Geometrics: Leigh Van Duzer (MFA '10) and Heather Ramsdale (MFA '10)

Leigh Van Duzer, Geysers, 2013
Leigh Van Duzer (MFA '10) and Heather Ramsdale (MFA '10) will present new work in their exhibition Geometrics.

The exhibition runs from 3.01.13 -- 3.30.13. An opening reception will be held Friday 03.01, 7-10pm.

Salon 1522
1522 N Lawrence St
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Please visit www.leighvanduzer.com and www.heatherramsdale.com for more info.


Jacob Rivkin ('13) Featured in the Feeding Cities Photography Exhibition

Jacob Rivkin, Cans, 2012
Two photographs by Jacob Rivkin ('13) will be exhibited in the Feeding Cities Photography exhibition at the University of Pennsylvania, Morgan Fine Arts Gallery from March 4th - March 21st.  The opening reception will be held on March 14th from 5:30PM - 7:30PM.  The exhibition is the visual companion to Penn’s international conference Feeding Cities: Food Security in a Rapidly Urbanizing World, which will be held on campus March 13-15, 2013.  

Morgan Building
205 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

For more information visit www.feedingcities.com or www.jacobrivkin.com.


Rene Marquez (MFA '93) to Present at Penn Humanities Symposium

How do ideas of center and periphery enter into research programs and disciplines? Can we study centers and peripheries without reproducing the structures of power our research is designed to reveal or critique? How might we teach about centers and peripheries while navigating these various methodological challenges? To confront these and other questions, this one-day symposium will bring together invited speakers with the Forum's Graduate Mellon Fellows including Tara Fadenrecht (MFA '13) and other Penn graduate students and faculty.

10:00am-12:00pm - Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Free and open to the public - Click to pre-register

The Challenge of the Periphery

Jane Guyer

Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins

Eric Hayot
Professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies, Penn State

Rene Marquez
Associate Professor of Visual Art, University of Delaware

Kazys Varnelis 
Director, Network Architecture Lab, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation  

1:30-5:45pm - Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum - Free and open to students and faculty (Penn and regional)

PANEL 1: 1:30-3:30pm
Discussants: Jeremy Dell and Gideon Fink Shapiro, GHF Mellon Fellows

"The Point of Departure is Elsewhere": Three Recent Arguments for Africa as a Theoretical Point of Departure on Aspects of Current Capitalism - Jane Guyer

Networked Publics or Pareto's Revenge - Kazys Varnelis

PANEL 2: 3:45-5:45pm
Discussants: Yumi Lee and Cliff Mak, GHF Mellon Fellows

Scale, Hierarchy, and the Problem of World Literature - Eric Hayot

Is This a Studio or a Kennel? - Rene Marquez
To view more of Marquez's work, please visit his website.


Book Release: Chymia by The Common Press

Join The University of Pennsylvania’s Common Press at The Print Center to celebrate the release of their new book Chymia. A collaboration between artists Marc Blumthal, Marianne Dages, Matt Neff, Ivanco Talevski and Tricia Treacy, designed and printed at The Common Press, Chymia is their visual response to a collection of manuscripts relating to early chemistry and alchemy owned by Penn. The book and related prints will be available for viewing.

Book Release: Chymia by The Common Press, Wednesday, February 20, 6:00-8:00pm.

The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street



Amy Archambault (MFA '11) receives 2013 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Grant

Amy Archambault, You Can Survive
Amy Archambault (MFA '11) has recently received the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Grant for Sculpture / Installation. The Massachusetts Cultural Council is proud to provide unrestricted grants for artists to promote the further development of their talents. MCC's Artist Fellowships recognize exceptional work by Massachusetts artists across a range of disciplines. These highly competitive awards provide artists crucial validation among their peers and the public. They catalyze artistic advancement and pave the way for creative innovation of enduring cultural value. Archambault recently received a Research & Publication Grant from the College of the Holy Cross, MA and is will feature her proposed work in this springs exhibition at the College. Future projects will now be brought to realization as she receives the MCC award.

For more information about the MCC, please visit http://www.massculturalcouncil.org/programs/artistfellows.asp

Amy Archambault & Justine Hill (MFA '11) exhibit at The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, MA

Justine Hill, Mombi, 2012
Amy Archambault & Justine Hill (MFA '11) will be featured in an exhibition held in conjunction with Opening Doors, 40 Years of Women at Holy Cross. Archambault and Hill were members of the 2008 graduating class from the College and are thrilled to return to the gallery exposing the latest of their art projects. Special thanks to Roger Hankins for sharing this wonderful exhibition with the community and inspiring the current student body and beyond. Other artists featured include Margaret Lanzetta'79, Ann Marie Kennedy '89, Rachelle Beaudoin '04, Elizabeth Hamilton '04, Teresa Buscemi '07 and Haley Allen '11.

Opening Doors, 40 Years of Women at Holy Cross is on view from 03.14 -  04.12.13.  An opening will be held 03.14 (TBA). The exhibition also includes an artist talk with Amy Archambault on 03.14 (TBA) and a panel discussion with the artists (TBA).

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery
College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

For more information, please visit offices.holycross.edu
To view more work by Archambault and Hill, please visit www.amyarchambault.com and justinehill.com/home.html