Art & Art History News Archives

The exhibition committee at Elon University is currently accepting proposals for solo and small group exhibitions for the 2013-14 academic calendar. Priority will be given to work that is in dialogue with contemporary practices and ideas. The exhibition would ideally then be used to expand or frame conversations about contemporary definitions of art, materiality, and/or process. All mediums will be considered. Visit our Art>Exhibitions section for further info.

Department of Art & Art History to host [RE]Gen New Media Festival

The festival on April 28, 2015, will feature the creative work of students in ART 362/462: Video Art and Animation, alongside submissions selected from a national and international call for artwork.

For art history alumni, a celebratory homecoming

A weekend symposium offered alumni an opportunity to reconnect with their alma mater while sharing their current work as Elon University marked the 10th anniversary of its art history program.

Elon professor publishes book on virtues and vices

Associate Professor Shawn Tucker in the Department of Art and Art History had an anthology of source documents on the virtues and vices in the arts published by Cascade Press.

BA and BFA Thesis Exhibition - May 1

Faculty Select Collective - April 27

Ann Pegelow Kaplan publishes on VASA, media arts website

Kaplan's photographs included on VASA, the media arts website produced out of Vienna, Austria.

Grant funds research into 'flipped' classrooms

Seven Elon professors are part of a larger effort funded by the Teagle Foundation to study new classroom approaches to the humanities with an emphasis on engaged learning.

Ken Hassell and Ann Pegelow Kaplan, photography/videography - Sept. 8

Jewish artist Diane Palley to present and lead workshop at Elon - April 24

The world-renowned artist will share her work in the Numen Lumen Pavilion on Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m.

Ken Hassell Conducts Research In South Asian London Community

Recently retired Professor of Art Ken Hassell just returned from conducting three weeks of research in the South Asian diaspora of Southall in West London.

Evan Gatti publishes edited volume on the Episcopacy in Medieval Imagery

Evan Gatti, an associate professor of art history, co-edited and authored an essay in "Envisioning the Bishop: Images and the Episcopacy in the Middle Ages," published by Brepols Publishers in their Medieval Church Studies Series.

Evan Gatti presents No/Thing at International Medieval Congress

Evan A. Gatti, associate professor of art history, presented the paper "The Vercelli Roll: The No-Thing That It Is and the Thing It Might Be" in May 2014 in No/Thing: Medieval Art and Apophasis at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

Campus gets 'un-plugged' with arts & sciences extravaganza

Families from surrounding communities visited Elon on May 3, 2014, for an inaugural celebration of the humanities and natural sciences that featured music, dance, exhibitions and hands-on activities for children of all ages.

Student leaders honored at 2014 ODK awards ceremony

More than two dozen Elon University students and one staff member were recognized for their work at a May 1, 2014, Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society program.

Samantha DiRosa's video art piece premieres at UNCG

A video art work of appropriated Meg Ryan romantic comedy film moments, commissioned by saxophonist Steven Stusek and composer Wei Dai, will premiere at a UNCG concert on April 15, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the School of Music's recital hall.

A Trip Down 1-85: A Visual History of Atlanta Rap - April 24

David Turner will be presenting his Elon College Fellows undergraduate research, at Trollinger House that examines the imagery of Atlanta Hip-Hop. 

Art History/Lumen Prize alumna Elizabeth Capel '13 published in undergraduate research journal

Works by Samantha DiRosa included in photography exhibit at Torpedo Factory

The Elon associate professor of art and environmental studies collaborated with poet and landscape theorist Jolie B. Kaytes for the project, Gathering Dust: Sediment/Sentiment, which will be on view at Virginia's well-known Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria through Dec. 1.

Art and Art History faculty present at SECAC

The conference is a major forum for presentations and discussions of issues in the art world and draws presenters from all over the country.

Elon celebrates redesigned Arts West gallery

A gift from Adjunct Assistant Professor Barbara Rhoades in honor of her father and great aunt has doubled the space available for campus exhibits in an Arts West venue now named Gallery 406.

Three professors honored with Elon College excellence awards

Kirstin Ringelberg, Kathy Matera and David Crowe in Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, last month received Faculty Excellence Awards for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Shawn Tucker edits special issue of scholarly journal

Shawn Tucker, associate professor of fine arts, edited the special issue of  Interdisciplinary Humanities, which is the flagship scholarly journal in his discipline.

Evan Gatti publishes in Oxford Bibliographies in Medieval Studies.

The associate professor of art history co-edited the article "Art in Italy" and authored multiple original essays and annotations.

Juan Obando presents at CUE Art Foundation. New York, NY.


Juan Obando, assistant professor of art, will be presenting his current video project, Museum Mixtape, at CUE Art Foundation on July 27th.


