Two UF alums were among the winners of the International K-12 Teacher of the Year Award presented by the University of Florida International Center (UFIC). The 2013 International K-12 Teacher of the Year Award winner is Donald DeVito from Sidney Lanier Center School. Robert Ponzio from Oak Hall School received an Honorable Mention.
If you’re headed to Atlanta this summer, be sure to check out works from UF Ceramics MFA alums Susan Feagin and Charlie Cummings at the Mudfire Gallery. Their pieces are part of a show titled Print on Clay, showing May 3- June 3, 2013.
Other artists featured include Shalene Valenzuela, Paul Andrew Wandless, Justin Rothshank, Jay Jensen, Alice Drew, Israel Davis, David Allyn, and more! Print on Clay showcases the magic of print on clay in a variety of techniques from underglaze transfers to decals on functional and sculptural forms. Check out www.mudfire.com/print-on-clay-2013.htm for more information on the show!
About Charlie Cummings’ work, Mudfire says: Charlie Cummings is well-known for his artworks combining ceramics and printmaking. Cummings’ work illustrates how today’s technology has become an important bridge between clay and image-based art forms. His method involves printing full color photographic images using common underglazes and stains.
UF BFA Graphic Design alum Frankie Batista, shot American actress, singer and songwriter Emmy Rossum for the May 2013 cover of Cosmo en Espanol magazine. Batista has quickly garnered success as a photographer with his broad range of clientele in the editorial, entertainment and music industries. His work extends from brands to record labels to top editorial fashion publications. He travels between Los Angeles, Miami and New York.
From Newsweek Magazine, published in The Daily Beast:
When I arrive at [UF BFA alum] Marilyn Minter’s Manhattan studio on an unseasonably warm March afternoon, the artist is presiding over her assistants the way an Old Master might. She lopes around a high-ceilinged room, where six young people are hunched before bright, large-scale canvases, each performing different tasks. Minter is the director-producer of the operation: she corrects details of one painting and then—midthought—wheels around to blurt out another. “Matt, can you hear me?” she says to an assistant who is wearing headphones while he paints. “See—he’s wired in.” In a way, it’s a mix between a Renaissance studio and the programming department at Facebook.
Read the full article here.
UF SA+AH alumnus, Christy Everett (BA Art History, ‘99), founded respondé, a modern sustainable furnishings company, that produces and curates an attractive collection of handsomely crafted, unique, durable furnishings that are safe and sensitive to the environment. respondé will be debuting at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City next week!
Christy developed a passion for quality materials, fine craftsmanship and
conservation during her study of architectural preservation at the UF. Her appreciation for detail, timeless aesthetics and functionality has
shaped her sensibility for modern design and furnishing. Check out some of Christy’s designs here!
UF Masters in Art Education alumna Jeni Hansen-Gard had work selected for the Juried National II at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT. Noted Illinois artist and educator Dan Anderson juried the exhibition.
Beginning in the fall of 2013, UF MFA Photography alumni Jeff Williams and Sabrina Habib will both begin full time faculty positions at the University of Texas. Jeff will teach three courses that involve brainstorming, strategic communication and the adobe creative suite. Sabrina will teach graduate courses in advertising, but they will both collaborate with UT’s fine arts as well, since the colleges share the same building and a student agency there. Before they leave Gainesville, Lisa is teaching a course here at UF during Summer A called Copywriting and Visualization. This class would be especially good for Graphic Design majors but is open to all majors.
Summer A: Copywriting and Visualization (ADV 4101)
Image from review: Mid America’s Visual Arts Publication.
UF SA+AH MFA alum Lisa Iglesias will be joining us as a full time Visiting Assistant Professor in Drawing for the 2013-2014 academic year. Since receiving her MFA in 2006, she has been awarded numerous residencies all over the world and has developed an impressive list of exhibitions and teaching experiences. Lisa will be joining the School of Art + Art History this August.
UF SA+AH Assistant Professor Joyce Tsai (Art History) has been awarded a prestigious Phillips Collection-George Washington University Postdoctoral Fellowship for the next academic year. Dr. Tsai will be on leave from UF working and teaching in the Phillips Collection in Washington DC for the next academic year beginning in July. She will return to UF for the 2014-15 academic year. Congratulations, Dr. Tsai!
Image: “Sela and Adi”, Miguel Luciano’s Amani Kites, smARTpower - Kenya
FIRST FRIDAYS! smARTpower Documentaries
Miguel Luciano: Friday, May 3, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Luciano graduated with an MFA in 2000 and was the 2012 UF College of Fine Arts Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient.
Celebrate the Bronx Museum of the Arts’ and Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ smARTpower program with the screening of several documentary films that followed 18 artists in 15 countries throughout the world. The U.S. artists worked abroad with local artists and young people to create community-based art projects.
UF SA+AH alum and national artist Holly Hanessian was selected to be the 2012-2013 Transdisciplinary Research in Emotion Neuroscience and Development (TREND) artist-in-residence at the University of Pittsburgh. She will be in the Loeffler building (on the University of Pittsburgh campus) this week, April 30-May 3.
Holly currently teaches at Florida State University and works in various media forms. Her current project entitled Touch in Real Time will be the focus of her visit. The Touch in Real Time project is based on an intimate sensation in real, unmediated time with another person by shaking their hand. Each handshake will contain a wet piece of clay, imprinting each participant’s hand with my own.This project explores how connections between people develop using hand holding for a long enough duration that oxytocin is released as a gateway.
May 4 - June 15
Reception: May 4, from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Atlantic Center Downtown
123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Erin Curry’s exhibition of recent work opens this coming weekend at alt_space gallery, The Atlantic Center for the Arts’ new downtown space to showcase contemporary work in New Smyrna Beach, FL. It is her first out-of-town solo show and the work reflects her first year of graduate school research. If you are in the area, come by to say hello and see what she’s been up to.