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MFA Students exhibit work at CAA in D.C.

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Please join us on Thursday night, February 4th from 6—9PM at The Fridge DC. (http://www.thefridgedc.com) at 516 8th Street SE, for a reception and alumni reunion celebrating Orange4. Orange4 runs from February 4-7. Gallery Hours are Thursday & Friday 1pm—7pm, Saturday 12pm—7pm, and Sunday 12pm—5pm. This annual exhibition, now in its 4th year, features the work of 18 graduate students currently in pursuit of their MFA at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Previous Orange Exhibitions have been held at the UNIX Gallery in NYC,
Co-Prosperity Sphere in Chicago and White Box Gallery in NYC.

The experience of showing work in a public gallery is one of several experiences that help graduate students build their professional skills— a significant aspect of sustaining a successful professional practice as an artist or designer.

Featured in this exhibit is work from five concentration areas in the MFA UT program: Printmaking, Sculpture, Transmedia Design, Ceramics and Painting.

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Dominic Terlizzi, AIR – Spring 2016

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“Terlizzi has made vigorous and bold abstractions whose geometry is like Constructivism made to the specifications of an internet-era ultra-maximalist … The abstraction in this work is a unique, dizzying structure built around the forms of the objects themselves. In spite of that and because of it the work becomes a complex system, not a ploy to be noticed through pretzel logic … in a crowded field of abstract painters.” _Jacob Feige

Dominic Terlizzi was born in Maryland and he currently lives and works in Baltimore. He received his MFA from Hoffberger School of Painting MICA in 2008 and a BFA from The Cooper Union NYC in 2003. Recent solo shows include Aver Vero at Vox Populi (Philadelphia) and Zero Hero Yolo Solo at The ICA/Chicken Box (Baltimore). He has also exhibited in London, New York, Washington DC and Delaware amidst other places.

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.
http://art.utk.edu/painting_drawing/faculty/air.html
for more information contact Assoc. Prof. Jered Sprecher at jspreche@utk.edu or 865.974.9396

Fall 2015 AIR – Caitlin Keogh

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“Caitlin Keogh is a painter whose work plays with, and undermines, the traditional relationship between technical illustration and painting. Her use of pattern and decoration suggests that we approach the construction of imagery and its efficacy of communication with our eyes wide open.” _Piper Marshall

Catlin Keogh was born in 1982 in Spenard, Alaska, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She holds an MFA from Bard College, New York, and a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include The Corps, Mary Boone Gallery, New York (2015) and Good Value, Fine Quality, MoMA PS1, New York (2012). She has participated in select group exhibitions at Algus Greenspon, New York; Melas Papadopoulos, Greece (2013); Renwick Gallery, New York (2011); Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland (2011); and White Columns, New York (2010).

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.

http://art.utk.edu/painting_drawing/faculty/air.html

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

Aliza Nisenbaum, Spring 2015 Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Lecture

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School of Art – Aliza Nisenbaum, Spring 2015 Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Lecture
Thursday, Feb. 19, 7:30pm, Rm 109, A+A Building 

“Hybridizing a tradition of French fin-de-siecle and post-war American intimism with a decidedly personal, non-traditional subject matter and galvanic palette, Nisenbaum makes portraits of undocumented “illegal” Latin American immigrants, hand-written letters, books, and bouquets of flowers. Her ornate works, which are also known to feature patterned textiles and lush surfaces, are richly and compactly crafted in bright, dense hues. They are as much about painting as what they depict. In what she does, the intimacy of paint is indissociable from the intimacy of what she portrays and how she portrays it– tête-à-tête, close up, some times cropped, often filling up, but never over-crowding the space of the picture. And yet for all their intimacy and the signifiers through which it is traditionally, if anachronistically portrayed– letters, books, and flowers– Nisenbaum paintings’ nevertheless raise doubts about the feasibility of intimacy, perceiving it less as a fact of life than an ethical mode, won through the increasingly rare act of paying attention.” Chris Sharp
Aliza Nisenbaum (1977, Mexico City) received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005. Recent one and two-person exhibitions include: Aliza Nisenbaum, White Columns, New York; Portraits, Letters, Books and Flowers, Lulu, Mexico City (2014); Aliza Nisenbaum and Tadhg McSweeney, Kevin Kavanagh gallery Dublin, Ireland (2013); Aliza Nisenbaum at Immigrant Movement International, Queens, New York (2013); Holly Coulis and Aliza Nisenbaum, Susanne Hilberry gallery, Detroit, MI (2013). We Remembered, We Anticipated a Peacock and We Find a Peony, Patricia Treib and Aliza Nisenbaum, Golden gallery, New York (2011); Aliza Nisenbaum New Paintings, Julius Caesar, Chicago (2011). In 2014 she won a Rema Hort Mann Award, and was included in the “Future Greats” section of Art Review Magazine. Her recent show at White Columns was reviewed in Art in American and this months’ issue of the Brooklyn Rail.

