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ID Professor, Jackson Boelts’ work featured in ARTillery Exhibition at Mesa Museum of Art

ARTillery Exhibition, Mesa Museum of Art | April 24 - August 16, 2015 | Since the inception of our great country, firearms and weapons in general have become an influential part of American society. This fascination remains prevalent in our current culture and is reflected in movies, news, politics, government policies and even childhood memories (Who can say they have never used a squirt gun growing up?). This exhibition examines the appearance and meaning of weaponry in contemporary art by today's leading artists. Curator: Annie Adjchavanich

Read More The Art and Science of the Environment

"Marking Time to a Changing Climate," is now on display at the UA's Bryant Bannister Tree-Ring Building, home of the Laboratory for Tree-Ring Research. UA School of Art professor Ellen McMahon and David Breshears, a professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, organized an exhibition to encourage imagination, questioning and discovery around scientific matters. Read more at

MFA Students Thomas Saffle, Kejun Li and Jesse Chehak exhibited and presented their work to a standing room only crowd at the April 8th Artist Talk.

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Selena Valencia, First Annual Orvieto Prize awardee!

Selena Valencia, sophomore at the University of Arizona and a double major in Art History and Creative Writing, is the winner of the first annual Orvieto Prize, awarded by the Art History Division. The award is sponsored by a fund in the name of Stephanie Schaffer, a former student in Art History in the School of Art, which supports undergraduate research in Art History.

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Book Art Collective meeting first Wednesdays at 5:30pm

The Book Art Collective, an ASUA club, will be meeting the 1st Wednesday of every month @ 5:30 pm. Please come if you are interested in Artist’s Books, making books, and anything related to the book. The meetings will be at the Book Art and Letterpress Lab, 1035 Mabel. Just two blocks north of Speedway between Park and Freemont. (Entrance is on the backside of the building.)

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Upcoming Events

Fireweather: The Dark Forest of Crystal Burn

Venue Joseph Gross Gallery

May 29, 2015 - August 31, 2015

Fireweather: The Dark Forest of Crystal Burn event image Fireweather is a collaborative installation by husband and wife team, Roy Wasson Valle and Koryn Woodward Wasson along with their good friend Jaime Chandler. The artists will be creating their inter-dimensional portal to join our world with the Land of Crystal Burn. Fireweather is an exploration of both wonder and temporal permanence, constructing a visible reminder that everything that has ever been or will ever be is present, it just happens to be at a different time. This exhibition is a continuation of Camp Dreamtree, commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art for the Scottsdale Civic Center Public Library, summer of 2014.