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Newsletter - 8/8
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Graduate School MFA Fellowships
The Department of Art is grateful to the Graduate School for providing valuable research funding for our Graduate students. This year, faculty selected three students as recipients for these research funds: Vick Quezada (third year MFA), Maggie Wilson (second year MFA) and Kathy Fanelli (First year MFA). Congratulations to all of you!
UMCA Assistantship: Bibiana Medkova
This summer Bibiana is working as a Graduate Assistant at the University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA), UMass AMherst, with Loretta Yarlow (Director) and Amanda Herman (Education Curator), on public programming for a series of exhibitions in the 2018-19 year related to Art and Math.The museum is organizing a symposium tentatively titled Art + Math =, to be held at UMass in early April 2019.
Additionally, Bibiana is working on a compilation of math rock, serialism and music with unusual time signatures that will play in one of the UMCA’s galleries. For the audio tour guide in conjunction with XTCA: Cross Town Contemporary Art exhibition, Bibiana edited and mastered the interviews and built the infrastructure of the tour guide on CultureSpots.
Save the date(s)! 2018/2019 Visiting Artist and Practitioner Series
Lectures are held on Thursdays at noon, in the Studio Arts Building, Room 240, unless otherwise noted.
The UMCA is currently housing new installations at its two "satellite spaces," located at the UMass/Five College Federal Credit Union's Hadley and Campus Center branches.
Now on view at the Hadley branch are paintings on paper by UMass Department of Art MFA alumnus Sean Greene, whose art focuses on an interest in color interactions, and the sensations that result from visually absorbing them. Reception and artist talk TBA. More information about Sean's work can be found here.
200 Westgate Drive, Hadley MA
Coming this Summer: Cross Town Contemporary Art (XTCA)
The UMCA, along with the Department of Architecture, have partnered with the Town of Amherst to build an art and culture bridge– a series of public sculptures– to activate the North Pleasant Street corridor and connect downtown to campus. The exhibition features work by twelve national and local artists and members of the academic community. The goal of this project is to generate a robust public dialogue about the value of art and culture in future community development.
Artists include: Sarah Braman; Roberley Bell; CLOK (Collective– LOK: William O'Brien Jr., and Michael Kubo); Naomi Darling; Tom Friedman; Josephine Halvorson; Harold Grinspoon; Benjamin Jones; Pamela Matsuda-Dunn; Gary Orlinsky; Rob Swainston; and Erika Zekos
July 1 – November 1
Visit the UMCA website here for more information.
Shane Mecklenburger: Double Zero: Goggles of True Seeing
UMass Department of Art professor Shane Mecklenburger's virtual reality work will be on display at in Arles, France as a part of the Digital Museum of Digital Art's 3.0 exhibit.
July 2 - August 26
Shona Macdonald: Overcast
UMass Department of Art Professor Shona Macdonald presents her exhibit Overcast at the College of Southern Nevada's Fine Arts Gallery.
July 13 - September 8
3200 E. Cheyenne Ave, North Las Vegas
Shona Macdonald: Ballinglen Arts Foundation Residency
Shona Macdonald just completed a month-long residency in July at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ireland. While resident, Shona completed a new series of works that will be exhibited this fall in Increments, at the Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL.
SAVE THE DATE!!
Women in Arts Leadership Symposium
CONNECTING | EMPOWERING | CHANGING THE CULTURE
If you self-identify as an artist, arts manager, arts leader, or ally, please join us! People at all career stages and people of all genders are invited to attend.
Free for UMass and Five College students. $25 for Professionals.
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 19th
Saturday, October 27, 2018
South College, 2nd Floor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Office of Professional Development - Graduate School
Upcoming Events and Workshops
Grant Series I, II & III (Pre-registration required)
Click here for more information about these events, which begin as soon as Monday, and continue throughout the summer.
Create game-based artworks and explore the potential of play. Explore interactivity and games using both analog and digital processes. The class is taught by Professor Shane Mecklenburger.
ART234: Art and Code, 697AC Grad Level
T/Th 1:00 – 3:45 PM
Click here for more information on the course.
Health and Safety in the Art Studio
From August 20 through August 24, the Department of Art at UMass Amherst will host a special, intensive summer course taught by industrial hygienist, Monona Rossol, through the Office of Continuing and Professional Education. Rossol will visit UMass Amherst to teach an exclusive course: Health and Safety in the Art Studio (#61235/LLART 101). For more information, click here.
Visit the CPE website here to enroll.
August 20 – 24 SAB 240