UA studio graduate student Francesca Baldarelli’s art work is included in the group exhibition, Clay Review 3, at the Abernathy Arts Center in Sandy Springs, GA, January 27-February 23, 2017.
Engineering-turned-studio art major Brandt Deeds built new bicycle racks at 4th and 23rd for the City of Tuscaloosa, designed by recent graduate Alli Sloan. Deeds will design and build another set at Government Plaza in 2017. He and New College major and art student Nick Jackson together made their first sculpture for the Nucor Charity Auction, which brought in $12,000 to Children’s of Alabama.
Art history major Nadia DelMedico will present her research poster titled, “Too Close to Home: The History of Slavery on The University of Alabama’s Campus” at the 22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History’s new undergraduate poster session.
Graduate teaching assistant Sydney Ewerth will present her MFA thesis exhibition in March in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery. Ewerth’s work was recently accepted into a national juried exhibition, Graphic Clay: A Survey of Illustrated, Printed, and Innovative Surfaces, Baltimore Clayworks, MD, as well as the First Annual Dirty South Mug Competition at the River Oaks Square Arts Center in Alexandria, LA. Read more about Ewerth’s exhibitions here.
Sommer Hallquist presented her research in the new Undergraduate Poster Session at the 22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History. She won a runner up place for the Harrison Award for Excellence in Research for her research into the apocalyptic imagery in a 13th-century illuminated Bible. Her poster was titled “Images of Antichrist within Bible moralisée Codex Vindobonensis 2554, Vienna, Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek.” Hallquist is a double major in art history and anthropology with a minor in French. She is also an Arts Ambassador and recently participated in the Tuscaloosa Arts Council’s Community Arts Conversations at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center.
Graduate student in art history Emilee Hendrickson’s paper on Cardinal della Valle’s Portrait Medal was accepted to the Fifth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, June 19-21, 2017.
Graduate teaching assistant Micah-Shea McKibben’s paper dedicated to “Botticelli’s Isis” was accepted to the 65th meeting of the South Central Renaissance Conference in March in St. Louis, Missouri.
Graduate teaching assistant Celestia “Cookie” Morgan was among 102 artists to be selected in 2013 for State of the Art: Discovering American Artist Now, an exhibition presented by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. Photographs from her Master of Arts exhibition, Passage, are featured in the Alabama Contemporary Photography exhibition at the Mobile Mobile Museum of Art. Morgan’s art website is here.
Kelsey Shearron Windham is a graduate teaching assistant in studio art. In 2014 she was awarded a Graduate Council Fellowship from UA. Windham earned the Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in drawing from Memphis College of Art in 2011. In 2010 she was awarded the Hohenberg Fellowship to study painting in Umbria, Italy and participated in a group show there. Windham was listed among Southern Living’s The Daily South’s “Southern Artists to Follow on Instagram Now” in 2016. In January 2016, she presented her MA exhibition, Stands In Solitude, in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery in Tuscaloosa. She has participated in solo and juried group exhibitions in Memphis and Tuscaloosa.