The 2017 SPE (Society for Photographic Education) southeast chapter retreat, supported and hosted by the Lamar Dodd School of Art, was organized by Associate Professor Marni Shindelman with assistance from recent Dodd MFA graduate Ally Christmas. The SPE fall 2017 retreat, held at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North
Visiting Assistant Professor Courtney McClellan will have work included in the upcoming exhibition, In Practice: Another Echo, at SculptureCenter in Long Island City, New York. The exhibition will open January 28, 2018 and will be on view through April. In Practice provides new ways to discover the most innovative artwork, foster experimentation, and give participants the
For over a century the University of Georgia has provided students with opportunities to study craft, offering instruction particularly in textiles, metalwork and ceramics.
Congratulations to Dodd professor Stefanie Jackson, recently awarded the 2017 Anonymous Was A Woman prize of $25,000! Anonymous Was A Women recognizes extraordinary accomplishment in midcareer female artists through “no-strings attached” grants that encourage the recipient to continue to develop their work. The name of the grant program refers to a line in Virginia Woolf’s novel A Room of One’s Own and is supported by an anonymous group of donors and nominators.
In November the American Craft Council published the second issue of American Craft Inquiry (ACI), a publication committed to presenting broad research to cultivate discussion and advocate for craft as an important economic, educational, and cultural resource. Dodd Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Moon Jung Jang is the creative director and designer for this new journal, including the newest issue published this November.
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
The Photography area welcomes its newest Fellow Forest Kelley. The Fellow in Photography is an ongoing program at the School of Art that provides a year of teaching and support for a recent MFA graduate. Kelley is a photographer with teaching experience who will contribute to all aspects of the photo community.
ABOVE IMAGE: Forest Kelley, Michael's Cabin, 1983/1998, 2012, 30 x 40 inches, photographs and screw
This year, the Lamar Dodd School of Art is hosting a scholar in residence for the first time. Dr. Ju Yeon Kim comes to the School from Seoul, Korea where she is an associate professor of Interior Architectural Design at Soongsil University. During her time in residence, she will conduct research with Dr. Jain Kwon, assistant professor of Interior Design. Kim and Kwon are investigating neuro-phenomenological approaches to affective perception in built environments. Neuro-phenomenology is a relatively new field.
Professor of Drawing and Painting Joseph Norman currently has artwork on display at the University of Maryland’s David C. Driskell Center. The exhibition, The Last Ten Years: In Focus, showcases art and archive acquisitions made during the last decade to add to its expansive permanent collection of African, African American, and African Diasporic artwork.
Dodd Drawing and Painting Instructor Hatidza Mulic has recently had three major acomplishments including receiving a TEDxUGA presenter nomination. TEDxUGA will take the stage in Spring 2018 for what promises to be its biggest and best event yet. In addition, Mulic has obtained gallery representation in New York City, NY.
This fall Siavash Tohidi and Derek Faust join the faculty of the School of Art. They bring experience as teachers and as artists with developed practices to the classroom. In the role of Art Studio Manager & Academic Professional, each will teach two courses per calendar year and dedicate the remainder of his time to managing the School’s many studio spaces and related equipment. Tohidi and Faust take on the management of all aspects of UGA’s Studio Art Facilities across four different buildings.