Leslie King-Hammond To Speak at Dodd Commencement

Leslie King-Hammond

American artist, curator, and art historian Leslie King-Hammond will give the featured commencement address to the graduating class of 2017 at the Lamar Dodd School of Art spring graduation ceremony. Hammond is the current, and founding, Director of the Center for Race and Culture at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where she is also Graduate Dean Emeritus.

Above: King-Hammond at the Center for Race and Culture, MICA

Dodd Students to be Honored by the City of Rutledge

Mural by Dodd Students in Rutledge, Georgia

On October 25, 2017 students from Lamar Dodd School of Art will be honored by the City of Rutledge, GA for their outstanding work creating the town’s Memorial Day mural Never Forgotten, completed this past May. The mural honors the veterans who have served in the United States military, which was commissioned by the Rutledge Garden Club. The group of students will be honored with a bronze plaque that bears the names of the students. 

John Freyer brings Free Hot Coffee Project to UGA Campus

"John Freyer wants to speak with you...over a jar of water, a cup of coffee, or a plate of spaghetti. And whether or not you are aware of it (it’s fine with him either way), he regards your time together as both an offering and an artwork. Freyer’s particular blending of conversation and small acts of kindness might seem like a curious approach to art-making, but it is rooted in several traditions, drawn from inside and outside of contemporary art.” – Lauren Ross, Curator

The Power of the Image: Debating Public Confederate Monuments

Image: Kemling at Round Table Discussion

Michael Kemling (Ph.D Art History '13) organized three panels at University of North Georgia (UNG) campuses around the recent controversy over Confederate monuments. The first was held in Gainesville on October 2, 2017, with more than 100 in attendance. The second was held in Watkinsville on October 9, 2017, and the third will be at Dahlonega on October 16, 2017.

Town of Tignall Commissions Mural by Dodd Students

Mural by Dodd Students in Tignall, Georgia

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.

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