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Kaitlin Sheldon and Alison Tufano, senior Art History majors at F&M, will present research papers tomorrow, Saturday, April 5, at the Central PA Intercollegiate Art History Symposium.

Kaitlin's topic, "Suburban Modern: Commodities of Food and Play in a 1950s Lancaster Home," focuses on 'design and commodification in the postwar kitchen and playroom.' Her research evolved out of a directed reading course she is currently taking with Prof. Kostis Kourelis, architectural historian in the Department of Art and Art History.

Alison's paper, the result of an independent study she is taking with art historian Prof. Michael Clapper, is titled "The Significance of Sites, Making and Display in Cy Twombly's Fifty Days at Iliam." The research explores the influence of location on the appearance of ten paintings that comprise American artist Cy Towmbly's "Fifty Days at Iliam."

The undergraduate Central PA Intercollegiate Art History Symposium, this year hosted by Junaita College, is held annually. According to Karen J. Rosell, Juniata art history professor and coordinator of the 2014 event, "This conference gives students a unique opportunity to present their research, to hone their speaking skills, and to share their ideas with an audience of their peers."

Kaitlin and Alison — good work and congratulations!

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The Global Art Scene – Philadelphia to Shanghai

Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

Stahr Auditorium in Stager Hall, Franklin & Marshall

Long-time friends and art collaborators, Roberta Fallon and
Libby Rosof created their online journal, artblog, in 2003.
Since then, artblog has been widely cited for excellence,
including two major citations in Art in America.

Fallon and Rosof, whose mission is connecting the public
with contemporary art, have received grants for artblog
from the Knight Foundation and J-Lab (via the William Penn
Foundation) and they are one of 33 winners of the 2011
Philadelphia Knight Arts Challenge for their First Friday Art Safaris.
Calling themselves the “OK artists,” they began giving away
their art on Philadelphia street corners in 1998.

Artblog is an outgrowth of those giveaways.


This presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council
supported in part by National Endowment for the Humanities.

Sponsored by the Department of Art & Art History

Free and open to the public

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Submissions for F&M's annual juried Spring Student Art Show began Monday, Mar. 31, and will continue through Monday, Apr. 7. Drop-off hours are 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., in the Herman Art Center.

Any F&M student who makes art is invited to submit work for consideration. The show juror this year will be Ben Cunningham, Associate Professor in 2D Design and Drawing at Millersville University.

Students may submit a maximum of 5 artworks created after April 12, 2013. The F&M Art Club is organizing the spring show; check in with a club member when dropping off work.

Contact Art Club president, Aung Hein Tun,, with questions.

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