Thurs Sept. 5, 5:00 - 7:00, Boyden Gallery
Opening Reception for Object Lessons
Weds Sept. 11, 4:30 - 6:00, Boyden Gallery
Meet and Greet Art Majors/ Minors
Thurs Sept. 19, 4:30- 5:45, Boyden Gallery
Mina Cheon: Artist Talk
Carrie Patterson, Chair
Associate Professor of Art
Phone: (240) 895-4252
Office Staff: (240) 895-4225
Alumni Where are they now?
Matthew Fishel (studio art, 2001) completed an MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. Originally interested in painting, Matthew has expanded his practice to include animation, video, installation, and digital imaging. He is a frequent contributor to RedStarKGB, an ongoing collaboration of filmmakers in Baltimore. His own film, "A Short Film Regarding Possibilities", was selected by the Maryland Film Festival in 2006. See his work at http://www.matthewfishel.com
Nick Tambakeras has written for diverse publications, from Pittsburgh Magazine, to the Hellenic Voice, a weekly independent newspaper covering Greek-American news & interests. Recently, he completed a Master's Degree in English and Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University and was the recipient of the Frederick J. Dockstader award for outstanding fiction. Nick also operated the University Writing Center and was editor-in-chief of Thin Air Magazine, NAU's literary mag. Nick is currently embroiled in an exciting new project, traveling throughout the U.S. recording his (mis)adventures as creative non-fiction blog entries and as feature travel articles for publication.
Laura-Gray Street is co-editor of Ecopoetry: A Contemporary American Anthology, forthcoming from Trinity University Press. Her work has appeared in Many Mountains Moving, The Human Genre Project,Isotope, Gargoyle, From the Fishouse, ISLE, Shenandoah, Meridian,Blackbird, Poetry Daily, The Notre Dame Review, The Greensboro Review, and elsewhere; selected by George Garrett for Best New Poets 2005; nominated for three Pushcart Prizes; and commissioned by the New York Festival of Song. Street has received a Poetry Fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Editors’ Prize in Poetry from Isotope, the Emerging Writer in Poetry Award for the Southern Women Writers Conference, the Dana Award in Poetry, and The Greensboro Review’s Annual Literary Award in Poetry. Street has an MA in English from the University of Virginia and an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson’s Program for Writers. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Daniel Groves is the author of The Lost Boys (VQR Poetry Series/University of Georgia Press). His poems have appeared in Paris Review, Yale Review, Poetry, and elsewhere.
Shirlette Ammons is a poet, writer, musician and director of an arts program for children. Her second collection of poetry, entitled Matching Skin, was published by Carolina Wren Press in June 2008 and her first collection of poetry, entitled Stumphole Anthology of Bakwoods Blood(Big Drum Press) was published in September 2002. She is also vocalist songwriter for hip hop rock band, mosadi music. Her poetry and essays appear in The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (edited by Nikky Finney, University of Georgia Press), What Your Mama Never Told You: True Stories About Love and Sex (edited by Tara Roberts, Houghton Mifflin), The Asheville Review and other publications. Shirlette is also a Cave Canem Fellow and has received the Kathryn H. Wallace Award for Artists In Community Service and the Durham Arts Council and United Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant. Shirlette resides in Durham, North Carolina.