Leslie King-Hammond To Speak at Dodd Commencement

Leslie King-Hammond

American artist, curator, and art historian Leslie King-Hammond will give the featured commencement address to the graduating class of 2017 at the Lamar Dodd School of Art spring graduation ceremony. Hammond is the current, and founding, Director of the Center for Race and Culture at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where she is also Graduate Dean Emeritus.

Above: King-Hammond at the Center for Race and Culture, MICA

Hands-On Papermaking with Ethnobotany Students

Dodd Lecturer Eileen Wallace led a studio class/lab session with undergraduate students from the Anthropology Department in Julie Velásquez Runk's Ethnobotany class. Students learned about the fibers used in handmade paper, how the fibers are processed and had the hands-on experience of making paper.

Eileen Wallace is a Lecturer in Printmaking and Book Arts at the University of Georgia. 

Dodd Graduate Students Awarded at 4’33” Spotlight on Scholarship Competition

Dodd graduate students Ally Christmas and Abigail Kosberg won two of four awards at the recent 4 minutes, 33 seconds: Spotlight on Scholarship event held in conjunction with the campus Spotlight on the Arts festival on November 7, 2017. This fourth-annual competition featured both poster sessions and presentations about research in the arts conducted by University of Georgia graduate students and awarded cash prizes for research to winners.

Dodd Professor has Exhibit at the University of North Georgia

Professor and Chair of the Printmaking and Book Arts Department, Melissa Harshman, will exhibit prints and installation work at the University of North Georgia from November 8-29, 2017. A closing reception and artist's talk will take place on Wednesday, November 29th from 12:30-2:30 pm.

Melissa Harshman is currently the Chair of the Printmaking and Book Arts Department. She has taught at the School of Art since 1993 and taught eight times on the Cortona Studies Abroad Program.

IMAGE: Shadow Play, Melissa Harshman 

Graphic Design Student Selected for Inclusion in Communication Arts

Senior graphic design student Laura Douglas has been selected for inclusion in the annual Communication Arts Student Showcase. Her profile and select projects will appear in the March/April 2018 issue of Communications Arts magazine, the leading trade journal for visual communications and the largest creative magazine in the world, serving as one of the most prestigious venues for graphic design, advertising, photography and illustration. 

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