Faculty and Staff Achievements, April – May 2009
CHRISTIE BLIZARD, assistant professor of painting, has had three artworks selected by juror, Mel Chin, into the 2009 Texas National to be presented in April at Stephen F. Austin in Nacodgoches, TX. Three artworks by Blizard have also been selected into 20x20x20 to be presented at Louisiana State University in April. One of these works has received a Merit Award.
SHANNON CANNINGS, adjunct instructor, will have her work represented by Gallery Imperato (Baltimore) at the New York City Affordable Art Fair, showcasing work ranging from $100 - $10,000. In May Cannings will be working on the Slaton mural originally designed by Tex Wilson to restore the original color. On May 4th the Department of Modern Languages dedicated a Cannings painting named Discarded, which is now in the Public Art Collection of TTU.
WILLIAM CANNINGS, associate professor in sculpture, is one of the artists selected into The Great Texas Sculpture Roundup which originated at the Beeville Art Museum in early spring, now goes to the Art Car Museum in Houston May – June. Cannings will be a featured artist at SCOPE Basel (Switzerland) through PanAmerican Art Projects -Miami in May and June.
RICK DINGUS, professor of photography, will present a lecture about the Millennial Collection at an upcoming conference, "Framing Time and Place: Repeats and Returns in Photography," at the University of Plymouth, UK, April 15-17.
STACY ELKO, assistant professor of printmaking, has a solo exhibition at the Blackburn Gallery, Mary Anderson Center, Mt. St. Francis, Indiana through May. She is included in a group exhibition at the AVC Gallery, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, CA in April. She also had one print juried into Women’s Work, presented at the Northeast Area Arts Council, Woodstock, IL in April.
CAROL FLUECKIGER, associate professor of art and Foundations Coordinator, is a finalist for the Hunting Prize, winner to be announced in May. In April she presented a lecture on her work titled “Blue Prints: Archives, Art and Scholarship” at the Texas Tech Women Studies conference.
DIRK FOWLER, assistant professor of communication design, will be featured as the Spotlight Artist during the Premiere Night of the 31st Annual Lubbock Arts Festival, Thursday, April 30th at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Lubbock, TX
JUAN GRANADOS, associate professor of ceramics, will have work appear in a new textbook by Susan Peterson titled, Working in Clay (Lawrence King Publishing 2009).
DAVID LINDSAY, assistant professor in Foundations, is a finalist for the Hunting Prize in Houston. He has a solo exhibition entitled Don’t Let Me Down at The Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene, from May 8th through June 25th. His work was included in a group exhibition at the Alphonse Berber Gallery at Berkeley, CA in April.
SANG-MI YOO, assistant professor of Foundations, has been awarded a solo exhibition entitled, Afterimage, to be presented at the Munshin Museum at Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea, in May 2009.
DON WINK, professor of painting, had a drawing accepted into the Assistance League of Houston Exhibition this spring.