Thursday, April 18, 2019
Facility for Arts Research
3216 Sessions Rd, Tallahassee
In this installation of our series of FAR Fellows Research Nights, we are happy to host cross-disciplinary artists Tiffany Rhynard from the School of Dance and Jeff Beekman from the Department of Art. They will present their work and talk about the projects they engaged in at FAR.
About the Presenters:
Tiffany Rhynard will be discussing her work and current research about how to engage in dialogue through digital technology and dance practices. Rhynard is an artist, dancer, and filmmaker compelled to make work that examines the complexity of human behavior and addresses current social justice issues. She has worked with esteemed collaborators including choreographer Christal Brown, internationally renowned composer Lei Liang, real-time digital media artist Marlon Barrios Solano, mezzo-soprano Sahoko Sato Timpone, and is currently working with filmmaker and choreographer Millicent Johnnie on a new film.
Jeff Beekman is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Foundations and BA Programs in the Department of Art. Beekman works with a diverse range of mediums and processes, stretching from more traditional painting and drawing, to video, installation and architectural forms made from historically significant materials. As an artist, materials and processes utilized are dependent upon the conceptual ideas being explored. Recurrent themes include a meditational approach toward a work’s creation, an appreciation for good craft, and in all cases an empathetic investigation of subjects investigated.
FAR Fellows Program:
In conjunction with the College of Fine Arts, FAR is encouraging collaborative relationships across the CFA by awarding FAR Fellowships to six faculty. A FAR Fellowship offers selected artists and scholars an opportunity to engage in collaborative experiments, develop or test new ideas, and engage in vital public dialogue from a home base at the Facility for Arts Research. The objective is to create an academically diverse and vibrant community that focuses on collaborative research and methods across a variety of disciplines and media. The fellows receive office space and access to the facilities at FAR, and the College of Fine Arts provides a stipend for materials.