Art at the Undergraduate Research Symposium



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.

image[6]Amanda Gonzalez, Drawing and Design

image[9]Kristen Brown, Photography

image[10]Alexis Cooper, Photography

image[11]Ashley Parrish, Photography

image[12]Rebecca Phillips, Painting

image[15]Shanna Crockett-Huggins, Graphic Design

image[16]Alyssa Hayek, Painting

image[1]Kaitlyn Hennessy, Sculpture

image[2]Carlie Bagley, Sculpture

image[3]Jack VanDyke, Sculpture

image[4]Jamar Weatherspoon, Printmaking

image[5]Cristina Irizarry, Drawing and Design

image[6]Magan Shepard, Drawing and Design

image[11]Work by Margaret Bush, Painting (not present)


Greta Pratt at Third Thursday


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.

“Blunt” Design Education Conference


The 2013 AIGA Design Educator Community’s conference, Blunt: Explicit and Graphic Design Criticism Now, was held at ODU on April 12–14. Graphic Design faculty Ivanete Blanco and Kenneth FitzGerald were co-organizers of the overall conference and served as event hosts. The conference welcomed over 100 attendees from the U.S., Canada, and Europe discussing topics on graphic design critical writing, education, history, and practice. A workshop by Hatch Show Print’s Jim Sherraden was a featured part of the event, with thanks to Ken Daley for hosting the workshop in the Printmaking facility. For pictures of the conference, go here.

Photo students to Richmond


On Friday, February 15, Photography Three and Photo Seminar II students made a special field trip to Richmond to view photography shows in town. Artists Brian Ulrich and Susan Worsham spoke to students about their work at their respective shows at VCU’s Anderson Gallery and Candela Gallery.

(L to R) Stephanie Ramirez, Ashley Parrish, Taylor Roy, Ali Hamilton, Maribel Dunning, Kate Swartz, Jenny Stoudt, Leah Austin, Robbin Love, Jessica Fee, Christy Landrum, Greta Pratt, Amanda Bradley, Chali Cameron, Bryan Ruiz, Elliot Fisher, Stephan Hancock.

Visiting Artist/Exhibitor David Page

Sculptor David Page will be giving a gallery talk on his work at 7:30 pm during the opening reception of his exhibition in the Changing Gallery of the Baron and Ellin Gordon Galleries at ODU. The show, God and Lunch Meat, opens on Friday, January 18 at 7:00, and runs through February 17. Page is currently on the faculty of the Corcoran College of Art and Design and “his strongly provocative work, made from leather, wood, and canvas, is ominous yet elegantly constructed.”