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School Alumna Organizes Exhibition of Work by Emeritus Sculpture Professor

Jim Buonaccorsi, Detail from Fodder, 2006. Steel, cast iron, glass, and bullet casings

School of Art alumna Rebecca Brantley curated an exhibition that features the work by the former head of the sculpture Area Jim Buonaccorsi, among others. The exhibition, Gloria Victis: Three Artists Respond to War, is on view now through September 15, 2017 at the Piedmont College Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art in Demorest, Georgia. It includes work by painter Temme Barkin-Leeds of Atlanta, Georgia, and ceramic artist Richard Notkin of Vaughn, Washington, in addition to work by Buonaccorsi.

Art Education Alum Co-edits Text On Community Art

Handbook of Research on The Facilitation of Civic Engagement through Community Art

School of Art alumna Bryna Bobick co-edited, along with Leigh Hersey,  the recently published book Handbook of Research on the Facilitation of Civic Engagement through Community Art. The book is published by IGI Global and explores the numerous ways that the arts can encourage civic engagement. At 671 pages, it is a comprehensive reference source for emerging perspectives on the incorporation of artistic works to facilitate improved civic engagement.

Dodd Alumnus Nic Walter Combines Art and Science in Museum Work

Katharina Grosse Rockaway! exhibition, MoMA PS1

A big congratulations from the School of Art to recent alumnus Nic Walter, who joins the staff of MoMA PS1 in New York City this fall. In this position, Walter brings together his interest in art, research, and the social sciences, much as he did as an undergraduate student at The University of Georgia. Walter pursued interdisciplinary studies focsed on visual perception, graduating with a BA degree in Cognitive Sciences, a BS degree in Psychology, and a BA degree in Art History in December of 2015.

Dodd Alum Rylan Steele and Former Gallery Director Nora Wendl Collaborate on New Book “Ave Maria”

Rylan Steele, Ave Maria

The book Ave Maria, a collaboration between Rylan Steele and Nora Wendl, was recently published by Savannah, GA-based independent press Aint–Bad. Steele is a widely exhibited photographer who teaches at Columbus State University (GA) as Associate Professor of Photography. In 2007, he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the Lamar Dodd School of Art.

Recent Dodd MFA and Post MFA Photo Fellow are Finalists for 2016 Artadia Atlanta Awards

Zipporah Thompson, Dodd MFA ('14) and Kelly Kristin Jones who was on the faculty as the Dodd Post-MFA photo fellow in 2012, have been selected finalists for the 2016 Artadia Atlanta Awards. Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, announced five finalists for its 2016 Atlanta Awards including Jones and Thomposon along with T. Lang, Jiha Moon and Cosmo Whyte. Artadia is a New York-based national program that supports visual artists.

Four Dodd Alumni Embrace Creative Teamwork and Design Thinking at IBM

In 2013, IBM wanted to initiate a sustainable culture of design around a set of principles and practices called IBM Design Thinking. Its goal was to improve how the company creates user-oriented solutions in its products. Since then, IBM has hired over 750 additional designers, four of whom are recent grads from the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. These four UGA hires currently work with IBM Design, after receiving their BFA degrees from the School of Art with a major in graphic design.

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