Carrie Patterson, Chair
Associate Professor of Art
Phone: (240) 895-4252
Office Staff: (240) 895-4225
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Life Model Sessions
Every Tuesday Starting February 4
8:30-10:00 PM, Montgomery Hall
Visiting Artist Talk: Kathleen Hall
February 26th, 4:45 PM, Library 321
Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Sachs
Sarah received her BA in Studio Art from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2006. In 2008, she received her Masters of Art in Digital Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and in 2009 she received her Masters of Fine Art in Photography and Digital Imaging, also from Maryland Institute College of Art. Through her fine art work, Sarah explores the dichotomy between human and digital memory, how the two influence one another, and how they are affected by natural and technological elements of decay. She hopes to create a dialogue about the relationships between personal memory, society’s collective memory, and collective cultural identity.
Bernard Welt, Professor of Arts and Humanities, is the author of Mythomania: Fantasies, Fables, and Sheer Lies in Contemporary American Popular Art (Lammy Award nominee). He has contributed to art catalogues including Splat! Boom! Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art and Raymond Pettibon: A Reader, as well as several poetry anthologies including The Best American Poetry 2001. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship in Writing. Teaching and research interests include popular American film (including sex in American cinema) and the world history of cinema; the Uncanny in literature, film and art; technology and the human in modern popular culture; images of indigenous people in western culture; dreaming and its relation to cinema and the arts. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.
Welt has been an Artist House resident several times between 2005-2010, and during these periods he has worked on poems and fiction, including revision of poems for a planned manuscript of uncollected and unpublished work from the 1980s to the present; on essays on the relations between dreaming and cinema; and substantially on Dreaming in the Classroom: Practices, Methods, and Resources in Dream Education, co-authors Phil King and Kelly Bulkeley, scheduled for publication by the State University Press of New York 2011.
Alicia Shandra Holmes has published fiction in The Bitter Oleander, Rosebud, CRATE, Many Mountains Moving, and The Blue Earth Review. She was a resident at the Sanskriti Kendra cultural center in New Delhi, India, funded through the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme, and the recipient of a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant for nonfiction. She received her B.A. in English/Community Journalism from Western Michigan University and her M.F.A. from the University of Alabama. She lives in Lansing, Michigan, where she works as a Library Information Commons Specialist.
Laurie Clements Lambeth’s debut poetry collection, Veil and Burn, was selected by Pulitzer prize winner Maxine Kumin for the National Poetry Series. Kumin writes that in the poems Lambeth “is both lyrical and pragmatic, nostalgic and tough-minded.” Laurie has lived with multiple sclerosis for over twenty years, and it has affected her sense if touch, movement and vision. Her poetry seeks ways to understand the subtleties of these symptoms, and how they correspond to the world, locating common ground between humans and animals: sensation. Mark Doty writes that she “understands that the crisis facing the speaker in this indelible book—the dawning struggles of MS, which troubles the nerves and veils and burns the vision—is an intensification of what it is to be any body, the edge-of-crisis on which we all dwell. [ . . . ] With courage and formal acuity, humor and tenderness, Lambeth ‘veils and burns’ a moving debut, a suite of poems that are forthright, adult, and entirely humane.”
An MFA and PhD graduate of the University of Houston’s creative writing program, where she was awarded Barthelme and Michener fellowships, Lambeth’s poetry and creative nonfiction have been published in the Paris Review, Indiana Review, The Iowa Review, Mid-American Review, Seneca Review, and elsewhere. A California native, she currently lives, writes and teaches in Houston, where she is developing a book of creative nonfiction.
Jonathan Bennett's latest book is Entitlement: a novel. He is the author of three previous books including the critically acclaimed novel, After Battersea Park, a book of poetry, Here is my street, this tree I planted, and a collection of short stories, Verandah People, which was runner up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award for best first collection of stories by a Canadian author. He was the winner of the 2008 K.M. Hunter Artists' Award in Literature.
Jonathan Bennett's other writing has appeared in many periodicals and journals including: the Globe and Mail, Quill and Quire, Antipodes: A North American Journal of Australian Literature, and Descant. Born in Vancouver, raised in Sydney, Australia, Jonathan lives in Peterborough, Ontario.
Alex Dimitrov is the recipient of a Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship from the Hopwood Awards at the University of Michigan. He earned his MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. His poems and reviews have appeared in Poets & Writers, Crab Orchard Review, Gargoyle, and Poet Lore among others. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, he lives and writes in New York City.