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Juried Exhibition

Meet the Artists: Hanna Jubran and Heath Matysek-Snyder

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Hanna Jubran and Heath Matysek-Snyder are two of 11 artists selected to exhibit in the second installment of JCSM’s biennial Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. 

Hanna Jubran

Grimesland, North Carolina

Triad,  2015
Steel and paint

 

Artist Statement:

Triad is a sculpture created to identify the power of the number three—the moment of counting to three and the number three used by all people to express “Good Thoughts, Good Words, and Good Deeds” (a phrase referring to the basic tenets of Zoroastrianism, an ancient religion of Greater Iran).

The interplay of elements—form, space, and colors—is seen in a variety of forms as they occur in nature and their relation to the landscape. Between nature, the viewer, and the sculpture, I am condensing time, space, and materials. They are ever-changing.

Heath Matysek-Snyder

Mechanicsville, Virginia

Komíny-NBS Explore,   2013
Firewood, picnic table, desk, tricycle, paint, and steel pipe

 

Artist Statement:

Intrigued by the visual patterns and textures of stacked materials, I investigate the bundling, stacking, and clustering of materials into and around forms. This grouping of materials takes shape as furniture, as sculptural installation, and as interior architecture. Over several years I have developed the Komíny series, a body of work that investigates themes of place and identity through the act of stacking firewood.

The Komíny (Czech for “stacks”) that I create incorporate meaningful objects directly into firewood stacks. The embedded artifacts range from books to chairs to tractors, signifying different places, cultures, and histories, depending on the chosen objects and locations.

See more of their work at our Museum Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, October 2, to celebrate the opening of Out of the Box! The community-wide event is open to all ages, and will include sculpture tours, art and family activities, a tiger bounce house for kids, a grand prize giveaway, and delicious food and beverage options from local favorites. Guest artist and juror Willie Cole will announce the three top prizewinners from among the 11 finalists during the event!

Out of the Box is made possible in part with funds provided by Julian Robert Haynes, in memory of Dr. Lucile McGehee Haynes, Grace and David E. Johnson, and the Susan Phillips Educational Gift Fund.
A portion of the finalists’ honoraria for the 11 finalists is supported by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Meet the Artists: Mike Wsol and Luke Achterberg

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Mike Wsol and Luke Achterberg are two of 11 artists selected to exhibit in the second installment of JCSM’s biennial Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. 

Mike Wsol

Lilburn, Georgia

Lost Horizon #2,  2013
Steel and artificial glass

Artist Statement:

With my Lost Horizon sculptures, I created a point of isolation and insulation that affords viewers an opportunity to focus on space, landscape, and self. This experience shows how we inhabit the atmosphere with our entire bodies while small parts of us touch the landscape.

Sculpture or architecture can be designed to provide moments of introspection—moments that reveal to the viewer what it is to be a human moving through the atmosphere touching the earth’s surface.

Luke Achterberg

Lexington, Kentucky

Fettle,   2011
Painted steel

Artist Statement:

My work explores relationships between fine art and the subcultures of Americana found in automotive-customizing culture, style-writing culture, and street art—all of which display extremely high technical values developed outside of academia. I identify with these values and am diligent in my attention to the quality and individuality of each work. While working, I think of the customization process that overturns the standardization of automobile mass production into vehicular uniqueness. I continually play with balance, both physical and aesthetic, creating a visual smoothness or sleekness, what I would call “Super Sleek.”

See more of their work at our Museum Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, October 2, to celebrate the opening of Out of the Box! The community-wide event is open to all ages, and will include sculpture tours, art and family activities, a tiger bounce house for kids, a grand prize giveaway, and delicious food and beverage options from local favorites. Guest artist and juror Willie Cole will announce the three top prizewinners from among the 11 finalists during the event!

Out of the Box is made possible in part with funds provided by Julian Robert Haynes, in memory of Dr. Lucile McGehee Haynes, Grace and David E. Johnson, and the Susan Phillips Educational Gift Fund.
A portion of the finalists’ honoraria for the 11 finalists is supported by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

A Taste of Out of the Box

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Meet one of the vendors of our Museum Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, October 2! Domino’s on Magnolia will have food available for purchase from 3 to 7 pm as we celebrate the opening of Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture ExhibitionThe community-wide event is open to all ages, and will include sculpture tours, art and family activities, a tiger bounce house for kids, and delicious food and beverage options from local favorites (including Domino’s!). Cash is preferred, we ID. No outside food or drinks allowed.

 

Vendor Spotlight: Domino's on Magnolia

Domino’s will serve

Pizza by the slice

 

About Us
“Welcome to Domino’s at 310 W Magnolia Ave, where we work to give you the best in pizza delivery and more! Our restaurant’s menu aims to please by giving you tons of ways to customize your pizza and delivering them to you! Everyone can find something they like on the Domino’s pizza menu, from vegetarian delights to carnivorous creations.

