Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Ron Geibel had two sculptures selected for an exhibition titled “Sweet ‘n Low: An International show of Cute” at Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, Calif. The exhibition was juried by Evan Pricco, editor of Juxtapoz Magazine, and Susannah Kelly and Neil Perry of Antler Gallery in Portland, Ore. Sweet ‘n Low features artwork from over 130 local, national, and international artists who extend the genre of cute from cuddly and precious to creepy and ironic. The exhibition will be on view June 22–Aug. 27, 2017.
Professor of Art and Art History Thomas Noble Howe will deliver the opening plenary lecture: “Bold Imitator: The Arrival of the Greek Monumental ‘Orders,’ the Autodidact Polymath Architect and the Apollonion of Syracuse” at the conference Fonte Aretusa Πηγὴ Ἀρέθουσα, Third Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Heritage of Western Greece, with special emphasis on: Μίμησις – Μimēsis: imitation, emulation, representation, reenactment, at the Sicily Center for International Education in Syracuse, Sicily, May 25–28, 2017. The invitation is the third in the last year which relates to recent interest in his dissertation “The Invention of the Doric Order” (Harvard 1985) on what is arguably the most controversial topic in architectural history, the creation of the Greek architectural “orders” (column types). The lecture proposes that the methodology which is generally used in architectural design classes, such as his own architecture studios, should be applied to questions of architectural history. Howe also will be chairing a session. The lecture will be in English, the chaired session in Italian. The lecture reprises a topic presented recently: that the profession of architect did not rise from the profession of builders.
Professor of Art Victoria Star Varner had two prints selected for the 11th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition 2017 at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut, by Fredya Spira, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The juror reviewed 632 prints from 294 artists from 24 countries and 32 U.S. states. Varner’s prints, “Crossed Paths: Short Version” and “Path Over Tienanmen” will be on view from June 4—Aug. 27 at the Center.