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Thu
Nov
03
The Australian edition of The Guardian earlier this week published an article examining the career and creativity of UW-Madison’s Lynda Barry, the award-winning author and cartoonist with the School of Education's Art Department. Last week, the associate professor was named UW-Madison’s first recipient of the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art. Barry and Matt Groening are in Sydney and will revisit their early work and discuss creativity together as part of the Graphic 2016 festival.
Mon
Oct
31
This year's Master of Fine Arts Open Studios event will take place on Nov. 14 and 15. The public will be able to get a behind-the-scenes look at UW-Madison MFA students' art studios. The artists will be available to meet those attending and discuss their artwork.
Thu
Oct
27
Associate Professor Lynda Barry, an award-winning author and cartoonist with the School of Education's Art Department, has been chosen as UW-Madison’s first recipient of the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art. Barry is perhaps best known as the author of the nationally syndicated “Ernie Pook’s Comeek,” but her career is legendary. Since joining the Art Department as a faculty member three years ago, Barry has been in residence at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, where she has created a number of groundbreaking, interdisciplinary outreach projects. Her research is recognized internationally and her teaching is a model of student-centered engagement.
Wed
Oct
26
Notable School of Education faculty members Faisal Abdu'Allah and Gloria Ladson-Billings will speak at the October Research Showcase, presented by the Wisconsin Union Directorate. The showcase runs from 7 to 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery - DeLuca Forum. The showcase is free. Abdu'Allah and Ladson-Billings will each deliver a 30-minute lecture, followed by a panel discussion.
Wed
Oct
26
The BIG TEN(T) project started in June 2016 in Chicago with a small works show and art trade between its members, UW–Madison alumni artists. In September, 60 artists were hosted by alumnus Peter Hopkins at ArtHelix Gallery in New York. The show featured new work by alumni artists spanning the last three decades, including painters, sculptors, printmakers and photographers. A significant portion of the work from the ArtHelix Gallery show is now presented in the UW–Madison School of Education Gallery in the Education Building. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the exhibit will be on view until December 16.
Mon
Oct
24
UW-Madison’s Felice Amato will be delivering the keynote talk at Kutztown University’s 78th annual Art Education Conference on Nov. 18. Amato is a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Education’s Art Department. This year’s conference theme is “Performing Stories,” and will focus on using narrative pedagogy while learning and teaching art. Amato works with puppets in her art to explore many different narrative themes such as motherhood, desire, love and loss.
Mon
Oct
17
UW-Madison's Meeta Mastani was featured in The Capital Times for a report about her textile artwork, teaching and work in India. UW-Madison’s Arts Institute welcomed Mastani – a print/dye artist, design specialist and community development advocate – to campus as its Fall 2016 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence. Mastani's residency is sponsored by the UW-Madison Arts Institute and is hosted by the Department of Art History, with Professor Henry Drewal as lead faculty. Her residency is co-sponsored by, among other units, the School of Education’s Art Department.
Sun
Oct
16
Peter Krsko, the spring 2017 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, will visit the UW-Madison campus on Thursday, Oct. 20 for "Art and Technology Inspired by Nature," a free Wisconsin Science Festival event. Krsko's residency is being co-sponsored in part by the School of Education's Art Department. ​At the Oct. 20 workshop, which runs from 3 to 4 p.m. in room L140 of the Elvehjem Building, attendees will explore how nature inspires new advanced technologies and engaging works of art.
Mon
Oct
03
UW-Madison's Arts Institute has put out its 2017 Awards in the Creative Arts Call for Applications and Nominations. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Mon
Sep
26
Badger Bridge, a networking site for UW-Madison alumni, is now live. Use it to build connections with classmates and other Badgers.
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