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Dodd Galleries Director Curates Atlanta Exhibition

Image: Ry Rocklen, Aluminum America, cast aluminum, 13"x16"x1", 2017

Director of the Dodd Galleries, Katie Geha, organized an exhibition opening this Friday at Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta. The exhibition, Ancient Art Object, features Dodd painting alumnus Jaime Bull and Kaleena Stasiak, a current graduate student in Printmaking and Book Arts. Other artists in the exhibition include: Karen Lederer, Rosemary Mayer, Padma Rajendran, Ry Rocklen, Siebren Versteeg, Max Warsh and Jeff Williams. 

$100,000 Grant For Visualizing Ocean Habitats Awarded to Team including Dodd Professor

Visualizing Ocean Habitats

Graphic Design professor Julie Spivey is part of an interdisciplinary team of four collaborating on the project Mapping Deep Blue Habitat in a Changing Climate, that was recently awarded $100,000 by the National Academy of Sciences Keck Futures Initiative. The project aims to create a tool that will visualize deep ocean habitats. Spivey is collaborating with scientists to help present clear and compelling visual material that accurately depicts the data related to changes in different ocean habitats.

Thomloudis has work featured in Penland School Auction

Image: Demi Thomloudis, Road Drops, hollow-formed cement, paint, fiber, resin, aluminum, 18x8–1/2x4"

Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Metalwork Demitra Thomloudis has work featured in this year’s annual Penland Benefit Auction. Penland School of Crafts is an international center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in North Carolina's Blue Ridge mountains, Penland offers workshops, artist residencies, a gallery, and community collaboration programs.

Jewelry Professor Demi Thomloudis Exhibits Socially Engaged Works in “Shelter”

The Houston Yellow Tape Project DEMITRA THOMLOUDIS

Jewelry & Metals Assistant Professor Demi Thomloudis is included in the group exhibition “Shelter: Crafting A Safe Home,” opening September 8, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. “Shelter: Crafting A Safe Home” brings together work by fourteen artists that address shelter, refuge, and protection. The included works focus on safe housing as a basic human need, and the exhibition aims to create awareness and open dialogue around this social issue.

Dodd Professor Takes UFO Art Project Coast-to-Coast

UFO Roadshow postcard

Michael Oliveri, Associate Professor of Art at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, recently completed a cross-country road trip and art project entitled UFO Roadshow. From June 12 to June 25, 2017, the artist travelled from Atlanta, Georgia to Joshua Tree, California with model UFOs that interrogate the fact and fiction of the disputed crafts on a tour presented by Dashboard.

The Arts + Empowerment Project: Social Action, Empowerment, and Healing through Public Art

Since February, UGA Professors, graduate students and Clarke Middle School faculty have been working with middle school students to explore topics related to empowerment and public art. The Arts + Empowerment project has resulted in a collection of photographs of 7th and 8th grade girls doing ‘power poses’ that will be exhibited in Athens this summer.

Janice Simon Receives First-Year Odyssey Award

Image: Janice Simon with First Year Odyssey Seminar Award

Dr. Janice Simon is one of five UGA faculty to receive a 2017 First-Year Odyssey Seminar Teaching Award for her course, “Looking at Art in the Georgia Museum of Art.” Simon, a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Art History, introduces her students to the museum’s academic, research and public service missions for the university and the state through this course.

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