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Visual Arts: Molten Mysteries

Jul. 3, 2012—Jose Santisteban—beads of perspiration glistening on his brow—rotates a long, thin metal tube tipped with a bubble of honey-colored molten glass inside a furnace that’s been heated to 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit. As African jazz plays in the background, Santisteban removes the pipe from the furnace, blows air into the glass bubble, and gently rolls it...

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Founding Director Bill Ivey to step down from Vanderbilt’s Curb Center; Jay Clayton named successor

May. 25, 2012—Carolyn Dever announces Bill Ivey will step down as director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public policy after 10 years. Jay Clayton will succeed him.

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Space 204 welcomes Quintin Owens’ ‘Aesthetic Predicament’

May. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Space 204 welcomes Quintin Owens’ Aesthetic Predicament, a sculptural exhibition on Friday, May 18, and runs through Friday, June 29, 2012.

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Murphy’s art on display at Huntsville Museum of Art

Jan. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt art professor Marilyn Murphy has a joint exhibition with sculptor Bob Trotman at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Alabama. Connections: Marilyn Murphy and Bob Trotman will be on display until March 18, 2012. The exhibition includes 28 of her colored pencil and graphite drawings borrowed from collections around the country. This is the...

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Izel Vargas exhibit opens Jan. 9 at Sarratt Gallery

Jan. 6, 2012—Sarratt Art Gallery presents the works of Izel Vargas, a mixed-media exhibit which will run Jan. 9 – Feb. 9. A gallery talk with the artist will take place Jan. 19 at 5 p.m., with a reception following at 6:30 p.m. Izel Vargas was raised in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and cites his upbringing as playing...

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Carpenter, Irvin featured in photography exhibit at Studio East Nashville

Nov. 29, 2011—Studio East Nashville presents The ƒ-Stops Here, a juried exhibition of recent work by six Nashville photographers, including Associate Professor of Sociology Laura Carpenter and Vanderbilt alumna Stacey Irvin, a Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award recipient. Studio East Nashville is located at 1520 Woodland Street on the corner of Woodland and South 16th Street. All six...

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Michael Sims: “Nature Looks in the Mirror”

Oct. 25, 2011—Watch video of science writer Michael Sims speaking about art and nature at Dyer Observatory Oct. 17. Sims’ talk examines mankind’s creative response to nature and the creative process as a natural instinct. Sims, the author of Apollo’s Fire: A Day On Earth In Nature And Imagination and Adam’s Navel: A Natural and Cultural History...

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Listen: Irish storyteller discusses craft

Oct. 6, 2011—An Irish storyteller who has traveled the world with her dynamic performances recently visited Vanderbilt on her way to the prestigious National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn. Clare Murphy is a strong believer in the value of storytelling in entertainment as well as entertaining audiences of all ages and abilities. Her performance on campus was...

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Employee art show winners announced

Sep. 21, 2011—A crowd of Vanderbilt staff members, faculty and their families gathered Sept. 20 at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks’ gallery wall, where the winners of the National Arts Program’s Third Annual Exhibit and Competition were announced. The event was open to all Vanderbilt employees and their families and was designed to give artists at all...

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Pavlović to discuss ‘Projected Histories’ at Frist Sept. 1

Aug. 26, 2011—Vesna Pavlović, assistant professor of art at Vanderbilt, will discuss some of her work presented in Projected Histories, an exhibition on view in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts through Sept. 11.

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Controversy over art is good for society, argues Steven Tepper

Aug. 15, 2011—Americans should embrace the inevitable friction that results from artists doing provocative work and sparking community objections, argues a Vanderbilt University sociologist.

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Students’ perspectives on books showcased at Vanderbilt Library

Apr. 29, 2011—The role of language and books in current culture and the impact of reading material on personal experiences are among the themes for the installations, titled “heard mentality.”

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