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Fronts: Steven Foutch + Kathleen Janvier - ExhibitionPosted on October 07, 2015
Exhibition - Fronts: Steven Foutch + Kathleen Janvier
Opening - Friday, October 9th
Show runs October 1-28, 6-8pm
Brookhaven College - Studio Gallery
3939 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Free and open to the public.
This is the second collaborative exhibition for artist couple Steven Foutch and Kathleen Janvier and the first time they will be showing together in Texas. The artists' backgrounds merge to create atmospheres of line and weather in works ranging from printmaking and metalwork to installation. Foutch is the professor or Printmaking at the University of Dallas, while Janvier splits her time teaching between Brookhaven College and the University of Texas at Arlington.
For more information contact Kathleen Janvier at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting Artist: Ian WeaverPosted on October 07, 2015
Join us on October 15th & 16th for an open studio with visiting artist Ian Weaver - Assistant Professor, Painting, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN. The open studio will be located at the Printmaking Studio - SAC B124 from 9am-5pm. Event is free.
"My work, interdisciplinary in nature, utilizes a variety of media (such as drawing/collage, assemblage, sculpture, installation and film) which act as metaphors for "fracture". I am interested in how we—as individuals and communities—construct our own identities and memories; we do this through our commemorations and the objects we construct and archive.
Overall, the work speaks to the concept that Memory is fractured, non-linear, and disparate in nature; the experience of "recall" is a dissociative one. I want the viewer to question the constructions we routinely undertake throughout our lives."
For any more information contact Syd Webb at email@example.com.
Seven State Biennial ExhibitionPosted on September 29, 2015
This exhibit will travel to two additional exhibit venues at the Nesbitt Gallery at The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, and to the Museum of the Red River in Idabel, Oklahoma. A catalogue documenting the exhibit will be published and travel with the exhibit.
Nasher Project by Stephen Lapthisophon: Toccare (Non) ToccarePosted on September 28, 2015
Image: Shed, 2015, Courtesy of the Artist
Press Release: Nasher Sculpture
Nasher Sculpture Center Announces a Project by Stephen Lapthisophon: Toccare (Non) Toccare
Presentation of work by Dallas artist to coincide with Being the River, Repeating the Forest will explore themes in work of Giuseppe Penone
DALLAS, Texas (September 25, 2015) – Nasher Sculpture Center announces a presentation of work by Dallas-based artist Stephen Lapthisophon called Toccare (Non) Toccare, a project which will act in conversation with the current exhibition Giuseppe Penone: Being the River, Repeating the Forest. Taking place in and around the Nasher Sculpture Center via four installments¬ beginning in October 2015 and lasting through January 2016, Toccare (Non) Toccare will include sculpture, found objects, drawing, poetry, sound, photography and video. These various elements will interweave in Lapthisophon’s actions, events and installations, extending and paying tribute to many of the central ideas in Penone’s work: body, nature, duration and the importance of place. With each monthly installment, Lapthisophon will examine the influence of Penone and the Arte Povera movement, as well as the idea of influence itself by addressing notions of impression, touch, ephemerality and legacy.
Mirroring Penone’s early action works in the Maritime Alps in the late 1960s, which are only known through photographic documentation, Lapthisophon’s Toccare (Non) Toccare works will likewise not be exhibited publicly, but will be experienced primarily through various forms of documentation, including photography, video, and print. All components of the project will be shared through a variety of platforms: Lapthisophon’s website (stephenlapthisophon.com), the Nasher Sculpture Center website (nashersculpturecenter.org), social media channels and a printed book published by the artist in January 2016.
The accompanying book will be titled Notebook 1967-68, taken from American poet Robert Lowell’s text of the same name. 1967 marks the year of the first Arte Povera exhibitions in Italy, and Lowell’s book chronicles the poet’s life that year, interweaving the personal and public with attention to history, as well as the presence of literary and cultural figures. Lowell’s Notebook 1967-68 serves as an influence on Lapthisophon’s project and also as a model for the mixing of historic, public and private narratives. The book will become a document of the multi-stage project at the Nasher and a space for Lapthisophon to explore auxiliary subjects such as European-American culture, the artwork-as-archive, and the boundary between art and its trace.
About Stephen Lapthisophon:
Stephen Lapthisophon received his M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1979 and was based in the Chicago area until 2007 when he relocated to Dallas. Recent exhibitions include the Dallas Biennial (2014), the Dallas Museum of Art (2013) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2006). He was the recipient of the 2012 Moss/Chumley Artist Award for North Texas artists and the 2008 Wynn Newhouse Award for artists with disabilities. Lapthisophon has taught at Columbia College in Chicago, the School of the Art Institute, and the University of Texas at Dallas. He currently teaches art and art history at the University of Texas at Arlington.
About Giuseppe Penone:
Giuseppe Penone was born in 1947 in Garessio, Italy, and currently lives and works in Turin and Paris. He was one of the younger founding members of the influential Italian art movement Arte Povera in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arte in Turin, Italy. Giuseppe Penone's earliest exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1970), Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne (1977); Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden (1978); and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1980). More recently he has exhibited at the Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (2013), the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2012), the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy (2008) and had a retrospective at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2004). Short listed for the Turner Prize in 1989, Penone has exhibited in Documenta V (1972), VII (1982), VIII (1987) and XIII (2012) and at the Venice Biennale (2007, 1995, 1986, 1980, and 1978). His work is currently featured at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Giuseppe Penone: Being the River, Repeating the Forest, the first U.S. museum exhibition of the artist’s work in over 30 years.
Sedrick Huckaby Smithsonian FinalistPosted on September 25, 2015
Source: Smithsonian Press Release
Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Finalists Announced
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has selected the finalists for the exhibition resulting from the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. The juried exhibition’s 43 pieces include sculptures, mixed-media pieces, photographs, paintings and drawings. The works will be exhibited at the museum from March 12, 2016, through Jan. 8, 2017.
Seven artworks were shortlisted for this fourth occasion of the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. The first prize winner receives $25,000, as well as a commission to create a portrait of a living individual for the museum’s permanent collection. Other cash prizes will be awarded for selected works. Winners are announced at the press preview slated for March 10. A list of artists whose works were selected for the exhibition follows at the end of this release.
The selected finalists mark a turning point in advancing American contemporary portraiture. The jurors considered this exhibition a synopsis of historical and cultural events that have unfolded in the past three rounds, particularly in terms of race, sexual identity, gender and concerns about protecting childhood in an age of technology and gun violence.
“I was very impressed with the social-impact choices made this year,” said Kim Sajet, director of the National Portrait Gallery. “This year’s competition finalists are truly remarkable and reflect the rigor with which they were chosen by the judges. Each judge came with a definite and strong point of view about what he or she considered a portrait to be and how today’s artists are part of the national dialogue around issues of race, identity, family and community. I defy anyone coming to the exhibition not to be fundamentally moved by this year’s interpretation of the human condition.”
The competition received more than 2,500 entries in a variety of visual-arts media. Submissions included digital animation and video, large-scale drawings, prints, photographs and textiles, as well as painted and sculpted portraits. It was open to artists working in the United States who had created portraits after Jan. 1, 2014, in any visual art form. External jurors for the competition are Dawoud Bey, professor of art and a Distinguished College Artist at Columbia College in Chicago; Helen Molesworth, chief curator at MOCA LA; Jerry Saltz, senior art critic, New York magazine; and John Valadez, a LA based realist painter and muralist. National Portrait Gallery staff on the jury are Brandon Brame Fortune, chief curator, and Dorothy Moss, associate curator of painting and sculpture and competition director. Held every three years, the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition was made possible by benefactor Virginia Outwin Boochever (1920–2005), a former Portrait Gallery docent who volunteered at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery for 19 years. Boochever also shared the museum’s increasing interest in the important role that contemporary portraiture could play in the life of the gallery, as well as in heralding the museum’s engagement with figurative art and portraiture in today’s world. The exhibition reveals that in this media age—where the “selfie” is part of the visual landscape—the art of portraiture is not only universal, it is thriving and evolving. The dazzling variety of media and diverse approaches to the exploration of “self” and “other” challenge the preconceived notions of portraiture and expand the limits of the imagination. In addition, one exhibiting artist will win the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced Sept. 20, 2016. In this part of the competition, visitors to the exhibition, both online and in the gallery, will be able to cast a vote for their favorite of the finalists.
The competition has accelerated the careers of participants. The winner of the first competition (2006), David Lenz, created a portrait of Eunice Kennedy Shriver for the museum’s collection. Dave Woody, who was awarded the top prize for the second competition (2009), was commissioned to create a portrait of Alice Waters and Bo Gehring, whose video portrait won the third installation (2013), was commissioned to create a video portrait of Esperanza Spalding.
After the exhibition closes in Washington, D.C., for the first time it will travel to three host museums across the country from February 2017 through June 2018.
National Portrait Gallery
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery tells the multifaceted story of America through the individuals who have shaped its culture. Through the visual arts, performing arts and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story.
The National Portrait Gallery is part of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture at Eighth and F streets N.W., Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Information: (202) 633-1000. Website: npg.si.edu. Connect with the museum at @NPG, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Tumblr.
Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Finalists and Short-listed Artists
John Ahearn, New York City
Dean Allison, Penland, N.C.
Wendy Arbeit, Emeryville, Calif.
Rick Ashley, Marblehead, Mass.
Evan Baden, Albany, Ore.
Claire Beckett, Jamaica Plain, Mass.
Claudia Biçen, San Francisco
Kelly Carmody, Waltham, Mass.
Marti Corn, Houston
Paul D’Amato, Riverside, Ill.
Ray DiCapua, Storrs, Conn.
Tim Doud, Washington, D.C.
Maureen Drennan, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Jess T. Dugan, St. Louis *
Gaspar Enriquez, San Elizario, Texas
Lucy Fradkin, Staten Island, N.Y.
Jona Frank, Santa Monica, Calif.
Rigoberto A. Gonzalez, Harlingen, Texas
Allison Janae Hamilton, New York City
Jessica Todd Harper, Merion Station, Pa. *
Anne Harris, Riverside, Ill.
Clarity Haynes, Brooklyn, N.Y
Cynthia Henebry, Richmond, Va. *
Sedrick Huckaby, Fort Worth, Texas *
Dave Jordano, Chicago
Riva Lehrer, Chicago
Jarod Lew, Beverly Hills, Mich.
Daniel McInnis, Perrysburg, Ohio *
Michael Meadors, Clayton, N.C.
Dean Mitchell, Tampa, Fla.
Thu Nguyen, Honokaa, Hawaii
Tim Okamura, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Christine Osinski, Ridgefield, Conn.
Paul Oxborough, Excelsior, Minn.
Louie Palu, Washington, D.C.
Joel Phillips, Oakland, Calif. *
Adrian “Viajero” Roman, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Amy Sherald, Baltimore *
Carolyn Sherer, Birmingham, Ala.
Donita Simpson, Royal Oak, Mich.
Mike Smith, Johnson City, Tenn.
Naoko Wowsugi, Washington, D.C.
Brenda Zlamany, Brooklyn, N.Y.
*Denotes artists who were selected for the short list.
Visiting Artist: lauren woodsPosted on September 22, 2015
Visiting artist, lauren woods will be giving a lecture tomorrow, Wednesday September 23rd at 1pm in FAB 148.
lauren woods (1975, Saint Louis, MO) is a multimedia artist whose hybrid media projects—film, video and sound installations, interventions and site-specific work—engage history while contemplating the socio-politics of the present. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, including Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Miami as well as Puerto Rico, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Mali and France.
Salt Redaction at AHA Festival of Progressive Arts in Santa Fe, NMPosted on September 15, 2015
Billi London-Gray, an MFA Intermedia Studio student, and Dallas-based artist Daniel Bernard Gray will perform "Salt Redaction," a day-long art intervention, at the AHA Festival of Progressive Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Sunday, September 20, 2015.
The artists will collect memory symbols, in the form of handwritten names, from members of the public who volunteer to participate in the project. Each participant will be given a small square of paper, donated by Peace Paper Project and made from U.S. military uniforms pulped by U.S. prisoners, and asked to write a name associated with a memory that he or she wishes to either preserve or curse. The artists will then retrace the name in permanent ink and paint over the name in clear medium with salt or white paint with salt to correspondingly preserve or curse the associated memory. The memory squares will subsequently be sewn onto canvas at a second art intervention, a quilting bee, to be performed in the fall.
For additional information, visit ahafestival.com.
MFA Alumnus Jesse England rewarded Artist Trust Grant + Exhibition in AugustPosted on September 15, 2015
MFA Glass Alumnus, Jesse England, was awarded a 2015 Fellowship from Artist Trust back in August. Fellowships provide $7,500 to practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and ability.
The Fellowship is a merit-based award. Recipients present a Meet the Artist event to a community in Washington State that has little or no access to art or the artist’s work. In addition to 14 Fellowship recipients, one artist each in the Craft, Literary, Media and Music Arts (for 2016) will receive a one-month residency at The Millay Colony of the Arts in upstate New York and a $1,000 stipend.
You can view Jesse's award profile here.
Next Topic at CentralTrak with Peter Bo RappmundPosted on September 10, 2015
Next Topic / CentralTrak Peter Bo Rappmund September 10, 7pm
As part of its NEXT TOPIC series, CentralTrak is pleased to host an evening conversation with artists from its current exhibition, It Came From CalArts. Danielle Dean, Ariane Roesch, and UT Arlington faculty member, Peter Bo Rappmund, will each discuss their contributed artworks for the show, as well as their experiences as dual citizens of CalArts and Texas, and the ways in which they continue to imagine this blended territory. The panel will also explore the notion and status of "interdisciplinary" work and the term itself as a label- whether it functions as a descriptive trope or signifies a living concept of experimentation and exchange. Moderated by exhibition curator Robin Myrick.
NEXT TOPIC is a monthly lecture series at CentralTrak Artists’ Residency and Gallery which aims to foster critical discussions on contemporary art issue among Dallas artists, thinkers, critics, educators, theorists, and shapers across the DFW area. These events are free and open to the public.
Event details here.
Billi London-Gray Recent WorksPosted on September 03, 2015
Billi London-Gray and Daniel Gray, City of God, Native-wood charcoal and gunpowder on concrete block, ashe juniper, sound and digital video, 136 x 109 x 62 inches, 2015.
Two-person exhibition with Daniel Bernard Gray at the Texas State University Galleries this summer, curated by Mary Mikel Stump. It was titled "Displacement" and was on view from May 30-July 26.
The show was reviewed by Arts + Culture: http://artsandculturetx.com/displacement/
- Three pieces in the Biennial-600: Sculpture exhibition, juried by Leigh Arnold, at the Amarillo Museum of Art. The show runs August 14-October 9. http://amarillo.com/lifestyle/arts/2015-08-07/amoa-celebrate-sculpture
- A collaborative art intervention held on September 20, titled,"Salt Redaction," with Daniel Bernard Gray at the AHA Festival of Progressive Arts in Santa Fe, NM. http://ahafestival.com/
- Survey exhibition of work by former Petrified Forest National Park Artists-in-Residence, held on September 24. The show will be on display at La Posada (a historic landmark hotel and site of the Tina Mion Museum) in Winslow, AZ.
- Group show opening September 26 at Northern-Southern in Austin, called "Almost Nothing", curated by Shawn Camp. http://northern-southern.com/
MFA Candidate Gabe Duran’s Peor Es Nada and TranslationPosted on September 03, 2015
Graduate filmmaker Gabe Duran took home the top honors from the Forth Worth Indie Film Festival on July 19. His film "Translation" won the best student film and his other short film "Peor Es Nada" was nominated for best short.
Over the summer "Translation" and "Peor Es Nada" screened at the following events.
Granatun Film Showcase 1- Denton,Texas (Peor Es Nada)
Granatun Film Showcase 2- Denton,Texas (Translation)
Endeavor Cinema Group Film Showcase- Fort Worth, Texas (Peor Es Nada)
Latino Short Film Festival- Harlem, New York (Translation)
Texas Motion Picture Alliance Film Makers Showcase- Austin, Texas (Peor Es Nada)
AICC 2015 Student Design Competition Winner AnnouncementPosted on August 19, 2015
AICC 2015 Annual Student Design Winners:
Design to an Opportunity – Structural Challenge: Students design a structure that accomplishes a given task while accounting for converting challenges.
First Place Winners – “Party Pack”
University of Texas Arlington: Andrew Vo, Allison Herbst, Benjamin Kim and Kiersten Heflin
Second Place Winners – “Maverick Adventure Pack”
University of Texas Arlington: Elena Chudoba, Andrea Norcross, Andrew Czap, Cali Stewart
Third Place Winners – “Countless Mavericks; One Spirit”
University of Texas Arlington: Amanda Turnage, Samantha Clarke, Marissa Rogers and Karen Juarez
Design to an Opportunity – Graphics Challenge: Students design graphics for the challenge using one of the following processes; line or screen art, screened images, process or modified process color or digital printing
First Place Winners – “Party Pack”
University of Texas Arlington: Andrew Vo, Allison Herbst, Benjamin Kim and Kiersten Heflin
Second Place Winners – “When in Doubt – Luau at Stout”
University of Wisconsin-Stout: Brandon Hokanson
Third Place Winners – “Maverick Adventure Pack”
University of Texas Arlington: Elena Chudoba, Andrea Norcross, Andrew Czap, Cali Stewart
This Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC) student packaging competition occurs annually. It is a national competition that we participate in each summer. This year, the project requirement was to develop a shipping box that was themed to an event (Homecoming) and could safely transport salsa, bottled drinks and chips. We had three groups of 4 students from the packaging course at UTA compete. All three groups won an award. First, second, and third place in the packaging structure design category. They won first and third in the packaging graphics category. At least two of our teams will now move on to compete in the ICPF "best of the best" packaging competition in February. In addition, our students packaging solutions will be on display at the AICC National Conference in Fort Worth this October. This will be a great way to network and show a national audience the high quality of creative work our students are capable of producing.
Image: "Maverick Adventure Pack" by Andrew Czap, Elena Chudoba, Andrea Norcross, Cali Stewart
Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Visiting Professor, Dr. Mary Vaccaro, Research ReportPosted on August 18, 2015
In addition to a year-long Faculty Development Leave from the University at Texas-Arlington, Dr. Mary Vaccaro held a research appointment as the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Visiting Professor at Villa I Tatti-The Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies in Florence during Spring 2015. This period of study allowed her to deepen her first-hand knowledge of drawings by Ludovico Carracci (1555-1619) and his younger cousins Agostino (1557-1602) and Annibale (1560-1609). Towards the end of the 16th century, the trio established an influential art academy in their native town of Bologna and famously took pride in working together, declaring “ella è de' Carracci: l'abbiamo fatta tutti noi” [“it’s by the Carracci, we all made it”] when asked about their authorship of frescoes in a local palace (Palazzo Magnani, ca. 1590). The task of separating their respective styles remains one of the most difficult and contentious problems in art history.
Dr. Vaccaro spent the majority of her research time in the Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe degli Uffizi, where she first undertook a survey of 16th- and early 17th- century Bolognese draftsmen—from Pelligrino Tibaldi (1527-1596) to Elisabetta Sirani (1638-1665)—to familiarize herself with the regional and individual styles. (The majority of her research to date involves 16th-century draftsmen in nearby Parma, whose works she similarly began to study in the GDSU during my year-long junior fellowship at Villa I Tatti in 1998-99.) Then, she systematically examined all of the drawings that are catalogued under each of the three Carracci. The sustained approach led to exciting discoveries. Using transmitted light (i.e., a portable light-table), she discerned previously undetected studies on the back of several drawings that were glued down onto mounts, which Maurizio Boni (GDSU paper conservator) subsequently detached to reveal the “new” drawings. As she developed a better sense of how each of the Carracci draws, she was able to re-attribute and/or understand better their works on paper: for example, a sheet identified nearly 50 years ago by Donald Posner as a preparatory study made by Annibale for Agostino to paint is instead, as she demonstrates, more likely to be by Agostino.
Dr. Vaccaro was invited to present this preliminary research at a symposium on Drawing and Invention at the Morgan Library, in April 2015, and a seminar at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, in June 2015. She has already written one related article (submitted to/accepted by Master Drawings) and intends to explore the material in other essays for publication. Moreover, on the basis of her expertise of Old Master drawings, Marzia Faietti (GDSU director) has asked her to co-curate an exhibition with her and Samuel Vitali (a Swiss scholar and Carracci expert at the Kunsthistorisches Institut) on the Carracci holdings in the GDSU, scheduled to take place at the Uffizi in 2018.
‘CITY HEARTS’ Documentary by Patty NewtonPosted on August 18, 2015
This summer Film/Video lecturer, Patty Newton, completed CITY HEARTS: a documentary about an arts-based, anti-recidivism project with the installation of a 230-foot long glass tile mosaic along the Interstate 30 corridor in Grand Prairie, Texas by artist Pamela Summers. Written, directed, and produced by Newton, the National Endowment for the Arts-funded documentary focuses on how the preparation and installation helped change the lives of recently paroled ex-offenders. The ex-offenders were given new, marketable skills that would serve them professionally in finding work beyond a prison system fraught with revolving doors, while also cultivating the self esteem and confidence necessary to make a new life, contributing back to society. UTA's music professor Micah Hayes composed original music for the film as well as current UTA Film/Video students and alumni.
The film is currently in submission to numerous film festivals domestically and internationally. The Kimbell and Amon Carter Museums both have shown interest in the films as Newton continues to reach out to other museums. This is just the beginning of CITY HEARTS's exhibition life.
Kathleen Janvier featured in Metalsmith magazine’s annual Exhibition in PrintPosted on August 18, 2015
UTA Lecturer and Art Jeweler, Kathleen Janvier, will have two pieces from her series "We Carry Volumes - All These Empty Pages" included in Metalsmith magazine's annual Exhibition in Print. This year's exhibition, "Moved by Metal: On Beauty as Interaction," has been guest curated by Wendy Steiner, Richard L. Fisher Professor of English at University of Pennsylvania. The exhibition includes a diverse range of works that invite interaction or empathy, and help viewers to discover beauty in the process of engagement. The Exhibition in Print issue of Metalsmith will be available in print and digital format late-August/early September.
Alternate pieces of Janvier's work will also be on view until the end of August at the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design in Asheville, North Carolina. This exhibition is provided by Metalsmith magazine¹s annual Exhibition in Print and sponsored by the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), a non-profit arts organization that supports and advances the professional practice of artists, designers, jewelers and metalsmiths by inspiring creativity, encouraging education, and fostering community.
Corning Museum of Glass, Artist in Residence: Justin GinsbergPosted on August 17, 2015
"With a material as fragile and unpredictable as glass, artists need to be flexible—and it’s exactly that flexibility that intrigues Justin Ginsberg. A visual artist, Ginsberg investigates the “unusual properties” of glass, and its “extraordinary ability to flex and bend when made very thin.” His work exploits the aesthetic qualities of the material while investigating new ways to think about glass as sculpture. Ginsberg received an MFA in Glass from the University of Texas at Arlington, where he now teaches.
During his residency at The Studio, Ginsberg explored how polarized film and light can assist in revealing hidden stresses in glass, which appear as color, light distortions, and patterns. “Rather than viewing the stress as a negative attribute in the material, I will begin to use this property as means to explore new works,” he says, “gaining further understanding of this hidden visual language.” For Ginsberg, glass is all about pushing the limits. “I challenge the perceived boundaries of material and the presumed nature of things,” he says, “often relying on metaphor and gesture, to express my interest into my own fragile existence.”"
Source: Corning Museum of Glass
Alumni Marc Chartrand of Lucky 21 Directing Duo The Chartrands Finds “The Missing 9 Percent”Posted on July 14, 2015
UTArlington A + AH Alumni Marc Chartrand teams up with his wife Melanie as the Lucky 21 directing duo to create "The Missing 9 percent". The 31 second spot showcases how Frost never stops moving forward for its clients.
"McGarrah Jessee teamed with Lucky 21 directing duo The Chartrands to create a spot that would showcase how Frost never stops moving forward for its clients. The Chartrands helped the agency create “The Missing 9 Percent,” a commercial that highlights this fundamental ethos with verve and originality.
“When we started our director search we had a visual aesthetic and editorial style in mind and wanted to find the right people who could bring it life,” says McGarrah Jessee Creative Director Brian Jordan. “The Chartrands had a couple of pieces on their reel that truly impressed us. We then took a collective sigh of relief after our initial call because we knew we had a pair of smart directors who would really make these spots beautiful and impactful. Marc and Mel brought a level of care to our project that made it better on every front. And having Marc serve as editor added an efficiency and layer of comfort that was certainly a plus.”
“We loved the agency concept and were eager to illustrate the script with a touch of whimsy and inviting visual style,” comments Melanie Chartrand. In advance of the shoot, Melanie and her directing partner Marc Chartrand spent time at Frost with the McGarrah Jessee creative team. “We saw, firsthand, the concept was a genuine reflection of the Frost culture,” recalls Marc. “It’s a unique message and approach – being bold enough to welcome feedback on how they can evolve with a tone that is equally sincere and playful.”
To present Frost’s near obsessive drive to keep customers happy, The Chartrands filmed at Frost locations with real employees at the fore. The directing duo also filmed macro shots of in-office details that would accent Frost’s fervent spirit and never-ending focus on improvement. Marc and Melanie filmed simultaneously for the coverage needed for the many shots that would ultimately layer to create the heartfelt Frost message.
Marc Chartrand created a whimsical rhythm in the edit, uniting lively match cuts with lingering moments to show the ebbs and flows of life and the paradoxes of experience, youthful perspective, and growth. Marc and Lucky Post audio engineer Scottie Richardson created a quirky cadence with a focus on the ambient sounds of each moment.
"Marc developed a pallet of organic sound bites that pushed my approach to the story,” explains Richardson. “The agency and I worked to pair these nuanced sounds with the music track, playing with levels of subtlety within this energetic flow.”
Agency: McGarrah Jessee CD/Writer: Brian Jordan CD/Art Director: Michael Anderson Producer: Meredith Roach
Production Company: Lucky 21 Directors: The Chartrands EP: John Gilliland Producer: Brandon Tapp
Postproduction: Lucky Post Freelance Editor: Marc Chartrand Assistant Editor: Neil Anderson Audio Engineer: Scottie Richardson EP: Jessica Berry
Abstract PresencePosted on July 14, 2015
June 17th – August 29th
UC Art Gallery
pre • sence: the state or fact of existing or being present.
The term presence is often used to describe the physical, tangible existence of someone or something. For many viewers, it can also represent a feeling of the sight unseen, a sensation of the energy and atmosphere that a work of art maintains.
In this exhibition, Abstract Presence, these works have been gathered together from select student and faculty artists whose works support this concept of the visible and invisible presence of art through light, color, and symbolism.
Ornament & Adornment: The Decoration and Application Techniques of African MasksPosted on July 02, 2015
The design and style of the decorations found on African masks are as uniquely varied as the people who create them. The materials - iron nails and tin appliques, cowrie shells and mother of pearl, glass and stone beads, vegetable and plant fibers, hair and leather, pigments and resins held special cultural and ritual significance. Pinned and stamped, tied and woven, painted and carved - these embellishments were meant to accentuate movement, replicate human characteristics, and evoke meaning as they heighten the viewer¹s experience of performance and ceremony.
