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Faculty and Staff Achievements, April – August 2011

FUTURE AKINS, assistant professor in visual studies, along with STACY ELKO, assistant professor in printmaking, and SANG-MI YOO, associate professor in Foundations, were invited to stage a 3-person exhibition of their prints titled Sojourns, Metaphors, and Flying Machines: The Mythical Prints of Future Akins, Stacy Elko and Sand-Mi Yoo during Print Houston 2011 at the Museum of Printing History in Houston in June-July.  They also delivered a lecture presentation during the proceedings.

JOE ARREDONDO, director of Landmark Arts, served on the Advisory Committee of the 2011 Texas Biennial by guest curator Virginia Rutledge, a New York based art historian and art lawyer.  The Biennial was presented in Austin, Houston and San Antonio in April and May.

CHRISTIE BLIZARD, assistant professor in painting, was invited, by curator Virginia Rutledge, to present "The Give-Away Project" at the 2011 Texas Biennial in Austin in April during opening weekend. She also had a solo exhibition at the Artspace Gallery @ Plant Zero in Richmond, VA in mid-March through mid-April and was included in an invitational exhibition, Chromaticism, presented at Noma Gallery, San Francisco in June and July. She received a Fellowship at the MacDowell Artist Colony in Peterborough, NH in May and participated in the SIM Artist in Residency Program in Reykjavik, Iceland in June. Blizard is also announced this spring as recipient of the Alumni Association's New Faculty Award.

SHANNON CANNINGS, adjunct instructor in Foundations, was a featured artist in the 2011 Texas Biennial (April - May) in Austin. She was included in a two-person exhibition at the Anya Tish Gallery in Houston in May.

WILLIAM CANNINGS, associate professor in sculpture, had a solo exhibition of his sculpture at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts in March.

RICK DINGUS, professor of photography, had a portfolio of images published in Llano Estacado: An Island in the Sky, a book published this April by TTU Press.  One of his mural sized prints was added to the collection of the Portland Art Museum in Portland, OR and six mural sized prints entered the TTU Southwest Collection/Special Collections.

STACY ELKO, associate professor of printmaking, had one artwork selected into the Fayetteville Technical College 2nd Annual FTCC Exhibition which was exhibited in North Caroline through the end of March.  She was also included in the 31st Annual National Print Exhibition staged by ArtLink Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana through the end of May.

CAROLYN ERLER, Ph.D., assistant professor in visual studies, made two research presentations at the Digital/Media, Race, Affect and Labor Conference at Bowling Green State University, organized by BGSU's renowned program in American Culture Studies in April. The chair of American Culture Studies requested the text "Chimera: (In)visible Traces of a Family Cancer in Ward One of Toledo, Ohio" for publication in conference proceedings and/or an edited book.  Her article "Mutant Matter and Memory: Different Body Formations in Ward One of Toledo, Ohio" in included in the art education journal Journal of Visual Culture & Gender (summer).  

CAROL FLUECKIGER, associate professor in Foundations, had a solo exhibition titled Solar Powered Paper Dolls in February and March at the San Antonio College.

DENNIS FEHR, Ed.D, associate professor in visual studies, was featured on June 14th in the Royal Gazette of Bermuda. The feature article focused on his research in feminist art.

TINA FUENTES, director and professor in Foundations, had a screenpring included in the Arte Tejano: De Campos, Barrios y Fronteras exhibition, which was presented at the OSDE Espacio de Arte in Buenos Aires, Argentina in June through August.

ROBIN GERMANY, associate professor in photography, had nine pinhole photographs of the ocean included in the exhibition titled Retina at the Buckham Art Center in Flint, MI in spring 2011.  Vincent Aletti, reviewer for The New Yorker and Photograph magazine selected six of Germany's underwater/encaustic photographs for the exhibition Photography Now 2011, presented at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY in April-May.

JUAN GRANADOS, associate professor in ceramics, was published in the May issue of Design of Ceramic, a South Korean Ceramic Monthly periodical.  His current creative research is featured in a six-page article with reproductions of his work and working method.

ANDREW MARTIN, associate professor of painting and drawing and ANNE LONGO, adjunct instructor in Foundations, were included in a 3-person exhibition at the Pecan Campus Visual Arts Gallery of South Texas College in McAllen in January and February. The exhibition travelled to the Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery in March and April.

DAVID MONDT, assistant curator for Landmark Arts, was elected to the 2011-2012 Staff Senate and was sworn in on July 13th.

JORGELINA ORFILA, Ph.D., assistant professor in art history, was recognized with a President's Excellence in Teaching Award in April.  Also in April, Dr. Orfila presented a paper titled "New Approaches to the Study of Paul Cézanne's Landscapes: The Use of Site Photographs for Art Historical Research," at the Midwest Art History Society Conference, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  

ROLANDO SHAW, woodshop manager and ceramist, was one of six artists invited to participate in "The Clay Event" in Junction, TX in June.  He provided a ceramics demonstration.

VON VENHUIZEN, associate professor in ceramics, had a work selected into the Red Lodge Clay Center's 2011 Bi-Annual Juried National by juror, Brad Schwieger.

SARA WATERS, professor in sculpture, was one of 30 Texas sculptors, along with WILLIAM CANNINGS, associate professor in sculpture, invited to present their artwork in the exhibition titled Sculpture Inside Out, presented at the Tarrant County College Northwest Campus, Fort Worth in March and April.

SANG-MI YOO, associate professor in Foundations, is included in the exhibition Just Press Print presented at the Anya Tish Gallery in Houston in June and July, in collaboration with PrintHouston 2011, during which Yoo is included in a 3-person exhibition with TTU faculty Future Akins and Stacy Elko (see above).