Grad students CLAIRE LEWIS EVANS and MEREDITH RANDALL, instructor and alumnus JAMEY GRIMES, and alumnae JILLIAN CROCHET and APRIL LIVINGSTON were part of the Alabama Sculptors Exhibit at the University of Mobile in March.
Prints by the late WILLIAM WALMSLEY (1923-2003; BFA 1951, MA 1953) appeared in Grand Hallucinations: Psychedelic Prints by William Walmsley and Friedensreich Hundertwasser with works by the renowned Austrian artist in February and March at William and Mary College. https://events.wm.edu/event/view/wm/6865
In March there were Emerging Alabama Artists at The Gallery in Bloch Hall at the University of Montevallo: AMY FEGER, ANNE HERBERT,and AYNSLEE MOON! Feger and Moon, UA art alumni, and Herbert, current graduate student, were juried into the show curated by Joe Bennett, assistant professor of art at Montevallo.
LAURA SHILL earned a BA in Journalism while taking many courses in photography with Gay Burke at UA. She earned an MFA in Studio Arts from The University of Colorado, Boulder. She worked as director of photography at University Relations. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Redline in Denver, CO, and Integrated Media Arts Program Lab Coordinator for the Department of Art and Art History at CU, Boulder.[Sg13]
JOHNNY GOODWIN, MA 1999 and BA 1997 (history and studio art), earned his MFA and Ph.D. in 2005 in studio art and photography from the University of Memphis. Goodwin is adjunct faculty at Birmingham-Southern College.[Sg13]
LEIGH HOLDEN, MFA 2007 (photography) and MFA 2003 Book Arts, is a working artist and an instructor teaching in the University College Arts and Culture master’s degree program at the University of Denver. Holden recently returned to the Denver area where he is sorting out his studio practice and teaching bookbinding and papermaking workshops. His art practice also includes traditional and alternative photography, printmaking, drawing and installation.
SARAH CUSIMANO MILES, MFA 2010, was named in the top 50 of Critical Mass, an international portfolio review sponsored by Photolucida in Portland, OR. She also received a Juror’s Commendation in the Silver Eye Fellowship 13, sponsored by the Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, PA. Miles received an Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship for the 2012-2013 year and was featured in the Alabama Artists Gallery in Montgomery. She writes, “It has been a good year!”[Sg13]
RHONDA ROEBUCK, MFA 1978, writes: “I am now retired from teaching. I live in Greenwood, VA, just outside of Charlottesville. I taught art for 24 years in Albemarle County Schools. The last 15 years were spent teaching darkroom and digital photography at Western Albemarle High School. I have been an exhibiting artist for most of those years and a member of McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, VA. More recently, I have been involved in some local history research and still use photography for documenting history.”[Sg13]
Since earning an MFA at The Ohio State University in 2010, JENNY FINE, BFA 2006, has been working as a studio assistant for artist Ann Hamilton. During 2009 and 2011 at OSU, Fine taught Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Darkroom Photography. In 2012, she was artist-in-residence at The Wellington School in Columbus, OH, where she worked collaboratively with pre-K through 12th grade students who contributed to the project through storytelling, designing costumes, constructing props and enacting their stories for the camera on a series of local fieldtrips. Fine’s work was exhibited in a group show at The Columbus Museum of Art and she spent three months in Dresden, Germany, on an artist residency, which culminated in a performative installation entitled The everyday things at Geh8, formerly an East German train station. In this installation, for the first time, Fine became a performer alongside “Flat Granny”, a life-sized photographic cut-out of her grandmother worn as a costume.[Sg13]