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Dodd Graduate Students Awarded at 4’33” Spotlight on Scholarship Competition

Dodd graduate students Ally Christmas and Abigail Kosberg won two of four awards at the recent 4 minutes, 33 seconds: Spotlight on Scholarship event held in conjunction with the campus Spotlight on the Arts festival on November 7, 2017. This fourth-annual competition featured both poster sessions and presentations about research in the arts conducted by University of Georgia graduate students and awarded cash prizes for research to winners.

Graphic Design Student Selected for Inclusion in Communication Arts

Senior graphic design student Laura Douglas has been selected for inclusion in the annual Communication Arts Student Showcase. Her profile and select projects will appear in the March/April 2018 issue of Communications Arts magazine, the leading trade journal for visual communications and the largest creative magazine in the world, serving as one of the most prestigious venues for graphic design, advertising, photography and illustration. 

Dodd Students to be Honored by the City of Rutledge

Mural by Dodd Students in Rutledge, Georgia

On October 25, 2017 students from Lamar Dodd School of Art will be honored by the City of Rutledge, GA for their outstanding work creating the town’s Memorial Day mural Never Forgotten, completed this past May. The mural honors the veterans who have served in the United States military, which was commissioned by the Rutledge Garden Club. The group of students will be honored with a bronze plaque that bears the names of the students. 

Town of Tignall Commissions Mural by Dodd Students

Mural by Dodd Students in Tignall, Georgia

Students at the Lamar Dodd School of Art recently completed a new mural in the town of Tignall, Georgia. Hannah Duggan (Painting), Katherine Eidson (Drawing), Young Lim Lee (Painting), Benjamin Thrash (Art Education), and Lucy Wellborn (Graphic Design) worked for over a month on the project with student project leader Gunnar Tarsa, who recently graduated with a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of Art. The cross-departmental team was supervised by painting professor Joseph Norman.

9th Annual Making Masters Exhibition

Shawn Campbell, Herschel Walker's Mouthgaurd

Each year, the Madison Museum of Fine Art in Madison, Georgia exhibits works by Dodd MFA students, curated by Dodd MA Art History students in the exhibition Making Masters. This year’s 9th Annual Making Masters exhibition is on view from September 23 through October 14, 2017.

Art History MA candidates and members of the Association of Graduate Art Students Cicely Hazell and Abigail Kosberg curated this exhibition. Featured are works by the following Dodd MFA students:

School of Art MFAs Wrestle with Gender Through Performance

sumHER Slam, SEWW

On the evening of Saturday, August 26, 2017, a group of art and wrestling enthusiasts gathered in an Athens field for a night of open-air wrestling organized by School of Art MFA Candidate Kaleena Stasiak. sumHER Slam, a performative evening of women’s wrestling, featured several graduate students from the School as well as a diverse local community of artists and supporters.

Flagpole Highlights Painting Practices of School of Art MFAs

Painting by Christina Foard

Flagpole Magazine’s Art Notes column highlights the painting practices of incoming MFA student Christina Foard and alumna Erin McIntosh as well as local artist Paul Collins in a recent article. The three artists are featured in Gallery@HotelIndigo’s Spotlight 2017 exhibition, which offers a focused glimpse into bodies of work by the three artists and is on view through September.

Lyndon House Exhibition Includes Work by Dodd Professorial Chair and Current MFA Candidate

In Situ, object by Kaleena Stasiak, photo by Stephanie Sutton, archival inkjet print, 2017

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.


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