This exhibition is an invitation to examine these decorative processes and to look closely at the detail of the work and its skilled application. These works, selections from both the Dowdey-Campbell and Brodie African Art Collections, offer an invitation to examine these decorative aesthetic in close detail. Ornament & Adornment is on view in the Department of Art & Art History.
Please join us in celebrating these works throughout the summer:
Date: June 19 August 31, 2015
Time: Monday - Friday, 8:30am 5:00pm.
Location: Visual Resource Commons & Gallery, FA2109
For further information please call, 817-272-2797.
MFA Alumna: Maryam Rezaei’s ‘Air Pollution’ Poster accepted for ICOGRADAPosted on June 11, 2015
MFA Alumna: Maryam Rezaei's 'Air Pollution' poster was accepted for a juried international competition by the Graphic Design Associations ICOGRADA in Slovakia. This gallery is in cooperation with the Trnava Museum of Slovakia and the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. The accepted work will be published in an accompanying catalog for the competition. Over 3567 international submissions, only 370 posters were selected.
'Air Pollution' exhibited in St. Louis
Film & Video Professional Practices Class Industry EventPosted on June 08, 2015
Twelve Film & Video graduating students planned and produced a successful evening of food, drink and conversation for area Film & Video industry professionals. Representatives from leading companies such as Mary Kay, Inc, Distillery Media and award-winning filmmakers spent the evening with these learning more about who they are and what they now have to offer the local industry.
Jonathon Matamoros and Brady Tulk at UTA Film/Video Industry Night
Jorand Brown and Alex Rosales talk with Randy Peterson of Distillery Media
WildPony Offers Dad’s Day CardsPosted on June 02, 2015
Dad's day cards for sale through the 21st!
For more information contact Syd Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hand printed on campus by our very own wild pony, Janet Aguirre.
Justin Ginsberg Featured by Corning Museum of GlassPosted on May 26, 2015
Fleeting Beauty: Justin Ginsberg and Yuka Otani Explore Unexpected Properties of Glass by Kim Thompsom, Corning Museum of Glass
"Both Justin Ginsberg and Yuka Otani love to push the boundaries of what’s possible in glass. They question the word “no,” and love to explore the versatility of glass—the way it surprises us again and again. During their May residency at The Studio, neither artist is focused on making work to stand the test of time, but rather work that showcases the impermanence of the material.
“In the glass world, you’re taught all these rules—don’t mix these glasses together,” said Justin. “They won’t survive. You’re taught these things, but that’s the realm in which I like to play, and I’m constantly surprised by how it works.
An installation by Justin Ginsberg: Thousands of hand pulled, clear glass strands, suspended, bent cold, and held under tension. An installation by Justin Ginsberg: Thousands of hand pulled, clear glass strands, suspended, bent cold, and held under tension. “None of this glass is annealed,” he said, pointing at some of his work laid out on the table. “All of it is mixed glasses that shouldn’t be mixed together. They’re totally incompatible, but here they are. What else do I think that’s impossible is actually possible?”
For Justin, who runs the glass program at the University of Texas at Arlington, it’s a profound respect for the material that drives his process of discovery. After ten years of working with glass, he draws inspiration from how “totally limitless” the material seems. During his residency, Justin is looking at the stress patterns in glass, viewed through a polariscope. He works to manipulate light through polarizers, revealing inconsistencies in the atomic structure of glass, which comes across as patterns, colors, and other visual effects in the glass."
Read the rest of the article here.
Barnett Foundation Photography Awards ExhibitionPosted on May 26, 2015
Each Fall and Spring semester, the Barnett Foundation awards $650 scholarships to three UT Arlington photography students. The recipients for Spring 2015 are Lindsey Barker, Alex Kang, and Ivan Lopez. Each student was also honored with an exhibition of their work at Gallery West, which was May 4-8, with a reception and artist talks on May 6.
Jurors this semester were Dornith Doherty and Sara-Jayne Parsons, who met on campus in April to review the work. Dornith is Distinguished Research Professor at UNT and a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow. She is represented by Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas and exhibits her work internationally. Sara-Jayne has recently returned to the U.S. after working seven years in the international arts community in her native England. She is currently Curator at the Galleries at TCU.
Stephen Lapthisophon Awarded Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel GrantPosted on May 13, 2015
The Dallas Museum of Art announced its 2015 Awards to Artists and, this year, ten awards were given out. Congratulations to all!
The 2015 Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant recipients (open to artists at least 30 years of age who reside in Texas) are:
The four 2015 Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund Award recipients (open to artists between 15-25 years of age who reside in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, or Colorado) are:
The four 2015 Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund Award recipients (open to residents of Texas under the age of 30) are:
Alumni Sai Selevarajan Featured on Lucky Post Special EditionPosted on May 13, 2015
"In this special edition, Sai Selevarajan tells us what moves him, how design influences his craft, and how he started his vinyl collection before the millennials embraced the turntable.
Driven to make a connection with audiences, be it with branded, commissioned worked or the projects he crafts on his own, Sai chose filmmaking as his medium to combine his design acumen and impelling force to tell a story."
Read more here: http://eepurl.com/bltkSf
Spring 2015 BFA Senior ExhibitionPosted on May 06, 2015
Exhibition Dates: May 4 – 16, 2015
Reception and Awards Ceremony: Friday, May 8, 5-7PM
The Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition is a showcase for recent work created by the graduating seniors of the University of Texas Arlington's Department of Art and Art History. The Spring 2015 exhibition features the work of 43 students demonstrating a wide variety of skills in concentrations including painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, printmaking, film/video, photography/digital imaging and visual communication.
- Rodrigo Agudelo
- Jyoti Ahmed
- Selene Alba
- Zachariah Ammons
- Cindy Breslauer
- Christopher Chadwick
- Malana Choi
- David Cooper
- Julia Cooper
- Karah Denney
- Ambar Garcia de Camps
- Dalton Grayson
- Christian Greene
- Joanna Haddad
- Westley Harwart
- Jamie Hearn
- Elizabeth F. Jones
- John Jordan
- Tyler Mann
- Ethan Moon
- Barbara Niblo
- Amber O’Dell
- Fabian Olvera
- Maria Orrostieta
- Saul Parra
- Chris Perry
- Ian Priddy
- Ivan Puga
- David Rosales
- Sarah Schuetz
- Ashley Smith
- Christine Smith
- Deysi Anali Soto
- Carly Stephens
- Cali Stewart
- Kathryn Swilling
- Kalle Tiihonen
- Sharon Tran
- Amanda Turnage
- Midori Uribe
- Fabiola Valenzuela
- John Wenzel
- Thor Xaykaothao
Spring 2015 Barnett Photography AwardsPosted on May 01, 2015
Pixar - Behind The Scenes of “Inside Out”Posted on April 29, 2015
Janine Antoni lecture and workshop at UT ArlingtonPosted on April 28, 2015
Janine Antoni lecture and workshop at UT Arlington April 27
The internationally renowned artist Janine Antoni will visit the University of Texas at Arlington, presenting a public lecture as well as leading a graduate workshop for Master of Fine Arts students in UTA’s department of Studio, Media Arts and Art History.
The lecture will take place at 7:00pm on Monday, April 27th in Room 148 of the Fine Arts Building, 502 South Cooper Street, with reception preceding at 6:00pm.
Antoni’s work was featured in “Loss and Desire” on the second season of the Art:21 documentary series (2003), including interviews about her works “Lick and Lather,” “Touch” and “Moor.” Her many honors and awards include a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship (1998), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2011), an Anonymous Was A Woman Grant (2014), and A Project Grant from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage to collaborate with choreographers Anna Halprin and Stephen Petronio at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia for a 2016 exhibition. Among the numerous museums and institutions to have acquired her work are the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum, and the Fundación “La Caixa” Barcelona. A gallery is currently devoted to Antoni’s work as part of the current exhibition at The Warehouse in Dallas, while Luhring Augustine, New York, is currently exhibiting “From the Vow Made.”
Janine Antoni employs an amalgam of mediums including performance, sculpture, photography, installation, and video. Her body is both her tool for making and the source from which her meaning arises. She carefully articulates her relationship to the world, giving rise to emotional states that are felt in and through the body. In each piece, no matter the medium or image, a conveyed physicality speaks directly to the viewer’s body.
Janine Antoni was born in Freeport, Bahamas. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989.
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- Martha Buskirk, The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003).
- Stephanie Ann Karamitsos, “The Art of Janine Antoni: Labor, Gender and the Object of Performance.”Ph.D. dissertation, Northwestern University, 2006.
- Stacie M. Lindner, “Janine Antoni: Finding a Room of Her Own.”M.A. thesis, Georgia State University, 2006.
- Lynn Hershman, “Interview with Janine Antoni,”!Women Art Revolution, 2006.
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- “The Beautiful Trap: Janine Antoni’s Body Art,”interview by Robert Enright and Meeka Walsh. Border Crossings 113 (2010): 38-54.
- Elissa Yukiko Weichbrodt, “Through the Body: Corporeality, Subjectivity, and Empathy in Contemporary American Art.”Ph.D. dissertation, Washington University in St. Louis, 2013.
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Mirko Illić and Marshall Arisman of School of Visual Arts visitPosted on April 22, 2015
The Art and Art History department is presenting Underground Images: School of Visual Arts Subway Posters, 1947 to the Present at the Architecture Gallery from April 6th to 27th. On April 13, two of the artists from School of Visual Arts gave lectures. Mirko IIić talked about his recent book, Lettering Large:The Art and Design of Monumental Typography (written with Steven Heller) and Marshall Arisman talked about his work, followed by a public reception.
Ya’Ke Smith’s “One Hitta Quitta” wins a Special Jury Award for Best Short FilmPosted on April 22, 2015
UTA Film Professor Ya'Ke Smith's Film "One Hitta Quitta" wins a Special Jury Award for Best Short Film at the Dallas International Film Festival.
For it's "community engagement & collaboration which elevated the viral-video-film genre," ONE HITTA QUITTA was awarded the Special Jury Award for exceptional Short Filmmaking at the 2015 Dallas International Film Festival. The jury consisted of award-winning film directors Frances Bodomo, Soham Metha and Jeanette Bonds.
MFA Candidates Gabe Duran’s Peor Es Nada and TranslationPosted on April 20, 2015
Graduate filmmaker Gabe Duran took home the two top honors from the Tarrant County Film Festival on April 17. His films "Translation" won the panel award as "Peor Es Nada" took home the audience award for the night. Both films will be automatically submitted to the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase on July 17-19 in Fort Worth.
Arlington Arts League WinnersPosted on April 15, 2015
The Arts League's programs and community service projects are funded by an annual fundraiser and individual gifts. Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in the Fine Arts Programs at UTA, TCC Southeast Campus, and graduating seniors from Arlington High Schools entering into a Fine Arts Program. In the visual arts category, winners are chosen through a panel of impartial judges each spring by the League. All scholarships are funded by the League's annual fundraiser and memorial scholarships presented by benefactors.
Please join the Art + Art History department in congratulating this year's Arlington Arts League Award recipients:
3rd Place - $200.00 – Cor Fahringer
2nd Place - $300.00 Nathalie Houghton
1st Place – $400.00 - Suzie Salazar
Carolyn Kennerly Sculptural Award - $500.00 – David Diaz
Carolyn Kennerly Sculptural Award - $500.00 – Megan Wood
UTA Visual Arts Award, Best of Show, Dorothy Aderholt Memorial Scholarship Award - $500.00 – John Miranda
Ya’ke Smith featured on City of Arlington WebsitePosted on April 15, 2015
This week, filmmaker Ya’Ke Smith’s short “One Hitta Quitta” will screen at the Dallas International Film Festival, which continues the filmmakers’s hot streak. Just last month, “One Hitta Quitta” was seen by thousands at South by Southwest in Austin.
Ya’Ke, who teaches film at UT Arlington, is a rising voice in independent cinema. Over the years, his films have received world-wide acclaim, screening and winning awards awards at more than 80 film festivals. His films have also screened on HBO, Showtime, BET and PBS.
The young filmmaker says his dream is to impact people in everything that he does. Earlier this month, Ya’Ke spoke about presenting social issues through film during a TEDx event held on UT Arlington’s campus.
Check out Ya’Ke Smith’s American Dream story to learn how he’s helping to create a new generation of socially-conscious filmmakers.
Ya’Ke Smith’s “One Hitta Quitta” to screen at the Dallas International Film FestivalPosted on April 10, 2015
"One Hitta Quitta" – A boy, who has never had to suffer the consequences for his actions, becomes severely addicted to internet violence, leading him to act out in violent ways himself.
Date: April, 14th at 10pm & April, 15th at 7pm
Location: Angelika Film Center Dallas
For more information contact Ya'Ke at email@example.com.
UTA Wild Pony Custom Graduation AnnouncementsPosted on April 08, 2015
Wild Pony, the UT Arlington letterpress, is offering graduation announcements for the first time ever! For a limited time, students graduating at the Spring 2015 Commencement are invited to place orders! Send beautiful, hand-printed announcements to your family and friends as a memento and celebration of this important milestone in your life.
Each order set by hand using lead and wood type, printed in the UTA letterpress studio. There are two options for ordering. The customized version includes your name and degree uniquely printed within the invitation text or a blank version where these items can be written in. All custom orders need to be placed by the April 20th.
