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					D E PA R T M E N T   OF   AR T & VISUAL TECHNOLOGY ALUMNI NEWSLETTER                                   VO L U M E 1 • N U M B E R 1


INSIDE                                   A New Home for the Department
  2 • Letter from the Chair
                                         of Art and Visual Technology
                                         The New George Mason University Studio Art Building
  3 • News Briefs                        By Tom Ashcraft,
                                         Associate Dean
  4 • Artistic Excellence
                                               A new $21 million 88,000-
      at Mason
                                         square-foot Department of Art and
                                         Visual Technology (AVT) building
  6 • From the Associate                 has been designed for George
      Chair and Support                  Mason University by Ayers Saint
      Staff                              Gross, a Washington, D.C.-based
                                         national award-winning architecture firm with a rich 90-year history of campus planning and
                                         university facility design. Through a successful interactive process with Mason campus archi-
  7 • New Faculty
                                         tects, the AVT faculty and students, and College of Visual and Performing Arts administration,
                                         the design of this facility evolved into a forward-thinking and evolutionary step for education
The College of Visual and Performing
                                         in the visual arts at Mason.
Arts (CVPA) Alumni Chapter is
                                                                                               The new building will house all AVT
recruiting AVT alumni to join the
chapter Steering Committee.
                                                                                         studio instructional areas, BA, BFA, MAT, and
Interested in learning more? Contact                                                     MFA degree programs. The vision for the
Kathy Beyer at kbeyer2@gmu.edu or                                                        department’s new home is intended to expand
703-993-4188.                                                                            educational program opportunities in advanced
                                                                                         technology, offer state-of-the-art studio facilities,
                                                                                         increase student services, expand gallery and
Save the Date                                                                            lecture halls, and support a new community of
On Sunday, November 12, the CVPA                                                         graduate students in specially planned studio
Alumni Chapter will sponsor a Sunday                                                     clusters. The introduction of Internet2 tech-
brunch followed by the performance                                                       nology in lecture halls and studio spaces will
of the internationally acclaimed                                                         bring our students global opportunities to partic-
Bayanihan Phillipine National Dance                                                      ipate in and collaborate with artists on national
Company. A great event for the
                                                                                         and international projects, competitions,
whole family. Watch your mail for
                                         Above images: Striking profile of new AVT       critiques, and discussions.
more information.
                                         Studio Arts building entrance reflects                As we envision AVT’s new home, we antic-
                                         dynamic zinc clad curvilinear wall with         ipate an overall 50 percent increase in space for
                                         exhibition display banners.
                                                                                         studios, shops, and lecture classrooms.
                                                                                         Expanded technology in large format lecture
                                         halls, specially designed spaces for student critiques and discussions, a new student print
                                         bureau, expanded gallery space and exhibition preparation facilities, expanded foundation
                                         program studios, and an exterior sculpture courtyard that neatly dovetails into outdoor
                                         working areas adjacent to densely forested landscape with an outdoor sculpture exhibition
                                         program all help characterize a new energy and excitement for the visual arts at Mason. Our
                                         new facility presents tangible opportunities for AVT to achieve distinguished artistic
                                         excellence for our students. q
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A New Visual
Voice
Letter from the Chair

      Welcome to the first edition of Full
Circle, the annual alumni newsletter
from the Department of Art and Visual
Technology (AVT). The newsletter’s
name, Full Circle, derives its meaning
from the idea that we all celebrate mile-
stones in our lives at numerous times.
Full Circle provides a way to share your
alumni and professional achievements,
lets you catch up on art at Mason, and
re-immerses you into the life of the
department and College of Visual and
Performing Arts.
