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January 2017 Newsletter

Utopia Neighborhood Club – continued

Currently showing in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery is A Student Response. Exhibited work changes regularly, and a variety of performances and interactive events have already begun. Watch the calendar or check this page for the growing list.

Two exhibits open in the Gallery on January 31:

A Student Response Part II — The Jake Legacy Residency

Jacob Lawrence, Printmaker

Both will have associated events, and each complements the Seattle-area celebration of the 100th anniversary of Jacob Lawrence's birth. The exhibition of his Migration Series at Seattle Art Museum is one of these events.

Faculty News

Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Senior Lecturer Timea Tihanyi is currently collaborating on a project named Axiomatic. She also recently learned that she has won a 2017 4Culture Tech-Specific grant.

Photomedia Professor Ellen Garvens has a solo exhibition at Prographica/KDR through February 25.

Painting + Drawing Professor David Brody was profiled in the December issue of Columns magazine.

Visual Communication Design Professor Karen Cheng and her colleague Associate Professor Kristine Matthews continue to receive notice for their Garbology project and campus wayfinding work.

Kristine Matthews has also been selected as a member of the 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards Jury.

We welcome Michael Smith as a Division of Design faculty member and the new director of the Master’s in Human Computer Interaction + Design (MHCI+D).

Alumni News

The College of Arts & Sciences published a read-worthy profile of donors and alums Allan and Mary Kollar in their December newsletter.

Rodrigo Valenzuela (MFA 2012) had an autumn exhibition in Vienna then in mid-December he was announced as the winner of an Art Matters grant.

Read the summary of December news about alums.

Social Media Notes

Artist, designer, Henry Art Gallery intern, and Division of Design student Rachel Kettler is on her last day of a School Instagram takeover. Check out her posts to glimpse a day-in-the-life of a busy designer and be sure to follow our account if you haven't already.


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