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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: The Kenosis of Christ and the Mother of God in Byzantine Iconography
Tuesday, April 21
7:30 p.m. Higgins Hall 225
Father Maximos Konstas of the Simonopetra Monastery on Mount Athos will discuss the Greek Orthodox theology of seeing with icons.

Boston College Arts Festival
Thursday, April 23 –
Saturday, April 25
Noon – 11:00 p.m. each day
Various campus venues
The 17th annual Arts Festival will highlight the talents of over 1000 BC students and faculty artists, who will share with the community the fruits of their work. Events will feature music, theater, dance, poetry and the visual arts, including film screenings and an exhibition of student art, and an awards ceremony on Friday afternoon to recognize students, faculty and alumni who have made significant contributions to the arts at B.C. and beyond.

Opportunities

Deadline extended to submit work for the Arts Festival's Student Art Tent. The Arts Council will be accepting submissions through Friday, April 17th. Bring your work and completed submission form to Devlin 415 on Thursday from 2-6, or Friday from 11-2 or 4-5. Cash prizes will be awarded to students whose work receives a Critics' Choice award during the Arts Festival (April 23 – 25).

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

Call for art: The Office of Student Affairs is soliciting entries for the Spring "From the Eagle's Eye"
exhibition. Submit by April 21 your photos embodying the "Boston College Spirit." The exhibition will be mounted in the Maloney Hall 4th Floor Reception Area, and all photographers whose work is selected for inclusion will be entered into a raffle for a $100 B.C. Bookstore gift card. Submission guidelines and information

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

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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