Profile – Lane Mitchell

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

I am a studio art major….not sure what my emphasis is yet. I love glitter.

2. Describe an exhibition that you liked or found impressive. Tell us why. Please provide a link to a website, if possible.

Jeff Koon’s work in MOCA was awesome. I love his larger-than-life work and the bright colors (mainly his balloon pieces). It just makes me warm inside.

3. Which books did you read of late (art, fiction, non-fiction)? Pick one and go into detail about it.

The Help, Steve Job’s book

Steve Jobs is a G. Thats all there is to say.

4. What are your main interests besides art?

Pretty much everything I love is art. I love to make things. Food, pictures, paintings, pots etc.

5. Which blogs do you check regularly?

Pitchfork.

6. Which cultural event has really impressed you lately? This can be a museum, a concert, or anything like that, but also a sports game (if you consider this a cultural event for which there are good reasons). Or anything I am not even thinking of … Again, tell us why.

The holiday season is deb season in the south….mainly New Orleans. This is a culture within itself, and it is out-of-control. The deb things is totally not my style…..but they are the best parties on the planet.

7. Please describe briefly an article in a newspaper or a magazine that got you thinking lately. Reading online is fine, and what you introduce here does not have to be about art. If the respective article is available online, please link to it!

This whole SOPA/PIPA thing is crazy. I’m moving to Canada.

8. Please share with us a thought or an idea that really widened your intellectual horizon. Again, this must not be limited to the visual arts. If possible, give a source for this idea so that others know where to go to if they are interested.

I recently read an article in the New York Times. An award winning violist was placed in the heart of the New York subway stations. As the musician played her violin, every single person briskly passed by, paying no attention to the music. Every single person except for children. As a parent and child passed by the musician, the parent was forced to drag the child along as he stopped in awe by the music.

This article just made me think about how fast life moves as we get older and as things move faster, we lose appreciation for things. I want to stay a kid forever.

9. Have you been to the Denver Art Museum, MCA Denver and BMoca Boulder? Describe one art object or a show you remember seeing.

I remember one main painting from the last time I visited the Denver Art Museum. It consisted of these huge red and blue dots, but as you looked closer, the dots were made of of tiny dots. Sounds lame but, it was so cool.

If you haven’t done so yet, please upload a portrait of yours that will appear next to your future posts so that we all know who is speaking. You can upload an image if you go to your profile under users.

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  1. Class time is not an appropriate time for you to update the class blog.

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