Professor of ArtMary Visser and senior studio art majorsMarissa Shipp ’19 andAngelina Palacios ’19 had animated artworks accepted for the International Mathematical Games Committee’s 19th Salon Culture et Jeux Mathématiques (Culture and Math Games Exhibition) which took place at Place Saint-Sulpice in Paris, France, May 24–27, 2018. This year’s exhibition,“Mathematics and Movement,”was organized by Jean-Philippe Uzan, CNRS Research Director at the Paris Institute of Astrophysics.Shipp’s work “Sneak Peak,” Palacios’ work “Radar,” and Visser’s animated film “A Different Way to Be” were shown.
Professor of ArtVictoria Star Varner was invited by the Texas Commission of the Arts to serve on the jury panel for the Texas Young Masters Awards in Austin this past December. In April 2018, she attended the Awards Ceremony at the Zachary Scott Theatre. The Texas Young Masters is a joint program of the Texas Cultural Trust (TCT) and the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA). The Young Masters program was established to support talented young people and advance the creative economy by investing the future of the arts. The ceremony was attended by Texas’ First Lady Cecilia Abbott who serves as honorary chair. Since the program’s inception in 2002, the TCT and TCA have given 313 grants to 139 Young Masters and awarded $857,500 to aspiring artists from across the state.
Varner was also a juror for the Imagine exhibition at Texas State University’s Round Rock campus held March–May 2018.
Visiting Assistant Professor of ArtRon Geibel’s artwork is featured in Issue IX ofCreate! Magazine, an independent, contemporary art magazine highlighting the work of artists, makers, and creative entrepreneurs from around the world. He also has artwork published inA Ceramic Guide: The Art of Creating and Teaching Wheel-Thrown Ceramics by Trent Berning. The book offers a detailed approach to the ceramic medium and highlights the use of the potter’s wheel as a mode of artistic expression.