Loyola University Maryland

Department of Fine Arts

News and Events

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  • Arianna Valle, class of 2012, was recently accepted into the Master of Fine Arts program at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.  Ms. Valle majored in Photography.
  • Annelise Furnald and William Thacker (Photography Majors) placed 1st and 2nd respectively in this years Demonstration & Performance category of the Loyola Undergraduate Student Research and Scholarship Colloquium.  Both artists recently exhibited their Senior Projects in the front gallery at the Loyola Notre Dame Library. 
  • Julia Tigani (Art History major) placed 2nd in the  Arts and Humanities category of the Loyola Undergraduate Student Research and Scholarship Colloquium.Her paper examined issues of homosociality in the work of Michelangelo.
  • An opening reception for Studio Arts minor, Elissa D'Abusco, was held on April 26th.  Her private study mixed media public project, Faces I Love, is installed in three store-front windows of the Verizon building on the 5700 block of York Road.  The project was a collaboration between the Visual Arts program, the Center for Community Service and Justice and the York Road Initiative. 
  • Carol Frost, Affiliate Professor of Fine Art (Studio) has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund for excellence in painting.  The foundation is based in Philadelphia, PA.  Professor Frost's work can be viewed on line at www.carolmillerfrost.com.
  • Janet Maher, Associate Professor of Fine Art (Studio), will have an exhibition and book signing at the Amalie Rothschild Gallery, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, opening March 1, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.  The exhibition is related to her recent publication From the Old Sod to the Naugatuck Valley published in May of 2012.
  • Congratulations to Katie Fow '12, a recent graduate in Art History, on employment in the Exhibition Department at the Freer & Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., where she will be working on an upcoming exhibition and other projects
  • Christopher Lonegan, Affiliate Professor of Fine Arts (Studio) has been awarded a doctorate in Visual Arts: Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.  His dissertation, The Anatomy of Spirit: Art, Philosophy and Anatomical Illustration, was awarded ISDVA's first Dissertation Prize.
  • Mary Beth Akre, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, presented a selection of paintings for her sabbatical exhibition- The Vanishing Rural Landscape- at the Julio Fine Arts Gallery from Oct. 22nd to Nov. 20th. 
  • Kerry Boeye, Assistant Professor of Art History, participated in a public discussion with Shahzia Sikander, an internationally acclaimed contemporary artist, on November 8th at the Jewish Museum in New York in conjunction with the exhibition, "Crossing Borders:  Hebrew Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library."  The discussion placed the exhibition's medieval Hebrew manuscripts in dialogue with Sikander's innovative work, which engages artistic and religious traditions in order to explore shifting processes of making and meaning.  For more information see: www.thejewishmuseum.org/bodleianprograms.
  • In May, 2012 Janet Maher, Associate Professor of Fine Arts (Studio Art) published From the Old Sod to the Naugatuck Valley: Early Irish Catholics in New Haven County, Connecticut, Apprentice House. Her book explores the history of Ireland through the perspective of Catholicism, bringing it to the origins of Catholicism in Connecticut, then to several Irish families whose personal stories extend to the present. Information about this scholarly and visual project may be found on her blog, Maher Matters (http: www.mahermatters.com) or on her web site (http://www.janetmaher.com).
  • Dan Schlapbach, Photography, received a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artists Award grant.  Administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the MSAC's competitive Individual Artists Award Program recognizes the unique contribution made by artists to the cultural vitality of Maryland. .