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Wed
Sep
21
The Wisconsin Triennial 2016, which will showcase the work of several talented UW-Madison faculty members with the School of Education’s Art Department, gets underway Sept. 23 with an opening reception at 6 p.m. at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. This year's exhibition, which runs through Jan. 8, will feature the work of 40 artists and artist-teams –- handpicked to show some of the innovation happening in art studios throughout the state. The 2016 Triennial will feature several site-specific sculptures and installations designed for spaces in the museum, as well as completed works transported to the museum from artists’ studios. Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and video are among the media represented.
Mon
Sep
19
Lynda Barry will be the featured speaker at the Campus Roundtable on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Barry is an assistant professor of interdisciplinary creativity with the School of Education’s Art Department, and a Discovery Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Barry's presentation is titled, “DrawBridge: Handwriting, Picture Making and Academic Inquiry.” It runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Union South.
Sun
Sep
18
During Fall 2016, UW-Madison’s School of Education will be participating in the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) survey. This program survey explores the lives of arts alumni nationwide. The School of Education arts departments represented in the survey will be Art, Dance, and Theatre and Drama. If you are an arts alumni from one of these departments, keep an eye on your email in early October for communication from SNAAP regarding the survey. Participants in the survey will have access to a site where they can see how their experience compares with those of other arts graduates from across North America.
Tue
Sep
13
UW-Madison’s Arts Institute recently welcomed print/dye artist, design specialist and community development advocate Meeta Mastani to campus as its Fall 2016 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence. For the last 25 years, Mastani has worked at the intersection of sustainable development, culture, craft, design, arts and retail, helping to generate livelihoods for marginalized individuals and communities. Her residency is co-sponsored by, among other units, the School of Education's Art Department.
Wed
Aug
24
With the start of the fall semester quickly approaching, UW-Madison’s School of Education is in the process of welcoming a talented cohort of new faculty members to campus for the upcoming academic year. In 2016-17, eight faculty members are set to join the highly ranked School of Education for the start of the fall semester. Faculty and staff from across the School are invited to meet the new faculty members -- and catch up with old friends -- during the annual Welcome Back Bash on Thursday, Sept. 1. The event, which is held in the Education Building’s North Plaza and includes UW’s own Babcock ice cream, runs from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Thu
Aug
18
NPR.org recently posted an article about Lynda Barry’s latest book, “The Greatest of Marlys.” This work reprints a collection of comics about the irrepressible Marlys Mullen, one of the stars of Barry's long-running "Ernie Pook's Comeek." Barry is an assistant professor of interdisciplinary creativity with the School of Education’s Art Department, and a Discovery Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.
Wed
Aug
17
Congratulations to ​UW-Madison alumna Alev Kelter for a solid showing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Kelter received her BFA from the School of Education's Art Department in 2015. Kelter and her teammates on the United States Women's Rugby Sevens team defeated France 19-5 to finish fifth at the Summer Games. A member of the Badgers' NCAA champion women's hockey team in 2011, Kelter ended the six-game Olympic tournament at Deodoro Stadium with a team-high five tries.
Thu
Jul
14
UW-Madison’s Lynda Barry – a cartoonist and assistant professor of interdisciplinary creativity with the School of Education’s Art Department – brought a heavy dose of creativity and her unique perspective on storytelling to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in April. Barry taught the employees how to communicate science with a creative touch.
Wed
Jul
06
John Baldacchino has been selected as director of the Arts Institute at UW-Madison. He comes to Madison from the University of Dundee in Scotland, where he held a professorial chair of arts education at the School of Education & Social Work. The Arts Institute, described as the voice of the arts at the university, supports and promotes a variety of programs and initiatives, both its own and those of partners. Working with numerous faculty and staff in a wide range of departments and fields, the institute generates conditions for bold thinking and groundbreaking creative work.
Fri
Jul
01
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The Summer 2016 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni, and features a cover story about the Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is celebrating 20 years of bridging campus and community.
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