School of Art News

UT Art Professor to Help Student Veterans Document War Experiences via Candid Photos

About two years ago during a class, UT art professor Baldwin Lee walked up to Trent Frazor and noticed he had pictures on his computer screen. One was a photo of Frazor, a graduate student and veteran of the Iraq War, in a foxhole, his face and hands covered in camouflage paint. That moment planted an idea in Lee’s mind to help student veterans document their time in the military through their own candid photos.

UT Pregame Showcase Goes to the Laboratory

Michael Best, associate professor in the department of chemistry, will be speaking at this week’s Pregame Showcase on “Bioorganic Chemistry: Advancing the Frontiers of Medicine.” The showcase will take place Saturday, October 15, before the Vols’ home game against Louisiana State University. The showcase will begin at 1:30 p.m., two hours before the game’s kickoff.

International Artist and UT Alumnus to Present Sculptures, Jazz Performance at First Friday Event

International artist and UT alumnus Justin Randolph Thompson will debut his project “The Pits,” a sculptural installation and jazz performance, Friday. The opening reception will be from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., October 7, at the University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay Street. It will be part of First Friday festivities. The exhibit will be on display through October 29.

Abstract Art and Its Influences Subject of UT’s Pregame Showcase

Examples of abstract art and the everyday items that can inspire artists are the focus of this week’s College of Arts and Sciences Pregame Showcase. The showcase, titled “An Exploration of Humanity Through Abstract Painting,” will be led by School of Art associate professor Jered Sprecher.

UT Art Professor’s Photos Provide ‘Before’ and ‘After’ Views of Ground Zero

To art professor Baldwin Lee, the place known as Ground Zero was always just “home.” In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Lee returned to the area to chronicle the destruction, as well as the reaction of people who had come to see Ground Zero and pay their respects to those who died there. His photo montages have been displayed in the Knoxville Museum of Art.

News Sentinel: Beck Tour app spotlights city’s past

This News Sentinel article explores a new free iPhone app developed by UT researcher Eric Ogle and associate professor of art Sarah Lowe, in collaboration with three local nonprofit organizations. Called the Beck Tour app, the mobile phone application features 14 historically and culturally significant sites in and around downtown Knoxville.

UT Team Develops iPhone App to Drive Tourism in Downtown Knoxville

Downtown Knoxville’s economy may see a boost thanks to a free iPhone application developed by UT researchers in collaboration with three local nonprofit organizations. Called the Beck Tour app, the mobile phone application features 14 historically and culturally significant sites in and around downtown Knoxville.

UT, TVA Collaborate on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Research Project

UT Knoxville’s interdisciplinary Living Light project now has the support of the nation’s largest public power company. The Tennessee Valley Authority is teaming up with Living Light and other partners in a joint research effort to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy in residential homes.