School of Art News

School of Art Co-Sponsoring Big Ears Film Events

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The School of Art is a co-sponsor of the 2016 Big Ears Festival film program. The unique and diverse multigenre music and arts festival occurs in multiple venues across Knoxville from Thursday, March 31, through Saturday, April 2. The program includes a screening at the Tennessee Theatre of Laurie Anderson’s acclaimed documentary Heart of a Dog and video and film artist Shambhavi Kaul’s installation Modes of Faltering.

College of Architecture and Design to Host Harvard Lecturer Katarina Burin

Artist Katarina Burin, lecturer at Harvard University's Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, will present "Contribution and Collaboration: The Work of Petra Andrejova-Molnar and her Contemporaries" Feb. 15.

Artist Katarina Burin, lecturer at Harvard University’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, will present “Contribution and Collaboration: The Work of Petra Andrejova-Molnar and her Contemporaries” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 15, at the College of Architecture and Design.

Visiting Artist Yuji Hiratsuka to Present Printmaking Lecture on Thursday

Yuji Hiratsuka, professor of art at Oregon State University in Corvallis, will speak at UT’s College of Architecture and Design at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 17. Hiratsuka will present a lecture about his printmaking work in Room 109 of the Art and Architecture Building.

Independent Magazine: 10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2015: Ashley Maynor and Paul Harrill

Independent Magazine has highlighted the work of UT professors and filmmakers Ashley Maynor and Paul Harrill. The duo recently debuted a web documentary, The Story of Stuff, about grief and mourning. Read the story here. Maynor is a UT digital humanities librarian. Harrill is an associate professor in the School of Art.

Sketching his Future: Sophomore is UT’s Only Animation Major

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After being accepted into College Scholars, John McAmis, UT’s sole animation major, developed his curriculum, composed of independent courses where he makes his own syllabus. His advisor, associate professor of art and local filmmaker Paul Harrill, looks over the syllabus and approves McAmis’s schedule.

Celebrate Women at Women’s History Month Events

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Celebrate the contributions made by UT’s female students, staff and faculty by participating in Women’s History Month events. The Commission for Women is hosting Women in Art: Gallery Showing and Celebration, a showcase of UT women artists and Women in STEM: Arachnology at UT lecture. The Women’s Empowerment Summit is Saturday, March 7. A lecture about career journeys of successful women leaders given by feminist psychologist Ruth Fassinger is Monday, March 23.