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photo: Forrest MacDonald and the 2015 MFAs
With Hidden Noise Listening Program with Stephan VitielloJune 12, USFCAM
Iva Gueorguieva Sculpture Uniques at USF Graphicstudio

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Tampa Style reviewOscar Muņoz: Sedimentaciones Reviewed

Sedimentaciones, the Oscar Muñoz video installation currently on view at USFCAM has received some favorable reviews. Danny Olda reviewed the installation for Daily Serving, an international online publication for contemporary art. Locally, Tampa Style Magazine has also featured Sedimentaciones.

Trenton Doyle Hancock at WMNFTrenton Doyle Hancock on WMNF’s Art in Your Ear Radio Show

On Friday, January 30 JoEllen Schilke hosted Trenton Doyle Hancock on her weekly radio show Art in Your Ear. JoEllen conducted a wide-ranging interview with Trenton that covered his early art and inspirations, current projects including his work with Graphicstudio, a live-action short film in production, and his upcoming show at the Ringling Museum of Art.

Keith Sonnier viewing a prototype of Tympana with Eric Vontillius, Alan EakerKeith Sonnier

Congratulations to Keith Sonnier on his receipt of the Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement by the College Art Association. The past two recipients of the Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement were Yvonne Rainer and Ellsworth Kelly, and other past recipients have included Wayne Thiebaud, John Baldessari, Peter Voulkos, Willem de Kooning, and Graphicstudio artists Louise Bourgeois and Miriam Schapiro. The Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement was first awarded in 1988 to Joan Mitchell, and since then annually celebrates the career of nationally and internationally influential contemporary artists.

Lovebugs Love is in the Air!

For about a month, during late spring and again in early fall, lovebugs swarm across the Gulf States. Their conjoined bodies make for an unusual display as they copulate while floating a few feet above the ground, and a nuisance for people that must clean the splattered bodies off their car. This semi-annual event caught the attention and imagination of Vik Muniz while in residency at Graphicstudio. Muniz was fascinated by the blatant sexuality of the lovebug swarms, so much so that he developed an idea for a new series of prints involving them.

Tampa BAy Times review of CAM summer showsChristian Marclay - Manga Scroll

Christian Marclay has been involved in sound and art exploration through the use of turntables since 1979. First using skipping records as rhythm tracks for The Bachelors, Even, his duo with guitarist Kurt Henry, sound has figured into Marclay’s art (or art has figured into Marclay’s sound) since his days as a student at the Massachusetts College of Art.

Tampa BAy Times review of CAM summer showsGraciela Iturbide awarded 2014 Fine Arts Medal

Graciela Iturbide has been awarded the 2014 Fine Arts Medal by Mexico's National Institute of Fine Arts. The award recognizes her contribution to culture in Mexico over her 45-year career. Iturbide produced Espiritu Santo at Graphicstudio, a collection of six photogravures paired with screenprinted text from the account of Hernando de Soto's 1553 expedition to Florida.

Robin O'Neil drawingRobyn O’Neil Featured on PBS’s The Art Assignment

Artist Robyn O’Neil talks figure and ground in her landscape art with The Art Assignment. Robyn was featured in this special PBS program, co-hosted by Sarah Urist Green and John Green. Watch the full program to find out more about how she first got started and how she uses figure and ground in her art.

Art in Health Studio Workshop led by Bruce Marsh83Degrees Explores the USFCAM Art in Health Program

The USF Art in Health program, a collaborative project that unites the museum and USF Health, was featured in a recent article in 83Degrees. The program, modeled after similar initiatives at Harvard University and University of Miami, was founded in 2012 and since hosted 86 students from disciplines including medicine, public health, pharmacy, physical therapy, social work and speech-language pathology.

Sample of rewritten 2nd AmendmentPedro Reyes Performance Amendment to the Amendment Sought Common Ground

The performance was truly a collaborative effort that included USF College of the Arts faculty and students. The USF percussion ensemble and jazz combos played Reyes’ unique instruments, crafted from firearms confiscated and disabled by the Mexican Army. Everyone who attended the sold-out event was invited to participate in the performance, which was created by Reyes in partnership with USF Theatre professor Dora Arreola, and USF and Community Stepping Stones students.

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Events & Info

May 2
Jane’s Walk: Get to Know your Greenway - Where Do We Come From, Where are We Going?

June 12
With Hidden Noise Listening Program with Stephan Vitiello

LED Lighting Upgrade
The USF Contemporary Art Museum has an LED lighting upgrade funded by a grant from the Student Green Energy Fund!

Explore InsideART
This innovative web-based visual literacy program integrates secondary school social studies and science with contemporary art in an examination and discussion of critical societal issues.

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