UA Art Faculty Accolades – November 2022

Melissa Yes, “Finches” film stills, 2022, HD video, collaboration with Tyler Jones, Fen Kennedy, and Todd Slaughter. Image courtesy Melissa Yes.

At a2ru’s 2022 National Conference: Exploring Artistic Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Assistant Professor Melissa Yes (digital media) and her collaborator Fen Kennedy presented Finches: Disciplinary Narratives in Interdisciplinary Arts Research. 

Paul R. Jones Museum director Daniel White published an invited essay in the catalog for the solo exhibition of Charlie Lucas, In Honor of My Great-Grandfather, curated by Paul Barrett, at Wilson Hall Gallery at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, September 21 – November 3, 2022. White’s essay is titled “Take This Hammer and Carry It To My Captain.”

A painting by instructor and graduate student Tom Wegrzynowski, Triumph of the Masters, won the Reece Museum Award in the 2022 International FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social & Politically Engaged Art, held at East Tennessee State University’s Reece Museum and juried by Wesam Mazhar Haddad. Wegrzynowski also had two paintings accepted into the West Alabama Juried Show, Tuscaloosa, which will be on display, December 2-16, and January 6-20, 2023.

Tom Wegrzynowski, Triumph of the Masters, second version. Image courtesy of the artist.

Professor of drawing, Pete Schulte, has a solo exhibition at Laney Contemporary in Savannah, Georgia, November 4, 2022 – January 14, 2023.

Professor of painting and department chair Jason Guynes has two paintings included in the exhibition, Negotiations: Portraits, at the Alabama State Council on the Arts’ Georgine Clarke Alabama Artists Gallery in Montgomery in November.

Pete Schulte, Untitled, 2022, graphite, pigment, and paper, 11 x 11 inches.

Assistant Professor Allison Grant (photography) has photographs in a group exhibition, “8,” at Laney Contemporary in Savannah, Georgia, curated by the Fuel and Lumber Company, which opens November 4, 2022 – January 14, 2023.

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