Faculty Research - Summer 2019

The faculty of Texas Tech School of Art are engaged in a vast variety of research projects. Faculty research helps faculty members stay abreast of their fields, keeps them at the forefront as leaders in their disciplines and helps them to better prepare students with up-to-date techniques and concepts. Faculty research trajectories often include personal explorations on topics developed over many years. Recently some faculty have been engaging in interdisciplinary research such as arts in medicine or arts in engineering

Glover "Stop"

Robly Glover, professor of jewelry design and metalsmithing,was one of the artists whose 2017 work titled Stop is included in the curated, international exhibition titled Connections at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Connections is the Renwick Gallery's dynamic ongoing permanent collection presentation, featuring more than 80 objects celebrating craft as a discipline and an approach to living differently in the modern world. The installation includes iconic favorites alongside new acquisitions. The exhibition opened in April and is ongoing.  

Rina Little, Ph.D., associate professor in art education, conducted a week-long workshop at the Lynden Sculpture Garden from July 8-12 and July 31 on the theme Re+Stor+Ation and as part of her research agenda on place-based inquiry. Presented "Shifting, Shaping, and Sharing: Our Tale of an Alfombra Project in Antigua" for The International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) in July. Earlier in May, she presented "A Museum and Its Education: Place-Making as Resistance" at the Fifteenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Little continues co-editing Trends - The Journal of the Texas Art Education Association for the 2019 issue and is a member of Women's Caucus Committee to review NAEA Convention Proposals for 2020.

Von Venhuizen, associate professor of ceramics, had two ceramic works selected for the international curated exhibition Karl Martz and the Legacy of Indiana University Ceramics presented at the The Haan Museum of Indiana Art in Lafayette, Indiana May through July, 2019. Venhuizen was one of twenty-four artists chosen from around the world that have been a major influence in ceramics and having attended Indiana University.  The two pieces will be added to the museum's permanent collection.

Venhuizen also had artwork selected for the international exhibition titled Off Center presented  at Blue Line Arts in Roseville, CA April through May 2019 and the national exhibition titled Art of Clay presented at Mark Arts | Mary R. Koch Arts Center in Wichita, KS April through June 2019.

Yoo - Forward Press

Sangmi Yoo, professor of printmaking,is one of ten artists included in the exhibition titled Forward Press: 21st Century Printmakingcurated by Susan J. Goldman and presented by the Printmaking Legacy Project® at the American University Museum in Washington, D.C., April 6-August 11, 2019.  Yoo also served as a panelist during the opening proceedings for the exhibition.