Plus we do more than just pizza. When it comes to wings, for example, there’s no one like Domino’s. We always serve wings that are baked to crispy, tender perfection.

 

What are your options? You could go the classic route with our oven-baked chicken wings. When our morsels of goodness come out of the oven, they are topped with your choice of our sweet, smoky, or hot sauces. Or mix it up with boneless wings, which are lightly breaded with savory spices for a satisfying flavor. Want to go the extra mile for more flavor? Pick from our dipping sauces to customize your order. We have it all, with options that range from subtly sweet (that’s the Mango Habanero Sauce) to spicy (our classic Buffalo Wings Kicker Hot Sauce) to smooth and creamy (tasty blue cheese, please). Every order promises deliciousness. Yep, wing delivery is one of the things that we do best. We’re also proud to offer entrées like chicken wings and oven-baked sandwiches, as well as sides like salads, drinks, and our stuffed cheesy breads. And don’t forget about dessert! Why do we offer so many choices? That’s easy: we want you to have the best experience.

To top it all off, we go beyond a great menu to make it incredibly easy to order from our store! Just give your location a call, place an order on our website, or get the free Domino’s smartphone app and order from anywhere. Operating more than 11,700 restaurant locations in over 75 nations worldwide, we understand the value of good customer service and high quality. With more than 34 million options to customize your pizza, plus convenient online and mobile ordering for delivery or carryout, we focus on the customer first here at Domino’s.

For truly delicious choices ranging from savory pizzas to sweet treats, try Domino’s! From side sauces to your choice of crusts to dozens of toppings, you can get creative and customize your pizza any way you want. Domino’s also goes beyond pizza to bring you the best pasta, sandwiches, chicken, desserts, and so much more in the area. Whether you’re a student at Auburn University, or just nearby, or you’re ordering from around Drake Middle Sch or near Auburn High Sch, think Domino’s. That’s right! No matter where you are in Auburn neighborhood, you’ll find fantastic food at your neighborhood Domino’s. Click, call, or come in and see us today!”

See more on their website. 

Out of the Box is made possible in part with funds provided by Julian Robert Haynes, in memory of Dr. Lucile McGehee Haynes, Grace and David E. Johnson, and the Susan Phillips Educational Gift Fund.

Meet the Artists: Alex Podesta and Adam Walls

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Alex Podesta and Adam Walls are two of 11 artists selected to exhibit in the second installment of JCSM’s biennial Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. 

Alex Podesta

New Orleans, Louisiana

Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Bathers),  2014

Mixed media floating sculpture

Artist Statement:

In all of my recent work I have culled the rich fantasies, daydreams, misconceptions and experiences of childhood and re-contextualized them through the filters of adulthood, experience and education. This effort has been made in an attempt to plumb the depths of the creative and comprehensive naiveté of youth; to illustrate, in engaging and serio-comic ways, the role of fantasy, “othering” and conflict in nascent self-awareness; and, through the time honored tradition of solipsistic navel gazing, to pick gently at the loose thread of wistful escapism inherent in a quiet, down hill slide into maturity.

Adam Walls

Hope Mills, North Carolina

Core 3,   2014
Steel

Artist Statement:

The majority of my sculpture is concept driven and is often highly viewer interactive. The conceptual component of my work is often derived from some memory that was stirred by the shape of some found object, or from some memento that I have held on to since childhood. These things bring up thoughts and experiences that challenge me and guide me through the creative process. There are elements in much of my larger works that are derived from my love of fantasy, escapism, and pop-culture imagery.

See more of their work at our Museum Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, October 2, to celebrate the opening of Out of the Box! The community-wide event is open to all ages, and will include sculpture tours, art and family activities, a tiger bounce house for kids, a grand prize giveaway, and delicious food and beverage options from local favorites. Guest artist and juror Willie Cole will announce the three top prizewinners from among the 11 finalists during the event!

Out of the Box is made possible in part with funds provided by Julian Robert Haynes, in memory of Dr. Lucile McGehee Haynes, Grace and David E. Johnson, and the Susan Phillips Educational Gift Fund.
A portion of the finalists’ honoraria for the 11 finalists is supported by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

A Taste of Out of the Box

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Meet one of the vendors of our Museum Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, October 2! Niffer’s Place will have food available for purchase from 3 to 7 pm as we celebrate the opening of Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture ExhibitionThe community-wide event is open to all ages, and will include sculpture tours, art and family activities, a tiger bounce house for kids, and delicious food and beverage options from local favorites (including Niffer’s Place!). Cash is preferred, we ID. No outside food or drinks allowed.

