Alumni News

UA Art Historian Recruits Kentuck Festival Volunteers

UA’s Department of Art and Art History has been fortunate to have a strong support staff of intelligent and inspired instructors who pass on their love of the study of art, as well as their enthusiasm for art in general, in introductory courses for the department. Alumna and full-time instructor Micah-Shea McKibben is one of

UA Art History Major to Attend Trinity College Dublin

Anna Wallace Pitts (BA 2021, summa cum laude, double major: art history and studio art; minor: Blount Scholars Program) will attend Trinity College Dublin to pursue a Master of Philosophy in art history this fall. The program focuses on the history of Irish art and architecture, Pitts said, “which dovetails perfectly with my research interests

New Designer Remembers Her Professors

Rebecca DeLong (BA 2021, studio art) is a graphic designer at LPK, a design firm in Cincinnati. DeLong said, “I get to work with global brands spanning a wide variety of industries including food & beverage, technology, baby care, beauty, health and wellness, and more.” DeLong also runs her own freelance graphic design business that

UA Art Alumni Write Home About New Adventures

Congratulations to a few of our recent grads and alumni who are striking out into the world! Let us know what you’re doing! Ashlee René Thompson (MFA 2022) is currently working as a financial aid advisor at UA, and has been awarded an artist residency at ArtRez in Newnan, Georgia, in August. Her painting, Comfort

Art History Alumna at the National Park Service: a ‘Full Circle Moment’

UA alumna Shannon Walsh, who earned her MA in art history in 2020, is about to begin a new job with the National Park Service as the visual information specialist for the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, both in New York. Although she is breaking new ground geographically,

Alumna Demos Printmaking Techniques at Shelton State Community College

Recent UA art alumna Sandra Vega (MFA 2022, printmaking) gave a printmaking demonstration for students in the Shelton State Community College Visual Arts Department and judged their end-of-the-semester student art show last week. Vega was invited by Shelton State art instructor Carson Grubaugh, who said, “Students pulled prints from one of Sandra’s woodblocks and then

UA Alumna’s Photography Showcased by Mental Health Advocacy Project

UA alumna Alayna Pernell’s photographic work has been recognized by the Too Tired Project (TTP), a national nonprofit arts organization advancing mental health advocacy through photography. Pernell’s work was selected by TTP’s executive director, acclaimed photographer Kelly Burgess, and featured on the pages of Lenscratch.com, a blog that explores and celebrates contemporary fine art photography

UA Alumna in National Cathedral Performance Art Celebrating Women’s Suffrage

In March, UA art history alumna Corey Dzenko (MA 2007) was part of a performance of social practice artist Sheryl Oring’s ongoing project “I Wish to Say,” held in the Washington National Cathedral. Dzenko is an associate professor of art history in the department of art and design at Monmouth University in West Long Branch,