(March 7, 2013) -- The UTSA Department of Art and Art History will host an exhibition and open house for the UTSA Ceramics and Sculpture Graduate Studios from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, March 22 on the west side of the UTSA Main Campus. Curated by faculty member Ken Little, the exhibit is in conjunction with San Antonio Contemporary Art Month.
For more than 40 years, UTSA art students have played a major role in improving the visual arts environment in San Antonio, and this event will showcase the recent artwork created by students, alumni and graduate faculty in the UTSA master of fine arts program. Faculty and staff members participating include Greg Elliott, Ovidio Giberga, Ken Little and Dennis Coffman.
Graduate students participating are Ben McVey, Ivan Salcido, Simon Saleh, Raul Gonzalez, Sarah Fox, Alyssa Danna, Jessica Sailors, Roberto Celis, Eric Mathis, Jenna Wright, Calen Barnum, Lynette Atchley, Justin Schneider, Adrienne Cullins, Ray Perez and Eric Owen.
The 13,000-square-foot Ceramics and Sculpture Graduate Studios were funded in 2008 when $3.5 million was allocated for construction and $200,000 was designated for new equipment.
The building incorporates 18 graduate studios that are split evenly among graduate ceramics and sculpture students. Additional studios feature workspace areas for 3-D design, welding fabrication, glazing and covered outdoor forging.
The facility is helpful in recruiting students from across the United States and abroad. Students have enrolled from England, Germany, Korea, Japan, Africa and other countries. In 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked the UTSA sculpture program No. 13 in the nation among 250 schools offering similar programs.
Established in 1986, Contemporary Art Month is the only month-long celebration of contemporary art in a major city in the United States. The event promotes and raises the national profile of San Antonio contemporary art and artists.
To learn more, visit the Contemporary Art Month website.
The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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