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Lecturer and Collections Specialist Cheryl Mitchell


Lecturer and Collections Specialist Cheryl Mitchell of the Art History Department has been working heavily with the Jonathan A. Campbell and Tanya G. Dowdey African Art Collection in an effort to further develop the collection and the local community’s awareness of it’s presence. Though first donated in 2009, Mitchell recently began managing the collection in the Spring of 2013 and immediately began developing a community awareness program to share the invaluable educational resources this collection of artifacts and artworks has to offer, both to the campus and for the citizens of the surrounding local communities.

Recently, over Summer 2013, Mitchell has worked on an interactive website for the collection with colleagues Seiji Ikeda, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design/ Visual Communications and Leighton McWilliams, Associate Chair and Professor of the Art and Art History Department, as well as participated in an interview over the collection and it’s donors. Featuring both a pictorial in the Fall2013 UTA Magazine and a video on their coordinating UTA YouTube channel, these interviews and editorials have also begun to help spread the word to the masses.

For more information over the Jonathan A. Campbell and Tanya G. Dowdey African Art Collection or Collections Specialist Cheryl Mitchell, please visit these links:

http://www.uta.edu/utamagazine/2013/11/the-art-of-giving/

 http://utaalumni.org/s/1379/social.aspx?sid=1379&gid=1&pgid=1276&sparam=cheryl%20mitchell&scontid=0

 

 To visit the African Art collection's webpage, click here!