MFA Students to Showcase Work in NYC

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The University of Tennessee MFA students return to NYC to show their best work.
 
Please join us on Thursday night, February 12th from 6—9PM at the UNIX Gallery (http://www.unixgallery.com) at 532 W 24th street, for a reception and alumni reunion celebrating Orange3. Orange3 runs from February 10-14,
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. This annual exhibition, now in its 3rd year, features the work of 13 graduate students currently in pursuit of their MFA at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The inaugural Orange Exhibition opened in February 2013
at White Box in NYC, and Orange2 opened in Chicago last February at

Co-Prosperity Sphere.
 
The experience of showing work in a prominent gallery setting such as UNIX, is one of several experiences that help graduate students build their professional skills— a significant aspect of sustaining a successful professional practice as an artist or designer.
 
Featured in this exhibit is work from five concentration areas in the MFA UT program: Printmaking, Sculpture, Transmedia Design, Ceramics and Painting.
Artists whose work is included are:
Natalie Petrosky
Petrosky_StillLifeStill life, Acrylic paint and fabric on canvas, 90”x60”, 2014
Thomas Wharton
2_wharton_thomas_3Land Ho, paint marker, graphite, oil pastel, acrylic ink, spray paint, collaged paper, and digital print on panel, 46” x 47”, 2014.
Peter Cotroneo
3_cotroneo_01The Perils of a Seafaring Man, oil, charcoal, and enamel on canvas. 45”x 51”, 2014
David Harman
Make it SoMake It So, oil on panel, 5” x 7”, 2014
Kevin Varney
Varney-Orange3ImageEvent Horizon, Steel, Light Bulb, Photography Umbrella, Motor, 75” x 32” x 32”, 2014
Elysia Mann
5_ElysiaMannEmbarrassment of Riches, mixed drawing, print media on paper and balsa, 70” x 14” x 50”, 2014
BJ Alumbaugh
6_Alumbaugh2Static Variation No. Series, Silkscreen Print, 30”x40”, 2014
Abigail Lucien
7_AbigailLucien
James Boychuck Hunter
8_JamesB-H (1)Slow Passage #1 and #2, Photo etching, 45 x 35 inches, 2014
Kevin Kao
9_kevinrkao_BouffantBouffant, Terracotta, 16″ x 10″ x 9″, 2014
Shannon Herron
stella
Please Call Stella; vinyl letters and audio, 2014
Christopher Spurgin
Spurgin UnixUntil the end, or whenever , A/V installation, 2014
Martin Lang
langBreathing Through Foods, Video, 7:14m, 2014

 

Tenure-Track Faculty Search: Assistant Professor in Painting

Assistant Professor in Painting, tenure-track position starting August 1, 2015.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a dedicated artist and teacher for whom Painting is central to her or his creative practice. The successful applicant will be engaged with contemporary issues and conversant in current theory and practice. The School of Art is committed to a broad range of approaches to painting and seeks an individual who will enrich our program while contributing to a national and international exchange of ideas.

Required qualifications: MFA or other terminal degree; two years of post-graduate, college-level teaching experience; a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and an established record of exhibition and/or related research with clear potential for achievement on a national and/or international level.

Desired qualifications: Evidence of an ability to contribute in meaningful ways to an open and inclusive community and to support the diversity and intercultural goals of the School and the University.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach painting at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Other responsibilities include active participation in departmental organization, student advising, service on graduate thesis committees and on committees that support the educational mission and initiatives of the School and University. The studio faculty is expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to professional growth through exhibitions, research, and creative activity.

The School of Art studio faculty is composed of committed artists and teachers who provide a rigorous and supportive atmosphere based upon the exigencies of artmaking.  The Painting and Drawing area is home to an active and integral Artist-in-Residence program that brings a nationally recognized artist to work and teach in the School of Art each semester.

Review of applications will begin December 10, 2014. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Applicants whose submission is completed by January 15th are eligible for an interview during the CAA conference. Selected interviewees will be notified by January 23th. Conference attendance is not required. The School of Art contact person is Painting Search Committee Chair, Professor David Wilson, dwilson3@utk.edu, 865.974.3407

Application Instructions: To apply use: https://utkart.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/23467

Create a login and follow the instructions to complete your application. Include in your application materials: letter of application; CV; 20 images of creative work including descriptions; links to websites; artist statement; teaching philosophy; 20 images of student work including descriptions; the names and contact information of three references; and an indication of availability for an interview during the upcoming CAA conference.

