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Art Professor Awarded “Best in Show” in Nationally Adjudicated Exhibition

Professor Jennifer Hecker’s sculpture “Rain Maker” was awarded “Best in Show” in the eighth Annual Glass National at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA. The exhibition runs through January 8, 2023.

Academic News

Painting in Blues

Art lecturer’s latest book on the history and future of jazz named on Forbes’ list of best graphic novels.

Student News

Four Art Majors’ Work Selected for “Best of SUNY” Exhibition

Merve Duyar, senior (BFA); Brian Jimenez, junior (BS); Rosalie Santiago, senior (BFA); and Nicole Toland junior (BFA), each had works selected for inclusion in the “Best of SUNY” juried art exhibition. Seven works in all from these four students were included in the statewide show.

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Art Professor Presents at College Art Association of America Conference

Mitchell Christensen, Assistant Professor of Art, presented “Cross-Institutional Collaboration: Design Studio Initiative Across Campuses” at the 110th Annual College Art Association of America (CAA) Conference on February 17, 2022.

Alumni Updates

Preserving the Legacy of a Gaming Juggernaut

Leah Newman ’18  archives the creative works of Blizzard Entertainment — producers of World of Warcraft and other major video game franchises.

Academic News

Art Professor Selected as Juror for National Sculpture Exhibition

Jennifer Hecker, professor of art, will serve as juror for the 37th Rosen National Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. The competition has showcased contemporary American sculpture in outdoor settings across the campus of Appalachian State University for the last 36 years.

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Art Professor’s Sculptures on Display in Two National Exhibits

Jennifer Hecker currently has work on display in two nationally adjudicated exhibitions. “Rain Maker” is in the 8th Annual Glass National exhibition at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia, while “Rain Rustler” is part of Transcending the West, an exhibition at the Artworks Center for Contemporary Art in Loveland, Colorado.

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Art History Professor Publishes in New International Journal

Dr. Alisia Grace Chase’s analysis of the new sculpture atop the Appellate Court in Manhattan, “Sculpting Autonomy: The New Idol Demands Sacrifice,” was this week’s lead feature in the new, international Sex Realist Feminism journal, Fairer Disputations.

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Art Professor’s Graphic Novel Lands on Forbes’ Best of 2022 List

Written and illustrated by Dave Chisholm, adjunct lecturer of Art, “Enter the Blue” has been named one of Forbes’ best graphic novels of 2022.

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Art Professor Heads to Arizona for Solo Exhibit

Jennifer Hecker, Department of Art, is heading to Oracle, Arizona (outside of Tucson) for a solo exhibition opening on International Sculpture Day and a three week artist residency.