Updates and News
Four UT Alumni Competing at ArtPrize
Shannon Mossing (BFA '09), Britney Gerathy (BFA '09), Leslie Adams (BFA '89), and Jacob Zapor (ArtEd '14) are among the fierce competitors at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI. ArtPrize Eight takes place from September 21 to October 9, 2016.
ArtPrize is recognized as the most-attended public art event on the planet according to The Art Newspaper, and was recently highlighted in The New York Times’ 52 Places To Go in 2016.
For 19 days in the early fall, around 400,000 attendees descend upon three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown in over 160 venues—museums, galleries, bars, restaurants, theaters, hotels, public parks, lobbies, buildings, walls, bridges, laundromats, and auto body shops—and it’s all free and open to the public.
It’s unorthodox, highly disruptive, and undeniably intriguing to the art world and the public alike.
Student and faculty trip to NYC over Spring Break 2016-
Some of our students and faculty took a special trip to New York City which included a private tour at the MOMA.
“I went to The University of Toledo and met Peter Patchen, and he told me about the cyber arts program and part of that was 3-D animation, something I was really interested in,” Miller said. “And I also really liked the school, so I decided to go to Toledo." Read the entire story here.
Since 1994, The Arts Commission's Young Artists at Work (YAAW) program in Toledo, OH has offered arts intensive apprenticeships to more than 1000 youth. Click here to view the YAAW main facebook page. Click here to view YAAW on the Arts Commission Website.
The recipients of the Toledo Museum of Art's 2016 Palmer Scholarship have been selected!
Hedyeh Elahinia, Erin Miller, and Julie Schnell-Madden were each awarded a share of the $8,000 prize to use toward travel expenses related to art study.
Elahinia, a University of Toledo student from Sylvania, will travel to northwest Iran to practice photography and document landscapes with the aim of contributing to a new narrative to the American view of the people of Iran.
The City- The video below was created by Emily Frank, Michael Miller, and Blake Ody from the
University of Toledo for The City exhibition, which was held at the Toledo Museum
of Art from November 6, 2015 through February 14, 2016.
Wearable Conditions- One of the most unusual fashion shows you will ever see. The Art Department students
created wearable works of art inspired by diseases, viruses, and other ailments. “Students
select and research a disease, virus or disorder, and then conceptualize and create
a wearable work of art inspired by it,” he said. “This allows for individual student
works to join together and present as a cohesive body of work and ultimately a performance."
Click here to view more information about this past showcase.
Disease- Rabies. Artist- Kelsey Telquist.
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