School of Art News

UT Press Partners with School of Art to Create Book Covers

Sierra Plese, a senior in graphic design from Farragut, Tennessee, is about to see her work go to press. Her design, featuring carefully selected type, has been chosen to grace the cover of Athens of the New South, published by UT Press.

The Daily Times Features School of Art Student Competition

UT presents its 70th annual Student Art Competition featuring work from students in the School of Art this spring. The exhibit began on February 28 and will remain on display through March 19 in the Ewing Gallery in the Art and Architecture Building. The Daily Times reported on the exhibition opening and award ceremony, which took place on Monday, February 27, prior to the event.

UT’s Centaur Featured on Roadside America This Week

The half-excavated body of a faux centaur—part man, part horse—showcased on the main floor of Hodges Library has been chosen as the Sight of the Week by the editors of RoadsideAmerica.com. The popular display is a work of art, made from tea-stained bones of a pony and a medical school skeleton. The centaur will be featured as the lead story on RoadsideAmerica.com for this week.

Knoxville Museum of Art to Showcase Exhibit by UT’s Jered Sprecher

Jered Sprecher’s exhibition, Outside In, will open at the Knoxville Museum of Art on Friday, January 27. Sprecher is a professor in the School of Art. A self-described “hunter and gatherer,” Sprecher pulls his imagery from disparate sources such as wallpaper, graffiti, architecture, cut gemstones, and X-rays.