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Alum of Year Meyer excels in art and advertising

January 27, 2023 • School of Art

From his first job designing sofa ads for a small firm to developing a national advertising campaign for Walgreens, John Meyer has always understood the importance of making the right […]

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Grad student repaints Walton’s chair

January 7, 2023 • School of Art

TUCSON, ARIZ. — Bill Walton is surprised with a custom chair before the men’s basketball vs. Washington State in McKale Center. The chair was painted by School of Art student […]

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Outstanding Senior: Amanda Lipp’s passion for art history ‘boundless’

December 16, 2022 • School of Art

Amanda Lipp, left, chats with Professor Irene Romano about the Mexican talavera jar. Amanda Lipp made no secret about it. After taking her first Art History class in high school, “I […]

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Shin co-edits book, “Counternarratives from Asian American Art Educators”

November 16, 2022 • School of Art

Professor Ryan Shin is part of the school’s Art & Visual Culture Education program. Professor Ryan Shin has published a co-edited book through Routledge, “Counternarratives from Asian American Art Educators: […]

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UT-Austin names alumna Varela early career fellow

November 7, 2022 • School of Art

Bella Maria Varela, a 2021 MFA graduate in Photo/Video/Imaging, has been named to the 2022 Provost’s Early Career Fellows Cohort at the University of Texas at Austin. Varela moved to […]

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Alums Navab, Nguyen showcase work in ‘Dialogues’ exhibition

October 11, 2022 • School of Art

Nassem Navab and Anh-Thuy Nguyen School of Art graduates Nassem Navab and Anh-Thuy Nguyen are featured in a compelling four-woman exhibition “Dialogues” at Tucson’s Yun Gee Park Gallery. The show […]

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Art History Professor Paul Ivey Featured in Article about de Kooning Painting

October 10, 2022 • School of Art

Read Andy Ober’s interview with Professor Ivey regarding de Kooning’s Woman-Ochre painting recently returned to the University of Arizona Museum of Art: https://news.arizona.edu/story/four-things-you-might-not-know-about-woman-ochre-and-willem-de-kooning

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Senior Tenorio honors Nicaragua, wins Indigenous design award

October 7, 2022 • School of Art

Erika Tenorio By Mike Chesnick School of Art Creating art is helping Erika Tenorio honor the University of Arizona student’s Nicaraguan-Mexican Indigenous heritage and grandmother, who died from COVID a […]

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Prof. Moore gives landscape talk at Yale

September 29, 2022 • School of Art

Art History Professor Sarah J. Moore will present a paper Sept. 30 on landscape at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Her paper, “Neither Land nor Landscape: Time Landscape as […]

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Grad student Arias shows Panama video at film festival

September 14, 2022 • School of Art

Two of Jacqueline Arias’ mola quilt panels By Mike Chesnick School of Art Born in Costa Rica, Jacqueline Arias was adopted by American parents and moved to the Panama Canal […]

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Hanson Film TV Institute, in collaboration with The University of Arizona School of Dance and College of Humanities' Africana Studies, presents a Black History Month screening of Khadifa Wong’s "Uprooted."

"Uprooted" is a feature-length documentary celebrating the history, lineage, and future progressions of jazz dance. The screening is free at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7p.

"This documentary will make you fall in love with jazz dance all over again." -- Dance Magazine

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This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers Khadifa Wong (director), Matt Simpkins, and Laura Smyth.

With a stellar cast of leading industry experts, award-winning choreographers, and legendary performers, this ground-breaking documentary goes back to the roots in Africa and follows the evolution of this incredible dance form through every single decade and genre.

Exploring and commenting on political and social influences, the film addresses topics such as appropriation, racism, socialism and sexism.

“(Wong's) documentary offers an enriching corrective to the official story of jazz dance, taking it beyond its already fascinating and complex showbiz luster to profoundly political terrain.” -- Hollywood Reporter

With special appearances by Debbie Allen, George Faison, Chita Rivera, Camille A. Brown and Thomas F. DeFrantz and showcases the works of the Nicholas Brothers, Pepsi Bethel, Jack Cole, Katherine Dunham, Bob Fosse and Gene Kelly.

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Hanson Film TV Institute, in collaboration with The University of Arizona School of Dance and College of Humanities Africana Studies, presents a Black History Month screening of Khadifa Wong’s Uprooted. 

Uprooted is a feature-length documentary celebrating the history, lineage, and future progressions of jazz dance. The screening is free at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7p.

This documentary will make you fall in love with jazz dance all over again. -- Dance Magazine

>> MORE | https://azart.fyi/Uprooted

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers Khadifa Wong (director), Matt Simpkins, and Laura Smyth.

With a stellar cast of leading industry experts, award-winning choreographers, and legendary performers, this ground-breaking documentary goes back to the roots in Africa and follows the evolution of this incredible dance form through every single decade and genre.

Exploring and commenting on political and social influences, the film addresses topics such as appropriation, racism, socialism and sexism. 

“(Wongs) documentary offers an enriching corrective to the official story of jazz dance, taking it beyond its already fascinating and complex showbiz luster to profoundly political terrain.” -- Hollywood Reporter

With special appearances by Debbie Allen, George Faison, Chita Rivera, Camille A. Brown and Thomas F. DeFrantz and showcases the works of the Nicholas Brothers, Pepsi Bethel, Jack Cole, Katherine Dunham, Bob Fosse and Gene Kelly.

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