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Basement Medicine

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Basement Medicine

The student-run community news site of Vermont State University - Johnson

Basement Medicine

Art Tips Part Three Electric Boogaloo

Sage As8bakw Selec February 20, 2024

Oh goodie, welcome back to the THIRD installment of this madness. It’s great to be back, and I have no energy whatsoever to write this, so pretend I’m writing something snappy and funny here. ......

Humble by Michael Mahnke

The materials of life

Heike Chaney February 20, 2024

On January 23, Michael Mahnke, a VTSU-Johnson Visual Arts professor, debuted his poignantly immersive exhibition known as Memory In Material. While on display at the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Mahnke’s...

“Teacher Student Critic” is on display at Minemå Gallery, inside The Studio Store, on Main Street, in Johnson.

Downtown Art Exhibit features VTSU-Johnson MFA student, teacher & advisor

Zach Davidson February 20, 2024

Currently displayed in the Minemå Gallery, housed in The Studio Store, “Teacher Student Critic” features pieces by Professor Victoria Zolnoski and MFA student Caroline Loftus, with commentary by Dr....

Art tips (parte dos)

Sage As8bakw Selec December 10, 2023

hihihihihihi–   Bet you weren’t expecting to see a part 2 to this now amazing series! Well, guess what? You’re all idiots because I’M BACK for some more *cough* bullying *cough* art...

Abigail Synnestvedt

Devotions in Dibden

Jo Cutler December 10, 2023

On Nov. 15, Abigail Synnestvedt, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) student at VTSU-Johnson, presented her paintings at the Julian Scott Gallery. Her collection, titled “Devotions,” included 20 five-by-seven...

Art tips by a deranged person

Art tips by a deranged person

Sage As8bakw Selec November 8, 2023

Hey kids! Have you ever wanted to draw but found that it’s too hard? That you deal with the bullshit of trying to pick out colors? What about composition? And the cramps you get in your hand from...

Global Hammock

Art At The Julian Scott Memorial Gallery

Dayne Bell, Staff Reporter October 11, 2023

You may have seen the flyers around the Johnson campus halls, advertising the various exhibits to be shown in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery (JSMG) this semester. Those who have visited the Dibden building...

Sculpture from Thackers Darken exhibit

Tara Thacker’s “Darken” on display at Dibden Center for the Performing Arts

Alli McLaughlin March 18, 2022

Tara Thacker, assistant professor of sculpture at NVU-Johnson, is a visual artist that primarily works with porcelain to create stunning visuals that go against the typical idea of ceramic sculpture. Her...

The Self-Guided Missile

One man’s trash is another man’s sculpture

Alli McLaughlin, Staff Reporter September 23, 2021

Just inside the Dibden Center for Fine Arts within the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, local artist Matt Neckers has constructed nostalgic, playful sculptures in an exhibit titled “The Self-Guided Missile.” The...

Devyn Thompson standing with her sign to represent her recently published book of poetry.

Devyn Thompson’s unflinching “Soul”

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter October 8, 2020

Devyn Thompson, a sophomore on the women’s basketball team, published her first poetry book in July. The book is titled Soul and features seven chapters. Thompson has been writing poetry since the sixth...

Lewis’ full collage of prints

Exhibit highlights creative reflection

Rebecca Flieder November 22, 2019

Adriana Eldred, Will Lewis and Gillianne Sheppard presented their bachelor’s of fine arts (BFA) exhibits in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery on Nov. 13. Eldred and Lewis are both seniors in the Studio...

A dollar pack of googley eyes makes an excellent prop for a manicure

An acetone addiction: my journey from nail biter to nail artist

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief November 7, 2019

I feed my addiction a couple dollars at a time, buying once a month from my suppliers online. It’s generally $12.50 for a half ounce at a time, but I’ll buy a couple plus some extras if my budget allows....

My Brain on Botany (2011)

Binta M. Colley comes to Dibden

Magnificent Schmidl February 21, 2019

If you take a walk by Dibden any time in the near future, be sure to check out the new art exhibit in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery in Dibden Hall by Binta M. Colley entitled, “It’s All in the...