      This year, we have seen a flurry of
activity with program developments
that we are proud to share. Our excite-
ment grows as we get ready to break                      Full Circle provides a way to share your alumni and
ground for the new Art and Visual
Technology building, which we antici-
                                                  professional achievements, lets you catch up on art at Mason,
pate will open for business in fall 2008.                 and re-immerses you into the life of the department
It seems like a long way off, but in just
two short academic years (while we are
                                                               and College of Visual and Performing Arts.
busy doing 15+ different projects), it
will be sooner than we all realize.                                        all support our students and the program with great sensitivity, enthu-
      As the new AVT chair, I bring a background in art and design         siasm, and expertise.
to the position. I earned my BFA in painting from Syracuse University            One of the things I most appreciated after graduating from
and my MFA in painting from Yale University, and I was previously          Syracuse and Yale was the interest and enthusiasm expressed by those
a chair and an assistant dean of art and architecture programs in          schools toward alumni through invitations to exhibitions, Internet post-
Illinois and Michigan. (For more on my background, visit                   ings, publication opportunities, traveling with faculty, attending our
www.avt.gmu.edu/facstaff/Linton.htm.) Originally from Pittsburgh,          professional lecture series, and exhibition series. I hope you enjoy
Pennsylvania, I am the proud father of two artistic sons: Joshua, an       reading about the energy and creative work in our program this year.
alumnus of the Culinary Institute of America and a chef at Zaytinya        Please let us know about your achievements, current employment
restaurant in Washington, D.C., and Jonathan, a senior at Columbia         status, and art accomplishments and events.
College, Chicago, Illinois, studying performance art/management. My              We wish to include you in our program’s activities and events and
wife, Nadyne, is pursuing an MFA in interior design at George              hope you will join us and support all the educational and professional
Washington University.                                                     projects we have in store. Please consider joining our new Friends of Art
      This year has given me a great introduction to the AVT program. For more information on alumni participation in department
curriculum and the wonderful diversity and energy of the students,         events and to join Friends of Art, contact me at linton@gmu.edu.
staff, and faculty. The department is 530 students strong, including 30          The construction of a new art building with all the inherent chal-
graduate students. We also have 24 full-time and 25 part-time faculty      lenges of raising support for infrastructure, technology, tools and
members, and 7 staff members.                                              equipment, scholarship, and endowment requires a supreme effort. I
      I am proud to be part of a great team of faculty and administrators. hope you will join us at any comfortable level of support. Help us make
Associate chairs Lynne Constantine and Tom Ashcraft are dynamic            this milestone event a grand success with a strong trajectory for future
colleagues who contribute enormously to a highly successful partner-       professional and creative accomplishment.
ship of leadership and collegiality. In addition, we are supported by a
terrific and dedicated staff: Kiley Cogis, information specialist; Sean         Sincerely yours,
Watkins, director of technology; Rebecca Chase, student services; Don
Starr, advising; Maria Karametou, advising; Ben Ashworth, facilities;           Harold Linton, Chair
Solomon Wondimu, exhibitions; and Maryam Kasami, finance. They                  Department of Art and Visual Technology
                                         D E PA R T M E N T   OF   ART   AND    VISUAL TECHNOLOGY ALUMNI NEWSLETTER • 3


New Lecture Series Brings                                                                              printmaking and publishing program—
Nationally Known Artists                                                                               Navigation Press: Prints, Books, and
                                                                                                       Multiples—was established this past year.
Brings to Campus
                                                                                                             Navigation Press will invite distinguished
                                                                                                       artists with works in leading museum collec-
Visual Voices, a new lecture series sponsored
                                                                                                       tions to make prints in collaboration with a
by the Department of Art and Visual                                                                    team of printmaking faculty and graduate and
Technology, commences this fall and runs                                                               undergraduate students at Mason. World-
through the academic year with a full                                                                  renowned Washingtonian Renee Stout will be
schedule of eight nationally recognized                                                                the first 2006–07 Professional Lecture Series
visiting artists and designers who will speak                                                          Distinguished Visiting Artist and resident
                                                                                                                         artist for our Navigation
about their work and the world of art and          fellow alumni, faculty, and current                                   Press.
design.                                            students, as well as find information                                       A public lecture,
      In addition to providing a look inside the   about ArtsBus, programs and                                           exhibit, and workshop with
studios of these top professionals, the series     curricula, new visions, department                                    Stout (and other national
will offer the opportunity for Mason students      history, new building plans, lecture                                  artists to follow) will offer
to interact with them during daytime seminars      and exhibition series, faculty,                                       members and students
and studio visits.                                 student organizations, and all our                                    wonderful opportunities to
September 7                                        accomplishments and coming                                            meet, work with, and engage
Terry Barrett, Art Criticism, “Interpreting Art”   events.                                                               the artist in discussions
                                                                                                                         about making art, collecting
September 21                                       National Association of                                               art, and appreciating the
Kuiyi Shen, Art History, “Institutional
Critique and After: Some Issues in the Art of
                                                   Schools of Art and                                                    contemporary art scene. Our
                                                   Design                                                                students benefit greatly
21st-century China”
                                                        In tandem with the opening of                                    through the opportunity
October 26                                         the Art and Visual Technology                                         provided for them to work
Renee Stout, Printmaking (Fine Arts Gallery),      building in fall 2008, AVT has                                        directly with a well-known
“Fragments of a Secret Life”                       applied for accreditation with the                                    contemporary master artist.
