The College of Arts and Sciences’ Community Partnerships with the Arts Programs put students and faculty into the public arts arena and include the public in our arts venues as well.
School of Art News
Want to find the ghosts on campus? Want to exercise certain muscles in your body? Want safety tips for walking alone at night? There will soon be apps for that, thanks to UT students participating this weekend in a worldwide event called the ARIS Global Game Jam 2015.
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 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.
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.
UT will host more than 1,500 printmakers from around the world for the Southern Graphics Council International Printmaking Conference March 18–21. The conference will be held at the Knoxville Convention Center and around campus.
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.
College of Arts and Sciences spotlights Emily Bivens, associate professor of art, and Alison Buchan, associate professor of microbiology, as faculty trailblazers as part of Faculty Appreciation Week 2015.
Seventy years have passed since the liberation of prisoners held at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. More than a million people were killed there between 1940 and 1945, when Soviet troops liberated the camp. Professor Rob Heller took the photos at Auschwitz in 2007 while in Poland to attend the opening of his Living On photo exhibit.
New York Arts Magazine recently featured the Ewing Gallery’s current exhibit “Color Refined” in its online publication. The exhibit, on display through December 12, features the abstract works of Beatrice Riese, Siri Berg, Gabriele Evertz, Rella Stuart-Hunt, and Rachel Beach. Born outside of the United States, each woman emigrated here for various reasons – love, education, and