2013 Arts Award Recipients
Boston College Arts Council
2013 Alumni Award
Robert Polito '73 - Polito has served as professor and director of Creative Writing at The New School in New York City since 1992. Poet, critic, and author, Polito won a National Book Critics Circle Award and an Edgar Award in 1995 for Savage Art, a biograph of the crime writer Jim Thompson. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Ingram Merrill Foundation. In July 2013, Polito will begin his tenure as president of the Poetry Foundation, based in Chicago. His collections of poetry include Hollywood & God (2009) and Doubles(1995). His interest in crime novels and film noir has led him to such editing projects as Farber on Film: The Complete Writings of Manny Farber (2009). He is currently working on a new book titled Detours: Seven Noir Lives.
2013 Faculty Award
Sheila Gallagher - Sheila Gallagher is an associate professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Boston College. Gallagher is a multi-media artist whose many forms of work, including videography, flower installations, paintings, and computer-aided drawing, explore different modes of representation as well as the nature of perception and belief. She is being honored this year for her outstanding contributions to the arts at Boston College over the past decade, as well as for her professional success and vibrant studio practice.
2013 Student Awards
Victoria Sponsel ‘13, COMMUNICATION & THEATRE ARTS
Katlyn Prentice ‘14, COMMUNICATION & FILM STUDIES
Harrison Kent ‘13, ENGLISH & ECONOMICS
Christopher Chung ‘13, BIOLOGY & STUDIO ART
Emma Sobota ‘13, COMMUNICATION & STUDIO ART
Jonathan Mott ‘14, MUSIC
Emma Lott ‘14, MUSIC
JEFFERY HOWE ART HISTORY AWARD
Nathan Jones ‘13, ART HISTORY
The Arts Council Awards Program recognizes sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have made outstanding contributions to the arts in their disciplines. Students are nominated by faculty and arts professionals on campus.
J. ROBERT BARTH, SJ AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS
The Barth Award is given each year at Commencement to one senior from the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences who has made an outstanding contribution to Boston College by participating in the fine or performing arts, such as music, theater, dance, film or other visual media.
2013 Recipient: Rachel Butler, Music and History