The Maverick Film FestivalPosted on April 07, 2015
Maryam Rezaei ‘Mourning’ Accepted into International Juried Video Art FestivalPosted on April 03, 2015
Maryam Rezaei's video art piece was selected for the international video festival in Madrid, Spain. The title of this piece is 'Mourning', and it is connected to how sound and actions can present different cultures and their traditional ways of expressing emotions such as mourning. This piece is represents one part of Persian traditional culture through new techniques.
IVAHM is an encounter between countries through new audiovisual languages. IVAHM reinforces the intent of converting the sample into an opportunity for expansion and maximum dissemination of works and the participating artists. The IVAHM held in Madrid to host set to make an itinerant show after taking a selection of participating pieces. With the First Edition of 2012 we were in A Coruña, Toro (Colombia) and soon in Argentina. The 2012 edition featured Colombia and Israel as guests in 2013 were Finland and Sweden and in 2014 we Mexico and South Korea as guest countries.
IVAHM proposal is a firm commitment to formalize physical encounters between artists and cultural projects in their respective countries.
Maryam Rezaei ‘Air Pollution’ Poster accepted into juried Graduate Student SymposiumPosted on April 03, 2015
This piece is an emotional poster about humanity's situation in polluted areas of the world. Maryam Rezaei has created 27 posters in her series about 'Air Pollution.' The goal of this series was to raise awareness of the importance of clean air. This piece is inspired by her time living in Tehran, Iran where she dealt with air pollution and different problems for others from air pollution.
The Graduate Art Organization and Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis present Failure and the Artist, taking place March 20-21 in Steinberg Auditorium. The Graduate School of Art's inaugural symposium will consider failure as both a condition of working and as a subject for critical dialogue.
UTA Alumna, Jaclyn Le, Visits Illustration StudentsPosted on April 03, 2015
UTA alumni, Jaclyn Le, gives back to her alma mater, literally! Jaclyn Le is currently an associate design director at Coeval Studio and is the creator of Lettering Lyrics. On April 1, Jaclyn visited campus to present her journey as a graphic designer/ illustrator/ entrepreneur to students studying illustration. She gave an in-depth lecture on navigating the post college graduate experience, worked with the students demonstrating her process for Lettering Lyrics, and donated an original illustration piece to everyone in the class.
Nicholas Wood Recent Works on display at William Campbell Contemporary ArtPosted on April 01, 2015
"Nicholas Wood – Recent Works: Drawings/Sculptural Objects will be on display March 28–April 25, at William Campbell Contemporary Art. An opening reception will be held on Spring Gallery Night, Saturday, March 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The show will feature Wood's colorful, abstract works on paper interspersed with his expressive, precisely rendered wall sculptures.
Founded in 1974 by William and Pam Campbell, William Campbell Contemporary Art exhibits high-quality contemporary art in a variety of media, including paintings, works on paper, mixed-media constructions, photography, prints, ceramics, and sculpture. By exhibiting nationally recognized artists, along with new and emerging talent, the gallery aims to nurture an awareness and appreciation of the exciting diversity found in contemporary art."
Read more about the exhibit at http://www.williamcampbellcontemporaryart.com/.
Stephen Lapthisophon featured in UTArlington MagazinePosted on March 27, 2015
Senior lecturer Stephen Lapthisophon was recently featured on the UTArlington Magazine website, the article can be found here.
"Art doesn’t have to be slowly and carefully crafted. For Stephen Lapthisophon, it can spring from ordinary experiences, accidents even, like spilling coffee. “The idea is to make someone think about the things that happen in everyday life,” says the senior lecturer in the Art and Art History Department. Born in Houston, Lapthisophon earned his BFA from UT Austin in 1977 and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He began teaching at UT Arlington in 2007 and is a featured artist at Dallas’ Conduit Gallery. In 2013 he presented a major solo exhibition, “coffee, seasonal fruit, root vegetables and ‘Selected Poems,’ ” at the Dallas Museum of Art. Constructed with food materials such as coffee and ground spices, his works emphasize the importance of senses other than sight. For the last 20 years, Lapthisophon has suffered from vision impairment. He says his condition has impacted his art but not his artistic vision. “When you go back and look at what I’ve done over a long period of time,” he says, “it pretty much looks the same.” '
Annual Glass Sale 2015Posted on March 24, 2015
March 28, 2015
8 am - 5 pm (or sell out)
Free and open to the public
Live demonstrations, silent and live acutions, raffles and more
UT Arlington Studio Arts Center
810 S. Davis Rd Arlington, Tx 76016
Nearly 1,000 exquisitely crafted works of glass art go on sale to the public Saturday, March 28, at The University of Texas at Arlington’s annual Glass Art Show and Sale at the Studio Arts Center, 810 S. Davis St.
"Immersion" created by Jean Fernandes, alumna and adjunct professor in the UT Arlington Glass Art program. The work, designed by students, faculty and staff in the College of Liberal Arts Glass Art program, will range from paperweights and vases to sculptures and other collector items.
Prices range from $5 into the thousands. The sale runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A silent auction takes place at 2 p.m., with silent auction bids taken from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., also at the Studio Arts Center.
This year marks the first time that the public sale has ever been held on a Saturday, an event that draws art enthusiasts from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and cities across Texas.
“Due to increasing requests from campus and community supporters, we decided to move the sale in order to accommodate work schedules and those people traveling from across North Texas and neighboring states,” said Justin Ginsberg, artist, glass program coordinator and assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History.
“Each year, crowds come early to find wonderful bargains and timely treasures. We are especially excited to showcase designs from our very creative and talented artists who have been nationally and internationally recognized in recent months,” Ginsberg said.
Among that group is Jean Fernandes ’14, an adjunct professor of glass art, who was selected as the winner of the 2015 Niche Student Awards in the sculptural glass category. The winning work is now part of the permanent collection of the Prague Gallery of Czech Glass in the Czech Republic.
Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the NICHE Awards program celebrates excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft.
Ginsberg ’11, a noted and highly respected glass artist, also will have work on display. In 2014, he received critical acclaim for curating work at Berlin’s Glas e.V. In January, the Dallas Observer named him a winner of its Masterminds 2015 Art Award. Ginsberg began directing the UT Arlington program following the retirement in 2013 of mentor, program founder and world-renowned glass artist David Keens.
Robert Hower, chair of the Department of Art and Art History, said Ginsberg’s art and skill cultivating student talent, and leading staff and faculty, continue the legacy of excellence that Keens built during his nearly 40 year career with UTA.
“Justin understands the importance of providing enriching glass art experiences for the University, the DFW region, the state, national and global audiences,” Hower said. “UT Arlington continues to lead the way in delivering a world-class education and innovative experiences for students interested in this distinctive form of art.”
He added: “I think that people attending the sale this year will see some of the best work ever presented in the history of the art show and sale.”
Keens, 2011, founded the Glass Art program in the College of Liberal Arts. The annual event was started on a loading dock behind the art building in the mid 1990s by Keens in order to raise money to buy raw materials, equipment, tools and development scholarships. The studio facility continues to operate on a modest yearly academic budget, supplemented by the funds raised during the one-day a year sale. Proceeds are divided equally between the contributing student and the glass studio. The studio’s half is still used for all major equipment purchases and for buying raw materials.
The process of developing glass art involves manipulating glass with a variety of hand tools and fire. A raffle and live glassblowing demonstrations will be part of the event.
Call the Studio Arts Center at 817-272-2891 for more information about the March 28 show and sale. Ample free parking is available near the building. View a campus map here. - See more at: http://www.uta.edu/news/releases/2015/03/Glass-art-show.php
Article written by UT Arlington News Center
Winning Website at the National Student Show 11Posted on March 23, 2015
The National Student Show and Conference attracts college-level designers, illustrators, photographers, writers, motion designers and art directors from across the country to submit their work in a juried competition and attend a three-day Conference held annually.
Five entries from UTA were shown at the NSSC11 this past weekend with Karen Nguyen, junior, taking away the award for best website design. The award included a $125 scholarship and trophy.
Alumni Michael Mazurek and Jesse Morgan Barnett Featured in Dallas Observer 100 Dallas CreativesPosted on March 23, 2015
Mixmaster presents "100 Creatives," in which we feature cultural entrepreneurs of Dallas in random order.
Over the span of four months at the beginning of 2014, the Dallas Biennial hosted 12 exhibitions, showing 50 artists. The art of DB14 was all over the city's map, and artists were both local and international. In just two years since its founding, this event grew from a mostly online event into one of the more ambitious and interesting visual art projects in Dallas. But DB14's success should come as no surprise if you're familiar with the event's co-founders and curators, who happen to be two of the more intriguing artists turned curators around.
Underground Images: School of Visual Arts Subway Posters, 1947 to the PresentPosted on March 17, 2015
School of Visual Arts, in association with the Art and Art History Department at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the AIGA, the professional association for design (AIGA DFW), presents “Underground Images: School of Visual Arts Subway Posters, 1947 to the Present.” The exhibition brings together 62 of the myriad posters created at SVA for display in the vast New York City subway system, offering a glimpse of the history of the College and the collective talent of its acclaimed design and illustration faculty. Curated by SVA Executive Vice President Anthony P. Rhodes, who has served as creative director for the posters since 2007, the exhibition will be on view April 6 – 27 at UTA’s Max W. Sullivan Exhibition Gallery in the Architecture building, 601 Nedderman Drive, 2015. Gallery hours are from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Beginning in the mid-1950s, SVA was among the first academic institutions in the U.S. to recognize the need for alternative marketing strategies to attract new students. SVA took to the platforms of New York City’s subway with advertising posters that were both thought-provoking and eye-catching, featuring the work of legendary artists like Ivan Chermayeff, Milton Glaser and George Tscherny. All practicing professionals on the faculty at SVA, they used the poster commission to explore what it means to be an artist and hone their own artistic voice. Like the College itself, the SVA subway posters have become in some way inseparable from the city as incitements to creativity and risk taking.
The 29 artists in “Underground Images” include past and present members of the SVA faculty: Gail Anderson, Marshall Arisman, Gene Case, Ivan Chermayeff, Paul Davis,
Sal DeVito, Louise Fili, Audrey Flack, Nathan Fox, Bob Gill, Robert Giusti, Milton Glaser
(“I Heart NY”), Phil Hays, Steven Heller, Mirko Ilić, Viktor Koen, Stephen Kroninger,
Marvin Mattelson, Clay Patrick McBride, James McMullan, Jerry Moriarty, Tony Palladino, Stefan Sagmeister, David Sandlin, Paula Scher, Eve Sonneman, George Tscherny,
James Victore and Robert Weaver.
“Underground Images” is organized by SVA faculty member Mirko Ilić and Francis DiTommaso, director, SVA Galleries, and coordinated by UTA faculty member MiHyun Kim.
On Monday, April 13, two of the artists from SVA will give lectures. Mirko IIićwill talk about his recent book, Lettering Large:The Art and Design of Monumental Typography(written with Steven Heller) and Marshall Arisman will talk about his work, followed by a public reception. Admission is free and open to the public.
1:00 - 2:00pm: Lecture and Q&A with Mirko Ilić, faculty member, MFA Illustration as Visual Essay at SVA, on Lettering Large (auditorium 148 at UTA Fine Arts Building)
2:15 - 4:00pm: Screening, Lecture and Q&A with Marshall Arisman, chair, MFA Illustration as Visual Essay at SVA (auditorium 148 at UTA Fine Arts Building)
4:00 – 4:30pm: Book signing with Mirko Ilić (auditorium 148 at UTA Fine Arts Building)
4:30 – 6:30pm: Public Reception (206 gallery, UTA Architecture Department)
In the fall of 2014 Marshall Arisman created a series of three subway posters for SVA under the title Art is the Space between Angels and Demons. Marshall's grandmother, who was a noted psychic and spiritualist minister, often said "Learn to stand in the space between angels and demons." Arisman will give a presentation on the process of creating the posters, followed by a one-hour documentary film that explores his relationship to his grandmother and her impact on his art. Directed by Arisman and Francesco Portinari, the film had its premiere in New York October 2014.
The paintings, drawings and prints of Marshall Arisman have been widely exhibited nationally and internationally, and his work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, the New York Historical Society and the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, as well as many private and corporate collections. His graphic commentaries have appeared on the covers of Time, Harper’s, The Nation, U.S. News & World Report and other publications. He was inducted into the Art Directors Hall of Fame in 2011.
Mirko Ilić was born in Bosnia. After moving to the U.S., he became the art director of Time magazine’s international edition, and later, the art director of the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times. In 1995 he established his firm, Mirko Ilić Corp. He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators, Society of Publication Designers, the Art Directors Club, I.D. Magazine, Print magazine,Graphis, the Society of Newspaper Design and others. Ilić is the co-author of several books with Steve Heller, including Genius Moves: 100 Icons of Graphic Design, Handwritten, The Anatomy of Design, Stop Think Go Do and Lettering Large. With Milton Glaser he co-wrote The Design of Dissent. He teaches in the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program at SVA.
School of Visual Artshas been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than six decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College’s 32 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, visit sva.edu.
The University of Texas at Arlingtonis a comprehensive research institution of more than 48,000 students around the world and the second largest institution in The University of Texas System. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked UT Arlington as the seventh fastest-growing public research university in 2013. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. Visit www.uta.eduto learn more, and find UT Arlington rankings and recognition at www.uta.edu/uta/about/rankings.php.
UTA FIND YOUR SPACEPosted on March 11, 2015
FIND YOUR SPACE
UTA Art Saturday
March 21, 2015
Instructors: Email RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Students Art Workshops
Limited enrollment and no cost!
Contact us for more information
817 272 2891
Morning Sessions 10:00-11:30am
GOUACHE PAINTING with Sedrick Huckaby and Marilyn Jolly
Learn to stretch watercolor paper on a canvas stretcher frame. We will discuss various approaches to still life and the use of gouache (opaque watercolor) with mixed media for contemporary watermedia paintings.
