USU senior, studying in the sculpture program, uses chemistry to manipulate a mixture of root killer, baking or washing soda, lye and Vitamin C to create different colors of copper ions. After soaking a filter paper in that solution, letting it dry, and applying a bit of glue, Lambert then can use the papers to create different art pieces.

USU Interior Architecture & Design is currently ranked 8th in the top 20 Interior Design Schools

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Congratulations to David C. Wall on his recent publication!

From Street to Screen: Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep

Charles Burnett's 1977 film Killer of Sheep is one of the towering classics of African American cinema. From Street to Screen: Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep is the first book-length collection dedicated to the film and designed to introduce viewers to this still relatively unknown masterpiece. Beginning life as Burnett's master's thesis project in 1973, and shot on a budget of $10,000, Killer of sheep immediately became a cornerstone of the burgeoning movement in African American film that came to be known variously as the LA School or LA Rebellion. By bringing together a wide variety of material, this volume covers both the politics and aesthetics of the film as well as its deeper social and contextual histories.