STORIES 2017-11-30T20:54:42+00:00

How SMU Ceramics and Drawing Professor’s Work Was Influenced by His Travels Around the World

SMU Division of Art’s Associate ProfessorDrawing and Ceramics work at Clay & Things (Sept. 8 – Dec. 14, 2018) is wood fired stoneware with a platinum luster. SMU Associate Professor of drawing and ceramics Brian Molanphy had a busy semester. He is showing in two exhibitions, New Orientalia & Académie Internationale de la Céramique at the Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taipei, curated by Director Wu Hsiu-Tzu. These function as exhibitions of the 48thInternational Academy of Ceramics assembly, a biennial event taking place in Taiwan this year. The biennial is followed by his recent inclusion in SITE131’s CLAY + Things group exhibition in Dallas, and precedes his participation in The Form Will Find Its Way, the main exhibition of the 53rd National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference at the University of Minnesota and ended with an solo show at 100 west Corsicana annex space on December

December 3, 2018|

In Photos: SMU Art’s Collabo Show, Where Students and Faculty Collaborated and Created

Artful artisan breads and spreads, a collaboration between Travis Iurato and Allison Klion, on display for enjoyment at COLLABO By William Sarradet Sharing ideas with collaborators is just as important to an artist’s growth as time spent toiling away in the studio by one’s lonesome. Recently, SMU professors, alumni and staff showcased their collaborative work in a selection of locations around the Meadows Owen Arts Center. The rules were simple: Participation was only for groups of two or more, and installation locations were on a first-come, first-served basis. The idea was borne out of the SMU Division of Art’s responsibility to its students to create opportunities to foster interaction and exchange between the many art disciplines it houses. “It’s a way to get to know each other,” says Pollock Gallery Director Sofia Bastidas.

November 2, 2018|

Get Cultured at SMU Art’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 14, 2017, to attend the next Visiting Artist Lecture Series panel put on by the SMU Meadows Division of Art. The lecture will feature curator Laura A. L. Wellen, artists Hellen Ascoli and Reyes Josué Morales, and Division of Art Professor and Interim Chair James Sullivan.

October 18, 2017|

Gathering Resources to “RESPOND: Puerto Rico.” SMU Art’s New Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

Following the destruction to Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria, many organizations have volunteered to help rebuild the island. One of those organizations, Puerto-Rico based MAOF (Materials and Crafts), will visit SMU on November 15 for a lecture to promote the post-Hurricane Maria initiative “RESPOND: Puerto Rico.” Their visit was scheduled several months ago as part of the Meadows Division of Art’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series, but takes on new meaning and urgency in the wake of the hurricane.

October 13, 2017|