Caitlin Hettich presents "Neither Fish Nor Flesh" at Box Gallery in the Art & Communications
While there is a well-known art gallery in the Communications and Fine Arts building,
some students do not know that there is a gallery tucked away in the Art and Communication
building as well. Caitlin Hettich, a sculptor in the Masters of Fine Arts program,
has shown her works in a show titled "Neither Fish Nor Flesh" since Nov. 1 in a small
gallery next to the Subway restaurant. read more
Richard A. Lou's solo exhibition, Stories On My Back, at the Landmark Gallery at Texas
Tech University opened Friday November 1, 2013.
The run of the exhibition is from Nov. 01 â€“ Dec. 15, 2013. Two essays on Lou's work
by noted art historians Constance Cortez, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Art History
at Texas Tech University in the School of Art and Prof. Dana Leibsohn, Ph.D. from
Smith College can be seen by clicking on this url -
Virginia Overton's work exhibited at Kunsthalle Bern Switzerland
Virginia Overton, University of Memphis Department of Art Alumni, presents an exhibition
of her work at Kunsthalle Bern, August 23 â€“ October 6 2013.
November 2, 2013 â€“ November 30, 2013
Opening Reception: First Saturday Art Crawl: November 2, 2013; 6-9pm
Blend Studio, 79 Arcade, Nashville, Tennessee, will be hosting new work by three Memphis artists:
Greely Myatt, Tad Lauritzen Wright, and Dwayne Butcher the month of November. The
artists will be available on the opening night of the First Saturday Art Crawl.
New work by Memphis, Tennessee artists: Greely Myatt, Tad Lauritzen Wright, and Dwayne
Butcher is included in a traveling exhibition. The title of the exhibition is "New
Southern Vernacular" and grew out of an article that Adrian Duran wrote for an issue
of "Big Red & Shiny" an online magazine from Boston. It was exhibited at Pulse Art
Fair in New York, Lincoln, Nebraska at Nebraska Wesleyan Univ.
Art education professionals in Tennessee have selected Dr. Donalyn Heise as the TAEA
Special Needs Art Educator 2014.
Dr. Heise will be honored with this top award at the three-day TAEA Professional Development
Conference in Nashville. There will be an Awards Banquet on Thursday, October 24,
7:00 p.m. The conference is sponsored in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission.
The Tennessee Art Education Association is a non-profit organization whose mission
is to advance quality visual arts education through advocacy, leadership, professional
development, and to promote a cohesive professional community.
Dr. Donalyn Heise is Associate Professor of Art Education at the University of Memphis.
Her research focuses on the transformative power of art and its ability to foster
resilience in diverse populations. Recent publications include, Fostering Resilience
Through Art; Overcoming the Odds: Harnessing the power of art to foster resilience;
Differentiation of Instruction in the Artroom, Playing it Safe in the Artroom, Implementing
an Art Program for Children in a Homeless Shelter; and Integrating art, reading, and
technology. She developed the Cups for Cancer project and co-coordinates the University
of Memphis Community Art Academy.
Dr. Heise developed new courses that provide art education majors opportunities to
teach art in a community setting to participants with a variety of needs, such as:
The Ronald McDonald House which supports cancer patients and their families, Martha's
Manor which supports mentally challenged adult women, the Family Exchange Club which
supports victims of domestic violence, and St. Peter's Manor which is a residential
home for senior citizens. She and Dr. Bobick co-coordinate the University of Memphis
Community Art Academy, which has been held at various locations, such as the Charles
Powell Community Center, the Davis Community Center, Lester School, and Willow Oaks
Elementary School. Dr. Heise has been giving free art lessons to the elderly in the
Memphis area. She collaborates with Dr. MacGillivray on an art and literacy program
for mothers in recovery and their children in a homeless shelter. This engaged scholarship
effort involves undergraduates and alumni and addresses issues in the community by
focusing on fostering resilience through art.
She has received multiple grants and has conducted over 100 workshops and presentations
at the state, national and international levels. Topics include Alternative Art Education,
Differentiation of Instruction, Fostering Resilience Through the Arts, and Teaching
Art to Children in Crisis. She has delivered a keynote address at the Maine Art Education
Association Conference titled, Art for Healing. She is dedicated to engaged-scholarship
and often invites undergraduate art education majors to present with her at local,
state and national conferences. Dr. Heise created partnerships that provide undergraduates
opportunities to collaborate with others in the field. Her work has been shared internationally
at the U.S./China Joint Education Conference at Beijing Normal University, in Jamaica
and in Canada.
Dr. Heise is always willing to share her expertise with others and continues to inspire
future generations of leaders. She has made numerous contributions at the local, state,
regional, national and international levels to advocate for quality art education
and art for underserved populations.
