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UOP Art Department Newsletter, vol. 1

UOP Art Department Newsletter, vol. 1



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University of the PacificVolume 1Spring 2009
This is the inaugural issue o 
(the studio building street address). Itsgeneral purpose is to let you know o some o the highlights o the past year rom classes,individual students and aculty. For uture issues I would like to also include highlights romyou, the alumni and riends o the Department o Visual Arts at Pacic, so eel ree to send methat inormation any time.As you know the Visual Arts Department undergoes an accreditation review periodically roman agency external to Pacic, the
. This evaluative process is always quite lengthy and helpsus maintain a high-level o quality in the program compared to other departments across thecountry. As a part o that evaluative process I will be sending out an alumni survey sometimein the near uture. We very much value your input on that survey and will look orward toyour response at that time.We will be welcoming a new ull-time aculty member to the department beginning next all.
will be joining me in the Graphic Design and computer graphicsarea. She grew up and went to school in the Czech Republic and has most recently beenteaching in Hong Kong. We were ortunate to have had
a visitingpainter rom the Philippines as a Fulbright Scholar working in the department this past year.Chris Baum and Elaina Cetto were honored with the department senior student awards inGraphic Design and Studio Arts this spring. Heather McCoy just received an AIGA DesignEnrichment Award at the
event in San Francisco on the 30th! Theseare examples o some o the development happenings/events with more listed by individualaculty below. You will also nd a listing o resources, and current job possibilities. —Brett
2008–2009 was an exciting year at the Reynolds Gallery. The calendar opened with “
: A Passion or Light,” a twenty-year retrospective o Emeritus ProessorDellinger’s work in acrylic and pastel. Proessor Dellinger gave a well-attended public lectureabout his work that was both very unny and quite moving. In October, the Gallery hosted
a showdesigned and implemented by two art history students, Madalyn Friedrich and Robin Lee. Thisexhibition explored the relationship between couture ashion and the urban environment. OnOctober 18
, the department hosted a ull-scale runway show, eaturing over seventy looksby proessional and student designers, as well as grati demonstrations and a hip-hop danceperormance by the Pacic group Rhythm Inc. Friedrich and Lee have recently been awardeda Pacic Fund Grant to produce a catalog o the show, which will be designed by Visual Artsstudent Heather McCoy. In December, the Gallery teamed with the Jacoby Center and theOce o International Programs to exhibit
onloan rom the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. “Singgalot” examines the
Don AmorsoloGil Delinger Minh Ho
history and culture o Filipinos in the United States. This exhibition was part o a year-longFilipino estival at Pacic.In spring 2009, we hosted “
: Following the Light,” a show o landscape-inspired Color Field painting. For our second show, “In Dialogue with Ansel Adams,” theGallery held a juried competition to examine the relevance o the American landscapetradition or contemporary art. Over orty artists inspired by Adams, or by issues in Americanlandscape photography, submitted work; the jury chose ten artists to hang alongside Adams,whose work was generously loaned to the Gallery by the artist’s granddaughter, Alison Jaques. This exhibition was conceived in conjunction with “
a new work or orchestra composed by Pacic alumnus Dave Brubeck and his son, ChrisBrubeck, which premiered in Stockton in April 2009. At our gala reception on March 28
,eight photographers participated in an entertaining panel discussion, and the department alsorevealed “My America,” an exhibition o photography by local high school students, sponsoredby the Stockton Symphony. The year closes with “MMIX Media,” a show o work by the VisualArts Department’s class o 2009, and “Your Own Piece o the Puzzle,” work by the classo 2010. The Gallery was also pleased to sponsor “Bridges,” a special exhibition o work byProessor Don Amorsolo, Pacic’s Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence or 2008-2009, as well as alecture on “Andy Warhol’s Gender” by UC Davis Proessor Blake Stimson and a receptionin honor o Dr. Merrill Schleier’s new book, “Skyscraper Cinema: Architecture and Genderin American Film.” In 2008–2009, the Gallery sponsored ten practicums, internships, andindependent studies or undergraduate students.20092010 promises to be another action-packed year or the Gallery. We will eature a showby alumna Julie Beeler and her design company, Second Story, an exhibition o contemporaryItalian art, installation art by Rachel Clarke, a sabbatical show by Pro. Dan Kasser, work bythe Korean-American artist Kay Kang, and more exciting thesis shows by our juniors andseniors.Please stay in touch with us! Visit us at our new website, web.pacic.edu/x26479.xml, orcontact Pro. Bett Schumacher at
or (209) 946-3096.
art history
. m
Her new book is entitled
(University o Minnesota Press, 2009). She has just nished anarticle entitled “The Grith Observatory in
Rebel Without a Cause”,
which has been sent outor publication. She also helped curate the exhibition “Dialogues with Ansel Adams” whichin the Richard Reynolds Gallery in the Visual Arts Department. Last semester, she taughtAdvanced Art History seminar in which her seniors completed large research papers, severalo which will be presented at the annual
on May 2nd, 2009.
Merrill Schleier Mark Bowles, California

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