The University of Tennessee is classified as a Carnegie doctoral research extensive university with over 21,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The School of Art is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. The school offers NASAD accredited programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Art and Art History; the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with concentrations in 2D, 3D, and 4D; and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. The school’s graduate program offers a three-year Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Arts with concentrations in Ceramics, Painting/Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Transmedia Design. The 25 full-time, tenure-track faculty is responsible for 350 undergraduate and 35 graduate majors. To learn more about the School of Art please go to: http://art.utk.edu

The University of Tennessee, School of Art prides itself in celebrating all forms of diversity. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

 

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

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Molly Zuckerman-Hartung (Fall 2014 Artist-in-Residence)
Artist Talk Thursday Oct 23
room 109  AA
7:30pm

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.

http://art.utk.edu/painting_drawing/faculty/air.html

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

http://art.utk.edu/

This event is free and open to the public.

Boston Solo-Exhibition by Jered Sprecher

"Half Moon Maker", 11" x 8", acrylic on paper on linen, 2014.

“Half Moon Maker”, 11″ x 8″, acrylic on paper on linen, 2014.

School of Art faculty member Jered Sprecher has a solo-exhibition entitled Half Moon Maker on view at Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts through May 10.

The body of work presented in Half Moon Maker began during the summer of 2013 while Sprecher was an Artist-in-Residence at The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. While “abstract” is a descriptive commonly attached to Sprecher’s paintings, the imagery that feeds them is drawn from the real world. In this exhibition Sprecher explores various methods of working with, and ultimately through, his chosen source material.

The works he produced at Chinati – a suite of works on paper and the painting titled “Memory Device Memory Device”— all have a photograph of three pigeons nesting on a cliff side as their starting point. In producing each piece, Sprecher worked from left to right and top to bottom as a dot matrix printer would. Only after applying paint in this systematic way would he finally “press” the image of the pigeons on to the surface. For Sprecher: The single image is becomes two or more…in the way that memory is gaining and losing information at the same time.

The twenty-two small paintings that constitute the main part of the exhibition also originate from the same image of the pigeons. In producing these paintings, Sprecher began by photocopying the image multiple times, cutting up the copies and recombining them as collages, and then delicately retracing the collaged image onto each painting’s surface. Through this process, top and bottom often become reoriented, and wings, head, nest, and background can just be glimpsed amidst the reinterpreted forms. It is through the act of painting that each painting ultimately differentiates itself from others in the set.

Cate McQuaid of the Boston Globe writes, “Sprecher plays tricks with space and surface; he makes bold marks and dainty ones. There’s so much going on in a relatively small space, it’s as if he’s deftly answering in paint the question of how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.”

Sprecher earned his MFA at the University of Iowa in 2002, and he is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He was the recipient of a Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2009, and was an Artist-in-Residence at The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas, in 2013. Solo exhibitions include shows at Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York City in 2013, and upcoming shows at Gallery 16 in San Francisco and Staple Goods in New Orleans, both in 2014. Sprecher’s work is held in numerous private and public collections, including those of the Nerman Museum, the Knoxville Museum of Art and Progressive Corporation. This is Sprecher’s fourth solo exhibition at Steven Zevitas Gallery.

http://stevenzevitasgallery.com/

http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-art/2014/04/08/shows-that-paint-outside-lines-and-one-that-sticks-script/MWdXC1POewL9OaK718ekeK/story.html

www.jeredsprecher.com

Spotlight: Painting + Drawing Spring 2014

Visiting artists, Artists in Residence, national and international faculty exhibitions and a student body committed to artistic growth, make the Painting and Drawing department at the University of Tennessee a vibrant and exciting place to be. The Spring semester rolls on at a dizzying pace leaving a trail of success and accolades in its wake. The Painting and Drawing Spotlight might look more like a strobe light, highlighting a number of ongoing developments in the department.

Karla Wozniak, Synchronous Fireflies, 2013, Oil and Oil Bar on Panel, 48 x 55 inches

Karla Wozniak, Synchronous Fireflies, 2013, Oil and Oil Bar on Panel, 48 x 55 inches

Karla Wozniak recently returned from Brooklyn after attending the opening of SOVENIR, a four person show including some of Karla’s newest paintings. The show, on view at Regina Rex until May 10, considers place and surrounding as a catalyst for reflection and change. These large works can not be fully appreciated without a one on one viewing. The richness of paint and seemingly innate color application are trademarks of Wozniak’s impressive body of work.

Joshua Bienko, MARTIN, ADAM SANDLER, ADAM SANDLER, Labor Ebertplatz, Köln, Germany, March, 27, 2014

Joshua Bienko, MARTIN, ADAM SANDLER, ADAM SANDLER, Labor Ebertplatz, Köln, Germany, March, 27, 2014

Joshua Bienko’s arms are similarly tired. He recently returned from Germany where MARTIN, ADAM SANDLER, ADAM SANDLER, a solo show of new paintings just closed. Bienko split his time in Germany between Labor Ebertplatz in Köln, and Bonn, where he taught a three day “Serious Comics” workshop and made plans to begin a study abroad program (Summer 2015) at the Akademie für Internationale Bildung.

