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2015–2016 Alumni News


Shelby Shadwell, drawing and printmaking MFA 2006, will be participating in 8 to CREATE, a live-drawing event in which 8 artists have 8 hours to create 8 drawings. This second-annual live-drawing event will be on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 10am to 6pm at the [co][lab], located at 206 West Main Street in downtown Urbana, IL. There will be a public reception at 6:30pm. The event is free and open to the public. The following artists will be participating on March 12, 2016: Angelo Martinez, Dean Kugler, Deanne Wortman, Jason Patterson, Kathryn Scarim, Shelby Shadwell, and Wesley Berg.


Sandra Bridges, Art Education BFA 1974, will be exhibiting her work at the Renaissance Court at the Chicago Cultural Center in a show titled Southern Roots. The show, which runs from Jan. 28–March 31, 2016, consists of paintings/drawings and assemblage pieces. It depicts an era from Reconstruction through the early 60’s. This visual history has several works from three different series which includes Musicians/Legends, Southern Roots or everyday people, and A Thin White Line which are assemblage pieces primarily addressing a political, social-economic voice. There will be two receptions at The Renaissance Court,
The Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602 Opening Reception: Feb. 11, 4–6pm Closing Reception: March 31, 4–6pm.


Congratulations to Colby Parsons (MFA SIU 1998) Who Won Best of Show in the Zanesville Prize and John Utgaard (SIU 1992-1994, 1997) who won honorable mention. Also congratulations to Jeremy Brooks (Faculty SIU) who was a finalist in the exhibition.


Congratulations to Alice Wood, who received her degree in art education from SIUC. She currently teaches art at an elementary school in Dallas, Texas and was recently named one of the top 100 educators for Dallas Independent School District. DISD employs 11,000 teachers.


Charlotte Hyzy, Sculpture BFA 2012, is exhibiting in the Socrates Sculpture Park’s Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition from September 27, 2015–March 13, 2016 in NYC. There is an opening reception on September 27, 2015 from 3-6pm.

Time Out includes her work in their list of “best public art to see this winter.”