Screening for New Voices showcases films done by the members of the Video for Artists
course at University of Memphis.
The event will take place on Thursday May 9th at 6:30 pm in room 310 in the Arts and
Communication Building on the main campus. Having studied the evolution of filmmaking
during class, the students have incorporated their own sensibilities into projects
that had limiting parameters. The films encompass a variety of film genres like experimental,
documentary, narrative and performance art. Each student has completed a film using
appropriation and stop motion animation. They also have films representing a City
Symphony based on their personal relation to their city. As new voices in the filmmaking
community, these students impact their viewers with poignant messages and stunning
You are cordially invited to attend a reception sponsored by the Department of Sociology
to celebrate and dedicate its new state-of-the-art electronic classroom and to honor
the art students in Professor Elizabeth Edwards' mural painting class and Professor
Richard Lou's photography class from the Art Department of the College of Communication
and Fine Arts. These students participated in a collaborative project with Sociology
faculty and students to create an artistically appropriate classroom environment.
It has been a tremendously educational and valuable experience for the students and
faculty of both departments. A mural created and executed by Professor Edwards' class
appears on the north wall and photographs from Professor Lou's class appear on the
south wall. The result is testament to the excellence and creativity of our students.
The reception will be held from 10 AM to Noon on May 9, 2013 in Clement Hall 203
2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition
M. Foster, Jessica Lund, Alexandra Pearson, Christine Ruby
April 26 - June 28, 2013
The Martha & Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art
3715 Central Ave, Art & Communication Bldg. Room 200
Tracy Poole is the recipient of the 2013 University of Memphis Donalyn Heise Art Education
This award recognizes one art education major that has demonstrated commitment to
the profession through outstanding service and leadership, someone who understands
the role of art education in transforming the lives of individuals and communities.
When Niki Johnson, an artist in Milwaukee, heard former Pope Benedict XVI say in 2009
that using condoms could increase the AIDS epidemic in Africa, her creative juices
"I just thought, whoa," Johnson told The Huffington Post in an interview. "'I need
to do something.'"
March 1 - April 6, 2013
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to present our first solo exhibition of Virginia
Overton, on view in the Chelsea gallery from March 1 â€“ April 6, 2013. The exhibition
will engage the gallery architecture using lumber from trees harvested from Overton's
family farm in Tennessee.
Virginia Overton was born in Tennessee and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
She has been included in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, SculptureCenter, and White Columns,
New York; and White Flag Projects, St. Louis. Her solo shows have included those at
The Kitchen, New York and The Power Station, Dallas, 2012; Freymond-Guth, ZÃ¼rich,
2011; Dispatch, New York, and N.O. Gallery, Milan, 2010. She has been included in
group shows at Blum and Poe, Los Angeles; James Cohan, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New
York; Air de Paris and Ile Seguin in Paris. She currently has a public sculpture on
the High Line, New York through August 2013. Upcoming exhibitions include Empire State
at the Palaexpo in Rome this April, curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal and Alex Gartenfeld;
and a solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland in August 2013.
Adjunct Professor Isabel Machado and Assistant Professor Daniel Wildberger screen
After presenting their documentary short "Grand Fugue on the Art of Gumbo" in two
film festivals in February â€” Oxford Film Festival (Oxford, MS) and Big Sky Documentary
Film Festival (Missoula, MT), Adjunct Professor Isabel Machado and Assistant Professor
Daniel Wildberger have scheduled two more screenings this Spring, at the Atlanta
Film Festival (GA) and the Crossroads Film Festival (MS).
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Beth Edwards, Professor of Painting was selected to paint this year's Memphis in May
poster honoring the country of Sweden
Beth Edwards painted the image for this year's Memphis in May poster honoring the
country of Sweden. She currently has work in a three-person exhibition, "Nature Reconstructed"
at Freed Hardeman University. Her work was chosen for inclusion in the permanent collection
of the Tennessee Arts Commission and the soon to open Music City Convention Center,
both in Nashville.
Michael Schmidt, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, is recognized as a Faculty
'Millionaire' for conducting more than $1 million in externally supported research
Michael Schmidt, associate professor of graphic design, was recently recognized as
a faculty 'millionaire' for conducting more than $1 million in externally supported
research through his activities as director of the Center for Multimedia Arts (CMA).
The CMA is a community-engaged research and entrepreneurial resource of the University
of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts and a partner in the FedEx Institute
of Technology, the University's campus showcase for applied research and technology
development. Professor Schmidt was honored for his achievements at the 2013 University
of Memphis Research Celebration.
Ciao Bella Italia!
Study Abroad in Italy Digital Photography and Art Education
May 26-June 22 or June 2-June 22
University of Memphis graduate and undergraduate study abroad participants will study
specific works of art and architecture in Florence, Italy. Optional day trips to Pisa,
Venice and Sienna will be included in the study abroad experience. Students have the
option to earn 6 undergraduate or graduate credit hours while studying digital photography
and art education in Italy.
The art education class is taught by Dr. Bryna Bobick in conjunction with the digital
photography class taught by David Horan at the Palazzi University of Arts in Florence.
Scholarships are available through the University of Memphis study abroad office:
Please contact David Horan email@example.com or Bryna Bobick firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.