Loyola University Maryland

Department of Fine Arts

News and Events

Chalk and Easel
  • Congratulations to Studio Arts Professor Janet Maher, whose book Waterbury Irish was recently published by The History Press. The book chronicles the lives and families of Irish immigrants to Waterbury, Connecticut beginning in the early 19th century. More information can be found on her blog, Maher Matters.

    Waterbury Irish book cover

  • Join us in congratulating Professor of Music and Department Chair Ronald Pearl, who had two recent works premiered: Lullaby of Ice and Snow (Encuerdas Ensemble, Winterthur, Switzerland) and Three Roads to the North (TrioConBrio, Stuttgart, Germany).

  • Photography professor Jon Malis' show Base Landscapes will appear at the prestigious Vox Populi gallery in Philadelphia from April 3 through 26. The solo show features almost all never-before-seen work and takes its cues from the obsolete tradition of slide projection and the prevalence of digital projection devices. On Sunday, April 12, Professor Malis will participate in an artist’s conversation at the gallery moderated by influential curator and critic of contemporary art, Judith Tannenbaum. Please find more details here.

Malis Kodascope Screen No. 0
                                      Kodascope Screen No. 0
by Jon Malis

  • The Fine Arts Department extends a big congratulations to Dr. Natka Bianchini of the theatre department. Her first book, Samuel Beckett's Theatre in America, was published on February 11, 2015 by Palgrave MacMillan Press.
Bianchini Becket Book Cover 
  • The artwork of photography professor Jon Malis was featured on MPT Artwork's February 5, 2015 episode. He appears as one of the "pop-up" artists on the episode, which can be viewed here.
  • Art history professor Dr. Kerry Boeye made the Loyola News this month for leading his students in an intensive research project relating to a 14th-century wooden statue gifted to the university. Read more about the project here.
  • Chris Lonegan, professor of Studio Arts, discusses his life drawing course in the current issue of Loyola Magazine.
  • Photography professor Jon Malis will be featured in a show at the Maryland Art Place from January 22 to March 14, 2015. The exhibit, called On The Mind, features four artists all working within various perspectives of the brain. More information on the show can be found here; you can view the work Professor Malis will be exhibiting in this show on his own website.
  • Dr. Barnaby Nygren of the art history department was profiled in the online edition of Loyola Magazine.
  • Theatre professor Dr. Daniel Pinha served as set designer for Beauty and the Beast, playing at the Synetic Theater in Arlington, Virginia. The show runs from December 3, 2014-January 11, 2015 and features an original design by Dr. Pinha. Please click here for more details.

beast and the beast

  • Professor Janet Maher of the studio arts department is featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Loyola Magazine. The article discusses her spectacular work in the Messina program, for which she teaches a class called "Visionary Design Toward a Sustainable Environment." You can read the article here.
  • Dr. Remi Chiu, Assistant Professor of Music, has won a Medical Humanities Research grant from the Wellcome Trust to conduct research in London during the 2015-16 academic year. The topic of his research will be "Plague and Music in the Renaissance." The Wellcome Trust sponsors research in the medical humanities and biomedical fields.
  • Dr. Daniel Pinha of the theatre department worked as co-director and scenic designer for Nothing, which opens at the Charm City Fringe Festival on November 5, 2014. Tickets can be purchased here; please see the following article for more information.
  • Dr. James Bunzli is appearing in Social Creatures at the Single Carrot Theatre through November 2, 2014. Please click here for ticket information.
  • Mary Beth Akre, Associate Professor of Studio Arts, has received an award for one of her paintings from the 82nd Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition. The exhibition was juried by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Shenandoah College, and two of Ms. Akre's paintings will appear in the show from October 4, 2014-January 11, 2015. Please click here for more details.
  • The Fine Arts Department is excited to announce that Natka Bianchini, Assistant Professor of Theatre, will have her book, Samuel Beckett's Theatre in America, published by Palgrave MacMillan Press in February 2015.
  • The Fine Arts Department is pleased to announce that Daniel Pinha has been hired as an assistant professor in the theatre program.
  • Ronald Pearl, Music, had several works performed this past year in Baltimore, St. Louis, Sao Paulo, Brasiliera, Venezuela, and Italy. He also had two recent compositions recorded by Zane Forshee, and the Atlantic Guitar Quartet.
  • Janet Maher, director of the Studio Arts program, has an upcoming solo show at Rouse Gallery, Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD (Aug. 21- Sept. 21, 2014). Entitled, Alter Egos: A Year In Mixed Media, the opening reception will be Saturday, September 13, from 4 to 6 pm.She was also one of 35 artists chosen to represent School 33 Art Center’s thirty-fifth anniversary exhibition (June 13 – Aug. 21, 2014) and had works juried into the following recent shows: (Aug. 14 – Sept. 13, 2014) Yorkfest: A Celebration of the Arts, YorkArts, York, PA; (Jan. 21 – Mar. 13, 2014), Speak Memory, Nassau Community College, Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery, Garden City, NY; (Nov. 3, 2013 – Jan. 26, 2013), Second Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibit, Art Gallery at UMUC Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD
  • Kerry Boeye will present a paper “Iconographic Innovation in Thirteenth- and Early Fourteenth-Century English Psalters” at the symposium "Invention and Imagination in British Art and Architecture, 600-1500" to be held 30th, 31st October & 1st November 2014 at The British Museum (London).
  • Natalia St Jean (music, '13)  is teaching at Whittier Elementary as a general music/vocal specialist, as well a teaching musicianship for the Frederick Children's Chorus.
  • Kerry Boeye presented a paper “Reference and Person in the Historiated Initials of the St. Albans Psalter” at the symposium "Seeing and Reading in Twelfth-Century England" which was held at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance studies on Feb. 1 and 2, 2014.
  • April-Ann Marshall (Art History '14) placed 2nd in the humanities category of the Loyola Undergraduate Student Research and Scholarship Colloquium. Her paper examined a carpet in Fra Angelico's San Marco Altarpiece in connection with the Council of Florence.
  • Studio Arts minor, printmaker Jen Burt (class of 2012) was accepted into Maryland Institute College of Art Graduate Program in Community Arts. Beginning this fall semester, she will be working with a nonprofit after-school program through Americorps as part of her MICA coursework.
  • Barnaby Nygren recently published a review of an important new textbook in Italian Renaissance art history in the February CAAReviews.
  • Mary Holmes (’14) received a "Best in Show” recognition for "Homage to Winogrand", a juried show of DC-region student. The selected works were displayed at American University's new School of Communication building.