Thursday, June 8, 2017

Pippin Frisbie-Calder awarded $5000 grant to bring 'Cancelled Edition' to ArtPrize Nine

On June 5th with just five minutes and five slides alumna Pippin Frisbie-Calder (MFA 2017) won a $5000 grant to install 'Cancelled Edition' at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The Pitch Night competition was held at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.

Frisbie-Calder will use the grant proceeds to re-create 'Cancelled Edition,' an interactive installation first shown at the Carroll Gallery as part of her MFA Thesis exhibition in April. For the installation Frisbie-Calder will create a collection of 400 woodcut prints of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker, a bird thought to be extinct. As collectors purchase prints of the birds, the exhibition simulates the process of extinction.

Read more about it at ArtPrize.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Kaori Maeyama at Staple Goods

In the Neighborhood, oil on panel, 18″x24″
The Passenger, a solo show of urban landscape paintings by alumna Kaori Maeyama (MFA 2017) will be on view at Staple Goods, 1340 St. Roch Avenue, from June 10 – July 2, 2017. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 10, from 6-9pm.

Maeyama's work is also on view at TEN Gallery, 4432 Magazine Street, June 3- June 25. This group exhibition, titled Rassembl├ęs, features current and recent Tulane and LSU graduate students: Andrea Berg, Justin Bryant, Eli Casino, Carolina Casusol, Christopher Gray, Masy Hebert, and Kaori Maeyama.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Student Art Awards

On Thursday April 27th the Newcomb Art Department hosted its annual Student Art Awards ceremony in Stone Auditorium. Dr. Michael Plante, Associate Professor of Art History, presented the Art History Awards and Kevin H. Jones, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, presented the Studio Art Awards. Taylor Hochstin, recipient of the Henry Stern Prize, presented her paper, "Against the Inferiority of Interiority: Carolee Schneemann's 1975 Performance of 'Interior Scroll.'" Following the awards presentation, the celebration moved to the Carroll Gallery for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition reception featuring work by Eliza Carey, Marisa Chafetz, Lis Rossi, and Lilith Winkler-Schor.

2017 Student Art Awards 

Outstanding Art History Major Award: Coco Zhang
The Henry Stern Prize Paper: Taylor Hochstin
The Nell Pomeroy O’Brien Award in Art History: Blaze D’Amico
The Alberta “Rusty” Collier Memorial Award for 2D Art: Marisa Chafetz
The Alberta “Rusty” Collier Memorial Award for 3D Art: Lilith Winkler-Schor
The Nell Pomeroy O’Brien Award in Studio Art: Malcolm Kriegel
The Sandy Chism Award in Painting: Adhira Divagaran
The Class of 1914 Prize in Art: Eliza Carey

Friday, April 28, 2017

Student News: Lilith Winkler-Schor (BFA, 2017)

Lilith Winkler-Schor is one of 62 national recipients of the prestigious Truman Scholarship

by Barri Bronston, photo by Ryan Rivet

With so much work to complete before the end of the semester, Tulane University senior Lilith Winkler-Schor was in a grumpy mood. She needed something to cheer her up — and she got it in the form of a phone call from Tulane President Mike Fitts on April 7.

Fitts informed her that she is one of 62 in the nation to win a prestigious Truman Scholarship, and just like that, the grumpiness turned into ecstasy. “I was elated,” she said. “I called my parents, but I didn’t want to post anything until I saw something in writing.”

Her skepticism was short-lived. She indeed won the scholarship, which provides $30,000 toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in professional development programming to prepare for a career in public service leadership.

Candidates for the scholarship must be nominated by their colleges. This year, 768 candidates were nominated by 315 institutions. That number was whittled down to 199 finalists, and eventually the 62 winners, who will receive their awards at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri, on May 28.

Winkler-Schor, a Newcomb Scholar from Seattle, Washington, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in social policy and political science and a bachelor of fine arts degree in glass and sculpture. Her scholarship focuses on urban policy, with special emphasis on incarceration, poverty and housing policy.

She is co-founder of Roots of Renewal, a community development nonprofit that provides work training for formerly incarcerated young adults as they re-enter their neighborhoods. She is a fellow at the Next City Vanguard, and is one of two recipients this year of the Tulane Center for Public Service’s Jim Runsdorf Excellence in Public Service Award.

Winkler-Schor plans to defer graduate school so she can continue working at Roots of Renewal and helping the formerly incarcerated become productive members of society. “It’s been a wild and wonderful journey,” she said. “But it’ll be nice to concentrate on this work without having to worry about school for a while.”

[Tulane New Wave, April 27, 2017]

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Student Art Awards and BFA Exhibition

Celebrate with us this Thursday, April 27th!

Newcomb Art Department Student Art Awards

(includes reading of Henry Stern Prize Paper in Art History)
5:00 pm, Stone Auditorium

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

5:45 pm, Carroll Gallery

[from left, details of works by:  Marisa Chafetz, Lis Rossi, Eliza Carey, Lilith Winkler-Schor]

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mia Bagneris: Redefining the Early African Diaspora

Assistant Professor Mia L. Bagneris, the Jesse Poesch Junior Professor of Art History in the Newcomb Art Department and her collaborator Anna Arabindan-Kesson of Princeton University's Department of Art and Archaeology have won an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship for their project Beyond Recovery: Reframing the Dialogues of Early African Diaspora Art History, c. 1700-1900. The book aims to redefine early African diaspora art history by revealing and reconsidering the varying entanglements of artists of African descent—and the art histories they have often been written out of—and to offer a model for breaking new ground in the field.

Read more about Prof. Bagneris' work on The Representation of Enslaved Mixed-Race Women in British Art in News from the Field, School of Liberal Arts newsletter, April 2017.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Inside Looking Out / Outside Looking In: Paintings by Ronna S. Harris

Inside Looking Out / Outside Looking In: Paintings by Ronna S. Harris is on view at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum in Blowing Rock, North Carolina from March 25 - July 23, 2017.

Ronna S. Harris was trained in the philosophy of impressionism and its warm and cool palette, yet her current practice involves a back-and-forth and intertwined relationship between American realism and abstract expression. Formally, her paintings depict still lifes, portraiture, and details pulled from the landscape. Conceptually, Harris discloses connections between all three. Inside Looking Out / Outside Looking In celebrates this and many other diverging and converging relationships in her work through an exhibition of twenty oil paintings.

Through a proficient understanding of light and skillful mark-making, Harris’ paintings serve as windows into the intimate, connective details of nature, objects, and humanity. A window rendered within the painting may serve as a backdrop for other subjects, or the physical frame of the painting itself may serve as a window into nature. One painting may place the viewer inside, allowing for one to look outward, while another places the viewer outside, allowing for one to reflect inward.

[Ronna Harris, The Actress, What Kind of Fool am I? Oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist]