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Sidonie Roepke

Professor
Department of Visual Communications Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

585-475-2707
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Sidonie Roepke

Professor
Department of Visual Communications Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
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Education

BFA, MST, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology

585-475-2707

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Currently Teaching

ARTH-135
3 Credits
The subject of this course is the history of western art and architecture from Prehistory through the Middle Ages. We will examine the form, style, function, and meaning of important objects and monuments of the past, and consider these in their social, historical and cultural contexts. A chronological study will allow us to recognize when, where and by whom a given object was produced. Once these decisive factors are established, we may try to determine why the object was made, what it meant in its time, place and culture, and whose ideology it served. Since we are dealing with visual information, the primary goals of this class are to learn how to look, and how to describe and analyze what we see. At the end of the term, students will be prepared to pursue additional courses in the discipline, for they will have gained a foundational knowledge of the object, scope and methods of art history. The knowledge obtained in this introductory course will also guide students in their own creative endeavors.
ARTH-136
3 Credits
The subject of this course is the history of western art and architecture from the Renaissance through the early 20th century. We will examine the form, style, function, and meaning of important objects and monuments of the past, and consider these in their social, historical and cultural contexts. A chronological study will allow us to recognize when, where and by whom a given object was produced. Once these decisive factors are established, we may try to determine why the object was made, what it meant in its time, place and culture, and whose ideology it served. Since we are dealing with visual information, the primary goals of this class are to learn how to look, and how to describe and analyze what we see. At the end of the term, students will be prepared to pursue additional courses in the discipline, for they will have gained a foundational knowledge of the object, scope and methods of art history. The knowledge obtained in this introductory course will also guide students in their own creative endeavors.

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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Why. Nov. 2018. Mill Art Gallery, Honeoye Falls, NY. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Tempestuous. Sep. 2108. William Harris Gallery, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Next Door. Sep. 2018. William Harris Gallery, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Agave Swirl. Sep. 2018. MuCCC, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Don't Know Why There Is No Sun Up In The Sky... Sep. 2018. Runyan Gallery, Newport, Oregon. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Something. Jan. 2018. ISEA, 0. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Black Holes. Jan. 2017. Dyer Arts Center, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Yipes! Stripes. Jan. 2017. Dyer Arts Center, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Seven-Eleven. Jan. 2017. Dyer Arts Center, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. W W. Jan. 2017. Dyer Arts Center, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Skaket. May 2017. Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Something on a Ritz. Aug. 2017. William Harris Gallery, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Resolute. Oct. 2017. Mill Art Center & Gallery, Honeoye, NY. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Wonder Windows. Oct. 2017. Big Arts Center, Sanibel, FL. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Lineation. Dec. 2017. Geisel Gallery at One Bausch and Lomb Place, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Structured. Dec. 2017. Mill Art Center & Gallery, Honeoye, NY. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Haddam Farm Redux. Jun. 2016. University Gallery, RIT, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Criss-Cross. May 2016. Banana Factory, Crayola Gallery, Bethlehem, PA. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Concealment. Jun. 2016. Dyer Arts Center, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Secrets Kept. Jun. 2016. Dyer Arts Center, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Not So Straight Lines. Nov. 2015. Buenaventura Art Association, Ventura, CA. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Paisley Spin. Nov. 2015. Buenaventura Art Association, Ventura, CA. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Slip Slide. Dec. 2015. Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Ornamental Spiral. Nov. 2015. Mill Art Art Center & Gallery, Honeoye, NY. Exhibit.
National/International Competition Award Winner
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. Buenaventura Art Association. Honorable Mention. Ventura, CA, 2016.
Roepke, Sidonie Merkel. International Society of Experimental Artists. International Society of Acrylic Painters. Bethlehem, PA, 2016.