Collaborative prints by Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Ivanete Blanco and David Shields (under their studio name of R-N-R Showprint) were included in the exhibition Signs of the Times, a national juried competition of contemporary broadsides. The show, selected by noted printer and publisher Stephen Frech, was presented March 11–April 3 at North Dakota State University’s Flakoll Gallery. Two works were selected for the show: Smithville Papers Number Three, and Number Four. The former was was one of six honorary Merit Award recipients chosen by the juror.
The Art Department presents a lecture by John Dixon Hunt, “Design Is of Things Not Yet Appearing: Gardens and Landscapes on Paper” at the University Theatre, Monday, March 23 2015, at 7:00 pm. A reception precedes the talk at 6:30.
John Dixon Hunt is Emeritus Professor at Penn School of Design, a leading theorist and historian of gardens and designed landscapes, and author of fifteen books. His lecture will be devoted to his recent and yet unpublished research on unexecuted designs for gardens.
Students have an opportunity to meet with the speaker on Tuesday, March 24, 12:30–1:30 pm (activity hour) in Barry Art Building, conference room, ground floor. John Dixon Hunt’s books are on display in the Barry Art Library and there are also some articles on reserve for interested students. Please RSVP to Dr. Agnieszka Whelan at email@example.com if you plan to attend. (Graphic by Ivanete Blanco.)
Three Graphic Design concentration students were honored for their work by the American Advertising Federation Hampton Roads 2015 Addy Awards on March 7. Sandra Connors won Student Gold for Woody Guthrie exhibition catalog, Taylor Roy received a Student Gold Award for his Angola Rodeo poster, and Casey Rowan won Student Silver in the Packaging category for the Top Bobbers sales promotion. The students produced the work in classes with Assistant Professors of Graphic Design David Shields and Ivanete Blanco. Congratulations to all!
left to right: Kim Gay, Laura Rebecca Phillips, Emily Guthner, Benjamin Larned, Justice Kaufman, Sabrina Brooks.
The Art Department was well represented at the annual ODU Undergraduate Research Symposium, held on Saturday, February 7, in the Learning Commons at Perry Library. Students from the concentrations in Studio Art exhibited selected works while those from Art History presented papers in two panels: “New Research in Renaissance and Baroque Art:” Benjamin Larned, Justice Kaufman, Emily Guthner, Sabrina Brooks, and Laura Rebecca Phillips; and “New Research in Modern and Contemporary Art:” Deanna Brooks, Eva Marie James, Magan Shepard, Carlie Bagley, and Sarah Gorman.
Work by Graphic Design alumnus Rob Wolford (’14) was selected for and presented in Communication Arts magazine’s “Typography Annual 5.” The booklet, “Paved with Good Intentions,” was produced in Assistant Professor of Graphic Design David Shields‘ Typographic Design class, and is based on the text of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Wolford now works at Agency Creative in Dallas, Texas.
Associate Professor of Photography Greta Pratt will present an artist talk on February 19 at 6:30 pm as part of the Chrysler Museum of Art’s monthly Third Thursday events. She is speaking in conjunction with the Chrysler’s exhibition of Professor Pratt’s work, Nineteen Lincolns, opening February 10. Admission to Third Thursday is $5, and free for museum members and students with current ID.
The work of Associate Professor of Photography Greta Pratt has been included in a “special publishing initiative promoting work by photographers who have exhibited at Blue Sky,” the gallery of the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Blue Sky has produced 37 brief monographs featuring a previously unpublished series of photographs exhibited during the that time. One of these is Professor Pratt’s series The Wavers. Available only online as print-on-demand publications, each monograph is available at www.blueskygallery.org/books—spread the word!