Work by Rebecca Najdowski
The Creative Photography Search Committee invites you to attend the following research presentations by three candidates for the tenure track position in Creative Photography:
March 10, 2014
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
March 13, 2014
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
March 17, 2014
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Drawing Search Committee invites you to attend a research presentation by Lauren Rice, one of three candidates for the Tenure Track position in Drawing. Rice is presently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Ohio University and received her MFA from American University. Rice will be speaking on Tuesday, March 11 at 3 p.m. in FAC 101.
UF SA+AH Professor Linda Arbuckle is in an exhibition with a group of 30 nationally-known artists, including UF Ceramics current MFA student Marty Fielding and alumni Kevin Snipes and Tara Wilson. The exhibition titled Cup II, is currently on view at the College of Lake County and was curated by Ben Bates. It will be on view through April 13, 2014. You can view the online catalogue here.
The SA+AH is working closely with the School of Forest Resources & Conservation (SFRC) on a public art competition for the new Austin Cary Forest Learning Center.
We are very pleased to announce a $35,000 public art competition that will be open to all SA+AH and SFRC students, alumni, faculty and staff. The SFRC is looking to commission site specific art for their building. The selection committee may choose to select a single artist or commission multiple artists for several commissioned projects. You may choose to apply as a single artist or as an artist collaborative team.
Katelyn Carty, a freshman Music in Combination student performs during Melody and Malady: An Aural Presentation of Pompe Disease, which took one of two first-place awards in the Collaboration category. ©University of Florida/Eric Zamora
The UF Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Science for Life Program and the College of Fine Arts recently announced the winners of the 2014 Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event (CASE). Held February 1, 2014, CASE brought together more than 125 students with backgrounds in the sciences and arts to rethink the boundaries of creativity.
John Pinckard, left, with School of Theatre and Dance Director Jerry Dickey
UF 2009 Outstanding Young Alumnus and Tony-Award winning producer John Pinckard returned to UF on Feb. 21-22, 2014 to host a master class and to visit with faculty, staff and students.
The UF School of Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce that it will present the Linda Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Theatre to Tony Award winner Ben Vereen on April 2, 2014, at a reception following his performance at the Curtis M. Phillips, M.D. Center for Performing Arts in Gainesville, Fla.
The UF College of Fine Arts is pleased to welcome Lillian Dompe, our new Development & Special Events Coordinator. Lilian will work with College of Fine Arts alumni, will serve as the liaison to the Friends of Music and the Friends of Theatre + Dance groups and will work on other development initiatives.
Photograph by Frankie Batista
UF SA+AH Graphic Design alum Frankie Batista photographed Australian actress Abbie Cornish for a spread in the Lifestyle Mirror. The article discusses Cornish’s past roles in films, such as Bright Star and Limitless as well as her latest role in Robo Cop.
Photo by: Ruby Washington/The New York Times
SoTD student Lindsay Head performing as “the child” in Witness, a dance-theatre work by SoTD alumna Megan Kendzior, presented by Danspace Projects at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, New York, December 19-21, 2013.
During the fall semester of 2013, UF BFA Dance senior Lindsay Head studied dance far from home but “not-so-far-abroad” in New York City. For several years now, UF has cooperated with Florida State University’s fall semester in New York program directed by New York-based FSU faculty member, Sally Sommer.
According to UF dance professor Joan Frosch, Lindsay’s most notable accomplishment wasn’t her outstanding performance in coursework, but rather the extraordinary professional opportunity of performing a signature role in Witness, a dance piece created by UF BFA Dance alumna Megan Kendzior (BFA Dance 2010).
By Courtney Studdert
UF’s annual student-run design symposium, Ligature, hosted by the graphic design club, Vox Graphics, took place Feb. 7, 2014 and featured special guests Kate Bingaman-Burt and Frank Chimero.
The evening began with lectures by Bingaman-Burt and Chimero and was followed by an opening reception for the Ligature 23 exhibit. Both speakers shared inspiring words to those in the audience, which included students, alumni and other professional designers. Every designer will have their own interests and avenues of research but all should strive every day to create something original to showcase to the world.
UF Ceramics student Marty Fielding authored an article in the March/April issue for Pottery Making Illustrated. In addition to his TA job, his own class and studio work, and role as a parent, Marty is president of H.O.T. Clay this year.
UF alumni pictured in back row from left to right: Meridith Coen, Sarah Marraffino and Ben Carter; center: Jeffrey Sincich holding picture of Professor Arbuckle; front row: Chandra DeBuse and Josh Stover.
UF SA+AH alumni Ben Carter and Chandra DeBuse were at the Florida Heat Symposium in St. Petersburg last week as demonstrating artists. The event was a five-day surface design workshop from Feb. 19-23, 2014.
Joshua Stansbury, bottom right, in the Polovtsian Dances.
UF SoTD alum Joshua Stansbury (BFA Dance, ‘11) will be on the big screen as part of the Live in HD series with the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Stansbury is currently dancing in the new production of Borodin’s Prince Igor, choreographed by Itzik Galili. He is playing one of the Polovtsians in the opera’s famous Polovtsian Dances at the end of the first act. To find the opera in a theater near you, click here.
If you miss it on Saturday, there will be an encore performance on Wednesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. EST.