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UT Art Department to be represented at upcoming conferences

The UT Department of Art will be well represented at the Midwest SPE (Society for Photographic Education) conference in Cincinnati this Fall.

BFA candidate Jessica Ostrander was one of 10 students from the entire Midwest region to have work accepted for the student exhibition at the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s  Chidlaw Gallery. Jessica is one of several new media students with a primary interest in photography who will be attending the conference in October.

The MWSPE student photography exhibition documents photo based work by talented students from colleges and universities in the Midwest region. Juror, Justine Ludwig, Assistant Curator at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, selected the artists to participate in the exhibition at the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Chidlaw Gallery.  Reception and awards ceremony will take place on Friday, October 12th, 7:00-8:30.

Art Department Chair/ Associate Professor, Chris Burnett, and New Media faculty member/ Professor of Art, Deborah Orloff, were selected to give presentations at the conference. Burnett will present “Tele-photo-com: The Lineage of Nadar’s Long Distance Photograph.” Orloff’s talk is entitled “Photography After Trauma: Beauty without Guilt” and is a collaboration with Ruth Adams from the University of Kentucky.

More info about the regional conference can be found at:  Call for Submissions for Exhibits and Presentations and Midwest SPE Conference  –  continuum: photography and education

UT’s Department of Art will also be represented the previous week, October 3-6, in Detroit, Michigan at the Mid-America College Art Association, a branch of CAA, with several faculty serving as session organizers and speakers, in related exhibitions. UT students are invited to participate for free. Contact the Art Department office for more information 419.530.8300. Here’s a link to the conference website with its schedule:  http://art.wayne.edu/DETROIT2012/

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