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Mono a Mano: Printmaking Maymester Exhibition

Image: Installation view of Mono a Mano

Student work from Professor Melissa Harshman’s maymester printmaking course is on display through June at the Dodd in the Suite and Plaza Galleries. The installation, Mono a Mano, exhibits monotype prints from the 14 undergraduate and graduate students involved in the course during the short May term that ran May 9–30, 2017. 

Harshman has taught at the University of Georgia since 1993 and is currently the Area Chair of Printmaking and Book Arts. 

Image: Installation view of Mono a Mano

The Arts + Empowerment Project: Social Action, Empowerment, and Healing through Public Art

Since February, UGA Professors, graduate students and Clarke Middle School faculty have been working with middle school students to explore topics related to empowerment and public art. The Arts + Empowerment project has resulted in a collection of photographs of 7th and 8th grade girls doing ‘power poses’ that will be exhibited in Athens this summer.

2017 Dodd Scholarship Recipients

Top Scholar Awards

Undergraduate

Kendal King

Graduate

Laura Lake Smith


Merit Scholarships

ALBERT CHRIST-JANER SCHOLARSHIP

Oliver William
Amanda Manowksi

C. CLIFTON CHANDLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Laura Douglas
Megan Flory
Paul Hwang
Leah Wochele

ALERTA CORLEY SCHOLARSHIP

Mary Callier

BAILEY ART SCHOLARSHIP

Rebecca Gross
Joshua Johnson
Usha Rahn

School of Art Students Create Mural in Rutledge, GA

On Saturday May 13, 2017, Lamar Dodd School of Art students completed a large public mural honoring veterans in Rutledge, GA. This project came about through an agreement with the Rutledge Garden Club. President of the club Pam Strapp initially reached out to School of Art Professor Joseph Norman. She wanted to know if he would be interested in engaging his students to create a new mural that would honor and salute veterans who have served in the military.

Dodd Students Help Teach Reuse at Local Middle School

Coile Middle School Material Reuse Program

Collaborating across University of Georgia departments, Lamar Dodd School of Art students design and teach a new curriculum based on recycled wood and hands-on learning to local middle schoolers. As part of a broader sustainability initiative, the University’s Material Reuse Program salvages materials from construction and demolition sites in order to reuse them for landscape projects.

Graduate Student Alexis Spina Receives Dean’s Award

MFA candidate Alexis Spina won one of the competitive Graduate School Dean's Award, a monetary award to help cover expenses related to final research projects. The Dean’s Award Fund assists graduate students in defraying the cost of doing research toward their dissertations or theses. The fund covers the cost of collecting data or performing other aspects of research by graduate students, in this case an idea called Parking Space. Spina describes the project: 

Standing Room Only: A Book Arts Exhibition in the Bridge Gallery

Image: Installation View of Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only is an exhibition by Eileen Wallace's Advanced Book Arts undergraduate and graduate students. Students include CC Calloway, Caty Cowsert, Jessica Denton, Jamie Diaz, Arron Foster, Erin Geagon, Johanna Norry, Selena Roth, Shelbie Sanderson, Garrison Taylor, and Luke Webster. The exhibition is on view at the Bridge Gallery, third floor of the Dodd, through April 21.

Art History Student Catherine Huff Presents at UGA Research Symposium

Art History major Catherine Huff presented her research on “Desires for Difference: Tastes and Collecting of Later Nineteenth-Century American Paintings” during the 2017 CURO Symposium, held at the Classic Center on Monday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 4. Her project focused on the evolution of taste in 19th c. American painting through formal analysis and original research into provenance, market history, exhibition history, and critical reception.

Jewelry & Metalwork Student Work Receives Awards at Lyndon House Juried Exhibition 

Congratulations to Jewelry and Metalwork seniors Camille Taylor and Yajing Yan, and graduate student Thomas Bosse (MFA 2017) for their inclusion in the 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition at the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens. Yan received the Nancy Lukasiewicz Award, and both Taylor and Bosse received Merit Awards. 

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