Dartmouth’s Newest Endowed Professors

Article from Dartmouth News on September 26, 2018  by Charlotte Albright

Meet Dartmouth’s Newest Endowed Professors

The honors, given each year for multi-year terms, recognize outstanding research and teaching.

Eight members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences have begun fall term with new appointments to endowed professorships. Three others have been reappointed to the chairs they already hold. The honors, given each year for multi-year terms, recognize outstanding research and teaching across a wide swath of the College curriculum:

Eric van Hove brings the Mahjouba Initiative to Dartmouth

" Eric van Hove brings the Mahjouba Initiative to Dartmouth" by Madison Wilson, 9/18/18, The Dartmouth

Can a moped inspire change? Concept artist Eric Van Hove says yes.

Opening on Sept. 18, “Mahjouba at Dartmouth: a Collaboration with Eric Van Hove,” an exhibit that will open at the Strauss Gallery in the Hopkin’s Center, explores the College’s relationship with the artist and his new project, the Mahjouba Initiative.

The Mahjouba Initiative remakes cheap Chinese mopeds popular in Van Hove’s home of Marrakech, Morocco by using local artisans and materials. The moped runs on an electric engine, a far more ecologically sustainable model than the traditional explosive engine.

2018 Faculty Awardees Model ‘Dartmouth’s Highest Values’

Twelve professors received awards from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences this year.

Enrico Riley

Professor of Studio Art

John M. Manley Huntington Award for Newly Promoted Faculty

My current research interest revolves around the historical and contemporary implications of race and violence in the African American community, drawing on Judeo/Christian narratives as depicted visually in Medieval and early Renaissance Italian painting. I am passionate about my artistic practice because it allows me additional ways of existing in the world. I enjoy teaching simply because I am exposed to the endlessly diverse minds of students. All students are unique and have something to teach. Dartmouth is exceptional because of its students, faculty, staff, and geographic location.

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"Dartmouth Influence" featured in Valley News

Art Notes: Central Vermont Gallery Examines ‘Dartmouth Influence’ By EmmaJean Holley, Valley News Staff Writer, Thursday, May 24, 2018.

"The current exhibition at Rochester, Vt.’s BigTown Gallery wasn’t meant to serve as a testament to the strong female presence in Dartmouth College’s Studio Art Department. It just kind of happened, said Anni Mackay, the gallery’s director and curator.

Mackay, who has worked with many Dartmouth artists on an individual basis over the years, wanted to showcase the diverse mediums, movements and styles the art department has embodied over the past three decades, while also celebrating the department’s imprint on the arts scene in the Upper Valley and beyond..."

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Exhibition Now Open: "Dartmouth Influence"

"Dartmouth Influence" showcases eleven women artists —faculty members, adjunct professors, and the visiting artist— to survey the breadth of philosophy, teaching capacity, and advancing commitment of the department: Virginia Beahan, Jennifer Caine, Kari Cholnoky, Louise Hamlin, Karolina Kawiaka, Stina Köhnke, Hannah Olivia Nelson, Colleen Randall, Christina Seely, Esmé Thompson, and Zenovia Toloudi.

The Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College is one of the region's most exciting undergraduate art programs. With the recent expansion of its facilities (the Black Family Visual Arts Center in Hanover) the College makes a strong statement for the arts as a major force in the region.

April 4 - June 30, 2018

Saturday May 19, 5 - 7 pm

99 North Main Street
Rochester, VT 05767

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"Sculpting with Light" by Prof. Soo Sunny Park

Professor of Studio Art Soo Sunny Park's artist statement on Photo-Kinetic Grid for Circa: The NCMA Blog: "My work reconfigures boundary materials—fencing, glass and plastic windows, sheetrock walls—to expand and explore a variety of liminal spaces: spaces between inside and outside, sculpture and drawing, image and object, vision and what we see."

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Soo Sunny Park is one of 15 artists featured in the NCMA's interactive exhibition You Are Here, April 7–July 22, 2018.

Professor Soo Sunny Park exhibition

Prof. Soo Sunny Park will be part of the exhibition You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences from April 7 through July 22, 2018, in the North Carolina Musuem of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina.

You Are Here features immersive art installations by 15 contemporary artists, including large-scale light works, sound installations, video works, mixed-media room-size environments, and site-specific projects. Some are delightfully low-tech, transforming ordinary materials into awe-inspiring visuals, while others make use of experimental new media, fusing art and technology in interactive works that change in response to the viewer. The artists in this exhibition employ a diversity of media to create intriguing experiences that engage the senses, activate the imagination, and provide connections between the viewer and the work of art.

Kudos: Faculty, Students, and Staff Honored for Their Work

Assistant Professor of Studio Art Christina Seely has received a 2017 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship, established by the late John Gutmann, an internationally recognized photographer and founder of San Francisco State University’s photography department. The fellowship, administered by The San Francisco Foundation, is “awarded annually to emerging artists in the field of creative photography who exhibit professional accomplishment and serious artistic commitment,” according to the foundation’s website. Sandra Phillips, curator emerita of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, says the selection committee sees Seely’s work as “a challenging, thoughtful, and unique set of responses to the dynamic environmental changes we now face.”

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