PLNU News

17
Jan

With the opening of his innovative and progressive exhibit, “Hither and Yon” on January 11th, PLNU’s David Adey has certainly been busy. The solo exhibit, which opened at Scott White Contemporary Art in La Jolla, California, was accompanied by the premier of a full-length documentary on Adey that same evening. 

Dale Schierholt’s film, “Art by Constraint”, premiered before a full crowd at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. The full documentary will air on local television tonight at 9pm on San Diego’s KPBS, channel 15. A preview can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/76911164.  

Additionally, throughout the day, KPBS will feature interviews with Adey on the radio at 89.5fm during the KPBS “Morning Edition” and afternoon “All Things Considered” programs and during the 5pm and 6:30pm broadcasts of Evening Edition on KPBS TV.

Since January of 2013, Adey has committed his full attention to creating the immense body of work contained in “Hither and Yon” during a yearlong hiatus from the classroom. This sabbatical allowed him to serve as the first ever artist-in-residence at Scott White Contemporary Art. Throughout this process, Schierholt documented Adey through film and interview. Schierholt successfully captured the essence of the exhibit and Adey’s methodical process within the bounds of a self-realized constraint.

In “Hither and Yon”, Adey utilizes a diverse range of materials and techniques to investigate the concept of constraints as a metaphor for the human condition. Adey admits that it's often the constraints and boundaries he sets for himself during the conceptualizing phase that inform his work. “Constraint gives you something to push up against. A tool to make creative decisions” says Adey. With this approach Adey is able to find not only artistic freedom, but also a common thread that unites these seemingly tangential mediums. 

A 1994 graduate of PLNU, Adey received his Masters of Fine Arts at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 2002, before returning to his alma mater as a member of the faculty in 2003. “Hither and Yon” runs at Scott White Contemporary Art through February 15, 2014. 

Art & Design, External Relations, Office of Community & Government Relations, PLNU
09
Jan

For the past year, Point Loma Nazarene University Professor of Art, David Adey has been on sabbatical, hard at work on his innovative and progressive exhibit, “Hither and Yon”. The culmination of this work occurs Saturday, January 11th with Adey’s opening reception of his premier solo exhibit at Scott White Contemporary Art in La Jolla, California.

 

In “Hither and Yon”, the result of his yearlong hiatus from the classroom, Adey utilizes a diverse range of materials and techniques to investigate the concept of constraints as a metaphor for the human condition. Each piece within this exhibition has undergone a methodical process for its creation within the bounds of a self-realized constraint. Adey admits that it's often the constraints and boundaries he sets for himself during the conceptualizing phase that inform his work. “Constraint gives you something to push up against. A tool to make creative decisions” says Adey. With this approach Adey is able to find not only artistic freedom, but also a common thread that unites these seemingly tangential mediums. 

 

Some of Adey’s most iconic works in this series involve carefully deconstructed consumer images pulled from various Google searches. Using fragments of skin from hundreds of models and celebrities, he creates elaborate pinned collages reminiscent of complex entomological displays. The piece, Gravitational Radius, uses exclusively fashion and celebrity images. Adey exploits their two-dimensional nature by extruding them into three-dimensional space. Each decontextualized body fragment is transformed into a thin membrane of flesh, as its source and identity are lost. The final product is a homogenized mosaic of push-pinned skin that is macabre by nature, but somehow strikingly beautiful

 

In Hide, an inventive take on a self-portrait, Adey explores a different method of deconstructing and flattening the human form. Beginning with a three-dimensional scan of his entire body, he creates a triangulated three-dimensional model of himself comprised of over 75,000 triangles. From there, the model is unfolded and flattened to form a two-dimensional record of the entire surface of the artist’s body, all in one piece, without overlaps. This two-dimensional apparition is then laser cut and framed in two adjacent panels to create a diptych resembling a cross between a Dymaxion Map and a Rorschach test.

 

Other works in “Hither and Yon” encompass a wide range of materials and concepts such as cold war-era electronics, plastic and paper cups and buckets, and a collaborative piece with an Actuary, yet his voice and vision remain clear and consistent throughout the exhibition. Adey has managed to successfully fuse contemporary art concept with formal creation and aesthetic. His work reflects a practiced and methodical process that results in works that are not only visually elaborate, but also intellectually stimulating and conceptually provocative.

 

Since January of 2013 Adey has committed his full attention to creating this body of work as Scott White Contemporary Art’s first ever artist-in-residence. Scott White Contemporary Art has been supporting Adey throughout the year, allowing him the space, time and freedom to pursue new and exciting directions with his work. Filmmaker Dale Schierholt has also been documenting David through film and interview. The completed project will be a full-length documentary on David Adey with a premier screening at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla on Saturday night and broadcast on KPBS on January 17th.  A preview of Dale Schierholt’s documentary can be viewed here.

