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)


Alumnus in Communication Arts


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.

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.

Greta Pratt in Blue Sky Books


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—spread the word!

Four are T/HERE

Popup show
Four Art faculty members—Heather Bryant, Christiana Caro, Peter Eudenbach, and Clay McGlamorywill be featured in T/HERE a “One Night Only Pop-up Show” at Glass Wheel Gallery, on Friday, October 10. The gallery is at 128 Olney Street in Norfolk. The reception begins at 6pm and will continue into the evening. The show will also be open briefly on the following day from 12:00–5:00 pm. (Shown above: Peter Eudenbach, Zones, Found alarm clocks, cyanotype prints, 2014.)