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School of Art
Graduate Research

Graduate Research

Summer 2023

Gabriel Peralta and Sawyer Crane attend Elsewhere Summer Residency Program

Studio Art MFA student Gabrielle Peralta and MAE student Sawyer Crane received fellowships from School of Art to participate in the Art, Environment, Sustainability summer residency program at Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, Colorado. The program, which is a collaboration between Texas Tech University and Western Colorado University at Elsewhere Studios, is led by Carol Flueckiger, Associate Professor of Art. The June residency welcomes four university students, two from each university, to conduct independent study research at the intersection of art, environment, and sustainability.

Peralta & Sawyer at Elsewhere

The idea for this group started in 2018 with Elsewhere Studio's symposium, Inspired: Art at Work, where participants created socially-engaged work addressing the natural world and sense of place in the North Fork Valley. AES is designed to facilitate exchange between graduate students in art, science, policy, etc. and engage with creative, environmental, social, and economic issues vital to sustainability and natural stewardship. The program was organized around the eleven attributes outlined by Animating Democracy, an educational module that measures artistic effectiveness by its ability to enrich communities and impact the economy.

Graduate Metals Students Have Works Selected into National Juried Exhibition

S. Sanchez and Rebecca Kim, MFA students in the Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing program, each had one artwork selected into this summer"s Society of North American Goldsmiths' Annual Juried Student Exhibition. SNAG showcases the diversity of students who are the future of the metalsmithing and jewelry field. Jurors for the exhibition were artist SULO BEE and Rachel Saul Rearick, Executive Director of Contemporary Craft . The entire exhibition is available for online viewing through August 15th.

Kim - Sanchez
LEFT: -ology by Rebecca Kim, enamel on copper, 9 x 14.5 inches; RIGHT: Maricón and Joto ornaments by S. Sanchez, copper brass and silver, 5 x 36 x 3.5 inches and 1.2 x 3.5 x 1 inches.

S. Sanchez, their work titled "Maricón and Joto ornaments" shown above right, won an Honorable Mention Award.