Sarah Shoot, BFA ' 00, exhibits her work in a solo show at the Varsity Center for the Arts, Carbondale, IL, October 26-November 18, 2010. "New Harvest: Upcycled Art" is a collection which draws from patterns and colors in nature.
Megan Pankey Russell, BS Art '08, has a cool blog site with some Halloween tees! One is pictured here, left.
Patricia Badman, BFA '88, exhibits her New Paintings in conjunction with ArtEast Invitational Exhibit at the Edwardsville Arts Center from October 15-November 12, 2010.
Will Pergl, BFA '93, Painting & Sculpture, exhibits his work, in "Trivialities of Deportment," a solo exhibition at South Bend Museum of Art, Oct. 2, 2010-Feb. 6, 2011. "Works that are balanced and braced in structure and form, but twist and warp, take the viewer on a visual rollercoaster...Will Pergl unites his sensitivity and control of craft with his designs of unique forms painted in bright colors to create sculptures that capture a viewer's attention and imagination." Will is an Associate Professor of Art at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
Tim Kowalczyk, BFA '08, Ceramics, recently exhibited his work at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, in the Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Show with jurors Michael Moore & Jeff Guido. Tim's piece "Inescapable" received Best of Show at the Water Street Studio's anniversary show (Batavia, IL), and he should be receiving a solo show there in the future. Tim will also show his piece, "Nessie," at the Material Mastery show at the Moss-Thorns Art Gallery, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS.
Yoshi Fujii, MFA '08, Ceramics, was selected as a recipient of the Mary E. Nyburg Fund for Artistic Development from Baltimore Clayworks. Yoshi is working on a 10-week residency at Tainan National University for the Arts in Taiwan in the fall of 2010.
Michael Migala, BFA '99, has work in the Iron 2010 traveling show. See more info at the website of the Metals Museum. Michael and his wife, Christine Migala, have work featured on the Art of the Land website. Art of the Land is an art sale to benefit land conservation in McHenry County.
Ivana Popov, MFA '10, was one of five finalists for the DB Mangelos Award sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Art in Belgrade and the Foundation for a Civil Society in New York. Her piece "For the Artist" (pictured right) was displayed in the award exhibition at the Kontekst Gallery in Belgrade, June 21 - July 2, 2010. Ivana is now at the Humboldt University in Berlin on a DAAD Fellowship. Congratulations Ivana!
Jacci Delaney, BFA 08, exhibits her work, "Fossilizations," September 17-October 12 at the Third Degree Glass Factory, with an opening on Sept. 17 at the Third Friday Open House, 6 -- 10 p.m.
Abby Gitlitz, MFA '09, has new items on her Etsy site, Tweetle Beetle Glass, specializing in Handmade Blown, Painted and Stained Glass.
At this year's Glass Art Society Conference in Louisville, KY, three alums won awards in an International Student Exhibition. Julia Rogers, BFA '08 (pictured left, below), received 2nd place, Hyunsung Cho, MFA '10 (pictured, right) received 3rd place, and Josh DeWall, BFA '07 (pictured below, right), received honorable mention. Current graduate student, Jing Li, (pictured below, center), received honorable mention. Watch Julia Rogers' video, Collective Conductivity, on YouTube to see the interactive aspects of her work.
Ben Cowden, MFA '07, is in a group show at 5 Claude Lane Gallery, San Francisco. Ben's cocktail mixer, the Corpse Reviver (pictured left) will be at the Shipyard on the East Bay, "making delicious and slightly dangerous drinks for the steampunk set and everyone else." In other news, the members of Applied Kinetic Arts were recently interviewed for Make Magazine's blog - read Ben's interview with Goli Mohammadi.
Melissa Wilkinson, MFA '06, will begin a tenure track teaching position at the University of Arkansas at Jonesboro in the fall. She has been a full time instructor of art at Mclennan Community College, Waco, TX, since 2007.
Diana Baumbach, MFA '07, was selected for a residency in Enschede, the Netherlands. She will be there in July and August, 2010. More information is available at http://www.areholland.com/ Diana will be keeping a blog during her time at AREHolland: www.dianainenschede.wordpress.com.
