SCAD presents the Alumni Atelier Galerie

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Join us for a night celebrating the SCAD Alumni Atelier program, an artist residency conceived and endowed by SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace to enrich the creative and professional endeavors of distinguished SCAD graduates. In this program, alumni expand the boundaries of their work, strengthen their connection with their alma mater and join a select group of ambassadors within the university's global network of emerging artists and scholars.

The galerie will showcase the completed commissions of the Fall 2016 Atelier ambassadors:

• Julien Bouil (M.A., accessory design, 2015)
• Madison Hamburg (B.F.A., film and television, 2014)
• Matt Nickley (M.F.A., performing arts, 2016)
• Eny Lee Parker (B.F.A., interior design, 2011)
• Gretchen Wagner (B.F.A., fibers, 2011)

Learn more about the Fall 2016 Atelier ambassadors.

The galerie, which is free and open to the public, will take place in two locations: the SCAD Museum of Art and Pei Ling Chan Gallery. View the complete schedule of events.

For more information, contact Grace Grund at ggrund@scad.edu.

6 p.m.
Watch a screening of "The Making of 'Picking Up the Pieces'" by Madison Hamburg at the SCAD Museum of Art theater (601 Turner Blvd.), followed by a brief question-and-answer session.

7 p.m.
Walk or catch a shuttle from the museum to Pei Ling Chan Gallery (322 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) to view work from Eny Lee Parker, Gretchen Wagner and Julien Bouil while sampling drinks and appetizers from Gryphon.

Artist: Julien Bouil
Atelier Project: "The Launch of Fl'eau Ink Footwear"
Location: Pei Ling Chan Gallery, entryway

Artist: Gretchen Wagner
Atelier Project: "Wheel"
Location: Pei Ling Chan Gallery

Artist: Eny Lee Parker
Atelier Project: "Totem Tables and Chain Lighting"
Location: Pei Ling Chan Garden

7:30 p.m.
Step outside into the Pei Ling Chan Garden and enjoy a live reading of "SCAD in Primetime," a sitcom created by Matt Nickley (three treatments, lasting an hour).

Attendees do not need to be present at the 6 p.m. event to gain access to the 7 p.m. showings and 7:30 p.m. live reading.

Julien Bouil, M.A., accessory design, 2015
Fl’eau Ink is an emerging luxury/sports shoe brand.

Born in Cameroon, Bouil lived in many developing countries before moving to the U.S. and settling in Maryland. His love for basketball helped him make friends and earn a scholarship to Bowie State University. As a student, Bouil won multiple artistic and scholastic awards while earning a B.S. in visual communication. 

As a student-athlete, he also began designing his own shoes. His passion grew, and he enrolled in the accessory design program at SCAD, where he earned an M.A. in accessory design. In this atelier program, Bouil began building his luxury/sports footwear brand.

Madison Hamburg, B.F.A., film and television, 2014
"The Making of 'Picking Up the Pieces'" is a hands-on opportunity for students to participate in the filmmaking process, through the continuation of Hamburg's ongoing project, "Picking up the Pieces."

Hamburg owns a production company in Austin, Texas, where he produces commercials and branded content. For the atelier program, he collaborated with students on the next chapter of his documentary, providing insight and direction as they created their own visual account of their experiences on set.

Matt Nickley, M.F.A., performing arts, 2016
"SCAD in Primetime" is a new sitcom for SCAD based on "The Buzz," a show Nickley developed and produced at SCAD.

While studying dramatic literature and theater as an undergraduate in Washington, D.C., Nickley taught theater to local at-risk youth, and then drama in South Africa. Now, with his master’s degree, Nickley is looking forward to working on another film and television project. In this atelier program, he completed scripts for three episodes of a new sitcom to be produced by SCAD.

Eny Lee Parker, B.F.A., interior design, 2011
"Totem Tables and Chain Lighting" is the design and creation of a set of contemporary tables and lighting fixtures that pairs handmade ceramic pieces with glass tabletops and shades, made in collaboration with Janke Glass Studio.

For the atelier program, Parker juxtaposed technology's clean and sleek design conventions with ceramics, a practice that dates back thousands of years, to create a collection of large-scale objects. Her exhibition challenges the tension between objects and the social atmosphere.

Gretchen Wagner, B.F.A., fibers, 2011
"Wheel" is an interactive installation of hand-dyed silk panels that form a life-size color wheel and a limited-edition run of printed wearable silks.

Wagner created an interactive color wheel, 30 feet in diameter, that invites people to observe the oneness and completeness associated with circles, and that reflects the significance of circular gatherings. The wearable silks mirror the larger installation and allow individuals to keep the color combination with which they best connected.