2013 News and Events
boston college fine arts department
Karl Baden has an exhibition of his work titled “Pant” at Gallery 339 – Fine Art Photography from April 26 to July 27, 2013 at 339 South 21st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
NEA Art Works grant
Mary Sherman’s TransCultural Exchange has been awarded a $25,000 NEA Art Works grant. The grant will enable TransCultural Exchange to upgrade its website. Additionally, these funds will be used to create a greater awareness of the organization's Conferences on International Opportunities in the Arts. TransCultural Exchange's Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts will be held October 10-13, 2013.
Mark Cooper is one of four finalists for the James and Audrey Foster Prize and is featured in the exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston from May 1–July 14, 2013.
John Michalczyk will premiere his new documentary film, "Who Takes Away the Sins...Witnesses to Clergy Abuse" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. It will be also screened at Boston College on Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Cushing Auditorium.
Karl Baden took part in the AIPAD photography show at the Park Avenue Armory Park Avenue & 66th Street, New York, April 4-7.
100 Boston Artists
The book 100 Boston Artists (a sequel to last year’s 100 Boston Painters) by Chawky Frenn will be published in May, 2013 by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. It features Andrew Tavarelli, Sheila Gallagher and Mark Cooper of our department.
John Michalczyk will screen his Documentary film, “Confronting Amnesia: Frozen Memories of the Russian Gulag” and lead a discussion at the conference: “The Soviet Gulag: New Research and New Interpretations,” on April 25 at Georgetown University.
30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World
Diana McDonald’s new course “30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World” has come out on DVD or digital format for The Great Courses.
John J. Michalczyk, Claude Cernuschi, and Michael Mulhern will participate in the symposium “Kollwitz-Connection: Artistic, Social and Gender Commentary in the Life and Works of Käthe Kollwitz” on April 7 at Boston College, in Devlin 101.
“The Self and the Street”
Karl Baden spoke on his “The Self and the Street” on March 6 at Fitchburg State University in connection with the exhibit Karl Baden/Jan Kubasiewicz/Fritz Klaetke.
“Anders Zorn and Portraiture in the Nineteenth Century”
Jeffery Howe spoke on “Anders Zorn and Portraiture in the Nineteenth Century” at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on March 11 in the special event “Anders Zorn: A Closer Look,” presented in connection with their current exhibition, which runs from February 28-May 13.
Tim McCool A&S '10 is completing his MFA at the Museum School in Boston. His thesis show will be exhibited in May. Also, he will exhibit at Carroll & Sons Gallery in the South End's SoWa district from May 3-June 1. Tim is currently part of a group exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts; his work, along with some of his classmates is on display in the Shapiro Family Courtyard Gallery of the MFA until August 18. Tim will give an artist's talk at 6:00 p.m. on March 27.
Senior Conservator of Japanese Paintings, Hirayama Studio, The British Museum will speak on the evolution of training and studio practices for the conservation of scrolls and folding screens in the Japanese mounting studio in conjunction with the exhibition Portugal, Jesuits, and Japan at the McMullen Museum of Art. April 8, 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Devlin Hall 101. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-552-8587.
Pamela Berger will speak on “Interpretations of Psalm 19” at the 2013 Corcoran Chair Conference at Boston College on April 14.
Drawing out of Bounds
Debra Weisberg, part-time faculty at BC, and artist in residence at Wheaton College, collaborated with Wheaton students on Swoop, a large scale tape/paper drawing installation as part of 2013 Wheaton Biennial, Drawing out of Bounds, curated by Judith Tannenbaum, curator of the RISD Museum. February 27-April 13, 2013 at the Watson Fine Arts/Wheaton College, 26 East Main Street, Norton, MA.
Time and Time Again
Sheila Gallagher is participating in the exhibition Time and Time Again, 8 Artists Measure the Past, Present, and Future at the Harvard Medical School’s Transit Gallery. February 27-April 23. Artist’s talk and reception March 13, 4-6 p.m. in Warren Alpert 563 and in the Transit Gallery in Gordon Hall, on the Harvard Longwood Campus. For more information call 617-432-3809.
John Steczynski and Aileen Callahan are featured in the two person exhibition Crucifixion Meditations at Marquette University, the Raynor Memorial Library, from February 14 - April 1, 2013.
Mark Cooper is participating in the New Blue and White exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with a large number of works. February 20-July 14, in the Foster Gallery.
“Breaking Down Barriers,” a short film on Mark Cooper’s Berlin Wall Project has been posted on YouTube by the Strabane Council in Northern Ireland.
Mary Armstrong will be featured in an exhibition at the Gallery at the Rhodes Art Center, Northfield Mount Hermon, One Lamplighter Way, Mount Hermon, MA. February 1 - March 8, 2013. Opening Reception is Friday, February 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Candice Ivy, a new faculty member who is teaching Alternative Approaches in Drawing, opened a multimedia exhibition on January 18 at the University of Maine: Honey From The Belly Of The Lion, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow Street, Bangor ME.
Amidst: a Multimedia Collection
Sammy Chong will have a one person show of his works on campus: Amidst: a multimedia collection of three dimensional paintings on plexiglass inspired by experiences of social connection and isolation in urban spaces. February 4-28, 2013.
Bapst Art Gallery, Bapst Library, Level One Gallery
Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 5, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
BC Arts Council Faculty Award
Sheila Gallagher, Associate Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Boston College, is the recipient of the 2013 Boston College Arts Council Faculty Award. The 2013 awards will be presented on Friday, April 25 during the annual Arts Festival.
Karl Baden is featured in the exhibit Karl Baden: Roadside Attraction at the Howard Yezerski Gallery, 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA from January 4 - February 5, 2013.
Larry Deyab ’79 will participate in the exhibition Invitation à l'imaginaire - Œuvres de la collection du Frac Bretagne, at the gallery L’Imagerie, in Lannion, France, from 19 January to 23 March 2013. www.imagerie-lannion.com
The McMullen Museum exhibition Paul Klee: Philosophical Vision; From Nature to Art was chosen by the Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee as one of the top ten art-museum shows for 2012. It was particularly noted for being the “most intellectually nourishing.” The exhibit was curated by John Sallis of the Philosophy department, with contributions from Claude Cernuschi and Jeffery Howe.
Muslim Journeys Bookshelf
Islamic Arts by Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair has been selected to be part of the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a collection of texts and films chosen by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The NEH recently announced that 842 libraries and state humanities councils in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands will be awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a project of the NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative. Your book is a part of this curated collection of books which was chosen by a team of scholars and librarians for its potential to offer readers new and diverse perspectives on the histories and cultures of Muslim societies.
The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf collection consists of twenty-five books, three documentary films, and a series of seven short videos. Support for the Muslim Journeys bookshelf project was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. See related story from the Boston College Office.