Dr Christina Smylitopoulos, Art Historian in the School of Fine Art and Music, has won an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. Christina's research project will position an art collection as a laboratory of visual competencies using the Bachinski/Chu Print Study Collection as the centrepiece of this exciting initiative.
Former MFA student, Laura Marotta, has been commissioned to create a permanent outdoor sculpture for the Oakvill Arena and Trafalgar Park. Marotta's sculpture Octagon for Trafalgar Park will be installed at the north entrance of the new community centre during the summer of 2018.
Congratulations to Ambera Wellmann (MFA 2016) for winning the 19th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition.
The Guelph Young Artist Mentorship Project is seeking applications from student artists, musicians, aspiring museum professionals and others in the arts to participate in the Fall iteration of this excellent program. Sponsored by Guelph Arts Council, SOFAM and RBC, the program links individual students to professional artists, musicians, theatre practitioners, etc. in Guelph to help them imagine and plan their own post-graduate careers.
University of Guelph graduate Heather Thomson was recently awarded the Don Phillips Scholarship from Open Studio in Toronto. "This is a national competition and it is the first time over the last 20 years+ that I can remember a Guelph student being awarded scholarship", commented Allen Ash.
More information about Heather can be found on the Open Studio website http://openstudio.ca/2017-18-open-studio-residency-recipients/
Recently graduated or fourth-year visual artists, musicians, singers, actors, creative writers - apply to participate in the Guelph Young Artists Mentorship Project, a locally-based program that pairs budding young creatives with established community artists to explore professional practice. The Young Artists Mentorship Project is a joint effort of Guelph Arts Council and the School of Fine Art & Music, sponsored by an Ontario150 Young Artists Grant and by the RBC Young Artists program. Follow this link for details:
Starting in Fall 2017, students will be able to register for a Minor degree in Studio Art. Details will be outlined in the new undergraduate calendar for
2017-2018. If you have any questions about the Minor, please contact the BACO office (Bachelor of Arts Counselling Office)