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ASU professor connects an ancient technique to a modern community

February 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
Erika Lynne Hanson plucked some tiny bugs off of a prickly pear paddle and squished them, releasing a brilliant reddish-purple stain onto a fold of white silk. The insects, called cochineal, have been used as a natural dye for centuries, dating back to the Aztecs. Hanson used them as part of a free workshop in Scottsdale earlier this week. “We...
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ASU School of Art director participates in African Studies Association annual meeting

January 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
Joanna Grabski, the director of the School of Art in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, recently participated in the 60th annual meeting of the African Studies Association. Grabski co-chaired a panel on “Urban Africa and the Creative Economies of Place.” She also presented a paper titled “Vision, Visibility, and Artistic Livelihoods in Dakar’s Art World City,” and...
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ASU art history professor published in journal of Victorian Literature and Culture

January 3, 2018 - 5:00pm
Julie Codell, art history professor in the School of Art in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts , recently published an article in the interdisciplinary journal Victorian Literature and Culture. Codell’s article, "The Picturesque, Portraiture, and the Manor House: The Social Functions of Art in Mary Augusta Ward’s 'Marcella,'" looks at the central role of aesthetics...
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ASU art history professor invited to share research at UT Austin

December 20, 2017 - 5:00pm
Corine Schleif, art history professor in the School of Art in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, was invited to visit the University of Texas at Austin to share her research and give a public lecture. Schleif spoke at a joint seminar of graduate students studying medieval and Renaissance art. She also presented a public lecture...
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ASU School of Art alum releases artist book, holds solo show

December 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
Ingrid V. Wells, who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and art education from Arizona State University's School of Art in 2010, recently released an artist book and had a solo exhibition at contemporary art gallery Glass Rice in San Francisco. The limited-edition artist book features Wells’ recent small paintings and is now available by contacting the gallery...
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After a career in medicine, ASU grad fosters connections through the lens of a camera

December 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . By her own estimate, Pam Golden is responsible for bringing approximately 2,500 babies into the world. She’d always wanted to be an artist, she says, “but to do something humanly useful as well” — so first she studied medicine and became...
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Tips for surviving family table talk this Thanksgiving

November 20, 2017 - 5:00pm
Thanksgiving brings us closer together, but our conversations across generations in a family can sometimes drive us farther apart. “We’re forced to spend these long hours with people, some of whom we may not like very much, and that is stressful,” said Vincent Waldron , Arizona State University intergenerational communications professor. It’s rare for all generations, from the silent generation...
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ASU School of Art professor emeritus featured in two exhibitions

November 8, 2017 - 5:00pm
John Risseeuw, professor emeritus in Arizona State University's School of Art, was included in two recent exhibitions that featured work from his book “BOOM!” Risseeuw’s book includes prints from his Paper Landmine Print Project. The project involves making handmade paper and printing landmine images, facts and stories of survivors and victims on it. For the project, Risseeuw collected representative articles...
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Are humans 'out of time'?

November 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
Big questions about the nature of time and space and how they relate to mankind and the Earth have confounded some of the greatest minds since humans were capable of complex thought. At this current point in time, when everything feels sped up — communication happens at lightning speed and the Earth itself is degrading at an exponential rate —...
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Art under the microscope

October 16, 2017 - 5:00pm
Exploration. Creative observation. Removing the limits of conventional thinking. These are the words of Arizona State University art students exercising their creative minds as part of “Sculpting Science,” a breathtaking art exhibit with incredible ceramic sculptures, mixed media and drawings influenced by microscopic nature. In its second showing, 18 artists and nine scientists have paired up to examine the world...
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