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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.

Maria Dondero, MFA '05: designed + crafted

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center & Signature will welcome an outstanding group of the nation's top ceramic artists to Atlanta this fall. It's an excellent opportunity to view over 1500 pieces of new ceramic work and to touch and to talk with the artists while making your purchases. See familiar faces from 2015 and many new ones.

Maria Dondero MFA '05 will have an artist talk at 5:30 pm this Saturday, October 1, showing slides and talking about her work.

Cortona, Italy Studies Abroad Update: Campus is Safe and Secure After Earthquake

At approximately 3:30 a.m. local time Wednesday, August 24, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit central Italy, causing damage and casualties in areas along the borders between the regions of Umbria, Marche and Lazio. The University of Georgia's International Residential Center in Cortona (Arezzo), located about100 miles northwest of the reported epicenter of the earthquake, was not affected by the incident. All structures and buildings in Cortona have been reported stable and secure.

Ally White, MFA '16, Solo Show in Atlanta

Ally White presents her first Atlanta solo show, No Worries — an exhibition of acrylic and wool paintings taking place at Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery September 17th thru October 8th. These works depict day-dreaming figures and the lush multicolored world they live in. Investigating contrasting themes of happiness, anxiety, loneliness and self-comfort, each piece works to balance and cope through the use of color, humor and play. 

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