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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

Lecture: Boston/Cambridge and the Making of American Gothic
Thursday, March 26
5:30 p.m. Stokes S195,
Boston College
Professor Jan Ziolkowski of Harvard University 20th-century Gothic Revival movement.

Visual Culture Consortium gathering at the MFA
Friday, March 27, 4:15 p.m.
The VCC is an organization for Boston-area college students, staff and faculty who share an interest in the visual arts. Meet at the Linde Family entrance (near the parking lot off of Museum Rd.) for a visit that will focus on the exhibition National Pride (and Prejudice). Entrance to the museum is free with your B.C. student i.d.

Opportunities

Call for art: Edible Books Festival
Do you love books and creative baking? How about afternoon snacking? Combine your interests to create a submission for this annual O'Neill Library event on April 1. Submission deadline March 27.

Call for art: The Boston College Arts Council is inviting submissions for the Arts Festival's Student Art Tent. During the Festival (April 23-25), cash prizes will be presented to students whose work receives a Critics' Choice Award. Email bc.edu/artsubmit for more information. Sub-
mission deadline is April 13.

Volunteer at the Arts Festival (April 23- 25). Lots of different opportunities available. Have fun and get a great T-shirt!

Feeling crafty and entrepreneurial? The Arts Festival also provides an opportunity to sell your work! The B.C. Arts Council is now accepting applications for stalls.

Summer job opportunity: Interested in American architecture? Historic New England has open positions for seasonal guides at several of its properties in the area.

Deterred from accepting a summer arts internship because it's unpaid? The BC Career Center is accepting until March 29th (early deadline March 1) applications for a program that will pay selected students $3500 stipends while they're working in unpaid interships this summer.

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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