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.
The UF Office of Sustainability and Repurpose Project, a local nonprofit, will be hosting UF’s very first repurposed fashion competition. This new, fun and exciting competition will allow UF students to submit sketches that embody one or all areas of resource consumption: food, waste, transportation, and energy. Students are encouraged to be creative and discover new uses for everyday items that usually end up in landfills. You don’t have to be an artist to participate—anyone can submit a sketch!
UF students with The Red Silk Thread composer UF Distinguished Alumna Stella Sung, center.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 marked a milestone for the cast of The Red Silk Thread, a new opera making its world premiere at the Curtis M. Phillips, M.D. Center for Performing Arts April 17 and 19. Student performers and members of the cast came together to meet the composer Stella Sung, a UF Distinguished Alumna, and rehearse for the first time with renowned New York-based stage director Beth Greenberg. The rehearsal was held at Digital Worlds Institute and Greenberg joined in virtually from New York.
From left to right: Director of SA+AH Richard Heipp, Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing Julia Morrisroe, BFA painting student Jenna Horner, BFA painting student Josiah Lloyd, Professor of Geology Michael Perfitt and Chair Professor of Geology David Foster
BFA painting student Josiah Lloyd was commissioned by the Geological Sciences Department to make a large painting for the building’s redesigned entry. This was made possible through a collaboration between Julia Morrisroe’s site specific painting class and the faculty in Geological Science. Students were asked to select a faculty member based on their research interests. They then met with faculty to gather information and used material they collected as inspiration to create a series of paintings, and a site specific proposal to compete for a commission. In the end, the jury selected student Josiah Lloyd and the unveiling of his work took place on Feb. 7, 2014. Michael Perfitt decided the department would also like to purchase two of student Jenna Horner’s completed paintings.
Congratulations, Josiah and Jenna! If you would like to see their work, Lloyd’s is in the main entry and Horner’s works are in the hall of the 2nd floor of the Geological Sciences Building.
By Chloe Weber
The UF Concert Choir will perform Bach to Bluegrass, a mix of classical and bluegrass selections, on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at University Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
UF’s Jazz Orchestra, lead by UF Jazz graduate assistant David Becker, performed for the Gainesville Woman’s Club Mystery Theatre benefit on February 8 and 9, 2014.
Sara Tanner, left, and Kaitlin Irvine, right, with a student from Iowa State and
By Hillary Hoffower
Three lucky UF students experienced a unique opportunity when they were selected to attend the a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Conference at Stanford University from Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2014. The conference was a convocation of students from a2ru partner universities, an alliance for research institutions, and was the first of its kind. Sumrah Iqbal, a senior engineering major; Kaitlyn Irvine, a senior graphic design major; and Sara Tanner, a graduate student studying digital arts and science at Digital Worlds Institute, all had the opportunity to delve into a world where different backgrounds and interdisciplinary approaches unite to collaborate and build innovative designs.
UF SA+AH Gradhaus will be open in conjunction with Art Walk on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Come and see the art work of our SA+AH graduate students!
UF Art + Technology undergraduate student Caitlyn Manning will be interning at WFTS-TV, Tampa’s Graphic Hub at ABC Action News this summer. She will be working with a team on motion graphics for area broadcasts. Congratulations, Caitlyn!
Now in its sixth year, JumpstART is a program that empowers students in engineering, entrepreneurship and fine arts through collaborative exploration, discovery, divergent thinking and professional mentorship. The event will take place Feb. 20-21, 2014 and is presented by the College of Engineering, the College of Fine Arts and Warrington College of Business Administration’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
SA+AH alumnus Duane Bray (MFA Digital Media, ‘94) will return to UF to host several discussions and a student workshop. Duane is a partner at IDEO, where he heads the firm’s Global Digital Business. He joined IDEO in 1995 to lead and develop the discipline of interaction design, now one of IDEO’s most sought-after capabilities.
UF Ceramics Post Bacc student Priya Thoresen has been accepted to the Arizona State University Ceramics Graduate Program. Priya’s vessel works in terra cotta reflect her interest in language and learning. In addition to teaching ceramics, drawing and knitting at the Reitz Union Craft Shop, she is also a Japanese and English language teacher. Priya will join the grad program at ASU in Fall of 2014.
UF’s annual student-run design symposium Ligature, hosted by the graphic design club, Vox Graphis, will take place this Friday, February 7, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. at UF (6-8 p.m. in Little Hall Room 109 and 8-9 p.m. at Focus Gallery in Fine Arts Building C). The goal of the event is to educate, inspire and help build a stronger design community. As the name implies, Ligature is a connecting point between students, alumni, designers, faculty and community members.
Image from the Independent Florida Alligator
UF SA+AH students are featured in a current exhibition at WARPhaus titled Teaser: An Advanced Drawing Group Exhibition. Teaser is a preview show, which aims to get the community excited for the individual galleries the students will show their work at in April. The exhibition is on view through tomorrow.
UF SA+AH student-funded workshop with Michael Strand was a hit! Strand, whose work focuses on social practice visited from Jan. 28 - 30 and gave a two-part lecture. Watch a video of the time he spent with students here.