School of Art News

UT Graduates, Renowned Artists Receive Accomplished Alumni Award

Two UT Knoxville School of Art alumni visited the campus for a lecture and exhibit opening on Thursday, Sept. 16. Bill FitzGibbons and Creighton Michael, both accomplished artists, launched the Filament exhibit which will run through Oct. 31 in the Ewing Gallery, housed in the campus Art and Architecture building.

UT Graduates, Renowned Artists Open Exhibit in Ewing Gallery Tonight

Two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, School of Art alumni will be on campus tonight, Thursday, Sept. 16, for a lecture and exhibit opening. Bill FitzGibbons and Creighton Michael, both accomplished artists, will launch the Filament exhibit running through Oct. 31 in the Ewing Gallery, housed in the campus Art and Architecture building.

The Art of the Prank

What is it about pranks that we find so interesting and entertaining? That question is at the core of a unique freshman seminar class to be taught by UT’s “Court Jester,” Beauvais Lyons. Lyons is also a gifted artist, mentor and a force behind the UT Knoxville School of Art’s graduate program in printmaking. Students in Lyons’ freshman seminar 129 course will study and stage a number of pranks during the semester to explore the social, political, ethical and artistic uses of the prank.

UT Professor’s Film Wins ‘Experimental’ Award at Los Angeles Movie Awards

The vampire and zombie trend have been all the rage in the movie industry lately and now UT School of Art Professor Norman Magden has turned it into award-winning art. Magden’s film, “Café,” received first place in the experimental film category at the Los Angeles Movie Awards (LAMA) on June 7. The film also received several awards of excellence for best director, best cinematography, best production design and best costume design in the experimental film category.

UT to Host Celebration for Solar Decathlon Project Launch

Want to know more about the glass house on the Humanities Plaza? Called the UT Zero Energy House, it’s the headquarters for an interdisciplinary team’s preparations for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2011 competition. The UT community is invited to a celebration and kickoff for the team’s project entry into the competition and to learn more about the project from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, May 10, at the UT Zero Energy House on Humanities Plaza across from Circle Park.

UT Team to Compete in DOE Solar Decathlon for First Time

Team Living Light, an interdisciplinary group at UT Knoxville, has been accepted into the Solar Decathlon 2011, a Department of Energy event that challenges students to design and build a functioning, energy-efficient, solar-powered house. This is the first time a UT team will compete in the Solar Decathlon.

UT Knoxville’s Nuclear Engineering Graduate Program in Nation’s Top 10

UT Knoxville’s nuclear engineering graduate program is now a top 10 program, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2011 graduate rankings. The program was ranked ninth in the country, rising three spots from last year. UT’s law, education and logistics programs also were ranked among the best in the nation.

UT Professor’s Film Wins ‘Experimental’ Award at Los Angeles Festival

The vampire frenzy is sweeping the nation and experimental film is following the trend. UT Professor of Film and Video Production Norman Magden’s film, “Café,” received first place in the Experimental Film category in the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival. The movie also was selected for screening at festivals in Hollywood, New Orleans, Denver and Ecuador.

Printing Artists ‘Drive By Press’ to Print with Public

The UT Visual Arts Committee, the UT Print Club and the Betsy Worden Printmaking Endowment are sponsoring a free and open lecture by Drive By Press at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 in Room 105 of the Art and Architecture Building. On the following day, Wednesday, Oct. 28, Drive By Press will hand-print apparel with the public in the northeast corner of Staff Lot 9, south of the Humanities Building, on Volunteer Blvd.