School of Art News

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.

UT Alumnus and Art Historian Robert Hobbs to Lecture on Thursday

UT Knoxville alumnus Robert Hobbs has curated dozens of exhibitions around the globe. This week, he’s visiting UT Knoxville for a lecture at the School of Art. The free lecture will begin at 7 p.m., Thursday Oct. 28, in Art and Architecture Building room 109.

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.