Category: Art

To Hear with Eyes: A Walking Book Tour by 2D Design & Literary Survey A

What is a book? What is a viewer’s physical relationship to a text? What is the role of literature in our lives? December 14 and 15, 2015, join students from Lisa Johnson’s (VPA) 2D design class and Laura Kasson Fiss’s (HU) Literary Survey A in contemplating these and related questions. View their artwork and read their wall texts, posted at nine locations around campus. Grab a map outside the Humanities or Visual and Performing Arts department offices, or simply be on the lookout for books and booklike projects as you go through your daily routine.


Student Sculpture Exhibit

Rozsa GalleryThere will be a public reception for the student sculpture exhibit “Equal and Opposite” 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2015, in Rozsa galleries A and B.

Art by students from many disciplines across campus will be showcased and students will be on hand to talk about their work. Small sculptures, larger installations, projection and sound come together in this show. Student work is part of Project Learning Lab, VPA’s alternative, immersive arts classroom.

From Tech Today, by Lisa Johnson.


Design Students Prototype Solutions for Bird-Window Collisions

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Skywalk between Rekhi and the Library

Students in 2D and 3D Design courses (VPA) will display prototypes they designed to reduce bird-window collisions.

The prototypes will be on display now through Dec. 15 at the library-Rekhi Skywalk and the second floor of the library. Ten designs are showcased inside the library-Rekhi skywalk, a prime location where bird strikes occur on campus.

The work represents a STEM-STEAM art-science collaboration. Student designs re-envision large panes of glass to eliminate bird window strikes and the species deaths they cause. Lisa Johnson (VPA) hopes the display will be used as a jumping off point for further collaborations between art, science and engineering to address this problem with creative new technologies.

From Tech Today, by Lisa Johnson.


Lisa Johnson Interviewed on the Project Learning Lab

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech students are taking their creativity outside the classroom.

The university’s sculpture class is learning hands on in the Rozsa Gallery’s Project Learning Lab.

“In the gallery the students are able to really respond to the space,” said assistant professor Lisa Johnson. “They’re able to transform the space in almost any way they like and really get some hands on practice doing design and collaboration and visual arts all together.”

Read more and watch the video at Upper Michigan’s Source, by Aleah Hordges.

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Little-Big Landscapes Exhibit

The Little-Big Landscapes exhibit is a collaboration between artist Danielle Clouse, Visual Arts 2D Design students, and their instructor, Lisa Johnson.

The exhibit can be found through most of February 2015 on the second floor of Rekhi Hall at Michigan Tech, between the internal rotunda and the Department of Computer Science.

For more information about this and other campus arts projects, contact Lisa Johnson, lijohnso@mtu.edu.

Little-Big Landscapes 2015


Lisa Johnson at Imagining America

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Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson (VPA), participated in the public engagement conference, “Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life,” Sept 30 to Oct 3, 2015, in Baltimore. Johnson and other participants worked to re-envision assessment practices, develop new methods for publicly-engaged scholarship, work towards diversity and equity and to connect universities and their communities in mutually beneficial relationships. For more information on Imagining America visit their website.

From Tech Today.

The 2015 National Conference, entitled America Will Be! The Art and Power of “Weaving Our We,” was hosted by University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

The members of Imagining America advance a vision of the world in which publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, and culture workers play critical roles in enacting the promise and ideals of a democratic society.


t.b.d. Works in Progress, Rozsa Gallery

tbd“t.b.d.,” a mid-semester showcase of student work-in-progress by visual arts students, will host public receptions 5-7 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2015, and 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday, October 24, 2015. See the arts process, talk with students about their work and ideas, enjoy the new Rozsa “gallery b.”

This event is part of “Project Learning Lab,” an innovative, alternative arts classroom developed by Visual Arts faculty for 2015-16.

From Tech Today, by Visual and Performing Arts.

To Be Determined…

Michigan Tech students in Lisa Johnson’s sculpture class walk visitors through their unfinished works at the student exhibition “t.b.d.” Sunday.

Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Meghan Marquardt.


Gallery Reception – “Senses of Land”

Senses of LandThere will be a gallery reception for the exhibit “Senses of Land” from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Rozsa Center Gallery in the lower level of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

Three artists and one writer explore different ideas of landscape and our interactions with it in the Rozsa Gallery’s exhibit. The reception is come-and-go but curator Lisa Johnson (VPA) will give a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

“Sense of Land” features the artworks of Allen Morris (photography) Sage Dawson (map making) Cathleen Faubert (scent and memory) and the poetry of David Ebenbach.

From Tech Today.

Rozsa Center to host “Senses of Land” Gallery exhibit, Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra “Violapalooza” concert Oct. 10

Senses of Land features work by three contemporary artists who focus on landscape, ecology, and our place in nature and community. Artists will feature work that explores our sensory and personal connections to diverse landscapes and how we find our ways among the places where we live.

Read more at Keweenaw Now.


The Rozsa Gallery Transformed: Project Learning Lab Introduces Two New Art Spaces

Rozsa GalleryMichigan Tech’s Rozsa Center and The Department of Visual and Performing Arts announces Project Learning Lab, an innovative arts classroom for Michigan Tech students and the community. Project Learning Lab turns the Rozsa Gallery into two spaces: A professional gallery, A-Space, which presents its first professional exhibition from Sept. 25 – Nov. 14, Senses of Land; and gallery b: An active learning classroom, gallery b, is a cutting-edge Visual Arts experiment that takes place within the Rozsa gallery. There will be an opening reception and gallery discussion in A-Space for Senses of Land from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on October 10. Project Learning Lab is open M-F, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

From Tech Today, by the Rozsa Center.


Rozsa’s 2015/16 Season

Pep BandThe Rozsa Center and Visual and Performing Arts 2015/16 season presents a little something for everyone. The season includes more than 39 events, encompassing film, lectures, music, art gallery exhibitions, dance and more. From Shakespeare and ballet, to comedy and jazz, Rozsa shows will entertain all tastes and ages. The season even includes an opportunity for local young dancers to perform alongside professional ballet dancers in The Nutcracker.

Flexible discount season ticket packages are on sale Aug. 1 to 31with single tickets going on sale Sept. 1. For more information visit the Rozsa Center website or contact Bethany Jones at bjones@mtu.edu.

From Tech Today.