                                                   National Association of Schools of                                          Membership in Friends
November 16                                                                                 New Friends of
                                                   Art and Design (NASAD). The              Art/Navigation Press         of Art offers an original print
Sam Gilliam, Painting, “Two Walls and
                                                   accreditation process involves an        brochure describes this      signed by the artist, private
Carousels”
                                                   academic program review and the          exciting opportunity for     social     gatherings      and
February 8                                                                                  alumni and friends to        dinners, demonstrations and
                                                   creation of the self-study report.       participate in the
John Moore, Gutman Professor of Fine Arts,                                                                               tours, and the satisfaction of
                                                        NASAD comprises approxi-            department while
University of Pennsylvania, “Here and There”                                                                             supporting an outstanding
                                                   mately 248 schools of art and            building a contempo-
March 8                                            design, primarily at the collegiate      rary collection of prints    educational process for our
Bill Christenberry, Mixed Media, “Southern         level but including precollegiate        and works on paper.          students. Individuals, busi-
Views”                                             and community schools for the                                         nesses, and organizations are
                                                   visual arts disciplines. The association is the     all invited to join the Friends Of
March 22                                                                                               Art/Navigation Press.
Panel on “Art in Public Spaces”                    national accrediting agency for art and design
                                                   and art and design-related disciplines.                   For more information on becoming a
April 12                                           NASAD also provides information to the              Friend of Art, contact Harold Linton, AVT
Carrie and Kevin Burke, Architecture and           public and produces statistical research,           chair, at 703-993-4615 or linton@gmu.edu, or
Industrial Design, “Ecological Design:             provides professional development for leaders       the department at 703-993-8898.
Theory and Practice”                               of art and design schools, and engages in
                                                   policy analysis.                                    Internships
    The lectures are open to the public and                                                                 AVT has developed strong ties and
take place in Harris Theater on Thursday                                                               successful business relationships with
evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more infor-       Friends of Art/Navigation
                                                                                                       numerous design agencies and art-related
mation, call 703-993-8898.                         Press
                                                                                                       organizations throughout metropolitan
                                                         AVT is pleased to announce the newly
                                                                                                       Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
Coming Soon! Our New Web                           formed Friends of Art/Navigation Press, a
                                                                                                       This year, the department successfully negoti-
Site: www.avt.gmu.edu                              membership opportunity for collecting the
                                                                                                       ated a new internship agreement with the
     AVT has created a new design for the          latest in contemporary art.
                                                                                                       Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
department web site. Visit www.avt.gmu.edu               Over the past three decades, AVT has
                                                                                                       so that our students can pursue internships in
to explore the new web site and see art work by    established a national reputation in the fine
                                                   arts. Building on that reputation, a master
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A History of of Artistic Excellence at Mason,
1972–2006
A historical overview of the Department of Art and Visual Technology

      When George Mason College received university status
in 1972, the Department of Art and Visual Technology began
to take root. Organized within the College of Arts and
Sciences (CAS), Mason’s first Department of Fine and
Performing Arts offered studio art and art history, dance,
theater, music, and communication.
      Housed in what is now Paul VI High School in Fairfax
City, the visual arts at Mason began with a basic set of studio
concentrations, including drawing, painting, printmaking,
and sculpture. Walter Kravitz, professor of art and painting
and drawing and one of the founding fathers of the program,
remembers the old building fondly.
