Whitney Reddish and Alan Revere
Whitney Reddish (’14), an alumna of 3D degree program in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, recently completed the Jewelry Technician Intensive Program at the Revere Academy in San Francisco. She studied for approximately two months with Alan Revere, internationally known goldsmith and founder of the Revere Academy. She graduated the Academy in December 2015.
Center for Art & Theatre Gallery Director Jason Hoelscher is presenting a paper at the upcoming CAA (College Art Association) conference in Washington DC. Titled “Direct Experience, Once Removed: Unconcealing the Environmental Interface,” Hoelscher’s paper is part of the panel Algorithmic Pollution: Artists Working With Data, Surveillance, and Landscape. The panel, which has been designated a CAA Session Pick, will be Saturday, February 6 from9:30 a.m. – noon. Hoelscher also has a recent publication in the current issue of ArtPulse Magazine, vol. 7, no. 24, titled “The Material-Specific Paintings of Nathan Miner and Franklin Evans,” about trends in embodied perception and materiality in contemporary painting.
Kimberly Riner’s artwork has been selected into the Winter Juried Exhibition, The Gift You Never Wanted at Non-Fiction Gallery in Savannah, Georgia. Her work also was selected to be exhibited at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Georgia, in the Academy/Academia exhibition from January 9 to March 26, 2016.
Sarah Bielski’s work was selected for inclusion the “Contemporary South 2016” exhibition at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC.
Jeff Schmuki, M.F.A. / PlantBot Genetics: Monsantra
A solo exhibition of Jeff Schmuki’s collaborative artwork, PlantBot Genetics: Monsantra, is currently on view at Seed Space in Nashville, Tennessee until January 19, 2016.
Artwork from four Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art faculty were selected to the MCMA Academy/Academia exhibition in the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta, Ga., from January 9 to March 26, 2016. Two pieces by Edward Rushton, MFA, Flight 370 and Tentative Deal were chosen. Jessica Burke, M.F.A also had two works going into the exhibition, Nightmare Dressed As a Daydream, 35 x 27″, Graphite on Paper and Sleeping Beauty, 30 x 20″, Prismacolor on Canson. Onyile Onyile’s, PhD., M.F.A., “The Three Horsemen” in mixed media and work by Kimberly Riner, M.F.A also were selected.
Jessica Hines is one of four internationally recognized photographers and photojournalists invited to exhibit in “Visions of Conflict: A Cultural Context” to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords and the 10th anniversary of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. The exhibition is a part of the conference: “Accords: Peace, War, and the Arts” and takes place at the Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University, October 18 though November 15, 2015. http://www.daytoncitypaper.com/seeing-is-understanding/ The exhibition focuses on various experiences associated with conflict beginning with the Bosnian War and branching into other periods in history.
Derek Larson exhibited his work at the University of Alabama in October, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in November and lectured as a visiting artist at the Rhode Island School of Design in September. Currently, Larson’s New Media Design class is creating commercials for the Bulloch County Boys & Girls Club as part of a service-learning project.
Sarah Bielski, “Getting to Third”
Sarah Bielski’s work “Getting to Third” recently was accepted into “Vying 2015: The International Art Competition for Art Basel” at the Viophilia Gallery in Miami, Florida. Her work also was chosen for the online gallery and print catalog for the Women’s Caucus for Art Exhibition “Trending: Contemporary Art Now!” Juror Elizabeth Garvey, co-founder and owner of Garvey Simon Art Access in New York, praised Bielski for her range of techniques and approaches to the theme.
Santanu Majumdar has been invited to be the Keynote Speaker for Critical Thinking Conference 2016. It will take place on Friday, March 25, 2016, at East Georgia State College, Swainsboro campus.