School of Art Professor and internationally-renowned artist Sama Alshaibi is featured in the University of Arizona’s branding campaign, Wonder Makes Us. You may have seen her image on billboards in California, Texas or on Interstate 10. There is also an impactful video of Alshaibi as part of the campaign.
For his outstanding career achievements and his unwavering dedication to the College and its students, Brad Slater was honored as the 2019 Alumnus of the Year for the College of Fine Arts. Slater (Media Arts ’96) is a successful talent agent, representing, among many others, LeBron James and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
MFA candidate and visual artist Dorsey Kaufmann discusses how her interactive art installation, Ripple Effect, visualizes water quality data through sound, light and water. A video in the Landmark Series, featuring Kaufmann’s work, shows how art can be used to effectively communicate complex scientific issues.
Congratulations to all of our Medici Scholars and a very big thank you to our Medici Circle donors whose generous gifts make this valuable program thrive. Enjoy a small handful of photos from the recent luncheon honoring the 2019 Medici Scholars & Donors.
“Documentary filmmaking is more like cooking in the crock pot instead of the microwave,” said Professor Beverly Seckinger. “It takes time to build relationships, trust and access.” Seckinger discusses the importance of documentary filmmaking and her experience with her award-winning film, “Hippie Family Values.”
The Pride of Arizona marching band presented the music of No Doubt at the 66th Annual University of Arizona Band Day. The medley included tracks Tragic Kingdom, Don’t Speak, Hella Good, and Just a Girl. Nick Caruso captures the reaction from members of the band, including Gwen Stefani, on his pop culture blog, The Littlest Winslow.
Arizona Public Media produced this compelling piece, “Crafting My Story,” an exhibition at the University Museum of Art. Exuding kindness and authenticity, the group show was created by the ArtWorks community to explore grief, loss and spiritual life among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Hank Stratton has had a career that many aspiring actors would envy. After being classically trained in London, he found success on Broadway and in Hollywood. But Tucson is where Stratton, the new artistic director for the Arizona Repertory Theatre, finally feels like he is “firing on all cylinders.”
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