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May 2017 Newsletter

Jacob Lawrence Gallery

Graduation exhibitions for bachelor's degree students continue in the Gallery. The remaining shows are:

Photomedia, through May 13

Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Honors + Juried, opening May 16 then through May 27

Design, June 7 through 17, public reception June 9

Another event at the Gallery worth noting:

Thursday, May 25, 5pm: lecture by Anita Chari titled "A Political Economy of the Senses"

Faculty + Student + Staff News

Two Photomedia MFA students — Clare Halpine and Alex Kang — are finalists for the Spring 2017 Art Walk Awards from CityArts in Seattle. Alum Jacob Foran (MFA 2010) is also nominated, and Jacob Lawrence Gallery Director Emily Zimmerman was one of the guest judges. Announcement of winners is at a May 11 event; RSVP required.

Photomedia Assistant Professor Aaron Flint Jamison has a show through June at Galerie Max Mayer in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Art History Associate Professor Sonal Khullar was recently interviewed for #AsiaNow, the blog of the Association for Asian Studies.

3D4M Associate Professor Doug Jeck has a solo show at Traver Gallery opening June 1 and running through July.

Visual Communication Design senior Peiran Tan has had two portfolios selected as staff picks on Fonts in Use.

Instructional Technician Sean O'Neill had an artwork selected for Young Glass 2017 at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark, which will be on view June 10 – October 29. He will attend a course at Pilchuck Glass School this summer on a full scholarship.

Alumni News

May 11 brings a fundraising sale of silkscreened posters to the Melrose Market Studios hosted by The Hello Poster Show. Design alums are involved: Stephen Bader (BDes 2014), Thomas Ham (BFA 2006), Alanna MacGowan (MFA 2010), and Benjamin K. Shown (MFA 2010).

Stephen Salel (MA 2006) gives a lecture titled "Preserving the Floating World" at Seattle Art Museum on May 23. Tickets available now. He is the Robert F. Lange Foundation Curator of Japanese Art at Honolulu Museum of Art. 

May is an unusual month for our alums at the Pioneer Square galleries in Seattle with eight solo shows by Dakota Gearhart (MFA 2013), Layne Kleinart (BFA 1992), Kathy Liao (BA 2006, BFA 2008), Katie Miller (BFA 2003), Hannah O’Gorman (MFA 2012), Alyson Shotz (MFA 1991), Polina Tereshina (BFA 2013), and Emily Wood (BA 1992).

Juliana Wisdom (BFA 2010) was selected by the Women's Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles as one of two artists to do research in the art collections at The Huntington during 2017. She will produce original work inspired by what she learns there.

Five alums are included in the 21st Juried Photography Exhibition at Photographic Center Northwest through June 11: John Barnard (MFA 1971), Peter Bill (MFA 2001), Laura Brodax (BFA 1976), Joe Freeman (MFA 2014), and David Oh (BFA 2010).

Yael Nov (BA/BFA 2012) and Serrah Russell (BFA 2009) were two of three Seattle-based artists in a show titled Future Potential of Dreams that just closed in Los Angeles.

Two alums — Tamar Benzikry (BA 2005) and Heather Christo (BA 2002) — recently participated in a panel of creative entrepreneurs co-hosted by our Student Voice Project and Undergraduate Women in Business.

Read the summary of April news about alums.

Social Media Notes

If you have missed the graduation exhibitions so far or want to relive the experience, here are two galleries: 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture and Painting + Drawing. A Photomedia album has been created; more photos will be added later this week.

Chicago-based artist, curator, and educator Edra Soto visited last month and worked with several Interdisciplinary Visual Arts classes. View project photos.


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