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STUDENT NEWS 2011-12
Congratulations on a wonderful senior show! The BFA and BA Student Show was featured in the Wasmer Gallery from April 13 to May 20, 2012. Exhibiting BFA students include Caitlin Reniff, Sarah Hamski,
and Sarah Wojciechowski
; BA artists include Alissa Carton, Ashley Parr, Bethany Baughman, Candace Searles,
and Nicole Fisher
(BFA '12) was accepted into the Art Therapy and Counseling Masters program at Ursuline. Sarah Wojciechowski
(BFA '12) is working FT at the Corcoran Galleries in Cleveland and was in the invitational show “The Skull and Skeleton in Art: Folk Art to Pop Culture” at Lakeland Community College from 15 Sep to 3 Nov 11. Brandi McCormick
(BFA '13), Ashley Parr
(BA '12), Nicole Fisher
(BA '12), Caitlin Reniff
(BFA '12), Sarah Hamski
(BFA '12), and Sarah Wojciechowski
(BFA '12) showed art work for a Thanksgiving Interfaith Art Show sponsored by Interact Cleveland in November 2011. Bethany Baughman
(BA '12) and Tom Koch
(BFA '11) exhibited at the Root Café in Lakewood, Ohio from 1 Oct 11 to 1 Nov 2011. Bethany also had a solo show called "Woven from Nature" at Penitentiary Glen Nature Center from 10 Mar to 13 May 2012.Pam Erhardt
(BFA '11) has been accepted into the MFA program at Stephen S. Austin State University in Texas. Bob Piotrowski
(BA '11) is completing a BFA in animation at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco
, CA. Katelynn Altgilbers
(BFA '10) completed her MFA at Montclair State University in New Jersey and is now teaching sculpture at SUNY Old Westbury College in Long Island in Long Island.
The Students Arts Organization for Peace and Justice
has been active this year! In November 2011 select members traveled with the IRTF to The Vigil at Fort Benning to call for the closing of the SOA/WHINSC which continues to graduate soldiers who commit human rights abuses in their own countries in Central and South America. In April 2012 they sponsored a drum circle, ceramic experience, and tie dye event for "Random Acts of Arts and Sciences" week. They also worked with the AR 206 Design Foundation Design class to create and install market sculptures in Wasmer Gallery as part of the H.E.L.P. Malawi Exhibit which opened 3 Feb 2012. For more on SAO activities, check them out on Facebook.
FACULTY NEWS 2011-12Elisha Dumser
received Ursuline's Teaching Excellence Award for 2011, and was honored for “Excellence in Education" in Ohio Magazine (Dec 2011). She presented at two national conferences: “Recognizing Innovative Design in the Nereid Monument at Xanthos” at the Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting (Detroit MI, 20 Apr 2012) and “The Arcus Novus
and the Meaning of its Spolia” at the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (Philadelphia PA, Jan 2012). In March, Dr. Dumser delivered two public lectures at the University of Alabama Huntsville entitled “Athenian Women and the Panathenaia” and “Building Power: The Architecture of Maxentius in Rome (306-312 CE)”. She also presented "Building Power" as part of Ursuline College's spring Faculty Lecture Series. In addition, Dr. Dumser published five book reviews with CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
In June, Dr. Dumser will spend two weeks at the American Academy in Rome as a Visiting Scholar. Pat Fallon
began a body of work on "Children of War." She also gave a joint presentation with Sr. Rosaria Perna at Heritage Middle School for 25-30 eighth graders regarding Ursuline College’s Art Department and jobs for art majors (15 Nov 2011).Sr. Rosaria Perna
exhibited over 30 pieces in the two-person show of digital art, “Computer Arts/Digitals Featuring the art of Chris Wayne & Rosaria Perna, OSU,” at Wasmer Gallery (9 Sept 11 to 14 Oct 2011). She also served as the graphics advisor for the award-winning Inscape
2012, Ursuline College's fine arts publication. Sr. Rosaria was invited to give the "Turning 21" talk at the annual Turning 21 Dinner on 22 Apr 2012. Sr. Diane Therese Pinchot
, together With the Student Arts Organization on Peace and Justice and select Ursuline Sisters, traveled in November 2011 with the IRTF to The Vigil at Fort Benning to call for the closing of the School of the Americas/WHINSC which continues to train soldiers who commit human rights abuses in their own countries in Central and South America. Three of the 5 soldiers who killed Sister Dorothy Kazel, OSU and the church women were trained at this school. Sr. Diane gave several public talks: she gave a retreat with Christopher Reynolds to the Board of Directors at Centering Space on using the art and prayer of mandalas and the native spirituality of the Medicine Wheel (5 Nov 11); she gave a presentation to the faculty and staff of VASJ and Beaumont on “Angela Merici and the Land: Vision and Sustainable Practice” (16 Aug 2011); and she gave a presentation to the men from Saint Edwards preparing to go to El Salvador on "Building in a developing country" about an altar she created on the spot the church women were found in a shallow grave (7 Dec 11). Sr. Diane also created the Logo for the Ursuline Sisters Community Meetings held this year and is creating a body of work on sustainability and healing.
STUDENT NEWS 2010-11A Wonderful Student Show!
The BFA and BA student show opened last Friday, April 15th. Congratulations to all who exhibited work: BFA students Briannia Love
(printmaking) and Mary Lynn Mizenko
(painting), as well as BA students Kaelyn Hraback
, Thomas Koch
, Victoria Politi
and Jessica Schuman
. The show is up in Wasmer Gallery through May 20th. Please join us for the BFA artist's presentations on May 13th, 12:30-2:30 PM in the Wasmer Gallery. Tom Koch
has been nominated into Kappa Gamma Pi, the national honor society for graduates of Catholic colleges and universities that recognizes academic excellence, scholarship, leadership and community service. He has also been chosen as one of Ursuline's students in the Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Congratulations, Tom!
Congratulations to alumna (BFA '10) Gabrielle Monk
on her acceptance into an MFA program. If you see her this summer directing art studies at the Frontier Day Camp you can congratulate her in person! Briannia Love
, a senior BFA student, was nominated to represent Ursuline in the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AICUO) Excellence in the Visual Arts competition for 2011.
Congratulations to Brandi McCormick!
Her drawing "Anger Management," included in Ursuline's fine arts annual Inscape
, was judged "BEST ART"
among college magazines in our category. This national award was presented by the American Scholastic Press. In addition, Brandi's work received the Inscape 2010 "First Place with Special Merit" award.
Brandi McCormack, Anger Management