Department of Art and Art History News

Professor Richard Shiff contributes essay to Alex Katz exhibition

Fri. April 3, 2015

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An essay by Professor Richard Shiff will be featured in a catalog accompanying the Colby Museum exhibition, Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s. The catalog is set to be published in July 2015.

Exhibition by alumnus Erik Parker reviewed in Supertouch

Fri. April 3, 2015

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Erik Parker's (BFA in Studio Art, 1996) solo exhibition ¿What About Now? at Galeria Javier Lopez was reviewed in Supertouch.

Design by Nora Greene receives honorable mention in Maine Animal Coalition competition

Wed. April 1, 2015

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Image courtesy of Nora Greene

Work by Design sophomore Nora Greene received an honorable mention in a competition by Maine Animal Coalition. Greene describes her thinking:

The animal rights movement spans a multitude of issues and animals. From animal agriculture to animal testing and habitat destruction, I found it difficult to represent all aspects and animals of this movement. In order to represent equality in al
l of these areas I decided to try and represent them abstractly. To express equality I used the Human Rights Campaign flag colors to imply equality across species, and symbolized animals through the DNA helix, representing an equality for all life. I composed the double helix into a circle in order to represent longevity and unity for the animal rights movement.

Broadsides by Design sophomore selected for UT Poetry Center CantoMundo Poetry Reading

Wed. April 1, 2015

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Broadsides created by Design sophomores have been selected for UT Poetry Center's CantoMundo reading. Copies of the Broadsides will be available at the reading on April 23, 2015 at 6 pm at the PCL.

Alumnus Robert Pruitt lectures at Gallery 400 in Chicago

Tue. March 31, 2015

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Robert Pruitt (MFA in Studio Art, 2003) will give an artist talk at Gallery 400 in Chicago, Illinois, on April 7, 2015. Pruitt was recently featured in a video by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.