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Honors Art, Action, & the Environment, Spring 2022

In spring semester, students in Professor Wendy Wischer’s Honors Art, Action, & the Environment class explored art, environmentalism and activism with research and art-making activities, a field trip to the Bonderman Field Station at Rio Mesa, and public Earth Day event. U Save the Lake was held just before Earth Day on April 21, 2022 […]

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Class of 2022 After Graduation!

Congratulations ot the Class of 2022! We caught up with a few graduating seniors about their plans after graduation: Comstock has received a Development internship at Penland School of Craft, located in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Penland focuses on clay, bookarts, glass, metals, textiles, and printmaking, and serves as a hub of community for […]

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Alum Bea Hurd opens solo exhibition at BDAC

Since graduating last year, alum Bea Hurd (BFA Sculpture Intermedia 2021 @beayond_art) spent 5 months on art residencies that took them across the country: Art Farm in Nebraska, Camp Wonder Wander in Waynesboro Tennessee, AIR Studio Paducah in Kentucky, Arts Letters and Numbers in Averill Park NY – and currently back to Utah as a […]

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2022 CFA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher: Comstock

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We’re delighted to share that Art & Art History student Comstock has been presented with the 2022 College of Fine Arts Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher award. In 2015, The Office of Undergraduate Research established the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award to recognize an outstanding undergraduate researcher from each college. Faculty mentors are invited to nominate students, and awardees are selected by committee. The criteria for the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award […]

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2022 Outstanding Senior: Alexandria Jensen

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We’re delighted to share that Alexandria Jensen has been awarded the College of Fine Arts Outstanding Senior for Art & Art History! Alexandria Jensen Department of Art & Art History Pronouns: She/Her Majored in: Art Teaching with K-12 Licensure Hometown: Salt Lake City Three words that describe you: Kind, Passionate, Creative Most impactful class or […]

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Capstone Exhibition: E.C. Comstock

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“A Balmy Elsewhere: Restorative Materialisms” takes its title in part from Bill Brown’s “Thing Theory,” which poses and answers the question, why not let things alone? Let them rest somewhere, in a balmy elsewhere, away from the anxieties and ambiguities of theory? This show attempts to enter this place, where the immediacy, tactility, and sensuousness […]

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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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