Studio Arts Center; Maximum Enrollment 15
THE ART OF GLASSBLOWING with Justin Ginsberg
An hour demonstration of glass blowing techniques in our world class facility followed by a tour of our mold and kiln areas with examples of student/faculty work.
Studio Arts Center - Glass Studio; Maximum Enrollment 30
ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES: CYANOTYPE PRINTS with Josh Dryk
We will use pre-coated cyanotype paper and make photograms with sunlight! These elegant blue toned images have been popular with photographers since the invention of photography in the 1840’s. No materials needed.
Fine Arts Building 349; Maximum Enrollment 10
LEARNING ABOUT STUDIO LIGHTING with Leighton McWilliams
You will spend the morning working in our fully equipped studio and learn about using strobe lighting and portraiture. Materials: USB Drive
Fine Arts Building 350D; Maximum Enrollment 10
WORDS TO IMAGE: THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN FILM DIRECTORS AND CINEMATOGRAPHERS with Ya’ke Smith and Gyorgy Beck
"The director and cinematographer relationship is one of the most important on a film set. Where as the director is the visionary, the cinematographer is the painter, helping to brushstroke the director’s vision onto the screen. Come hear from award-winning filmmaker and film professor, Ya’Ke Smith and celebrated director of photography and professor Gyorgy Beck on how directors and their cinematographer’s collaborate to create screen magic."
Fine Arts Building/Gallery at UTA; Maximum Enrollment 15
Afternoon Sessions 12:45-3:45pm
3D CAD AND PACKAGING WORKSHOP with Ben Dolezal
Participants will work in our advanced packaging and box development studio to experiment with corrugated materials, 3D ArtiosCAD software and a CAD sample cutting table.
Fine Arts Building/Gallery at UTA; Maximum Enrollment 8
GOUACHE PAINTING with Sedrick Huckaby and Marilyn Jolly
Still life painting incorporating some surprise elements. We will work in gouache and a variety of drawing materials as well as collage. (Please bring paper collage materials and various drawing media such as wax crayons, pencils, conte' crayons, colored pencils, charcoal, ink, your favorite watercolor brushes, etc.) We will provide paper, gouache paint and glue for paper collage.
Studio Arts Center – Painting Studio; Maximum Enrollment 15
TINTYPE PHOTOGRAPHY with Scott Hilton
A workshop/ demonstration on making tintypes, a Civil War-era hand-made photographic process. Each tintype is a unique photograph, made on a metal surface, and no two are ever exactly alike. Learn how photography was done in the decades before film was invented. Each participant will get a 4"x5" portrait tintype of themselves that they will have helped make. No materials needed.
Fine Arts Building 349; Maximum Enrollment 10
FINE ART DIGITAL PRINTING with Kenda North
Bring some high quality jpegs and we will print on a range of quality inkjet papers. See the difference between a metallic or art matte surface! Students enrolled in the Comic Book or Studio Lighting workshop can print work completed in the morning.Materials: quality jpegs or RAW files on a USB drive
Fine Arts Building 376A; Maximum Enrollment 12
COMIC BOOK ART WITH PHOTOSHOP with Andrew Ortiz
Use Adobe Photoshop to create amazing works of art. Learn experimental image blending, alternative methods of making filter/textures, the exciting new method of scaling, duplicating layers and basic masking. Handouts provided. Materials: 3-4 comic books, USB drive
Fine Arts Building 368C; Maximum Enrollment 16
KILN FORMED GLASS – IMAGERY ON GLASS with Jean Fernandes
Participants will learn a variety of techniques to form imagery on glass panels, producing a unique glass painting/drawing/photograph. Students should bring a jump drive with 5 - 10 black and white, high contrast images. Students are required to bring closed toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops). *Pieces will be fired in ovens overnight, and can be picked up the following week.
Studio Arts Center – Glass Studio; Maximum Enrollment 8
AESTHETICS OF EDITING with Bart Weiss
These days anyone record video and make an edit but how can you use editing to be a more effective storyteller? This session isn't so much about which button to push but why. It will cover a brief history of the post-production process and how you can be more effective getting to your point and how to keep your audiences’ attention. What style of editing is right for your project and when are too many effects too much. Learn Sergei Eisenstein's law that editing is the ruthless suppression of the inessential.
Fine Arts Building; Maximum Enrollment 20
Morning and Afternoon Sessions
EXPERIENCE DARKROOM MAGIC with Bryan Florentin
You will get to work with black and white film and 35mm cameras to photograph in the morning and print in the darkroom in the afternoon. Take advantage of this opportunity to experience the magic of the darkroom while you can! No materials needed
Fine Arts Building 350; Maximum Enrollment 10
SAND CASTING WORKSHOP with Darryl Lauster and Francis Giampietro
Participate in sand casting workshop wherein each participant will cast a small medallion in aluminum. The first 90-minute session will allow students to create their wax pattern and the afternoon 3-hour session will allow for the mold and casting process. At the end of the session, each person can take home his or her piece as a memento.
Studio Arts Center – Sculpture Lab; Maximum Enrollment 20
GAME DEVELOPMENT with Josh Wilson
Participants must register for both sessions!
GAME DESIGNS AND PIPELINES - Morning
Participants will be taught the theory of game design, an overview of the game development pipeline, and the mechanisms of game art.
Fine Arts Building/Gallery at UTA; Maximum Enrollment 16
PONG WORKSHOP - Afternoon
After attending the morning workshop, participants will craft their very own version of the arcade classic Pong for PC and MAC.
Fine Arts Building; Maximum Enrollment 16
For Parents or Guardians
TIPS FOR BETTER PHOTOGRAPHY with Scott Hilton and Kenda North
Bring your digital camera and we can review settings, lighting, and composition
AN INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING
2015 Dallas Society of Visual Communication Student Competition ResultsPosted on March 11, 2015
The National Student Show and Conference attracts college-level designers, illustrators, photographers, writers, motion designers and art directors from across the country to submit their work in a juried competition and attend a three-day Conference held annually. With entries numbering well above 1,000, UTA student work advanced into the show.
- La Sweet Vida(Group Project): Cosme Olivas, Kim Inthirath, Karen Nguyen
- Corgan(Dynamic Logo): Susan Nguyen
- Bark Avenue(Brand Identity): Susan Nguyen
- Wild Pony(website): Karen Nguyen *Best Website Award*
- Runaway Train(website): Samantha Garcia, Patty Gonzalez, Danyel Harris
American Advertising Awards Silver Award AdvancementPosted on March 11, 2015
The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year in local AAA competitions. Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the Fort Worth competition is the first of a three-tier national competition.
Bark Avenue: Susan Nguyen
Tough Glove: Andrea Norcross
Linguistics: Karolina Bebak
Bright–App: Ginnie Hsu
Eden’s: Jesse Estanes, Candice Anglin, Jane Lam
Healthy Stealthy Ninja: Stacy Weber, Brianne Wilsford
These 6 works will advance to the national level.
“Help us travel to the Venice Biennale” FundraiserPosted on March 10, 2015
UTA students announce an art exhibit/fundraiser at the Arlington Museum of Art on Sunday, April 12th at 5 pm. “Help us travel to the Venice Biennale” will support graduate and undergraduate students taking a month long course in Florence, Italy in May-June 2015. All proceeds go directly towards a multi day visit to the Venice Biennale.
Contributing artists include Sedrick Huckaby, Billy Hassell, Benito Huerta, Kenda North, Alison V. Smith, Stephen Lapthisophon, Susan kae Grant and Nancy Palmeri. Works will include painting, printmaking, glassworks and photography from local and nationally based artists.
Tickets to the event are $100 and available from participating students. The drawing will take place at 5:30; when your number is drawn, you pick an artwork from the exhibition.
ArtNewsjust released the list of over 100 artists who will be part of the Biennale, “After months and months of speculation, prayers, and rumors, the Venice Biennale has released the artist list for its 56th edition, “All the World’s Futures,” which is being curated by Okwui Enwezor. At a quick glance, it looks like a thrillingly eclectic list, counting among its participants giants like Bruce Nauman, Adrian Piper, and George Baselitz, young stars like Helen Marten, Walead Beshty, and Oscar Murillo, and deceased masters like Marcel Broodthaers, Walker Evans, and Nancy Holt/Robert Smithson.” This global contemporary art event is a must see for aspiring artists.
The Arlington Museum of Art is located at 201 West Main Street, Arlington, TX 76010. For more information and to purchase a ticket, contact Kenda North at email@example.com.
Ideas in Art Info and DeadlinePosted on March 10, 2015
More information about the Ideas in Art scholarship can be found here.
Art Advisors Nominated for 2014-15 Outstanding Academic Advisor AwardPosted on March 04, 2015
Five of the Art and Art History Department Advisors were nominated for the 2014-2015 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award. The nomination is an honor of which our advisors can be very proud, as it reflects the positive impact they have made on the academic lives of the students. The advisors nominated include, in no specific order:
MFA Candidate SHUHONG WANG Awarded Gold PrizePosted on March 03, 2015
The Society of Korea Illusart (Soki) invites original works based on illustration including broad areas of illustration-related various arts and design for expansion and development of illustration culture industry. Shuhong won for his work "Another Side of Shanghai"
"In the 1990's the Shanghai government opened its doors to new ideas (together with old vices and exploitation) and sent out invitations for capitalists to set up shop again in a bid to reinvent and revitalize the city. Since then, the "Big Boom" has changed the city and continues to change the city on a yearly, weekly and even daily basis. Modern Shanghai is a city of contrasts. The view we see most often in news photos is the ultra-modern side of Shanghai, with fancy Shanghai Expo pavilions, giant shopping malls, and the vast new Apple store that opened on July 10. But another aspect of Shanghai exists too, although it is quickly being cleared away: old buildings, poorer residents, and reminders of the city's less telegenic past."
Senior Bobby Cerda Awarded First Annual Joe Harris Packaging ScholarshipPosted on March 03, 2015
Current Visual Communication Design undergraduate Bobby Cerda was selected to be the recipient of the Joe Harris Annual Packaging Scholarship for 2015. Cerda is a senior in the Art + Art History Department who plans to graduate at the completion of the Fall 2015 semester. He was selected to receive the award based on his outstanding academic performance, the high quality of his design portfolio and his strong desire to graduate and pursue his career.
The Joe Harris Annual Scholarship is a $2500 award that is presented each January to one student in the Visual Communication Design area who exhibits outstanding work and professional potential in packaging design. The scholarship opportunity was first introduced to the A+AH Department in January 2015 by Joe, Jana and Jenise Harris, the owners of DFW based Harris Packaging Corporation and American Carton Company. It is anticipated that this generous award will contribute to the success of the packaging design students at UTA and develop a strong connection between the A+AH Department and the local packaging industry for many years to come.
Association of Texas Photography Instructors Winter ConferencePosted on March 02, 2015
UTA Art + art History hosted the 28th Annual Winter Conference for the Association for Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI) on February 20, 21 and 22nd. The event brought 300 students and teachers from over 50 high schools in Texas and neighboring states. UTA faculty, graduate and undergraduate students contributed to the hands-on classes and presentations in all types of photography and video. On Sunday, keynote speaker John Issac (photographer for the U.N. and National Geographic) lectured in Lonestar Theater.
Photography program director, Kenda North, commented “It is a privilege to bring this fantastic group of motivated and talented photographers to our campus. I am particularly thankful for the opportunity offered to our grad and undergrad students to present in a professional environment”.
UTA Art + art History hosted the 28th Annual Winter Conference for the Association for Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI) on February 20, 21 and 22nd. The event brought 300 students and teachers from over 50 high schools in Texas and neighboring states. UTA faculty, graduate and undergraduate students contributed to the hands-on classes and presentations in all types of photography and video. On Sunday, keynote speaker John Issac (photographer for the U.N. and National Geographic) lectured in Lonestar Theater.
You can find out more about the conference at the ATPI website.
Tim McGovern, award winning visual effects director and creator, visits the UTA Film programPosted on February 25, 2015
Tim McGovern has been developing award-winning, groundbreaking work in the visual effects and computer animation industry for more than twenty years. In addition to an Academy Award in 1990 for Visual Effects in the movie, Total Recall, Tim garnered five Clios, a Hugo and a Mobius, and grew Sony Picture Imagework’s from eight to 250 employees. A testament to Tim’s eye for talent is that among the employees he has hired, 4 went on to win Academy Awards.
Tim McGovern recently visited the Film program within the Art and Art History Department at the University at Texas Arlington. His presentation was highlighted by his analysis of special Visual Effects from the current academy award nominees. In December 2007, Tim was appointed to the Steering Committee for the visual effects branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the organization that awards the Oscars.
He provided insight into his highly successful career and inspired all in attendance. It was a memorable event for all students and faculty who attended. We hope to have Tim return to campus.
"Tim McGovern has been doing award-winning, groundbreaking work in the visual effects and computer animation industry for more than twenty years. In addition to an Academy Award in 1990 for Visual Effects in the movie, Total Recall, Tim garnered five Clios, a Hugo and a Mobius, and grew Sony Picture Imagework’s from eight to 250 employees. A testament to Tim’s eye for talent is that among the employees he has hired, 4 went on to win Academy Awards.
His career began at ABC, where he was recognized for his work in animation and on-air graphic design. He joined the legendary Robert Abel & Associates to work with computer-controlled cameras and computer-generated imagery and within six months, was working with a team of four to create a fifty-five second sequence of computer animation for Walt Disney’s Tron. During this time, Tim won five Clios, one for a groundbreaking TV commercial called Sexy Robot. It aired during the Super Bowl in 1985. Sexy Robot was the first time human motion had ever been applied to a computer generated character for television or motion pictures and it created a sensation with the Super Bowl TV audience.
