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Pavlović’s ‘Search for Landscapes’ opens at Zeitgeist Feb. 2

Jan. 30, 2012—  Vesna Pavlović, assistant professor of art, will open Search for Landscapes, her first solo exhibition at Zeitgeist Gallery, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. The exhibition will feature her ongoing project “Search for Landscapes,” shown as a photographic installation at Untitled, the 12th Istanbul Biennial in 2011, along with several new works....

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StudioVU lecture to feature Trenton Doyle Hancock Feb. 22

Jan. 26, 2012—Wildly imaginative, multifaceted artist Trenton Doyle Hancock will lecture on his past and future work at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, on the Vanderbilt campus. His lecture, to take place in the Stephenson Center, Room 4327, is part of StudioVU: The Department of Art Lecture Series 2011-12. All StudioVU lectures are free and open to the public....

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Hamblet exhibition to open Jan. 12

Jan. 6, 2012—The Vanderbilt University Department of Art is proud to welcome a solo exhibition of sculptural ceramics by Vanderbilt alumnus Eric Ehrnschwender, recipient of the prestigious Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet award in 2010. By Self and Others will be exhibited in Space 204 from Jan. 12 through Feb. 17.  An opening reception will be held Thursday,...

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Alumnus donates welding equipment to art department

Nov. 17, 2011—Vanderbilt’s Department of Art recently received a generous gift of welding equipment from Will Rigby, a Vanderbilt alumnus and the 2011 Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Merit Award recipient. Rigby approached Mel Ziegler, chair of the Department of Art, with his wishes to “give back to the department that gave me so much.” The gift in...

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Aurbach honored by Southeastern College Art Conference

Nov. 14, 2011—Michael Aurbach, professor of art at Vanderbilt, has received the 2011 Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Materials from the Southeastern College Art Conference. In 2010, work from Aurbach’s Secrecy Series was exhibited at the Wichita Art Museum in Wichita, Kan. With grant support from the Joan S. Beren Foundation, Aurbach was able...

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Art professor’s design among finalists for new Tennessee license plate

Nov. 10, 2011—Tennesseans for the Arts, the statewide advocacy group that supports the Tennessee Arts Commission, has announced the 10 finalists selected for State Your Plate, the contest to design the next specialty license plate for Tennessee. The public is invited to vote online for their favorite design and make one of them a reality on the...

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Photographer and documentarian to give StudioVU lecture Nov. 3

Nov. 1, 2011—Zineb Sedira, whose work expands the conceptual, historical and spatial parameters of photography and videography, will give a Studio VU Lecture Series: The Department of Art 2011-12 lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Furman Hall, Room 114. A reception with the artist and an Art Papers issue launch will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4,...

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Help plant 5,000 hyacinths Oct. 17

Oct. 14, 2011—Artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, in collaboration with the Vanderbilt senior art majors, will participate in a campus art project Monday Oct. 17 in which 5,000 blue hyacinths will be planted in a shape mapping out the cuban hometown of the artist. All are welcome to help. Meet at 4:30 p.m. at the northeast corner of...

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Panel on Cuba features artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Oct. 7, 2011—One of the most significant artists to emerge from the Cuban post-revolutionary era will lead a faculty discussion about race in her native country on Wednesday, Oct. 12. María Magdalena Campos-Pons, who is a visiting artist on campus Oct. 9-18, will participate in the panel discussion “Exile, Memory and Identity: A Conversation on Race in...

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Pavlović featured at 12th Istanbul Biennial

Oct. 5, 2011—Vesna Pavlović, assistant professor of art at Vanderbilt, is featured in the 12th Istanbul Biennial, one of the most prestigious exhibitions of contemporary art in the world. Pavlović’s “Search for Landscapes, 2011” is on display through Nov. 13. The International Istanbul Biennial, founded in 1987, is held every two years in Istanbul, Turkey. Organized by the Istanbul...

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Two chances to hear artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons Oct. 10 and 12

Oct. 5, 2011—Renowned artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons will speak at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in Cohen Memorial Hall, Room 203, as part of the StudioVU Lecture Series. The series, sponsored by the Department of Art, is free and open to the public. The talk by Campos-Pons, one of the most significant artists to emerge from the...

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Oct. 3, 2011—Tracy Barrett, senior lecturer in Italian, has written Dark of the Moon, a re-telling of the Theseus myth for young adult readers, published by Harcourt Children’s Books. Leonard Bickman, the Betts Chair and professor of psychology, will receive the American Evaluation Association’s 2011 Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Evaluation Practice Award, given to an evaluator who...

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