October 2017

Posted 10/23/2017

Visiting artist Jason Rohlf speaks about his work  

Artist Jason Rohlf, a Milwaukee native who has been making work in Brooklyn, NY, since 1999. Rohlf visited UWGB on the occasion of his upcoming solo show “Kismet” at the Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee. His bright, textured paintings explore the multifaceted relationships between color, material, and surface. He has exhibited his work across the United States, created a public installation for the MTA in New York, and has lectured for the Pratt Institute, Bowling Green University, and Lawrence University, among others. He is the recipient of the Sam and Adelle Golden Foundation for the Arts Artist in Residency.   See the video.


Alison Staudinger publishes on why we work

Alison Staudinger used to work at a fish cannery in Alaska.  Now she is a political theorist and professor.  She wonders, why do we work?

'Viking House' to be re-constructed at UW-Green Bay

No longer will UW-Green Bay students and faculty have to make the trek from Green Bay to Marshfield, Wis. to relive Viking-age Norway. They will simply have to walk outside the doors of Wood Hall, cross the parking lot, and step into the 11th century.

That’s in thanks to donors Owen and Elspeth Christianson, who have studied Viking-age Norway for 40 years, and have donated their replica of a Viking-age gryndbygg (a Norwegian timber-frame house) to UW-Green Bay. In mid-September, students from Prof. Heidi Sherman’s Public Humanities class spent three days with Owen carefully disassembling and numbering each piece of the house. The foundation has been excavated and poured (see the video), the concrete has been texturized (see the video) and reconstruction, piece-by-numbered-piece begins next Monday (Oct. 23, 2017). The house was delivered last week.

History students just published a website about the project and there is a facebook page with hundreds of photos.

Manager of the project, UW-Green Bay Chair of History, Heidi Sherman, said the reconstruction will go quickly, and should be near completion, except for a slate roof, by late Friday, Oct. 27. An open house is being planned for Saturday, Oct. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. There will be games for children and demonstration of Viking-age crafts from 3 to 5 p.m.