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Recent News

April Showers: new exhibition at the Desai|Matta Gallery

Professor of Photography, Sama Alshaibi and sculpture alumni, Michael Fadel, are exhibiting a selection of works at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco for the Cumulus series. This series focuses on the environment through the lens of water, engaging water as metaphor, site of cultural practice, and locus of spiritual belief.

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ArtWorks at the University of Arizona Museum of Art: “Through Our Eyes”

March 18 – May 8, 2016 | RECEPTION: Friday, March 18, 1–3 p.m.

The University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA) recently dedicated a gallery space to the UA community programs and partners. Twenty-four Sonoran UCEDD ArtWorks artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities are invited to exhibit their art pieces, March 18 – May 8, 2016. To inspire unique artistic expressions for their original art pieces, ArtWorks artists visited the UAMA; unlike a conventional museum educational tour, these UAMA visits were individually tailored to the artists' own interests. Please stop by.

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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.)

Please join us!

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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.

2016 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Venue University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA)

April 16, 2016 - May 13, 2016

2016 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition event image Reception: April 21 5-6:30PM | The School of Art, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is presented annually during the last semester of a graduate student's process to complete the Master of Fine Arts Studio Degree. In lieu of a written thesis, the student must present a fully developed body of work to the public in the form of an exhibition. During the last year of their coursework, graduate students work closely with faculty to develop original art of which the character and reach of works being presented is determined by the graduate. This required component is the culmination of a three-year degree program to pass and receive their Master of Fine Arts degree.

Experimentum: A Print Collection

Venue Lionel Rombach Gallery

April 26, 2016 - May 5, 2016

Experimentum: A Print Collection event image Reception: April 27th, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Experimentum is an experimental print collection created by UA advanced printmakers through a variety of different print mediums including relief, intaglio, monoprinting, and more. Originally developed and used to efficiently create patterns, editions, and reproductions, printmaking processes traditionally require printmakers to be strict and consistent in technique. However, when explored and experimented with, the diverse family of printmaking techniques provides artists with an incredibly wide breadth of options for creating imagery, including many that are not possible in other artistic mediums. The artists in Experimentum are creating original imagery and artworks by individually exploring, embracing, and utilizing the complexity and beauty of print media.