Recent News

James Enos
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....
Image: Installation of whirligigs and wind horses
Georgia's second largest sassafras tree is located in Athens, Georgia, and Dodd students have lent a helping hand in its restoration. The tree has been unable to maintain the healthy, woodland–type soil it needs at its roots, which have also been de–barked by horses...
Image: Drawing on Ceramic Plate, Professor Sun Koo Yuh, instructor
Kaleidoscope is the 16th Annual First-year Studio Core Exhibiton at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. This annual exhibition showcases student work from the art school’s first year program with artworks from Drawing I, Drawing II, Color and Composition, 3D Design, and Ideation & Methodologies...
Twenty-one new graduate students join the student body at the Dodd this fall ready to delve into studies in art history, art education, and studio art and design. They describe themselves as “magpies” and “ice cream aficionados,” and their interests range from 60s DIY...
Jim Buonaccorsi, Detail from Fodder, 2006. Steel, cast iron, glass, and bullet casings
School of Art alumna Rebecca Brantley curated an exhibition that features the work by the former head of the sculpture Area Jim Buonaccorsi, among others. The exhibition, Gloria Victis: Three Artists Respond to War, is on view now through September 15, 2017 at the Piedmont College Mason-...
Demitra Thomloudis, Subdivided and Joined [necklace]
Demitra Thomloudis, Assistant Professor of Jewelry & Metalwork, has work on view in two current exhibitions. CrossPASS, an exhibition with Motoko Furuhashi, is on view at the Baltimore Jewelry Center in Baltimore, MD until September 1, 2017. At the same time, the online group exhibition...
Richard Tuttle, I Don’t Know: The Weave of Textile Language, 2014. Installation view, Tate Modern.
Student Profile: Laura Lake Smith PhD in Art History, 2017 Laura Lake Smith arrived at the Lamar Dodd School of Art with a clear goal. As stated in her application to the PhD program, it was her intention to write a dissertation on the work of contemporary American artist Richard Tuttle....
Image: Ry Rocklen, Aluminum America, cast aluminum, 13"x16"x1", 2017
Director of the Dodd Galleries, Katie Geha, organized an exhibition opening this Friday at Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta. The exhibition, Ancient Art Object, features Dodd painting alumnus Jaime Bull and Kaleena Stasiak, a current graduate student in Printmaking and Book Arts. Other artists in...
Visualizing Ocean Habitats
Graphic Design professor Julie Spivey is part of an interdisciplinary team of four collaborating on the project Mapping Deep Blue Habitat in a Changing Climate, that was recently awarded $100,000 by the National Academy of Sciences Keck Futures Initiative. The project aims to create a tool...
Sahar Aghasafari at Arrowmont
Art Education Graduate Student Sahar Aghasafari was awarded funding to attend a fibers workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts this past July. Aghasafari, who received her Master of Art Education from the University of Arizona after earning a Master in Art Research and a BFA in...

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