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Alumni News – April 2018

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Submitted on April 2, 2018 - 2:10pm

This is a listing of alumni news as posted to our social media outlets during the month of April 2018. Most news like this goes onto our Twitter feed; you can receive it in real-time by following us there.

Join Collin Bampton (BFA 2016) at 6pm on Thu, 4/5, for his artist talk at the Pilchuck Seattle Exhibition Space

Jodi Waltier (BFA 1986) has an April exhibition at Shift Gallery opening on #FirstThursday then an artist talk there on 4/14:

Make this part of your #FirstThursday "Afterimage: An Artist's Exploration of the Migration Crisis" which is Mary Ann Peters (MFA 1977) in conversation with Gary Faigin @THSEA @gageacademy

Alfredo Arreguin (BA 1967, MFA 1969) opens his 10th solo exhibition at Linda Hodges Gallery: #FirstThursday

Prof Doug Jeck & Tanya Batura (BFA 1998) have work in "From Funk to Punk: Left Coast Ceramics" @EversonMuseum through April 15; they share the space w/ former faculty Kottler, Takamori, Sperry, and Warashina

#WeekendSuggestion Holly Ballard Martz (BFA 1988) opens "State of the Union" at The Art Project on Bainbridge Island on 4/6 plus gives an artist talk on 4/7 +

#WeekendReading 1: George Rodriguez (MFA 2009) & his exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art are the cover story for the April 4 @RealChangeNews

#WeekendReading 2: Have you seen what Victoria Haven (BFA 1989) is doing from her studio in South Lake Union? @Crosscut

Did you see the @4Culture 2018–2019 schedule? We have 2 faculty members & 5 alums — Katherine Groesbeck (MFA 2015), Ruth Kazmerzak (BFA 2016), Kristine Ramirez (MFA 2004), Barbara Robertson (MFA 1979), and Seth Sexton (BFA 2004) — on the list:

Artist and Shaun Roberts (MFA 2012) will give a talk about his work on Thursday (4/12) at 5:45pm

Shaun Roberts (MFA 2012) is also one of two alums with solo exhibitions @AMSETx in Beaumont, TX, thru June 3: Roberts shows "Rebels and Renegades" & Anthony Sonnenberg (MFA 2012) shows "Still Stage, Set Life"

Read the profile of Design Fanny Luor (BDes 2013) who is now an illustrator @Dropbox @UWalum

Jonathan Happ (MFA 2014) has an exhibition of oil paintings at Childhood's End Gallery in Olympia through April 22:

Check out this video of a lecture given by Anna Mlasowsky (MFA 2016) @corningmuseum in February

#WeekendSuggestion 1: Georgetown Art Attack on Saturday evening; includes closing reception for installation by Katy Stone (MFA 1994) at Oxbow

#WeekendSuggestion 2: Also at Georgetown Art Attack is "softcore" organized by FOUND Space but taking place at Prairie Underground, it includes work by Lauren Fejarang (BA 2009)

#WeekendSuggestion 3: visit @MuseumofGlass hot shop to see Timea Tihanyi (MFA 2003 + Senior Lecturer) at work; she'll be giving a talk at 3pm on Sunday (4/15)

Watch this @SeattleChannel video about Nathan Vass (BFA 2009), who is a @kcmetrobus driver and artist:

ICYMI read this article about the multi-gallery exhibition of Michael Spafford's work by Gayle Clemans (MA 2001, PhD 2011) @seattletimes

A new @facebook building in Seattle contains artwork by more AiR participants, including Mary Iverson (BA 1989, MFA 2002) & Ellen Lesperance (BFA 1995): @City_Arts

Are you in the DC area or are you a Burner? Be sure to see No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man at Renwick Gallery, curated by Nora Atkinson (BFA 2002) Can't go? Read @SmithsonianMag article

The Best Day of My Life So Far is a non-profit for intergenerational engagement started by @UWalum Benita Cooper (BA 2000) in Philadelphia; they have a program in Seattle @bestdaysofar @DiscoverSHAG

Looking forward to this! Staff member & alum Kim Van Someren (MFA 2004) will be showing her work @bridge_pro in the autumn

OMA&D @UW is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Prof Kristine Matthews (BFA Design 1990), her Studio Matthews, and students in DESIGN 467 developed the design for an exhibition that opens @uwlibraries in May: @VPOMAD

It's great to see new work by Evan Blackwell (MFA 2008)! On view through April 28:
@MadArtSeattle: Congratulations to MadArt artist Evan Blackwell on being featured in the new exhibition "Debris" at Gallery-One in Ellensburg!

ICYMI, the Strange Coupling pairs were announced late in March — includes alums Hongzhe (Benji) Liang (BFA 2015), Coley Mixan (MFA 2015), and Mary Ann Peters (MFA 1977); we'll be adding details about the spring exhibition once they're announced

Are you in New Mexico? Catch the end of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Exhibition by Julie Alpert (MFA 2008)

George Rodriguez (MFA 2009) gives a lecture about his work at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art on May 6; get your tickets now!

ICYMI: Yoko Ott (BFA 1999) was announced in @Artforum as the new executive director of @YaleUnion; congratulations!

Prof Kristine Matthews (BFA Design 1990) & her Studio Matthews created the exhibition design for Understory (the visitor center) at Amazon Spheres; read this @SEGD article + check out the studio's website