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Japanese artist Koichi Kiyono with members of the public at Redefining the Multiple: Thirteen Japanese Printmakers, an exhibition at the Ewing Gallery in 2012.

The UT School of Art is launching its spring lecture series. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.

The series begins January 17 with Kate Gilmore, a Guggenheim Fellow and associate professor of art and design at SUNY Purchase College, whose visit coincides with an exhibit of her work January 10–February 20 in the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture. Gilmore is renowned for integrating media such as video, sculpture, photography, and performance. Her talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. in McCarty Auditorium, Room 109 of the Art and Architecture Building.

The series continues with a lecture by journalist and lawyer Peter Aronson, who will discuss his children’s book Bronislaw Huberman: From Child Prodigy to Hero, the Violinist who Saved Jewish Musicians from the Holocaust. Aronson’s talk will take place at 3:30 p.m. January 24 in Lindsay Young Auditorium, John C. Hodges Library. Aronson’s visit, which is sponsored by a Ready for the World grant, is paired with Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust, on display at the UT Downtown Gallery through January 27.

All other lectures take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings in McCarty Auditorium.

  • February 7: Jon Swindler. Swindler is a professor of printmaking and book arts and an associate director for technology, space, and community for the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. He will be in residence February 4–8 at the UT Printmaking Studio, working with graduate students and faculty to create a series of large-scale pressure prints.
  • February 21: Aaron Coleman. Coleman is an Arizona artist whose mixed media and prints focus on political and social issues. His background in hip-hop culture and street art is a major influence in his fine art practices. He will spend February 20–27 in residence at the UT Printmaking Studio, collaborating with students and faculty. Coleman will exhibit his work in the UT Printmaking Showcase Gallery January 4–February 28 and will serve as juror for the 72nd annual student art competition, to be held in the Ewing Gallery March 4–14.
  • March 7: Brandon Ballengée. Ballengée is a visual artist, biologist, and environmental educator based in Louisiana. He creates transdisciplinary works inspired by his ecological research. He is a 2015 recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship.
  • March 14: Zuzanna Dyrda. Dyrda is an assistant professor at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland. She experiments with various nontraditional materials and substrates and focuses on the conceptual and social aspects of printmaking.
  • April 4: Tommy Kha. Kha, an award-winning photographer based in New York and Memphis, is an En Foco Photography Fellowship recipient and a former artist-in-residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Light Work, Fountainhead, and Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York. His work appears on the cover of Vice magazine’s 2017 photography issue. Kha holds an MFA in photography from Yale University. In conjunction with his visit, the UT Downtown Gallery will host a First Friday reception for his exhibition from 5 to 9 p.m. on April 5.

More details for events are available at the School of Art events calendar.


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