      “Fifteen-foot-high ceilings with surprisingly good light
and ventilation provided a terrific studio setting for our
disciplines,” Kravitz says. “There were usually 15 to 20
                                                                     Undergraduate painting
students per studio. Art history enrolled 25 in the introductory     students create a mural
courses and 15 in the upper level. We began with three studio        at Washington, D.C.
art faculty members and three art history faculty members            homeless shelter; 1985
who taught a range of courses from Ancient Greek Art
through Impressionism.”
      From the beginning, the performing arts were a strong component
of the department’s academic programming. The goal was to build
audiences and community involvement in the arts at Mason through
support of performance-based disciplines (music, theater, and dance)
                                                                              Paul VI High
and fold the visual arts into the department in support of these              School in Fairfax
programs. Graduates from the program received diplomas naming
their discipline broadly as fine and performing arts without specification     ments on the rise, the studio art and art history faculty each grew to five
of curriculum on their transcripts. Eventually, studio art and art history     members. In the early 1980s, photography became a program within
grew in size and importance within the department to become a voice            studio art; later, the university supported a search for its first faculty
within the mix of all the arts programs.                                       member.
      As enrollment grew, the arts programs sought larger quarters. In               As a new overarching approach, Mason instituted a conservatory
1983, the visual and performing arts programs moved into College Hall          philosophy regarding the fine and performing arts by creating the
and Mason Hall. During the building’s construction, classes were held          Institute of the Arts, an independent body within the university with an
in trailers near Student Union Building I. With technology and enroll-         academic liaison to CAS. The purpose behind this academic reorgani-
                                                                                       zation for the arts was to advance the mission of the arts at
Color and light workshop, 1980
                                                                                        Mason through greater autonomy and freedom of operation.
                                                                                        Among the institute’s initial priorities was the formation of the
                                                                                        Center for the Arts and the Theater of the First Amendment as
                                                                                        part of the continuing legacy of performance education at
                                                                                        Mason.
                                                                                             In 1993, the studio art and art history programs were sepa-
                                                                                        rated: Studio art joined the Institute of the Arts, and art history
                                                                                        joined the History Department. The two programs continue to
                                                                                        have a close reciprocal relationship. Studio art students now
                                                                                        take art history courses as an integral part of their curriculum
                                                                                        requirements in the Department of History and Art History,
                                                                                        while art history students pursue a range of lecture and studio
                                                                                        art courses offered in the Department of Art and Visual
                                                                                        Technology.
                                        D E PA R T M E N T   OF   ART   AND    VISUAL TECHNOLOGY ALUMNI NEWSLETTER • 5


                                                   Also in 1993, Evans      intermixed with other academic and alternative nonprofit and institu-
                                              Mandes, professor of          tional communities.
                                              psychology, was appointed          Great excitement is building toward a momentous event in our
                                              associate     dean       for  future—the construction and opening of a new building with state-of-
                                              academic affairs for CAS      the-art advanced technology for the Department of Art and Visual
                                              and academic director of      Technology. Currently in design planning and construction, our new
                                              the Institute of the Arts.    home is scheduled to open in early 2008.
                                              Mandes was given the task          We celebrate our patrons’ generosity: Margarida Kendall’s gift of
                                              of collaborating with         “Charters de Almerda,” an outdoor sculpture that resides beside our
                                              faculty colleagues to form    Concert Hall, and the long-term loan of “Katzen and Halegua” from
                                              a new and exciting inter-     the National Gallery of Art. Also prominent in the ongoing experience
                                              disciplinary curriculum       of the arts on campus was the publication of Arts on the Fairfax Campus
                                              within the institute for all  in 2001. Our Friends of Art and Navigation Press program initiated in
                                              students. The influence of    2005 brings nationally ranked artists in printmaking, book arts, and
                                              this program and many of      multiples to campus each year to work in unique collaboration with our
                                              its courses in aesthetics,    students in the production of an original edition of prints.
                                              visual thinking, creativity,       Our own ArtsBus program celebrated its 10-year anniversary last
                                              and perception are an         year. ArtsBus was the inspiration of Professor Emeritus Jerry Clapsaddle
Advanced painting class, 1988                 integral part of today’s      and is the current responsibility of Peter Winant, assistant professor of
                                              Department of Art and         art and visual technology. ArtsBus offers students and residents in our
Visual Technology and a tenet of our philosophy of interdisciplinarity.     region numerous opportunities each year to travel New York City to see
      Strong enrollment trends during the 1990s in the fine and             significant exhibitions at preeminent museums and galleries, as well as
performing arts around the country were especially manifest at Mason.       enjoy its cultural life.
