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 1st.
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.
So what does a typical day in the life of a Meadows student really look like, hour by hour? We asked double major Stejara Dinulescu (B.A. Art and B.A. Creative Computing ’19) to share her schedule and offer a glimpse of what juggling classes, homework, club meetings is like.