BGSU Clay Club's 17th Annual Spring Sale takes place
Friday April 19th and Saturday April 20st from 10am-6pm in the
ceramics studio (room 1218)
All work is handmade by BGSU Students
Cash, Checks, BG1 and Credit Cards Accepted.
Dr. Allie Terry-Fritsch (Art History) was awarded the 2013 Elliott L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Research. The award was given by President Mary Ellen Mazey and Provost Rodney Rodgers for her collaborative research with undergraduate students, including her mentoring of BFA student Shawn Lopez (School of Art, Metals) on his 2012 McNair Scholarship Thesis on Renaissance Automata in Early Modern Spain and her continued efforts to foster undergraduate research initiatives for students in the BGSU Art History program. Dr. Terry-Fritsch will be honored at the Faculty Research Awards Ceremony on April 10, 2013.
Heather Elliott-Famularo's film to premiere at Palm Beach International Film Festival
Bearing Witness: The Voices of Our Survivors, a documentary film by Heather Elliott-Famularo (Associate Professor, Digital Arts) of Bowling Green State University, will have its world premiere this April at the 2013 Palm Beach International Film Festival, recognized as one of the Top 25 Independent Festivals in the world.
Bridging the generations between elderly Jewish survivors of the Holocaust and today's youth, the film provided a forum for six remarkable people - the last known survivors in Toledo - to share their stories in their own words. The work was a collaboration between the filmmaker and the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo. Its goals were both to connect the youth of today with these survivors and document their stories for future generations to study.
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In the mid-nineteenth century, after photography had been invented circa 1839 but before photomechanical reproductions such as halftones became readily available circa 1890, authors who wanted to include photographs in published books had to "tip in" or glue into their pages actual, original photographs. Not surprisingly, such books are highly prized today by both rare book and photography collectors alike. Dr. Andrew E. Hershberger traveled over Spring Break to the Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) National Conference in Fresno, CA, to present his peer-reviewed paper entitled "Geo/Motion: 'A Glimpse of Another Time Scale' in Photographs from Rare Nineteenth-Century Geology Books." This presentation evolved from Dr. Hershberger's previously noted 2011 CIWAS Resident Fellowship at the McCracken Research Library in Cody, WY. The NCSA conference organizers placed Hershberger's talk in a "Time Travel" panel alongside presenters Carlene Stephens of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and Christina Ferando of Columbia University.
15 BGSU Printmaking students attended the Southern Graphics Council International printmaking conference in Milwaukee, WI from March 20-23, 2013, during which they presented their work in an Open Portfolio session. The students are: Brittany Cherkes, Patricia Hoffman, Amanda Kneip, Antonio Lee, Peter Mills, Jordi Nagel, Chaz O'Neil, Mariah Pickett, Allison Rosh, Lexi Schultz, David Short, Emily Short, Olivia Talbot, Lauren Tanner, and Corrinne Worden. Faculty members Janet Ballweg and Blake Sanders also attended and presented their work.
In March 2013, Dr. Stephanie Langin-Hooper (Assistant Professor, Ancient Art History) presented two research lectures. Her invited guest lecture, "Families and Figurines in the cross-cultural world of Hellenistic Babylonia," was part of the Classics and World Religions Colloquium series at Ohio University. At the American Oriental Society Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, she presented a research paper entitled "New Evaluation of Archaeological Context for the 'Altar of Tukulti-Ninurta'."
Dr. Allie Terry-Fritsch (Art History) was awarded the 2012 Best Essay Prize in Somaesthetics Research for her article on "Performing the Renaissance Body and Mind: Somaesthetic Style and Devotional Practice at the Sacro Monte di Varallo," an investigation of a simulated Holy Land created by Franciscan friars in northern Italy at the end of the fifteenth century. The prize was awarded by an interdisciplinary committee at The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University. The prize committee commended Terry-Fritsch for her "meticulously researched essay" that "vividly conveys the ways that techniques of bodily experience intersected with devotional practices in Italian Renaissance culture." Terry-Fritsch's research on somaesthetics is part of a manuscript-length study of body-mindfulness and aesthetic enhancement in the Renaissance.
Professor Allie Terry-Fritsch (Art History) was invited to deliver lectures on her current book project, Somaesthetics and the Renaissance: Viewing Bodies at Work in Early Modern Italy, at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow in Februrary 2013. Her research reanimates early modern practices of viewing by connecting the active early modern body (soma) to the early modern experience of visual and other sensory encounters (aesthesis). It asks how the visual culture of the Renaissance in Italy anticipated the ways in which viewers manipulated and shaped their bodies to enhance the aesthetic encounter and traces how such body-mindfulness can open new avenues for research within the discipline of art history. Professor Terry-Fritsch is currently on sabbatical at the Universitat Salzburg, where she is actively completing the book manuscript.