Institute enrollment climbed from 200 to 500 students. The
growing interest in technology through digital arts, graphic
design, sculpture, printmaking, and photography played an
important role in the dramatic growth in enrollment of the
visual arts at Mason.
      In 2001, the university administration, with input from the
faculty, reorganized the Institute of the Arts into the College of
Visual and Performing Arts with departments of Studio Art,
Music, Theater, and Dance. The Studio Art faculty expanded to
12 full-time members.
      Scott Martin was appointed the chair of Studio Art. With a
background in both technology and music, Martin helped focus
attention on and develop technology initiatives within the
program parallel to the support and the interests of higher
education programs in art and also with interest in the business
community in Northern Virginia, drawing from that population
to support a new media program.                                        Summer drawing studio projects, 1995
      The digital arts and graphic design concentrations at
Mason were coming of age. The dramatic growth in enrollment helped               The Department of Art and Visual Technology is flourishing with
expand the graduate concentrations from digital arts to include             bright ideas and a dynamic future. The process of self-study for depart-
painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and InterArts. The           ment accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and
faculty of the Studio Art Department, renamed the Department of Art         Design began with faculty input in early 2006 and will continue
and Visual Technology, grew to its current size of 24 full-time and 25      through 2008, culminating with the evaluation of our program,
part-time members as enrollment grew to more than 550 students,             curriculum, student achievement, and futures planning in the new
placing the department on the map regionally and nationally as a signif-    building.
icant visual arts program.                                                       We know that you, as alumni and friends, will enjoy participating
      Campuswide visibility of art has flourished in recent years. Our      in all the community-based programs and travel opportunities that we
gallery program has blossomed into several venues for student and           provide and plan for the future. If you would like to know more about
professional exhibitions, including our own Fine Arts Gallery housed in     our lecture and exhibition schedules or become a Friend of Art and
the Fine Arts Building, our student Gallery 123 in the Johnson Center,      participate in sponsored behind-the-scenes trips to top museums,
the Mason Hall Atrium Gallery for special exhibitions, along with           collections, and galleries, please call 703-993-8898 for information. q
several smaller spaces in and among our academic complex in the
College of Visual and Performing Arts. We celebrate partnerships in the
mid-Atlantic corridor that provide exhibition venues for our students
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From the Associate Chair
by Lynne M. Constantine, Associate Chair                                     program; a new Center for Art and Social Engagement, which will
                                                                             involve students in community-based, collaborative art projects and
New Degree Evaluation Tool                                                   link art theory and writing courses directly with studio activities; new
     Advising is an important service provided by an academic depart-        general education courses to help nonmajors become enthusiastic
ment, but many students also want a way to monitor their own progress        audiences for contemporary art; and a revamp of our graduate
toward graduation. Now, at last, they can with the addition of a degree      programs.
evaluation option on PatriotWeb, the online student information
system. The new option provides an unofficial audit of requirements          New Portfolio Review Process
and applies credits to give students an idea of where they stand on the           Beginning with students entering Mason in the 2006–07
route to graduation.                                                         academic year, every student who wants to declare an AVT major will
     The audit does not do away with the need for advising, but it will      participate in a portfolio review process with AVT faculty members.
make advising sessions more focused and give students more tools to          Portfolio review is not about screening out students; rather, it’s a way to
help them make decisions about their classes and course loads.               set a baseline of achievement, so we know what it means when a
                                                                             student says, “I’m an AVT major at George Mason University.”
