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  • Deke Weaver Named a Guggenheim Fellow

    Art + Design Associate Professor Deke Weaver is one of five university professors named 2014 Guggenheim Fellows. They are among 178 North American artists, scholars and scientists selected on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise from a pool of almost 3,000 applicants, according to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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  • Corinne May Botz - Domestic Incidents

    Corinne May Botz
    "Domestic Incidents"
    April 17, 2014 5:30PM
    62 Krannert Art Museum

    Corinne May Botz is a writer and photographer. She graduated from Milton Avery School of the Arts, Bard College, with an M.F.A. in Photography in 2007. Her work has been featured or reviewed in publications such as New York Magazine, The New York Times, Artforum, The Washington Post, and Modern Painter. She is adjunct professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, as well as an instructor at the International Center of Photography, also in NYC. Themes of bodily anxieties, spatial phobias and the domestic sphere will be presented, along with a survey of Ms. Botz’s recent and current projects.

  • 4/11/2014

    Kiff Slemmons
    Public Lecture
    April 11, 2014 7:00 PM
    62 Krannert Art Museum

    In her exhibition "The Thought of Things," Kiff Slemmons made jewelry that used parts of aged photographs, rulers, typewriters, and other found objects in order to elicit a direct personal response. Another series of works that question worth and value was the much talked about, "Re:Pair and Imperfection." In the process of preparing the series, she asked some of her peers to give her pieces that were unfinished because they are unwanted or somehow flawed. Her intention was to make the viewer question the nature of imperfection and contemplate the new meaning of unconventional repair.

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  • 3/3/2014

    This 4-day event provides Illinois teens new opportunities to explore the University of Illinois campus; study potential careers or build their leadership skills, and meet youth from across the state. See what it takes to be an artist/designer. This Academy will explore traditional and contemporary artistic processes, including observational drawing, site-specific installation and time arts. All youth will work with faculty members in the University studios.

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  • 2/19/2014

    Follow the spring semester MFA Studio Critiques and Critic Lectures at the website. Learn about future lectures from Sheila Pepe, Valerie Cassel Oliver, and Francis Cape. Also check out the MFA Studio Tumblr site.