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Tracy Poole is the recipient of the 2013 University of Memphis Donalyn Heise Art Education Leadership Award. The award recognizes one art education major that has demonstrated commitment to the profession through outstanding service and leadership.


Adjunct Professor Isabel Machado and Assistant Professor Daniel Wildberger showed their documentary short Grand Fugue on the Art of Gumbo at the Oxford Film Festival in Mississippi, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Mont., the Atlanta Film Festival and the Crossroads Film Festival in Mississippi.

A piece by Bryna Bobick was selected for the 2013 Third Annual Tennessee Art Education Association Members Art Exhibition at Belmont University. She also presented research at the National Art Education Association Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas. Her presentation focused on using visual journals with students who studied abroad in Italy. Bryna, along with Jenny Hornby (MA ’10), wrote “Practical Partnerships: Strengthening the Museum-School Relationship,” an article published in the spring Issue of the Journal of Museum Education. The article highlights two separate museum partnerships involving The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, high school students and undergraduate art students from the U of M.

Professor Greely Myatt and Instructor Lester Merriweather were featured in “Memphis Social,” an exhibition and performance event held at multiple sites in the city, including The Hyde Gallery at the Memphis College of Art, The Cotton Museum, Marshall Arts, Crosstown Arts and Caritas Village Community Center. AMUM contributed three Howard Finster prints to the show, as well.

Yasser Tabbaa, new Dororthy Kayser Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in Art History, will be teaching a special topics seminar in Fall ’13 named, “Cultural Encounters in the Visual Arts.” 

Dr. Fred Albertson, art historian and associate professor, was selected as a Getty Fellow. His project was “Palmyrene Sculpture in North American Museums.”


Hamlett Dobbins (BFA ’93) received the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. He will receive room and board, a studio and stipend for the 2013-14 academic year. Hamlett is an artist and gallery director of Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College.

Jonah Sidhom (BFA ’13) received the Department of Art Creative Achievement Award for outstanding accomplishments. He also received the Dean’s Creative Achievement Award, selected by college administrators from departmental Creative Achievement Award winners.

Terry Lynn (BFA ’01) and his brother Jerry, Business graduate, were featured in FIX Magazine, a Commercial Appeal home and garden publication. Terry and Jerry are known for their “twin” work, where they work simultaneously on paintings. 

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