Thursday, April 29, 2010

Student Art Exhibition Through May 7

Don't miss our display of student art on the main floor of Carmichael Hall. Now in the library lobby you'll find paintings by the students of Prof. Misty Bennett's ART 429: Narrative Painting class. These pieces were produced in conjunction with our SLEDGEHAMMER: Recollections of E. B. Sledge program that took place last week.

As a part of the celebration of the life and career of Dr. Sledge, Bennett’s Narrative Painting class was given the assignment of creating paintings that tell a story about war for exhibition in Carmichael Library. Though Dr. Sledge famously fought in World War II, the assignment was open to any kind of war throughout history and any kind of personal experience the students may have with war that they wanted to explore in their work.

Participating students include Maggie Blevins, Leslie Carver, Allison Cleveland, Lindsay Dyess, Courtney Harper, Ian Heil, Anna Humphreys, Ryan Moody, Sarah Morriss, Oriana Padron, Jaimi Poole, Danielle Robinson, Austin Self, and Megan Scofield.

Congratulations to Megan Scofield for her winning diptych (located on the South Wall of the Main Floor.) Megan took Best of Show for her work, which deals with some of the iconic imagery of war propaganda. We in the library especially enjoyed her ominous portrayal of Uncle Sam in the above painting.

We also have the pieces produced by our student artists and poets for our recent Prints and Poems event. This year marks the fourth time we've hosted Prints and Poems, and we're thrilled to make it a part of our annual recognition of National Poetry Month. Prints and Poems is an on-going collaborative project between the Departments of English and Art at the University of Montevallo. In the 2009-2010 edition, students from Prof. Scott Stephens’s advanced printmaking class produced original prints that students from Prof. Jim Murphy’s creative writing class responded to. Here is a list of our poets and artists:

Print: untitled, a photo-etching/collage by West Finlayson - Poem: When Pigs Play Chess, by Danielle Robinson

Print: Untitled, an etching by Rachel Fowler - Poem: Playtime, by Teresa A. Whiting

Print: Artes in Allegretto, etching and chine collé by Tenisha Hicks - Poem: Glib, by Sarah Etheridge

Print: Iaido, relief printed etching by Sarah Morriss - Poem: Iaido, by Michael-Paul Smith

Print: “Eek!” Etching by Alana Palermo - Poem: The Lighthouse After Eek, by Matt Goethe

Print: untitled, an inkless embossing by Kyle Reed - Poem: Tangibility in Invisibility, by Charles Trey Stallworth

Print: Self-Portrait, an etching by Kelsey Roberts - Poem: Totems, an ekphrastic poem by Rosie Maguire

Print: untitled, an etching by Marie Smyly - Poem: Of What Remains, by Faiza Malik

Print: untitled, a photo-etching by Scott Stephens - Poem: Vessels, by Jim Murphy

You can see all of these works in the library through Friday, May 7th. Also, check our Facebook and Flickr for more photos of these pieces.

Photos by Joel Bullock and Jason Cooper

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