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artiwu vol.2, DIGEST #43 (Aug 29, 2000)
1. press release
2. fixed-width font question
3. Blurb it
4. FUN STUFF...Monuments to Bad Taste
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 15:10:32 GMT
From: "Joanna Goebel" <>
Subject: press release


"Everyday Alchemy"
New Work by Michael Krueger

Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 6-8 PM
On Exhibit through Oct. 7, 2000

Lecture and Print Demo: Saturday, September 9, 1-2 PM

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12-5 PM
Thursday, 12-7 PM

Michael Krueger's most recent work pushes the boundaries of traditional printmaking, while revealing the presence of the mythic within the banal. Using china plates as a frame for his imagery, Krueger renders such images as a household spray bottle, a Ford Mustang, a Pac Man ghost, and a donkey being bled, in a straightforward, pedagogical fashion. By transferring these images onto plates, Krueger calls to mind traditional collector plates, which are typically commemorative in purpose. Filling the space that would usually be occupied by a picture of a national monument or a cultural icon, Krueger creates a different cultural mythology with a vocabulary of domestic, eccentric, and esoteric images. Also on display are diptychs in which Krueger continues to pursue his interest in the relationship between the familiar and the mythic using the processes of photolithography and intaglio. Krueger interweaves personal stories with altered tales and symbols inspired by such disparate sources as Catholicism, William Burroughs, Alchemy, and the American West, to describe the everyday struggle against the comfort of the mundane to create something extraordinary. Finally, Krueger&Mac226;s series of colored pencil drawings, Ubiquitous Histories, is derived from historic events. This new body of work focuses on historical events and their record. Krueger combines multiple histories and perceptions to investigate the mis-learning of history and how it has shaped our consciousness.

Michael Krueger has had an impressive 15-year career as a professional artist and scholar. Since receiving his MFA in printmaking from Notre Dame University, Mr. Krueger has gone on to receive numerous grants and awards, and has participated in lectures, panel discussions, and solo and group exhibitions across the United States and Abroad. Since 1995 he has taught computer art, drawing and printmaking at the University of Kansas.

Anchor Graphics
119 W. Hubbard St., 5W
Chicago, IL 60610
Subject: fixed-width font question
From: Matt Maldre <>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 10:03:25 -0500

Hey I'm looking for a list of fixed-width fonts. A fixed-width font is where
all the letters are equal width. So like the "i" takes up as much space as a

Emails are best viewed with a fixed-width font, because some emails are
designed to take advantage of fixed-width fonts. For instance the signature
at the bottom of every artiwu digest should be nice and lined up with a
fixed-width font. Without it, the signature looks all misaligned and ugly.

I'm setting up the default font for my email program at work and I'm looking
for a list of fixed-width fonts to use.

Here's what I found so fart, I mean so far:
Mishawaka My favorite. It's the default for Eudora.
Looks great at 10 point
Monaco Very nice and readable. 2nd place.
Everyone should has this in their computer
Courier Not good at 10 point. The x-height is too tall.
Letter Gothic Too much space between letters.
Orator The lower case is shown as upper case. ick.
Prestige Elite Decent looking at 11 point.

(if you are viewing this with a fixed-width font, then the chart above
should be nice and aligned).
Subject: Blurb it
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 19:30:04 -0500
From: Matt Maldre artiwu moderator <>

**Do you listen to music and artmake simultaneously?
If yah, then whut?**

just hit reply to this email
and blurb out a response...any ol' response will do.

Replies are posted on the artiwu website at:

(this week's question posted by Matthew Shultz. Thanks!)
Subject: FUN STUFF...Monuments to Bad Taste
From: Matt Maldre <>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 17:00:05 -0500


Small towns in Canada - mostly on the prairies, have erected giant statues
to all sorts of things: "giant deer antlers, a giant turtle, a giant
mushroom, giant wheat sheaves, a giant space ship like Star Trek's USS
Enterprise at a town called Vulcan, and the giant Happy Rock - a slab of
rock with a happy face painted on it." There are about 220 of them across
the country. "It's an embarrassment to some of the communities, but at the
same time it attracts attention." Chicago Tribune (Reuters) 08/16/00

For the full story, go to:
(and the bush article link is also now working)


August 25 - October 21 (reception August 25: 5-7pm)
CONNIE WELLS (printmaking/drawing professor at IWU)
"Drawing to Print"
McLean Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington, Illinois 61701

August 18 - October 29, 2000 (reception: ?)
LAURA A. KESSELRING (class of 97)
"2000 Rockford-Midwestern Exhibition: Artists of the New Millenium"
Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St., Rockford

For more details, visit:
Do you know any IWU alum/faculty/student in an art show?
Go to the above address and fill out a form.

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If yah, then whut?**

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