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Faculty and Staff Achievements, Summer 2012

GRANT BILLINGSLEY, summer adjunct instructor, exhibited Wind and Wagons, a collaborative project with Robert DeVet, music student in the fine arts doctoral program, in the SOA Satellite Gallery at LHUCA during the July 6th First Friday Art Trail.

RICK DINGUS, professor in photography, had 145 of his photographic artworks acquired into the permanent collection of the Art Division of the Museum of Texas Tech.  The comprehensive scope of this collection serves as a definitive overview of Dingus’ aesthetic vision over his long career and serve as a resource for ongoing research and exhibition.

STACY ELKO, associate professor in printmaking conducted an art residency in Glenorchy, Australia in July where she constructed “flying machines,” made paintings, and studied aboriginal rock art.

JANIS ELLIOTT, Ph.D., associate professor in art history, received a grant through the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) internal grant initiative offered by the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) for travel and research across Italy to study churches from the early Angevin period (1266-1343). Preliminary results of this research will be presented at the Texas Medieval Association Conference in Houston in October.

CAROL FLUECKIGER, associate professor in art – painting/drawing, received a grant through the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) internal grant initiative offered by the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR).  She traveled to The Library of Congress in Washington DC to study The Woman’s Bible for her art project Solar Powered Paper Dolls. In July she was a guest artist for Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY for their program Arts Afire!

DIRK FOWLER, associate professor in communication design, is included in the new book PUSH Print: 30+ Artists Explore the Boundaries of Printmaking by Jamie Berger and published in early September 2012 (Lake Crafts publishers).  In June he was one of 30 artists featured in John Fosters’ new book, New Masters of Poster Design: Volume 2 (Rockport Publishers).  Fowler has 8 pages in the book including a biography and 11 examples of his work.  Fowler was in a 2-person exhibition at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts in May/June.

ROBIN GERMANY, associate professor in photograph, has recent photographs included in a three-person exhibition titled, Contemplating Limits, which opened at the University of North Texas Galleries on August 30th.

DAVID CHAPMAN LINDSAY, associate professor in art – painting/drawing, received a grant through the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) internal grant initiative offered by the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) to be resident artist at Residency Hilmsen 1 in Germany, a residency directed by the internationally known artist Hans Molzberger, and to have an opportunity to collaborate with Massimiliano Frani, an internationally known concert pianist and the Director of the Public Theater in Vicenza, Italy.

ANEREW MARTIN, associate professor of art, has been named Associate Dean in the College of Visual & Performing Arts.  Martin will begin in the Fall semester and initially focus on resource issues and allocations, HEAF and CIP concerns, fiscal planning as it relates to resources, and configuration and alignment of scholarships across the college.

JORGELINA ORFILA, Ph.D., assistant professor in art history, received a grant through the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) internal grant initiative offered by the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR).  In Nuremberg, Germany, she presented a paper “From Motif to Site: Cézanne’s Landscapes Seen through Art History’s Photographic Eye,” at CIHA 2012, an international conference.  Afterward she researched in Paris archives gathering information related to the historiography of art history in the Interwar Period.