 

Prior to this exhibit, Adey’s work was featured at the 2010 California Biennial hosted by the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, CA, and was also included in Here Not There: San Diego Art Now (2010) at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. His solo exhibition at Luis de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles was selected by The Huffington Post as one of ‘Southern California’s Top 10 Exhibitions for 2010’, and a recent exhibition at the La Jolla Athenaeum was named ‘Exhibition of the Year’ by the San Diego Fine Art Society. In addition, David Adey has also exhibited in Miami, Detroit, Boston, Finland and Berlin. 

 

A 1994 graduate of PLNU, Adey received his Masters of Fine Arts at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 2002. He returned to his alma mater as a member of the faculty in 2003. “Hither and Yon” runs at Scott White Contemporary Art through February 15, 2014. 

External Relations, Office of Community & Government Relations, PLNU
22
Nov

Founded in 1902, PLNU has rich history on which to reminisce. Homecoming provides that special time each fall when alumni return to campus to celebrate and honor their PLNU heritage together with current students. 

Homecoming Chapel on Friday, November 22nd celebrated the careers and testimonies of five outstanding alumni. Students, alumni and members of the PLNU Board of Trustees were on hand to celebrate. The Alumnus of Point Loma Award is given to recognize outstanding professional and/or academic accomplishments, a strong Christian testimony, and an impact on the lives of others. This year’s recipients included: Dr. Randy Skidgel (74), Dr. Kathy McConnell (B.A. 70, M.A. 71), David Clouse (77), Dr. Dan Lopez (B.A. 92, M.A. 96) and Damen Lopez (B.A. 94, M.A. 98).

This year’s homecoming theme,  A Tale of Two Cities celebrates the 40th anniversary of the move from Pasadena College to PLNU’s Campus in Point Loma. In addition to numerous events throughout the weekend, a special Spoken History event on Saturday, November 23rd will take place in Cooper Music Center from 3:15 - 4:00 p.m. The event will feature interviews with Dr. James Jackson, Dr. Reuben Welch, Dr. Warren Brown, and Dr. Ronald Kirkemo about the move from Pasadena to Point Loma. 

Immediately following the Spoken History event the Main Event will celebrate the lifetime achievements of two PLNU alums. The Alumni Association of Point Loma Nazarene University presents the Distinguished Achievement Award annually to two graduates who have exhibited outstanding lifetime accomplishments in a profession, in an academic field, or in service to a nonprofit organization. These are alumni with a strong Christian testimony who have had an impact on the lives of many. The 2013 Distinguished Achievement award recipients are Richard Skiles (53) and Dr. Jonathan Salgado (73). 

Saturday’s events culminate in the Homecoming Men’s and Women’s Basketball Games in Golden Gymnasium beginning with the Women’s game against Concordia at 6pm. The Men’s Basketball team will take on Olivet Nazarene University at 8:00 p.m.

For the full Homecoming 2013 schedule: http://www.pointloma.edu/life/alumni/alumni-events/homecoming  

Office of Community & Government Relations
11
Nov

PLNU’s Department of History and Political Science welcomes Robert Donia Ph.D. on Tuesday, November 12th, at 3:30pm, in Colt Forum, as he discusses the current crisis facing human rights enforcement. 

An historian specializing in Southeastern Europe and human rights, Donia has been called to testify as an historical expert witness in fifteen war crimes trials at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) the United Nations court of law dealing with war crimes that took place during the conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990’s. Specifically, Donia has testified at the trials of former Yugoslav President Milošević and, in August of this year, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb army, General Ratko Mladić.  

During Tuesday’s event, which is free and open to the public, Donia will make the case for relying less on international judicial redress while increasing legislative and executive actions to deter human rights abuses and intervene swiftly to end them when the occur. “The international human rights movement is facing a crisis of enforcement, a crisis brought on by the collapse of the key enforcement mechanisms that proponents of human rights have relied upon since the Second World War” says Donia.”

Donia’s lecture, “Confronting the Crisis in Human Rights Enforcement” argues that several acquittals at the ad hoc UN tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda have shown international courts to be unreliable instruments of justice. According to Donia, “ambivalence and deadlock among the world’s leading powers have precluded an effective response to recent human rights abuses in the Middle East.” He encourages policy-makers and citizens alike to recognize the gravity of this crisis and explore alternative means of promoting human rights objectives around the globe.

After three years in the US Army in Germany, Korea, and Vietnam, Donia received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan in 1976. He has been visiting and studying Southeast Europe since the 1960s. He is the author or editor of five books, most recently Sarajevo: A Biography, a history of the city published in 2006 by the University of Michigan Press; and Excerpts from the Bosnian Serb Assembly, a collection of speeches by Bosnian Serbs published in 2012 and used in evidence at the ICTY. He has most recently been a Visiting Professor of History at the University of Michigan. A resident of San Diego, Donia lives in La Jolla with his wife, Jane.

