SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Life Model Sessions
Every Tuesday Starting February 4
8:30-10:00 PM, Montgomery Hall
45th Annual All Student Show
March 5th, 4:45 PM, Boyden Gallery
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.
Visiting Artist House Resident: Kathleen Hall
Kathleen Hall was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1987. She received her undergraduate degree in Art and French from the University of Virginia in 2010 and her MFA from the University of New Hampshire in 2013. She has also studied at the New York Studio School and at the University of Lyon in France. Since graduating, Kathleen received a fellowship to attend a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. She has exhibited her work most recently at Washington and Lee University and at the Prince Street Gallery in New York.
Visiting Artist House Resident: Todd Forsgren
I have spent more than five years living abroad while working
a variety of photographic jobs; I draw on these experiences to
invigorate my classroom. My artwork has taken me around the
globe, from a job as an architectural photographer in Cuba (2006 +
2007) and a Fulbright Fellow in Mongolia (2008) to earning my
MFA in the Czech Republic (2009-2011). During this time, I
have worked hard to engage these communities in an effort to
understand today’s multicultural world. This has ranged from
mentoring disadvantaged Ulaanbaatar youth in B&W photography
for the Arts Council of Mongolia’s Focus on Kids program to
consulting for THEditions, a firm that produces and markets
limited-edition prints by emerging Central European artists to
that region’s new middle class. These experiences have allowed
me to become familiar with the art contexts of numerous cultures
and countries. In the classroom, I draw on this experience to foster
multicultural understanding and encourage students to use art to
engage with and empower the broader public.
Lynn Tomaszewski is an interdisciplinary artist whose conceptually driven work explores how technology facilitates, alters, and influences perception and, subsequently, how perception constructs ideas. Her paintings, installations, coding, and video work often accumulate images into unified fields that functionas visual field theory on human behavior. Her work has been widely exhibited nationally and she has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and been an affiliate artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Recent activities include exhibiting an interactiveinstallation in the Wisconsin Triennial (Sept. 2013 – January 2014) and co-curating “First Person: Contemporary Cuban Art” with Dr. Cristin Cash which opens in the Frederick Layton gallery at MIAD in January 2014. Tomaszewski’s work is in the public collections of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Center for Contemporary Art in Sacramento, California. She is a professor and chair of the foundations department at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.
Lynn Tomlinson is an artist working in a wide range of media including animation, documentary, sculpture, mosaic, and community-based and public art. Her animation has been screened in international festivals and has aired on children’s public television, MTV and Sesame Street. Grants and awards for her work include Media Arts fellowships from the states of Florida and Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards. Her ongoing projects and research push the boundaries between animation and other media and focus on environmental change, metamorphosis and transformation, and states of subjectivity. She leads workshops that use animation and technology to engage and empower students, particularly girls and young women. She holds degrees from Cornell University (BA, English), the University of the Arts (MA, Art Education) and from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania (MA, Communication). She currently teaches at Towson University in Maryland, where she is also an MFA candidate. She was a member of the faculty at the University of the Arts for a decade, and has taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Delaware College of Art and Design, Stockton State College, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and Cornell University.
Craig Saper is Professor and Director of the Language, Literacy, and Culture Ph.D. Program at UMBC in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the author of Intimate Bureaucracies (2012,) Networked Art (2001,) Artificial Mythologies (1997,) among other titles. He has published widely on Fluxus (art movement which included Yoko Ono) and visual poetry. He also serves as the Reviews Editor and "Blog Report" columnist for Rhizomes.
Heather Layton, a senior lecturer of art at the University of Rochester, NY, uses collaborative art as a form of community engagement and international cultural diplomacy. In 2012, Layton traveled to Karachi, Pakistan, where she orchestrated a public art project with over 200 participants and co-coordinated an interdisciplinary academic conference titled, “Social Intervention 2012: A Better Tomorrow for the Coming Generation”. In 2011, she traveled to the tribal region
of Nagaland, India, as the first international artist officially invited to the region. During her stay in Nagaland, she had a solo painting exhibition, “Parables for a Compassionate Revolution”, and gave an artist talk at the University of Nagaland. Most recently, Layton was an artist in residence at the Grand Central Art Gallery through California State University, Fullerton.
Layton’s work has been exhibited in over twenty solo and two-person exhibitions in venues including the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, AL, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, NY, the George Eastman International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, NY, and the ARC Gallery in Chicago, IL. Her first community-based intervention project, (Sub)Urban Homicide, gained local and national attention when she relocated 54 homicide sites in Rochester, NY, to the surrounding suburban neighborhoods. She has written to every king, queen, president, and prime minister on earth and created an interactive, public laboratory space, performance, and 24/7 live webcast in collaboration with the Economics Department at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Other works have addressed themes including the relationship between the United States and Mexico and the irreparable consequences of environmental abuse. She has given artist talks at the CAA conference in Dallas, TX, at Elon University in Elon, NC, and at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat (Oman). Upcoming projects include a collaborative exhibition at the Hampden Gallery at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), a public art intervention at the University of New Haven, CT, a large-scale installation at the Islip Museum in Long Island, NY, and an artist residency at the At Home Gallery in Samorin, Slovakia.