UGA alumna Susan Sherman graduated from the Grady College of Journalism at The University of Georgia in 1982. In recent years, she has enhanced learning at the Lamar Dodd School of Art with an innovative and personal model of philanthropy.
Students at the Lamar Dodd School of Art recently completed a new mural in the town of Tignall, Georgia. Hannah Duggan (Painting), Katherine Eidson (Drawing), Young Lim Lee (Painting), Benjamin Thrash (Art Education), and Lucy Wellborn (Graphic Design) worked for over a month on the project with student project leader Gunnar Tarsa, who recently graduated with a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of Art. The cross-departmental team was supervised by painting professor Joseph Norman.
Each year, the Madison Museum of Fine Art in Madison, Georgia exhibits works by Dodd MFA students, curated by Dodd MA Art History students in the exhibition Making Masters. This year’s 9th Annual Making Masters exhibition is on view from September 23 through October 14, 2017.
Art History MA candidates and members of the Association of Graduate Art Students Cicely Hazell and Abigail Kosberg curated this exhibition. Featured are works by the following Dodd MFA students:
Playful. Collaborative. Experimental. Experiential. Translatable. Explosive. Quiet. Expansive.
On the evening of Saturday, August 26, 2017, a group of art and wrestling enthusiasts gathered in an Athens field for a night of open-air wrestling organized by School of Art MFA Candidate Kaleena Stasiak. sumHER Slam, a performative evening of women’s wrestling, featured several graduate students from the School as well as a diverse local community of artists and supporters.
Flagpole Magazine’s Art Notes column highlights the painting practices of incoming MFA student Christina Foard and alumna Erin McIntosh as well as local artist Paul Collins in a recent article. The three artists are featured in Gallery@HotelIndigo’s Spotlight 2017 exhibition, which offers a focused glimpse into bodies of work by the three artists and is on view through September.
The exhibition The Game Show at the Lyndon House Art Center includes work by Dodd Professorial Chair Paul Pfieffer and MFA candidate Kaleena Stasiak. Pfieffer contributed a video work and Stasiak created a scavenger hunt. The Game Show also includes interactive work by Esteban Patino, sculpture by Curtis Ames and Lea Purvis, paintings by Meg Aubrey and Noah McCarthy, and photographs by Nicole Jean Hill.
Two Dodd students and one recent alumnus created and installed a colorful mural on campus in Snelling Dining Commons. Under the supervision of Professor Joseph Norman, recent graduate Gunnar Tarsa (BFA ’17) and current undergraduates Young Lim Lee and Hannah Duggan recently completed a 20-foot mural titled Word Space commissioned by Darnell Tate, Operational Manager at Snelling Dining Commons.
Graduate student Will Major was recently featured on the photography website Ain’t Bad. Major is a second-year MFA student in the Photography department at the School of Art. Ain’t Bad selected Major’s work from a recent call for entry, citing its wild subject matter and blend of still life imagery and portraiture in an article accompanied by extensive images.
Georgia's second largest sassafras tree is located in Athens, Georgia, and Dodd students have lent a helping hand in its restoration. The tree has been unable to maintain the healthy, woodland–type soil it needs at its roots, which have also been de–barked by horses.
Kaleidoscope is the 16th Annual First-year Studio Core Exhibiton at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. This annual exhibition showcases student work from the art school’s first year program with artworks from Drawing I, Drawing II, Color and Composition, 3D Design, and Ideation & Methodologies.