Evan A. Gatti presents paper at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds, England

Evan A. Gatti, associate professor of art history, presented "Episcopus 'al Fresco': Episcopal Imagery in the Painted Programs of North Italy at the turn of the Millennium" at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds, England on July 3, 2013.

Eco-Art interventions to raise awareness and inspire dialogue

Students in Professor Samantha DiRosa's ART 339 Eco-Art class will be carrying out creative "interventions" around campus the week of May 6–10.  

College of Arts & Sciences recognizes outstanding alumni

Mark J. Brewin ’08, David Fuhr ’00 and Erin Krupa ’02 are the recipients of the 2013 Elon College Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Leadership lauded at ODK awards ceremony

More than two dozen students were honored for their scholarship and their leadership at the ODK awards on April 25.

Art history major presents at NCUR

Senior art history major Elizabeth Capel presented her Lumen Prize/Elon College Fellows research on gender and collecting at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Art History Senior Seminar Symposium - May 16

Graduating art history majors will present their senior thesis research on May 16.

Elizabeth Capel to present at national undergraduate art history conference
Senior Lumen Scholar and Elon College Fellow Elizabeth Capel was selected to present at the Fourth Annual Undergraduate Art History Conference at Baker University.
Liebhart publishes article on Phrygian Tomb Architecture

Richard Liebhart has published an essay on his research in The Archaeology of Phrygian Gordion, Royal City of Midas (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology).

Juan Obando presents at Reverse Art Space in Brooklyn
Juan Obando, assistant professor of art, will be presenting his project proposal, Museum Mixtape, at The Impossible Project artist talk series at Reverse Art Space, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Shawn Tucker publishes scholarly article on Radiohead, Jasper Johns, and Dissociation
Elon team receives North Carolina Humanities Council grant
Parade demonstrates lessons learned about Carnaval
Students taking part in a Winter Term course explore world traditions through art.
Shawn Tucker publishes scholarly article on mormon laughter
Ringelberg publishes essay on representations of pain in contemporary Asian art
Dr. Ringelberg's essay "The Faked Pain of the Artist: Empathy or Sympathy, Compassion or Concealment?" was published this month in the book Representations of Pain in Art & Visual Culture.
Evan Gatti publishes essay on art patronage and the Eufrasian Basilica in Porec, Croatia
Samantha DiRosa's work included in 'Palimpsest' exhibition at Washington Project for the Arts exhibition
Evan Gatti presents lecture as part of the SUNY-Plattsburgh Visiting Artists Series
Evan A. Gatti, associate professor of art history, presented "From Aosta to Aquileia: An Art of Northern Italy or Bishops at the Border?" on Oct. 6 as part of the Visiting Artist Series at the State University of New York-Plattsburgh.
Samantha DiRosa presents at UNCG Sustainability and the Arts Symposium
On September 27, as part of the UNCG Sustainability and the Arts Symposium, Associate Professor of Art and Environmental Studies, Samantha DiRosa, will present Poignant Actions: Creative Responses to the Environmental Crisis.
Professor Michael Fels, chair of the Art & Art History Department, has sculptures on exhibit in two Detroit venues
Michael Fels recently had a large scale sculpture accepted into permanent collection by the city of Detroit.
Shawn Tucker Presents at International Humanities and Social Science Conference
Associate Professor of Fine Arts Shawn Tucker presented a paper on July 27, 2012 at the International Congress of Humanities and Social Science Research in Paris, France.
Michael Sanford exhibition at the Soho20 Chelsea Gallery
Professor Michael Sanford exhibited July 17-August 11 at the Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, a non-profit artist run gallery that has been promoting the work of women artists since 1973 through gallery exhibitions and public programming.
Juan Obando recieves 2012 Rhizome Commission
Assistant Professor of Art Juan Obando was recently awarded one of the prestigious 2012 Rhizome Commissions for his MUSEUM MIXTAPE (Dirty South Edition) project.
Ringelberg presents work on artist Tabaimo at Asian Studies Conference in Tokyo
Kirstin Ringelberg, Associate Professor of Art History, presented her current work on the Japanese video installation artist Tabaimo at the Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) conference at Rikkyo University in Tokyo on June 30, 2012.
Gatti presents paper at international conference
Evan A. Gatti, assistant professor of art history, presented “From Aquileia to Aosta: An Art of Northern Italy or Bishops at the Borders” at the 47th International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Mich., on May 10.
CELEBRATE! Profile: Victoria Doose '12
An English and art history double major takes a second look at the meaning of Greek vases that scholars have traditionally ignored.
Shawn Tucker publishes paper on Mormon contributions to the virtues and vices tradition