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Thu
Jan
26
UW-Madison’s Lynda Barry was recently featured in a Washington Post article that garnered advice from great creative thinkers ​for the rising generation of female artists. Leading up to the Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington, The Post’s Comic Riffs “asked eight great creative minds what advice they might have for the rising generation of young female artists, storytellers and other creatives in a world that can still present them with unique obstacles. What guidance might they offer gleaned from their own experience?” Barry shared some words of wisdom.
Wed
Jan
25
The work of several faculty members with UW-Madison's Art Department will be featured in upcoming art exhibits at Edgewood College from Jan. 26 through Feb 26. There is an opening reception scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Edgewood College Gallery, located in The Stream, 1000 Edgewood College Dr. , Madison, 53711.
Wed
Jan
25
The Spring 2017 Artist in Residence is Peter Krsko, whose residency is presented by the UW-Madison Arts Institute. Krsko is a bio-inspired artist whose approach combines science and art; participatory, interactive and community arts; and play with hands-on education. He creates collaborative and community public art, such as sculptures and murals, inspired by biological concepts of diversity, differentiation, participation and co-ownership.
Mon
Jan
16
UW-Madison alumnus Travis Graves recently received an Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Johnson City Press reports. Graves earned his Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the School of Education’s Art Department in 2003. Today he is an associate professor of sculpture with East Tennessee State University’s (ETSU) Department of Art and Design.
Mon
Jan
09
In recent years, The Capital Times newspaper has asked Madisonians to share “bright ideas” they have for the upcoming year. And among the people being featured by the Cap Times in 2017 is UW-Madison’s Meg Mitchell. The faculty member with the School of Education's Art Department will be assembling a hoppy art installation on the rooftop of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
Mon
Jan
02
Madison365.com recently put the spotlight on an innovative art program that’s designed to provide a creative space for at-risk or court-involved youth. Among those helping out with the "Making Justice" program, Madison365.com reports, is Faisal Abdu’Allah and Carlos Gacharná. Abdu’Allah is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Art Department, while Gacharná is a recent UW-Madison graduate who majored in art.
Wed
Dec
21
The Capital Times recently featured the work of UW-Madison's Laurie Beth Clark in an article called, "Inspiration, creativity and justice mingle at MMoCA's Art + Food event." The project provided people with onions to chop, potatoes to mash, and 1,000 baked and hand-decorated sugar cookies; a collaboration between the worlds of food and art. In a similar collaboration, Clark organized a one-day artists' pop-up event in which people could throw 150 pounds of tomatoes at the wall to express rage.
Mon
Dec
19
UW-Madison's Arts Institute provides research support to faculty, staff and students in the arts. Each spring, the Arts Institute recognizes achievements and professional service, along with supporting future creative endeavors and research. The Arts Institute recently announced its 2017 Awards in the Creative Arts, and six ​people from across the School of Education were among those being recognized: Lindsay Lewis from the Dance Department, and T.L Solien, Lisa Grainick, Aristotle Georgiades, Allison Roberts and John Hallet from the Art Department.
Sun
Dec
18
UW-Madison's School of Education celebrated with its newest class of graduates by hosting its annual Pre-Commencement Breakfast Celebration on Sunday morning, Dec. 18, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Before heading over to the Kohl Center to walk across the stage at the university’s Winter 2016 Commencement ceremony, students from the School of Education enjoyed breakfast, hung out with family and friends, and mingled with faculty and staff. Photo galleries of the big day are posted to the School of Education’s Facebook Page.
Fri
Dec
16
Alumna Lou Ella Burmeister, a highly regarded professor emeritus of education at the University of Texas at El Paso, recently made a major commitment to UW-Madison’s School of Education in the form of a significant planned gift. This remarkable donation will create four new endowment funds backing initiatives that are both important to the School of Education and that support projects near and dear to Burmeister.
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