 

Vendor Spotlight: Niffer's Place

Niffer’s Place will serve

Corn Nuggets

Fried Pickles

Homemade Chips

 

About Us
“Niffer’s Place opened in 1991 with the concept of good food for an excellent value in a fun atmosphere. Keely Beasecker, Auburn University alumni and AU swim alumni has owned Niffer’s Place since founding in 1991. She has surrounded herself with the best team in the business. We are dedicated to providing our customers with excellent customer service, great food and hopefully a fun experience on each visit! Keely loves to hear that people enjoy the food and the friendly service, but the thing she loves to hear most is that people have FUN here!

The character of Niffer, whom you see on our sign and on our menu, is a regular guy with regular food at regular prices, who wants you to EAT HERE! Over the years, specials like our Burger Night, Wing Night, Beer Specials, and Wednesday Kids Eat Free have drawn many loyal customers.

Fun begins with the many unusual decorations, colorful chalkboards and continues with a magician/balloon artist making his rounds at the tables, a play area for the kids and live music on occasion. Our employees are the reason we have such good food, and friendly service and we don’t forget it. They are immortalized at Niffer’s by the fish hanging from, well, everywhere. Each employee has the opportunity to decorate and hang their very own fish in the restaurant to commemorate the part they have played in making Niffer’s something special.

Niffer’s menu began with a wide variety of items to choose from and still has the same variety, but MORE! We have something for everyone from wings, nachos, huge salads, ½ pound burgers, grilled chicken with steamed veggies, pasta, vegetarian dishes, kid’s menu, desserts, and more! The secret to our Great food is that our hamburger meat is never frozen, hand pattied and seasoned with our own special recipe. Our chicken is fresh and marinated making a juicy consistent product. Our Niffer baked beans is a family recipe made fresh right here. Our homemade potato chips are cut, fried and seasoned by our in-house chip expert. The mexicalli dip/dressing is made fresh daily. And we believe you can taste the difference!

Niffer’s Place is an eat-in restaurant, you can get it to-go and we provide catering for casual events. Niffer’s Place opened it’s second restaurant at Lake Martin near Still Waters in Spring of 2002. Niffer’s Place is proud to have a become a hot spot at Lake Martin as well as an Auburn Tradition!”

See more on their website. 

Out of the Box is made possible in part with funds provided by Julian Robert Haynes, in memory of Dr. Lucile McGehee Haynes, Grace and David E. Johnson, and the Susan Phillips Educational Gift Fund.

Meet the Artists: Joni Younkins-Herzog and Deborah La Grasse

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Joni Younkins-Herzog and Deborah La Grasse are two of 11 artists selected to exhibit in the second installment of JCSM’s biennial Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. 

Joni Younkins-Herzog

Sarasota, Florida

Delirium,  2013
Steel, abaca fiber, artificial human hair, and audio

 

Artist Statement:

My search for beauty and purpose manifests into forms that abstract femininity and vitality. My sculptures combine beauty with absurdity often blurring the lines between reality and fantasy.

Deborah La Grasse

Tallahassee, Florida

Union,   2010
Aluminum

 

Artist Statement:

Some artists look outside the human condition to social issues and societal concerns and other artists like myself, tend to look inside and question who we are and what is the purpose and meaning of life. We search for connectedness and union in life.

See more of their work at our Museum Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, October 2, to celebrate the opening of Out of the Box! The community-wide event is open to all ages, and will include sculpture tours, art and family activities, a tiger bounce house for kids, a grand prize giveaway, and delicious food and beverage options from local favorites. Guest artist and juror Willie Cole will announce the three top prizewinners from among the 11 finalists during the event!

Out of the Box is made possible in part with funds provided by Julian Robert Haynes, in memory of Dr. Lucile McGehee Haynes, Grace and David E. Johnson, and the Susan Phillips Educational Gift Fund.
A portion of the finalists’ honoraria for the 11 finalists is supported by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Out of the Box

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Out of the Box

Thank you for your interest in Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition presented by Jule Collins Smith Museum, Auburn University. The deadline for submissions has passed. To receive future calls for submission please contact Jessica Hughes at hughej3@auburn.edu.

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Out of the Box is a national, juried competition open to all artists age 18 and older. Eleven sculptures will be selected for exhibition on JCSM’s grounds from October 2, 2015-October 2, 2016. Prizes totaling $15,000 will be awarded. The juror is contemporary artist Willie Cole.

Willie Cole

Juror Wille Cole
shown with The Worrier
Image courtesy of the artist
williecole.com
mauscontemporary.com

Downtown Goddess for Web

Wille Cole
Downtown Goddess, 2012-13
Bronze
Edition: 5/7, unique patination
Museum purchase with funds provided by Julian Haynes and the 1072 Society Class of 2014
2014.1.2
Image courtesy of the artist and Beta Pictoris Gallery

Out of the Box is made possible in part with funds provided by Julian Robert Haynes, in memory of Dr. Lucile McGehee Haynes, Grace and David E. Johnson, and the Susan Phillips Educational Gift Fund.

A portion of the finalists’ honoraria for the 11 finalists is supported by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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