Curriculum Changes on the Way                                                     The portfolio review is a ritual of passage—it’s the door into our
     With the opening of the new AVT building just two years away, the       community and the first of many conversations students will have with
AVT faculty is taking a comprehensive look at its curriculum to take         faculty members eager to help them grow their artistic talents. For more
advantage of the new opportunities that come with new facilities.            information about the portfolio review process, go to the AVT web site
     Changes already in the works include a comprehensive overhaul           at www.avt.gmu.edu. q
of our fundamentals program; a completely revamped graphic design



Notes from AVT Staff                                                                                  acquired 19th century plaster casts of antiquities
                                                                                                      from the Mediterranean world. Ben is team-
                                                                                                      teaching a free class in DC on building bicycle
       Sean Watkins: New G5 and Intel duo core computers were                                         trailers to encourage sustainable practices and
recently acquired, and all software titles were upgraded, keeping the                                 encourage community based social change. He
AVT digital program completely up to date in all four digital class-                                  is also team-teaching an introductory course on
rooms. Sean will teach a section of AVT 180 this Fall, while continuing                               photography, video, and editing.
to work towards his MFA. Along with all members of “NEIN,” Sean’s                                           Maria Karametou is a mixed media
recent video and installation work was shown in three local exhibitions.                              artist and painter. Her work has been exhibited at
       Kiley Cogis: With the help of the summer staff, the AVT office        the National Museum of Women, the Baltimore Museum, the
has undergone renovations including new carpet, paint, and furniture.        Portsmouth Museum, the Danville, Virginia, Museum, and the North
These changes give the main office a facelift until we move into our         Dakota Museum, among others. Other pieces can be found in the
new building in 2008. Also, the newly implemented portfolio review for       collection of the U.S. Ambassador to Greece and the Vorres Museum
incoming freshman and transfer students has been highly successful           of Contemporary Art in Athens. Her work is included in the book The
this summer. We’ve accepted more than 50 students into the AVT               Power of Visual Logos: Greek Women Artists (ICAN 2003). Karametou
program, and we anticipate continued growth over the years!                  serves as an advisor to AVT students concentrating in painting, drawing,
       Don Starr: New for AVT majors via the PatriotWeb: an online           printmaking, sculpture, and interarts. She also advises prospective
Degree Audit! AVT students can now log onto their PatriotWeb                 undergraduate and graduate students.
accounts and have a current audit of their transcript. The audit will             Rebecca             Chase,         Student     Advancement        and
reflect successfully completed General Education, AVT major, and             Retention/Student Service: Rebecca says things are starting to pick up
minor requirements. It also shows all uncompleted requirements and           here in AVT now that the start of fall semester is here. She is also a
lists approved courses that will fulfill those requirements. Together with   student in our department, hoping to complete her MFA soon with a
regular academic advising, the audit will help AVT students expedite         concentration in Interarts. “My current interests center around environ-
the completion of their degrees more efficiently.                            mental and animal rights issues and you will see this reflected in my
                             Ben Ashworth: Ben Ashworth is                   thesis show, this Fall in the Gallery 123,” she says. You can find Rebecca
                       currently repairing AVT studio equipment,             in College Hall, C200B.
                       rethinking space use, and preparing all studios            And welcome to Maryam Kasmai, AVT’s new financial
                       for the fall semester. He and Steve Sakole, AVT       specialist! q
                                           senior and intern, under the
                                           guidance of Art History
                                           Professor Carol Mattusch, are
                                           designing and fabricating arma-
                                           tures for displaying recently
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exhibition design and                                 and experimental musical performance. He
installation with the                                 holds a master’s degree from the University of
museum.                                               Maryland where he is currently a PhD candi-
                                                      date in ethnomusicology.
New Faces                                                  Sue Wrbican, assistant professor of art
      Shanshan Cui joins our faculty this             and visual technology/photography, joined
fall as a new assistant professor of art and visual   the AVT faculty in fall 2005. Her background
technology/ graphic design. Cui taught at             includes teaching photography at various
Bridgewater State University for several years        schools, including the
and has much experience working in print              Maryland         Institute
and web design.                                       College of Art, Pratt, and
                                Mark Cooley,          F o r d h a m ,
                          assistant professor of      and managing streaming
                          art/digital art, is a new   media production for five
                          genre artist interested     years at Morgan Stanley.
