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February 6, 2023

Welcome to the monthly arts newsletter from the School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division at Alfred university. This newsletter highlights stories and news from faculty, staff, students and alumnx in addition to recent and upcoming on campus arts events and programs.
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Make Art With Us this Summer!

Alfred Summer Arts 2023 features a return or Summer Ceramics Workshops and four weeks of arts workshops in a variety of media areas designed for participants working at all levels: artists, teachers, community members and visiting professionals.

 
 
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NCECA Reception

Save the Date! Casual reception for Alumni & Friends in conjunction with the 2023 NCECA conference in Cincinnati, OH.

 
 
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Black Glass Artist Series continues next month at Alfred University

Alfred University’s School of Art and Design will host three artists in February as part of the University’s continuing Black Glass Artist Series.

 
 
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IEA Spring 2023 Artists in Residence

The Institute for Electronic Arts is bringing a number of artists in residence in the spring of 2023. The Experimental Projects Residency is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and the Schein-Joseph Endowment.

 
 
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Alfred Theatre Students attend Big Telly play in NYC 

Alfred University Theatre students and Visiting Professor of Theater Eliza Beckwith recently attended a performance of "Frankenstein's Monster is Drunk and the Sheep Have all Jumped the Fences" at 59 E. 59th Street Theatre in New York City. The play is produced by Big Telly, a theater company based in Northern Ireland.

 
 
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Sarah Blood awarded residency at John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Alfred University Associate Professor of Light Sarah Blood has been awarded a 2023 Arts/Industry Artist residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, in Sheboygan, WI.

 
 
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Alfred University MFA graduate earns prestigious art award

Alfred University alumnus Bang Geul Han ’04 MFA has been named a recipient of a prestigious Creative Capital Award, presented to artists to finance their project and assist them in building their artistic careers.

 
 
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MFA student Chelsea McMaster awarded NCECA fellowship

Alfred University MFA student Chelsea McMaster has been awarded a 2023 Graduate Fellowship from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

 
 
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MFA student Rose Schreiber to present paper on revisionary Washington portrait

Alfred University MFA student Rose Schreiber will present a paper, “Your Boasted Liberty: American History and Public Memory in a Contemporary Bust of George Washington,” at the upcoming College Art Association Conference, in New York City.

 
 
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Alfred University’s Daisy Wu performs at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium

Daisy Wu, visiting professor of music at Alfred University, performed on guzheng, a traditional Chinese instrument, at a December 29 concert at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, New York City.

 
 
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Alumna publishes book on blood as a special effect for stage performances

Alfred University alumna Jennifer McClure ’04 has published a book about blood as a special effect in stage performances.

 
 
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Leslie Rollins ’20 M.F.A. has work included in South Bend Museum of Art exhibition

Artwork by Alfred University alumnus and School of Art and Design faculty member Leslie Rollins ’20 M.F.A. has been acquired by the South Bend (Indiana) Museum of Art (SBMA) for its permanent collection.

 
 
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MFA student Rose Schreiber receives NCECA fellowship

Rose Schreiber, a graduate student in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, has been awarded the inaugural Environmental Sustainability Fellowship from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). 

 
 
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Work by alumnus Li Hongwei, MFA ’07 on view at Shanghai’s Long Museum

Artwork by Alfred University alumnus Li Hongwei, MFA ’07, is featured in a current exhibition at Long Museum in Shanghai, China.

 
 
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Professor of Sculpture Coral Lambert featured in 'Sculpture' magazine

Alfred University Professor of Sculpture Coral Lambert is featured in the January/February issue of “Sculpture,” a leading publication regarding international contemporary sculpture.

 
 
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New York State Council on the Arts honors Alfred University Associate Professor Eric Souther

Eric Souther ’11 (MFA), associate professor of Video Art at Alfred University, recently was honored by the New York State Council on the Arts for his project “Spiral of Deep Time,” which was selected for the NYSCA Individual Artist Grant in the Film, Media and New Technology category. The award is for NYSCA’s 2023 fiscal year.

 
 
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Alfred University awarded $300,000 Emerson Foundation Grant

Alfred University has earned a $300,000 grant from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation to support the design and construction of a new foundry. The project will enhance the University’s art, design and engineering programs, while also replacing the central steam plant with a new, energy-efficient distributed boiler heating system.

 
 

Upcoming Events

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Percy Echols II

During the Month of February 2023 Alfred University School of Art and Design (SOAD) will host glass artists who hail from the afro diaspora. Each week an artist working with glass will lead workshops and lecture on their work and experience.

 
 
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Wednesday Arts Speaker Series

February 8 : Black Glass Artist Series: Percy Echols II

 
 
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Prosperous Voyage

An exploration of drawing as a practice on view at the Robert C. Turner Gallery February 10 - 17. Opening Reception Friday, February 10, 6-8pm

 
 
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Wednesday Arts Speaker Series

February 15 : Vanessa Maltese (International Randall Chair in Painting)

 
 
 

Bergren Forum - Kelsey Sucena

Kelsey Sucena, “The Ghosts of Instagram: On Photography at the End of the World” Asking the question "what might a post-capitalist photography look like?" Kelsey Sucena, Visiting Asst. Prof. of Photography, will explore the historical and theoretical relationship between photography and the rise of the new economy.

 
 
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Corey Pemberton

During the Month of February 2023 Alfred University School of Art and Design (SOAD) will host glass artists who hail from the afro diaspora. Each week an Artist working with glass will lead workshops and lecture on their work and experience.

 
 
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AU Dance Theater

Featuring Choreography by AU Faculty, Students and guest artists

 
 
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Perhaps Home is Not a Place

Opening Reception, Friday, February 17, 6-8pm. Perhaps Home is Not a Place features nine BIPoC artists who work in a variety of media from fiber to ceramics to explore how bodies are seen or not seen, and how home is not always a physical place we inhabit. 

 
 
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Upheal Book Club - The Body Is Not An Apology

Part 1 (of 2) Workshop led by Victoria Walton

 
 
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Alfred Ceramic Art Museum Spring 2023 Exhibitions

Paul S. Briggs: Knot Stories, The Showcase Exhibition, and Selections: The Archive on view through July 2023. Gallery Hours Tuesday - Sunday 10am-5pm.

 
 
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Wednesday Arts Speaker Series

February 22 : Art History Professors (Meg Bernstein, Hope Childers, and Mary McInnes)

 
 
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Exquisite Corpse Community Drawing Exhibition

On view at the Cohen Gallery through February 16, 2023

 
 
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Wednesday Arts Speaker Series

Wednesdays 7pm BMH 106 (room C) February 1 – March 1

 
 
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