UT Print Club Hosts Tracy Templeton


The UT Print Club is hosting Tracy Templeton, a faculty member from Indiana University for a public lecture on Thursday October 30, 7:30pm, in AA109.  Templeton’s work has been shown in Canada, the United States, Mexico, England, France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Poland, Russia, Japan and Korea. She has received several awards including Honorary Mention at the Seoul Print Biennial, Third Place in the Great Canadian Printmaking Competition, and several purchase prizes. Specializing in photographic etching, she has lectured extensively on the technique at Anchor Graphics, Chicago; Black Hills State University, South Dakota; and Lane Community College in Oregon, among others. Templeton’s own work refers heavily to journey, migration, and overall transformation.  During her visit she will work with students on a print that combines photo-intaglio, digital methods and monoprinting.  Website <http://tracytempleton.org&gt;

Fall 2014 Artist-in-Residence: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung


Molly Zuckerman-Hartung (Fall 2014 Artist-in-Residence)
Artist Talk Thursday Oct 23
room 109  AA

Born in 1975 in Los Gatos, California, Zuckerman-Hartung grew up in Olympia, Washington, for the past ten years, lived and worked in Chicago, Illinois. She received in BA in French from The Evergreen State College in 1998, and her MFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. She has had solo and two person shows in Karlsruhe Germany, Milan, Italy, NYC, and Chicago, and had a large painting in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. She is the Co-Founder of Julius Caesar, an artist-run exhibition space in Chicago. Her many writings and publications include; Do It Clean, a catalog essay for Michelle Grabner’s“I Work From Home” at MOCA Cleveland; What is the Current that Presents a Long Line; Figure/Ground, a Possible Projects Publication; Notes on Susan Sontag, published by Waymade Press.www.mollyzuckermanhartung.com

About the Artist-in-Residence in Painting & Drawing at UTK

The Artist-in-Residence Program was initiated in 1982. Each semester an invited resident artist teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses in the painting and drawing curriculum. The AIR program has been highly successful in making a direct connection to the marketplace of ideas that surrounds art centers such as New York City, Chicago, and LA. The artists we bring to campus represent a spectrum of current sensibilities in painting and drawing holding sway in the art world today.

The AIR is integral to the core of the graduate student and undergraduate student experience, and adds significantly to the vitality and vibrancy of the dialectic engaged by the various faculty and students of the School of Art.


for more information contact Assoc. Prof. Jered Sprecher at jspreche@utk.edu or 865.974.9396


This event is free and open to the public.

Ceramics MFA Candidate to Participate in Forum


Kevin Kao, MFA candidate in Ceramics, has been invited to participate in the 6th Annual Grand Valley State University Ceramics Forum, taking place in October at Grand Valley State University, Allendale MI. One of eight invited guests, Kevin and his colleagues will conduct student critiques and deliver public talks about their work. In addition to the University of Tennessee, the schools represented include: New York State College of Ceramics, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Kent State University and the School of the Art Institute Chicago.

VADSCO Presents: Ingrid Kopp and Dewitt Godfrey


Ingrid Kopp
Sept. 30 • 7:30 • Hodges Library Auditorium

An innovator in interactive storytelling and maker culture, Ingrid Kopp is Director of Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute where she oversees the TFI New Media Fund. Co-sponsored by UT Libraries and the School of Art VADSCO committee.


Dewitt Godfrey
Oct. 2 • 7:30pm • McCarty Auditorium • A+A Building 109

DeWitt Godfrey is an American sculptor, best known for his large abstract constructions of banded steel installed in public sites. Sponsored by the School of Art VADSCO committee.

Printmaking Graduate Student Receives Prestigious Canadian Scholarship


Kelsey Stephenson, a second-year graduate student studying printmaking in the UT School of Art has been selected to receive a $15,000 scholarship through the Alberta Scholarship Programs. Very few of the scholarships through this program are awarded to Canadian citizens studying in the United States.

Kelsey Stephenson has a growing record of professional accomplishments. This past summer she was selected as an artist-in-residence at St. Michael’s Printshop in St. Johns, Newfoundland and also presented her work for a one-person exhibition  at the Steppes Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Ms. Stephenson came to graduate school with a growing record of professional accomplishments. Her work been accepted for the “The Boston Printmakers 2013 North American Print Biennial,” (where she received a juror’s award) and the “21st National Los Angeles Printmaking Society’s Exhibition,” both of which are highly competitive shows that mostly include established artists. Earlier this year her work was shown in “Global Print 2013,” an invitational show held in Alijo, Portugal and the “International Print Biennale 2012-2013” held in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. In 2012 her prints were selected for internationally competitive shows in Poland and Thailand. While her work has also been presented in a number of galleries in Edmonton, these more competitive, international, peer reviewed exhibition venues indicate the exceptional quality of her artwork.

Website: http://create.somethingrafik.net/


Polish Students in Residence at UT School of Art

polishposterThe UT Knoxville School of Art is pleased to announce that Natalia Jerzak and Sebastian Łubiński will present “Markings,” an exhibition of their prints and other works at Gallery 1010 from September 18-20th, 2015.  A reception will be held on Friday September 19th, from 6-9pm.

Jerzak and Łubiński are printmaking students from The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Poland, and are spending the month of September as guest artists at UT. Their campus residency is part of an exchange that also allows two students from The University of Tennessee to spend time in Wrocław each May.  During their residency they work in the School of Art printmaking studios, sharing their experiences with the UT students.

Gallery 1010 is located at 113 S. Gay St. and is open Thursdays through Saturdays from 1-4pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Public Lecture by Alexander Nemerov

NemerovStarting in 1908, Lewis Hine made photographs of child laborers in the mills of the Carolinas, Georgia, and Tennessee, among other places in the United States. Today, many of these photographs remain powerful, exerting an emotional and even mystical appeal that Alexander Nemerov will address in his talk, ‘Lewis Hine in the Southeast: Child Labor Photographs, 1908 – 1912,’ to be held Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 4:00 pm in Hodges’ Lindsay Young Auditorium.

A scholar of American art, Nemerov writes about the presence of art, the recollection of the past, and the importance of the humanities in our lives today. Committed to a broad teaching of art history as well as topics in American visual culture — the history of American photography, for example — he is a noted writer and speaker on the arts. His most recent books are Wartime Kiss: Visions of the Moment in the 1940s (2013) and Acting in the Night: Macbeth and the Places of the Civil War (2010). In 2011 he published To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America, the catalogue to the exhibition of the same title he curated at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Among his recent essays are pieces on Peter Paul Rubens, Henry James, Thomas Eakins, JFK, Rothko, and Rembrandt.


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