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  •  Follow Laura Ruggles and two other SCU interns in Zambia

    Monday, Jul. 15, 2013

    Follow three Santa Clara University students on their journey through Zambia on behalf of Lifeline Energy and our Lifeline Taonga (LIFT) action research project for radio education. Laura Ruggles (student worker in the Department of Art & Art History), Jack Bird and Lynsey Palmer will be posting their experiences, impressions and findings online for six-weeks. Follow their blogs, tweets and instagram images during their first trip to Africa. http://lifelineenergy.org/?p=3551&preview=true

  •  End of the Year BBQ & Award Ceremony

    Friday, Jun. 7, 2013

    On Thursday, June 6 the Department of Art and Art History hosted their annual BBQ and Awards Ceremony in the sculpture yard at the Fine Arts building.  All majors and minors were invited to join this social gathering with faculty and staff in the department.  It was a warm, but beautiful day and we had lots of help.  Don Fritz, Pancho Jimenez, Kathleen Maxwell, Fred Shepard, Tobias Wofford, student workers Marvin Garcia and Julio Luna, and Mitch's son Chris Wilson all helped with the setup of tables, tents, and chairs. Kate Morris and Ryan Reynolds were the grill masters who served tri-tip steak and sausages. Karen Fraser and Julie Hughes were our friendly bartenders. Julie was also in charge of distributing voting tickets and tallying up the Viewer's Choice selection.  Blake de Maria and Kelly Detweiler mc'd the ceremony and distribution of awards. Renee Billingslea was our photographer on site and took lots of pictures during the event. A lot of work went into the planning and coordinating of the event thanks to Mitch Grieb, Blake de Maria and Kate Morris.  Overall it was a successful and fun event. What a great turn out!  Lot's of food, laughter and great conversations. Thanks to all of our majors and minors for coming, but mostly many thanks to everyone, including Ryan Carrington, Marco Marquez, Takeshi Moro and the rest of the faculty, staff and student workers for helping with the clean up. Until next year, congratulations to all of our scholarship and award recipients!

  •  Artist Laureate Awarded to Studio Art Faculty

    Monday, Mar. 25, 2013

    The Department of Art & Art History is pleased to announce that two of its faculty members have been awarded the 2013 Artist Laureate Award recipients by the Arts Council Silicon Valley.  Assistant Professor Don Fritz received an Award in the category of "On the Wall" for his work, and Sam Heranandez received one in the category of "Off the Wall"." These awards were two of six Artist Laureate Awards given to artists of the area who are "seriously committed to developing their art forms and to enriching our community with their exhibits, performances, presentations, and service."  Congratulations Don and Sam!

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