On Saturday May 13, 2017, Lamar Dodd School of Art students completed a large public mural honoring veterans in Rutledge, GA. This project came about through an agreement with the Rutledge Garden Club. President of the club Pam Strapp initially reached out to School of Art Professor Joseph Norman. She wanted to know if he would be interested in engaging his students to create a new mural that would honor and salute veterans who have served in the military.
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.
Collaborating across University of Georgia departments, Lamar Dodd School of Art students design and teach a new curriculum based on recycled wood and hands-on learning to local middle schoolers. As part of a broader sustainability initiative, the University’s Material Reuse Program salvages materials from construction and demolition sites in order to reuse them for landscape projects.
MFA candidate Alexis Spina won one of the competitive Graduate School Dean's Award, a monetary award to help cover expenses related to final research projects. The Dean’s Award Fund assists graduate students in defraying the cost of doing research toward their dissertations or theses. The fund covers the cost of collecting data or performing other aspects of research by graduate students, in this case an idea called Parking Space. Spina describes the project:
Standing Room Only is an exhibition by Eileen Wallace's Advanced Book Arts undergraduate and graduate students. Students include CC Calloway, Caty Cowsert, Jessica Denton, Jamie Diaz, Arron Foster, Erin Geagon, Johanna Norry, Selena Roth, Shelbie Sanderson, Garrison Taylor, and Luke Webster. The exhibition is on view at the Bridge Gallery, third floor of the Dodd, through April 21.
Congratulations to Dodd graduate students Arron Foster (Printmaking and Book Arts), Ariel Lockshaw (Painting and Drawing) and Amanda Scheutzow (Jewelry and Metals) who have received Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards from the University’s Center for Teaching and Learning and the UGA Office of the Vice President for Instruction.
Art History major Catherine Huff presented her research on “Desires for Difference: Tastes and Collecting of Later Nineteenth-Century American Paintings” during the 2017 CURO Symposium, held at the Classic Center on Monday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 4. Her project focused on the evolution of taste in 19th c. American painting through formal analysis and original research into provenance, market history, exhibition history, and critical reception.
Congratulations to Jewelry and Metalwork seniors Camille Taylor and Yajing Yan, and graduate student Thomas Bosse (MFA 2017) for their inclusion in the 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition at the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens. Yan received the Nancy Lukasiewicz Award, and both Taylor and Bosse received Merit Awards.
The BFA 2 exhibtion is on view Friday, April 14 through the 21st, showcasing the capstone project work of graduating BFA students in Fabric Design, Sculpture, Art X, Jewelry + Metals, and Scientific Illustration. Join the students for their exhibition opening reception Friday, April 14, 2017 from 6:00–8:00 pm in the Dodd Gallery spaces.
This past Spring Break, from March 6 to March 8, 2017, students and faculty from the Lamar Dodd School of Art went on a whirlwind tour of St. Louis’s burgeoning art and design scene. Alumna Susan Sherman generously funded a select group of nine students to go on three days of visits to museums and fashion spaces and meetings with artists and museum professionals in her hometown of St. Louis. Sherman graduated from the Grady College of Journalism at The University of Georgia in 1982 and now resides in St. Louis with her husband, David.
Erin Wiser, an Art History major in her senior year of undergraduate studies, is the runner-up winner for the UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Award. Wiser will receive an award certificate at the CURO Symposium awards ceremony at the Classic Center on Monday, April 3, 2017, in addition to a prize of $450. Since 2007, the UGA Libraries has sponsored the Undergraduate Research Awards, which provide cash prizes for excellence in research and academic inquiry.