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Fine Arts Featured Story

Dr. Aurelia Campbell

Boston College and the Fine Arts Department are thrilled to welcome Dr. Aurelia Campbell to our faculty. Our new Assistant Professor of Asian Art History received her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Pennsylvania, and her BA in Art History and Studio Art from Pitzer College. Dr. Campbell's research focuses on Chinese architecture of the early modern period, and she is currently at work on a book about the geographically widely distributed construction projects undertaken by the Ming dynasty Emperor Yongle. Although she's busy preparing for her first semester teaching here at BC, Dr. Campbell kindly took time out to answer some of our questions about her background, interests, and thoughts about her new position.

Student Profile

Daniel Zawodney '14

Daniel Zawodny '14 has known since before starting college that he wanted to combine his interest in photography and film with his ambition to help "bring the world together." In this first-person account, the Film Studies major describes how his courses and relationships with his instructors and peers at BC have prepared and supported him in this endeavor. Traveling to Guatemala last summer with Actuality Media, a program for documentary filmmaking students, Danny was able to put his skills and knowledge to work in order to share with a greater public the story of a Mayan fishermen's cooperative dedicated to preserving the health of Lake Atitlan and their native culture. Photograph by Robin Canfield, Actuality Media

Upcoming Events

Lecture: 'Though this be madness, yet there is method in it': Federico Barocci's Colored Drawings
Dr. Babette Bohn, Texas Christian University
Thursday, October 2, 5:00 p.m. Devlin Hall 101

Film premiere: A Matter of Conscience: Confronting Clergy Abuse
(Produced by Profs. John and Susan Michalczyk)
Saturday, October 4, 2:00 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
A panel discussion will follow the 52-minute film.

Festival: Hacking Arts
October 3 – 5
MIT Media Lab
An event exploring the intersection of arts and entertainment, technology and entrepreneurship.
Register soon!

Artist reception: Sammy Chong: [in]terim
Sunday, October 5
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Carney Gallery, Regis College, Weston, MA

Opportunities

Student documentary filmmakers: The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship assists emerging documentary editors with mentorship, classes, admission to numerous film festivals, and cash awards. Online submissions are due September 30. Read the FAQs to see if you're eligible.

Call to student artists:
&Go: Design
Find & Form design competition (cash prizes!) focusing on solving real-world problems through thoughtful user experience and design. Kickoff event on Thursday, October 2 at Find & Form Space in the South End.

Call to Artists: Submit your digital art to Fenway's 30 Second Cinema competition. Application deadline October 6.

BCTalks: An opportunity to share your research with other BC students (not to mention a great resumé-booster!)
Apply by October 14.

Robert Rauschenberg Emerging Curator Competition
The Rauschenberg Foundation and Artsy invite students to submit proposals for an exhibition of the artist's work at Boston College. Application deadline October 20.

Artadia invites Boston-area visual artists at any stage of their careers to apply by October 24 for one of their unrestricted awards, which range from $5,000 to $20,000. Additional information

The Heights invites BC students with an interest in art to become contributors to the newspaper's Arts section. Email the Heights for more information.

Skinner Auction House invites applications for several openings at its Marlborough, MA office.

Call for Nominations:
2014 BC Arts Council Awards
Nominate by October 20 faculty members and alumni who provide role models for our aspiring student artists.
Criteria and Forms

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