Carrie Patterson, Chair
Associate Professor of Art
Phone: (240) 895-4252
Office Staff: (240) 895-4225
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Life Model Sessions
Every Tuesday Starting February 4
8:30-10:00 PM, Montgomery Hall
Visiting Artist Talk: Kathleen Hall
February 26th, 4:45 PM, Library 321
Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Sachs
Sarah received her BA in Studio Art from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2006. In 2008, she received her Masters of Art in Digital Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and in 2009 she received her Masters of Fine Art in Photography and Digital Imaging, also from Maryland Institute College of Art. Through her fine art work, Sarah explores the dichotomy between human and digital memory, how the two influence one another, and how they are affected by natural and technological elements of decay. She hopes to create a dialogue about the relationships between personal memory, society’s collective memory, and collective cultural identity.
Nick Tambakeras has written for diverse publications, from Pittsburgh Magazine, to the Hellenic Voice, a weekly independent newspaper covering Greek-American news & interests. Recently, he completed a Master's Degree in English and Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University and was the recipient of the Frederick J. Dockstader award for outstanding fiction. Nick also operated the University Writing Center and was editor-in-chief of Thin Air Magazine, NAU's literary mag. Nick is currently embroiled in an exciting new project, traveling throughout the U.S. recording his (mis)adventures as creative non-fiction blog entries and as feature travel articles for publication.
Laura-Gray Street is co-editor of Ecopoetry: A Contemporary American Anthology, forthcoming from Trinity University Press. Her work has appeared in Many Mountains Moving, The Human Genre Project,Isotope, Gargoyle, From the Fishouse, ISLE, Shenandoah, Meridian,Blackbird, Poetry Daily, The Notre Dame Review, The Greensboro Review, and elsewhere; selected by George Garrett for Best New Poets 2005; nominated for three Pushcart Prizes; and commissioned by the New York Festival of Song. Street has received a Poetry Fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Editors’ Prize in Poetry from Isotope, the Emerging Writer in Poetry Award for the Southern Women Writers Conference, the Dana Award in Poetry, and The Greensboro Review’s Annual Literary Award in Poetry. Street has an MA in English from the University of Virginia and an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson’s Program for Writers. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Daniel Groves is the author of The Lost Boys (VQR Poetry Series/University of Georgia Press). His poems have appeared in Paris Review, Yale Review, Poetry, and elsewhere.
Shirlette Ammons is a poet, writer, musician and director of an arts program for children. Her second collection of poetry, entitled Matching Skin, was published by Carolina Wren Press in June 2008 and her first collection of poetry, entitled Stumphole Anthology of Bakwoods Blood(Big Drum Press) was published in September 2002. She is also vocalist songwriter for hip hop rock band, mosadi music. Her poetry and essays appear in The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (edited by Nikky Finney, University of Georgia Press), What Your Mama Never Told You: True Stories About Love and Sex (edited by Tara Roberts, Houghton Mifflin), The Asheville Review and other publications. Shirlette is also a Cave Canem Fellow and has received the Kathryn H. Wallace Award for Artists In Community Service and the Durham Arts Council and United Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant. Shirlette resides in Durham, North Carolina.