Office of Community & Government Relations
05
Nov

PRESS RELEASE

Point Loma Nazarene University

Contact: Kalyn McMackin (760) 685-3312

Point TV: Channel 23 

Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358

Date: November 5th 2013

Written by: Kalyn McMackin

 

 

Point TV Welcomes New Sports Talk Show, ‘Loma Sports Tonight’ 

Jacob Roth has always had a passion for sports. Whether being an athlete or a spectator, Roth enjoys the action, the stats and the overall atmosphere that sports create. As a senior Broadcast Journalism major, Roth recognized a need within Point TV for a show dedicated simply to sports. 

“Sports are what I’m most passionate about as far as journalism goes,” said Roth. “  I’m doing it because it’s what I’m interested in, it’s fun and it’s a way for me to prepare for my future.”

Loma Sports Tonight will preview different sports teams at PLNU and bring the latest news and statistics to viewers. The show offers highlights of different games including volleyball, basketball, golf and will be a source for updates on different players throughout the year. 

“Basically it’ll be like Sports Center --just Point Loma centric,” said Roth. “Everything you need to know about Point Loma sports, you should be able to find on the show.”

Dr. Alan Hueth, professor of Communication, has known Roth for nearly four years now and believes that he has what it takes to lead such a demanding project.

“I’m a big fan of Jacob,” said Hueth. “Whatever Jacob wants to do, he can do. I’m in full support of this idea.”

However, Roth’s sports show isn’t the first of its kind at Loma. Alumnus Kyle Stanley created Sports Entertainment Tonight, the first real sports show Point TV offered. 

“The best parts of Sports Entertainment Tonight were the visuals,” said Hueth. “They had great b-roll, good writing, good graphics, and it was just a higher quality, a step or two above what students normally produce.” 

The show quickly faded upon Stanley’s graduation in 2010 but, thanks to Roth and the assistance of Media Communication and other Broadcast Journalism students, PLNU will now have a place to tune in for the latest on Sea Lion Sports. 

To get involved with Loma Sports Tonight, contact producer Jacob Roth at jroth2014@pointloma.edu.

Communications & Theatre
05
Nov

PRESS RELEASE

Point Loma Nazarene University

Contact: Kalyn McMackin (760) 685-3312

Point TV: Channel 23 

Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358

Date: November 5th 2013

Written by: Kalyn McMackin

 

Students Prepare to Produce LIVE Television Broadcast of Basketball Games

Point Loma Nazarene University students will resurrect live sports coverage of both the men and women’s basketball games against Cal Baptist on February 26th. 

These games will be the first to be broadcasted in nearly three years. Communications professor, Dr. Alan Hueth, saw potential in Jacob Roth, Point TV’s Sports Director, and other current television production students to carry out this challenging task.

“In this case we have four or five students who are interested in sports and are considering sports production as a profession.  So, they’re interested in getting some experience and building their reel,”  said Hueth. For all the others not as interested, Hueth said “ this kind of production provides an additional avenue in terms of future employment.”

Roth, a senior Broadcast Journalism major, will serve as producer, meaning he is tasked with the responsibility of overseeing the success and follow through of the entire production. In addition, he thinks that an experience like this is invaluable for students participating in the production.

“I truly believe this kind of production is the best experience film and television students can get while they're at PLNU,” said Roth. “Producing a live event, especially one as unpredictable as basketball, will help everyone learn how to handle the various technical positions on the fly. The best way to learn a skill is to practice it.”

 

PLNU students do get experience producing live and live-to-tape television through Coastline News and others shows, and this provides an additional but very different challenge.  With three different camera angles, court side play-by-play, color, and on-court reporting, and a crew of nineteen capable and talented students, this production is sure to enhance their professional preparation.

“Experience with these kinds of events will help our students be better prepared to get jobs in television after they graduate,” said Roth. 

 

Basketball presents a unique challenge in that most of the show is not scripted.  So, Hueth challenges his students in his scriptwriting and production courses to base their plan and production on the focus on the viewer’s interest and need as they watch, and the premise of the power and importance of pathos.  

“We’re not in the entertainment business, but in the ‘transportation’ business,” Hueth said.  Then he added “Our goal is –through picture and sound—to transport the viewers into the action and emotions of the game….This is the key not only to sports broadcasting, but to all television and film programming.”

Despite that only a handful of students are pursuing careers in sports broadcasting, the live taping is an experience in which all television students can learn from. 

Be sure to tune into Channel 23 for live coverage starting at 5:30 p.m. for the Sea Lion women and 7:30 p.m. for the men. 

For more information regarding this event, please contact Kalyn McMackin at kmcmackin1052@pointloma.edu or Dr. Alan Hueth at AlanHueth@pointloma.edu. 

Communications & Theatre