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MFA Candidate Douglas Tolman wins Frankenthaler Climate Art Award

Big congratulations to MFA candidate Douglas Tolman, one of three winners of the Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards! Tolman’s work, Last Gesture, uses wood sourced from a reclaimed pine pallet that carried consumer goods to Utah and salt from the evaporating Great Salt Lake, reflecting his dedication to sense of place and connection to community. Tolman is […]

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Sydney Porter Williams & Dr. Beth Krensky recognized in 2022 Utah Art Educator Association Awards

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Each year at the annual Utah Art Educators Association (UAEA) conference, deserving educators and supporters are awarded educator of the year awards. We’re proud to share that MFA student Sydney Porter Williams has won the 2022 UAEA Preservice Art Educator of the Year Award, and Dr. Beth Krensky was awarded the 2022 Higher Education Educator […]

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U of U Art Students and Alumni at the Statewide Annual Exhibition

The Statewide Annual Exhibition opens this Friday, December 3, at Finch Lane Gallery, and includes work from several Art & Art History students and alumni! Etsuko Kato (BFA 2014, MFA 2020), Sarah May (BFA 2013), Heidi Moller Somsen (MFA 2011), Alexis Rausch (BFA 2018), and Albert Abdul-Barr Wang (current BFA student) are included in this […]

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A Sense of Place

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Responses to Belonging in the American West Collaborative Statement Our research as a group parses out the complexities of Identity embedded in Place. The internal awareness of the struggle and vulnerability it takes to share our relationship to “the west” led to the creation of works exploring these boundaries. Not surprisingly, identity of place in […]

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Art Teaching MFA student to present at ‘Tell the Story’ Event

Art Teaching MFA student Reilly Jensen will be facilitating a comic-book and storytelling arts workshop on behalf of Sema Hadithi, following up on Utah Buffalo Soldier research she’s been involved with. Every year, Sema Hadithi hosts a conference and day of remembrance in support of their mission to discover, preserve, and present histories and stories of […]

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U of U Artists at Three Creeks Confluence Park, SLC

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Painting & Drawing Professor Al Denyer, and alumni Joshua Graham (MFA Community Based Art Teaching, 2019) and Claire Taylor (BFA Printmaking, 2017), were among twenty artists whose designs were selected for a pedestrian bridge at Salt Lake City’s new Three Confluences Park, in the Glendale neighborhood. “Three Creeks Confluence Park is the site where Red […]

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Wendy Wischer & Reilly Jensen in Artivism for Earth Event

Artivism for Earth: Expressions of Loss and Hope is an interdisciplinary collaboration out of the University of Utah to find compassionate and creative solutions to climate crisis. Online content of these artistic collaborations begin on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 2021. Transitions is a collaboration between Artist Wendy Wischer and Poet Katharine Coles that creates transitions in […]

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