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.
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.
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.
The summer 2017 edition of Georgia Magazine features a story about the recent work of Professor Asen Kirin at the Georgia Museum of Art. The article highlights Kirin’s process of authenticating an Alexey Venetsianov painting from 1827 in which he collaborated with UGA's Veterinary School to have the painting x-rayed for traces of forgery.
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.
Opportunities in Doha, Qatar and Belfast, Ireland brought Dodd Assistant Professor Marni Shindelman across the globe this past March. Shindelman, recently selected for a Rauschenberg Residency Fellowship, is an assistant professor and Area Chair for Photography and Graphic Design at the Lamar Dodd School of Art.
The C-U-B-E Gallery currently features visual outcomes of an interdisciplinary workshop, unsolved: math+de-sign, a pilot program exploring intersections of math, art, and design research, with a goal of ultimately creating a product to be used in math outreach contexts.
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:
Congratulations to Dodd Professor Melissa Harshman for receiving the 2017 Dedicato a Cortona Award. This award is given out by the Office of International Education to faculty or staff who demonstrate significant commitment and contribution to the Cortona program.
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.
Burnaway, an Atlanta-based online magazine that focuses on the creative communities in the south recently published Image, Identity & the Exorcist: Q&A with Paul Pfeiffer, an interview with Dodd faculty Paul Pfeiffer that was written by Art History al