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Newsletter - 7/25
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019
BFA Alumna Elena Olson's piece Accuracy (2019, silkscreen) from her thesis show, is on display in the 2nd floor lobby in the SAB.
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Educational, Professional, and Internship Opportunities.
Incoming UMass Department of Art faculty, Jeff Kasper, has work in Bridging Communities Through Socially Engaged Art, edited by Alice Wexler and Vida Sabbaghi. It is featured in a chapter about how museums can support community based artists and designers. He will be present at this book talk with the editors.
July 25, 4 - 6 pm
Dedalus Foundation (the estate of Robert Motherwell)
25 E 21st Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY
The Spectral Within
Organized by Department of Art MFA Alumnus Geoffrey Owen Miller
Technology continuously exceeds itself. One life replacing another. Desire and vanity claim new is always better, while trails of replacements follow us. The work in this exhibition each engage us in a reflection on what we have had and what we may have. Each materially suggesting neither doom nor liberation, but how we might interact differently with each other, the natural world, and ourselves. Like a ghosted spirit, trapped in it’s own circuit, and waiting to break loose. Or as the fauna behind the mirrors in Jorge Louis Borge’s, Book of Imaginary Beings, miming our every movement while awaiting their opportunity to take over the human world.
On view until: August 11
5-50 51st Avenue, LIC, New York, New York
Department of Art - Artist in Residence
During September / October, Department of Art Artist in Residence Joanna Tam will be making work within LEG gallery on Thursdays and Fridays.
Using photography, video, performance, text and installation, Tam's works function as cultural commentary. Her practice examines the issues of migration, citizenship, standardization, construction of national identity as well as the notion of home and sense of belonging.
Lecture: Thursday, October 24, 12 noon, room 240 SAB
*Closing reception in the LEG Gallery TBA
We've added a few names to the list of BFA Art Ed students hired, since the last newsletter:
- Dominika Bdzula 2014 - Art teacher, Dryden School, Springfield
- Ryan Jobb 2019 - Art teacher, Boland School, Springfield
- Shamara Jones 2018 - Springfield's Sci Tech High School
- Jane Berroll Kubiek 2006 - Johnson Elementary School, Natick
- Ryan Lavigne 2018 - Art teacher from Millbury Jr/Sr High to Ware Jr High
- Kayla Reno 2018 - Westfield Intermediate School, Westfield
- Ellie Trudeau 2019 - Underwriter, Hancock Insurance Company
- Caroline Whalen 2018 - Callahan Elementary and Shoemaker Elementary, Lynn
Congratulations on your new positions!!
Buckland-Shelbourn Elementary School Art Show
UMass MA-Art-Ed student and BFA Alumna Rebecca Cummings Aikens organized the Buckland-Shelbourn Elementary School Art Show this year!
Molding Young Minds
Art Education Juniors and Seniors
BFA Juniors and Seniors who are concentrating in Art Education
have prepared an exhibition of a sampling of art work and lesson plans that they will use when they teach.Reception: Tuesday, September 24, 5 – 7 pm
Lee Edwards Gallery, Studio Arts Building
BFA Art Education Alumna
Kayla has recently accepted a full-time position at Westfield Intermediate School, within her hometown of Westfield, Massachusetts. She will be teaching and inspiring future visual artists at the fifth and sixth grade levels, while she also continues her own education at UMass Amherst, beginning her Art Education Master's program in the fall. Congratulations, Kayla!
Olga Holmberg - BFA Painting Alumna
After traveling to Croatia (via London) and Canada, Olga Holmberg had an art work - Watchful Towers - from her thesis exhibition - accepted to be in the annual juried exhibtion at Gallery A3 in Amherst. The show is from August 1 to August 31, with the opening in conjunction with the Amherst Art Walk, on August 1, from 5 - 8 pm. We hope you can make it!
Enroll in Health and Safety in Art Studio / LLART101 through UMass Continuing and Professional Education.
August 19 - 23
SAB, UMass Amherst
Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition
Call to Artists
Prizes awarded in the following 6 categories:
Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting, Water Color Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Pastel
September 12th | On-Line Submissions Due, 9pm deadline
September 28th - October 12th | Exhibition
from seed to fruition
2019 Western Massachusetts Visual Art & Poetry Biennial
The Northampton Arts Council is seeking artists and poets from Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties to submit their best work created over the past two years and that best interprets the theme "from seed to fruition" as a literal form or as a work/body of work that has been fully developed.
Submit your work. Deadline: August 1.
Connecticut Digital Humanities Conference
Trinity College, February 28-29 2020
Call for Proposals
Do you have a new DH project? Are you in the throes of one, and unsure of its destiny? CT DH is an opportunity for getting feedback, developing skills, or sharing your work with other researchers and teachers across New England.
Proposals are due October 1, 2019.
Presenters will be notified of acceptance by end of November.