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Recent News

School of Art Alumnus, Serge J-F. Levy received “Special Recognition”

Serge J-F. Levy was a finalist and has been awarded “Special Recognition” from the jury of the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize out of Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. The prize is awarded to a photographer and writer working in collaboration on a documentary project. Levy submitted his two-volume book “The Fire in the Freezer”, his MFA thesis project from May 2015, as a single author of both mediums.

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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

2015-2016 VASE Lecture Series

Venue Center for Creative Photography

September 17, 2015 - April 14, 2016

2015-2016 VASE Lecture Series event image SHIFTING/GROUND: VISUAL ART IN THE AGE OF GLOBAL TRANSITION | In the second year of this series, internationally recognized artists and scholars will address contemporary social and political issues within the richness of aesthetic experience. Speakers will demonstrate how art practice and scholarship can produce critical awareness in an age fraught with challenges such as the destabilization of international economic markets, widespread social uprising, and increased competition for natural resources.

Chris Dacre, What Lies Beneath Lies

Venue Joseph Gross Gallery

November 12, 2015 - January 13, 2016

Chris Dacre, What Lies Beneath Lies event image In What Lies Beneath Lies, Chris Dacre re-imagines Emanuel Leutze painting Washington Crossing the Delaware by transforming the gallery into an almost stagelike environment. Leutze’s painting intended to emphasize Washington as a brave and heroic leader standing in the hull of a boat that would of been too small and unstable for such an act. Dacre uses this point of reference as a reflection on repeated and false histories, where altering actual events aids to fit the paradigms taught in American History courses. Dacre’s creatures wear uniforms from soldiers that served in Iraq and Afghanistan, their heads sewn from recycled civilian clothing while carrying wooden toy guns. The creatures bring to life the altered and edited accounts permeating our American patriotism.

Rui Qi, Scenes From China

Venue Lionel Rombach Gallery

December 8, 2015 - December 16, 2015

Rui Qi, Scenes From China event image In this exhibition Rui Qi will present you with scenes of food culture from different regions of China. She has documented the eating traditions during her last trip to China, which investigates the daily eating habits across northern China, central eastern China, and down through Southern China. Qi’s work is an insight into the different culinary styles and attitudes of Chinese people towards food. The images and art are presented as a selection from Qi’s recently published cookbook of traditional Chinese cuisine.