February 2017 LPC Meeting

Feb Meeting – Group Tour at Spencer Art Museum on Wednesday evening (Feb 1st) at 6:00 pm.  Ryan Waggoner is going to be our tour guide.  Here are the details, what the tour will cover and Ryan’s bio.  If you plan on attending, please email me or Paul so we can have a count as Ryan has requested.  Hope you can make it.
 
Parking:  I would recommend parking in Lot 91, just behind the museum. This lot is free after 5:00 PM, and can be accessed via Mississippi Street (see map below, Lot 91 is circled in red). The Mississippi Street parking garage across the street from the museum is another option, but it costs $1.50/hour. If there is anyone with accessibility concerns please let me know and I’ll make arrangements.
 
I will meet you all in the lobby of the museum, just inside the front doors, at 6:00 PM. Since we will all be in the lobby I think it would be best to start with a tour of the museum. It will also be easier for any late-comers to catch up with us in the galleries than it would be for them to find my studio.  
 
On the tour, I will give an overview of our recent renovation and highlight the major features of the project including new west-facing windows, interior staircase and elevator and the spectacularly renovated Central Court. I can also discuss our current featured exhibition, Temporal Turn: Art & Speculation in Contemporary Asia, and give a brief overview of our permanent collections upstairs.
 
After the tour we’ll head downstairs to the photo studio. In my studio I’m planning for a 20-30 minute presentation about my job at the museum and how I photograph different types of art objects. This should be of interest to anyone who is interested in studio photography or any artists who want to learn about photographing their own work. While we are very fortunate to have lots of really nice gear here in the studio, the principles I will talk about are applicable no matter what type/level of equipment you might be using, so I hope this will be informative for everyone. I also do a lot of video work at the museum so if there is any interest in that I can discuss that as well. And I’ll be sure to leave plenty of time for questions. I’m thinking there should also be some time after if anyone wants to explore the galleries on their own, as we are open until 8:00 PM that night. 
 
Here is a short bio: 
Ryan Waggoner graduated from the University of Kansas in 2011 with a BFA in photography and a minor in art history. While in college, he worked as a photojournalist for the award-winning daily newspaper The University Daily Kansan. Since 2010 he has worked at the Spencer Museum of Art as the collections photographer where he is responsible for digitizing the museum’s growing collection of more than 45,000 art objects. In his spare time Ryan makes fine art photographs and works on freelance photography and videography jobs.