What's new with HARTS & VAL?

 John & Margie Labodie, North Carolina have sent two large digital pieces installed in Woody's on the end walls.

Artists’ Statement/Philosophy: J.A. & M.B. Labadie 2008

  The artistic philosophy behind the Labadie's work represents a confluence of artistic perspectives, life experiences, and traditional art making techniques, and digital tools and technologies. The Labadies believe that contemporary computer technologies provide artists the most versatile fine art tools in history. Their art practice is evidence of this belief.

   Dr. John Antoine Labadie was the first artist to be granted a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship in “digital art” to the technology driven country of Taiwan. His personal, expressive works are developed through a variety of digital tools, including freeware, and evolved traditional painting techniques he calls “painting with pixels.” John’s current artistic interests are expressive visualizations derived from data mining in the fields of medicine, biology, physics and mathematics. His original studio training is in sculpture and painting, with additional long-term professional involvements in scientific illustration and photography.

  Professor Margie Labadie presents workshops and lectures on digital techniques and fine art. She was a Fubon International Communication Scholar while teaching in Taiwan.  Margie’s personal, expressive works represent a seamless flow of digital techniques, photography, and traditional printmaking. Much of her imagery focuses on the historical relationships between birds and humans. More recently her work has evolved to include imagery from recent medical procedures including throat surgery and voice therapy. Margie’s original studio training is in traditional printmaking and photography.

  Currently the Labadies both teach in the Art Department at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  During the past several years they have taught in Taiwan (R.O.C) at National Chengchi University, and the Taipei National University of the Arts; in India, at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, the Academy of Electronic Arts in New Delhi, and Banasthali Vidyapith University in Jaipur; and in the People’s Republic of China at the Beijing Film Academy, and Nanjing Normal University.

 The Labadies’ artwork, both separately and together, is regularly exhibited nationally and internationally. Seen together, their work offers the viewer a visual gathering, a continuous flowing, a harmonious meeting of shared life experiences and understandings. 

Reprint - Robert Wood Johnson Medicine

Sum / Fall 2005

The Rubber Hand Pipe at New Hope Foundation, 2006

The Rubber Hand Pipe Development 200 new hands from Mexico, 2007

"What's Art?"Continues

 Art is As Art Does, Nov. 1994

99 Bottles - 2005-2006

A visual show exploring the politics of sex

SEX WEEK - Jan., 2007   SLIDE SHOW  

 HARMONY DAY, May 3rd, 1995


Feb.& March, 1999

In Progress, 2000
Francophone French Show-2001; French/Italian NEWS "European Art Masters" 2003 Art Portals
3 Americas Jan. 2002

NEWS The Big, Long One! Bob Rakita

IAN ROSSMAN "Maria's Children"

E.B.Public Library & UMDNJ

April, May, June, 2003

Physician's and Their Art


The Train Show - UMDNJ

 Dec. 2005


NEWS painting with a long brush

  SEX Week at UMDNJ  & "The Ass-i-Nine Show"

Nikolai Buglaj, 2003

Latin Show, 2004

MOCA at UMDNJ, 2004

PIPEDREAMS - begun October 2000, still going on!

 Rubber Hand Pipe, 2004

Digital Show / Woody's, a Permanent Installation - a community gift to UMDNJ

ARTWORKS- Jan. 2006  Quinn DeGeneste, November, 2006 ARTWORKS - Jan. 2007


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