The Finishing School, a new exhibition space at the Thomas Street facility of the Lamar Dodd School of Art directed by Assistant Professor of Art, Mike Calway-Fagen, celebrates its opening with the inauguraul exhibition Parallel Play, on view March 1 - 29, 2017. The opening reception for Parallel Play is on Saturday, March 4 at 6 pm.
Assistant Professor of Art Mike Calway-Fagen was one of six alumni invited to jury the 70th Annual Student Art Competition in the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The student competition was begun in 1947 and has become one of the oldest competitions in the country and is one of the highlights of the Ewing Gallery exhibition season.
Through her interdisciplinary practice, Cathy McLaurin develops extended relationships with personal and institutional entities in order to understand and challenge the systems that bind her to complex social issues. Interweaving fact, fictions, and personal narrative, her recent research makes connections between kinship, legacy, philanthropy, and national identity, while questioning the value of art. What value? Whose values?
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has announced recipients of its prestigious residency fellowships and Assistant Professor Marni Shindelman was selected as one of ten artists, writers, and musicians from throughout the U.S. and Canada who will spend three weeks at Rauschenberg’s twenty-acre estate on Captiva Island, Florida in fall 2017.
Melissa Harshman was a visiting artist at Swoope Editions in Maitland, Florida on February 10th during which time she worked with Dodd alumnus Larry Cooper (MFA 2002) on an edition of forty screenprints. Harshman also has a solo exhibition at Swoope Gallery on view through March 3, 2017.
The Lamar Dodd School of Art is pleased to present Clues & Scientific Method, a group exhibition at Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta featuring Dodd MFA candidates working across a variety of media. Editor and artistic director of ART PAPERS Victoria Camblin, selected the artists for their research-based method of production and evidentiary qualities or approaches. “While visiting the graduate studios in Athens I noticed an investigative or diagnostic impulse in work being made in all disciplines,” says Camblin.
Asssitant Professor Demitra Thomloudis is an invited presenter at the 38th Yuma Art Symposium, held February 23–25, 2017 in Yuma, Arizona. This immersion art event hosts exhibitions, events, demonstrations and presentations given by nationally and internationally recognized emerging artists. It is one of the most eclectic educational arts forums in the country. This year’s ten invited presenters represent various discipines including metal, clay, photography, printmaking, wood, mixed media, and sculpture.
Dodd Assistant Professor, Mike Calway-Fagen is a visiting artist at Auburn University in Auburn, AL this week where he will deliver a public lecture on Thursday, February 9th about his art practice. His visit is sponsored by the University's Department of Art and Art History. On Friday the 10th, Calway-Fagen will conduct studio visits with students at Auburn.