Box Gallery is excited to announce it's second show of Fall 2013-- "Subject BC-82/
Batch 7" by artist Gregory Allen Smith.
With advances in technology, specifically gene manipulation, humans have begun to
play a role in nature that could impact future evolution in unforeseen ways. Smith's
installation is comprised of large biomorphic ceramic forms, and is an investigation
into transforming a space to present a situation where "the experiment" has gone awry.
Reception Fri. 10/4 5-7 PM. Exhibition will run 9/30-10/18.
Box Gallery is a student-run gallery at the University of Memphis, and is located
in the Arts and Communication Building, 3715 Central Ave, room 100.
Admission is free and open to the public
Admission is free and open to the public
Richard Lou presents his Installation "Stories on my Back" in an exhibition titled:
War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art
Click here to view the exhibition video
curated by Laura Kina and Wei Ming Dariotis
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
August 9, 2013 - January 19, 2014
719 S. King Street Seattle, WA 98104. 206-623-5124
Read more about the exhibition - http://www.warbabylovechild.com/exhibition/
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 8, 2013 @ 6-8pm
Richard A. Lou's installation "Stories on my Back" is included in this exhibition
that brings together works by 19 artists, highlighting different approaches to the
identities and experiences of mixed Asian Americans, mixed Pacific Islander Americans
and Asian transracial adoptees. While their biographies are varied and often diverge
from the dominant stereotypes of mixed Asian identities, their lives are shaped by
the specific histories of Asian Pacific-U.S. collisions: narratives of war, economic
and political migration and colonization. As an ethnically ambiguous Asian American
generation comes of age in a world fixated on post-racial politics and moving beyond
issues of identity, War Baby | Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art examines
how artists engage various facets of hybridity in their artwork.
Artists: Mequitta Ahuja, Albert Chong, Serene Ford, Kip Fulbeck, Stuart Gaffney, Louie
Gong, Jane Jin Kaisen, Lori Kay, Li-lan, Richard Lou, Samia Mirza, Chris Naka, Laurel
Nakadate, Gina Osterloh, Adrienne Pao, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Amanda Ross-Ho, Jenifer
Wofford, Debra Yepa-Pappan.
Major funding for this exhibition was awarded through The National Endowment for the
Arts Art Works Museums grant to DePaul University. The exhibition opened at the DePaul
Museum of Art at DePaul University, Chicago in April 25 - June 30, 2013 and will be
hosted at Wing Luke Museum in Seattle August 9, 2013 - January 19, 2014.
University of Memphis graduate and undergraduate students studied digital photography
and art education in Florence, Italy from June 1-22.
The digital photography class was taught by David Horan and the art education class
was taught by Dr. Bryna Bobick at the Florence University of the Arts.
Scholarships are available through the University of Memphis study abroad office:
Please contact David Horan firstname.lastname@example.org or Bryna Bobick email@example.com for more information.
Below is a link to a PDF file for the catalogue of the U of M student exhibition at
Tracy Poole is the recipient of the 2013 University of Memphis Donalyn Heise Art Education
This award recognizes one art education major that has demonstrated commitment to
the profession through outstanding service and leadership, someone who understands
the role of art education in transforming the lives of individuals and communities.
Adjunct Professor Isabel Machado and Assistant Professor Daniel Wildberger screen
After presenting their documentary short "Grand Fugue on the Art of Gumbo" in two
film festivals in February â€” Oxford Film Festival (Oxford, MS) and Big Sky Documentary
Film Festival (Missoula, MT), Adjunct Professor Isabel Machado and Assistant Professor
Daniel Wildberger have scheduled two more screenings this Spring, at the Atlanta
Film Festival (GA) and the Crossroads Film Festival (MS).
For more information:
Beth Edwards, Professor of Painting was selected to paint this year's Memphis in May
poster honoring the country of Sweden
Beth Edwards painted the image for this year's Memphis in May poster honoring the
country of Sweden. She currently has work in a three-person exhibition, "Nature Reconstructed"
at Freed Hardeman University. Her work was chosen for inclusion in the permanent collection
of the Tennessee Arts Commission and the soon to open Music City Convention Center,
both in Nashville.
Michael Schmidt, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, is recognized as a Faculty
'Millionaire' for conducting more than $1 million in externally supported research
Michael Schmidt, associate professor of graphic design, was recently recognized as
a faculty 'millionaire' for conducting more than $1 million in externally supported
research through his activities as director of the Center for Multimedia Arts (CMA).
The CMA is a community-engaged research and entrepreneurial resource of the University
of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts and a partner in the FedEx Institute
of Technology, the University's campus showcase for applied research and technology
development. Professor Schmidt was honored for his achievements at the 2013 University
of Memphis Research Celebration.