Dr. Anne Muraoka publishes Art History text

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Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Anne Muraoka‘s book The Path of Humility: Caravaggio and Carlo Borromeo has been published by Peter Lang Publishing. The book establishes a fundamental relationship between the Franciscan humility of Archbishop of Milan Carlo Borromeo and the Roman sacred works of Caravaggio. This is the first book to consider and focus entirely upon these two seemingly anomalous personalities of the Counter-Reformation. Dr. Muraoka serves as the Art History Program Director, and is a recipient of the J. William Fulbright Fellowship (Rome, Italy, 2006-2007) and a Summer Research Fellowship (2013) from the Office of Research at ODU. She has presented her research on Caravaggio, Gabriele Paleotti, and Carlo Borromeo at several professional conferences, including the Renaissance Society of America, Sixteenth-Century Society, and College Art Association conferences.

Greta Pratt in Blue Sky Books

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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 To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Blue Sky has produced 37 brief monographs featuring a previously unpublished series of photographs exhibited during the that time.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!

Greta Pratt at Dorsky Gallery, in Oxford American

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Assistant Professor of Photography Greta Pratt is showing work from her series The Azalea Trail Maids and Liberty Wavers as part of the group exhibition Art Meets Life at Dorsky Gallery in Long Island City, NY. The exhibition runs July 14 – August 16, 2013, with an opening reception July 14. In addition, her photograph Log Cabin RV, Hodgenville, Kentucky, 2000 appears in Oxford American‘s summer fiction issue.

Kenneth FitzGerald for Graphic Advocacy

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Professor of Graphic Design Kenneth FitzGerald contributed the catalog essay for the national touring exhibition Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001–2012. The exhibition showcases a selection of 122 works from around the world demonstrating the poster “as a medium for social change … struggles for peace, social justice, environmental defense, and liberation from oppression.” FitzGerald’s essay can also be found here.

Richard Nickel in Humor in Craft

Art Education Associate Professor Richard Nickel and Art students Nikki Hawkhorst and Ariel Marin have work featured in the book Humor in Craft, edited by Brigitte Martin and published by Schiffer Publishing. The book showcases numerous ceramic, woodworking and metalworking artists exploring the theme of humor. Students in Nickel’s Introduction to Ceramics course were asked to design salt and pepper shakers exploring the idea of objects that are always separate but together. The students then photographed and submitted the work for the jury. Professor Nickel was represented by his earthenware/glaze sculpture “Sprout.”