1. ‘Inspiring’ artist Dara eyes Hugo Award

    Armed with a sketchbook and an old laptop, Galen Dara began to do illustration work for emerging fantasy and science fiction authors after getting her undergraduate degree. “There’s something powerful about artists and writers who explore the fantastic,” she said. In truth, it was Dara who also was emerging as a talented illustrator back then — and […]

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  2. Prof. Alshaibi joins global luminaries in Bellagio residency

    Invited to the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center residency program, University of Arizona School of Art Regents Professor Sama Alshaibi joined other top global artists, scholars and scientists tackling issues such as water and climate in addition to working on her art project that explores the impact of Iraq’s laws on women. Since 1959, the monthlong residency program in […]

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  3. Art Prof. Romano probes marble portrait of Alexander in new book

    Alexander the Great has been popular for over 2,300 years, but University of Arizona Art History Professor Irene Bald Romano explains how the image and myths surrounding one of history’s greatest military generals have been manipulated and appropriated in her new book. In “Beth Shean Studies: Aspects of Religion, History, Art, and Archaeology in Hellenistic and Roman Nysa-Scythopolis,” […]

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  4. Father inspires Art alum’s Oppenheimer exhibit

    Even before the Oscar-winning film “Oppenheimer” hit theaters, University of Arizona School of Art alum Ernesto A. Trujillo created a striking collection of mixed-media prints that portrayed his father’s thoughts and fears of nuclear destruction as a defense industry engineer. Trujillo first presented the gallery online in December 2022, but the public can now see his solo […]

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  5. Graduate fellow Caballero tells lucha libre story

    The first time Andrés Caballero entered Arena México, called the “cathedral of lucha libre” professional wrestling, he was hooked. “I remember feeling intoxicated by the energy. Everyone was wearing masks, and the crowd was screaming and laughing,” said the Mexico City-area native, a Master of Fine Arts student in Photography, Video and Imaging at the University of […]

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  6. Internships give art students professional insight

    Linda Garcia Escobar wants to be an art educator after growing up in a family of teachers and artists. Marcelino Flores hopes to expand his hobby of creating monster sculptures into a full-time venture, and he’s already showcasing his work at toy shows. The two undergraduate students might have different career goals, but they share one thing in […]

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  7. Art students paint mural at housing complex for older adults

    Giving back to the community, students from the University of Arizona School of Art painted an 80-foot-long Sonoran Desert mural at a Tucson HUD-funded affordable housing community for older adults. In early December, a neat, yet empty outside wall at the B’nai B’rith Covenant House, 4414 E. Second St., was transformed into a scene with saguaros, mountains and […]

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  8. Campos named Outstanding Art Senior for fall 2023

    Alexis Campos found her passion as a teaching artist and gallery assistant in the University of Arizona’s Art and Visual Culture Education program, where “everywhere I turned there was someone always willing to guide me and share their knowledge,” she said. And now Campos, named the School of Art’s Outstanding Senior for fall 2023, is sharing […]

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