Upcoming Events

Monday, October 16, 2017

Kind of About Michigan

Kind of About Michigan
  • September 22, 2017 6:00 PM To October 20, 2017 5:00 PM

Studio Art MFA candidates Marta Lee and Anika Steppe show new paintings and photography made in response to a shared summer road trip to Michigan.

Admission: N/A

Visual Arts Center

BurlsHoovesandShells on a Pedestal of Conglomerates

BurlsHoovesandShells on a Pedestal of Conglomerates
  • September 22, 2017 6:00 PM To December 9, 2017 5:00 PM

In a site-specific installation commissioned by the Visual Arts Center, Larry Bamburg, the Fall 2017 Artist-in-Residence, pursues a process of making that is determined by an arbitrary set of rules to build a structure as tall as possible using a collection of like materials: burls, hooves and shells.

Admission: N/A

Visual Arts Center

Fool's Romance / Books from Aeromoto

Fool's Romance / Books from Aeromoto
  • September 22, 2017 6:00 PM To December 9, 2017 5:00 PM

This exhibition presents over 300 artists' books from Mexico City-based non-profit art library Aeromoto in a setting made conducive to perusal and discovery by greenery, couches, and hammocks.

Admission: N/A

Visual Arts Center

American Dream

American Dream
  • September 22, 2017 6:00 PM To October 20, 2017 5:00 PM

This exhibition presents work made during a recent course taught by The New Barbizon group, a collective of Russian-born, Israeli-based artists who have returned to the tradition of 'plein air' painting.

Admission: N/A

Visual Arts Center

Type Hike

Type Hike
  • October 5, 2017 5:00 PM To January 27, 2018 7:00 PM

The Courtyard Gallery presents an exhibition of posters designed by Type Hike: a collaborative nonprofit design project that supports the outdoors through typography.

Admission: N/A

Courtyard Gallery

Sacred Ground / Tierra Sagrada: Art Education & Cultural Exchange in Antigua, Guatemala

Sacred Ground / Tierra Sagrada: Art Education & Cultural Exchange in Antigua, Guatemala
  • October 10, 2017 12:00 AM To October 20, 2017 12:00 AM

In April 2017, a group of faculty and students from UT’s graduate program in Art Education traveled to Antigua, Guatemala to participate in the largest Holy Week celebration in the Western Hemisphere. With the exhibition Sacred Ground / Tierra Sagrada, the group revisits the process of designing and creating an alfombra, a colorful carpet of dyed sawdust and organic materials intended to provide a holy ground for the city’s impressive religious processions to walk upon during Holy Week. Examining themes of ephemerality, multisensory experience, and cross-cultural exchange, this exhibition highlights the value of multicultural engagement to the field of art education.

Admission: N/A

Visual Arts Center

College of Fine Arts Information Session

  • October 16, 2017 1:00 PM Past

The College of Fine Arts Information Session and Tour provides a presentation overview of degree programs within Butler School of Music, the School for Design and Creative Technologies, Department of Theatre and Dance, and Department of Art and Art History. Sessions also provide an introduction to the College's audition and portfolio requirements for admission. Following the presentation, a tour is given by the respective departments.

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GAPP Visiting Artist Lecture: Lauren Pakradooni

GAPP Visiting Artist Lecture: Lauren Pakradooni
  • October 16, 2017 3:30 PM Past

Lauren Pakradooni’s studio practice is a conversation between sculpture and print media, in which she uses traditional printmaking techniques such as; etching, monotype, and silkscreen for unconventional and direct processes. Informed by the built environment, her work includes elements of architecture as well as historical references to design, creating imagery that is conversely recognizable and abstract. Her objects extend the two-dimensional format of printmaking into dimensional forms that mirror or respond to shifting observations of physical space. These sculptural forms are surfaced with silkscreen prints of photo-based and handmade patterns, often referencing materials from an urban environment, including stucco, brick, and layers of paint. The sculptures are often incorporated into the process of making etchings and monotypes, working from the forms as models and maquette in the process of making prints. Lauren’s work is deeply invested in the visual vocabulary and history of printmaking and its processes, with themes of reflection, mirroring, repetition, making itself apparent in the graphic language of her work. 

Lauren Pakradooni is a Philadelphia-based artist and educator. She received a BA from Hampshire College and a MFA in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design. Pakradooni is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Hampshire College, where she teaches drawing, sculpture, and printmaking. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies by the Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar, The Wassaic Project, Women’s Studio Workshop, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and AS220. She is an active member of Second State Press in Philadelphia, PA.

Admission: N/A

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