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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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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

 

4D arts program features interdisciplinary arts courses.

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It is part of 4D’s mission to expand its curriculum with other campus units to demonstrate the role time art plays in a variety of other disciplines. This fall two courses taught by Professor Norman Magden utilize this approach.  In the Art436C Video Art class students will produce a video called Communicating Science Through Video Art.  This will involve working with scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory through Christal Yost at the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences and the National Institute for Computational Sciences.  These scientists are working on different projects utilizing the super computer to communicate their theories through visualization projects.  These videos demonstrate the students’ understanding of that research through visual art and presents their interpretations of the scientist’s ideas in a video that includes creatively designed interviews.  These videos are used for promotion and NSF grant applications.

In another class, Art232C Performance as Art, Magden will team teach with Professor Joe Payne in the Theatre Department, who teaches projection and sound techniques.  The students will create a series of performances that combine projection media and live performance in a context of non-traditional theatre. Performance becomes a medium for each student to expressive personal creative concepts.

University of Tennessee School of Art offers new MFA concentration

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The School of Art announces a new three-year MFA concentration designed to support discovery, research and creative activity between graphic design and time-based media. Transmedia Design merges the former Graphic Design and 4D area masters concentrations into a new graduate curriculum. Combining faculty from both areas, it will begin its inaugural year with the Fall 2013 semester. “This program will compliment our other MFA concentrations already offered in Painting and Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture and Ceramics,” says David Wilson, School of Art Associate Director and Graduate Program Director.

Within Transmedia Design, the faculty foresee work being produced on a variety of levels including: interaction design, design strategy, video, film, performance, gaming, identity and branding, sound art, information design and motion. “The fields of both design and time-based media have changed considerably over the past several years. We see this merger as an opportunity to expand in a manner that does not require an approach through only one lens,” says Sarah Lowe, Associate Professor of Design.

In addition to the core curriculum work, advanced research will be conducted via three courses that have already been in rotation across the two areas. Experiments in Space, Experiments inSystems, and Experiments in Sequence are upper division courses that explore topics and theories beyond the world of art within a studio context. Evan Meaney, a joint hire between the Design and 4D areas, is the first hybrid faculty member within the concentration. He is currently conducting interdisciplinary work with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and sees these classes as critical to evolving an understanding of what Transmedia Design can be. “Collaborative research outside of the art and design worlds deepens a students understanding of what their own notions of art and design are. Discovering new concepts of what their work can be illustrates our intentions with the Transmedia Design program.”

The program has four graduate teaching assistantships (GTAs) available for the 2013-2014 academic year. Graduate assistantships offer both a tuition waiver and a stipend, providing students with the opportunity to become more involved in the School of Art teaching community. GTAs complete a course on teaching methodologies, and there is the potential to both assist faculty and be an instructor of record.

For more information on the program, please contact:

Evan Meaney, emeaney@tennessee.edu
or
David Wilson, dwilson3@tennessee.edu

Or visit the website: http://art.utk.edu/transmedia.html.

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