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Fine Arts Featured Story

Mosiac artwork

During the Fall semester, eight students in ARTH3370 worked alongside McMullen Museum Director and Fine Arts Professor Nancy Netzer and Classics Professor Gail Hoffman to organize an exhibition, Roman in the Provinces, which will be on view at the McMullen Museum during the spring semester. Bettina Riddle '15 (Art History) chronicles the students' involvement for this semester's featured story. At left: Eastern Mediterranean mosaic with Personifications of Pleasure and Wealth, 6th century CE (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Gift of George D. and Margo Behrakis, 2006.848).

Student Profile

Kenya Danino with art

Her advisor Professor Michael Mulhern describes Kenya Danino '15 as "fearless," with a "sort of interior compass and drive that makes the job of working with her both easy and demanding." A Studio Art major, Kenya is not only a graphic artist but also a writer, combining these skills with her knowledge about the history of animation and graphic novels to create dazzling stories in which she explores some of life's important and complex themes. Despite the serious content of her work, Kenya never abandons a sense of fun, employing animal characters and skillful draftsmanship to engage an audience spanning all ages. She works as a visual development artist for several start-up animation companies, and has already had her worked exhibited in New York City gallery. Read Kenya's story. Above: Kenya Danino with Animal Arithmetic, 2014 (Sharpie on canvas board).

Upcoming Events

Exhibition: Art and Digital Technology
May 7 – 12
Level One Gallery, O'Neill Library, Library Hours
Student final projects from the Studio Art course of the same name.

Exhibition: Senior Art Show
May 12 – 18,
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily,
Devlin 4th-floor hallway and studios.
Our annual celebration of the artistic achievement of graduating Art majors and minors. Parents, students and guests are invited to a reception and awards ceremony on Sunday, May 17th from 4-6 p.m.

Opportunities

Scholarship opportunity for current junior Studio Art majors: The Stephen D. Paine Scholarship
The Boston Art Dealers Association (BADA) sponsors two awards of $4000 each to support student artists entering the final year in a college art program in Boston; several $1000 honorable mention prizes are also awarded. Applications are due June 1.

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