In November the American Craft Council published the second issue of American Craft Inquiry (ACI), a publication committed to presenting broad research to cultivate discussion and advocate for craft as an important economic, educational, and cultural resource. Dodd Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Moon Jung Jang is the creative director and designer for this new journal, including the newest issue published this November.
Professor and Chair of the Printmaking and Book Arts Department, Melissa Harshman, will exhibit prints and installation work at the University of North Georgia from November 8-29, 2017. A closing reception and artist's talk will take place on Wednesday, November 29th from 12:30-2:30 pm.
Melissa Harshman is currently the Chair of the Printmaking and Book Arts Department. She has taught at the School of Art since 1993 and taught eight times on the Cortona Studies Abroad Program.
IMAGE: Shadow Play, Melissa Harshman
The Photography area welcomes its newest Fellow Forest Kelley. The Fellow in Photography is an ongoing program at the School of Art that provides a year of teaching and support for a recent MFA graduate. Kelley is a photographer with teaching experience who will contribute to all aspects of the photo community.
ABOVE IMAGE: Forest Kelley, Michael's Cabin, 1983/1998, 2012, 30 x 40 inches, photographs and screw
This year, the Lamar Dodd School of Art is hosting a scholar in residence for the first time. Dr. Ju Yeon Kim comes to the School from Seoul, Korea where she is an associate professor of Interior Architectural Design at Soongsil University. During her time in residence, she will conduct research with Dr. Jain Kwon, assistant professor of Interior Design. Kim and Kwon are investigating neuro-phenomenological approaches to affective perception in built environments. Neuro-phenomenology is a relatively new field.
Professor of Drawing and Painting Joseph Norman currently has artwork on display at the University of Maryland’s David C. Driskell Center. The exhibition, The Last Ten Years: In Focus, showcases art and archive acquisitions made during the last decade to add to its expansive permanent collection of African, African American, and African Diasporic artwork.
Dodd Drawing and Painting Instructor Hatidza Mulic has recently had three major acomplishments including receiving a TEDxUGA presenter nomination. TEDxUGA will take the stage in Spring 2018 for what promises to be its biggest and best event yet. In addition, Mulic has obtained gallery representation in New York City, NY.
This fall Siavash Tohidi and Derek Faust join the faculty of the School of Art. They bring experience as teachers and as artists with developed practices to the classroom. In the role of Art Studio Manager & Academic Professional, each will teach two courses per calendar year and dedicate the remainder of his time to managing the School’s many studio spaces and related equipment. Tohidi and Faust take on the management of all aspects of UGA’s Studio Art Facilities across four different buildings.
Dodd Professor and Area Chair of Interior Design Thom Houser has created an installation, Connecting: Stairways to..., for the Lyndon House Arts Center in downtown Athens. His installation explores the many types of connections that occur while using stairways: Entering, Processing, Accessing, Escaping, Blocking access, Socializing, Exploring. This multi-media installation also includes sculpture, photography, and video.
The exhibition The Game Show at the Lyndon House Art Center includes work by Dodd Professorial Chair Paul Pfieffer and MFA candidate Kaleena Stasiak. Pfieffer contributed a video work and Stasiak created a scavenger hunt. The Game Show also includes interactive work by Esteban Patino, sculpture by Curtis Ames and Lea Purvis, paintings by Meg Aubrey and Noah McCarthy, and photographs by Nicole Jean Hill.
Works by Mary Ruth Moore is an exhibition of the photographic works of emeritus faculty Mary Ruth Moore, who has taught art at the University of Georgia for over forty years. The exhibition is on view through September 1 in the Bridge Gallery in the School of Art.
The School of Art is pleased to announce that James Enos has joined the faculty, where he will serve as head of the Studio Art Core program. Enos is an artist and educator who brings a background in design to a diverse set of concerns including pedagogy, urbanism, sculpture, and social practice. Studio Art Core is a set of courses that structures the experience of undergraduate art students at the School of Art.