In 1987, Tim joined MetroLight Studios as a founding member and Head of Production. He spent five years with MetroLight as a Visual Effects Supervisor where he worked with directors James Cameron, David Lynch and Paul Verhoeven.
In 1989, Tim directed the computer animated Skeleton Sequence for Carolco Pictures’ Total Recall. This work featured fluid and realistic motion of nine humans and one dog. His work won the 1990 Academy Award For Visual Effects. Tim was the first Visual Effects Supervisor with a CG or digital background to have his work recognized with an Academy Award.
In 1992, Tim became a founding member, Senior V.P. of Creative and Technical Affairs, and Senior Visual Effects supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks. He grew the company from eight employees to over two hundred and fifty, contributing to over fifty successful feature films, including Speed, The Net, Wolf, In The Line Of Fire, James and the Giant Peach and Johnny Mnemonic. Tim personally supervised Last Action Hero, Hideaway, Virtuosity, Money Train, The Ghost And The Darkness and As Good As It Gets. While at Sony, Tim also contributed heavily to the creative development of several pictures including Swat, with producer Joe Caracciolo.
Since leaving Sony, Tim has worked as an independent Visual Effects Supervisor for, among others, directors Peter Hyams, Kurt Wimmer and Rupert Wainwright. He has also developed several live action and animation screenplays as co-writer and/or writer/director, including Johnny Mnemonic 2 with producer Neil Canton at Screen Gems, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
In December 2007, Tim was appointed to the Steering Committee for the visual effects branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the organization that awards the Oscars. Tim has been an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Visual Effects Society (VES – an honorary society with more than 2200 members worldwide) for nine of the last eleven years. In January 2007, Tim was elected Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the VES. Previously, he was co-chair of the VES Awards Committee for five years. He also produced and hosted the Fourth Annual VES Awards Show, which was televised on HD Net in April 2006. In 2010 he was appointed Chair of the VES Committee for Outreach to Developing Regions. Additionally, he is a member of the Advisory Board to the President of the San Francisco Academy of Art University and serves on the Advisory Board for the Image College of Art, Animation, and Technology (ICAAT). ICAAT is located in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
Tim has given more than forty talks in the US, Japan, Europe, and India on visual effects and animation topics. He has also served as an expert witness in legal proceedings regarding visual effects patent issues."
2014 Ideas in Art WinnersPosted on February 25, 2015
A reception was held for the 2014 Ideas in Art Winners. Christine Heimerman, Brendan Feltrup-Exum and Jose Ruben Melendez.
Each awardee presented work in the exhibition that was completed over the last year. The artists’ also provided insight into the process of how the work evolved as a result of winning the James S. Barnett Foundation Award. Students, please look for the promotion of the 2015 Ideas in Art Competition in March
The intent of the Ideas In Art Awards competition is to encourage student-artists to:
- Formulate and present project proposals in written form.
- Simulate the competitive environment of grant proposition.
- Offer strong participants financial support for their creative endeavors.
- The Open Studio format promotes an environment of artistic community with an avenue for students to showcase work and artistic vision, as well as their creative process.
James S Barnett Jr. Foundation
In support of this project, the James S Barnett Jr. Foundation provides funds annually for scholarship and program event support. The amounts awarded are allocated as follows: one award of $500 for Undergraduate students Two awards of $2,000 each for Graduate students.
Visiting Artist Lecture: Stephen CartwrightPosted on February 25, 2015
Since 1999 Stephen Cartwright has recorded his exact latitude, longitude and elevation every hour of every day. Cartwright uses digital and traditional fabrication techniques to translate his collected data into his sculptural projects. Since the inception of the Latitude and Longitude recording project Stephen Cartwright has completed several grand bicycle journeys through North America, Europe and Asia, totaling more than 20,000 miles. Prolonged observation of his location has led Cartwright to his recent work investigating the use and alteration of the landscape.
Stephen Cartwright will be lecturing on March 4, 2015 at 12:30, in the Fine Arts Building (FAB), room TBA, and will be conducting some demonstrations in the Glass Studio following the lecture. Studio Arts Center C146.
Data Topography - Layered Landscapes, 2014
Peor Es Nada (MFA Short)Posted on February 25, 2015
2015 ADDY Alumni Awarded Best of Interactive - Steadfast CreativePosted on February 18, 2015
The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year in local AAA competitions. Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the Fort Worth competition is the first of a three-tier national competition. The award ceremony was held on Februaray 6th.
With a design team lead by University of Texas at Arlington Visual Communication alumni Philip Thepkaysone & Kristi Cooper, Steadfast Creative were awarded a total of 3 awards. Steadfast Creative is a Digital Agency based out of Keller, TX serving up digital solutions since 2006.
Digital advertising - Websites Consumer Outlets for "FNG Eats" – http://fngeats.com/
Best of Interactive
Philip Thepkaysone & Kristi Cooper
Digital advertising - Websites Consumer Outlets for "FNG Eats" – http://fngeats.com/
Philip Thepkaysone & Kristi Cooper
Advertising Industry - Self-Promotion Digital Advertising for "Steadfast Creative" – http://steadfastcreative.com/
Philip Thepkaysone & Kristi Cooper
You can find additional information on Steadfast Creative here: http://steadfastcreative.com/
In The Room February 21stPosted on February 16, 2015
Curated by Alison Starr
@ BEEFHAUS 2015, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Third weekend in the series In The Room We Discovered An-Other In The Corner, curator Alison Starr includes graduates and current art students from New York and Texas working in a variety of formats referencing identity and the body. Starr includes scripted work involving student participants, live student performance work, video, sound and the ephemera of a performative act.
Video by NYU Tish MFA graduate Ricardo Gamboa; UTA graduate Lita Bush and UTA art student Zuma Attah perform Action 29b; live performance by UTA art student Abby Castillo-Hernandez; work by UTA art student Wesley Salazar, video performance by UTA graduate Hector Ramirez; and a video performance by SMU graduate candidate Anansi Knowbody. Sharon Turner’s sound work continues throughout the rest of the month.
BEEFHAUS is located at 833 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226
For more information contact Alison Starr 214-202-4468 and visit the Facebook event.
About the entire month: https://www.facebook.com/events/354608628055798/
February 21st : https://www.facebook.com/events/381623125350812/
500X Student ExpoPosted on February 13, 2015
The show will run from February 14th - March 8th.
Opening reception - February 14th, 7-10 PM.
The 500X Student Expo is a juried exhibition open to any undergraduate or graduate student within Texas. This years jurors are Jordan and Susan Roth.
Mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth operate Ro2 Art, a contemporary art gallery in Downtown Dallas. Ro2 Art represents a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists, many with ties to the North Texas Region. At present, Ro2 Art focuses on the exhibition and sale of work in all visual media at the gallery in the historic Kirby Building, as well as through exhibition programs in partnership with Downtown Dallas, Inc.,The Magnolia Theatre, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, and The Town of Addison. Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer’s Best Art Gallery and was presented with the 2012 Obelisk Award by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts.*
2015 Addy Award WinnersPosted on February 11, 2015
The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year in local AAA competitions. Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the Fort Worth competition is the first of a three-tier national competition. University of Texas at Arlington Visual Communications students have won 14 awards total out of 31 student awards – 1 Best of Show, 3 Gold, 6 Silver, and 4 Bronze. The award ceremony was held on Februray 6th.
Jesse Estanes, Candice Anglin, Jane Lam
“Healthy Stealthy Ninja”
Stacy Weber, Brianne Wilsford
Mason LaHue Alex Reyher
“GAP Annual Report”
BEST OF SHOW AWARD
“Wild Pony Website”
“Runaway Train Website”
Samantha Garcia, Patricia Gonzalez, Danyel Harris
Art Education Students Participated in Statewide Arts Advocacy DayPosted on February 04, 2015
UTA Art Education students traveled with Dr. Amanda Alexander to the Texas state capitol on January 28th to advocate for arts and education. They participated in a half day training session about policy making in Texas, issues affecting the arts and education in the state, and listening to various speakers who continuously work to keep the arts at the forefront of policy conversations. The second half of the day consisted of visiting and talking with state legislators on capitol hill about their positions and concerns for the arts and education throughout the state of Texas.
Arts Advocacy Day is facilitated by Texans for the Arts, a grass-roots arts advocacy organization made up of individuals and organizations from around Texas. Texans for the Arts advocates for the development and implementation of statewide public policy that supports a strong and vibrant arts and cultural industry and access to arts education for students across Texas.
The Texas Cultural Trust's "2015 State of the Arts: Invest in the Arts. The Arts Perform" report notes, that the arts and culture activities in Texas generate:
- $5.1 billion in taxable sales per year
- nearly $318.5 million in sales tax revenue in 2013
- $32.5 million in local sales tax revenue in 2013 for the five largest metro areas in TX
- Texas' creative sector currently employs nearly 730,000 innovation workers
- The 10,000 arts and culture industry businesses located throughout TX emply nearly 120,000 workers
- Travel and tourism spending in TX surpassed $67.5 billion in 2013
- students who completed more art course credits while in middle or high school had higher attendance rates
- TX high school students engaged in the arts had a 3.3% greater attendance rate
- Students who completed more arts courses performed better on state assessments, across all subjects
- High school students engaged in the arts outperformed their peers on meeting the commended standard by more than 15% across all subjects
- High school students engaged in the arts had lower dropout rates, greater graduation rates, and greater rates of enrollment in higher education
- 80% of TX voters support increased funding for the arts in schools
Participating students included: Laura Diaz, Andrea Cronberg, Karla de la Torre, Te'Neal Logan, Sophie Vang, Jasiel Mendez, and Janet Aguirre.
Francisco Moreno’s Installation to be featured in the Soluna FestivalPosted on February 04, 2015
Francisco Moreno's installation, The WCD (Washington Crossing the Delaware) project, will be a part of the 2015 SOLUNA Festival in the visual arts category.
"The project is a camouflage interpretation of a symbolic American story executed by a German Painter to inspire European revolutionaries that includes a Japanese car from a company that participated in WWI swapped with an American engine that was completely rebuilt by 3 Mexicans."
Image from Nasher Sculpture Center Winter/ Spring 2015 Newsletter
MFA Alumna: Jean Fernandes Winner of 2015 Niche Student Awards For Sculptural GlassPosted on February 03, 2015
Current glass adjunct and MFA alumni, Jean Fernandes was selected as the winner for the 2015 Niche Student Awards in the sculptural glass category.
The Niche Award program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian Fine Craft. Sponsored by NICHE Magazine, the winning works are showcased at the “American Made Show” which is the nation’s premier wholesale gift market for handmade American and Canadian fine craft and design.
The winning work was most recently exhibited in the Stanislav Libensky Award Exhibition at the Prague Gallery of Czech Glass (CZ) and is now a part of their permanent collection. This competitive international exhibition was established in 2009 to showcase young graduates of bachelor and masters programs who use glass in their work. During its six year history, the Prague Gallery of Czech Glass has managed to expose 206 artists from 46 schools and has represented 32 nationalities thus far.
Ya’Ke Smith on cover of San Antonio Express NewsPosted on January 30, 2015
Ya'ke's article, featured in the San Antonio Express News, will be on the cover this Sunday.
You can read the article here.
His latest short, " dawn." will premiere on HBO in February 2015.
MFA Alumni: Jeff Gibbons & Jesse Morgan BarnettPosted on January 26, 2015
"It's a rare opportunity to see two of the smartest artists working in Dallas in the same venue. Which is why you'll want to head to the Goss Michael Foundation's exhibition openings from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Jesse Morgan Barnett mines his own life to create abstract sculptural installations. He fills the room with unassuming objects that relate meaningfully. Barnett's exhibition Personal Life will run concurrently with Auto Relativity Kinetotron by Jeff Gibbons — an artist who works in numerous media and creates thoughtful, absorbing work. See both for free at Goss Michael Foundation (1405 Turtle Creek Blvd.) through March 6. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday. More information at g-mf.org."
Photographed by Jim Starr
Students, alumns, and faculty attend the Jeff Gibbons & Jesse Morgan Barnett show at The Goss-Michael Foundation.
The Goss-Michael Foundation
1405 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dallas, TX
Read more at the Dallas Observer.
Fall 2014 Design Texas designs the FABLAB brandPosted on January 21, 2015
The students of Fall 2014 Design Texas class are working to implement the brand designed specifically for the newly created UTA FAB LAB.
Susan Nguyen designed the winning logo and is working with Evelyn Barker, Director of Marketing and Communications UT Arlington Libraries. Members of the design team include Elena Chudoba, Bobby Cerda, Julia Cooper, David Rosales, Cali Stewart, Andrew Vo, Chase Whittington. Each contributed working ideas to the final brand solution.
Shadow Genics : Solo Exhibition : MFA candidate Christine HeimermanPosted on January 14, 2015
A Vulnerable State: Solo Exhibition: Michelle PenningtonPosted on January 14, 2015
Gyorgy Beck and Sylvia Plachy - Sharing SpacePosted on January 13, 2015
The Gallery at UTA The University of Texas at Arlington Presents
Sharing Space: Gyorgy Beck and Sylvia Plachy
January 20 - February 14, 2015
Reception Friday, January 30, 5:30 to 8 pm
Arlington - The Gallery at UTA is pleased to present Sharing Space: Gyorgy Beck and Sylvia Plachy, featuring two Hungarian-born artists who share space in this exhibition in both the literal and metaphysical sense. Longtime friends, Plachy and Beck are collaborating with a selection of works from their independent careers that demonstrate a shared poetic approach. Both artists create evocative photographic images that convey a similar, often dream-like aesthetic while using very different subjects, mediums and methods. Plachy, an award-winning photographer based in New York, captures humanistic vignettes with her camera, that express her unique viewpoint through subtle choices of subject and focus. Beck, currently a visiting senior lecturer in the Art and Art History Department at UTA, creates films and photo-based works by digitally combining and reworking imagery, and experimenting with printing techniques and surfaces to convey his thoughtful, meditative vision.
