Art History doctoral student Carissa Nicholson participated in a symposium titled “Self and Space: Household Identity and Domestic Cult in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East” as a panelist this weekend. The symposium took place on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Yale University at the Whitney Humanities Center in New Haven, CT.
To learn more about the symposium, click here.
Work by Cheyenne Rudolph
Congratulations to Cheyenne Rudolph, who has been selected by a committee of UF faculty to be the 2014-2015 4Most Gallery resident artist. The School of Art + Art History’s 4Most Gallery is in the WARPhaus building and is run by a recent MFA alum as the resident artist. The residency includes studio space at the gallery location. As the resident artist, Cheyenne will teach a class for the SA+AH, curate exhibitions and handle publicity for the gallery.
SA+AH alum (BFA 2013) and current MFA candidate at University of Georgia Heather Foster has been working on a mural project with fellow artist Michael Ross. After finding two ruby-throated hummingbirds, a Tennessee warbler, a northern cardinal, an American goldfinch and awood thrush on the ground outside large windows where they work, the artists started Big Bird, Little Bird.
Join us for the next HESCAH lecture at the Harn Museum of Art on Monday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. Professor of Pre-Modern Chinese Studies at Cambridge University, Dr. Imre Galambos will be giving a lecture titled “Text and Image of Dunhuang Paintings.” Dr. Galambos will be discussing the discovery of a rich collection of manuscripts at Cave 17 of the Mogao Caves near Dunhuang on the Silk Road. Many of the paintings have inscriptions that record the names of deities or donors and thus provide much needed details about local religion and society.
Kiersten Lampe, Elliot Larkin and Anna Mebel—all SA+AH Art History majors—have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), the nation’s oldest and most widely known academic honor society, which celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.
Plate by Erin Furimsky
The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) has asked artists to donate a lunch plate for a benefit to help fund the 50th anniversary in 2016. UF Ceramics students, alumni and faculty are participating in the event. Ben Carter, Posey Bacopoulos, Erin Furimsky, Kevin Snipes, and Professor Linda Arbuckle have all donated a work. The NCECA has made a huge difference to the ceramics field.
Art and Technology alum Patrick LeMieux recently published a piece titled “Nexus X: An Alternate Archive" with Katherine Hayles and Patrick Jagoda in Critical Inquiry. Nexus X is an easier, single-player version of Speculation, the alternate reality game (ARG) that LeMieux has been working on since 2012. You can read about their game and find links to play it here.
The MFA Thesis Exhibition II is opening today and there will be an opening reception tonight, April 4, 2014, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The exhibition will be on view at University Gallery through April 18, 2014.
Pictured left to right: Dean Lucinda Lavelli, Representative Kathy Castor and Cherie Fine
National Arts Advocacy Day is the largest gathering of its kind, bringing together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations. Grassroots advocates from across the country come to Washington D.C. to meet with their members of Congress in support of issues like arts education policy, the charitable tax deduction and funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. This year, Dean Lucinda Lavelli and President of the Friends of Music Cherie Fine attended on behalf of the College of Fine Arts.
UF Ceramics alumni Jeffrey Sincich and Josh Stover are impacting neighborhoods in a positive way through art. The two artists, who started their own company, J & S Signs, work together to paint murals with positive messages in downtown St. Pete. The work pictured above, which is on the side of Lemon Grass Restaurant, is the team’s first fully commissioned mural.
Works by Mariana Baquero
College of Fine Arts students will be very busy this summer. Here’s a look at what some of our Ceramics students will be doing:
Adrienne Elaides (MFA student) was awarded work study to Penland School of Crafts for a summer session.
Brett Beasley (BFA Fall 2013) was awarded an eight-week studio assistanceship at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts this summer.
Nathan Murray (MFA Student) has received the SA+AH match to the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts Scholarship Program and will attend a workshop this summer. He has also received a work-study award to the Penland Summer Program.
Mariana Baquero has received the Paul H. & Ginger S. Defensing Scholarship from Penland School of Crafts and will also be a Technical Assistant for a workshop at Haystack Mountain School of Class.
Liz Sauer (MFA student) has been awarded work-study for a session at Penland School of Crafts.
Mario Mutis has been commissioned to make a life size statue of a basketball player for the City of Ocala.