Welcome Dr. Riva Symko
Dr. Riva Symko is Assistant Professor of Art History. Her primary areas of research include twentieth and twenty-first century Western visual culture, North American indigenous creative practices, new media histories, as well as critical and cultural theory including post-colonial theory, feminist theory, theories of authenticity and originality, appropriation, copyright, and historiography. Previously, Dr. Symko has taught at the University of Lethbridge, Memorial University, and Queen’s University.
Wendy Red Star | Grandmothers
When: September 21 - November 22, 2017
Opening Reception: October 5, 2017; 3:30-5:30PM
Where: Kimura Gallery, 2nd Floor, UAA Fine and Performing Arts Building;
3700 Alumni Drive, Anchorage, Alaska
Grandmothers (I Come As One But I Stand As Ten Thousand) was inspired by Throssel's portraits of Crow women circa 1911. The images depict a range of generations, from young to elderly, and a range of dress, with some women in their best regalia and others in more casual dress. In each photograph a single woman gazes either directly at the camera or just off to the side, and sits in a manner that reads both as dignified and at ease. The women communicate a trust in the photographer which is transferred to the viewer. More...
Thomas Chung | The Trickster
When: September 11 - October 22, 2017
Where: Arc Gallery, UAA Consortium Library
3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska
The painting The Trickster deals in the cross-cultural archetype of the deviant. From the raven to Prometheus: the motif of the trickster figure occurs in nearly all cultures around the globe. Infusing a sense of play into the serious nature of existence and creation, the trickster figure is oftentimes he who creates innovation and progress through rule breaking. More...
BFA Orientation Meeting
The Bachelor of Fine Arts orientation meeting will be on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, from 11:30am to 12:45pm, in ARTS 342.
Thaddeus Erdahl will be giving demonstrations and a lecture October 7 & 8, 2017 in GHH 108. More..
UAA Galleries to Explore
Opening Reception: September 13, 2017; 5:00pm - 6:30pm