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Recent News

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

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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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Professor Reid published in Muséologies, Visual Arts Research and presented at Pedagogy conference

Dr. Natasha S. Reid, Assistant Professor in AVCE, was the guest co-editor for a special issue of Muséologies; published “Getting there: Exploring Art Museum Educators’ Paths to the Profession” in the Winter 2014 issue of Visual Arts Research; and presented “Multicultural Art Education in Contemporary Art Museums: Museum Educators of Color Reflect on their Professional Experiences“ at the 2014 Curriculum and Pedagogy conference in New Orleans, Louisiana in November. Read more about some of her 2014 work by clicking below.

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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.)

Please join us!

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MFA Alumna Clare Benson 2014-15 Fulbright Scholar

Art MFA alumna, Clare Benson, has been selected for a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Sweden. She will join over 100,000 Fulbright U.S. Student Program alumni who have undertaken grants since the program began in 1948.  Congratulations, Clare!

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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.

Isabella Colaianni, asleep and awake

Venue Lionel Rombach Gallery

May 12, 2015 - June 4, 2015

Isabella Colaianni, asleep and awake event image Reception: Tuesday, May 12th, 3-4:30pm | Isabella Colaianni explores the sense of distance from one's own mind and body during transformation in her first solo exhibition, asleep and awake. The installation is a reactionary body of work to a time of transition in life. People can often experience dissociation within themselves during such a period of great change.

The Itinerant Printer comes to Tucson!

Venue Book Art & Letterpress Lab

May 28, 2015

The Itinerant Printer comes to Tucson! event image We are excited to have Chris the Intinerant printer in Tucson! Talk followed by reception. Hope you can come! (Thur, May 28 from 4-6pm, 1035 E Mabel)