Gyorgy Beck, Hood, 2010, mixed media, 9.75² x 9.75² x 2.375²
Born in Budapest in 1963, Gyorgy Beck is known internationally as an artist, director, cinematographer and photographer. He graduated from the Hungarian Academy of Theater and Film with a Masters in Cinematography, and he received a Soros Foundation scholarship to attend Miami University of Ohio where he earned his MS in Communication in 1993. A member of the Hungarian Society of Cinematographers (HSC) since 1994, he has received numerous awards for his work in film and television, including Best Camera Work at the 2005 Kamera Hungaria Festival and an Award of Merit from the Hungarian Academy of the Arts. He has participated in extensive exhibitions in Hungary, as well as in New York, Ljubljana, Slovenia and Berlin.
Sylvia Plachy, Homeless in Chelsea, 1985, silver gelatin print, 15² x 15²
Sylvia Plachy was also born in Budapest, Hungary where she lived until she was thirteen years old. After the Hungarian Revolution, she immigrated to New York with her parents, where she studied at the Art Students League and Pratt Institute, earning her BFA in 1965. World famous, she lives and works in New York where she was a staff photographer for The Village Voice from 1974-2004. Her photo essays have also appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Fortune and Art Forum to name just a few. She has published six books, one of which received the International Center for Photography¹s Infinity Award for Best Publication in 1990. She is also the recipient of numerous other important awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship in1977, a Lucie Award in 2004 and the Dr. Erich Solomon Prize from the German Photographic Society in 2009. Her work can be found in prestigious collections such as New York¹s Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
In association with the exhibition, Sylvia Plachy will discuss her work in an hour-long gallery talk on Thursday, January 29 beginning at 12:30 pm in The Gallery at UTA. There will be a reception on Friday, January 30 from 5:30 to 8 pm with brief remarks by both artists at 6:30 pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Gallery hours are 10 am until 5 pm Monday through Friday and noon until 5 pm on Saturday. The Gallery is located in the Fine Art Building, room 169, at 502 S. Cooper Street, Arlington, TX. For more information contact Benito Huerta or Patricia Healy (817) 272-5658 or www.uta.edu/gallery.
The 2014 - 2015 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation, Hilton Arlington, and Nerwin & Martin.
In The Room We Discovered An-Other In The Corner Organized by Alison StarrPosted on January 12, 2015
In the spirit of the 2010 Dallas Museum of Art exhibition, "Performance/Art," and New York's "Performa 13," the upcoming exhibition, "In The Room We Discovered An-other In The Corner" draws on dance, fashion, theater, music and technology to capture a snapshot of the current evolving nature of performance art.
Dallas exhibition organizer and artist Alison Starr will bring together more than a dozen local and national artists to make work that references the body and explores the idea of "the other” in a variety of media.
Exhibiting artists are from Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Houston, New York City, and Norman, Oklahoma.
February 7, 2015 (7:15 – 8:30 p.m) Lily Taylor and Sean Miller explore sound and video in collaboration with textile artist Chesley Antoinette of Cantoinette Studios, costume designer Whitney Bracey and dancer Jacqueka Lee of Brown Girls Do Ballet in an immersive installation.
February 14, 2015 (7:00 – 8:30 p.m) video projection by Tim Best; live performance by Lindsey Allgood; live performance by Courtney Brown; and a sound installation by Sharon Turner which will also be exhibited February 21st and 28th.
February 21, 2015 (7:00 – 8:30 p.m.) Student Showcase: Video by NYU Tish MFA graduate Ricardo Gamboa; UTA graduate Lita Bush and UTA art student Zuma Attah perform Action 29b; live performance by UTA art students Abby Castillo-Hernandez and Andrea Alvaredo; video performance by UTA graduate Hector Ramirez; and a video performance by SMU graduate candidate Anansi Knowbody.
February 28, 2015 (6:00 – 9:00 p.m.) live collaborative and scripted performance by H. Schenck; live performance by Daniel Bertalot; and live scripted work by Autumn Knight performed by two local artists.
BEEFHAUS is located at 833 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226 For more information contact Alison Starr 214-202-4468 and visit the Facebook event.
2014 International student Online ExhibitionPosted on January 12, 2015
Christine Heimerman (MFA), Michelle Pennington (MFA), and Kalle Tiihonen (BFA) each had work selected into the 2014 International Student Online Exhibition. Seventy-eight students, representing 30 schools from 8 different countries, participated this year and are shown alphabetically on the GAS website.
In June of last year, the Glass Art Society launched its first-ever International Student Online Exhibition, a great new opportunity for student members to present their work to glass professionals, enthusiasts and fellow students from across the globe. Due to the success of the 2013 exhibition, GAS once again put out a call for members currently enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program to submit images of their work. All submissions are original, professionally crafted, contain glass as the main element and designed/created between 2013-2014.
More information can be found here.
The Goss-Michael Foundation welcomes MFA Alum Michael Mazurek as their newest member of the staffPosted on January 07, 2015
"Michael Mazurek is a Dallas-based curator, artist and teacher. He received an MFA in Intermedia from the University of Texas at Arlington and a BFA in Art History from Southern Methodist University. In 2011 he co-founded the artist run non-profit The Dallas Biennial and co-curated DB14, winner of D Magazine Editor's Choice for Best Exhibition of 2014. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Malmö, Brooklyn, Santa Monica, Chicago, New Mexico and Dallas."
Alumna of Art and Art History Curates Exhibition on Civil War at Tyler MuseumPosted on January 05, 2015
Letha Clair Robertson, who majored in art history at UT-Arlington (Class of 1999), earned her PhD in art history at the University of Kansas. She currently serves as an assistant professor of art history at UT Tyler. She specializes in 19th-Century American art. This fall she served as a guest curator for an exhibition that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War at the Tyler Museum of Art, subject of a recent review in the Dallas Morning News:
“Gathered Leaves” by Alec SothPosted on January 01, 2015
The Department of Art + Art History at The University of Texas at Arlington is pleased to announce the First Annual Arlington Camera Lecture Series sponsored by Arlington Camera. The series launches at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in room 148 of the Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive.
The event features Alec Soth, a Minneapolis-based photographer known for his photographs and many publications. He will discuss his newest project, “Gathered Leaves”, in conversation with his friend and colleague Anne Wilkes Tucker.
Soth’s photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney and São Paulo Biennials. Soth’s first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi, was published by Steidl in 2004 to critical acclaim. Since then Soth has published NIAGARA (2006), Fashion Magazine (2007) Dog Days, Bogotá (2007) The Last Days of W (2008), and Broken Manual (2010). In 2008, a large survey exhibition of Soth’s work was exhibited at Jeu de Paume in Paris and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. The Walker Art Center produced a large survey exhibition of Soth’s work entitled From Here To There in 2010 and since that time Soth has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013).
Tucker recently retired from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where she served as founding curator of the photography department. It was for her work there that Tucker was named America’s Best Curator by TIMEmagazine in 2001. Over the course of her career at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Tucker organized or co-organized more than 40 exhibitions, including landmark presentations that helped define scholarship of underexplored areas of the medium. These include Czech Modernism: 1900–1945 (1989), The History of Japanese Photography (2003), and the currently touring WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath (2012), an unprecedented exploration of war through the eyes of photographers. She has also authored dozens of publications, including the WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition catalogue, which received the prestigious 2013 Kraszna-Krausz Book Award for best photography book.
There will be a reception for the speakers in the Gallery at UTA beginning at 6 p.m., with the artist’s lecture immediately following at 7 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, please go to www.uta.edu/art or call 817-272-2891.
Sedrick Huckaby in Dallas Morning NewsPosted on December 22, 2014
The Dallas Morning News reviewed the year’s top exhibitions at Dallas-Fort Worth museums. Rounding out the top five was “Sedrick Huckaby: Everyday Glory,” an exhibit at Valley House Gallery by Sedrick Huckaby, assistant professor of painting at UT Arlington. Art critic Rick Brettell described Huckaby’s work as “an unsettling introduction to one of North Texas’ most original artists, who paints men and women in the most traditional of old-master mediums, oil on canvas, with a confidence and painterly élan that evoke European masterpieces.”
Ya’ke Smith Participates on Huffpost Live TalkPosted on December 16, 2014
Assistant Professor Ya'ke Smith participated on a HuffPost Live, a live-streaming network that uses the HuffPost universe --the stories, editors, reporters, bloggers and community -- as its real-time script, to discuss the portrayal of Black roles in Hollywood.
Darryl Lauster receives the Moss/Chumley Artist AwardPosted on December 15, 2014
Darryl Lauster, an associate professor of sculpture at the University of Texas at Arlington, was awarded the Meadows Museum's 2014 Moss/Chumley Artist Award last week.
"In keeping with the spirit, the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University last week announced the winner of its Moss/Chumley Artist Award.
Meadows officials say the award is “given annually to an outstanding North Texas artist who has exhibited professionally for at least 10 years and has a proven track record as a community advocate for the visual arts.”
This year’s winner is Darryl Lauster, an associate professor of sculpture at the University of Texas at Arlington and an artist who uses digital media, printmaking, sculpture and installation.
As for Lauster’s community contributions, well, they’re too numerous to mention in their entirety. The highlights: He served on the city of Arlington Sculpture Trail Committee and as a juror for the Henderson Art Project. He donated his art to the MTV Re:Define benefit for AIDS awareness at the Goss-Michael Foundation. I like this one: He’s founder of the Samuel Gray Society, an institute dedicated to 18th-century American Revolution research."
Read more at the Dallas News.
BFA ExhibitionPosted on December 11, 2014
Dec 1 – Dec 13, 2014
The Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition is a showcase for recent work created by the graduating seniors of the University of Texas Arlington Department of Art and Art History. The Fall 2014 exhibition features the work of 47 students demonstrating a wide variety of skills in concentrations including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, film/video, photography and visual communication.
- Tolu Ajayi
- Kelsey Armistead
- Nicholas Bachelder
- Estevan Barreiro
- Karolina Bebak
- Kevin Bradford
- Heather Break
- Ken Cao
- Drew Collins
- John Crouch
- Kreshnike Duraku
- Aaron Gabriel
- Bradley Gamm
- Deirdre George
- Houston Hardaway
- Evan Hinkelman
- Kathleen Jenney
- Jacob Johnstonbaugh
- Venecia Jones
- Mason Lahue
- Thomas Lenning
- Holly Martinez
- Trevor McCully
- Matthew McDaniel
- Chelsea Medina
- Jessica Michael
- Malina Miller
- Ryan Morgan
- Kimi Nguyen
- Jimmy Nguyen
- Tatyana Novell
- Hector Ramirez
- Alexander Reyher
- Tori Reynolds
- Trae Rowland
- Carson Sanders
- Eugene Sarmiento
- Jonathan Silverberg
- Tarlok Singh
- Rachel Thurman
- Dinh Vo
- Tannith Wallis
- Stacy Weber
- William Chase Whittington
- Allison Willoughby
- Brianne Wilsford
- Sean Wilson
Fall 2014 Outstanding SeniorsPosted on December 10, 2014
Joshua Wilson Gaming ExhibitionPosted on December 09, 2014
Exhibition Blurb used at UNCW - Artist and game designer Joshua Wilson's work will connect to the 2014-15 Synergy Common Reading Ready Player One with his innovative gaming systems and designs. The exhibition features projects that explore the visual nature of storytelling, the shape of music, and redefining classic games. (Wayward Shrine, Sound Fountain, Lazers in Space)
BildungsromanPosted on December 04, 2014
The Deep Ellum real estate company, Deep Ellum 42, has offered its vacant spaces, to host a juried exhibition for undergraduate students from the University of Texas at Arlington. The one night only exhibition will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. titled Bildungsroman.
Bildungsroman is a juried group exhibition, which features 10 students from the University of Texas at Arlington. Jurors Erin Stafford, Francis Giampietro, H. Schneck, and Michelle Pennington, selected 12 works from 80 submissions. The show will include objects, prints, installations, and digital media works, by artists Aubrey Barnett, Lita Bush, Glynis DeMone, Hayley Fowler, Nathalie Houghton, Lindsey Lavender, Amber O’Dell, Hector Ramirez, Kalle, Tiihonen, and Kelley McCabe.
This event is free and open to the public
Reception- Saturday December 13, 7pm – 10pm.
2614 Elm St. suite 110 Dallas, TX (Deep Ellum)
CPR Group ExhibitionPosted on December 03, 2014
There is a pop-up group exhibition of undergraduate students after the BFA show just around the corner from UTA (its behind Tin Cup on Abram).
Peor Es Nada (MFA Short)Posted on December 03, 2014
Jean Fernandes Selected as Niche Student Awards FinalistPosted on December 03, 2014
MFA glass alumni, Jean Fernandes was selected as a finalist in the 2015 Niche Student Awards.
Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the NICHE Awards program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in both professional and student divisions.
Nearly 2,000 entries are received each year from professional and student craft artists from across the U.S. and Canada. Each year, a prestigious panel of judges is selected by the editors of NICHE magazine, including gallery owners, guild and museum directors, curators, craft industry experts and arts advocates.