                          in exploring politics
                          and         economics,      Exhibition Series                                                   Photographs of Children of
                                                                                                                          South Africa by Harold Linton
power, identity, and visual rhetoric in               and University
American popular culture. His work has been           Galleries                                          recognized printmakers and printmaking
shown internationally in online and offline                The AVT gallery program is dedicated to       faculty and advanced printmaking students.
venues such as Exit Art, Postmasters Gallery,         the exhibition of works from a variety of disci-        Three MFA thesis exhibitions and a large
Furtherfield.org, and Rhizome.org.                    plines—painting, sculpture, photography,           group student exhibition, juried by Nancy
      Edgar Endress is                                digital arts, printmaking, drawing, installa-      Sausser, exhibitions director of the McLean
an assistant professor of art                         tion, performance, and new genres—issuing          Project for the Arts, also took place. There was
and                   visual                          out of trends in contemporary art practices,       also an exhibition of photographs of South
technology/digital art. A                             the department’s academic curricula, and           African children, accompanied by a catalog;
native of Chile, he                                   community interest.                                an exhibition of drawings by children from a
studied at ARCOS in                                        The 2005–06 exhibition schedule               small Chinese village who were orphaned by
Santiago, graduating with                             included, for instance, a solo show by             AIDS; an exhibition by AVT Honors students,
the equivalent of a BFA. In 2001, he received         emerging South African sculptor Ledelle            and an exhibition of architectural drawings
his MFA from Syracuse University with a               Moe, which was accompanied by a signifi-           and blueprints of an array of building projects
concentration in art video. Endress’s work has        cant exhibition catalog, and an exhibition         on the Fairfax Campus. q
been shown in Chilean and international               featuring photographers from
contexts. His awards include third place in the       across the country, which was
Experimental category for Elvis Hates                 sponsored by the Society for
America at the Athens Film and Video Festival         Photographic Education in the
in Ohio, a jury award for Anonymous at the            Mid-Atlantic Region and juried by
third Video and Electronic Art Biennial in            nationally recognized photogra-
Santiago, and first prize in the Documentary          pher Chan Chao. There also was a
Video category for Wanglen or the New                 group printmaking exhibition that
Fertility at the second Video and Electronic          combined the works of nationally
Art Biennial. Endress’s exhibitions have been
held at the Museum of Modern Art, the
                                                      Sculpture by Ledelle Moe
Contemporary Arts Museum of Cartagena,
the New England Film and Video Festival,
the Boston Fine Arts Museum, the New York
Video Festival, the Walter Reade Theater,
and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
      Thomas Stanley, assistant professor
of art and visual technology/ Interarts joined
our faculty in January 2006 after lecturing at
Mason since 2003. Stanley is a sound artist
and well-published writer on the cultural and
philosophical implications of contemporary
Student exhibitions from the Department of Art and Visual Technology. Artwork by Bryan Leister (left) and Susan Vaughan (right)

Fine Arts Gallery Calendar 2006–07                                          December
                                                                            Thursday, 12/7—Muirhead show closes
August
                                                                            Monday, 12/11—Rebecca Kimmel MFA thesis show opens
Monday, 8/28—Maureen Tucker BFA exhibition opens
                                                                            Friday, 12/15—Kimmel show closes
September
                                                                            January
Friday, 9/1—Tucker exhibition closes
                                                                            Tuesday, 1/30—Tom Green recent work show opens (reception, 7 p.m.)
Tuesday, 9/5—Bryan Leister MFA thesis exhibition opens
Thursday, 9/7—Reception, 7–9 p.m.                                           February
Thursday, 9/14—Leister exhibition closes                                    Wednesday, 2/21—Green show closes
                                                                            Tuesday, 2/27—Public art show opens (reception, 7 p.m.)
October
Tuesday, 10/3—Faculty show opens                                            March
Friday, 10/27—Faculty show closes                                           Friday, 3/23—Public Art show closes
Tuesday, 10/31—Ejercios de Memoria opens                                    Monday, 3/26—Gallery open for BFA and MFA student exhibitions
November                                                                    April
Thursday, 11/2—Reception for Ejercios de Memoria, 7 p.m.                    Monday, 4/9—Jillian Pichocki MFA exhibition opens
Tuesday, 11/21—Ejercios de Memoria closes                                   Friday, 4/13—Pichocki MFA exhibition closes
Tuesday, 11/28—Jake Muirhead MFA thesis exhibition opens                    May
Thursday, 11/30—Panel on the professional artist                            Tuesday, 5/1—Annual AVT Juried Student exhibition opens
(organized by Maria Karametou)                                              Wednesday, 5/2—Student show reception, 7–9 p.m.
                                                                            Sunday, 5/19—Student exhibition closes




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