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Thomloudis has work featured in Penland School Auction

Image: Demi Thomloudis, Road Drops, hollow-formed cement, paint, fiber, resin, aluminum, 18x8–1/2x4"

Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Metalwork Demitra Thomloudis has work featured in this year’s annual Penland Benefit Auction. Penland School of Crafts is an international center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in North Carolina's Blue Ridge mountains, Penland offers workshops, artist residencies, a gallery, and community collaboration programs.

Dodd Professor Takes UFO Art Project Coast-to-Coast

UFO Roadshow postcard

Michael Oliveri, Associate Professor of Art at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, recently completed a cross-country road trip and art project entitled UFO Roadshow. From June 12 to June 25, 2017, the artist travelled from Atlanta, Georgia to Joshua Tree, California with model UFOs that interrogate the fact and fiction of the disputed crafts on a tour presented by Dashboard.

The Arts + Empowerment Project: Social Action, Empowerment, and Healing through Public Art

Since February, UGA Professors, graduate students and Clarke Middle School faculty have been working with middle school students to explore topics related to empowerment and public art. The Arts + Empowerment project has resulted in a collection of photographs of 7th and 8th grade girls doing ‘power poses’ that will be exhibited in Athens this summer.

Janice Simon Receives First-Year Odyssey Award

Image: Janice Simon with First Year Odyssey Seminar Award

Dr. Janice Simon is one of five UGA faculty to receive a 2017 First-Year Odyssey Seminar Teaching Award for her course, “Looking at Art in the Georgia Museum of Art.” Simon, a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Art History, introduces her students to the museum’s academic, research and public service missions for the university and the state through this course.

Clarke Atlanta University Presents Exhibition of Joseph Norman Prints

Strange Fruits Variations, Lithographs on Paper, 1999

Clarke Atlanta University exhibits Professor Joseph Norman’s lithographs from his series Strange Fruit, Autumn Berlin, and Out at Home in an exhibition titled Joseph Norman: Variations of a Theme. The Clarke Atlanta University Art Museum revisits these works from their permanent collection until May 26, 2017. This grouping of his work is described by the CAU Art Museum:

ARCHIVE FEVER

ARCHIVE FEVER is a program at the Dodd Galleries that explores research and visual culture. Part Pechu-Kuchu, part image round-robin, 4 students, faculty and visiting artists will be asked to present 10-15 slides that inform their peceptual, emotional, and intellectual archive.

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