Pictured (right) is "Through the Periscope," work by Serena Perrone, BFA '03. The 4x6' piece is in the New Prints 2010/Summer: Heat!, the 36th presentation of the International Print Center New York's New Prints Program, in their Chelsea Gallery, July 13-Aug. 13. It is a woodcut on Okawara paper with watercolor, pen and ink and silverpoint, completed in 2010.
Kate Nelson, BS '98, had 2 pieces accepted into Red Heat Contemporary Work in Ceramics (juror Adrian Arleo) at University of Tulsa and was made full time at Southwest in Georgetown, TX , where she is a studio technician! Kate also recently was accepted into "Dining in III: An Artful Experience," at 18 Hands Gallery in Houston, TX.
JoAnna Johnson, MFA '96, will be relocating to the Austin, Texas area. She was recently featured in the Korean magazine Monthly Photography with a 14-page article and her image "Discovery" (right) was on the cover.
Akiva Kenny Segan, BA '77, is the creator of the Under the Wings of G-d Holocaust art series and Sight-seeing with Dignity contemporary human rights art series for children, youth and adult education. His Facebook page, gives an update of his teaching and lecture activities. To become a fan, check out the link above.
Nathan Sandberg, BFA '04, glass and ceramics, has been an instructor and technician in the Bullseye Glass Research & Education Department since 2005. He is offering a class, Textures in Kiln-Glass, June 21-25, at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.
The University Museum exhibits the work of Jan Thomas, MFA '92, glass, and Cameron Smith, from July 23-August 6 and August 24-Sept. 5, in "Fire, Light and Things You Haven't Seen: New Work by Jan Thomas and Cameron Smith." Thomas and Smith specialize in glass art, teach glassblowing and rent shop space for area artists at the Do U Glass Hot Shop in Murphysboro. A reception for the exhibition will be held from 4-7 p.m. on August 27.
Rachel Wright, MFA '97, glass, has a piece included in the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (Smithsonian Institution) in New York. Her work, a Maori Tattoo Shirt, is included in the National Design Triennial: "Why Design Now?"
The work is pictured left; also pictured (below) is Rachel with her work.
Siona Benjamin, MFA '89, has just completed a megillah commission (Esther scroll read during the festival of Purim) for a private art dealer in New York. She is able to offer limited edition prints of the scroll for sale which will be printed with archival inks. The edition will be signed and numbered by the artist. Please go to Siona's website where you can see the full scroll. Click on the stop and start button on the commissions page to scroll through the full megillah. For further questions please contact: email@example.com.
Kevin Veara, MFA '91, Painting, has work in a solo exhibition at the Illinois State Museum, Chicago Gallery, June 1-September 24, 2010. Focus 4 features the work of four Illinois artists, each with a separate solo exhibition. The reception is Friday, June 11, from 5-7 p.m.
Shawn Spooner, BFA '10, Metals, has been accepted into the MFA program at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa! Congratulations Shawn!
Joshua Nobiling, BFA '10, Painting, has been accepted into the MFA program at the University of Delaware beginning fall 2010. Congrats Josh!
Matt Haugh, MFA '07, has joined the Arts faculty at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School, a college prep school located in Carbondale, CO where he will be teaching Ceramics and Blacksmithing and contributing to the their Active and Residential programs.
Will Pergl, BFA '93, MFA Cornell University, exhibits his brightly painted animated structures in "Trivialities of Deportment," at the Kennedy Center States Gallery from June 6-20, 2010. Will is an Associate Professor at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
Joe Milosevich, MFA '76, exhibited his work in the two-person show, "Common Borders," a thematic exhibition of mixed media assemblages, at 33 Collective Gallery, Chicago, from April 16-May 7, 2010. Joe is an Assistant Professor and Art Gallery Director at Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL.
Bill Price, MFA '07, Metals, exhibits his New Avian Works from April 30-May 15, 2010, at the Robinson Gallery in Memphis, TN, with a reception April 30 from 6-9 p.m.
Sarah Shoot, BFA '00, Fibers, exhibits her mixed media work at Central Showcase at Realty Central, Murdale Shopping Center, Carbondale, IL, April 6-May 15, 2010. A "Meet the Artist" reception will be held Friday, April 23, from 4-6 p.m.
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