Shastina Wallace and 
“Interbeing: Moving Together”

This year’s BFA exhibits tell personal stories of life and loss

Adriana Eldred December 14, 2018

Every fall semester, seniors in the Fine Arts program are set to present their exhibitions, and this year is no exception – except for, of course, the exceptional work done this year. Three placed in...

New book explores secrets of trees

New book explores secrets of trees

Lisa Kent February 2, 2017

When I browsed the new book section in Willey Library for a book to read and review, “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate” by Peter Wohlleben caught my eye. The cover popped...

Christa David, “Make Me Wanna Holler The Way They Do My Life”

A call to action

Hunter Mallette December 8, 2016

Local sculptor Sabrina Leonard approached Johnson State College at the beginning of fall with an immensely powerful and timely art idea: a performance piece that would highlight racial inequality, with...

Gallery exhibit to donate pencils

Ian Major September 16, 2015

Johnson State College Assistant Professor in the Fine Arts Department and Director of the Julian Scott Memorial, Michael Zebrowski held the first art talk of this school year in the Julian Scott Memorial...

Zebrowski exhibit opens doors

Zebrowski exhibit opens doors

Ian Major, Staff Writer March 12, 2015

Michael Zebrowski, a Johnson State College assistant professor in the fine arts department has his most recent pieces of work on display in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery in Dibden. The project has...

Ken Leslie

Leslie on exhibit at Central Vermont Medical Center

Marilyn Tagliavia, Managing Editor February 10, 2015

On display until Feb. 13, 2015 at the University of Vermont Health Network-Central Vermont Medical Center Gallery in Berlin, Vt., is the painting and artist book exhibition called “Top of the World.”...

Joaquin Phoenix as the lonely Theodore Twombly

“Her” looks like a painting, feels like love

Travis LeClair February 19, 2014

Have you ever fallen in love? Have you ever experienced the chest-felt rush of meeting someone new, someone who comes to understand you, who comes to rule your thoughts? Maybe you dream about this person....

Scott Ketchams art display at the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery

Watching you, Watching Them: Scott Ketcham brings “Beauty and Darkness” onto Johnson State Campus

Tamra Williams February 15, 2014

The female form sprawled, mostly nude, and composed of broad paint strokes of bright color on paper are features that depict Scott Ketcham’s work. These forms are provocative upon first glance. When...

An Ashley Shotwell installation at the Julian Scott gallery

Exhibit showcases three BFA students

Brock Bill November 27, 2013

Ira Musty, Ashley Shotwell, and Brittany Daniels are students pursuing bachelor of fine arts degrees and have been working towards their final B.F.A. exhibits since they arrived at JSC. On Nov. 13, 2013,...

Emily Lantot

“Detroit” gallery shows a city in decay

Kayla Friedrich September 11, 2013

Currently being displayed in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery is, "Detroit: Current Reflections," by photographers Karen Guth and Emily Lanctot portraying the deterioration of Detroit. The exhibition...

“Much Acquainted Missing”: elements of loss

“Much Acquainted Missing”: elements of loss

Leisa Kelsey, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor March 22, 2012

Black, white, gold, red: colors stand out bold and bright. The artwork is powerfully personal. It announces, “This is who I am. Take a look.” But what else can be expected from a creation of JSC Fine...

Rebecca Weisman: My Human Being

Rebecca Weisman: My Human Being

Shannon Edmonds, Arts and Entertainment Editor/ Copy Editor March 8, 2012

  Currently running in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery is the performance and installation piece “My Human Being,” created by local artist Rebecca Weisman. The exhibition will last from Feb....

José Chepe Cuadra: Portraits from the Back

José Chepe Cuadra: Portraits from the Back

Shannon Edmonds, Copy Editor/Staff Reporter February 2, 2012

The MFA Thesis show “Retratos de Espaldas,” or “Portraits from the Back,” is currently showing in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery. The show is dominated by life- and larger-than-life size paintings...

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