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Alumni News – October 2017

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Submitted on October 8, 2017 - 6:41pm

This is a listing of alumni news as posted to our social media outlets during the month of October 2017. Most news like this goes onto our Twitter feed; you can receive it in real-time by following us there.

Mystical Orchid + Mac at Hedreen Gallery thru mid-Oct is by alums Jueqian Fang (BFA 2014) & Brit Ruggirello (BFA 2015); read @City_Arts

Happening Fri night (10/6) in Zanesville, Ohio, at PSZ Clay Center is Schoolworks with Prof Doug Jeck, alums Shauna Fahley (BFA 2017) & Joe Freeman Jr (MFA 2014), and others

Cicelia Ross-Gotta (MFA 2017) shows I Love You Are You Okay @ Gramma Poetry in Oct/Nov; reception #FirstThursday

#FirstThursday see work by Marvin Oliver (MFA 1973) in group show of NW Coast art in glass at Stonington Gallery

Opening tonight @CoCASeattle  is CoCA Legacy including Prof Jeck, Prof Emeritus Spafford & alums — Chuck Close (BA 1962), Claudia Fitch (BFA 1975), Victoria Haven (BFA 1989), Mary Ann Peters (MFA 1977), Roger Shimomura (BA 1961) — #FirstThursday

Undine Brod (BA/BFA 1998) has work in Inherent Terrain opening tomorrow @EutecticGallery in Portland

Join alum + staff member Kim Van Someren (MFA 2004) on Saturday, 10/14, 6-9pm, for a reception at her 2-person exhibition titled Adjunct

Jonathan Happ (MFA 2014) opens Illuminations @CloudGallerySea for #CapitolHillArtWalk on Thu, 10/12

Keegan Hall (BA 2003) has teamed up with 7 #Seahawks to auction an artwork and raise funds for a child with cancer:

We're sad to report the passing of Ron Ho (MAT 1967), a renowned jewelry artist, @UWalum, and supporter of School students

#WeekendSuggestion See Pilchuck EAiRs 2016 @SchackArtCenter; includes Julia Chamberlain (BFA 2015)

Opening Thu, 10/19, at SAM Gallery is Darks and Lights, which includes alum Nick Brown (BFA 1990) @iheartSAM

Another 10/19 event, this one a conversation between Zack Bent (MFA 2008) & Erin Elyse Burns (MFA 2009) @PhotoNorthwest

Liz Wong (BFA 1997), @UWalum & @UW staff, has book chosen for @Jumpstartkids #ReadfortheRecord & WA Book Award Finalist
@CyrusWebb: #Author & #Illustrator @lizwongart talks #Quackers, #ReadfortheRecord on #ConversationsLIVE

Rodrigo Valenzuela (MFA 2012) gives lecture starting at 7:30pm tomorrow (10/19) & you can watch live at link below
@hammer_museum: Next Thursday, artist and @UCLAarts professor Rodrigo Valenzuela gives a lecture on his work:

Arely Morales (MFA 2017) featured in @ColumnsMag + she won HUB Director's Art Prize
@ColumnsMag: .@uwsoa grad Arely Morales came to the @UW with something to say and left saying more.

Devon Midori Hale (BFA 2009) is one of the artists telling the story of Yesler Terrace @SOILArtGallery this month

#WeekendSuggestion A Situation of Meat @disjectaPDX includes 2 alums, Mel Carter (BFA 2014) & Dakota Gearhart (MFA 2013); thru 10/29

Victoria Jang (BFA 2010) is among the new faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art
@artandeducation: Maryland Institute College of Art welcomes twenty new faculty and staff members for Fall 2017. @mica

Congrats to Noah Simblist (MFA 1999) and @VCUarts
@artandeducation: Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts has named Noah Simblist Chair of Painting + Printmaking @VCUarts

Tomorrow night (Thu, 10/26) learn about Mercedes design from @UWalum Chris Rhoades (BFA Design 1984)

Victoria Haven (BA/BFA 1989) has work in Angle, Pitch at Outside in North Adams, MA, thru Oct 30:

Volume 3 of Latitude 47 from @PhotoNorthwest features three alums: Zack Bent (MFA 2008), Erin Elyse Burns (MFA 2009), and Joe Freeman Jr (MFA 2014):

Anne Traver (BFA Design 1976) — @UWalum, designer, School supporter — is also a potter; who knew?

Through Nov 4 @bridge_pro  is a group show with alums Julie Alpert (MFA 2008), Emily Gherard (MFA 2004) & Dave Kennedy (MFA 2013)

2 painting exhibitions @univpugetsound involve faculty & 7 alums plus there is conference Nov 3-4

Shay (Shaghayegh) Ghassemian (MDes 2015) will be a guest speaker at @IASDR2017 this week