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Tue
Apr
26
The School of Education's Dance Department has made a selection of art from the private collection of dance pioneer Margaret N. H’Doubler and her husband Wayne L. Claxton available for viewing at the School of Education Gallery, 1000 Bascom Mall from April 18-May 31, 2016. This collection was given as a gift to the department from the estate of Margaret H'Doubler. The gallery is open to the public daily, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m-5:00 pm.
Mon
Apr
25
UW-Madison’s Pete Bouchard and J. Leigh Garcia are collaborating with the Wisconsin Water Library to create an event combining science and art to raise awareness on the effects of plastics in the aquatic environment. Loyola University Chicago biology professor and plastics researcher Tim Hoellein will talk about his research on what effect plastics might be having on water during a lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 29. The lecture will be held in room B62 of Goodnight Hall, 1975 Willow Dr. Bouchard and Leigh will then talk about their collaborative project, "The Poly Pledge."
Fri
Apr
22
UW-Madison alumnus Jeff Stern was recently featured in a Wisconsin State Journal article that highlighted his current solo exhibition at Ancora Coffee, 112 King St. Stern earned his bachelor’s degree in art education from the School of Education’s Art Department. Stern has had a solo exhibition at Ancora Coffee almost annually for the past seven years. This year’s display, which runs through April 30, features some of Stern’s oil paintings.
Thu
Apr
21
Amy Franceschini’s class may be unconventional at times — other activities have included students kneading dough between their toes and singing sea chanteys — but it’s teaching important lessons about social change and uncertainty. “I wouldn’t say it’s a class, I’d say it’s more like you’re inside of an art project,” explains Franceschini, the Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence for the spring 2016 semester.
Wed
Apr
20
The work of UW-Madison's Helen Lee is featured in “Writing Lightly,” an exhibition which focuses on the visualization and interpretation of language through the use of neon and light. Lee is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Art Department and heads the university’s Glass Lab. “Writing Lightly” runs through May 7 in the historic Texaco building in the NEON District in Norfolk, Va., features the work of 13 artists.
Wed
Apr
20
UW-Madison's Felice Amato recently published an essay titled, "The Puppet as Material Allegory" in the 2016 Spring/Summer issue of Puppetry International, the journal of the North American center of the Union Internationale de la Marionnette. Amato is currently a doctoral student in the School of Education's Art Department.
Sat
Apr
16
Faculty and staff from across UW-Madison’s School of Education gathered at the Art Lofts on Wednesday, April 6, to share updates and highlight faculty collaborations through the School's Replicable Instructional Technology Infusion (RITI) grant program. The group highlighted progress with innovation across disciplines supported by RITI funds, as well as new School collaborations that have emerged.
Mon
Apr
11
UW-Madison's Jay Katelansky is the winner of the 2016 Chazen Museum Prize for an Outstanding MFA Student. Katelansky is a third-year MFA student in the School of Education’s Art Department. She is from Piscataway, N.J., and received her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia.
Fri
Apr
08
The School of Education recently launched a new Summer Term website -- summer.education.wisc.edu -- to help students more easily discover all that our highly ranked School has to offer. In all, the School's Summer Term website highlights more than 150 unique courses focused around the arts, education and health. Make sure and check out this information today, as enrollment for Summer Term is already underway.
Mon
Mar
28
UW-Madison student Dakota Mace’s project was recently released in the International Writing Program’s (IWP) "Narrative Witness: Indigenous Peoples, Australia-United States" online publication as a featured article. She is currently ​a third-year MFA candidate with the School of Education's Art Department, focusing on developing a complex series of works that employs photography, text, and the usage of archives as an art form.
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