Wilson Rocks!

I don’t know about you guys, but when I start working, I want to end up doing quality work, but to also have fun and play like a kid everyday.  I want to enjoy it.  Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life.  Its awesome that everyone else I meet up with in the art department has this same attitude.  Who doesn’t enjoy it?  I’m sure other majors are the same.  This is the reason though that to me I think Wilson Hall is awesome.  My favorite place happens to be in the sculpture studio in Roberts Hall, but its still part of the art department.  However, I don’t know if I’m allowed to take pictures of the tools and things there.

 

I can’t resist putting up the pics I took of Wilson the other week though!  People have to see them.  There is no way anyone but art, nursing, professional studies and (maybe) CCRH residents could have seen it.

 

Couldn’t pass the opportunity.

 

 

 

 

See? Isn’t it awesome? One day everyone was talking about the giraffes on top of the building and I was like, “What? Let me see…”   I hadn’t seen them up there before.  Eventually, I was able to go outside and I immediately thought, “THAT is so cool!”  And I snapped some pictures.  Somehow they made it up there all the way from Roberts Hall (where they had been before) and ended up on the roof of Wilson.  No one knows how they got there. Not even the sculpture professor knows.

 

Its also really weird because I’m pretty sure that the roof door is kept locked at all times (I know I’ve tried).  Maybe the janitor did it.  Or possibly the sculptor of the giraffes himself.  However, I don’t know how he’d get permission for that.  Who knows?


Categories: Art, Campus Life, Social Life, UAHuntsville, What Matters


Yeah I’m new, but not that awkward.

Hey! I’m Elizabeth! I’m a sophomore and I am absolutely loving it here at UAHuntsville!

Things I like to do: trying new art mediums, figure skating, volunteering, backstage work for productions, making lame jokes and playing around like a 3 yr old.  I’m a Graphic Design major (technically Studio Art) and I’m hoping to do the BFA program as well as the Web Cognate.

 

This semester I am extremely excited for…… well, alot actually.

 

Empower leadership program:  Volunteering, meetings, and people (I love volunteering for events and things, there’s alaways lots of networking, plus its good work experience, that people let you in on for free).  I love my Empower people and am lucky to be in the same program with them.

 

My intro to graphic design class:  I was told by my prof that we’re going to make t-shirts with robots on them that reflect our personalities, and later, design our own skateboard decks (why YES I’m excited).

 

Art club:  We’ve been talking about a New York trip for a while, so we’ll see how much closer we’ll get to that goal this year.

 

UAHuntsville Homecoming: I’m helping with advertising for TRUE Charger’s Movie Night. So sometime later this month I’ll be sent to run around campus like a mad man for putting up posters.  That will be interesting and so much fun! And I can’t wait to see the movie (don’t know if I can start telling, but the film is going to be Accepted!) I’ve never seen it myself before, so… yep!   #meetmeattheslab #BYOBlanket

 

But most importantly, I’m always looking forward to meeting new people!!  I’ve met a lot of interesting people through various random situations, including one time that involved a huge hoop skirt I borrowed from the theatre department.  I needed it for a volunteer thing in the UC.  Then I ended up meeting a lady who asked me about the dress and told me that she participates in Civil War reenactments up in Tennessee.  Stuff like that.  So its kinda fun actually.

 

Cool beans, and Charge ON!


Categories: Art, Social Life, UAHuntsville, Uncategorized, What Matters


Your Hobby is What? – Photography

This will hopefully become a serialized blog, so if photography is not necessarily one of your main hobbies or if you have other hobbies that you hope to pursue while taking classes at UAHuntsville, then do not worry!  Keep your eyes open for your personal flavor of “Your Hobby is What?”.

 

One of my favorite pastimes that really helps me remove myself from the stresses of college is photography.  I am mostly interested in the world of macro photography and landscapes, so for me the world is really my artistic palette.   Luckily Huntsville and the surrounding area provide me for ample inspiration for my photography – from the Botanical Gardens to Monte Sano State Park to local caves to right here on campus.

 

 

If by chance you are hoping to hone in your talents and learn from fellow photographers, you are in luck!  UAHuntsville offers several courses in Photography.  Southerland’s Photo located in South Huntsville also offers professional photography classes.  A few local photographers also offer weekend or week-long photo workshops.  A local organization of photographers, the North Alabama Photographers Guild, meets monthly at a local pizza shop and organizes group photo outings through their group page on flickr (http://www.flickr.com/groups/napg/).

 

No matter my level of experience or my current preference of photographic subjects at any given time, Huntsville and the surrounding areas have always provided me with enough artistic stimulation to keep me motivated and thrilled behind my camera!


Categories: Art, Social Life, UAHuntsville, What Matters


It’s the End of the Semester!

It’s already time for finals! I am a senior now entering my final semester here at UAHuntsville.  The time has flown by so fast! Today, I had my final critique in my sculpture class.  It has been a very exciting fun filled semester which I feel has culminated perfectly with my last project.  Next week, I will turn in my final portfolio for my photography class.  We have to select ten images from our entire semester’s work to submit for our final.  Luckily, our teacher helps us make the selection and gives us pointers on the fine-tuning details that go into making a portfolio.

Sculpture, Assemblage Class


Categories: Art, UAHuntsville, Uncategorized


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