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Art History Students Present at Statewide Symposium for Undergraduate Research

Senior Art History majors, Erin Wiser and Catherine Huff, were invited to present their research at the 16th Annual Georgia Undergraduate Art History Forum, held this year on March 3rd at the University of West Georgia. Wiser and Huff were part of a day-long program of 15 papers representing 8 colleges and universities from around Georgia. Each student worked with their faculty advisor to develop research papers into professional conference presentations.

Eileen Wallace Receives Special Collections Library Fellowship

Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

Congratulations to Dodd Lecturer Eileen Wallace, who joins a group of 11 other University of Georgia faculty committed to developing new courses using the University’s archival material during 2017–18. Wallace is participating in the second annual class of a new program designed to increase the University’s engagement with the archives, called the Special Collections Libraries Faculty Fellows Program.

Nell Andrew is Invited Speaker at Blaffer Art Museum Conference

Associate Professor of Art History Nell Andrew was an invited speaker at the Blaffer Art Museum's Watch Out for Painting Conference last week in Houston. Dr. Andrew’s talk, Moving Modernism from Dance to Painting and Back, posed questions about a crisis in the medium of painting leading up to abstraction’s so-called “invention.”

In Conversation: Dodd Chair Paul Pfeiffer & Craig Drennen discuss "The Exorcist"

In Conversation poster

In Conversation is a new program presented by the Dodd Galleries in which two people are paired and asked to an engage in a dialog on a proposed topic. For this spring's inaugural In Conversation event, Lamar Dodd Professorial Chair, Paul Pfeiffer, and Georgia State University Professor of Painting Craig Drennen will discuss their mutual admiration of the 1973  film The Exorcist.

Calway-Fagen is Visiting Curator of Student Exhibitions at University of Tennessee

Assistant Professor of Art Mike Calway-Fagen was one of six alumni invited to jury the 70th Annual Student Art Competition in the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The student competition was begun in 1947 and  has become one of the oldest competitions in the country and is one of the highlights of the Ewing Gallery exhibition season.

Thomloudis to Present at Annual Yuma Art Symposium

Asssitant Professor Demitra Thomloudis is an invited presenter at the 38th Yuma Art Symposium, held February 23–25, 2017 in Yuma, Arizona. This immersion art event hosts exhibitions, events, demonstrations and presentations given by nationally and internationally recognized emerging artists. It is one of the most eclectic educational arts forums in the country. This year’s ten invited presenters represent various discipines including metal, clay, photography, printmaking, wood, mixed media, and sculpture.

Calway-Fagen is Visiting Artist at Brigham Young University

School of Art Assistant Professor of Art Mike Calway-Fagen is a visiting artist at Brigham Young University in Salt Lake City, Utah this week where he will deliver a public lecture on Thursday, February 2 about his art practice. His visit is sponsored by the University's Department of Visual Art and the BYU Museum of Art. On Friday the 3rd Calway-Fagen will lead a workshop titled What Do You Do For A Living.


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