Paul Windle Featured in UTArlington MagazinePosted on December 03, 2014
As a sophomore in 2007, Paul Windle decided he’d taken a wrong turn, figuratively, on the way to architecture class. So he changed course—literally—and walked directly to the Fine Arts Building to switch his major to graphic design. “I was thinking about how people get to draw these awesome, exciting graphics, and it’s their adult job. I wanted to do that, too.” As a freelance illustrator in New York City, Windle ’10 had work featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times, and GQ, among many other publications. He also has illustrated for companies like Adidas, NIKE, and ESPN and was named a 2012 ADC Young Gun, which recognizes outstanding achievement in communication arts for professionals age 30 or younger. These days, he lives in Los Angeles and is developing a career in storyboarding for cartoons. “The art department at UTA was so open that it taught me to follow my interests and develop my ideas,” he says. “I feel like all of my experiences at UTA and in New York have prepared me to push for this next step in my career.”
The article can also be found here.
co | actionPosted on November 24, 2014
500X will host 10 artists in an exhibition showcasing work between mentor/artist pairs. At some point in an emerging artist’s early career, someone comes alongside him or her to give critique, counsel, support, more critique, advice, training, and even to write letters of recommendation for employment or grant opportunities. The mentor-mentee or educator-student relationship is integral to the growth of the artist and mentor, as well as the art community.
For this exhibition, 500X extended 5 invitations to artists/educators/mentors in the DFW area and asked them to choose a student or mentee with whom to exhibit. The educator-student pair will either collaborate on a new work or display individual pieces side-by-side to visually convey the working relationship or influence.
UTA's Darryl Lauster was asked to participate in this exhibition. His collaborator will be Jeff Gibbons, a graduate of the MFA Intermedia program in 2013.
Opening will take place December 6th, 2014 from 7pm-10pm at 500X Gallery, 500 Exposition Dallas, Texas. The show will run until January 4th, 2015. For more information about other exhibitions for the month of December, check out 500X website: http://www.500x.org/exhibitions/
Dr. Amanda Alexander Awarded Texas Outstanding Art EducatorPosted on November 17, 2014
In November, the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) awarded Dr. Alexander with their Outstanding Art Educator Higher Education award. The award is given in recognition for providing quality art education, advocating for the arts, and providing evidence of ongoing achievements in art programs throughout Texas. The award was given to Dr. Alexander during the TAEA conference in San Antonio, on November 7, 2014.
TAEA’s mission is to promote visual arts education as an integral part of the curriculum through professional development of knowledge and skills, representation of the art educators of Texas, service and leadership opportunities, and research and development of policies and decisions relative to practices and directions in visual arts education in Texas.
Pictured with Dr. Alexander are Tim Lowke, President of TAEA and Sara Chapman, Executive Director and the National Art Education Association Liaison.
Juried Art Publication - 434_Glass VOL. 2Posted on November 14, 2014
This annual juried art publication, 434_Glass Vol 2., is a survey of the most innovative, provocative, and expressive works created by undergraduate students, at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014, who are affiliated with the Glass area either through enrollment, or by material choice. The juried publication will be permanently archived at the Corning Museum of Glass. This year we are excited to include, in addition to the publication, a group exhibition featuring the jurors picks, in Dallas, Texas held during the weekend of December 12-14, 2014.
- Works submitted by undergraduate students enrolled in a glass class during 2014 do not necessarily have to incorporate glass
- Works submitted by undergraduate students enrolled in art classes at UTA in 2014, but not enrolled in glass classes, must incorporate glass into the work
- All works submitted by undergraduate Glass majors who were enrolled in a glass class in 2014, will be considered.
- Erin Stafford: Stafford, co-curator and founder of Red Arrow Contemporary in Dallas, TX, engages the human condition though her mixed-media and interactive work. Inspired by her interest in elegant propriety from bygone eras, her work takes her to locations both elegant and vulgar.
- Francis Giampietro: Francis Giampietro is an artist working in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. His creative output is currently focused around how transportation and educational institutions affect the communities around him. He has exhibited at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Blaffer Museum Houston, Open Space Baltimore, Brenda Taylor Gallery New York, Lawndale Art Center Houston, Blue Star Contemporary San Antonio, Beefhaus Dallas, and most recently at Box 13 Art Space Houston. He has worked collaboratively with groups and organizations such as KIPP Explore Academy Houston, Apophenia Underground’s Deep Ellum Windows Project Dallas, The Temporary Space Nagoya, Japan, Meadowbrook Elementary School Fort Worth, and Project Row Houses Houston.
- H. Schenck : H is a member of Dallas's oldest run co-op 500X, a lecturer at the University of Texas Arlington, and an interdisciplinary artist. H. uses repurposed objects and found images to begin a discussion about societal labels and responsibilities. Her work is both performative in the act of living and situational through site specific installations.
- Michelle Pennington: Pennington, graduate student at the University of Texas at Arlington, using raw materials, reflects upon the feelings and emotions that are experienced within our day-to-day lives, as one can fall into banal rhythms and patterns that can begin to dictate our habitual behavior.
* Jurors reserve the right to remove any works ,which were inaccurately or falsely represented by the image. It will be up to the jurors discretion.
* Any communication with jurors about this exhibition in regards to your work will automatically disqualify you from the opportunity.
For more information, guidelines and submission form please download the attached pdf document.
2014 Design ExpoPosted on November 14, 2014
The 2014 Design Expo was held on Thursday afternoon in the Fine Arts building. The event invited three speakers, including UT Arlington's alumni as well as other local creatives. The speakers discussed their journeys as well as the opportunities that students have during and after their studies. The event also displayed various VC area alumni work in the 295 gallery.
AIGA UTA Presents DESIGN EXPOPosted on November 12, 2014
Design Expo is an annual fall event put on by the UTA chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Design. Thursday November 13th at 1pm in room 358. This expo is an event that focuses on designers and design, but all students of all concentrations are welcome to come and gleam information from professionals in the field.
This year's schedule is below:
- 1:00 pm - Greg Lakloufi | Creative Director of Housing Wire
- 2:00 pm - Bernardo Romero | Free-lance & In-House Designer
- 2:30 pm - Catered Reception & Alumni Gallery
- 3:00 pm - Wes Larson & Glenn Potter | Founders of Tocco Creative
Once again this is a free event and is open to all! Bring your designer caps and we hope to see you there!
Find Your Space at UTA ArtPosted on November 11, 2014
FIND YOUR SPACE
Find Your Space was a day of workshops for community college students on Saturday November 8, 2014. UTA Art hosted community college students from Tarrant, Dallas and Collin County for a range of hands-on workshops throughout the department. Workshops were offered in glass, film/video, painting, photography, printmaking, foundry, gaming and visual communication. Taught by UTA faculty and grad students, these workshops are designed to provide new experiences in art making while showcasing the expansive facilities at UTA. The workshops were free and lunch was provided for participants. We welcomed over 100 visitors to campus!
Sedrick Huckaby featured in The Black VoicePosted on November 10, 2014
" I’d like to introduce you to the artist who has been commissioned to design and install the Stop Six Public Art project. That meeting is scheduled for November 15, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church. Sedrick Huckaby has great presence in the Art community and has a number of prestigious awards for his work. I am excited about his sharing his concept with us.
When I took office in July 2013, I saw public art going up in several districts throughout the City and always wondered, when would we see public art in Stop Six. We are one step closer to making that happen and with Sedrick’s experience, the Stop Six Public Art project is going to be eye-catching and fabulous.
Huckaby is perhaps best known for two bodies of work. He creates “quilt paintings” as a way to celebrate both his grandmother’s craft as well as the artistic legacy of the African American quilting tradition. His other works are portraits of family and friends on a monumental scale, painted in the tradition of the European old-masters in oil on canvas from a live sitter.
The Stop Six project will cost more than $100,000 and Huckaby wants to share his concept with the people of Stop Six and others who attend the November 15h meeting.
I was excited about Huckaby being selected and I was thrilled after learning he is a Fort Worth based artist who graduated from O.D. Wyatt High School.
Huckaby is an Assistant Professor of Art at UT Arlington. He was born in Fort Worth, and is inspired by his family, his faith, and his African-American heritage. He earned his BFA from Boston University and his MFA from Yale University in New Haven, CT. He has received a number of prestigious awards for his painting, including the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, the Anne Giles Kimbrough Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Huckaby’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina; and the African American Museum in Dallas, among others.
Please mark your calendars now and plan to join Huckaby, Fort Worth Public Art leaders and myself on Saturday, November 15 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Sweet Home Baptist Church, 5225 Ramey Street, for an informal presentation and conversation with the artist."
The article can also be found here.
UTA Art SaturdayPosted on November 07, 2014
PRINTMAKING with Nancy Palmeri and Grad Students
Morning:LETTERPRESSParticipants will learn the essentials of letterpress printing and produce a small poster in the Wild Pony Letterpress studio. Meet in the UTA Art Gallery.Afternoon:BOOKARTSParticipants will learn various book binding techniques. SAC 124.
PAINTING with Marilyn Jolly and Sedrick Huckaby
Morning:BUILD A CANVASDemonstrations on building a cradled panel and stretched canvas painting support and archival surface preparations for oils, acrylics and mixed media. Participants will prepare the surface of a small stretched canvas for the afternoon portrait painting session. SAC121Afternoon:PORTRAIT PAINTINGWorking with a live model, learn various approaches to create an expressive portrait on your new canvas. SAC121
FOUNDRY with Francis Giampietro
BRONZE POURA demonstration of Lost Wax Casting. A wax version is made of the object to be cast, then a ceramic shell mold is built around the wax. The mold is fired in a kiln to vaproize the wax and leave a negative impression of the object. The bronze is heated until molten and poured into the empty molds. The final step is removing the shell mold from the bronze and clean it.
GAME DEVELOPMENT with Joshua Wilson
Morning:GAME DESIGNS AND PIPELINESParticipants will be taught the theory of game design, an overview of the game development pipeline, and the mechanisms of game art. FA 357Afternoon:PONG WORKSHOPAfter attending the morning workshop, participants will craft their very own version of the arcade classic Pong for PC and MAC. FA 166
Morning:TINTYPE PHOTOGRAPHY Scott HiltonHands on demonstration on making a tintype, the photo process used widely in the Civil War era. Each tintype is a photo on a metal plate that is unique. FAB 349Morning or Afternoon:FINE ART DIGITAL PRINTING with Kenda North & Bryan FlorentinLearn about the many different papers that are available for photo ink jet printing, as well as practical tips for image adjustment and color balance. Participants will be able to make up to 4 16 x 20 prints. Matt, lustre and gloss papers will be available; students should bring high quality jpegs or RAW files. FA 376AMorning:STUDIO LIGHTING/PORTRAITURE with Leighton McWilliamsLearn about strobe lighting applications in the studio. A hands on demonstration; bring an external hard drive for your new digital file.FA 350
Morning:THE ART OF GLASSBLOWING with Justin GinsbergAn hour demonstration of glass blowing techniques in our world class facility followed by a tour of our mold and kiln areas with examples of student/faculty work. SAC Glass Studio C146Afternoon:KILN FORMED GLASS – IMAGERY ON GLASS with Jean FernandesParticipants will learn a variety of techniques to form imagery on glass panels, producing a unique glass painting/drawing/photograph. Students should bring a jump drive with 5 - 10 black and white, high contrast images.Students are required to bring closed toed shoes (no sandals or flip-flops). *Pieces will be fired in ovens overnight, and can be picked up the following week. SAC Glass Studio C145
BRANDING WORKSHOP with Ben Dolezal"Branding" has become an essential part of visual communication and advertising world. This workshop will allow individuals to create their own 'branding' as a professional. Topics covered are developing a unique voice in a crowded creative market, targeting a specific audience and strategies for building brand loyalty. Bring a sketchbook or notepad and a USB drive. FA 368
Morning:DIRECTING WORKSHOP with Ya'ke SmithParticipants will work in our state of the art media arts studio with a script and actors to learn about directing for film and video. FA 156 Media Arts Studio.Afternoon:AESTHETICS OF EDITING with Bart WeissThese days anyone record video and make an edit but how can you use editing to be a more effective storyteller? This session is not so much about which button to push but why. It will cover a brief history of the post-production process and how you can be more effective getting to your point and how to keep your audiences’ attention. What style of editing is right for your project and when are too many effects too much. Learn Sergei Eisenstein's law that editing is the ruthless suppression of the inessential. FA 346
ART HISTORICAL RESEARCH with Ben LimaDiscover the world of knowledge available in studying the history of art. Learn about the scholarly methods and tools used by students and scholars who seek to understand the meaning of works of art from far-off cultures, and from our own communities. We will discuss the cutting-edge databases and websites used for digital research, as well as age-old methods of connoisseurship and historiography.As part of their work, art history majors spend time in up-close and personal study of individual works of art, and this workshop will introduce us to the unique works in UTA's African art collection, and the contemporary exhibition on view at the Gallery at UTA. We will discuss some of the creative and challenging careers available to art history majors after graduation. Meet in the UTA Art Gallery
Joshua Wilson Featured in Shorthorn For Seed GamePosted on November 04, 2014
"During the summer, local high school students came to UTA for a two-week workshop called SEED9, where the students collaborated with faculty and college students to bring a mobile video game to life. They called the end product Lazers In Space, a space shooter inspired and designed as an homage of the arcade video game Space Invaders.
“In the workshop, we make concept art, and they actually model out the characters,” said Joshua Wilson, art graduate teaching assistant. “They got to choose how it actually worked. They dictated what each little enemy would do.” Wilson, who was the assistant on the SEED project in previous summers, was the head instructor and director of this summer’s workshop. Wilson said he specifically chose Lazers In Space as the summer project because of its simplicity."
The rest of the article can be found here along with a video interview with Joshua Wilson.