Weekly Alumni News Update 10.23-10.29.18

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Jamie Adams BFA ’83 currently has a solo exhibition titled “Blondie Bubba” at Philip Slein Gallery in St. Louis, through Dec 15.

Mia Brownell BFA ’93 is a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome this October.

Adriana Garcia BFA ’99 has work in “Honoring Our Ancestors by Fighting for the Future: Día de los Muertos 2018” at SOMArts in San Francisco, through Nov 9.

Deborah Kass BFA ’74 was elected to the National Academy of Design. National Academicians are professional artists and architects who are elected to membership by their peers annually. They represent some of the most distinguished practitioners in their respected fields.

Gene Kim BFA ’08 participates in “Interface: A Cross-Genre Exploration” at the Korean Cultural Center in Washington, DC, through Oct 31.

Dakotah Konicek MFA ’15 exhibits in “Green” at Webster Arts in St. Louis, through Oct 31.

Joyce Kozloff BFA ’64 exhibits in “Pattern and Decoration: Ornament as Promise” at Ludwig Forum Aachen in Germany, through Jan 13, 2019.

Summer Leavitt BFA ‘18 is curating a film series for Bunker Projects in Pittsburgh. The first film, “Jennifer’s Body,” will screen on Oct 24 and will be followed by a performance from Adjunct Professor Celeste Neuhaus titled “RAGE.”

Cat Mazza’s BFA ’99 sculpture “Taking the Cure” is installed at DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA, through July 1, 2019.

Adam Milner MFA ’17 is featured in “This in not Ideal: Gender Myths and Their Transformation” at the University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery, opening Oct 25. The exhibition brings together work from the collection with new work by Milner and Katie Ott.

Elizabeth Monoian MFA ’00, co-founder of Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), was interviewed by Smithsonian Magazine about a new public art project titled “Light Up.” The project is the winner of a contest sponsored by LAGI.

Shana Moulton MFA ’04 participates in “Group Therapy” at the Frye Museum in Seattle, through Jan 6.

Susan Powers BFA performs with Jeff Berman at The Historic Pump House in Munhall, PA on Oct 25 in an event titled “Music of Life and Work in Western Pennsylvania: Songs and Rhythms Still With Us.”

Carrie Schneider BHA ‘01 exhibits in “Personal Space” at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR, opening Oct 27.

Renée Stout BFA ’80 has a solo exhibition titled “When 6 is 9: Visions of a Parallel Universe” at Hemphill Fine Arts in Washington D.C., through Dec 15.

Stephanie Silvi BFA ’99 was featured on WCVB, Boston’s local ABC channel, in conjunction with the opening of the Norwood Space, a new community of small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, and creatives.

Ellen Steinfeld BFA ’67 was commissioned to create a bench for the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area’s Discover Niagara shuttle.

Jamie Walters-Kessler BFA ‘15 participates in “Possible Worlds” at the Naturalistic Museum of Monte Soratte and Museo Comunale di Palazzo Caccia in Rome, opening Oct 28.

Patricia Weston BFA ‘83 has work included in Creative Action Network’s book What Really Makes America Great, which is scheduled to be released Oct 23. Her digital drawing illustrates Native American culture.