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Jered Sprecher, Half Moon Maker, 2014, oil on linen, 11 x 8 inches

Jered Sprecher’s arms are exhausted from flying and painting! HALF MOON MAKER, a solo show at Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston, opened on April 3rd. The show builds on a body of work Sprecher worked on while in residence at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. Keep an eye out for Sprecher this summer at Ox-Bow where he will teach a painting class, in New Orleans where he is working on a solo project, and in San Francisco where he will be working on another solo effort slated for September 2014.

Eleanor Aldrich, Wagon, 2013, mixed media on canvas, 20 x 24 inches

Eleanor Aldrich, Wagon, 2013, mixed media on canvas, 20 x 24 inches

The Spring semester for many graduates, signifies the end of an incredible and intensive journey. The School of Art is abuzz with thesis exhibitions from our third year graduate students. Eleanor Aldrich, a UTK graduate alumni (2012), was recently included in “Open Sessions,” at the Drawing Center in New York. This is an incredible opportunity from an exciting artist we’re proud to have had the opportunity to work with.

Marta Lee, The Best Date (Because I was 19), 2013, Colored pencils, pens, and markers on paper

Marta Lee, The Best Date (Because I was 19), 2013, Colored pencils, pens, and markers on paper

Many of our undergraduate alumni who are now attending graduate school or living in New York, were able to attend Karla Wozniak’s show. Our current undergraduate’s are also committed to artistic growth inside and outside of Knoxville. Marta Lee, a Junior Painting student, will attend the Vermont Studio Center this summer for an intensive time of concentration and work.

Rochelle Feinstein, Rochelle Feinstein, 2013, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY, exhibition documentation

Rochelle Feinstein, Rochelle Feinstein, 2013, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY, exhibition documentation

As we make plans to introduce and acclimate our newest Drawing Faculty member to the University of Tennessee (stay tuned for details!), we have also hosted a number of prominent artists and scholars. Rochelle Feinstein, head of Graduate Painting and Print Program at Yale University, was our most recent guest. Her generosity through studio visits, and informal lunch and dinner chats was supported by an incredible lecture that served to enrich the already lively marketplace of ideas in the Painting and Drawing department at the School of Art.

Jaya Howey, from I MADE THIS PAINTING TO LET YOU KNOW EXACTLY HOW I FEEL, 2013

Jaya Howey, from I MADE THIS PAINTING TO LET YOU KNOW EXACTLY HOW I FEEL, 2013

Jaya Howey, the 2014 Artist in Residence (AIR), has had a productive and impactful presence at the School of Art. His kindness, patience and seemingly limitless knowledge has had a big impact on the students and faculty of the School of Art at large. He has become such a part of the fabric of our school, it’s difficult to imagine him leaving.

 As we head into the crescendo of the Spring semester, we look forward to senior capstone exhibitions, summer study abroad trips to Florence, a host of residencies and the ongoing, relentless pursuit of continued growth.

Matthew Deleget

Matthew Deleget

The Artist, Curator & Arts Worker, Matthew Deleget will give a public talk about his life and work through the lens “Surviving and Thriving as an Artist”. This will be Thursday April 10th at 7:30pm in Room 109 Art & Architecture Building. This talk is open to the public and will include time for a lively Q & A.

Students interested in critiques can sign up in the School of Art Office.

BIO

Matthew Deleget is an artist, curator, and arts worker. Matthew has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, including solo and group exhibitions in the US, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. His work was selected for inclusion in the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. His additional museum exhibitions include MoMA/P.S.1 (Long Island City, NY); Bronx Museum of the Arts (Bronx, NY); Herbert F. Johnson Museum (Ithaca, NY); Bass Museum of Art (Miami, FL); and Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (Indianapolis, IN).

Matthew’s work has been reviewed in Artforum, The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Flash Art, Artnet Magazine, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, among others. He is a member of American Abstract Artists, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation’s Artist Advisory Committee, and the board of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.

In 2003, Matthew founded MINUS SPACE (www.minusspace.com), a platform for reductive art on the international level based in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2006, he has organized nearly 50 solo and group exhibitions at both MINUS SPACE’s gallery in Dumbo, Brooklyn, as well as other collaborating venues on the national and international levels, including in Mexico, Belgium, Australia, and New Zealand.

http://matthewdeleget.com

Brought to you by The Chancellor’s Fund for Graduate Education and The School of Art at The University of Tennessee.

http://www.art.utk.edu

Any questions regarding these events can be directed to Jered Sprecher at jspreche@utk.edu

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