Colorado State University Professor Haley Bates (Metalsmithing) and the other six artists of Telegraph Art Collective originally met in Detroit, and from there members spread to distant points around the United States. The collective has essentially functioned as a running conversation, typically conducted at long range. Occasionally the group organizes exhibitions and presentations that explore ideas of common interest such as architecture, history and process. Works gathered for these exhibitions also question and examine the boundaries of fine art, craft and design. Their current installation is presently up in the Hatton Gallery of the Art Department until March 23, Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm.
Telegraph made its debut at Chicago’s Stray Show in May 2004 and has since shown together in Toronto, Kansas City, Berlin, and various Detroit-area locations. “Opening Lines: Telegraph in Berlin” recently took place at the Milchhof Pavillion and represents the group’s first European venture.
Telegraph is: Hartmut Austen, Haley Bates, Fabio J. Fernandez, Shannon Goff, Tom Lauerman, Brent Sommerhauser, and Christian Tedeschi.